By Bonnie Priever
An “old soul” with life experience and wisdom beyond his years, the youthful Andreas Beckett presents his musical memoir, with song and dance, sharing personal stories that have inspired and shaped his life.
“Andreas, born and raised in the Bavarian Alps, was obsessed with sex, drugs and rock-n-roll. In what better place could he find all that but America? Beer after beer, girl after girl, gang after gang and prison after prison, he begins to realize what he needs—the same thing we all need—love.”
Transforming a “button” of rage to love, Beckett has the charm, charisma and talent to transform his life from a down and out, volatile alcoholic to a loving father and talented showman.
Taking us on his journey from the Bavarian beerhouses, to “Manhattan, America,” to Hollywood, Beckett’s American tale is fascinating from beginning to end.
His vocal selections range from operatic tenor (he’s performed with the Metropolitan Opera, Munich’s National Opera and Santa Barbara Opera) to musical theater (Cleveland Opera, Westside Story) to his native country’s famous yodel.
Beckett “knows he can dance,” and is a true master of movement. He seductively woos the ladies in the audience, even inviting one to the stage for a tango!
Taking it one day at a time, and one lady at a time, Beckett tells his heartfelt, candid life story, creatively with song and dance, under the brilliant musical direction of Mitzie and Ken Welch.
Andreas Beckett presses all the right buttons and takes all the right steps as a consummate entertainer.
“Beckett’s Button” plays at the Whitefire Theatre (13500 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA) as part of the Sunday Solo Series. The next performance will be Sunday, November 1 at 7pm. For more information, call (818) 990-2324.