This series will be presenting budget-priced shows by up-and-coming and slightly off-center performers who are currently building national names for themselves. Among the acts being featured are the hard-core ragtime orchestra Elite Syncopation, and the comedy a cappella quartet Three Men & a Tenor. Kicking off the series this coming Sunday are The Chenille Sisters. These three women have been compared to singing sister acts named Andrews, Boswell, McGarrigle and Roche, but a better comparison might be to the Brothers Ramone, since the Chenilles are really only sisters in song.
Cheryl Dawdy, Grace Morand and Connie Huber have been performing together for almost 15 years now. Their music mixes tight three-part harmonies, soaring solo vocals, classic folk trio style and perfectly syncopated swing, all tossed in with their trademark humor. They are decidedly one of a kind. Dressed in thrift-shop chic and the occasional really big wig, they sure don't look like the average act playing the Sundome. Song titles like "Big Hair," "Help, I'm Turning Into My Parents" and "I Am a Can of Tuna" give some indication of the unique quality of their original material. Over the course of nine CDs, they have recorded a diverse mixture of swing classics, contemporary parodies, children's music and torch ballads. It's an excellent way to spend a Sunday afternoon -- some great music and a lot of laughs!
The Chenille Sisters are scheduled to perform at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 7, at the Sundome, 19403 R.H. Johnson Boulevard in Sun City West. For details call 623-975-1900 (the 'dome) or 480-503-5555 (Dillard's).