08 Jan The Dark Side of Oz: A Cabaret
If you are a fan of the Wizard of Oz (of course you are!) and/or Pink Floyd’s iconic album Dark Side of the Moon, you are going to love a very cool, one-night event The Dark Side of Oz: A Cabaret. It’s taking place on Tuesday January 26, 2016, at The Den Theatre here in Chicago.
The New American Folk Theatre (NAFT), a theater company on the Northwest side of Chicago, as well as a member of Northwest Arts Connection, will present a one-night cabaret show. I guess it can only be described as an “experience.” It’s about synchronicity. Believe it or not, if you start watching the Wizard of Oz, at the exact moment the MGM lion roars before the film starts, and hit “play” on the album, many parts of the film will synchronize—and it’s uncanny! Back in ’95, Charlie Savage at The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette said this about it:
“The result is astonishing . . . Song lyrics and titles match the action and plot. The music swells and falls with character’s movements.”
It’s a mystery how this incredible coincidence was discovered. Some even suggest that Pink Floyd recorded the album to coincide intentionally. The members of the band have denied this theory many times over the years. Either way, Anthony Whitaker of New American Folk Theatre called it a “beautiful” experience. The “experience” will take place at the Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622. RSVP on Facebook