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Art/Song Gallery Presentation for Jay Allan Zimmerman

This Weds, March 3rd and the Wednesday after that March 10th (both at 7:00pm) I’ll be singing original works by composer Jay Alan Zimmerman (the “Beethoven of Broadway”) in an extraordinary Art/Song exhibit in Times Square. The voices of singers will be actualized into visual representations via installations by artist Lisa Ingram. As he describes it himself in his website, “It’s hard to explain, so start with the Broadway World article here: BROADWAY VOICES MADE VISUAL BY DEAF COMPOSER 2/23 – 3/16“ Chashama times square112 west 44th Street, between 7th & 6th avenuesFacebook event can be found here

Marquee Five in BroadwayWorld.com

Here’s a nice writeup of Marquee Five and other great events of the week by Jenna Esposito of BroadwayWorld.com (a great Cabaret artist in her own right!) regarding our Thursday Feb 25th, 2010 show at Don’t Tell Mama : ow.ly/1c4po “A welcome addition to the NYC nightlife scene…terrific performers in their own right…and the blend of their instruments on tight, five-part harmonies is really something special! The five performers each got their chance to shine in various solos and duets, which added color and variety to the already-enjoyable evening. Each vocalist brought their own unique sound and style to theContinue readingMarquee Five in BroadwayWorld.com

Now “The Blogette” for Mark Janas – The Salon’s Blog!

I’m now taking on a second blog – that of www.markjanasthesalon.blogspot.com, the official blog of markjanasthesalon.com. The Salon, presented by the fabulous pianist, composer, music director Mark Janas and Producer Tanya Moberly, is a weekly open mic held currently at the Etcetera Etc restaurant. A cover and food/drink minimum will let you in on a great evening of singing, spoken word, workshopped performances, classical, musical theater, rock, opera, whatever! Everything is accepted, and there is even a weekly theme to help in musical choices. However, all material (on or off theme) is welcome. I’ll be blogging about the performers andContinue readingNow “The Blogette” for Mark Janas – The Salon’s Blog!

TONIGHT! Marquee Five in “We Can Make It: the Songs of Kander & Ebb”

We’re in Playbill.com, Mom! VOCAL GROUP MARQUEE FIVE RETURNS TO DON’T TELL MAMA! “WE CAN MAKE IT: THE SONGS OF KANDER & EBB” Thursday, February 25th, 2010 at 8:30pm Marquee Five returns to Don’t Tell Mama with “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. Tight harmonies, clever arrangements, and an actor’s sensibility characterize this collaboration of singers Mick Bleyer, Adam West Hemming, Vanessa Parvin, Sierra Rein, and Julie Reyburn. ******************************************************* “sublime harmony.” –Rob Lester, TalkinBroadway.com “Unbelievable, awesome vocals (and arrangements)…prettyContinue readingTONIGHT! Marquee Five in “We Can Make It: the Songs of Kander & Ebb”

“Make Believe” with Mark Watson at The Salon 02-21-2010

I had a terrific time at The Salon on Sunday the 21st. In tribute to the late Kathryn Grayson, I decided to sing from “Show Boat,” which Grayson starred in with Howard Keel. Mark Watson was gracious enough to jump into a duet of “Make Believe” with no rehearsal, but with the fabulous Mark Janas on the piano. An mp3 of the song, recorded live, and my introduction to it can be found here. -Sierra

An email from Michael Kostroff – some more quotes on acting from the Audition Psych 101 method

Hey, all — Several actors who attended recent “Audition Psych. 101” workshops have followed up with some quotes that support my approach. I thought you might find them encouraging: —————————— This one was sent in by Barbara Fisher: Actor Julie Benz (Dexter): “I look at it as, it’s literally your time to be an actor that day. And it’s a performance; that’s all it is. I don’t look at it as a job; it’s my time to play the part how I want to play it. And I throw my material away when I leave. You learn to love it.”Continue readingAn email from Michael Kostroff – some more quotes on acting from the Audition Psych 101 method

10 Acting-Theater-Life Podcasts (aka “no excuse not to be inspired!”)

When the subway gets too crowded to read a book on the acting biz or a current play I’m researching, I often turn to acting-related podcasts. Free (although they all probably accept donations, hint hint!), quick to download, all at the ready via my iPhone or mp3 player. They all provide information, research, inspiration, and sometimes that good old mental kick in the ass when the creative energies are low. Here is a list of my favorite acting podcasts and links to their websites or affiliated sites. Some of them are can be considered “enrichment” podcasts, meaning they will enhanceContinue reading10 Acting-Theater-Life Podcasts (aka “no excuse not to be inspired!”)

Join me for the Big Night Out Open Mic – This Thursday, NYC!

Thursday – BIG NIGHT OUT!BIG NIGHT OUT!Upstairs at Etcetera Etcetera Restaurant325 West 44th Street (b/w 8th and 9th aves)A fabulous evening of cabaret featuring the song stylings of maestro Bill Zeffiro, sparkling guest host Vicki Van Tassel and YOU singing your favorite song, your new song, or just that song you’d never get to sing otherwise. $10 cover/$12 minimum($5 if you are MAC/AEA/SAG/ECC!)

Marquee Five is eligible for a MAC Award Nomination!

The MAC Award season is upon us, and Marquee Five is in the running for a nomination for Best Vocal/Instrumental Duo/Group! Check out the MAC Website for a downloadable PDF (we’re on page 5). If you’re a MAC voter, please consider nominating us once you receive your list of potential nominees in the mail! The nominees will be announced the day after my birthday, March 25th – let’s just hope I get a day-late birthday present! 😀 The info on the nomination announcement is listed on this Facebook Event. -S

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