October 2017 Presentations
The Fall Farce Family presents
THE SENSUOUS SENATOR
October 5,6,7,12,13,14, 7:30 pm
Senator Douglas is running for President on a "morality" platform, but when his wife Lois leaves to
attend a conference in Chicago he does not hesitate to invite Veronica, his secretary and lover, over.
Finding her unavailable, he has an escort agency send voluptuous Fiona. All seems well until his
elderly Congressional colleague and neighbour locks himself out and asks to spend the night.
Then Congressman Jack Maguire drops in unexpectedly and Fiona, unsure who her client is, zeros in on him.
Meanwhile, Veronica changes her plans and appears on the scene. Before Lois reaches the airport,
her fashionable Washington townhouse is swarming with libidinous politicians, scantily dressed women,
security police and a muckraking reporter from The National Intruder!
When snow closes the airport and she returns home, the bedlam crescendos to a surprise ending in this outrageous farce.
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October 25, 7:00 pm
Frank Mills’ formal training in music continued at McGill University in Montreal,
but not without one of the whimsical manoeuvrings of fate that were to become commonplace in his musical career.
He, actually, began studies as a pre-med student, but, alas, did not fare well academically.
It was on his way to the Navy recruitment office, he ran into a friend in the music faculty, who talked him into taking the
entrance exam to the university’s music department. He scored 98% on the exam and found his life’s calling.
In 1971 his professional music career got its first taste of success. He was a member of a Canadian group, The Bells, whose recording “Stay A While” went to Number 1 on the US and Canadian music charts.
It was as a piano player with The Bells, Frank Mills, developed his unique personal style of playing up
high on the keyboard “in self defence,” as he says. “I had to compete with two electric guitars,
an acoustic guitar, an electric bass and a drum kit. It’s the only place I could hear myself.”
For the record!
“Music Box Dancer” became the Number 1 record in 26 countries selling millions of singles along the way.
In the “music business rarity” category, the tune was Number 1 in Japan three times within
a year – 1st – the original Frank Mills single, 2nd – a Japanese rendition and finally in Chinese!
The album sold well over two million copies remunerating Frank handsomely as he wrote,
arranged, conducted and recorded it himself. Since it was a “master lease” deal, he owned the entire project.
“Music Box Dancer” has garnered more than 24 gold albums worldwide; earned a
Million-Airs award from BMI for over a million radio plays; sheet music sales have well
exceeded 3 million copies and the tune received a 1980 Grammy nomination for “Best Instrumental.”
In all it’s various interpretations to date, “Music Box Dancer” has sold close to 6 million copies.
It has been awhile since the early 1970’s when the “flip” took place to forever change the life of
the creator of the tuneful instrumental named after his little girl’s broken music box.
That fateful happening (and increasingly fruitful) composition has fuel an amazing career, propelling Frank Mills into the rare area shared by Canada’s most prolific and most successful composers of modern times.
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