2018 -19 Series
Ann Hampton Callaway & Liz Callaway
Wednesday September 26 & Thursday September 27 7:30 pm both nights 11:00 am performance on September 27
".. musically brilliant as it is flat-out entertaining." - Los Angeles Times
The dynamic sibling duo of Ann Hampton Callaway and Liz Callaway have been thrilling audiences for decades. Both are Tony nominated performers and each has performed their solo shows for St. Louis audiences. This special duo show has not been seen in St. Louis for over 20 years and the Callaway's are reuniting for a series of encore performances of this award winning, celebrated sister act!. The two have performed Sibling Revelry on and off since 1995 at venues around the U.S., and it continues to draw critical acclaim. Don't miss these Tony nominated performers who are equally at home on the Broadway stage, concert hall and cabaret clubs.
Darius de Haas
A Leonard Bernstein Thing
Wednesday October 24 & Thursday October 25, 2018 7:30 pn
"De Haas is blessed with a gorgeous voice and keen theatrical sophistication." - JazzTimes
2018 is Leonard Bernstein’s centennial and Obie winning Broadway singer/actor Darius de Haas (recently seen as The Lion in The Muny's production of The WIz) looks through the lens of jazz, blues and pop to reinvent Bernstein’s classic songs such as West Side Story’s “Something’s Coming” and “Maria” -– proving that Bernstein’s American masterpieces transcends time, genre, and generations. An original cast member of Broadway’s Rent, Kiss of The Spider Woman and Shuffle Along, de Haas’ celebrated solo appearances include Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center.
Christine Ebersole & Billy Stritch
Wednesday December 5 & Thursday December 6 - 7:30 p.m. both nights
Sponsored by Mary Strauss
“Christine Ebersole contains multitudes” - New York Times
“Stritch is not afraid to dazzle” – London Times
Tony winner Christine Ebersole’s chemistry with Grammy winning songwriter, singer, pianist Billy Stritch began when they performed in Broadway’s 42nd Street. She’s added many more stage and screen successes (Grey Gardens, Wolf of Wall Street) and he’s headlined famed Manhattan nightspots and performed with Tony Bennett, Liza Minnelli and Marilyn Maye. Snowfall premiered in 2017 at Birdland and features Ebersole and Stritch’s signature tight harmonies, lush vocals and swinging takes on beloved seasonal classics.
Orange is the new black's Big boo Live!
Friday January 25 & Thursday January 26, 2019 - 7:30 & 9:30 pm both nights
"DeLaria takes such obvious delight in disturbing the peace, you might describe her sound as a joyful noise." - The New York Times
Lea DeLaria seems to have achieved overnight stardom with her two - time, SAG Award winning, stand-out role as Carrie ‘Big Boo’ Black in the Netflix hit series Orange is the New Black. However, DeLaria’s multi-faceted career as a comedian, actress, and jazz musician has, in fact, spanned decades. DeLaria has five records on the Warner Jazz and Classics label, and her book, Lea’s Book of Rules for the World, is in its third printing at Bantam Doubleday and Dell. Her sixth record, House Of David: delaria+bowie=jazz, was released in the summer of 2015 to critical acclaim.
Suggested for mature audiences.
IT'S BETTER WITH A BIG BAND!
Wednesday March 6 and Thursday March 7, 2019 7:30 p.m. both nights
Co-Sponsored by Brenda Mainer and Bob Wetzel
“She’s the real deal. The surviving artist of the American popular singer” – New York Observer
Marilyn Maye is at the top of her game. After thrilling audiences last season she returns with a 17-piece Big Band in a show she recently premiered to raves at Jazz at Lincoln Center. A veteran of 76 appearances on Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show, the Grammy nominated Maye has recordings in the Smithsonian, was one of Ella Fitzgerald’s favorite singers and is currently the toast of New York’s top nightclubs. Marilyn and her Big Band are guaranteed to blow the roof off of the place.
star of wicked and hairpsray
Wednesday May 15 & Thursday May 16, 2019 7:30 pm both nights
"...a precise and impressive singing voice." - New York Times
Shoshana Bean’s three independent solo releases have all topped the iTunes R&B and Blues charts in the US and UK, with her fourth, and most recent project, SPECTRUM, debuting at #1 on the Billboard Jazz charts. Bean has sold out solo concerts around the globe, lent her voice to countless films and TV shows, amassed millions of YouTube views, and performed with artists like Ariana Grande and Michael Jackson. Shoshana is a veteran of the Broadway stage having made her debut in the original cast of Hairspray and starring as the very first replacement for Elphaba in Wicked. She won a IRNE Award forher performance as Fanny Brice in Funny Girl and earned a Jeff Award nomination for her portrayal of CeeCee Bloom in the pre-Broadway musical production of Beaches.