Charlie Chaplin and Gene Kelly Evoked in Powerhouse, Jan. 27-30 | Playbill

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News Charlie Chaplin and Gene Kelly Evoked in Powerhouse, Jan. 27-30 The Charlie Chaplin silent-screen classic "City Lights" and the Gene Kelly movie musical "An American in Paris" are the inspirations behind Powerhouse, a new dance-theatre piece that will play the Joyce SoHo, 155 Mercer Street, Jan. 27-30.

Powerhouse is the work of Mark Lonergan, the man behind the much-performed choreographic vaudeville Velocity, and Antoinette Dipietropolo. Lonergan directs and Dipietropolo choreographs. The piece features music recorded by New York jazz ensemble the Raymond Scott Orchestrette, and the large cast features Jeffrey Alewine, Hayden Blake, Andrea Burghart, Jackie Cutburth, Reed Davis, Katrina Denney, Tim Dolan, Spencer Howard, Jennifer Kaeppel, Anna Kaiser, Ryan Kasprzak, Kristin Kendall, Steve Konopelski, Megan Loomis, Alison Mahoney, Tim McGarrigal, Coreen Quagliano, Jenny Savage, Alison Solomon and Christina Wolfe. Powerhouse is described as "a whimsical silent narrative that tells the story of a year in the life of a young architect in New York. [It is] set to the exhilarating and animated jazz of American composer Raymond Scott whose vivid and eccentric compositions in the 1930s and 40s earned him the nickname 'The Gertrude Stein of Dada Jazz.' The title track, Powerhouse, is one of Scott’s most recognized compositions, used in countless Warner Bros. and contemporary cartoons, and is reflected in the choreography for the piece, which matches his hairpin turns and stop-on-a-dime musical shifts often within the same musical phrase."

Tickets are $10 and can be reserved at the Joyce SoHo box office at (212) 334-7479.

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