Another Musical Theatre Open Mic night? Piano Bar? Keys!
Hey there all you theatre-minded musical folk,
I remember a while ago there was this great open mic night in Collingwood called 'Piano Bar' where someone had organised an accompanist and a huge pile of sheet music, and others would simply rock up and sing a song of their choosing. People would arrive with their own music, or pick something from the pile, and the accompanist would just go ahead and play it! It was incredible! I remember hearing all sorts of different performers getting up and singing, and in particular how much fun everyone had and how supportive the atmosphere was...
So, this night ended, and I never noticed anything else similar re-surface (at least not in a suburb as central and easy to access as Collingwood, nor on a regular basis rather then a once off).
'Keys' is a new Music Theatre Open Mic night held in Carlton EVERY Sunday at 7pm and runs just like I described above! Its been going for 4 weeks now and crowd numbers have been growing each week!
Here's the link: www.facebook.com/KeysMT
We've heard people sing songs from Wicked, Bare, Legally Blonde, Spring Awakening, Cabaret, Chicago and Into the Woods (just to name a few).
Best part is IT'S FREE and there are some great bar specials, like $12 burgers and $15 cocktail JUGS!
I was wondering if anybody else had heard about this night and maybe wanted to come down but hadn't yet for whatever reason, and also if anyone HAD gone to Keys, if they had any comments about how it was ran?