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WITCHES AND DIVAS! Makes Engeman Theater Premiere

Songs from your favorite standards, musicals, and operas are given a fresh spin to keep you enchanted and bewildered.

WITCHES AND DIVAS! Makes Engeman Theater Premiere


Performer and creator Christina Pecce teams up with music director/pianist Matthew Stephens, bassist Sean Murphy, and drummer/percussionist Kevin McNaughton to celebrate WITCHES AND DIVAS! at The John W. Engeman Theater.

Songs from your favorite standards, musicals, and operas are given a fresh spin to keep you enchanted and bewildered.

This is a night of cross-over comedy you do NOT want to miss. Celebrate iconic roles, both onstage and off, but beware...this program is sure to put a spell on you!

DETAILS:

The John W. Engeman Theater Presents

WITCHES AND DIVAS!

Friday August 20th, 2021 at 8PM 

Tickets $45:

https://engemantheater.com/event/witches-divas/

“Truly spellbinding!” – NiteLife Exchange

“The bottom line is Christina Pecce can sing just about anything.” - The Sleepless Critic

“Christina’s soulful voice filled the space of the theater while her conversational storytelling style made the environment seem private and familiar.” - New England Theatre Geek

WITCHES AND DIVAS! is represented by KMEntertainment. For booking visit www.kmentertainment.net

ARTIST BIOS:

Praised for her “astounding vocal expressivity”, CHRISTINA PECCE is a singing-actress who crosses over the genres of opera, musical theatre, jazz, and performance art. Her cabaret series Witches, Bitches, and Divas! has been featured across the country, most notably at 54 Below, The Green Room 42, and A.R.T.’s OBERON. Additionally, she has performed with Lyric Opera of Chicago (Jesus Christ Superstar, Earth to Kenzie), Timber Lake Playhouse (Man Of La Mancha), The Company Theatre (Mary Poppins, Legally Blonde), NextDoor Theater (A Little Night Music), Chicago Opera Theater (L’autre moi), Chicago Fringe Opera (The Great God Pan, Tom Waits’ Woyzeck), Out Of The Box Opera (Diva Cage Match), Fort Worth Opera (Carmen, Voir Dire) among others. In 2015, she took part in the U.S. premiere of Lee Mingwei’s Sonic Blossom, a performance art piece featured at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Christina is represented by UIA Talent Agency. www.christinapecce.com IG: @sketchypecce

NYC based Music Director/Pianist MATTHEW STEPHENS has performed in venues ranging from Lincoln Center to the Feinstein’s/54Below with Broadway luminaries including Norm Lewis and Mary Testa as well as opera stars Natalie Dessay and Deborah Voigt.  NATIONAL TOUR: The Sound of Music (Associate Conductor), NEW YORK/OFF BROADWAY: The Body Politic (NYMF), The Mikado (NYGASP), Mystery of Edwin Drood (Blue Hill Troupe). REGIONAL: La Cage Aux Folles (Arizona Broadway Theatre), My Fair Lady (Utah Symphony), A Gentleman’s Guide To Love and Murder (Wolfbane), The Light In the Piazza, Carmen (Forth Worth Opera). A strong advocate for new works, Matthew music supervised developmental readings and workshops with American Lyric Theatre, NYU-Tisch Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program, and the Frontiers Festival. He is also a recipient of the William R. Kenan Jr. aesthetic education fellowship at Lincoln Center Education. www.matthewastephens.com 

KEVIN MCNAUGHTON (Drummer/Percussionist). Broadway Tours: Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Shrek (Asia), Memphis, Dirty Dancing, Elf  (First National), South Pacific.  Broadway: Be More Chill (sub).  Kevin originated the drum/percussion book for Bonnie & Clyde at the Asolo Repertory Theatre. Select NYC engagements: Feinstein’s/54 Below, New Victory Theatre (Elephant & Piggie), United Palace Theatre (Kingdom Hearts Orchestra, World Tour), Minskoff Theatre (Easter Bonnet Festival).  Kevin is excited to announce his next tour, Pretty Woman, opening in Providence, RI in the Fall!  Aside from his life as a musician, Kevin is also a Company Manager: Elf (tour), MsTrial (off-Broadway) and Broadway Investor (The Ferryman).  IG: @kpmdrummer

SEAN MURPHY is a freelance bassist living in NYC who has performed with artists such as Ana Gasteyer, and traveled the world with the Broadway Tours of Beauty and the Beast and Finding Neverland. He currently plays all over the city in cabarets, singer-songwriter gigs, and anywhere else that requires low end.




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