Donna McKechnie, that terpsichorean slice of theatrical history, returns to her autobiographical solo show Inside the Music April 12-May 11 for the piece's Los Angeles premiere at the Colony Theatre.
Best known for her Tony-winning performance as Cassie in A Chorus Line, McKechnie has appeared in a plethora of musicals both on and Off-Broadway, some of which include roles in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Company, State Fair, Can-Can, Annie Get Your Gun, I’m Getting My Act Together and Taking It On the Road, State Fair and Promises, Promises. Inside the Music, scripted by playwright Christopher Durang and directed by Thommie Walsh, offers from songs from her past and personal anecdotes about her experiences with some of the theatre’s finest actors, directors, producers and writers.
Numbers include "Everybody Says Don't," "Where Do You Start?," "Lies of Handsome Men," "Broadway Boogie Woogie Blues" and "The Music and the Mirror." Inside the Music was recorded on the Fynsworth Alley label and released on April 19.
Inside the Music is the final entry in the Colony Theatre's 2002-2003 season. For more information, call (818) 558-7000. The Colony Theatr is on the web at http://www.colonytheatre.org.
— By Christine Ehren
and Andrew Gans