Luke Grooms Performs Cabaret At Germano¬'s Trattoria 12/8
Luke Grooms will present his solo show, PUT THE JUNK IN YOUR TRUNK on Wednesday December 8th at 7:30pm at Germano's Trattoria. The show will consist of works by new theatre composers.
Grooms just finished his run in the National Tour of PHANTOM OF THE OPERA playing Piangi. The tour just closed in Los Angeles after playing North America for more than 18 years playing over 7,000 performances. Mr. Gooms played the Hippodrome Theatre with POTO in April and also sang in the DIVAS AFTER DARK late-night benefit show in Baltimore for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
PUT YOUR JUNK IN YOUR TRUNK premiered in LA to great reviews.
Tickets are $10.00 and reservations are strongly suggested for this small venue in Little Italy. Germano's is located at 300 S. High Street just across from Sabatino's Restaurant.
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Newport, Tennessee born Luke Grooms, is quickly earning a name for himself around the country as an up-and-coming leading tenor. Luke's training includes a B.A. in Music from Emory and Henry College, and a M.M. in Voice from The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He has been a part of some of the most prestigious opera training programs in the country, including Glimmerglass Opera, Chautauqua Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, Sarasota Opera, and Opera North. Mr. Grooms is the recipient of an encouragement award from The Mario Lanza Scholarship Competition, as well as an encouragement from the West Tennessee Metropolitan National Council Auditions, and received an award from the Orpheun international vocal competition
In recent years Mr. Grooms joined the Metropolitan Opera Roster for their production of Prokofiev's The Gambler. He also made his Carnegie Hall debut as Fante in Opera Orchestra of New York's concert of Verdi's I Due Foscari, and has also covered the roles of Barbagio (I Due Foscari) and Elvino (La Sonnambula), and Bomelii in Rimsky-Korsakov's The Tsar's Bride, all with Opera Orchestra of New York. Some of his other career highlights include Tonio in La fille du Regiment, Rodolfo, Belmonte in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Riccardo Percy in Anna Bolena, Tebaldo in I Capuleti e I Montecchi, and Lindoro in L'italiana in Algieri.
Luke is equally at home in musical theater and cabaret. He performed in the New York premiere of Jerry Springer: The Opera, at Carnegie Hall, singing the dual roles of Dwight and God. Luke reprised these roles in the New England premiere of the work with Boston's Speakeasy Stage Company in May of 2009. He recently performed in a reading of a new musical, Going Hollywood, directed by Jerry Mitchell and staring Christine Ebersole and Richard Kind.
Luke has been a featured cabaret performer in Manhattan several times, and even ventured out to Fire Island as a special guest star at the Grove Hotel. He recently made his L.A. Cabaret debut at Hollywood's Gardenia Lounge, which Cabaret Scenes Magazine praised, saying "Luke Grooms holds an audience with the power of his voice and the gentleness of his personality. Adjusting his voice to a cabaret setting, Grooms uses his opera-trained tenor as a baseline from which to let his voice soar to dramatic heights, with a consistently powerful delivery, a variety of emotions and excellent enunciation." He was recently nominated for an Elliot Norton award for his work in Jerry Springer at Speakeasy Stage Company.