The Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles is celebrating Women’s History Month with their “I’m With Her” concerts, which will feature special guest artist Tony Award nominee Mary Bridget Davies at Glendale’s Alex Theatre on Saturday, March 25, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, March 26, at 2 p.m.
Davies performed in the Broadway musical and Pasadena Playhouse production of “A Night with Janis Joplin.” She is set to perform iconic songs by Joplin, the first queen of rock ‘n’ roll, at the event.
“I’m With Her” will salute the music of boundary-breaking women such as Aretha Franklin, Madonna, Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Lizzo, Demi Lovato, Dua Lipa, Billie Eilish, Gloria Estefan, Gloria Gaynor, Big “Mama” Morton, Christina Aguilera, Joan Jett, Alanis Morrisette, Sarah Bareilles and Lesley Gore.
VOX Femina, a nonprofit that gives women a voice through the performance of quality choral literature, is scheduled to join the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles for a world premiere by Grammy Award winner Sharon Farber.
GMCLA will also pay tribute to legendary songwriter and GMCLA friend and supporter Diane Warren. The concerts will feature several of Warren’s hits, including “If I Could Turn Back Time,” “Rhythm of the Night,” “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” and “I’ll Fight.”
The first all-women Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Hilda Solis, District 1, Kathryn Barger, District 5, Holly Mitchell, District 2, Lindsey Horvath, District 3, and Janice Hahn, District 4, will be celebrated by GMCLA.
“‘I’m With Her’ is as much a statement of solidarity with our sisters as it is a programming concept,” said Lou Spisto, GMCLA executive director and producer. “From day one, GMCLA has marched, sung at rallies and always been part of the women’s movement. On the music side, we’re honoring great legacies and some of our favorite music today, and we’ve commissioned a new choral work for the occasion.
“We couldn’t think of doing this concert here in Los Angeles without showing our mad respect to L.A.’s own Diane Warren, one of the GOATs in both pop music and film who is legacy, today and tomorrow,” Spisto added. “Outside of music, we’ll pay tribute to the great women who head our county government our L.A. County Board of Supervisors — and we are thrilled that some of them will join us for these concerts.”
Tickets start at $29 and are available at GMCLA.org. For more information on the Alex Theatre, visit AlexTheatre.org.
First published in the March 4 print issue of the Burbank Leader.