You Can’t Do That in St. Louis – Epilogue

‘YOU CAN’T DO THAT IN ST. LOUIS’ – EPILOGUE
(I Doo’d it)
Sheldon Concert Hall, St. Louis MO
TUESDAY NOVEMBER 18TH 8 PM 2003

I would like to say thank you to all who attended my concert. (If you care to get some preliminary background on how this concert came to be, please see, BACKGROUND).

Was It As Good For You…

My NOV 18th ‘03 concert at the Sheldon was one of the most gratifying experiences in my life and was a key note for a new direction for me. Many thank you-s go out to folks who helped me pull it together. But mainly, thanks for coming! Because actually, this was my first real gig doing standup comedy and, without a track record in that, people really didn’t know what they were getting into coming to see me, and I must give them credit for that. (I’ve got to say that I’ve been in the audience of not-great comics and it can almost hurt!) But some took a chance. Some trusted me (what fools!). Maybe some people came to watch something crash and burn (say it isn’t so…) And others just said, what the hell, this could be interesting. And judging from my take on things and the feedback I’ve gotten, it was not only interesting, but entertaining and dare I say, yes, funny.

As a couple of reviews, pics and video clips come in from the show, I will have them posted on the site. If you would care to be kept abreast (or even two) of my upcoming schedule, please submit your email address so that we may sell it to the highest bidder! (that was a JOKE, aren’t I funny?) Really, thanks again for being there!

Sincerely,



NEWS FLASH
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

YOU CAN’T DO THAT IN ST. LOUIS
ALAN OXENHANDLER
AN EVENING OF COMEDY & MUSIC
TUESDAY NOVEMBER 18, 8 PM 2003 AT THE SHELDON

Performing artist and vocalist ALAN OXENHANDLER is best known in the St. Louis region for his self-accompanied singing on piano in many of St. Louis’ most popular piano bars and bistros in the last 20 years. His music spans the pop and R&B genres from the 1960’s, including composers such as Jobim, the Beatles and Marvin Gaye, and includes jazz classics from the likes of Cole Porter. His self-realized vocal quality is born of an admiration of the music of Sinatra, Joe Williams and Mel Torme. In addition, music lovers have enjoyed Alan’s quick wit and willingness to take on the most ‘challenging’ of customers in the piano-bar scene with his own disarming brand of dry humor and repartee.

On Tuesday, November 18th at 8 PM at the Sheldon Concert Hall, Alan will breakthrough the limits of past performances and venues with a one-night-only show, YOU CAN’T DO THAT IN ST. LOUIS, in which he will step out from behind the piano to share his brand of comedic observation, and launch into some of the personas and characters which he has brought to life in many ‘open-mic’ nights he has performed at various comedy clubs in the last ten years. This performance will mark the first time in a decade that standup comedy is featured on the Sheldon stage. Touching on subjects such as almost being a Beatle, aging parents, and strange dreams, Alan peppers his monologue with voices and characterizations of the known (such as Obiwan, Yoda or Neil Diamond) as well as unknown, while touching on aspects of life from the quirky to outrageous. Oxenhandler’s humor has been called unstoppable, unpredictable, and completely familiar.

Alan chose the title, YOU CAN’T DO THAT IN ST. LOUIS referring to a conversation he had with a successful promoter about advancing his career in Los Angeles. Alan will be joined by the band, WILD COOL AND SWINGIN’ for the musical portion of the show to perform some of his favorite tunes in BIG BAND fashion. Advance tickets at $15. orchestra and $14. balcony are available at all MetroTix locations (314) 534 1111 and metrotix.com. For more information, please see Alan’s web site, aloxlive.com. This show is produced in association with the Sheldon.

For more details, please contact Deborah at 314 983 9660.