Saturday, Jan 12, 2013 8:00 PM EST
Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor, MI
Burlesque. Vaudeville. Music Hall.
River Raisin Ragtime Revue
America’s Premier Ragtime Orchestra
with special guests
William Bolcom and Joan Morris, song duo
Grammy-winner Ian Whitcomb, ukulele and vocals
James Dapogny, piano
Lily LaRue, burlesque dancer
Erin Morris and the Ragdolls
John Neville-Andrews, emcee
The River Raisin Ragtime Revue (R4), a 13-piece ragtime orchestra founded in 2002, presents a wonderful evening of vaudeville, burlesque and music hall. Joining R4 will be the acclaimed song duo of William Bolcom and Joan Morris, internationally-renowned ragtime and jazz pianist and composer James Dapogny, Grammy-winner Ian Whitcomb on ukulele and vocals (some will remember Ian from his British Invasion days as a mop-haired pop-star, singing the hit “You Turn me On”), burlesque dancer Lily LaRue from Hollywood, CA and Erin Morris and the Ragdolls dancing up a storm. R4 will premier William Hayes' newest ragtime gem and Dapogny's orchestration of his attempt to write the rag that Johannes Brahms never did. All of this will be emceed by John Neville-Andrews, the hilariously funny head of the University of Michigan theater department. Prepare for a night of entertainment like you’ve never before experienced!