Bridge Street Theatre Presents The First Evening in 2017 Cabaret Series TOM ANDERSEN: MY FAVORITE SINGS!
It's back! Bridge Street Theatre' hugely popular Cabaret Series returns to Catskill on April 8th at 8:00pm. And the first installment will feature series curator (and part time Catskill resident) Tom Andersen himself in an exhilarating evening of tunes from the Great American Songbook, Broadway, Country Music, and his own teeming and talented brain called "My Favorite Sings". And to give the evening an even more distinctive "local" twist, Mr. Andersen will be joined onstage by Jumbo Bungalow - the husband-and-wife team of Catskill ukulele virtuoso extraordinaire Carmen Borgia and BST's own resident diva (and star of their production of SOUVENIR) Alison Davy.
Multiple MAC Award winner Tom Andersen has been critically acclaimed as one of New York's most talented young singer-songwriters. Stephen Holden of the New York Times has written, "One is reminded of Johnny Mathis. Incandescent!" Stephen Sondheim and Stephen Schwartz have sung his praises. He's played Carnegie Hall, Town Hall, and Weill Hall, and has headlined in NYC at Tavern on the Green, Maxim's, the Russian Tea Room, The Algonquin, and Eighty Eight's. As a recording artist, he has two CD releases, "Far Away Places" and The Journey". In 2016, Tom curated Bridge Street's first ever Cabaret Series, which featured the talents of New York nightlife superstars Mark Nadler, Julie Gold, Eric Comstock and Barbara Fasano, and Eric Michael Gillett. Now, he brings his own songwriting and interpretive skills (and his meltingly beautiful tenor voice) to Bridge Street's Mainstage for the first time.
Jumbo Bungalow, Mr. Andersen's special guests for the evening, are a Catskill-based band that aspires to be like a big, comfortable house that hosts really good parties. Carmen Borgia is a deft singer-songwriter bearing a ukulele, Alison Davy a classical soprano with serious chops and the ability to move from Texas swing to happening high notes with heart and humor. Their eclectic set lists include cover tunes ranging from 30's jazz to country and classical as well as songs written by Mr. Borgia himself.
"My Favorite Sings" will be performed for one night only, Saturday April 8, at 8:00pm on the Bridge Street Theatre Mainstage, located at 44 West Bridge Street in the Village of Catskill, NY. $22 advance tickets can be purchased from BrownPaperTickets.com or by calling them at 800-838-3006. Tickets can also be purchased at the door one half hour prior to the performance on a space available basis for $25. Tickets for students age 21 and under are always $10. But if you purchase a subscription to the entire 4-evening series, Bridge Street is offering an adult package for only $80! These Cabaret evenings have proven to be extremely popular in the past and tickets tend to sell out quickly, so pre-purchase is strongly recommended. This is a party you won't want to miss!
Curated by Mr. Andersen himself, the Bridge Street Theatre Cabaret Series brings local audiences some of the most brilliant talents from the cabaret world, performing some of the greatest songs ever written. Coming up in the series for 2017: Cabaret Superstars JeAnne MacDonald (June 3) and Steve Ross (August 5) and a three-night run of a brand-new musical revue call "Sing Me A Story" (October 6, 7, & 8). It's impossible to imagine more sparkling, sophisticated, and scintillating evenings out. For more information, visit the theatre's website at BridgeSt.org or call their offices at 518-943-3818. Details at http://bridgest.org/cabaret17.htm.