TALES FROM THE ACCIDENTAL CRYPT
Friday, October 22nd @ 8:00 PM
Accidentally Hip is back this October with more Tales from the Accidental Crypt! A perfect pairing for all of the tricks and treats that we are navigating these days, the band puts their own tricks on everything from early swing & jazz standards to R&B, Hip Hop, and pop tunes of today. Led by award-winning arranger and composer, R. MacKenzie Lewis, this versatile and flexible ensemble will employ their unique stylings and distinct twists to provide a spooktacular evening of music and fun! From the spine-tingling sounds of vocalists, Christopher Joseph & Courtney Riddle, to the hair-raising harangue of MacKenzie Lewis’s usual sinister suspects, bandmates Mike Harrington (guitar), Steve Knurek (bass) and Billy Harrington (drums), you’ll hear such scary favorites as Thriller, Spooky, Ghostbusters, Superstition, Beetlejuice, Creep, In the Hall of the Mountain King and more!
COVID-19 Safety Policy for Indoor Concerts
- Moving forward, all patrons and artists who wish to attend or present performances indoors at KCH must provide a valid, complete COVID-19 vaccination card OR proof of a negative COVID-19 test performed within the previous 72 hours prior to entry. Such proof must be presented at concert check-in, may be displayed on a smartphone OR presented as a physical copy, and must also be accompanied by a matching, valid ID for verification.**
- Additionally, according to current CDC recommendations, masks are required for audiences inside the House and can only be removed when seated with a beverage (when available). When performing, artists may wear a mask, or not, at their own discretion.
**Proof of vaccination exceptions will be made for children under 12 and people with a medical condition or closely held religious beliefs that prevent vaccination. These guests must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within the previous 72 hours prior to entry.
R. MacKenzie Lewis has been an arranger, composer, pianist, and music director in South East Michigan for nearly two decades. In addition to being the band leader with Ann Arbor’s own band Accidentally Hip, Lewis is the composer and music director for Eastern Michigan University’s School of Communication, Media, and Theatre Arts and a lecturer and accompanist with the School of Music and Dance. Some favorite theatre projects outside of university life include music directing and orchestrating the national tour and Off-Broadway premiere of The Berenstain Bears LIVE! in Family Matters, the Musical; Gypsy at the Hangar Theatre in New York (Broadway World Award for Best Music Direction); A Little Night Music at the Performance Network (Wilde Award for Best Music Direction); Legally Blonde at MSU (Pulsar Award for Best Music Direction); Irrational (Composer, Wilde Award for Best New Script); and Romance in Hard Times with William Finn at the Barrington Stage Co. He also composed music for Wings of Ikarus, Jason Invisible, and Mockingbird (two Helen Hayes nominations), all of which were commissioned and premiered at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.. Lewis has also composed the musicals: Video Games: The Rock Opera, Treasure Island, Pinocchio, A Very British Christmas, Sugar Plum Panto, The Elves and the Schumackers, DJ Whittington – A Hip-Hop Panto, and Soaring on Black Wings, a world premiere with Ben Vereen.