The Cape Symphony’s The Roaring ‘20s concert on February 11 & 12 will take audiences back to the glamorous era of early Hollywood, radio plays, and jazz-filled nightclubs
The stage will transform into a speakeasy, and a torch singer, Tatiana “LadyMay” Mayfield will perform “It Had to be You.” Ballroom dancers from the Cape’s Adam in Chatham Studio, including owner Adam Spencer, will join the orchestra to perform the Charleston. The show also features a gripping “Tarzan” radio drama.
The Cape Symphony will accompany two short silent movies from Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton with new scores written by hosts and conductors Drew Zaremba and Kyle Gordon. “The Immigrant,” written and directed by Chaplin, stars his Little Tramp character on a voyage to America, who meets a young woman on board and later reunites with her in New York. “One Week” is another memorable comedy of the era, written and directed by Keaton. In it, Buster’s character and his new bride receive a build-it-yourself house as a wedding present; the movie includes one of the most famous scenes in silent film history.