An Evening of Music & Comedy VIII Held At Don't Tell Mama's June 13

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Michael Martinez and Talent In Motion are proud to present An Evening of Music and Comedy VIII at Don't Tell Mama on Monday, June 13th at 7pm. This showcase and variety show will feature singer Shayna Albertson, singer Maria Noe, recording artist John Virag, and singer/songwriter Ramzi. Special guest host for the showcase will be comedian Sheba Mason. Producer Michael Martinez has previously presented showcases at Don't Tell Mama and several other clubs and theaters in New York City. These showcases feature emerging stars in comedy, music and theater.

Don't Tell Mama is located at 343 West 46th Street in New York City. Showtime is 7:00 pm, door opens at 6:30pm. Admission is $15.00 (cash only), plus a two drink minimum. For reservations call Don't Tell Mama at 212-757-0788.

Shayna Albertson is a singer/actress currently living and working in New York City. A native of Orlando, FL, Shayna grew up performing in local theatres and commercials, and also as the lead singer of a cover band. Since moving to the city, she has graduated from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts in the CAP 21 musical theatre program. Some recent credits include Hodel in a regional tour of "Fiddler of the Roof," Magenta in "The Rocky Horror Picture Show," and Shelly in the new original musical "Life Recital." Shayna also performed in her first cabaret entitled "Missing the Bouquet" this fall. Later this summer, Shayna will be reprising her role of Emmeline in the award winning production of "Blue Lagoon: A Musical" in the Hollywood Fringe Festival and is set to begin various recording and musical projects. More information about Shayna and samples of her work are available on her website www.ShaynaAlbertson.com

Sheba Mason: Born into a theatrical family - Jackie Mason (comedian) and Ginger Reiter (playwright) - Sheba has been performing since the age of two as a stageprop in her mother's play where she sat in her high chair and drank from her bottle. Eventually the baby formula turned into boos, the high chair turned into a high step, the diaper turned into a g-string, and Sheba has not left the stage since. She has appeared in Comedy Clubs throughout LA, Chicago and Toronto, and one day she actually hopes to perform in them. Currently Sheba performs nightly in Comedy Clubs in Manhattan including The Broadway Comedy Club, The New York Comedy Club, Carolines, The Lantern and others, spouting her unique witticisms, on everything from politics to being single in New York. She stars as her mother in "702 Punchlines & Pregnant" a full cast musical-comedy depicting the tumultuous love affair of her off-beat parents - on Sunday matinees at the Broadway Comedy Club. Fore more info: http://shebamason.com
Maria Noe is a recent graduate from Bowling Green State University's College of Musical Arts is now happily residing in New York City. Maria's performance background ranges from Interlochen Arts Center's operetta ensemble to leading Beyonce's "Single Ladies" performances for RWS & Associates Entertainment. Maria's move to New York has also afforded her opportunities to perform in various cabarets and showcases including new musical works with Seth Bisen-Hersh as well as Rori Nogee. Her website: http://marianoe.com

Ramzi is a singer-songwriter originally from California now living in New York. His acoustic driven folk rock draws comparisons to other successful songwriters like Jason Mraz and John Mayer. While his catchy melodies and accomplished guitar work make these comparisons inevitable , his songs have a voice that are uniquely his own. First and foremost, Ramzi is a storyteller who is able to draw audiences and listeners into the world of his experiences. Leaving the "real world" behind in 2006, Ramzi quit his engineering job at Intel and moved to NYC to pursue his musical dreams. He hasn't looked back since. His new EP "Champagne and Cigarettes" will be supported by concerts in New York and the West Coast. His website: http://www.ramziguitar.com

John Virag is an accomplished and revered Singer/Songwriter and Producer out of New York City. His style is refreshingly unique, yet seems to be a bit of a throwback to many of the legends of the seventies and eighties. Virag plays multiple instruments including piano, trumpet, bass, and percussion. While his style is categorized as Pop/Rock, he successfully crosses over to other styles such as Jazz, World, and R&B. John has studied under and played with the likes of Jim McNeely, Dr. George Butler, and Wynton Marsalis and has a Master's Degree in Music Composition from NYU, while also participating in the Umbria Jazz Festival in Italy. John can be seen on Law & Order: Criminal Intent, where he is a recurring crime scene unit cop. For more on John, please visit www.johnvirag.com.

Interview inquiries or press tickets, please call Michael Martinez at 845-201-8820.

WHEN:Monday, June 13th at 7pm

WHERE:Don't Tell Mama
343 West 46th Street
between 8th & 9th Avenue
212-757-0788
http://www.donttellmamanyc.com

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