That Ain't Love explores the dark side of love, with a revue of songs from the Jazz and Musical Theatre traditions sure to have you crying in your local craft beer or NW fruit of the vine (available at the bar). This evening will have a little bit of everything for anyone who has ever loved and lost, including heart-wrenching ballads, comical get-even songs, cheating low-down scoundrel songs, A little Sondheim (naturally), and thank goodness that one got away songs. Vocalists Kirstin Nusser, Erica Jean, Marcee Long, and Kevin Benedict will be accompanied by Gus Russell on piano, Michael Anderson on Guitar and Bass, and Jim Reinking on drums. Kirstin Nusser has performed locally since 1993, and professionally since 1984. Before moving to Eugene she was vocalist for 3 years with the PCC Big Band under the direction of Thara Memory, a 28 piece band that swung hard. Since moving to Eugene, she has performed with small groups and ensembles at The Jazz Station, private events, and community theater, most recently Les Miserables at ACE. Erica Jean has performed in Musical Theater productions at The Shedd, ACE, and many theaters in town. Fresh off her lead role in Les Miserable at ACE, she brings theater to any setting she graces. She's a funny lady, but don't cross her in love- or you shall surely suffer. Marcee Long has performed professionally at The Shedd, and been in more production than you can shake a stick at, most recently Camelot. She runs a successful Vocal Studio in town, and is a veritable triple threat. There's a trick with a knife she's learning to do. Pray she doesn't show you. Kevin Benedict is new to Eugene, a transplant from Seattle with a long career in singing and Musical Theater, including 15 years as a Sinatra impersonator. He is a Musician, Singer, Songwriter, and energetic Actor whose presence, I predict, will take Eugene by storm. If you've ever loved and lost, counted your lucky stars at the end of a love affair, or wished the doorknob had hit 'em where the dog oughta bit 'em- come on down to the Jazz Station for an evening that will touch your heart, make you laugh out loud, and remind you what love is... and what it 'aint.
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