Christopher Hall Comic Orchestra and Moe Mouallem
For the Lakeside Leader
Christopher Hall was once the principal clarinetist of the Orchestre Metropolitain. He found work in the orchestra far too serious, so now, instead of joking around in the orchestra, he performs as a stand-up comedian. He has appeared in many prestigious Comedy festivals including “Just for Laughs”, The Winnipeg Comedy Fest and the Grand Rire in Quebec City. Last summer, he performed his “Comic Orchestra” show at the Just for Laughs festival in front of a crowd of 3,000 to rave reviews. He’s hosted Whoopi Goldberg and opened for Bill Cosby, done radio and TV in French and English, presented travel shows for CTV, and won two French Gemini awards.
Novices and music lovers alike will enjoy this not-so-serious introduction to classical music. While the ensemble plays, Chris talks behind their back and pokes fun at them while humorously explaining the inner workings of an orchestra. The audience will hear bits and pieces of Mozart’s famous Clarinet Concerto and other great classics by Beethoven, Bach, Tchaikovsky and others.
“The audience of 1,300 laughed uproariously all evening. And the most surprising thing was that at the end of the program, Hall played the Mozart clarinet concerto like a first-rate soloist!” writes Claude Gingras of La Presse. “No need for a mink coat or a doctorate in musicology to enjoy this show!” writes Nathalie Petrowsky.
Opening for Chris Hall is Slave Lake’s very own up-and-coming funny man, Moe Mouallem, who will share his unique insights on fatherhood, family, fitness, and life in the pizza business. Moe’s dry wit, sarcasm, and self-deprecating humor will leave guests laughing- sometimes with him, sometimes at him.
This Frostfest event takes place on Sunday, February 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the Legacy Centre. Don’t forget to bring your Frostfest passport and get it stamped to win a prize! And tag your photos and reviews #frostfest2018. Advance tickets are available at Remax Realty, The Source, Magic Scissors, Rotary Library and online at www.stagenorth.org. You’ll be able to make a trip to the Stage North sundae bar before the show and treat yourself to some frozen delights!