The New Leiber and Stoller Musical
Kaleidoscope: A circle of mirrors containing loose, colored objects, which operate on the principle of multiple reflection, where several mirrors are attached together. Typically there are three rectangular lengthwise mirrors.
Premise: Three musical superstars share their music and the changing times, while reflecting on their lives. A superstar guitarist (Joe Beck) shares his musical style and changing life experiences with a famous singer (Peggy Lee) and a big band songwriter/guitarist (Dave Barbour). Peggy discovers that the distant intertwined lives of the trio, have mirrored musical and ‘love lost’ experiences. The trio learns that their lives, loves, and music are all joined through the cult “Mirrors” album that Peggy Lee recorded with Leiber and Stoller, circa 1975.
About Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller (Music and Lyrics): Lieber and Stoller are the iconic American songwriting team and superstar record producing partners who found initial successes as the writers of such hit songs as "Hound Dog" and "Kansas City." In the 1960’s, they created a string of ground-breaking hits, which carried through to breakthrough music for Peggy Lee.
About Laura Theodore (Book): Laura Theodore is an award-winning television personality and actor, radio host, author, and recording artist. Laura is the on-camera host of the highly successful, award-winning Jazzy Vegetarian lifestyle series on public television, now in its fifth season. Ms. Theodore is author of three books including: Laura Theodore's Vegan-Ease, Jazzy Vegetarian Classics, and Jazzy Vegetarian. Laura has received awards for her performances in the hit show Beehive, and for her portrayal of Janis Joplin in the world premiere of Love, Janis. As a critically acclaimed singer and songwriter, Laura received a “Musician Magazine Award” for Tonight’s the Night and her CD, Golden Earrings, received a Grammy nod in the category of “Best Jazz Vocal Album.”