Catherine Walker to Dazzle Audience with 'SONGS FROM MY BEDROOM' at EPAC, 11/7

Catherine Walker to Dazzle Audience with 'SONGS FROM MY BEDROOM' at EPAC, 11/7

Broadway star and Ephrata Performing Arts Center alum Catherine Walker will debut her new cabaret show, "You Have to Start Somewhere: Songs From My Bedroom," at EPAC's Sharadin Bigler Theatre Saturday, November 7, at 8 p.m. Walker will ultimately be performing the cabaret at venues in New York City and other theaters across the country.

The artist is currently starring in the Tony Award-winning musical A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER. She previously performed as 'Mary Poppins' on Broadway in addition to singing the roles of the mother and Evelyn Nesbitt in RAGTIME.

Locally, Walker starred in THE SOUND OF MUSIC at the Fulton and EPAC's 1995 production of INTO THE WOODS. She is excited to return to EPAC to follow up a successful 2012 cabaret.

Walker will be accompanied by Steven Jamail, award-winning composer, arranger and music director. Originally from Galveston, Texas, Jamail holds a degree in music composition and theory from Rice University's Shepherd School of Music and is currently based in New York City.

The composer is credited with writing the scores for THE LOVELY BONES and NICHOLAS AND ALEXANDRA under the direction of Tony award winning producer Stuart Ostrow at The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts; MY LIFE: TODAY at the Duke Theater; and VOTE! at Theatre Under the Stars in Houston. His original music and arrangements have been performed on Broadway, with the York Theatre Company and The Public Theater, and most recently in a sold-out solo debut at Lincoln Center.

Among Jamail's television endeavors are arrangements and lyrics for THE HOWARD STERN SHOW, original music and lyrics for Rachel Ray's 40th Birthday Special, a holiday arrangement for NBC's Tree-Lighting at Rockefeller Center, music direction for episodes of THE MARTHA STEWART SHOW and THE APPRENTICE, and arrangements for THE ROSIE SHOW on OWN.

Sponsors for the performance are the Irene R. Weidman Foundation and David Dierwechter and Marcia Stoner.

Tickets, which include a reception with Walker following the show, are $30. They can be purchased by calling the EPAC box office at 733-7966, ext.1 and are available online. For more information, visit www.ephrataperformingartscenter.com or follow @EPAC_theater.

Ephrata Performing Arts Center has been active in community theatre for over 30 years. Edward R. Fernandez, Artistic Director, has worked to solidify EPAC's reputation for producing outstanding musical theater as well as stimulating, cutting-edge drama. EPAC Theater is proud to have been the starting ground for many talented performers, including Tony nominated actor Jonathan Groff along with other performers such as the versatile and charming Elisio Roman and Catherine Walker. Ephrata Performing Arts Center remains committed to providing a unique theatrical experience.

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