Genius: A Musical Tribute to Ray Charles starring Leonard E. Barrett, Jr.
|June 8, 2012|
|June 15, 2012|
|June 22, 2012|
Written and Created by Lannie Garrett
Piano and Music Direction by Justin Adams
ABOUT RAY CHARLES AND THE SHOW
The intention of this show is not to imitate or impersonate Mr. Charles, but to channel his energy and spirit in a nostalgic, fun and loving way. Leonard will honor him in a way that brings Ray’s legacy and light to the stage.
Lannie discovered Leonard when she attended a show, in which he was starring, at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. She was so impressed with his talent that she asked him to star in a show she’d written about Nat King Cole for Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret. The show and Leonard were a hit! His gorgeous voice, charisma, stage presence and connection to his audience made the show come to life.
ABOUT LEONARD BARRETT, JR.
Kirk Montgomery, Entertainment reporter for KUSA TV said: “He’s an astonishing entertainer with a voice that is like silk dipped in caramel.”
Leonard E. Barrett, Jr. is a favorite of Denver area theater goers. Barrett’s performances have garnered him rave reviews and a loyal following of avid fans.
Leonard has won numerous awards including an Ovation Award for Best Actor in a Musical by the Denver Post in 2004, Best Actor in a Musical voted by the readers of the Denver Post in 2007, Westword’s Best Season for an Actor in 2007, Best Year for an Actor in 2008 voted by the readers of the Denver Post, and more.
“He’s a consummate showman.” – John Moore, Denver Post Drama Critic
“…star quality is on full display…completely immersed in the role, masterful, powerful and tender, he controls the stage whenever he’s on it.” – Juliet Wittman, Westword Drama Critic
We do not issue physical tickets. Once purchased, your name will be added to our reservations list, check in at our box office when you arrive.
NOTE: “I want to sit with friends” If you are joining another party, please include a group name on your ticket order so we can be sure you are assigned seats together. Group seating is not guaranteed if requested within 3 hours of show-time. If a show is almost sold out, we cannot guarantee group seating. Purchase early if you can!
If you do not receive a confirmation email within 30 minutes of completing your purchase, call (303) 293-0075.
Most shows have assigned seating based on order of ticket purchase and party size, assigned front to back. The venue is intimate, no seats are far from the stage.
Once purchased, tickets are non-refundable/non-transferable to other shows/dates. (You can sell or give them to friends if you can’t make it.)
If you have special seating needs, (wheelchairs/elderly, etc) PLEASE let us know in advance.
We reserve the right to give up reserved seats after the show begins.
Doors typically open one hour prior to show-time (check website for info)
We serve appetizers, desserts, cocktails, wine, champagne and non-alcoholic beverages.
All tickets include sales tax.