The soundtrack of "Moulin Rouge!" is still on heavy rotation for many people. Or should we say "soundtracks?" There were multiple discs released for the film.
The modern-meets-Montmartre vibe, the celeb voices (David Bowie, Beck), the lush romance -- all epically appealing. Now the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles will be taking on those tales told through song, in addition to works from other Baz Luhrmann-directed films. The evening has the perfectly Luhrmannesque title of "L'Amour."
Are you hearing dozens of voices raised in "Lady Marmalade" right now? Pre-thrills.
The chorus is also moving to the Avalon Hollywood for the Saturday, June 19 and Sunday, June 20 shows. Very suitable for the baroque textures and velvety moods imparted by a Luhrmann-selected soundtrack.
Looking forward to "Come What May," and selections from "Romeo + Juliet" and "Strictly Ballroom," too. Tickets start at $15; there are four shows over the two days.