Andrea McArdle to Kick Off Broadway Cabaret Concerts at Sugar Loaf PAC, 7/13

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Legendary Broadway stars will be coming to Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center in an intimate cabaret setting starting in July.

Artistic Advisor to the Board, Scott Hart (Drama Desk and Tony Award nominated producer of A Christmas Story-The Musical) has invited some of his friends and colleagues to perform their cabaret acts in the intimate atmosphere of the PAC's pavilion. Seating 180 patrons, every seat is perfect. Just an hour from NYC, the Sugarloaf PAC is located in the heart of artisan village and wine country. Spend the afternoon shopping some of the local shops, have dinner at a local cafe and then see one of Broadway's legendary performers.

The Sugarloaf PAC Broadway Cabaret Series begins in July with:

July 13 at 8pm Andrea McArdle Broadway's original" Annie". Andrea first captured the hearts of theatergoers in 1977 when she originated the title role in the mega-musical hit Broadway musical ANNIE, based upon the popular Harold Gray comic strip Little Orphan Annie. Since then, she has starred in several Broadway musicals as well playing many leading roles on stages the world over.

Ms. McArdle will be performing her nationally acclaimed cabaret show entitled - "70′s and Sunny"
"70s and Sunny" is a look at the music of the seventies. The voice that helped define a decade pays tribute to the music of the decade that helped define her as an artist and singer. From Broadway to Billy Joel, from disco to Motown, Andrea explores her musical roots and reveals how the girl who danced at Studio 54 evolved into the woman and show business legend she is today.

In Golden Standards Andrea explores the rich and great American songbook. Audiences will be taken on a musical journey that reaches from the sounds of Tin Pan Alley to stages of Broadway to the soundstages of Hollywood. Filled with anecdotes about the legends with whom she has worked and with songs that became the soundtrack of America, Andrea sings songs of love, life, joy, our yesterdays and "tomorrows".

Andrea has brought her award-winning vocal talents to national and inter...national concert halls from Carnegie Hall to the Las Vegas Hilton to the Hong Kong Philharmonic as well as several remarkable television appearances through the years. Ms. McArdle has sung for each American President from Gerald Ford to Bill Clinton. She honed her craft by working with some of the legends of the entertainment industry such as Ethel Merman, Liza Minnelli, Julie Andrews, Bob Hope, Liberace, Frank Sinatra, Steve Martin, Martin Short, Stephen Schwartz, Tim Rice, Trisha Yearwood and Elton John to name just a few.

As Annie she became the youngest performer ever to be nominated for a Tony Award as Best Lead Actress in a Musical. She also received the Theater World and Outer Critics' Circle Awards for the girl with the red hair and big voice. She subsequently conquered London with her portrayal of Little Orphan Annie in the West End. Andrea was then tapped to portray Judy Garland in the acclaimed NBC television movie "Rainbow". She appeared in the 1999 Rob Marshall-directed TV version of "Annie", singing the "Star To Be" segment of the song "N.Y.C."

She can be heard on the Grammy Winning, Platinum selling Original Broadway Cast recording of ANNIE, as well as the cast recordings of JERRY'S GIRLS, STATE FAIR, the television soundtrack of Rob Marshall's ANNIE, as well as her own solo CD titled "Andrea McArdle: On Broadway".

July 27th at 8pm Karen Mason
Among her many accomplishments Ms. Mason originated the role of Tanya on Broadway in Abba's MAMMA MIA!

Karen has starred on Broadway, Off-Broadway, television, and recording: and "has few peers when it comes to ripping the roof off with her amazing voice that knows no bounds!" (TheatreScene.net) Karen is a ten -time MAC Award winner and has won the MAC Award for Major Female Vocalist of the Year for six consecutive years. She has also won the 2006 Nightlife Award for Major Female Vocalist and has three Bistro Awards.

Ms. Mason most recently garnered rave reviews starring as The Queen of Hearts in WONDERLAND on Broadway. She originated the role of Tanya on Broadway in Abba's MAMMA MIA!, and was awarded a 2002 Drama Desk nomination as Best Actress. Her other leading roles include Norma Desmond in SUNSET BOULEVARD, which she performed to critical acclaim and standing ovations on Broadway and in Los Angeles for three years; Velma von Tussel in the final Broadway company of HAIRSPRAY; "Monotony" singer, Mazeppa in Jerome Robbins' BROADWAY; Rosalie in CARNIVAL (another Drama Desk nomination); plus featured roles in Broadway's TORCH SONG TRILOGY; and PLAY ME A COUNTRY SONG.

Karen has headlined Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Feinstein's at The Regency, Rainbow & Stars, the Algonquin, Arci' Place, The Supper Club and The Ballroom in NYC.

Tickets are $35 and can be purchased on the Sugar Loaf PAC Web site at www.sugarloafpac.org. For additional information, call 845-610-5335. The Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center is located at 1351 Kings Hwy., Sugar Loaf, N.Y. Additional Broadway performers and dates to be announced soon.

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