By Stephanie Wenning / Special for The Triplicate

IF YOU GO

What: “Suburban Showgirl”

When: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21

Where: Crescent Elk Auditorium, 994 G St., Crescent City

Cost: $18 for general admission; $15 for seniors 65 years and older and adults between 18–25; $12 for students

The Del Norte Association for Cultural Awareness (DNACA) opens its 35th Performance Series 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 21 with a one-woman musical comedy titled “Suburban Showgirl,” an all-ages show about life and how to dance it.

Written and performed by Palmer Davis, a former Radio City Rockette and accomplished singer and actress, she is critically acclaimed for her virtuoso dancing and character work, “…perfectly conveying the trials and tribulations of love, loss, longing for the perfect.” lauds The Examiner. With roles on “CSI Las Vegas,” “Secret Life of the American Teenager,” “Castle,” “Rent,” and “What Women Want” as well as dance appearances on The Emmys and the Academy Awards, Davis is sure to impress.

A Broadway-caliber musical composed and arranged by Ross Källing and directed by Cate Caplin, “Suburban Showgirl” will leave the audience mesmerized, energized, and inspired. Källing is an award-winning pianist and musical director with a long list of credits, whose score for this show is hauntingly beautiful. Caplin is a talented director and choreographer with over 30 dance championships to her name who adds finesse to Davis’ original work.

Davis sets a new standard for dancers and solo shows, playing more than 18 characters to bring the audience into the world of Wendy Walker, a former Broadway performer turned magician’s assistant due to unfortunate circumstances. This dramatic musical comedy is hilarious and heartwarming, being described as “Turning Point” meets “Fame,” with pure expressions of pain through movement and consistent bursts of funny vignettes.

The day before the public performance, Davis will be teaching a master class at Del Norte High School for Katie Peña’s advanced dance class. Davis calls her workshop “Dansolution — Freedom Through Dance,” developed as a therapeutic approach to dance tailored simply for the joy of dance and expression. The two-hour workshop is geared for students to break down emotional, vocal, and physical barriers; it leaves students with a stronger sense of self-awareness, confidence, and teamwork.

Tickets are available in Crescent City at Del Norte Office Supply, 240 I St., and in Brookings at Wright’s Custom Framing, 810 Chetco Ave., for cash or check only. Tickets will also be available at the door and can be paid for by cash, check, and cards.

General tickets are $18, senior (65 years and older) are $15, transitional-aged youth (18-25 years old) are $15, and students (K-college, full-time) are $12.

Season tickets are also available at these locations until our second performance Nov. 30. They provide a significant discount to attend all five performances and are transferable and replaceable if lost.

General season tickets are $70, seniors are $55, students are $45, and family passes (two general and two other) are $160.

For more information, call DNACA at 707-464-1336 or email dnaca@harborside.com. Find us on Facebook @DNACACC for links to the artists’ websites, music videos, and event updates.

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