New “Salon” Audio – catching up from a few weeks of open mic fun

Recorded at Mark Janas’ The Salon Open Mic, Mark Janas at the piano

Marquee Five Performs in “Broadway By The Letter: Act One” at 54 Below (Review)

October 19, 2013
Marquee Five performed in “Broadway By The Letter: Act One” at 54 Below, Broadway’s Supper Club, on October 19th, 2013. In his BroadwayWorld.com review, Stephen Hanks said this: “beautiful brunette Sierra Rein–voluptuous in both voice and body–zeroed in on the Mark Shaiman/Scott Wittman song “They Just Keep Moving the Line,” and belted it out of the park like Joe DiMaggio would a baseball in his prime.

Read the full A+ review on BroadwayWorld.com by Stephen Hanks, October 23, 2013..

Review: Broadwayworld.com’s Stephen Hanks reviews “Broadway By The Letter: Act One” at 54 Below

“In Broadway By the Letter: Act One (a set of songs representing the first half of the alphabet), this fabulous five-some once again delivered delicious harmonies on a variety of song styles, standout individual performances, and intricate yet accessible vocal arrangements from group member and Musical Director Adam West Hemming…cleverly covered the letter B with Bombshell, the faux Marilyn Monroe musical from the late, lamented TV show, Smash, and beautiful brunette Sierra Rein–voluptuous in both voice and body–zeroed in on the Mark Shaiman/Scott Wittman song “They Just Keep Moving the Line,” and belted it out of the park like Joe DiMaggio would a baseball in his prime.”

Read the full review of the Broadwayworld.com review and commentary by Stephen Hanks here.

Marquee Five to bring chills to 54 Below as part of Halloween Special October 31st

Marquee Five is slated to perform at a special “Into Sweeney Todd’s Woods” show on October 31st, 2013!

From BroadwayWorld.com:

Attend the Tale… 54 Below, Broadway’s Nightclub, is thrilled to celebrate Halloween (Thursday, October 31 at 9:30pm) with a special evening of songs from two beloved musicals: Stephen Sondheim’s masterpieces, Sweeney Todd and Into the Woods. Expect a night of chills and thrills as some of Broadway and cabaret’s spookiest performers descend on the midtown boite for what promises to be an All Hallows Eve to remember.

As a special part of this piping hot evening, 54 Below is also delighted to welcome original casts members from both Sweeney & Woods: Len Cariou (Sweeney Todd’s original Sweeney), Sarah Rice (Sweeney Todd’s original Johanna) and Pamela Winslow Kashani (Into the Woods’ original Rapunzel)! God, That’s Good!

Hosted by 54 Below’s own Director of Original Programming and the host of 54’s popular Sondheim Unpluggedseries, Phil Geoffrey Bond, the cast includes a cross section of some of New York’s most captivating voices:Kristy Cates (Wicked), Scott Coulter (MAC, Bistro Award-winning vocalist), Claybourne Elder (Road Show, Bonnie & Clyde), Matt Farnsworth (Curtains, Thoroughly Modern Millie), Marquee Five (award-winning vocal quintet),Trent Armand Kendall (Into the Woods), Rob Maitner (Urinetown), Teri Ralston (Company, A Little Night Music), T. Oliver Reid (After Midnight, Sister Act), Julie Reyburn (MAC, Bistro, Nightlife Award-winner), Lucia Spina (Kinky Boots, South Pacific), Jessica Vosk (Company, She Loves Me) & Stephen Wallem (Nurse Jackie, Anna Nicole the Opera), all under the capable musical direction of Joe Goodrich, with Steve Doyle on bass and Jonathan Russell on violin.

There is a $40 cover charge as well as a $25 minimum. 54 Below is located at 254 West 54th St., in the heart of New York’s theatre district. For tickets, please visit http://54below.com/artist/into-sweeney-todds-woods/ or call Ticketweb at 866 468 7619.

    Apply access code “ISTW5” online for a discount of $5 off the cover price!

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Video from “Sondheim Unplugged” – Marquee Five singing “Sunday”

Thanks go to Alex Pearlman for this video of Marquee Five singing “Sunday” at the “Sondheim Unplugged” show on September 15, 2013, at 54 Below. “Sondheim Unplugged” was Directed/Conceived by Phil Geoffrey Bond, Musical Direction and piano by Joe Goodrich.

Direct link here.

“Rip! : A Story of Love, Revolution, and What Is Possible” performs in historic Tarrytown, New York

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October 12, 2013
Sierra was seen in a Narrated Concert version of the new musical “Rip!: A Story of Love, Revolution, and What Is Possible” by Dan Furman, with additional lyrics by Mary-Liz McNamara, at The Reformed Church of the Tarrytowns on October 12th, 2013.

Click here for more information.

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In One Week – Marquee Five performs at 54 Below: “Broadway By The Letter: Act One”

October 19, 2013
Marquee Five performs in “Broadway By The Letter: Act One” at 54 Below, Broadway’s Supper Club, on October 19th, 2013 at 8:00pm. Doors open at 5:00pm. Cover charge: $25-$35, Food & Beverage Minimum: $25. Tickets: http://54below.com/artist/marquee-5 – Use Online Access Code “Marquee5” for $5 off the dining room cover. PLUS! Limited Goldstar Tickets available for $17.50 (processing fee plus food/drink minimum still apply).

Marquee Five returns to 54 Below with their acclaimed show “Broadway By The Letter: Act One,” a collection of Broadway material arranged with Marquee Five’s signature harmonies, humor and heart, including pieces by Stephen Sondheim, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Kander & Ebb, Jason Robert Brown, William Finn and many more. Featuring Adam West Hemming, Vanessa Parvin, Sierra Rein, Julie Reyburn and Christopher Whipple on vocals, accompanied by Mark Janas and directed by Lennie Watts, “Broadway By The Letter: Act One” offers a harmony-infused tribute to theatrical composers, shows and songs presented with a wink and a few surprises.

Watch Video of Marquee Five singing from “Broadway By The Letter: Act One” at 54 Below’s “Sondheim Unplugged,” September 15th.