Marissa Mulder Performs LIVING STANDARDS Tonight at Urban Stages
Catch rising cabaret star Marissa Mulder live in concert!
BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards Performer Of The Year Marissa Mulder is set to perform her solo show LIVING STANDARDS tonight, December 5, as part of the Winter Rhythms series at Urban Stages.
The official description of LIVING STANDARDS is as follows: "LIVING STANDARDS is an exciting new cabaret show that addresses the complaint "they don't write 'em like they used to." Of course they do, if you know where to look! Starring Marissa Mulder and produced and directed by Tom Toce, LIVING STANDARDS presents late entries to the Great American Songbook. Songs written by living composers and lyricists. Songs that are every bit as witty, elegant, touching, and intelligent as the Gershwin/Kern/Porter standards of days past. LIVING STANDARDS will include work by the best of today's cabaret songwriters, writers such as Francesca Blumenthal, John Bucchino, Craig Carnelia, Julie Gold, and Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich, as well as songs from singer-songwriters like Christine Lavin, Dar Williams, and Anaïs Mitchell. Some songs will be well known in the cabaret community, having achieved "standard" status through numerous recordings or industry awards. Other songs will be less well known, but in the opinion of the show's creators, equally deserving of the high status. Once upon a time, the Great American Songbook produced the hit songs of the day. Once upon a time, songwriters could make a living writing them. That day has past. You won't find these songs on any hit parades. But by our standards, LIVING STANDARDS offers current songs by living writers, songs that are or ought to be considered standards, by any standard."