Kenneth Gartman Hosts 'Open Mic Night' at Unity Center in Norwalk Tonight
There's a new Open Mic Night in town, and it's quite the place to be! Kenneth Gartman hosts the monthly Open Mic Night on the 3rd Saturday of every month at Unity Center in Norwalk, CT. The next concert is set for tonight, December 21 from 7 to 9 p.m. $10 cover. The Unity Center is located at 3 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Norwalk, Conn.
This month will mark 6 months since the Open Mic Night began back in June. Gartman invites a new featured entertainer to perform a spotlight set each month. So far guests have included Scott Coulter (Multi-Award Winning Cabaret and Recording Artist), Raissa Katona Bennett (Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Parade), Kristin Huffman (Company), and Nancy Witter (Nick@Nite's Funniest Mom's in America).
This month will feature Christina Connors. There is a wide array of talent from first timers to notable Broadway performers, cabaret artists, singer/songwriters, comedians, Broadway composers, MAC Award winning entertainers, folk artists and poets. All are welcome!
Sign-up for those who wish to perform is at 6:30 when the doors open. Some snacks and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. If you would like Kenneth to accompany you at the piano, bring music printed out in your key.
December 21st, Paella will be offering a drink special after the event for all who attend - buy 1 get 1 free!
Christina Connors (Featured Entertainer) - As a headline performer, Christina has traveled over Europe and South America, spending three years with Costa Cruise Lines in an extraordinary experience she used to expand her impressive range of styles to include additional Portuguese, Italian, Spanish, French, and German songs. In the United States, Christina is a frequent performer with regional theaters where some of her favorite roles include Mary in "The Life," Sarah Brown in "Guys And Dolls," Laurie in "Oklahoma," Mallory in "City Of Angels," and Marion in "Music Man." In Florida, she has been seen performing her one-woman cabaret show, "Journey to the Past," and as one of three women in Florida's award-winning show "Respect." No stranger to the New York stage, her performances there include her 2008 hit one-woman show "Home Is Where the Heart Is" in two of Manhattan's legendary cabaret theaters, Don't Tell Mama and The Duplex. Christina, a native of West Hartford, Connecticut, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Theater from the Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford. When not on the tour, she lives in Greenwich, Connecticut. For more information, visit www.ChristinaConnors.com.
Kenneth Gartman (Host/Pianist) - Theatre: Inner Voices III: Arlington (Off-Broadway); Bryan Putnam's The ToyMaker (Eugene O'Neill Theater Conference, 2012); Zapata! The Musical (NYMF2012) and subsequent cast recording; Once Removed, a new musical with music by Graham Russell of Air Supply; Show Choir! the Musical (NYMF2010); The ToyMaker (NYMF2009) and subsequent cast recording; Trouble in Shameland (FringeNYC) and subsequent cast recording. Cabaret/Concerts: Rev. Yolanda's Old Time Gospel Hour, Joshing Around, Unity Benefit Concerts, Concerts for City Greens, Cabaret Cares, The Salon Open Mic(Host/Co-Host), A Ballsy Christmas Open Mic (Host). Singer/Performer: Kenneth Gartman...Not Like the Other Cavemen (cabaret debut), National Tour of The Music Man; Side by Side by Sondheim; Simply Sondheim LIVE! (BBC Broadcast); and A New York Songbook: Way Off Broadway. For more information, visit www.KennethGartman.com.