Rolling in Sheets...of Music

Sure, we love critics, but we love our word of mouth even more, and rumor (interwebs and otherwise) says that Mark Campbell's Songs from an Unmade Bed is a pretty, rather, a "must-see" this season. Not your "typical" musical, Songs from an Unmade Bed is the product of a unique collaboration regarding something we all have an investment in: life. Campbell, a well-loved lyricist, joined forces with 18 different cabaret composers for this off-Broadway hit, which tells the story of a man looking for love in New York's gay scene using a neo-traditional song cycle. Though the lead is a single gay man living the big city life, audiences gay or straight can relate to the ups and downs of relationship, and the singers, accompanied by piano and cello, tell a truly human tale. Check out the opening of Songs from an Unmade Bed Friday at 8 p.m. at Theatre 3 in the Quadrangle, 2800 Routh Street #168. Opening weekend features evening performances through Sunday with a Sunday matinee. The play runs through Sunday, October 3, with regularly scheduled performances 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2:30 p.m. Sundays in Theater Too. Tickets are $20 to $30. Call 214-871-3300 or visit
Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.; Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2:30 p.m. Starts: Sept. 2. Continues through Oct. 3, 2010
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Jennifer Medina