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Richard Thompson

340 Royce Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90095
November 19th, 2010 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
EVENT TYPE:  
Performance
WEBSITE:  
http://www.uclalive.org/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
culver city/west la
EMAIL:  
info@uclalive.org
PHONE:  
310-825-2101
OPEN HOURS:  
Box-office window, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
SCHOOL ASSOCIATION:  
UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles)
TAGS:  
live music, roots performance
COST:  
$28/38/53

DESCRIPTION

Originally commissioned by the International Society of Bassists, Cabaret of Souls was composed by Richard Thompson as a seriocomic musical chronicle about a talent contest staged by Hell’s gatekeepers, dragging lost souls out of the darkness to perform songs that reflect their recent lives on earth.  “If Chaucer was a bass player, and he wrote the prologue to The Canterbury Tales, but then failed to write The Canterbury Tales themselves, it might be something like this,” says Thompson. This performance will feature Richard Thompson, with musical and theatrical cohorts Harry Shearer, Judith Owen, Pete Zorn, Debra Dobkin, David Piltch, and the Idyllwild Arts Academy Orchestra, conducted by Peter Askim. UCLA Live at Royce Hall, 340 Royce Drive, Westwood.  Fri., Nov. 19, 8 p.m. $28-53 ($15 for UCLA students) (310) 825-2101, www.uclalive.org.