Martinis Above Fourth Table + Stage to Welcome Robyn Spangler in WHY I LOVE LINDA RONSTADT, 5/29
Broadway World Award-winner Robyn Spangler brings her show "Why I Love Linda Ronstadt" to Martinis Above Fourth. Linda Ronstadt is best known as the queen of the "rock ballad" with her string of hits in the late 60's and early 70's but that's just the beginning of a four plus decade career in music that includes almost every genre. Those who have heard Robyn sing know that crossing genres is what drew her to showcase Ronstadt's career. With Musical Director (and San Diego favorite) Todd Schroeder. Join Robyn for an evening of music, fun a few surprises.....and a little Linda.
Robyn has recorded two albums with o.p. records. "On A Liquid Afternoon" and "Why I Love Linda Ronstadt" as well as two singles "Consider Reconsidering Me" written by platinum selling songwriter Kevin Fisher and her single "Second Wind" co-penned with fellow Broadway World Award- winner Todd Schroeder which went to #1 for two weeks on ReverbNation. Robyn's music receives airplay on Delta Airlines' Hello Music Channel.
Now living in LA she continues to work in film, television, stage, internet television, and cabaret. Ms. Spangler is a proud member of Actors' Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and American Society of Composers and Publishers.
Musical Director Todd Schroeder, Broadway World Award-winner, musical director, singer/songwriter, producer/arranger and mostly piano player, has performed at Carnegie Hall, the White House, with the Boston Pops, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and has appeared on numerous television show including The Oprah Winfrey Show.
As an accomplished composer, his original music has been featured in film and television. He composed music and lyrics with this writing partner, Kevin Fisher, for the new hit musical "Unbeatable: A Bold New Musical" www.unbeatablemusical.com, Empower Pack, and for the annual the Calgary Stampede.
He has recorded four of his own CD's including the critically-acclaimed "Songs My Father Taught Me." Look for the release of his fifth CD soon.
Along with writing and producing, Todd has conducted and arranged for Angela Lansbury, (the late) Nell Carter, Jason Alexander, Rita Coolidge and Sam Harris to name a few. Along with two partners, Todd opened "Schroeder's Club and Cabaret", San Diego's first Cabaret room featuring top Cabaret performers from around the country.
Now living in Los Angeles, Todd serves as Musical Director for Disney's "Aladdin", Sea World's "Madagascar Adventure" and Universal Studios in Osaka, Japan where he is Musical Director for "Wicked". Schroeder also teaches two master classes "Auditioning For Today's Musical Theatre" and "The Complete Cabaret Workshop". Currently, Todd is on tour with Sam Harris promoting Harris' new book "Ham: Slices of Life".
He is the proud founder of the "Todd Schroeder Young Artist Grant", an annual scholarship presented to graduating High School students pursuing careers in the arts.
Schroeder produced both of Robyn's CD's On a Liquid Afternoon and Why I Love Linda Ronstadt. He is also the co-writer of Spangler's ReverbNation #1 song "Second Wind."
Doors open at 6:00 PM. Tickets are $20 plus a $15 food/beverage minimum. Purchase tickets online at http://www.martinisabovefourth.com. Martinis Above Fourth Table + Stage is located at 3940 Fourth Avenue, 2nd Floor, San Diego, CA 92103. For more information, visit www.martinisabovefourth.com and www.sherkriegerevents.com.