Rachael Goldman at the Arts Barn

June 10, 2009

Come see Rachael Goldman, Gianmarco Saresi, Stephanie Bonte-Lebair, and Tim Rogan in an exciting programme of cabaret and musical theater with fabulous accompanist, Alex Tang, Sunday, June 14th at 4:00 PM at the Gaithersburg Arts Barn. Songs will include favorites from Sondheim, Goldrich and Heisler, Schwartz, Bernstein, Bolcom, Carnelia and more. Admission is free. You won’t want to miss it!

Gaithersburg Arts Barn , 311 Kent Square Rd, Gaithersburg, MD


Two new songs from Nick Zill

May 11, 2009

New songs from the great Nick Zill and Howard Bennett (not to mention performances by Rachael Goldman and Doug Smith) are always something to look forward to on a fine spring day.


Rachael Goldman Sings!

May 14, 2008

Rachael Goldman, the City in a Swamp diva, is doing a solo concert May 18th:

Rachael Goldman, Soprano
From Brahms to Broadway and Beyond!
Come enjoy an afternoon of opera, musicals, and cabaret.
Featuring the Designer Sounds Trio, (piano, cello, and flute) and Washington Opera’s Michael Nansel.
Including songs, arias, and duets from Brahms, Puccini, Menotti, Zaninelli, and Bolcom, and Show Boat.

Sunday, May 18th, at 4PM at the Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church (3401 Nebraska Avenue NW Washington, DC.)

Admission is free.

 


I Liked It — “Hot” !

April 26, 2008

I got to see the new City in a Swamp outing, Some Make It Hot.  The show is sort of a satirical musical eco-murder mystery.  There are amusing musical attacks by lyricist/auteur Nick Zill and composer Howard Bennett aimed at the DC homicide department, dating in Washington, and personal methane production among many, many targets.  The evening is imbued with City in a Swamp’s signature slapdash cheer.

The show features terrific performances by Jerry Browning, Rachael Goldman, Doug Smith, Michael Bruno and Mary Jane Bruno.  Barbara Twigg holds things together with her music direction and the ever-Puckish Stan Ismart not only provides great work on drum, but interactive sound effects with the audience.  And that amazing cabaret genius** Ron Squeri provides terrific lighting effects.

The show was the first time I’d been to the Sitar Arts Center, in the area of Adams Morgan where Kalorama runs between 18th & 16th Streets*.  It’s amazing the urban makeover the area has undergone (including a new Harris Teeter).  And the venue is an amazing 80-90 seat space with great sitelines and acoustics.  A venue cabaret performers should certainly investigate!

Regular performances start Saturday, April 26 and run through May 11.

Fridays & Saturdays at 8PM; Sundays at 3 PM.

Sitar Arts Center, 1700 Kalorama Rd., NW, Washington, DC
Parking available across the street ($5 fee).

All tckets are $25; student and group discounts are available.

For information, call 202-364-8644

Order tickets online at www.cityinaswamp.com.

 

Regular performances start Saturday, April 26 and run through May 11.

Fridays & Saturdays at 8PM; Sundays at 3 PM.

Sitar Arts Center, 1700 Kalorama Rd., NW, Washington, DC
Parking available across the street ($5 fee).

All tckets are $25; student and group discounts are available.

For information, call 202-364-8644

Order tickets online at www.cityinaswamp.com.

*OK, I couldhave said 17th and Kalorama, but that doesn’t quite place it for me the same way.  **I can’t ignore my partner’s contributions to the cause 


Primary Urges Part 6: The Penultimate Weekend

October 31, 2007

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The Primary Urges cast: (l. to r.) Marilyn Bennett, Michael Bruno, Rachael Goldman, Doug Smith, Mary Jane Bruno, Michael Miyazaki

 Please come see our show!!!

It’s our next to last weekend.  We’ve got a grip on what we’re doing (i.e. I’ve finally learned the choreography for the closer).  And it’s a charming, fun show — intimate space and a terrific band. 

Primary Urges, Warehouse Theater, Friday and Saturday, 8:00pm.  More info click here.