Here I am with another Spotlight evening under m y belt! What a blessing it is!
I want to start by saying THANK YOU to all of you wonderful supporters who took the time to spread the word and/or to join us at Spotlight On YOU Open Mic! Without you, there wouldn't have been much of a show! I am super grateful!
First, I want to thank my amazingly witty and creative friend, who is also a staff reviewer for NiteLife Exchange and Cabaret Scenes, Rob Lester for all the great "Dog" Trivia Questions for the night! It was super fun having him there as usual!
I think all of you who came out last Friday would agree that Tim Di Pasqua and Ian Herman were wonderful!
What an honor it was to feature them! My only regret was not having more people there to join the wonderful evening of love and music!
A bunch of you expressed interest in Tim's CDs. You can order them from CD Baby, Click HERE for the LINK to order! You'll love it! I listen to his music all the time! You can also catch him for a 45 minute set of his original music on a cool stage with killer musicians, Matt Scharfglass, Kenji Tajima and Aki Ishiguro, down in the Village in NYC for a one-day only show at the Bitter End on April 5th at 7 PM at a steal for only $7 at the door!
Ian did not gave me a list of his upcoming performances but I know as a fact that he will be the featured musical director for 2016 MAC Award Winning Best Female vocalist Tanya Moberly, one of our Spotlight performers this month on March 26th, 7 PM at Don't Tell Mama!
Here are the SPOTLIGHTS who joined us for the evening (in order of performance) and what they have coming up! Mark your calendars!:
1) Bennett Silverstein is working on a new comedy show TBA.
2) Kit is going to have a show on Friday, February 23rd at 6:30 PM here at 53 Above Broadway!
3) Sidney Plunket, our regular spotlight came back to continue to work on her music!
4) Lucille Carr-Kaffashan - 2017 Bistro Award Winner for Outstanding Theme Show is back to join us after her show "Unwritten" at the Rrazz Room in December 15th. We are looking forward to hearing about what she has next!
5) Ann Kittredge - The beautiful and talented Ann Kittredge will be bringing back her show "Another Night Only" to the Laurie Beechman Theatre on March 19th at 7 PM!
6) Bobbie Horowitz - my wonderfully supportive and talented cabaret "mommy" is going to have her next round of "It's Just A Number" at Don't Tell Mama on March 25th at 7 PM honoring Anita Hollander and I will be in the show too!
7) Tanya Moberly - Director (for Marnie Klar, Dan Ruth, Lisa Viggiano and Amy Beth Williams) MAC Award Winning Best Female Vocalist and Producer of the Award Winning Salon (every Sunday) where I've learned and "grown" up with performing cabaret is bringing back her 6-show series, 7 PM on Mondays at Don't Tell Mama. Super amazing! 6 shows in 6 weeks!:
March 5th: The Mark Janas Show
March 26th, The Ian Herman Show
April 9th, The Jon Weber Show
April 16th, The Steven Ray Watkins Show
April 23rd, The Sean Harkness Show
April 30th, the Ritt Hen Show!
8) Frans Bloem- Bistro award winning international cabaret performer who have performed from Shanghai to Bangkok, from Paris to Rio, currently on his trip for 4 shows in Mexico will be back to NY for his show on April 14th at the Triad.
9) Emily Ellet , 2017 Metrostar winner joined us for the first time! Welcome Emily! She is bringing her debut show "Uncharted" to Don't Tell Mama on this week Feb 22-24 exploring new beginnings, old habits and the uncharted territories outside one's comfort zone! I am planning to be there on Sunday!
10) Barbara Malley is one busy lady! She said she doesn't want to knwo what is coming up next! I know WE DO!
11) Jason Ellis - our tech director on lights and sound with the most sang about "Vodka"! Always entertaining to the MAX!
12) Nicci Nicholas
THANK YOU ALL FOR JOINING US AT THE SPOTLIGHT AND I HOPE TO SEE YOU NEXT MONTH ON FRIDAY, MARCH 16th WHERE WE WILL BE FEATURING MULTI AWARD WINNING PERFORMER/DIRECTOR/TEACHER GRETCHEN REINHAGEN AND MULTI-TALENTED AWARD WINNING MUSICAL DIRECTOR, ANDREW DAVID SOTOMAYOR ON THE PIANO!
STAY TUNED FOR INTERVIEWS AND SEE YOU IN THE NEXT SPOTLIGHT!