May 22, 2012
A Note from Michael
Rehearsals for Eastland continue apace, and I am learning, 1: it’s not so easy to be a real actor, and 2: that there are some serious composers out there. Previews June 6th. Also looking forward to Thursday night at Fitzgerald’s with the Lovely Potatoes and the lovely people who run that room. All this and Prometheus is coming out June 8th. The 13-year-old inside me is saying: now, that’s more like it, maybe I can get into this being-an-adult stuff.
On the Songs of a Catholic Childhood Spring Showcase:
“Together Smith and O’Reilly have created a two-hour song tribute to the American Catholic Experience. This is not a nun-bashing, priest eviscerating abattoir,
but a banquet of sacred and touching memory… “
A Note from Jamie O’Reilly
Michael will be appearing in the musical play Eastland for 10 – 12 weeks this summer. He resumes his US and Canada tours in August til early November.
Special shows include “Moby Dick”, with puppeteer Blair Thomas 9/18 at Logan Center for the Arts, a S.P.A.C.E show Aug 26, and an East coast tour with Anne Hills, (9/20, 22, 23), a few stops in the Toronto area, “Songs of a Catholic Childhood” with Jamie O’Reilly Sept. 29, Pig n’ Weasel, Evanston. A Texas tour, and John Lamb’s songwriter’s upper Michigan retreat November 1,2,3,4.
Michael’s Canada tour with the John McDermott Trio will be in full swing in November 10 – December 16.
“And the Poet Sang” at the Poetry Fdn, Chicago is rescheduled for Feb, 2013.
CLUB DATE – Chicago area
Michael Smith with Small Potatoes
Thursday, May 24
6615 W Roosevelt Road Berwyn, IL
Wed Jun 6, 2012 – Sun Jul 29, 2012
Eastland: An Original Musical
Water Tower Water Works
821 N Michigan Ave