Chanhassen Dinner Theater, 501 West 78th Street, Chanhassen
Featuring Ginger Commodore & Friends
Ginger Commodore brings Ms. Flack’s timeless classics to Chanhassen’s Fireside stage for this musical “love fest.” The two singers have a lot in common. Both Roberta and Ginger are classically trained, which might lead one to believe their music might be lacking in grit and uncharacteristic of soul music. Oh not so! Ms. Flack exhibits rapturous, spellbinding mood-music full of soul and this show revs up with Ginger’s compassionate delivery. You’ll hear a playlist rich in love with songs like “Tonight I Celebrate My Love To You,” “Feel Like Makin’ Love,” “Ballad of the Sad Young Men,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow,” “Hey, That’s No Way to Say Goodbye,” “Trying Times,” “Jesse,” “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face,” “Killing Me Softly,” “To Love Somebody,” “Suzanne” and more!
Ms. Flack is quoted as saying “I always say that love is a song — meaning that music reaches beyond age, race, nationality and religion to touch our hearts.” Roberta Flack is 84 today —and a titan in the eyes of many fellow artists and discerning fans. In more than a half-century of making music, she’s established herself as one of the most distinctive song stylists in a pop arena. Bringing her repertoire to you is a true pleasure. Full of love, gratitude and honor.