After a sold-out July engagement, nightlife performer Tori Scott is back at Joe's Pub Aug. 29 for an evening of songs by Donna Summer, Cee-Lo Green, Whitney Houston and Cyndi Lauper. The show includes some irreverent takes on beloved show tunes.
Created by Scott and Adam Hetrick, the concert — a mix of stand-up, rock songs and standards — takes audiences on a postcard trip through the Texas native's lifetime of bad decision-making, from backstage stories as a kid in Evita, to spending New Year's Eve in a Texas jail cell and flirtations with homeless men on the subway.
Evita and A Little Night Music associate director Seth Sklar-Heyn directs the concert that has musical direction and arrangements by Jesse Kissel (Leap of Faith). Scott is backed by a three-piece band, led by Kissel. Showtime is 9:30 PM.
Here's how the show is characterized: "Belter and bad decision expert Tori Scott offers an evening of songs ranging from Judy Garland to Cee Lo Green. She has graced the stages of the Duplex, the Laurie Beechman, the Metropolitan Room, and every gay bar on the Eastern Seaboard; on television, she's counted to 20 as a singing garbage woman on Sesame Street and dubbed the vocals of a singing hooker on HBO's 'Cathouse: The Musical.' Now, she brings Joe's Pub her signature mix of stories, standards, and songs that were already on her iPod and didn't seem like they'd be that hard to learn."
Scott recently appeared in the Ars Nova presentation of the new musical Taking Step Three13. She is a graduate of the Boston Conservatory.
All The Way
Bullets Over Broadway
Of Mice and Men
The Cripple of Inishmaan
The Realistic Joneses
The Velocity of Autumn
Tony n' Tina's Wedding