Shana Farr Kicks Off Summer 2014 Appearances Today at Tudor City Greens
Shana Farr, the multi-talented singer and award-winning cabaret artist, has announced her upcoming schedule of summer performances which will begin today, May 28, at 6:30 PM, with an appearance at the Opening Concert For City Greens, hosted by Raissa Katonah Bennett, in Tudor City Greens Park (41st St between 1st and 2nd Aves).
The 7th Season of The Parks Concert Series is a free series that features professional performers from Broadway and the New York City cabaret, jazz, classical and opera scene. The Opening Concert on May 28 (Rain date: Thursday, May 29) will feature Broadway veteran (Phantom of the Opera) and award winning songwriter, D.C. Anderson, Bistro Award Winning Singer/Songwriter, Nathan Chang, recording artist, Peggy Eason, and Julie Wilson Award winning singer, Shana Farr who will perform with cellist and composer, Adam Fisher, and Bistro Award Winning Pianist and NPR Host, Jon Weber.
On Saturday, May 31, Shana will perform her current show, In The Still of The Night, featuring the music and words of Noel Coward and Cole Porter, at the Laurie Beechman Theatre (West Bank Café). Her performance, which will begin at 7:30 PM will feature Jon Weber on piano and Adam Fisher on the cello. Tickets are $20 and there is a Food/Beverage minimum of $15. For reservations: 212-695-6909.
The show has received many positive reviews; "Shana Farr proves to be a first-rate actor, unafraid to take big risks, both vocally and physically. She does not hold back, and she is exciting to watch." (Mark Dundas Wood - Bistro Awards). "This is a terrific show. Watching this sultry singer, with all the poise, beauty and talent that the arts allow, is something to behold. It really is far too limiting to label this classically trained performer as just a singer. She is much more than that."(John Weatherford - Theater Pizzazz). "Farr has created something surprisingly new by intertwining the words of those twin colossi of songwriting, weaving songs both familiar and offbeat, both singing and speaking the texts aloud as if they were prose-something that isn't supposed to work, yet somehow, it does. (Will Friedwald - Wall Street Journal)
On Thursday and Friday, June 12 and 13, at 7:00 PM, Shana will perform her new show, Songs At The Oscars, at Jack's Gourmet Restaurant in her hometown of Columbia, MO. The restaurant opens at 5:30 PM and reservations can be made by calling 573-449-3927 or e-mailing Melissa@jacksgourmetrestaurant.com. There is a $20 music charge and a $15 Food/Beverage minimum. In this new hour-long show, you'll hear great Oscar-winning songs such as Over The Rainbow, The Windmills Of Your Mind, The Way We Were, Under The Sea, some of the James Bond theme songs, Moon River and more.
On Tuesday, June 17, at 6 PM, Shana is back in the Big Apple performing a Benefit for Dutch Treat Club, An Evening Of Cole Porter, at the Laurie Beechman Theatre. Tickets are $50 and reservations can be made at 212-395-6909. There is an additional charge for Food & Beverages. The admission money goes to benefit the Dutch Treat Club, a society of illustrators, writers, artists, media gurus, and performers in music, television and film based in New York City. A club of which Shana is proud to be a part.
Shana's busy summer schedule will end on Friday, July 11, when she performs her Julie Andrews Tribute Musical, Whistling Away The Dark: Through the Music of Julie Andrews at a private function in Orlando, FL.