Accidental Productions Presents BIG NIGHT OUT 12/17 At Don't Tell Mama
The critically acclaimed open mic series, continues into the Holiday Season! Billed as a delicious gathering for the musical community, Big Night Out is a unique and supportive environment for performers and composers of all backgrounds to come together and perform the music that they love. Hosted by The Fabulous Jennifer Wren, Associate Producer Alexandra de Suze, and resident Musical Director William "Bill" Zeffiro, singers are encouraged to try out new material, sing the roles that they aspire to play, sing the roles they will never play, or just show off for the joy of it.
On December 17th, 2009 - Big Night Out returns with its annual Big Night Out HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA, a thrilling night featuring all original Holiday music written by composers and lyricists featured throughout the 2009 Big Night Out Season including Mark Janas & Peter Napolitano, Paul Farinella, Kathy Hart, Ritt Henn, Nicholas Levin, Mary Liz McNamara, David & Paul Rigano, Robert Rokicki, Peter Saxe, Steve Schachlin, Bill Zeffiro, Jay Alan Zimmerman and more . A complete list of special performances will be announced shortly on the official Big Night Out website, www.bnonyc.com. Come on out to the legendary cabaret haunt Don't Tell Mama for this extraordinary evening of original music! Reservations are mandatory for this event - please call 212-757-0788 after 4PM.Jennifer Wren has appeared in various New York productions including Unexpected Guest, The Wild Party (The Gallery Players), Commedia Del'artemisia and The Man Who Laughs (both with The Stolen Chair Theatre Company), Medusa and The Amazing Colossal Thing (both in the Vital Signs Festival), Granola! The Musical (NY International Fringe Festival), and numerous concerts, benefits, and workshops (including the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop). In addition to her stage work, Jennifer is currently touring with chanteuse Quinn Lemley in her show Burlesque to Broadway and is a sometime singer for funk band Brother Joscephus and the Love Revival Revolution. She has performed for audiences large and small in venues ranging from CBGB's to the Hudson Theatre. An accomplished actor as well as a singer, Ms. Wren has appeared on the Discovery Channel series, "Sensing Murder" as the ill-fated Mary Leonard, in several national commercials (including Atari: Dragon Ball Z Burst Limit and Cablevision's "Pixel" series) and on the new Independent Film Channel original series, "Z-Rock." www.jenniferwren,info
William "Bill" Zeffiro is the composer/lyricist and book writer of The Road To Ruin (NYMF 2008). In addition, Mr. Zeffiro worked as a co-writer/actor on USA Network's "Up All Night," as the musical director/composer for "Extreme Makeover" (ABC), and composed special material for "Another World" (NBC), Mario Cuomo and Rudolph Giuliani. He produced and performed with the lovely and legendary Kay Swift in An Evening Of Kay Swift. In addition, Mr. Zeffiro's career includes numerous music direction, performances, and recordings. Mr. Zeffiro continues his vocal training work with students on -and off-Broadway. www.theroadtoruin.com
Alexandra de Suze is Associate Producer of Big Night Out. She brings her varied and immense talents to Big Night Out. Ms. de Suze's many artistic forays have taken her all over New England and New York. Her extensive acting career includes turns at the Prospect Theatre, York Theatre, Passajj Productions, Speakeasy Stage, and the Publick Theatre. Presently she is performing as Mary in Christmas Rappings at the Theatre at Judson. She has sung in numerous productions at Don't Tell Mama, The Encores, New York City Center Encores!, The Bronx Opera Co., and the New York Choral Society. In addition, Ms. de Suze has directed at the Riant Theatre and Manhattan Theatre Source, and written for a multitude of works including sketch comedy, the storytelling series "Stories At The Creek,", "LES Stories", and "Louder Than Words" in addition to her own work "Single What? Female...." and cabaret show "Following My Voice," www.singlewhatfemale.blogspot.com/
Big Night Out will play Thursday, December 17th at 8:30pm at Don't Tell Mama (343 West 46th Street (Restaurant Row). There is a $10 admission ($5 for MAC, AEA, and EMC Members) and two beverage minimum. More information can be found at *** www.bnonyc.com****
Continuing 2010 Dates for Big Night Out will be announced shortly at our website.