November 28, 2005

Cabaret Pick Of The Week:
In Good Company: a Musical Meditation on Business
By John Amodeo

Frequent cabaret partners Will McMillan and Bobbi Carrey partner again in a new show In Good Company: a Musical Meditation on Business. Through pop, rock, and American Songbook, McMillan and Carrey will explore our corporate culture and how it influences our lives and sensibilities. Juxtaposing the cynical with the jubilant, such as Pink Floyd’s “Money” and Depression Era gems like “We’re In the Money,” McMillan and Carrey hope to be provocative as well as entertaining. McMillan says, through singing Sondheim’s “Everybody Says Don’t,” that “What we need now on Planet Earth are people who dare to do something new, and think outside the box.”
Mining the rich vein of business-oriented songs, such as Frank Loesser’s score to “How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” the musical “Working” and the Sondheim opus, various universal themes will emerge. Among them, McMillan and Carrey most want to show how we are all tied together today in a global economy, and that our economic choices often have worldwide repercussions.
Originally conceived to present at a Boston College Business School Conference, McMillan and Carrey have reworked the show for a broader audience, with a new emphasis on the rise of corporate ethics and social responsibility.
Showing exactly how to succeed, McMillan and Carrey’s December 7 show was sold out over a month in advance. Don’t fret, however. Due to such large consumer demand they’ve scheduled an encore next spring, on May 3rd, also at Scullers Jazz Club. You may want to order well in advance for that.
Will McMillan and Bobbi Carrey perform In Good Company, with Doug Hammer on piano, at Scullers Jazz Club, 400 Soldiers Field Road, Boston, MA, at 8:00 PM. Tickets: $18 ($16 BACA members), $58 dinner/show. For reservations, call 617-562-4111.
John Amodeo is a freelance writer living in Boston’s South End. He has covered cabaret for Bay Windows and Theatermania.com, and is a contributing writer for Cabaret Scenes Magazine.

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