Live Arts Studio at Westfield Mall

“Can’t Help Singing – The Music of Jerome Kern” – Raissa Katona Bennett with Jon Weber on piano

“A tart tongued commentator on modern life…her theatrical soprano…is an effective vehicle for witty story telling.” – Stephen Holden, The New York Times. 

What a joy it is to hear a confident and lovely vocalist sing some of the greatest songs written for the American musical theater.” – Bart Greenbery, Cabaret Scenes

Broadway actress-singer, MAC and Bistro Award winner, Raissa Katona Bennett, comes to LiveArts with her critically acclaimed show, CAN’T HELP SINGING – THE MUSIC OF JEROME KERN. This romantic celebration of Kern’s greatest hits, includes “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes,” “All the Things You Are” and “The Way You Look Tonight.” Broadwayworld.com has said, “Raissa Katona Bennett, breathing life into Kern, shows how ‘actable’ the music of Jerome Kern is in her delightful new show. Each song is a little play, and she’s ready to feel every emotion as they occur, bringing us right up to the emotional edge with her.” Joining her is Musical Director Jon Weber on piano. Raissa is best known for playing the role of “Christine” in Phantom of the Opera on Broadway, has performed in the First National Tours of Cats and Parade, and been a guest star on Law & Order: SVU. www.raissakatonabennett.com

“Jon Weber is a virtuoso – pure and simple.” – ALL ABOUT JAZZ

Jazz pianist Jon Weber has recorded and toured all over the world, winning numerous honors for performance and composition – scoring extensively for television since 1987. Gary Burton, Roy Hargrove, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen and Avishai Cohen have all recorded Jon’s music, and his newest critically-acclaimed release, SIMPLE COMPLEX, rose to #1. Jon lives in New York City and hosts NPR’s “Piano Jazz with Jon Weber” after frequently serving as guest host for Marian McPartland.

“…the worthy successor to the late Marian McPartland on the NPR staple “Piano Jazz.” – WALLSTREETJOURNAL

NOTE: The price of the October 22nd date includes dinner with the show and will be at the Engineer’s Club in Baltimore!

Madison Morton At The Studio!

Madison Morton is a 24 year old Independent singer, songwriter, and producer from Maryland’s eastern shore, and is currently based in Washington D. C. She began releasing her original music on SoundCloud in 2018. In 2019 she started releasing her original tunes on all major streaming platforms, and has since gained a steady following on Spotify. Though her main instrument is her voice, Madison also plays guitar, ukulele and piano. 

Join us as we welcome Madison on October 16th at 7:30pm at the Studio!

Jason Hentrich with Andrew Stewart in “Instructions to the Audience”

Are you having trouble remembering what it’s like to see a live performance? Do you think you might not remember when to sit, clap, or laugh? In Instructions to the Audience, cabaret artist Jason Hentrich will sing songs and tell stories looking back at a time without live performance to look forward to performances to come. Enjoy songs by Stephen Sondheim, Jason Robert Brown, Tom Lehrer, and more.
Jason Hentrich was last seen at Live Arts Maryland as King Arthur in 2020’s Camelot. He performs in plays, musicals, concerts, and operas around the Baltimore/Washington region. His other stage credits include CompanyThe Elaborate Entrance of Chad DeityThe Fall of the House of Usher, and Alice in Wonderland. Jason has also performed with Washington National Opera, Baltimore Concert Opera, and the Live Arts Bach + Series. 

Andrew Stewart has served as musical director for over fifty theatrical and cabaret productions in the Baltimore area since 2006, as well as making more than a thousand appearances as pianist and emcee for Maryland Opera’s education programs. Hailed as a “singer’s dream” by Gramophone Magazine, he is a faculty accompanist at Goucher College and in constant demand as a collaborative artist. His most recent performance with Live Arts Maryland was for 2018’s staging of The Secret Garden.

Jason Hentrich with Andrew Stewart in “Instructions to the Audience”

Are you having trouble remembering what it’s like to see a live performance? Do you think you might not remember when to sit, clap, or laugh? In Instructions to the Audience, cabaret artist Jason Hentrich will sing songs and tell stories looking back at a time without live performance to look forward to performances to come. Enjoy songs by Stephen Sondheim, Jason Robert Brown, Tom Lehrer, and more.
Jason Hentrich was last seen at Live Arts Maryland as King Arthur in 2020’s Camelot. He performs in plays, musicals, concerts, and operas around the Baltimore/Washington region. His other stage credits include CompanyThe Elaborate Entrance of Chad DeityThe Fall of the House of Usher, and Alice in Wonderland. Jason has also performed with Washington National Opera, Baltimore Concert Opera, and the Live Arts Bach + Series. 

Andrew Stewart has served as musical director for over fifty theatrical and cabaret productions in the Baltimore area since 2006, as well as making more than a thousand appearances as pianist and emcee for Maryland Opera’s education programs. Hailed as a “singer’s dream” by Gramophone Magazine, he is a faculty accompanist at Goucher College and in constant demand as a collaborative artist. His most recent performance with Live Arts Maryland was for 2018’s staging of The Secret Garden.

Alec Green EP Release

Singer-songwriter Alec Green comes to the Live Arts STUDIO at Westfield Mall on August 25 at 7:00 p.m. for a concert to release his new EP (extended play), “Summer Storm”! This EP features seven new songs and this new release will be played LIVE at the event. Supporting Alec in this concert will be musicians: Noah Dion (keyboard), Ella Green (vocals), Gabe Petkaitis (drums), Bri and Ryan Webster (guitars and keyboards), and Live Arts Artistic Director J. Ernest Green (bass). Wine, drinks and appetizers will be available and the doors open at 6:30!

All audience members will receive a link to access this album for offline listening!