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March 4: Mark Watson at Holy Innocents' Episcopal Church, Beach Haven, N.J.
I'll be baritone Mark Watson's pianist for an afternoon of classical favorites and musical theatre, to include Francesco Paolo Tosti's "La serenata" and "Il pescatore canta," Ben Moore's setting of Yeats's "The Lake Isle of Innisfree," Rodgers & Hammerstein's "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'," Cole Porter's "Begin the Beguine," and Jerry Livingston and Paul Francis Webster's tender "The Twelfth of Never." A reception will follow.
March 10: LOONY's My Song Goes 'Round the World at the National Opera Center, NYC
Light Opera of New York presents a musical exploration of the composers who defined operetta on both sides of the Atlantic in the first half of the 20th century. Zarzuela, German operetta, and a variety of other exciting music! Great singers, great program...prosecco reception! With singers Yungee Rhie, Elizabeth Sywulka, Noah Rachels, and Peter Kendall Clark. Directed by Gary Slavin; I'll be at the piano.
March 14 and April 18: L'Opera Burlesque at Duane Park, NYC
See New York's premier all-singing, all-dancing burlesque troupe in their TONY "Critic's Pick" show, voted one of the top five things to do in New York City! Enjoy a visual feast of stunning women and gorgeous costumes as the Hot Box Girls seduce and chanteuse their way into your heart. Constantly evolving -- never the same show twice!
June 11: Yiddish and British on Broadway at Symphony Space, NYC
The Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus performs works by Gilbert & Sullivan (in Yiddish) and Mordecai Gebirtig and songs from the Second Avenue Yiddish Theater, including "Ikh hob dikh tsu fil lib" ("I Love You Much Too Much"). Detailed English translations provided. Conducted by Binyumen Schaechter with Cantor Joel Caplan and Temma Schaechter as guest soloists; I'll be at the piano.