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Melissa Manchester Plays The Caberet at The Columbia Club, 4/2

Join us for the rare opportunity to see Grammy award winning singer/songwriter and pop music icon, Melissa Manchester, as she makes her debut at The Cabaret. Presenting an evening of new pieces and some of her classic hits Midnight Blue, Don't Cry Out Loud, Through The Eyes of Love, and more, Melissa is sure to delight audiences in our unique and intimate setting.

Her singing and acting talents have been combined for starring roles in Andrew Lloyd Weber's Song and Dance, Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd and as one of Bette Midler's famed back up singers. She studied songwriting from Paul Simon at New York University and made Academy Award history by becoming the first artist to have two nominated movie themes in a given year. Manchester's songs have been recorded by Barbra Streisand, Diana Ross, Sarah Vaughn, Johnny Mathis, Kenny Loggins, and Barbara Cook.

Show Times: Saturday, April 2: 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $55, $65, $75 ($12 food or beverage minimum) *$75 and $65 tickets SOLD OUT, $55 tickets almost SOLD OUT
For tickets call 317.275.1169, or order online at www.TheCabaret.org
Location: The Cabaret at the Columbia Club, 121 Monument Circle, Indianapolis, IN 46204
$10 valet Parking is available for cabaret patrons

ABOUT Melissa Manchester: Melissa's music has served to establish her as a compelling singer/songwriter. Her debut releases Home To Myself and Bright Eyes positioned her as a dynamic new talent, and Melissa launched the smash hit single "Midnight Blue". Melissa and Kenny Loggins co-wrote the radio classic "Whenever I Call You Friend", and her songs have been recorded by Barbra Streisand, Dusty Springfield, Alison Krauss, Roberta Flack, Johnny Mathis, Kathy Mattea, Peabo Bryson and Cleo Laine, among many others. Her international hits "Through The Eyes Of Love" and "Don't Cry Out Loud" were written for her by her friend and frequent collaborator Carole Bayer Sager, Marvin Hamlisch and the late Peter Allen. Melissa has headlined at Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall, and performed for sold-out audiences across the country.

Melissa was nominated for a Grammy in 1978 and 1979 and received the Grammy Award in 1982 for Best Female Vocalist. In 1980 she became the first artist in the history of the Academy Awards to have two nominated movie themes in a given year -- "Through The Eyes Of Love" and "The Promise" -- and went on the make Oscar history by performing both songs during the worldwide telecast. For her acclaimed release Tribute, Melissa came full circle, honoring the great singers who influenced her. From Garland to Streisand, Piaf to Fitzgerald, Melissa paid homage to the icons with lush Peter Matz arrangements for this collection of classics.

Melissa has combined her acting and singing talents in starring roles in Andrew Lloyd Weber's Song And Dance and Music Of The Night, and in a recurring role in the hit television series Blossom. She also worked again with Bette Midler, co-starring in the film For The Boys, released by 20th Century Fox. In 1998, Melissa released her first Christmas album on Angel/EMI Records. The CD, entitled Joy, was hailed by the New York Times as "a heartfelt Christmas album that sounds classic on first listen".

In yet another career first, Melissa has written the musical I Sent A Letter To My Love, based on the acclaimed Bernice Rubens novel of the same name. She performed the leading role in a National Public Radio broadcast and the staged musical premiered in Boston at the North Shore Music Theatre in 2002. Melissa returned to the stage when she co-starred with Kelsey Grammer ("Frasier"), in Stephen Sondheim's musical masterpiece Sweeney Todd at The Ahmanson Theater in Los Angeles, and she most recently starred in the Chicago premiere of HATS!, a new musical that contains several songs she co-wrote with Sharon Vaughn. She also composed for Disney's The Great Mouse Detective, co-wrote the score for Lady And The Tramp II, and she released her sixteenth CD, When I Look Down That Road, all the while celebrating four decades of performing with appearances throughout the United States.

Melissa Manchester recently received the Governor's Award from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences for her contributions to the music and recording arts, and her body of work to date as a singer/songwriter was a featured exhibit at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum.

ABOUT THE CABARET
The Cabaret is a professional, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The mission of the Cabaret is to elevate the cabaret art form; attract, develop and retain high-quality local performance talent; and provide a unique and important contribution to the city's artistic and cultural life.

ABOUT THE COLUMBIA CLUB
The Columbia Club is the premiere private city club in Indianapolis, located in the heart of downtown on Monument Circle. Established in 1889, the nonprofit Columbia Club provides opportunities for business networking and social connections among its diverse membership. The beautiful Clubhouse, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, features fine and casual dining, catering and meeting facilities, 96 guest rooms and a complete fitness center.

The Columbia Club Foundation is dedicated to the acquisition, preservation and exhibition of items of literary and artistic significance as well as the restoration, preservation and protection of the historic Clubhouse.

 

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