(LOS ANGELES) – April 4, 2017 – On April 1 and 2 GMCLA presented its spring concert at the Alex Theatre in Glendale He Had It Coming, a compilation of Broadway tunes with special guest star Tony winner and Emmy nominated actor/singer Alan Cumming and a few magnificent surprises. Needless to say, the show was one of their longest, running almost two hours and a half including intermission, but was well worth it.
The chorus is famous for their variety of material and of course, their flambuoyant theatrics. They opened with “A Musical” from Something Rotten displaying the crazed backstage preparations for putting on a show. Other numbers from Act I included a lovely “Sunday” from Sondheim’s Sunday in the Park with George, Kander and Ebb’s “Wilkommen” and “All That Jazz” combined, a beautiful arrangement of “Love to Me” from The Light in the Piazza and the equally lilting “Light” from Next to Normal.
As you can see, ballads were mixed with big brassy songs, offering something for everyone’s tastes. Tony winning star from the Roundabout revival of Cabaret Alan Cumming seduced us with “Mein Herr” using his totally unique and sexy, almost whispery vocal interpretation, then followed it with a belty “The Ladies Who Lunch” from Company. Cumming has a way about him like no other personality. He’s one.of.a.kind funny and has a fun time onstage. You either like him or you don’t. Gay audiences adore him for his endless charity work in the gay community and because of his daffy, surprising and bold demeanor in performance.