Trixie Silver Productions “Cabaret Libra: Songs of Love, Liberty, and Leisure”
Scott Rowland • August 24, 2017 • 2017 Boulder International Fringe Festival •
Think you know the mind of a Libra? The Boulder Fringe is hosting a show that will undoubtedly stimulate your awareness.
The Wesley Chapel Lounge meets Broadway as creator Trixie Silver explores the intriguing archetype in her piece “Cabaret Libra: Songs of Love, Liberty, and Leisure.” In some ironic and universally true way, the Libra, as portrayed in this performance, exists in constant struggle, settled only by the process of change. Each phase comes dressed in a different theme with complimentary attire. “Stagnation is uncomfortable,” claims the star, Astro-Psychologist Dr. Scorpio, before entering another round of supportive show tunes. The 13-song performance incorporates hits that span over five decades, including “It Ain’t Necessarily So” by Ira Gershwin, “Immigrant Song” by Robert Plant and Jimmy Page, and “You Don’t Know this Man” by Jason Robert. Assisting Silver in this exposé of pose and passion is the classically trained pianist, Ryan Skiles. His ability to transition seamlessly from one song to another with complimentary instrumentation during points of dialogue made this show more enjoyable than my expectations.
Trixie’s alluring presentation is enough to get anyone thinking about sign-based predispositions. Her quick whit and extensive knowledge of the Libra mind frame makes for an exceptionally humorous combination. She stays true to a multi-layered persona that leads her to “disagree agreeably,” which is what really grabbed my attention. Although, the highlight of this piece is Silver’s voice paired with Skiles’s talent. They truly make for an unforgettable duo. His precision and practically flawless delivery is an incredible display (As far as I could tell, he made less mistakes than the host). There’s more to this performance than the description can contain. Whether you have an affinity for astrology or not, there’s plenty to appreciate about “Cabaret Libra”.
You can experience “Cabaret Libra: Songs of Love, Liberty, and Leisure” at the Wesley Lounge