ECA’s Film Cabaret Series continues with Funny Girl (1968) on Thursday, Nov. 14. Presented on ECA’s state-of-the-art digital cinema system, Film Cabaret events feature classic films whose stunning cinematography and iconic music were made to be experienced on the big screen. “Seattle’s Most Fabulous Vocal Quartet,” Princess Guy, will provide live entertainment during happy hour (6:30 p.m.), in a special, pre-film performance for patrons seated on the ECA stage.
One of the most popular movie musicals ever made, Funny Girl follows the early career of stage comedienne Fanny Brice, a role that earned Barbra Streisand the 1968 Academy Award for Best Actress. Co-starring Omar Sharif, the film features memorable songs including “Don’t Rain on My Parade” and the Streisand classic, “People.”
Princess Guy is an independent vocal group of four guys in tiaras offering unique arrangements of pop, jazz, comedy, Broadway and classical, including original songs and stories. The ensemble’s Funny Girl set will feature Broadway favorites, including a “Happy Days”/ “Get Happy” duet based on the original by Barbra Streisand and Judy Garland. The ensemble includes Eric Lane Barnes (baritone), Jeffrey Erickson (tenor), Paul Rosenberg (bass) and Ritchie Wooley (tenor). Roughly eighty percent a cappella, “Princess Guy presents a vast range of music styles emphasizing interesting harmony and unexpected interpretations of pretty much anything we fancy.”
Tickets to Funny Girl are $20 and include admission to the film and Cabaret happy hour. (Film only: $10.) Purchase online at www.ec4arts.org, or through the ECA Box Office at 425-275-9595 or 410 4th Ave. N. Cheese/fruit plates available for purchase, with no-host bar.