My husband is doing National Novel Writing Month!

My husband Pete is doing http://www.nanowrimo.org/ this November, starting TOMORROW!!!! The challenge is to write a 50,000 word novel in one month, and he will post what he writes on his Tumblr.com blog. Follow the RSS feed or just hop by his blog when you can!

Go to: http://manhattanstory.tumblr.com/

and use http://manhattanstory.tumblr.com/rss to follow the blog on your RSS reader. Or sign up to get the posts in your email each day! As he says “you reading along as I write is a huge help! Please @ reply me on Twitter to let me know you’re reading. Thanks!”

You can @ reply him via Twitter using @thepete

Go Pete, GO!!!!!

Happy Halloween from my friend Drakayla!!!

Introducing MARQUEE FIVE – Press Info For Immediate Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Website:  www.marqueefive.com

Contact: marqueefive@gmail.com

Club website: www.metropolitanroom.com

NEW VOCAL GROUP

TO DEBUT AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

DECEMBER, 2009

Marquee Five will be appearing at the Metropolitan Room in December, 2009, in “We Can Make It: The Songs of Kander & Ebb”: an exhilarating evening of your favorites from Cabaret, Chicago, Flora The Red Menace, The Rink, and more, including stunning new arrangements.

Joining them will be Mark Janas at the piano.

Directed by: Peter Napolitano

Musical Direction: Adam West Hemming


Marquee Five, “We Can Make It: The Songs Of Kander & Ebb” at the Metropolitan Room

 

December  7th – 7:00 PM

December  9th – 9:45 PM

December 12th – 5:00 PM

December 14th – 7:00 PM

 

$17 cover ($12 MAC/AEA members), 2-drink minimum

 

The Metropolitan Room

34 W. 22nd Street (between 5th & 6th Ave, near the 23rd Street stops of the N, R, W & F,V lines)

New York, NY 10010

Call for reservations: (212) 206-0440


About Marquee Five

Tight harmonies,clever arrangements, and an actor’s sensibility characterize Marquee Five, the collaboration of singers Mick Bleyer, Adam West Hemming, Vanessa Parvin, Sierra Rein, and Julie Reyburn. In the vein of The Manhattan Transfer, Marquee Five brings a spunky, intelligent flair to New York’s cabaret world with exciting five-part arrangements running the gamut of the Broadway canon.



Clockwise from upper left:

Mick Bleyer, Sierra Rein, Adam West Hemming, Vanessa Parvin and Julie Reyburn.

TO DOWNLOAD AN EXTENDED PRESS RELEASE PDF, GO HERE: http://tinyurl.com/marqueefive-press

Sierra Rein sings “Fifteen Pounds (Away from My Love)”

I’m uploading past videos onto YouTube, here’s the latest:
From “Ridin’ High” my one-woman cabaret, June 22, 2007.
Directed by Calvin Remsberg
Glenn Sidwell on piano
Brian Boyce on drums

“Women on Love at the Square One Series” November 1, 2009


Yeah, it’s my first Christmas Caroling gig today (October?!?! Yup!) and I’m still in rehearsals for my vocal group (www.marqueefive.com)’s Metropolitan Room debut in December, but why not throw in a composer showcase?

“Women on Love at the Square One Series”
Presented by “Golden Fleece: the composers chamber theatre”

An excerpt from ‘Women on Love”, a theatrical song cycle by Katya Stanislavskaya, will be presented along with excerpts from three other works. A talk-back will follow the performances.

Starring:
Amy Linden
Sierra Rein
Cristen Page

Accompanied by Katya Stanislavskaya

Sunday, November 1, 2009
8:00pm – 10:00pm
353 Studios
353 West 48th St., 2nd floor

I sang a few songs of her’s last December for a Christmas new-works show put on by Reed Prescott & The New York Theater Barn. Katya’s music is beautiful, intricate, funny and haunting. I’m looking forward to this!

And then I can be seen either in hoop skirt/bonnet or classy little black dress – whichever floats your boat.

-Sierra

Sierra as Nimue in “Camelot,” Fullerton CLO

ANNOUNCING: MARQUEE FIVE

Here’s a nice big update for you!

Introducing a new vocal group:


Tight harmonies, clever arrangements, and an actor’s sensibility characterize Marquee Five, the collaboration of singers Mick Bleyer, Adam West Hemming, Vanessa Parvin, Sierra Rein, and Julie Reyburn. In the vein of The Manhattan Transfer, Marquee Five brings a spunky, intelligent flair to New York’s cabaret world with exciting five-part arrangements running the gamut of the Broadway canon.

Check out our new website, which has more pictures, bios, and information about our December Metropolitan Room Debut “We Can Make It.”: WWW.MARQUEEFIVE.COM

“GetCrackin” video posted on 12seconds.tv

On another note, I shot, edited and uploaded this 12second clip for a Pistachio campaign on 12seconds.tv


How Maria Callas Would Get Crackin on 12seconds.tv

If you’re on Twitter, sign in, bump, comment (with a nicer tone than one of the previous commenters) and see if you want to join in the fun! The interesting thing about 12seconds is the constant challenges to be creative, which is a wonderful thing to have on hand when you’re artistic. Plus, I can flaunt my high notes if I want to…

Enjoy!

And to prove I’m incredibly humble, here’s an outtake from the shoot:


Awwwwwwww….outtake from my Get Crackin video on 12seconds.tv

Sierra for Hire in the Definitely Dickens Holiday Carolers!

For the third year in a row, I will sing with the Definitely Dickens Holiday Carolers, a professional company made up of 4-part groups who sing contemporary and traditional Holiday, Christmas and even Hanukkah songs a cappella. We arrive in festively traditional hoop-skirt-and-bonnet and top-hat-and-cape Dickens-era finery (but can also perform in classy black if you wish). Perfect for office and home parties, promotional events, and kids love us when they can sing/dance/play those jingle bells along with us.

All of our groups are incredible singers with fantastic harmony and solo abilities; however, if you want ME at your party, ask for my quartet in particular. 🙂

Visit the company’s official webpage (covering Los Angeles to New York, and some cities inbetween)

For New York City and the outlying boroughs, go here. Call (888) 225-1331 or (949) 295-6500 or email Adam at adam@definitelydickens.com

For New Jersey State prices and info, go here. Call (973) 327-4671 or email Vanessa at vanessa@definitelydickens.com

Want to see video of the group? Go check out my mini-playlist of us in 2008 here. Or just watch us here:

Pictures from “Smokin'” at The Duplex

Some pictures, taken by George Bonnano, of “Smokin’: Warning, the Songs of Jay Alan Zimmerman” at The Duplex, NYC October 5, 2009. With Kevin Massey, Mick Bleyer, Matthew Lutz, Lori Marinacci, and Kay “The Pal” Pringle. With Jay Alan Zimmerman on piano.


Sierra, Matt, Lori “My Mistake”


Sierra, Kay The Pal, Matt, “Bald Barbie”


Sierra


Sierra, Lori, “Only Words”


Lori, Sierra


Matt, Lori, Kevin, Sierra, Mick


Matt, Lori, Kevin, Sierra, Mick


Matt, Lori, Kevin, Sierra, Mick

Jay, Matt, Lori, Kevin, Sierra, Mick

– Sierra