Pacific Northwest favorite Storm Large will take the stage at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, at the Federal Way Performing Arts and Events Center, 31510 Pete von Reichbauer Way S.
Known as a vocalist for Pink Martini, Large and her new band, Le Bonheur, will deliver a concert roiling with their interpretations of the American Songbook.
Large cartwheeled out of her checkered past across a thousand punk rock stages and into her infamous stint on the CBS rock and roll reality series “Rock Star: Supernova.” From there, she went on to tour the world, singing in 17 different languages, as vocalist for the joyful little pop orchestra Pink Martini.
This route led Large to Carnegie Hall singing Kurt Weill classics with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. She has also performed at the Gilmore Festival with pianist Kirill Gerstein, at the Ojai Festival with The Knights and at the Grant Park Music Festival in Chicago. She has appeared with The New York Pops Orchestra, The Cincinnati Symphony, The Houston Symphony, Ireland’s RTE Concert Orchestra in Dublin and with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., among many other ensembles. Large is also an actor, playwright and author. Her award-winning one-woman show, “Crazy Enough,” broke every box office record at Portland Center Stage in 2010. In 2012, she detailed her wild life in a memoir of the same title released through Simon and Schuster. The book was named Oprah’s Book of the Week and awarded the 2013 Oregon Book Award for creative non-fiction.
Tickets for Storm Large range from $23 to $63 and can be purchased online at fwpaec.org, by calling 253-835-7010 or by visiting the PAEC’s Patron Services office, from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.