BRENNA SAGE OFFERS A MUSICAL MEMOIR, FILLED WITH FAVORITE SONGS FROM THE 1960s AND 70s
The Lincoln City Cultural Center is proud to present “I’ve Got the Music in Me,” a musical memoir and a celebration of the popular music of the 1960s and 1970s. At center stage will be Brenna Sage, a pianist and vocalist who grew in Hebo, Oregon, and went on to perform professionally in New York City.
“I’ve Got the Music in Me” is a two-act show performed by Sage and a six-piece band, including piano, bass, drums, trumpet, saxophone and trombone, led by Rick LeDoux. Showtime is 7 pm on Saturday, March 5, at the Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Hwy. 101. Tickets are $16 in advance, and $18 at the door, on sale at lincolncity-culturalcenter.org and at the LCCC Visitor Information Center.
Sage grew up in Hebo, but she always dreamed of performing on a larger stage. Longtime locals may also remember Sage from her work with the Lincoln Pops Orchestra and Theatre West (she did several plays when she lived in Lincoln City in the 1980s). But she did break out, and went on to find success as a music writer, performer and arranger. She’s directed more than 100 productions in Oregon, New York and Mississippi, including “Pirates of Finance” for the NYMF Festival, “Chess and “Urinetown” for The Gallery Players and “Puck’d” (a punk rock adaptation of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”) for Turtle Shell Productions. “I’ve Got the Music in Me” is her third one-woman show, following “I’ve Done Some Sh*t” and “Hebomia! Will the real Brenna please stand up?”.
“I’ve Got the Music in Me” takes audiences on a wacky musical ride through Sage’s childhood in Hebo. She played piano for her school music classes as early as fifth grade, and started her own all-girl rock band at age 14. She got her inspiration from Top 40 radio, so in this musical memoir audiences can enjoy songs by The Carpenters, Fleetwood Mac, Janis Ian and Kiki Dee, and hear Brenna’s impressions of stars like Helen Reddy.
The show premiered at the NYC club Don’t Tell Mama as a 55-minute presentation. It was expanded into two acts, with direction by Stephen Nachamie, and was performed to sold-out houses at The Barn Playhouse in Tillamook. In Lincoln City, the band will feature Rick LeDoux on drums, John Bringetto on trumpet, Peter Hinsbeeck on flute and alto sax, Dave Robertson on trombone, Ron Green on bass and Carlyn Jefferson on piano.
Tickets for March 5 performance are $16 in advance, on sale now at www.lincolncity-culturalcenter.org or at the LCCC box office, inside the Info Center at the LCCC, 540 NE Hwy. 101 in Lincoln City. LCCC members are encouraged to use their code to receive a $2 discount. Tickets for youth, ages 18 and under, are free. For more information, or to purchase tickets by phone call 541-994-9994.