Rave: Love Lies Bleeding Karaoke Night

We think it’s time we confess to something. We are really into the ancient Japanese art of karaoke, so needless to say, we were pretty excited to be a part of an Elton John-themed karaoke night at the Gladstone last week.

Why Elton John? Well, Loves Lies Bleeding, a critically acclaimed ballet inspired by the life and music of Sir Elton John, premieres Tuesday, November 8 at the Sony Center. To get pumped up for the premiere, we threw an evening of Elton John karaoke. 

The night was a little bit cool and rainy, a perfect night to spend inside a warm room with a glass of wine. There were some great performances throughout the night, including a pretty spot-on version of Crocodile Rock by two gents (falsetto included), an energetic and pitch-perfect version of Don’t Go Breaking My Heart by @mattyaustin and his talented friend Shannon, and an A-for-effort version of Circle of Life by @bigail and her husband (yes, 100% cheesy). 

@laratobin and a small gang did their part up on stage, and @badalie and @debgee rocked out a groovy version of Bennie and The Jets, glasses included. 

Watch them perform it here: 

One of the most fun performances of the night came from the lead dancers from the ballet, Yukichi Hattori and Kelley McKinlay. They got up on stage to sing Honky Cat, and impressed the room with their ability to sing AND dance. See them perform here: 

By the end of the night the entire room was either up on their feet dancing or singing along to a great version of The Lion King’s ‘I Just Can`t Wait To Be King’ by none other than @shotbyphil and @badalie.

The top three performers of the night each won a pair of tickets each to attend the premiere of Love Lies Bleeding, and choosing between all the great performances was not easy. 

The only thing more fun than an evening of karaoke is a night spent enjoying this amazing ballet when it arrives in Toronto, so make sure to grab your tickets now. 

To get your tickets to see the Alberta Ballet perform Love Lies Bleeding at the Sony Centre (November 8 to12) click here

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