Free ‘Evil Diva Cabaret’ starring Boni McIntyre this Tuesday

Photo courtesy Doug Chapin
Boni McIntyre as Lalume in Loveland Opera Theater’s production of “Kismet.” McIntyre will star in an evening of cabaret at the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts on Tuesday, Aug. 1.

By Cynda Green
Special to The PREVIEW

This coming Tuesday, Aug. 1, at 7 p.m., Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts (PSCA) proudly presents a wicked evening of cabaret with Boni McIntyre as the Evil Diva.

McIntyre has garnered favorable critical review including “Busty, Bad and Beautiful” and “McIntyre displays the full spectrum of emotions and a powerful performance that is indelible.”

While many of the songs that McIntyre will perform are by characters we might consider evil, she will reveal there is a heart under the evil bravado. McIntyre will examine the “best of the worst” of theatrical divas, featuring songs from musical theater classics such as “Into the Woods” and “Mary Poppins,” opera hits from “The Mikado” and “Rusalka,” and some surprises from popular music.

McIntyre, who has a master’s degree in vocal performance from the University of Northern Colorado and has received numerous awards for her work, currently stars as Mother Superior in “Sister Act” with PSCA’s Thingamajig Theatre Company. She has previously entertained Thingamajig audiences as Madame Thenardier in “Les Miserables,” Betty Jean in “Winter Wonderettes” and as Mrs. Potts in “Beauty and the Beast.”

McIntyre recently bought a home in Pagosa, a community she has fallen in love with over the last five years as a Thingamajig performer and music director.

The “Evil Diva Cabaret” features esteemed accompanist Venita Burch as McIntyre’s collaborative pianist.

The couture of the evening, described by McIntyre as “an amazing work of art masquerading as an evening gown,” was designed by Nanette Cheffers.

In addition, there will be a secret guest star who has the capability of upstaging the magnificent McIntyre. It could get interesting. Diva vs. Evil Diva.

Mark your calendar for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 1, to join other music lovers at PSCA, 2313 Eagle Drive, for a delightful evening of “Evil Diva Cabaret.”

While admission is free, donations are most welcome and will benefit Thingamajig Theatre Company, a nonprofit 501(c)3 professional theater company. As always, the bar will be open to complement the evening’s entertainment.

This story was posted on July 30, 2017.