Delightful, Delicious Chocolate Evening
truly, a delicious evening when a full house
met at the local confessional, aka
Charbonneau “Bistro,” to enjoy every bite
and every delight of a day with Coco Bliss.
the warm scent of chocolate in the air, the
talented Joan Freed kept us enticed from
beginning to end, introducing a mélange of
zany customers who pop into the local
chocolate shop for their daily fix. From the
pseudo femme fatale addicted to romance
novels to the female biker type in leather
jacket and pink wig whose need for the
decadent confection leads her to a life of
crime, “Chocolate Confessions” is hilarious.
audience was not only entertained but,
educated and well-fed. We now know the
origin of M & M’s and the English
translation for a number of popular French
phrases. Who would have guessed? And the
desserts? A chocolate lover’s dream!
many songs from lesser-known Broadway
productions, and weaving new life into them
with words to fit the moment, Joan has
developed this musical comedy herself. Craig
Jones, a master at the keyboard and piano,
did much of the arranging and is the
background that makes the show work so well.
to the talent and technical capabilities of
the sound and light guys, the above and
beyond efforts of our clubhouse staff, and
Melinda Butler and her crew, the evening was
hoping for a return engagement when Joan’s
next show, “Make Mine Mocha!” hits the road.
It opens at the Lakewood in February.
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