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Shakespeare in the Park share stories and songs at Streatside

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Shakespeare in the Park members showed they have many different talents with a special show at Streatside, July 9. They also had  on at the Mocha Cabana the night before, but I couldn’t make it.Monique Prusky sings Fever. Photo by Richard Amery
 But I arrived at Streatside in time to hear DJ Gellatly (who is directing this season’s production of Romeo and Juliet, and Cole Fetting, who plays Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet plus Shakespeare in the Park veteran Tristan Gilmour harmonize beautifully on “ Brush up on Your Shakespeare.”

Chris Peterson sings I Hate Men. Photo by Richard AmeryEmily Klink , who plays Juliet , sang  “Under the Greenwood  tree”  from a few years ago to follow that.

 Megan Wittig, who we recently saw perform in Nunsense, added one of several operatic numbers to the night. She returned to sing “Ave Maria.”
Chris Peterson, who plays Mercutio in this year’s production sang a delightfully nasty version of “ I Hate Men,” which she dedicated to her loving husband. She returned for a beautiful ballad “So in Love.”

The always  wonderful Monique Prusky sang a sultry version of Peggy Lee’s jazzy hit “Fever.”

 And after that Brenton Taylor and Joel Goodfellow performed a long set of operatic numbers inspired by lines from Shakespeare to  wind up the first half of the show.

 Shakespeare In the Park’s production of Romeo And Juliet runs July 21,22,28,29 and Aug 3,4,5,10,11,12 at Galt Gardens at  7 p.m. 

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat EditorCole Fetting, DJ Gellatly and Tristan Gilmour sing Brush Up On Your Shakespeare. Photo by Richard Amery
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