I saw “5 Songs” a few weeks ago, and here’s my take-away: Don’t miss it! In this unusually engaging one-man show, nationally renowned comic/actor/playwright Jack Gallagher asks the audience to select four songs from a list of nine; he chooses the fifth. With the list of selected songs displayed in one corner of the room, Gallagher uses each as a springboard for storytelling as he reveals, in animated, stream-of-consciousness style, why each of these songs holds deep personal meaning for him, peeling back layers of his youth, early professional years and later life. It’s more than funny; it’s heartfelt, riveting and relatable. Musical accompaniment is provided by Tommy Dunbar, who peels off some impressively tasty riffs.
“5 Songs” wraps up its six-week run at B Street Theatre on March 1, so the time to act is now. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit bstreettheatre.org or call (916) 443-5300.
What: “5 Songs”
When: Through March 1, with shows on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m., Wednesdays at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.
Where: B Street Theatre, 2711 B St., Sacramento
Cost: $23–$35; $5 student rush (valid college ID required)