Eric Michael Gillett was once a circus ringmaster, so maybe that’s why he believes in the big delivery. He’ll be working it out on the great Harold Arlen melodies with lyrics by the likes of Johnny Mercer and E.Y. Harburg. Nice to have Arlen celebrated for a change; the melancholy composer certainly deserves it. Don Rebic, who often teaches these sorts of cabaret techniques alongside Gillett, will be at the piano, providing the strong support that’s his stock in trade.
July 6-10, 8:30 p.m., 2010