In an odd turn of events for Bay Area summer entertainment, Oscar winner Kevin Spacey is coming to the Green Music Center at Sonoma State University this Saturday for a one-time performance of American classic songs, with a few impressions and light banter thrown in. As Spacey tells 7x7, he's "excited to perform for such a large audience" and "to do some new songs that many people aren't aware I do, and continue to share this part of me."
This isn't the first time that Spacey has performed as a singer he did a benefit concert of similar material in Washington, DC last September, and you can see a clip from that show above in which Spacey covers Billy Joel's "Piano Man." He also sang at a John Lennon tribute show in 2001, and he sang all the songs in the 2002 Bobby Darin biopic in which he starred, Beyond the Sea.
On his website, Spacey writes, "I love singing. I love telling a story through song. I love performing in front of a live audience. I love that there is nothing between me and you but a microphone. No character to hide behind. It's a pure relationship between the audience. It's heart thumping, adrenaline inducing, slightly terrifying, and a fantastic high."
It looks like tickets are still available, including lawn seats for $40. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 18, with doors at 5 p.m. Spacey is performing in Weill Hall, but there is also dining terrace and lawn seating available. More info here.