Selections from The Chez l'Aisselle
Selections from the Chez l'Aisselle presents songs from The Chez l'Aisselle, a comedic operetta in the style of Gilbert and Sullivan. Snooty restaurateur D'Oyly Fitzgibbon thinks his new Portland restaurant is going to bring haute cuisine to new heights, especially as a food critic is coming to review the restaurant that night. Suddenly his daughter Helena shows up, announcing her engagement to lowbrow celebrity chef Sparky Phipps ("the famous-est chef on TV"). Then a new cook accidentally gives the kitchen staff food poisoning, and the food critic turns out to be D’Oyly’s ex-wife, bent on revenge. It falls to a creative sous-chef, Sue (in love with Helena), to recruit Maroun and his son Nassim (in love with Sue), from the food cart outside, to save the day.
Book, Lyrics and Music by Zach Hudson
Chad M Dickerson
A Bit of Crime and Punishment
A Bit of Crime and Punishment presents songs from Crime and Punishment, a hard-rock adaptation of Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s classic novel. In 1860s Russia, a young man named Raskolnikov kills and robs a pawnbroker, convinced that it can be justified for the “greater good”. As the police investigate, he moves from smugness to torment. Meanwhile, Sonya, a kind-hearted prostitute, loses her father and then step-mother, and has to care for her younger siblings, and Raskolnikov’s sister Dunya is caught between a bad marriage and an evil suitor.