“Everyone knows the big story about Titanic,” said Folsom resident Barbara Chronowski, who portrayed a first-class passenger in the blockbuster movie, Titanic. “What people aren’t familiar with are the small, intimate stories about actual passengers, all of whom had their own personal reasons for embarking on this fateful transatlantic crossing. That’s what makes this show so compelling.”
When Ms. Chronowski met Davis resident Adam Swanson, one of the world’s foremost interpreters and performers of Ragtime music, everything clicked. What they both instantly realized was that no one had created a musical and dramatic show that focused on the popular music of 1912 that regaled Titanic passengers on its maiden and final voyage.
Ms. Chronowksi portrays Mrs. Helen Churchill Candee, a spirited first-class passenger who had a designer’s eye for detail, a novelist’s sense of atmosphere, and a journalist’s ear for conversation. Follow her musical journey aboard the great ship, from boarding to iceberg encounter, as she provides commentary and dramatic accompaniment.
Mr. Swanson, who made his New York debut at Carnegie Hall at the age of 19, portrays Theodore Brailey, the talented Titanic pianist and young composer, who was to be married upon completion of the voyage. He bravely played lively tunes to the very end and went down with the ship. His rich renditions serve as a haunting soundtrack for one of modern history’s most tragic maritime disasters.
“Titanic: A Musical Journey,” is being produced by Soiree Society of Sacramento, which hosts artistic and cultural events and themed gatherings that are designed with a touch of salon-style elegance, nostalgia, and international flair.
*Admission includes one glass of wine and an appetizer
**Payment will not be accepted at the door
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