Carolee Carmello Makes Bay Area Concert Debut Live At The Orinda
Three-time Tony Award nominee Carolee Carmello will make a rare concert appearance and her long-awaited Bay Area concert debut at the historic Orinda Theatre as part of the Live At the Orinda concert series. In an illustrious career that has spanned over two decades, Ms Carmello has been honored with three Tony Award nominations and has appeared in 14 Broadway musicals. Her most recent Broadway roles include Mae Tuck in TUCK EVERLASTING and as Mrs. du Maurier in FINDING NEVERLAND (earning a Drama Desk nomination) with Matthew Morrison and Kelsey Grammar. Some of her other starring roles include MAMMA MIA!, SISTER ACT, SCANDALOUS (Tony and Drama Desk nominations), THE ADDAMS FAMILY (Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations), Elton John's LESTAT (Tony and Drama Desk nominations) and Stephen Sondheim's SWEENEY TODD. On television, Ms Carmello has appeared on THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL, MADAM SECRETARY, LAW AND ORDER: SVU.
Live At the Orinda opened their One Year Anniversary season with Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award winner Rita Moreno in a sold-out concert in January 2019. Following Carolee Carmello, the season continues on Thursday, March 14, 2019, when Broadway and TV star Telly Leung (Aladdin, Wicked, Allegiance, GLEE) comes directly from his starring role in Disney's Aladdin for his first Bay Area concert in many years. Platinum-selling singer/songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway ("At the Same Time") will reunite with Broadway star Liz Callaway (Miss Saigon, Cats) on Thursday, April 4, 2019 for their award-winning show Sibling Revelry. This also marks the first Bay Area duo concert by the Tony nominated sisters in several years. Live At the Orinda will celebrate the finale of the first half of the season, before a summer break, on Thursday, May 2, 2019, with Broadway and West End star Brent Barrett. This will also mark the Bay Area concert debut of the Olivier Award nominee and star of Phantom Of the Opera, Chicago and Kiss Me Kate.
All shows are presented in an intimate 180-seat theatre inside the Orinda Movie Theatre complex (2, Orinda Theatre Square, Orinda, CA). All seating is reserved, with most tickets from $55 - $100 and no ticket service-charges, nor food or drink minimums. Subscribers enjoy substantial ticket discounts and first choice of reserved seats for the season. VIP Subscribers and donors are also invited to the private post-show receptions with each artist at Ciné Cuvée Wine Bar, adjacent to the theatre. Information and tickets for the concert series are available at www.lamorindatheatres.com or 925-254-9065.
The Live At the Orinda concert series was founded in early 2018 by producers Derek Zemrak and Michael Wiliams along with Zemrak/Pirkle Productions. Inspired by their mutual love of intimate cabaret-style concerts, theatre owner Zemrak and cabaret producer Williams decided to join forces. "Our goal has been two-fold: to bring world-class Broadway and jazz artists who excel in this intimate style of performing and who don't often perform in the Bay Area to the Orinda Theatre; and to create a sense of community among live music lovers. It's a beautiful community here and an untapped market, we've discovered." Located 17 miles east of San Francisco, the Lamorinda community (the towns of Lafayette, Moraga and Orinda) is anchored by the historic Orinda Theatre (built in 1941) and its landmark art-deco neon sign.
Live At the Orinda debuted in February 2018 with Tony Award winner John Lloyd Young, followed by Golden Globe winner Amanda McBroom, jazz singer Amanda King, Andrea McArdle, Lillias White, Franc D'Ambrosio, Lorna Luft, Maureen McGovern, and Karen Mason.
Information and tickets: www.lamorindatheatres.com or 925-254-9065