On Sunday, April 10 and Monday, April 11, The Young Canadians perform their spring show, Everything New is Old Again at the new Bella Auditorium at Mt Royal University. Robin Murray, 14 and Tiannin Chan, 13, tell us about the show. You can get your tickets here!
Calgary Stampede: Tell us about the title.
Tiannin Chan: Everything New is Old Again, will twist current hits into the musical styles of the 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s. Think Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ Thrift Shop as 40’s jazz or the Fresh Prince of Bell Air as 20’s rag time.
As well as twisting new to old, we will flip some old classics on their head.
This show was inspired by New York-based Postmodern Jukebox led by frontman Scott Bradlee. Postmodern Jukebox posts weekly covers of recent pop songs with jazz or other genre variations. In January 2016, the Postmodern Jukebox YouTube channel surpassed 400 million views. The group is currently on a world-wide tour.
CS: What will the costumes be like?
Robin Murray: The costumes are an eclectic variety that ranges from traditional dance costumes to western wear to vintage.
CS: What’s it like performing at the Bella Concert Hall?
RM: Everything New is Old New Again will be the first production that The Young Canadians will have performed at the Bella Concert Hall. This venue is brand new and we are super excited to be performing on this stage.
CS: Sounds like a fun show.
TC: Yes! We are excited to be working on this show and twisting up new and old music. The audience will hear music they recognize and will enjoy hearing it in a new style and seeing different style of dance that complement the music.