Mo`olelo Performing Arts explores immigration detention and its attendant horrors for the captors and captured
Binh H. Nguyen noon, Oct. 2
It’s time to step back into the psychedelic Sixties with the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus (SDGMC) as they present Feelin’ Groovy—Songs of the ‘60s, the greatest hits of that free-spirited yet socially charged decade. Tickets are now on sale at www.sdgmc.org for the July 27 and 28 shows at the Birch North Park Theatre.
“This concert is jam-packed with amazing Sixties music,” said Artistic Director Gary Holt. “We’ll be singing, dancing and yes—groovin’—to Motown soul, the California hippie scene, the British Invasion and everything in between.”
Feelin’ Groovy showcases music that defined not just a generation, but represented a cosmic shift in American culture and civil rights. Songs like “Blowin’ in the Wind,” “The Sound of Silence,” “The Age of Aquarius” and “Let the Sunshine In” symbolize the combined influence of folk music, the California “flower power” scene and songs of political protest.
Yet, the Sixties weren’t all serious. The Feelin’ Groovy show promises the high-energy, upbeat music audiences have come to love from SDGMC like “Dancing in the Street,” “Twist and Shout,” “Spinning Wheel,” “Stop! In the Name of Love” and “The Lion Sleeps Tonight.” Also featured will be an appearance by the ensemble group “The Mood Swings” with their precision harmonies, dancing and occasional frivolity as they present a lively look at “The Sixties on TV” including TV commercials and theme songs.
Feelin’ Groovy is directed and choreographed by Joey Landwehr, the award-winning artistic director of San Diego’s J*Company Youth Theatre. He joins Artistic Director Holt for their eleventh SDGMC collaborative production.