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Some inspiration for the weekend from other blogs…

Sierra here, taking a much-needed break and writing about some inspiring words from others I recently came across in my Internet journeys… I just discovered Jon Rubenstein’s blog “Adventures in Compassion” – read this entry here about casting director Mark Bennett’s thoughts about compassion in the creative business. Michael Kostroff (actor, audition seminar teacher) sent it to me via AuditionPsych101@aol.com. Excerpt here: “We all come into this world innocent, full of hope. As long as babies’ basic needs are met, they are happy. That’s why young children are such good actors – they have come not to impress or toContinue readingSome inspiration for the weekend from other blogs…

Some Great Upcoming Performances by Friends!

This text completely stolen from the CabaretHotlineOnline.com newsletter – become a member & sign up for weekly and special emails filled with Cabaret news! SUNDAY – MAY 2nd—————WHAT MORE CAN I SAY: THE SONGS OF WILLIAM FINN—————Broadway Voices, the small ensemble of the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus, presents their new show, celebrating the Tony-Award winning composer of In Trousers, Falsettos, Elegies: A Song Cycle, A New Brain and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATER (407 West 42nd Street, NYC – 212-695-6909 – www.westbankcafe.com ) on Sunday, May 2nd at 1:00Continue readingSome Great Upcoming Performances by Friends!

Three New Performances April 24th, April 25th and April 29th!

See me sing in three separate end-of-April performances! 1. April 24th, 10pm – my sister singer/songwriter Lisa Rein makes her New York debut at The Duplex (61 Christopher Street). It will be an hour of her original songs, performed with George Kelly with backup vocals by myself. The Facebook event is here for updates, and you can click here for reservations. $10 cover + 2-drink minimum. 2. April 25th, 7-10:00pm I’ll be singing with Marquee Five as a Special Guest of The Salon hosted by Mark Janas. This Bistro Award-winning, MAC Award-nominated open mic is one of my haunts eachContinue readingThree New Performances April 24th, April 25th and April 29th!

In-Laws in Town – Broadway, Good Eats, Auditions & Callbacks.

I’m going to try to be brief with yet another MEGABLOG entry of my last week’s exploits. My husband (Pete) and I were wined, dined, and entertained by my in-laws (Pete’s father Bill and step-mother Janet). Bill is a huge musical theater fan, and has more CD’s of original cast albums and more archived Playbills than I! On Sunday the 11th, after teaching drama at All Soul’s Church, I met Pete, Bill and Janet to see “Sondheim on Sondheim.” This musical review is different from the previous “Putting It Together,” in that big flatscreen televisions (placed together to form movableContinue readingIn-Laws in Town – Broadway, Good Eats, Auditions & Callbacks.

New Lineup for the Tudor City Greens Concerts this Summer!

I performed at and quite enjoyed the Tudor City Greens Concerts in the past two years. Now that the weather is warming up, they’re starting again – featuring some great cabaret, Broadway, and club performers! ALL THE SHOWS ARE FREE! Here’s a re-blog of a post from RaissaRecommends.blogspot.com: “What a great month – we were honored with the 2010 Bistro Award for our concert series and garned at 2010 MAC Award nomination as well! Click on the Bistro link to see what great company we’re in with the others being honored (such as Mitzi Gaynor, Alan Cumming and Tovah Feldshu)…Continue readingNew Lineup for the Tudor City Greens Concerts this Summer!

Kathleen France, Tim Burton, Lego Art, and a Carousel

Last weekend was chock full. On Friday, I caught Kathleen France‘s guest-star-packed-for-charity show “The Book of Love ” at the Metropolitan Room. Proceeds from the ticket cover price went to ReadNYC.com a literacy program which concentrates on the youth of New York City. The show was fantastic – not only was Kathleen a wonderful, talented and emotionally giving singer, but the guest singers were incredible as well. In attendance to sing their own love-related songs were Terese Genecco, Julie Reyburn, Shaynee Rainbow, and Peter Napolitano (who recited one of his own essays). Tracy Stark music directed and played piano, SeanContinue readingKathleen France, Tim Burton, Lego Art, and a Carousel

In Two Weeks: Marquee Five at Don’t Tell Mama with “We Can Make It: The Songs of Kander & Ebb”!

MAC AWARD NOMINATED VOCAL GROUP MARQUEE FIVERETURNS TO DON’T TELL MAMA! April 15th, 2010 at 8:30pm Marquee Five returns to Don’t Tell Mama again, only this time as MAC Award Nominees in the “Vocal Duo/Group” category after a successful run of “We Can Make It: The Songs of Kander & Ebb.” “We Can Make It” is 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 NapolitanoMusical Direction: Adam West Hemming “…the blend of their instruments on tight,Continue readingIn Two Weeks: Marquee Five at Don’t Tell Mama with “We Can Make It: The Songs of Kander & Ebb”!

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