Alan Cumming: Take Your Pick

Between Anniversary Party, Emma, Spice World, or Eyes Wide Shut… which is your favorite Alan Cumming movie?  At any given time in nearly any movie, Alan Cumming is bound to pop up as a hotel clerk, a cab driver, or a love interest without warning; the Scotsman fits in just about any role.  He’s dynamic on stage, on film, and now as a one-man cabaret act.

On for a brief run at the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater, Cumming’s “I Bought A Blue Car Today” arrives in Los Angeles fresh from performances at the Sydney Opera House, Lincoln Center, and London’s Vaudeville Theatre.  The show combines witty stories with spectacular musical numbers in which live musicians join him on stage.  One could ask, who knew Alan Cumming was such an accomplished singer?  The answer is only that you, silly, haven’t been paying close enough attention to his career.  This is to be expected!

When Cumming was trying to become a US citizen, one requirement was that he could show his ability to write the following sentence: “I bought a blue car today.”  From that, you can be sure, the stories and songs throughout his cabaret act will focus on the hilarity that has ensued during his time in the US.  Within the intimate confines of the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater, you’ll feel like you’re getting a closer look at Mr. Cumming in his most natural setting.  But you never know what will come next – you may find him trying his hand as a puppeteer, a ringmaster, or lion tamer.  If he considers life to be a cabaret now, next year it will be a circus!

Alan Cumming’s “I Bought A Blue Car Today” runs from September 29 through October 4 at the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater at the Geffen Playhouse.  For more information, please click here.

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