Choosing some great songs, applying your singing talents and acting skills with accompaniment from a fine pianist has resulted in a very entertaining show. Paul Capsis and Francis Greep’s acoustic show evokes 1930’s Berlin’s cabaret scene while recounting an
emotional story of infatuation and heartbreak.
Opening with Wilkommen from Cabaret set the tone for the evening. It was followed by the Berthold Brecht / Kurt Weill Alabama Song allowing Paul Capsis to draw the audience in with his expressive facial expressions and embodied choreography. Paul’s captivating style added another layer to this marvellous song.
Mack the Knife was given a local update with references to a fire in Bankstown and the demise of twenty refugees and a cat. Popular versions of this song, such as Bobby Darin’s or Frank Sinatra‘s, seem to focus on the catchy tune whereas Paul Capsis and Francis Greep bring a disturbing level of malevolence to this song. Continue reading THE SONG COMPANY : PAUL CAPSIS : DRY MY TEARS