CD Review — An Evening With Sutton Foster

June 8, 2011

An Evening With Sutton Foster - Live At The Cafe CarlyleThis is probably the favorite CD that I got during my hiatus.  It is a document of the cabaret show that the Broadway “It Girl” performed at the Cafe Carlyle (and I suspect at the Kennedy Center.)

It really has all the elements a great cabaret show should have:  interesting selection of music with great arrangements by Michael Rafter all backed by an open and enganging performer.  One of the best things about this CD is that although Foster is one of today’s premier Broadway belters, she knows how effective it is just to be relaxed and not push the vocals and really tell a story.  Plus, there are moments of shear, wacky bliss.