Cabaret

“Love in Bloom” featuring Annie Gill & Andrew Stewart

Join soprano Annie Gill and pianist Andrew Stewart for their cabaret performance of Love in Bloom – a journey of love songs through stages of excitement, beauty, and (just a little) heartbreak.

Annie Gill is a versatile singing actor who is equally at home on the operatic stage and the Netflix studio.  As an expressive full lyric soprano, Ms.Gill has conquered over thirty operatic roles, most notably Mozart’s Donna Anna and La Contessa, Puccini’s Musetta, and as Elena Firenzi in Ken Ludwig’s Lend Me A Soprano (regional premiere).  She also has an active career as a voice-over artist and actor; most notably appearing as the “Opera Singer ” in the Season 2 Finale of House of Cards (Netflix), in over 40 regional and national commercials, as Maeve in indie feature film hit Wild Fire, and upcoming as Katrina Rutherford in the murder mystery Death for Dinner.

Hailed as a “singer’s dream” by Gramophone Magazine, pianist Andrew Stewart has given thousands of performances across a wide spectrum of musical genres.  As a dynamic duo, Andrew and Annie have performed over 25 different cabaret programs throughout the country. Together, Annie and Andrew will perform songs from Golden Age Musical theater to Joanie Mitchell; from contemporary Stephen Sondheim to classic Samuel Barber – all with personal stories woven into a cabaret program that’s sure to have you feel love’s bloom of a beautiful rose (and just a touch of the flower’s thorn).

The Live Arts Studio is located on the Bestgate Road side of Westfield Annapolis. Use the main entrance between Offenbacher’s and The Container Store, turn left at the main corridor, and we are located on the right hand side of the hallway next to Loft.

“This Broad’s Way” featuring Sue Matsuki

Please join Bistro, Julie Wilson and Multi-MAC Award Winning Cabaret/Jazz performing artist Sue Matsuki in a program of all Broadway songs (Sue’s guilty pleasure). Songs from: Wonderful Town, Damn Yankees, Dr. Dolittle, Sweeny Todd, City of Angels, Cinderella, The King & I, How to Succeed in Business, Kiss Me Kate, Wicked…and MORE! Written by Comden & Green, Bernstein, Bricusse, Sondheim, Zippel, Coleman, Rodgers & Hammerstein, and Porter to name a few These are songs Sue would never be cast to sing, songs sung totally out of context from the show, songs with a “new take”, American Songbook standards that came out of a show, great songs cut from shows and other surprises all done This Broad’s Way! Special Guest: Christine Thomas-O’Meally. This show is an example of what Cabaret can be and how to interpret all songs in a personal, connected way. This will be the main topic in the interactive, Master Class on Saturday.

“Joyful Song: A Tribute to Rosemary Clooney” Janet Paulsen

Jazz/Pop vocalist Janet Paulsen is known for her carefully curated shows, thoughtful interpretation of lyrics, and passionate delivery. “Joyful Song, A Tribute To Rosemary Clooney”is a true labor of love, celebrating Rosemary’s glorious voice, her love of the Great American Songbook, and Janet’s deep personal connection to her artistry.

Thoughtfully curated, the set list is comprised of song selections that reflect Clooney’s life and love of music. Favorites from both her pop and jazz repertoires, movie moments, and engaging storytelling take a deep look into the history that made her who she was.

Featured songs include Tenderly, the opening number on Clooney’s 1950’s television show, the novelty tunes (such as Mambo Italiano) which brought her fame, and the sultry love ballads she was best known for. A definite highlight is an exciting medley of songs from her classic film, White Christmas. After hearing her sing, Irving Berlin wrote the song “Love: You Didn’t Do Right By Me” specifically for Clooney; this song is a favorite of Janet’s, who will be wearing a stunning copy of the iconic dress Clooney wore in the film.

An evening of entertainment with Janet Paulsen is always a joyful, swinging, and inspiring occasion. With her sparkling stage persona and warm, welcoming style, she brings her heart and soul to every performance. With a strong lyrical focus, Janet connects deeply with her audiences, making every show an experience to remember.

Janet lives in the Baltimore area and headlines all over the East Coast, either leading her own ensembles or performing with The Hotel Paradise Orchestra.

 

J. Ernest Green Interviews Janet Paulsen About "Joyful Song: A Tribute to Rosemary Clooney"

Kevin Cole: Cole in Your Stocking

World-renowned pianist, Kevin Cole performs all your seasonal favorites! This is a show the entire family will love. Kevin’s sparkling, original piano arrangements will take you on a Sleigh Ride through a Winter Wonderland of the best holiday music. You’ll hum along as he plays your favorite Christmas tunes and his lightning fast fingers dashing across the keyboard will leave you awestruck!

Here’s what two of America’s best songwriters say about Kevin:

“Kid, if I could play piano like that, I wouldn’t have become a songwriter!”

IRVING BERLIN (Composer of the number one holiday song of all-time WHITE CHRISTMAS.)

“My three favorite singers are Judy Garland, Mel Torme and Kevin Cole. Like Judy Garland, someone like you comes along once in a century. And I do mean it!”

HUGH MARTIN (Composer of HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS.)

Marissa McGowan

Marissa McGowan most recently appeared on Broadway in the Roundabout Theatre Company’s Revival of Kiss Me Kate at Studio 54, where she performed the role of Lilli Vanessi/Kate, appeared on the Tony Awards and on the original cast recording. Marissa had the honor to be chosen by Mr Marvin Hamlisch to star as Stella Purdy in the world premier of Marvin’s last musical THE NUTTY PROFESSOR (directed by the legendary Jerry Lewis), for which she won the “best leading actress” award in Nashville for her performance. Marissa has appeared on Broadway in the A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC Revival alongside Catherine Zeta Jones and Angela Lansbury (Original Cast Recording), BONNIE AND CLYDE (Original Cast Recording) and LES MISERABLES (Revival and National Tour) where she performed both the roles of Eponine and Cosette. Other Favorite credits include Mother in RAGTIME at Music Theatre Wichita, ROBBER BRIDEGROOM at The Roundabout Theatre Company, CHESS at the Kennedy Center, Heather in the World Premiere of HUMAN ERROR at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Magnolia in SHOW BOAT at the Asolo Repertory Theatre, Guinevere in CAMELOT at the Goodspeed Opera House, & Adelaide in GUYS & DOLLS at the Weston Playhouse. Concert work includes Lincoln Center, Pittsburgh Symphony, Sun Valley Music Festival, Grand Teton Music Festival, Indianapolis Symphony, Naples Philharmonic, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Omaha Symphony, Houston Symphony, Kalamazoo Symphony, Phoenicia Festival of the Voice, New Albany Symphony, Annapolis Chorale, New Jersey Festival Orchestra. For more information please visit marissamcgowan.com.

The Live Arts Studio is located on the Bestgate Road side of Westfield Annapolis. Use the main entrance between Offenbacher’s and The Container Store, turn left at the main corridor, and we are located on the right hand side of the hallway next to Loft.

Out of This World: Susan Gabriel Lights Up Annapolis

Songs & Satire by The SuzeMuze

If past is prologue by rave review, get ready for “a lift out of the flat world blues.” Tony and  Emmy awarded talent have acclaimed working with Susan Gabriel. Celebrated also as The  SuzeMuze, Gabriel makes her debut at Live Arts Studio Saturday, November 4 at 7:30pm.  The notably “ineffable” singer, writer, storyteller and TV talent takes the audience on a  “mesmerizing” song and satire storied musical adventure titled Out Of This World.  At a time  we could all use a boost, Gabriel offers up a playful, at times poignant, refreshing take on  life.  The solo driven performance opens with American songbook jazz favorites that give  way to industry recognized original songs by the “captivating” songstress.  The production  emerged from Los Angeles to New York encore performances, evoking a coast to coast  music arts concert series. All star surprise guests engage in the fold of Gabriel’s seamless  entertainment and inspired community enrichment. Though new to Annapolis, Gabriel is a  St. John’s College Graduate Institute alum and hosts a community TV awarded master class  student program.   

The Live Arts Studio is located on the Bestgate Road side of Westfield Annapolis. Use the main entrance between Offenbacher’s and The Container Store, turn left at the main corridor, and we are located on the right hand side of the hallway next to Loft.

The Man and His Music: A Glimpse Into the Music of Marvin Hamlisch

Song writers tend to be among the most prolific composers. Often writing at an incredibly fast pace, they strive to contain the emotion and essence of the text they’re setting in a very short amount of time. To be able to mine this type of musical gold once or twice is impressive. To do it multiple times is incredible. To do it over and over is almost unheard of except by the greatest musicians. Marvin Hamlisch was one of those rare people who hit gold over and over and over. His vast catalogue of music features song after song that are examples of how a composer at the peak of his power can fuse a melody and harmony to words so they become one.

Join us in the Studio on September 7 at 7:00 PM when six performers who knew and worked with Marvin share these unforgettable songs and the strong connection that remains with them and their composer. I hope you’ll join us for this rare opportunity to meet, hear and talk with these artists, the music and the extraordinary man who wrote it.

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The Live Arts Studio is located on the Bestgate Road side of Westfield Annapolis. Use the main entrance between Offenbacher’s and The Container Store, turn left at the main corridor, and we are located on the right hand side of the hallway next to Loft.

Todd Marcus Quintet featuring Don Byron

The clarinet once held a key role in early New Orleans jazz but later fell out of favor to the saxophone as jazz progressed with bebop and louder, faster styles. Today, Baltimore bass clarinetist, composer, and bandleader Todd Marcus pairs with New York clarinetist Don Byron, a trailblazer for over three decades, to present a unique jazz concert. Marcus is one of the few jazz artists worldwide to give voice to the bass clarinet in modern jazz and together, they will present two generations of artists showcasing the potential for the instrument. Join us as the Todd Marcus Jazz Quintet featuring Don Byron comes to The Studio on September 30!

The Live Arts Studio is located on the Bestgate Road side of Westfield Annapolis. Use the main entrance between Offenbacher’s and The Container Store, turn left at the main corridor, and we are located on the right hand side of the hallway next to Loft.

Gabriel Taylor: So Far

Gabriel Taylor is a New York Based Actor who is thrilled to be apart of the Friday Night Cabaret Series at Live Arts Maryland. Performance Credits Include: Sunday in the Park with George (George), Avenue Q (Nicky), Crucible, PA (Miner/ Swing), RENT (Ensemble/ Principal Understudy), The Phantom of the Opera (Phantom), and Gabriel Taylor: So Far @ Green Room 42 NYC. Gabriel Taylor: So Far takes an artist’s experiences and remarks on the ups and downs of life, love, relationships, traumas, and plenty of showtunes along the way.

“Thank you so much for coming to hear me tell my story. I dedicate this performance to my amazing fiancé Joshua Perez Leduc.”

This show is Rated R for Language and Discussions on Adult Themes.

The Local Experience – Timmie & Tambo

Those who know and love Timmie & Tambo have seen them in various venues, but never like this! We are thrilled that they have agreed to kick off The Local Experience Concert Series.

Timmie Metz is a full-time musician, playing for over 30 years in the Baltimore-DC-Annapolis area. His passions lie in the rock and soul genre, which allow him to showcase his awe-inspiring vocal range and his ability to move an audience. Tambo joined forces with Timmie in 2018, almost 20 years after starting her semi-professional musical career in the area. She’s known for entertaining audiences of all ages with her infectious energy and impressive vocal range, and enjoys nothing more than sharing an interactive and engaging experience. This power duo brings their own twist to many tunes you know and love, and shares an onstage chemistry like no other!

The Local Experience (TLX) is a series presented by Live Arts Maryland that uplifts and supports our vibrant local artistic community. Held at The Studio, an intimate and sophisticated cabaret-style venue, TLX showcases your local favorites and up-and-coming artists in a completely different way than you have seen them before. Hear behind-the-scenes stories, never heard originals, and the songs you know and love.

Modeled after listening rooms in places like Nashville and New York, TLX features diverse musical genres, including jazz, blues, rock, and more. So, whether you’re a fan of classic tunes or you’re looking for something new, The Studio is the place to be.

Live Arts Studio is a cozy but sophisticated cabaret-style venue with table seating and two bars. For this concert, we are proud to be partnering with Tastings Gourmet Market to provide personal cheese and charcuterie trays. Please indicate if you would like to purchase one below as they will not be for sale the night of the concert.

The Live Arts Studio is located on the Bestgate Road side of Westfield Annapolis. Use the main entrance between Offenbacher’s and The Container Store, turn left at the main corridor, we are on the right side of the hallway next to Loft.