Steve March-Torme & Steve Kazlauskas to Play Ridgefield Playhouse, 11/8
An evening of Las Vegas-style cabaret entertainment will bring singer-songwriter StEve March-Tormé (son of legendary entertainer Mel Tormé) and ultimate Sinatra tribute artist Steve Kazlauskas to the stage of The Ridgefield Playhouse on Friday, November 8, at 8 p.m. The legendary American songbook of classic standards will be performed by internationally acclaimed StEve March-Tormé, from Broadway to The Beatles and Mercer to Mel, coupled with Steve Kazlauskas delivering all the timeless tunes of Sinatra in his inimitable style to regale the audience. Steve Kazlauskas has performed many times at The Playhouse with his amazing Frank Sinatra tribute act and is a dead ringer for The Chairman of the Board. Each of these dynamic artists will bring his musicians for a musical blast like no other. It all starts with wine, cheese & Allison Meylers' art in the lobby at 7:15 p.m. The 8 p.m. performance will showcase the music of two legends guaranteed to woo the audience, just as StEve March-Tormé does around the world and Sinatra did. This feel-good evening of contemporary music is part of the No. 109 Cheese & Wine Art, Wine and Jazz events and the Ridgefield Magazine Broadway and Cabaret Series. Bernard's (22 West Lane, Ridgefield) is offering a special prix-fixe menu before the show when tickets are presented; reservations suggested beginning at 5 p.m. This event is partially underwritten by Adam Broderick Salon & Spa and is sponsored by Ridgefield Magazine with media sponsor WMNR Fine Arts Radio.
Janice Marie Wilson's "Falling In Love With StEve March-Tormé" article, featured in Jetsetters Magazine, says it all: "I had forgotten how wonderful falling in love was until last Friday night, when I attended the StEve March-Tormé performance... It's worth coming to Las Vegas just to see him and his musical jazz band...He performed all the old jazz melodies with freshness and brilliance that made you feel life was all shiny and new... he invited us to partake in all the fabulous places where only jazz lives, like "Singing at the Blue Moon Bar and Grill". Steve claims he's more of a jazz-pop singer. Yet, he main stages his performance with his "Scat Dat" jazz improvisation that brought the house down. His perfect pitch blended with the rhythmic spontaneity of the single rapid fire notes was hep-cat ...His candid banter about his family, his life and his heritage made you feel like a new best friend...His band is amazing. Their individual solos were out of sight... The evening was filled with many dazzling moments, one more exuberant than the next."
Judy Collins is For tickets ($35), call or visit the box office at The Ridgefield Playhouse, (203) 438-5795, or order online at ridgefieldplayhouse.org. The Ridgefield Playhouse is a not-for-profit performing arts center located at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street, Ridgefield, CT.