Diana Sheehan to Star in NOBODY'S HART Fort Worth Debut at Amphibian Stage, 9/12-15
Amphibian Stage Productions opens the first offering in its new Amphibian Cabaret Series, Nobody's Hart: Diana Sheehan Sings the Lyrics of Lorenz Hart, this week at the company's home on South Main Street. Created and performed by Diana Sheehan, with musical direction, arrangements, and piano by James McQuillen, cello by Sarah Choi, and music by Richard Rodgers, this cabaret performance will run Thursday, September 12 through Sunday, September 15.
Creator and performer Diana Sheehan debuted the cabaret at Sammons Center for the Arts in Dallas in the fall of 2012 and subsequently performed the show to sold-out houses at the 2013 Out of the Loop Fringe Festival, where it was a "Best of the Loop" winner. This will be the first presentation of the show in Fort Worth.
In Nobody's Hart, Diana Sheehan pairs her unparalleled vocal talent with the lyrics of Lorenz Hart in this cabaret tribute to the legendary lyricist. As half of the songwriting duo Rodgers and Hart, Lorenz Hart penned the lyrics to some of Broadway's most memorable musicals, including Babes in Arms, The Boys from Syracuse, and Pal Joey. Over the course of this intimate musical evening, Diana Sheehan takes audiences on a journey through the popular work of Hart, as well as his troubled private life, shining a light on one of the great innovators of the American musical.
Nobody's Hart: Diana Sheehan Sings the Lyrics of Lorenz Hart will run Thursday, September 12 through Sunday, September 15, 2013 at Amphibian Stage Productions. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday performances begin at 8 p.m., and the Sunday matinee begins at 2 p.m. For general admission seating, adult tickets are $25, senior tickets are $20, and student tickets are $15. Table seating with wait service is available for $60 for 2 people or $120 for 4 people, with limited availability. An additional $5 discount will be given to Amphibian's 2013 Members. To get more information and purchase tickets, call 817-923-3012, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.amphibianproductions.org. Amphibian Stage Productions is located at 120 S. Main Street, Fort Worth, TX 76104.
Diana Sheehan has performed cabaret at New York's Triad, San Francisco's Plush Room, and Boston's Club Cafe. At WaterTower Theatre, she has appeared in Putting It Together, Shooting Star, Black Pearl Sings! and Grey Gardens. For the roles of Edith and Little Edie Beale in Grey Gardens, she received the 2009 Dallas-Fort Worth Critics Forum Award and the 2009 Column Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical. Her Dallas-area debut in Irving Berlin's As Thousands Cheer at Lyric Stage received the 2008 Dallas-Fort Worth Critics Forum Award for Best Ensemble Cast. Diana stood by and went on for Betty Buckley in the role of Martha Brewster in the Dallas Theater Center's production of Arsenic and Old Lace. She also appeared in Casa Mañana'sSound of Music. Diana starred in the Off-Broadway hit, Forbidden Broadway in New York, Boston, Cleveland, and the National Tour. Regional credits include: San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, Adirondack Theatre Festival, American Stage, North Shore Music Theatre, Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Forum Theatre, and the Jewish Theatre of New England. Diana is a graduate of Smith College and the British-American Drama Academy. In 2011, she became the first honorary member of WOW!: Women of WaterTower Theatre.
Amphibian Stage Productions is a non-profit theatre company founded in 2000 by three alumni of TCU's Department of Theatre who strive to produce innovative and engaging works of theatre that challenge the way we see the world around us. Now in its fourteenth season, Amphibian has produced numerous groundbreaking and challenging plays (some regional premieres, others US or world premieres) that foster a deeper understanding of ourselves as members of the global community. The company is widely recognized for its stylistically and thematically varied scripts.