Nobody's Business Trio Brings HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS to Metropolitan Room, 12/15
Nobody's Business Trio will warm up the Metropolitan Room on December 15, 2012, at 9:30 pm as they invite you "Home for the Holidays." Cold wintry weather can wait out by the curb while hearts inside alternately melt and dance. Vocalists Alecia Evans, Cadden Jones and Linda Sue Moshier comprise an entrancing unique ensemble that electrifies audiences with its astonishing range of harmonization. The group's unparalleled sound derives from an uncommon blend of an opera singer, a pop singer and a jazz singer.
Accompanied by Broadway musical director Phil Hall's jazz trio and directed by the celebrated Collette Black, Nobody's Business Trio promises to delight with updated riffs on Andrews Sisters-style close part harmony. The seasonal lineup of favorites includes "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm," "Blue Christmas," "Santa Baby," "Count Your Blessings," "River" and "Christmas in New York," to name just a few.
With a wink and a nod to holiday spirit, the songstresses will dress in opulent giftwrap-inspired holiday finery created specially for the threesome by designer Jimmy Johansmeyer. Bring "Winter Wonderland" indoors and get those toes tapping for an evening of modern nostalgia featuring vintage seasonal tunes performed in an all-new musical event .
The Metropolitan Room is located at 34 West 22nd Street (between 5th and 6th), New York, NY. Subway: N/R to 23rd Street. Tickets are $20.
Alecia Evans is a lyric soprano who has performed regionally and nationally throughout the United States in opera and musical theater. A graduate of the North Carolina School of the Arts, Alecia won the talent competition in the Miss North Carolina Pageant and went on to earn a master's degree in opera from San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Operatic roles have included Marie in "The Bartered Bride," Gretel in "Hansel and Gretel," Laetitia in "Old Maid and the Thief" and Blonde in "The Abduction from the Seraglio." Past musical theater roles include: Julie in "Carousel," Annie Oakley in "Annie Get Your Gun," Mabel in "Pirates of Penzance" and Lizzie in "110 In the Shade." She showcased the role of Vi in "Footloose" on Broadway and the First National Tour, and Guinevere in the national tour of "Camelot." Alecia received First Place Soloist Award with the San Francisco Chamber Singers at the Newport Music Festival. Alecia has done cabaret in New York City at The Algonquin, Don't Tell Mama and Judy's, was a noted cabaret artist at the Venetian Room in San Francisco and had a two year engagement at the Pelican Club in New Orleans. As a professional singer of the national anthem, Alecia performed regularly for the San Francisco 49ers, The Oakland A's, the San Francisco Giants, the San Jose Sharks and the New Orleans Saints. She was conductor of Piedmont Choirs, an internationally recognized San Francisco Bay professional children's choir, she was choral director of the Children's Choir of the First Congregational Church in Washington Connecticut, and recently formed SingOut! Ct, Connecticut's Premier Glee Group for Young Voices. More recently Alecia performed "Divas Do the Decades" at the Tri-Arts Theater and the role of Grace Farrell in Hartford's production of "Annie," where she had the privilege of performing with her daughter Eva.
Cadden Jones is a multi-talented performer who's Off-Broadway and regional credits include: Maria in "West Side Story," Marian in "The Music Man," Jane in "Infertility" (original cast recording), Elizabeth in the musical "Frankenstein" and the Prosecuting Attorney in "Unbeatable." Cadden is proud to have performed with the American Belles on tour for veterans and active U.S. military as lead first soprano and musical ambassador. TV and film credits include: Karen in "The Absence" (directed by Alex DeMille), Jane in "Jane & Jane," Young Marian in "The Teacher," Isabella in "The Other One," Willow in "The Tangled Webs We Weave" and the voice of southern belle Flora in "WINX Club" on the Cartoon Network. Cadden was born in New York and grew up in Atlanta, GA, before her family moved to Philadelphia. Following a return to Manhattan to study acting at New York University, she graduated from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, where she captured leading roles as Queenie in Andrew Lippa's "The Wild Party," Rosa Bud in "The Mystery of Edwin Drood" and Ado Annie in "Oklahoma." She pursued further study at Stella Adler and Stonestreet Studios. Working as a model and actress, Cadden's striking beauty has appeared regularly in national and regional television commercials, on the web, in print work and with national and international industrials. Recent work includes: New York Life Insurance, Walmart, Bank of America, Clinique and The Onion. Cadden currently studies with acting coach Jay Goldenberg and vocal coaches Phil Hall and Jack Lee. She resides on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
Linda Sue Moshier recently returned from her jazz triumph at Budapest's Falk Art Forum, the antique and modern art festival, performing with pianist/accordionist Wesley Erno. Leading roles in musicals and opera have included: "Cabaret" (supervised by composer John Kander), "Little Shop of Horrors," "My Fair Lady," "South Pacific," "Me & My Girl," "Finian's Rainbow," "Song of Singapore," "Annie," "The Consul," Mrs. Claus/Singer in "Radio City Christmas Spectacular" at Grand Ole Opry (TN), Grand Palace (MO) and Palace Theatre (SC), narrator for William Albright's "Song to David" at Trinity Church's September 11 tribute in New York City. Additional NYC cabaret performances included Westside Theatre, Zipper Theatre, Don't Tell Mama, Lambs Theatre, Central Park Boat House, 92nd St. Y, Lincoln Center Library's Bruno Walter Auditorium and the Triad. Vocalist on the SS Rotterdam (world cruise), SS Enchanted Isle (Mexican Riviera) and the Bateaux New York's Celestial (jazz cruise), plus voiceover commercials for McDonalds, Walmart and Dos Equis. Linda performed internationally with the American Belles, formerly the USO Liberty Belles, entertaining U.S. troops and veterans across the United States, Japan, Guam, Germany, France and England. She also performs regularly with the Maté Peter band (Hungary's version of Elton John) in Budapest. Linda holds a degree in theatre/voice from University of Kansas where she was an Irene Ryan finalist and received the post-graduate Kathryn Nelson Award and Charles "Buddy" Rogers Scholarship. She studies with Phil Hall and trains with Matthew Olszewski at SportsLab NYC and has found the time to climb Galdhoppigen Mountain, the highest peak in Norway.
Phil Hall (Musical Director) Throughout his career, Phil Hall's significant achievements in almost every aspect of the musical theater industry have included Broadway, where he was conductor for "Play Me a Country Song" and associate conductor for the "Mame" revival starring Angela Lansbury. Phil was musical director and conductor for dozens of productions including "Phantom of the Opera," the national tour of "Cats," "Side by Side by Sondheim," "The Merry Widow," "42nd Street," "The Desert Song" and "The Wizard of Oz." His work has been featured throughout the United States at renowned venues including the Kennedy Center, the Paper Mill Playhouse, Atlanta's Theater of the Stars, Houston's Theatre Under the Stars, Seattle's Fifth Avenue Theatre and the Michigan Opera Theatre. Phil composed the score for the musical "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," produced at Paper Mill Playhouse in 1998. His first play with music, "Matthew Passion," was produced in 2007 at the American Theatre of Actors' Chernuchin Theatre in NYC. On the stage, Phil performed as Jake in Paper Mill's production of "Show Boat," which aired as a PBS Great Performances series. In film, Phil played a vocal coach and pianist in "Lisa Picard is Famous," produced by Mira Sorvino and directed by Griffin Dunne. As a vocal arranger, Phil's credits include "Some Enchanted Evening," a revue of Rodgers and Hammerstein songs now published by Samuel French and "Into the Woods my Master Went," published by Brentwood-Benson Music. His gospel arrangements of "Nearer, my God, to Thee" and "More About Jesus" have been published by Warner Brothers' Music. Phil has worked with performing arts luminaries including Lily Tomlin, Tommy Tune, Ron Raines, Nanette Fabray, Phyllis Diller, Nancy Marchand, Madeline Kahn, Judy Kaye, J. Mark McVey, Donna McKechnie, Catherine Hickland, Gregory Hines, Nancy Dussault, Charles Shaugnessy, Teri Hatcher and Laurie Beechman. He maintains a prestigious vocal teaching and coaching studio on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
Collette Black (Director) has produced and directed over 200 cabaret acts and musical revues including the Mac and Bistro Award winning, "Our Life & Times" and the Nightlife Award winning production of "What in the World." Other favorite directing credits include Eadie Scott in "Wished on the Moon: A Tribute to Dorothy Parker, "The Farley Brothers in "From Here to Fraternity," and "What's the Point?!" by Hector Coris and Alan Cancelino. Collette produced the 20th anniversary production of "The Club" at Rose's Turn, "All the News Un-fit to Print" at The Tropicana in Atlantic City and "A Wing and a Prayer" at Queens Theater in the Park. Off-Broadway directing credits include "Take it Easy" at The Judith Anderson Theatre and "What in the World: The Newsical Revue" at The John Houseman Theatre. Collette created Manhattan Cabaret Arts in 2008. As a performer she received a Backstage Bistro Award for her first cabaret show, "She's a Lady, He's a Singer." Most recently, Collette directed "Come to the Cabaret," a benefit for The Lawrence F. Hickey Center starring Magee Hickey, John Elliott, Lou Young, Hazel Sanchez and other local newscasters. Her work has been featured on Entertainment Tonight and Fox TV News. Collette also serves as booking manager The Main Stage at The Broadway Comedy Club and teaches Exploring Cabaret at the 92nd Street Y.