The Camille Metoyer Moten Songbook
June 8 – 10 | Omaha Community Playhouse | Howard Drew Theatre
Q: Tell us about the format for your show The Camille Metoyer Moten Songbook. What songs can we expect to hear?
A: The show is going to be a fun, more informal version of our previous shows. Because we are performing in the Howard Drew Theatre, there is more opportunity for audience participation and interaction. We will be performing several Streisand songs because whenever I get the opportunity to pay tribute to her I do. LOL! We have added some new Streisand songs like “Stoney End,” but we have also included some very unique song stylings of hits such as “Every Breath” and Michael Jackson’s “Man in the Mirror” as well as a few standards such as “God Bless the Child” and “Wonderful World.”
Q: How did decide what to include in this show?
A: Basically we put together the Streisand favorites plus a few of the songs that resonate well with audiences when I sing with the Camille Metoyer Moten Band (such an original name, don’t you think?) Ha! There are also a couple of original tunes by my music director David P. Murphy in there that are beautiful and will be on my next CD, which I am currently working on.
Q: Who is this show a good fit for?
A: The music in this show will be fun for not only Streisand fans but also folks who love the standards of the ’40s and those that like to hear a few pop songs that have stood the test of time. Also, anyone who appreciates a smoking group of instrumentalists that know their stuff!