Happy Belated Thanksgiving to all Spotlights and Readers!
I wanted to take a moment to say THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT before I get into the exciting recap of events! I am super grateful for all of your support! Without you, Spotlight On YOU would not have survived! THANK YOU!!
I want to start by saying THANK YOU to my cabaret mommy, the award winning, wonderfully talented, gracious, supportive Bobbie Horowitz! She "kidnapped" me, a willing participant, from the Salon back in 2012 and the rest is history. It was an honor to sing her song and feature her as my spotlight guest for November! I am grateful for the light and support she had brought to my life ever since!
Next I want to thank the super talented, multi-award winning Bill Zeffiro for doing a fabulous job accompanying all the performers for the evening! He is amazing! He continued to play at times when people had missing pages in their sheet music and no one was the wiser! THANK YOU FOR JOINING us at SPOTLIGHT ON YOU OPEN MIC!!
So.... who were the SPOTLIGHTS?? We had an amazing selection of performers as usual! Some old some new, there wasn't a bad act the whole evening! Everyone did a great job being a spotlight and everyone was supportive of their fellow performers, of which I am super grateful for!
Here's the list of performers and what's coming up with each!
1) Jaime - The adorable daughter of Salsa George, was the youngest attendee of Spotlight On You Open Mic
2) Salsa George
3) Brian Tom O'Connor - was half of the musical comedy duo O'Connor and Vogel (Debra Vogel)
4) Kati Neiheisel - She will be part of the Barry Levitt Tribute show at Urban Stages, on Tuesday, December 12th, hosted by Stephen Hanks and she will be bringing back her solo show "Among The Stars", directed by Deb Berman and Musical Direction by Gregory Toroian on Thursday December 21st at Don't Tell Mama at 7 PM.
5) Becca Kidwell - She is working on a new show for 2018; date TBD
6) Rachel Murdy
8) Kevin Scott Hall - Most people know Kevin as a cabaret journalist, but before that he had been a prolific cabaret performer. He is trying to get back into the game a little bit. He is the instructor of "That Singing Feeling Workshop" with Mark Janas! The next round of classes will be in February!
9) Rob Davis - He is putting together a holiday show on December 21st and inviting your spotlight host Natasha Castillo to be one of the featured guest performers.
11) Jason Ellis - He will bring to us, Ukelele Island Part 2 in December!
12) Paul Rhodes - Is joining the New York Cabaret scene from London! He will perform in Bobbie's November "It's Just a Number"
13) Audrey Appleby - She will be doing a show with a script that she written as well as original songs in English, Hebrew, Italian and Spanish on Friday December 1st at Pangea at 8 PM!
14) Sidney Plunket - She is still working to perfect her craft
15) Lucille Carr-Kaffashan - 2017 Bistro Award Winner for Outstanding Theme Show is bringing back her show "Unwritten", December 2nd at 3 PM at Dont Tell Mama and at the Rrazz Room on December 15th at 8 PM in New Hope, PA. She is offering 50% off the cover price for all MAC and Spotlights!
16) Helen Glassman
Mark your calendars for all the upcoming events and go support your fellow spotlights!!
HOPE YOU CAN JOIN US FOR THE NEXT ROUND ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, SAME TIME, SAME PLACE, FEATURING BISTRO AWARD WINNER DEB BERMAN & TALENTED SINGER/SONG WRITER/MUSICAL DIRECTOR/ ARRANGER GREGORY TOROIAN AS THE ACCOMPANIST!! BRING A FRIEND!! HELP US SPREAD THE WORD!
STAY TUNED FOR INTERVIEWS COMING SOON!!