By Gail E. Moss
Mark C. Reis has a list of credits as long as his fabulously toned dancer/yoga teacher’s legs even when you put them in five inch heels. His resume includes: Fosse, Chicago and The Producers to name a few. So he knows how to tap into entertainment and put some kick-ball-change into his new one-man show, I’d Enjoy Being a Girl…On Broadway.
No stranger to grease paint, Reis’ first show, Diapers, Dishes and Dreams…Stories of a Dancer, was an acclaimed look at life as a stay-at-home dad. “Family did not mean giving up on my work,” he explains. And now he’s got another show to prove it.
Reis says he “wanted to do something fun.” He says lately he has been drawn to the female song tracks when listening to show tunes and began to wonder, “Might my career on Broadway had been better as a girl? Could I have been a Ziegfeld Girl or even a Rockette?”
Reis says maybe he has been influenced by being in the “mom” role for so long, and his curiosity has drawn him to explore what it might have been like to dance in traditionally female roles.
“Everyone has a story to tell,” says Reis, who hopes to inspire others with his experiences. “So why not throw in a song and dance while sharing it?,” he asks.
I’d Enjoy Being a Girl…On Broadway plays Tuesday, May 16th, 8pm, at Rockwell Table & Stage located at 1714 N. Vermont Ave. in Los Angeles. Valet and street parking is available.
Order tickets online at Rockwell-la.com or call (323) 669-1550.