"I don't sing because I'm happy. I'm happy because I sing." - William James

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December 9, 2015, Sierra will perform in Ogunquit Playhouse’s “White Christmas” at the Music Hall (Portsmouth, NH)
From www.ogunquitplayhouse.org:

Building on the great partnership with the Music Hall in Portsmouth, the Ogunquit Playhouse will once again produce a holiday show for the historic theatre. The Irving Berlin classic White Christmas will be presented just in time for the holidays from December 9 to 20. Based on the beloved, timeless film, this heartwarming musical adaptation features seventeen Irving Berlin songs and a book by David Ives and Paul Blake. Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow two beautiful singing sisters to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil’s former army commander. The dazzling score features well-known standards including “Blue Skies,” “I Love A Piano,” “How Deep Is the Ocean” and the perennial favorite, “White Christmas.”

Show Dates and Times
December 9 – 20, 2015
Wed, December 9 — 7:30 PM
Thu, December 10 — 2:00 PM
Thu, December 10 — 7:30 PM
Fri, December 11 — 7:30 PM
Sat, December 12 — 2:00 PM
Sat, December 12 — 7:00 PM
Sun, December 13 — 12:00 PM
Sun, December 13 — 4:30 PM
Tue, December 15 — 7:30 PM
Wed, December 16 — 7:30 PM
Thu, December 17 — 7:30 PM
Fri, December 18 — 7:30 PM
Sat, December 19 — 2:00 PM
Sat, December 19 — 7:00 PM
Sun, December 20 — 12:00 PM
Sun, December 20 — 4:30 PM

Purchase tickets via www.themusichall.org/

On October 12, 2015, five casts from Los Angeles, New York, and London were brought together at Feinstein’s/54 Below to sing two reunion concerts of bare by Damon Intrabartolo and Jon Hartmere. Directed by Kristin Hanggi; Music Directed by Jesse Vargas; Conceived and Produced by Benjamin Rauhala.

Backstage at Feinstein's/54 Below, October 12, 2015. Photo: Benjamin Rauhala.

Backstage at Feinstein’s/54 Below, October 12, 2015. Photo: Benjamin Rauhala.

Original Casts of Bare Reunite at 54 Below Tonight By Olivia Clement

bare Casts Remember the Pop Opera That Rocked L.A. and NYC With Memories and Never-Before-Seen Pics! By Michael Gioia

BWW TV Exclusive: BARE’s Back! Watch Highlights from the Reunion Concert! By BroadwayWorld TV (video below)


“All Good Things Must End” (role of Ursula). Sung at Mark Janas’ The Salon Open Mic.
Pianist: Stephen Ray Watkins. July 26, 2015.

Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Glenn Slater, circa 2003. This was CUT from the original Broadway version of “The Little Mermaid.”

As part of the “Girl’s Medley” from “Broadway By The Letter: Act One,” Sierra sings with Marquee Five’s Julie Reyburn and Vanessa Parvin. Video starts at the 4:18 mark, but feel free to backup to watch Julie & Vanessa’s solos, and then listen to all three meld, courtesy of Adam West Hemming’s arrangement.
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From the September 23, 2014 performance at 54 Below of “The Songs of Scott Evan Davis,” this song entitled “If the World Only Knew.” This and more video can be found on Sierra’s YouTube account.

Friends! I’m being taken away from New York City by Mr. Mouse again, and I’d love to see many of you before I do! Thus, I will hang out at etcetera etcetera restaurant on West 44th Street (Between 8th and 9th) for drinks at the bar, and would love for you to stop by, starting at 4pm. Then, at 6:15pm if you want to accompany me I will go to Mark Janas’ The Salon Open Mic (7pm-10:30pm), which is $10 cash at the door and a $15 food/drink minimum (BUT any drink imbibed earlier will apply to your Salon minimum!). Richard Skipper will be co-hosting and the theme is the very positive “Reaching Goals – From Resolution To Reality.” Bring your sheet music or taste for the martini, and hope to see you either before and/or during the show!


More information about Mark Janas’ The Salon:
markjanasthesalon.blogspot.com
and www.markjanasthesalon.com

More information about Etcetera Etcetera Restaurant:
www.etcetcnyc.com

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As a Holiday card to friends and fans, Marquee Five sent out some video footage from its past. First, an a cappella version of “The Christmas Song” performed at Feinstein’s back in November of 2011:

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Then there’s footage from Mark Janas’ Birthday Party from June 9th, 2012 – Marquee Five sang “Wonder Love,” and we had an absolute blast with the band and Mark Janas himself at the piano. You can purchase this track from our CD for .99 cents on iTunes.

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November 25, 2013
Sierra returns to the Disney family in January of 2014 as a Mainstage Performer on the Disney cruise ship The Fantasy, performing as Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother and others in various on-board entertainment events.

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Marquee Five will sing in double-bill with Julie Reyburn at Urban Stages, as part of their “Winter Rhythms 2013” series – ONE NIGHT ONLY December 8, 2013 at 7pm in a special blend of past and future projects.

Award-winning cabaret artist Julie Reyburn brings back her very first show, Fate Is Kind, on a double-bill with Marquee Five, featuring Mark Janas on piano. The evening will include songs from all three Marquee Five shows (We Can Make It: The Songs of Kander & Ebb, 8-Track Throwback, and Broadway By The Letter: Act One), a handful of holiday standards to celebrate the season, as well as a few “special event” arrangements and numbers from a brand new show set to debut in 2014!


More information:

WR2013

Download PDF of entire series

Urban Stages Presents
Winter Rhythms 2013
Cabaret, musical theatre, jazz and more to benefit arts & education.
December 8, 2013 at 7pm

Featuring Mark Janas on piano

Length: 1 hr 30 mins
Intermission: None
Seating: General Admission

Urban Stages
259 West 30th Street
New York, NY 10001
(Between 7th and 8th Avenues)
Map

Tickets
No food or drink minimum! Two shows for the price of one!

Use code PAL20 online for $20 tickets (regularly $30) for all shows except Dec. 3, 12 and 15. (this includes Marquee Five on December 8th at 7pm!) and use code PAL25 for $25 tickets for the Dec. 3, 12 and 15th shows. THIS INCLUDES RECEPTION AFTERWARDS.

Purchase through Smarttix.com or at the door on performance night
www.smarttix.com/show.aspx?showcode=WIN25

Stephen Sorokoff was on hand at 54 Below to document its Halloween Sondheim special “Into Sweeney Todd’s Woods“. The show featured Len Cariou (Sweeney Todd’s original Sweeney), Sarah Rice (Sweeney Todd’s original Johanna), Pamela Winslow Kashani (Into the Woods’ original Rapunzel), as well as Kristy Cates, Scott Coulter, Claybourne Elder, Matt Farnsworth, Marquee Five, Trent Armand Kendall, Rob Maitner, Teri Ralston, T. Oliver Reid, Julie Reyburn, Lucia Spina, Jessica Vosk.


View photos from the event at Broadwayworld.com


Read an article and view photos, video and a slide show featuring Marquee Five‘s opening song “The Ballad of Sweeney Todd” (below) at Times Square Chronicles.


Plus! Read an interview of Phil Geoffrey Bond by Jena Tesse Fox on BroadwayWorld.