July 14, 2011 | by Joey DiGuglielmo
Gartshore plans cabaret performance at Signature

Actor Will Gartshore (Photo courtesy of Signature Theater)

Local gay actor/singer Will Gartshore is among the performers slated for Signature Theatre’s “Sizzlin’ Summer Cabaret” series which begins this weekend “I Capture the Castle” with 8 p.m. performances Saturday and Sunday.

Gartshore’s show, “All the King’s Men” is July 21 at 8 p.m. and July 22 and 7:30. Local gay singer Peter Fox also performs on the 22nd with a 9:30 show called “Be Yourself (Everyone Else is Taken).”

Gartshore, a two-time Helen Hayes Award winner, was inspired to create a show around a real-life incident that happened in January when he shattered his left wrist ice skating.

“I ended up with a titanium plate and 10 screws in my hand so this theme of breaking things and putting them back together sort of emerged,” he says. “I like to pick the title and then sort of riff on it and see where it takes me.”

The performance will feature pop and show tune standards from acts as diverse as Coldplay and Stevie Nicks to Steven Sondheim.

Tickets are $25. Performances are at Signature (4200 Campbell Ave.) in Arlington. Call 703-820-9771 or visit www.signature-theatre.org for details.

 

Joey DiGuglielmo is the Features Editor for the Washington Blade.

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