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Transcendence Artist Series Features Sutton Foster, Carrie Manolakos & More, 7/13

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The Transcendence Artist Series, is a collection of one night concerts with individual artists in a variety of remarkable settings throughout Wine Country. From wine caves and vineyards back to the Jack London Park ruins, these performances will each create an intimate atmosphere for inspiration and transcendence.

The word 'Transcendence' means excelling, surpassing, or going beyond the usual limits. We are so thrilled to share with our audiences the remarkable talents of these brilliant artists whose work goes beyond the usual limits to inspire us all to live life to the fullest.

Singer/Songwriter and viral YouTube sensation Carrie Manolakos delivers a night of powerful music in the breathtaking Benziger Wine Cave that follows her unfolding journey from Broadway's Mamma Mia and Wicked to her current life as an independent artist. This groundbreaking concert, featuring songs from her debut album, Echo, promises to be historic.

Carrie has been selling out venues all over New York City, as well as other cities across the country and catching the attention of stars such as Alec Baldwin, Trey Anastasio, and Josh Groban.

Carrie Manolakos, started off 2013 singing with Phish at Madison Square Garden for their much anticipated New Years Eve Show- one of their wildest in history. Carrie already positioned in the top 100 of the iTunes pop charts with her debut album "Echo", became an internet sensation with her haunting performance of the Radiohead classic Creep, captured at her album release concert in April 2012 at (le) poisson rouge. The video is now well over a million views and still climbing by the thousands. She was selected for Elle Magazine's 30 Under 30: Essential Names to Know, voted #1 by readers.

Carrie was featured as the top story on Gawker, saying her rendition of the song is "upsettingly good" and it "Will make your Ears Orgasm." She most recently was featured in Entertainment Weekly for being one of the top 12 best Radiohead covers of all time, with artists such as Frank Ocean, John Mayer, Weezer, Regina Spektor, Vampire Weekend, and others. She was also featured in the New York Times, The New Yorker, Huffington Post, Daily Beast, MTV, and MSNnow.

Manolakos has a background in musical theater, with Broadway credits, including the lead role of Sophie in Mamma Mia as well as Elphaba on the Second National Tour of Wicked. Her debut album, Echo, is a lyrical blend of folk, pop and soul. Her sound dances with the stars of Adele and Joni Mitchell, with a kiss blown to Jeff Buckley, but a voice that is unmistakably hers alone.

July 13th, 2013 - Saturday
6:00pm Doors Open
7:30pm Concert in the Wine Cave

Location
Benziger Family Winery
1883 London Ranch Road
Glen Ellen, CA 95442

Ticket Prices*
$55 VIP - see below
$30 General Admission - see to the right

*A $1.50 processing fee added to every ticket sold

VIP Benefits Include

$500 Value Broadway Wine Circle booklet - learn more
VIP seating in the reserved VIP section in the front of the audience
2 complimentary glasses of wine
1 commemorative Transcendence Theatre GoVino Glass [delivered at the event]

Two-Time Tony Award-winner Sutton Foster comes to Wine Country with musical director Michael Rafter for a powerhouse night of enchanting entertainment in the breathtaking open-air winery ruins of Jack London Historic State Park.

Sutton Foster, best known on Broadway for her Tony Award-winning performances in Anything Goes andThoroughly Modern Millie, also originated leading roles in The Drowsey Chaperone, Little Women, Young Frankenstein and Shrek the Musical.

Currently, Foster is starring in ABC Family's new series "Bunheads," created by Amy Sherman Palladino.Foster was first seen on television on "Star Search" at age 15, and has more recently appeared in "Johnny and the Sprites," "Flight of the Conchords," "Sesame Street," "Law and Order SVU" and "Royal Pains."

As a solo artist, Foster has performed all over the country as well as internationally with her musical director Michael Rafter, featuring songs from her debut solo CD "Wish" as well as her follow up CD, "An Evening With Sutton Foster: Live at the Cafe Carlyle."

She has graced the stages of Carnegie Hall, Feinstein's, Lincoln Center's American Songbook series, Joe's Pub and many others. In 2011 Foster received an Honorary Doctorate degree from Ball State University where she also is on faculty as a teacher and advisor to the Department of Theatre and Dance.

Michael Rafter (Musical Director) collaborated with Sutton Foster on her first solo CD, Wish, which was released in February 2009 and performed it live at the Lincoln Center American Songbook series. Their second CD Sutton Foster, Live at the Carlyle, was released in March 2011. He also co-produced Norm Lewis's solo CD, This is the Life, and the recording of Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori's Broadway show, Caroline, Or Change.

On Broadway, Michael has served as music director/conductor of Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Sound of Music, The King & I and Gypsy.

Michael also did the arrangements for the Broadway productions of Swing and Sweet Charity.

He was one of the two piano duos that played the Broadway revival of The Most Happy Fella. Off-Broadway credits include: Merrily We Roll Along and Violet.

August 1st, 2013 - Thursday
5:00pm Pre-Show Picnicking Begins
7:30pm Concert in the Winery Ruins

Location
Jack London State Historic Park
2400 London Ranch Road
Glen Ellen, CA 95442

Ticket Prices*
$146 VIP, benefits include $500 Broadway Wine Circle booklet learn more
$86 Premium Ad, benefits include $385 Broadway Wine Circle booklet learn more
$52.50 General Admission

*There is a $5 park contribution and a $1.50 processing fee added to every ticket sold

Transcendence Theatre Company's very own Leah Sprecher presents her one-woman show chronicling her unique and endearing kinship with old ladies in this hilarious, but powerfully touching show full of songs, characters and anecdotal stories.

Leah has performed at some of the nations most prestigious theatres including Paper Mill Playhouse, Goodspeed Opera House, and REPRISE! She Most recently completed a year-long stint at the famed Groundlings theatre in Los Angeles where she wrote and performed sketch/improv comedy in shows such as Et Tu Sunday, Camp Sunday, the Cookin' With Gas Show, and her one-woman show Old At Heart. Nat'l Tours: 42nd Street, Happy Days, and the Radiocity Christmas Spectacular. Film/TV: Jimmy Kimmel Live and Maron on IFC.

August 13th, 2013 - Tuesday
6pm Doors Open, 7:30pm Concert Begins

Location
Benziger Family Winery
1883 London Ranch Road
Glen Ellen, CA 95442

Ticket Prices*
$55 VIP - see below
$30 General Admission
*There is a $1.50 processing fee added to every ticket sold

VIP Benefits Include
- $500 Value Broadway Wine Circle booklet - learn more
- VIP seating in the reserved VIP section in the front of the audience
- 2 complimentary glasses of wine
- 1 commemorative Transcendence Theatre GoVino Glass [delivered at the event]



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