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

 


“Cabaret Campaigns: Ride the Blue Wave 2018”
Thursday, August 16 at 7 PM – 8:30 PM
Cover Charge: $30 with two-drink minimum (cash only)
Don’t Tell Mama NYC
343 W 46th St, New York, New York 10036

**If unable to attend the show, make a donation to the cause at GoFundMe.com**

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With the 2018 Midterm elections on the horizon, New York-based Cabaret producer, performer, promoter, and former reviewer (for Cabaret Scenes Magazine and BroadwayWorld.com) Stephen Hanks has decided to combine his passion for cabaret and politics and channel that energy into action on behalf of the Democratic and Progressive candidates running for the US Senate, the US Congress, and some state offices in November.

To help him with his “Campaigning,” Hanks has recruited All-Star Casts of Cabaret performers who are equally passionate about motivating people to “Ride the Blue Wave” in 2018. The August 16 (7 pm) show at Don’t Tell Mama (343 West 46th St, between 8th & 9th Ave) will star Award-Winning performers Julie Reyburn (representing Arizona US Senate Candidate Krysten Sinema), Sarah Rice (representing Maryland State House of Delegates Candidate Heather Bagnall), Janice Hall (representing Georgia Candidate for Governor Stacey Abrams), Mary Sue Daniels (representing Montana Incumbent Senator Jon Tester), Katie Dunne McGrath (representing Iowa US Congress Candidate J.D. Scholten), and rising Cabaret star Sierra Rein (representing Virginia US Congress Candidate Abigail Spanberger). Matthew Martin Ward serves as Musical Director. For reservations, call 212-757-0788 or go to Don’t Tell Mama’s website.

The cover charge for these shows is $30 (with a two-drink minimum, cash only) and proceeds from each show—in addition to matching funds–will be donated to the candidates represented by the performers in that show. To date, the two shows have generated almost $3,000 to split among 11 candidates. For more information and interview requests, email stephenhanks41@gmail.com.

Sierra Rein as Corporal Punishment (aka Corporal Killdeathskov) in “Better Dead Than Red” – written and produced by Larry Daggett. Directed by Larry Daggett and Jessica Green, 2017.

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April/May, 2018
Sierra performed “Running in Place,” her solo NYC debut show, on April 12, April 29, and May 12, 2018. Music Director: Bill Zeffiro, Director: James Beaman, Bass: Matt Scharfglass, Drums: Rex Benincasa. At The Laurie Beechman Theatre at the West Bank Cafe, New York City. A TimeOutNYC, Cabaret Scenes, and Bistro Awards pick!
Read the BistroAwards.com Review: “astonishingly supple voice and myriad lyric interpretations…”
Read the CabaretScenes.org Review: “Sassy, touching, intelligent, beautifully gowned, she simply conquered the stage.”
“… doesn’t take herself too seriously while exhibiting perfect comic timingand a touch of sexiness.”
“And oh, does she know how to build a number…transforms from saucy to sizzling…an emotional payoff with the skill and confidence of a Judy Garland or Barbra Streisand.”

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BACK FOR SEASON EIGHT! A celebrated New York event since 2010, the BroadwayWorld and Bistro Award-winning series Sondheim Unplugged features some of Broadway and cabaret’s most dynamic voices, accompanied by piano only, delving into the musical world of Broadway’s master composer. Expect tunes from A Little Night Music, Company, Into the Woods, Follies, Passion, Dick Tracy and more. Past special guests have included original Sondheim cast members such as Len Cariou, Jim Walton, Donna McKechnie, Chip Zien & more – so you never know who might drop in. Sondheim Unplugged is hosted by series creator Phil Geoffrey Bond, who will fill the audience in on Sondheimien facts, history & assorted tidbits of theatrical lore! Come join the party!

At May 18 performance:

Special Guests:
Sally Mayes (Tony nominee, Rose in Harbor Lights Theatre’s Gypsy)
Sarah Rice (Sweeney Todd’s original Johanna)

Starring:
Marquee Five
Jacob Hoffman
Michael McAssey
Kelli Rabke
T. Oliver Reid
Sierra Rein
Lucia Spina

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April 7, 2018
Sierra Rein took part in She NYC Arts’ “Noteworthy: A Night of Celebrating Female Songwriters”, a benefit concert at The Green Room 42.

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March 18, 2018
Sierra was the Salon Spotlight at Mark Janas’ Open Mic.

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March 16, 2018
Sierra performed in Music Theater Factory’s “4×15” series in Crystal Skillman and Bobby Cronin’s “Untitled” work, 8:00pm at Playwrights Downtown, 440 Lafayette Street Room 3A, NYC. More info.

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January 20, 2018
Sierra performed as part of the Women’s Voices Theater Festival in the cast of Darryl Curry and Ariana John’s musical “A Stroll With Troll.” At the Dramatists Guild Foundation‘s Music Hall.

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November 29-December 17, 2017, Sierra will perform in Ogunquit Playhouse’s “White Christmas” at the Music Hall (Portsmouth, NH)
From www.ogunquitplayhouse.org:

Back by popular demand, the Ogunquit Playhouse’s production of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas returns to The Music Hall this holiday season. Packed full of dazzling dance numbers, iconic songs such as “Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep,” “Happy Holiday,” “Sisters,” “Blue Skies,” and the beloved title song, as well as actors straight from Broadway, you aren’t going to want to miss this “holiday card come to life.”

Show Dates and Times
November 29 – December 17, 2017
Wed, November 29, 2017 – 7:30 PM
Thu, November 30, 2017 – 2:00 PM
Thu, November 30, 2017 – 7:30 PM
Fri, December 1, 2017 – 7:30 PM
Sat, December 2, 2017 – 2:00 PM
Sat, December 2, 2017 – 7:30 PM
Sun, December 3, 2017 – 12:00 PM
Sun, December 3, 2017 – 4:30 PM
Wed, December 6, 2017 – 2:00 PM
Wed, December 6, 2017 – 7:30 PM
Thu, December 7, 2017 – 7:30 PM
Fri, December 8, 2017 – 7:30 PM
Sat, December 9, 2017 – 2:00 PM
Sat, December 9, 2017 – 7:30 PM
Sun, December 10, 2017 – 12:00 PM
Sun, December 10, 2017 – 4:30 PM
Wed, December 13, 2017 – 2:00 PM
Wed, December 13, 2017 – 7:30 PM
Thu, December 14, 2017 – 7:30 PM
Fri, December 15, 2017 – 7:30 PM
Sat, December 16, 2017 – 2:00 PM
Sat, December 16, 2017 – 7:30 PM
Sun, December 17, 2017 – 12:00 PM
Sun, December 17, 2017 – 4:30 PM

Purchase tickets via www.themusichall.org

September 17 and October 29, 2017
Marquee Five sang in two performances of “Sondheim Unplugged” at Feinstein’s 54 Below, including the special Halloween show “Into Sweeney Todd’s Woods

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