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An Evening with Julie Garnye

Julie Garnyé is an actress, singer, voiceover artist, writer, producer, director, and friend to CVRep. She is thrilled to be returning to CVRep, after performing in Closer Than Ever earlier this season and being one of the stars in A Class Act during our 2015-2016 season, as well as being part of many concerts and fundraisers. An amazing singer, she is one of our favorites and if you don’t know her after tonight, she will be one of yours.

Musical Direction by Michael Sobie

Craig Pomranz ~ “Welcome Back: Jazz Me, Songs of the 20s & 30s”

Craig is warm, comfortable, self-effacing and charming; the excitement he has for music is palpable. Hearing him sing, you’re treated to a dazzling voice, and a way with the audience that’s descended from a great saloon style. Completely without artifice, his straightforward approach to entertaining is like a breath of fresh air. He searches for unique material among the thousands of songs in the American Songbook, which are not ‘over-exposed.’ What’s most important is: with his voice, the melody and words converge to affect and please the audience?

Jason Graae ~ “Graae Matter”

Jason Graae perfectly captures the mood and atmosphere of the cabaret experience. From entertaining “novelty” songs which he infuses with his own apt sense of humor to ballads interpreted beautifully. The New York Times said,” Nowadays, probably no other performer could infuse a song with the manic mischief that Jason Graae, a frisky clown with a real tenor, pumped into it.”

Ari Axelrod ~ “A Place For Us: A Celebration of Jewish Broadway”

In this award-winning show Ari will perform beloved melodies and lyrics by the likes of Irving Berlin, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Schwartz, and Carole King. With a creamy voice, a sense of humor, and a fine theatrical sense Ari will transport you to the streets of the theatre district your Bubbie’s Shabbos Table, or your corner of the sky.

Musical direction by Mike Stapleton
With Greg Schreiner on the piano.

Broadway Showstoppers with Glenn Rosenblum ~ Musicals of the 60s with Guest Star Karen Morrow

Tonight, Glenn Rosenblum along with Karen Morrow unearth the hidden gems of Broadway Musicals of the 60s. Big hits but also some lesser-known shows, each filled with memorable songs by Musical Theatre’s best. Karen is a beloved stage and television personality who is known for her shows with Richard Rodgers, Frank Loesser, Alan Jay Lerner and Jerry Herman. In 1964 she first stepped onto the Broadway stage in I Had A Ball costarring with Buddy Hackett and Richard Kiley, one of the many forgotten but loved musicals.

With Greg Schreiner on the piano.

A Tribute to Lalo Guerrero: Father of Chicano Music with Dan & Mark Guerrero

Lalo Guerrero will be long-remembered as the Father of Chicano Music. His sons Dan and Mark will celebrate his legacy through film and performance. Dan will screen the documentary film he produced that aired nationally on PBS stations. Lalo Guerrero The Original Chicano explores Mexican-American history through Lalo’s songs and life story and features tributes from Linda Ronstadt, Cheech Marin, Dolores Huerta and Edward James Olmos among others luminaries. Mark will close the evening performing songs written by the beloved entertainer and activist.
Musical direction by Michael Collum
with David Andrews Rogers on the piano

Broadway Showstoppers with Glenn Rosenblum ~ Musicals of the 70s with Guest Star Ilene Graff

Glenn with Ilene Graff will show you what fun Broadway Musicals were in the Swinging Seventies. Ilene’s Broadway credits include 3 of that decade’s biggest hits Promises, Promises, Grease and I Love My Wife but she is best known to audiences as Marsha Owens on the long-running ABC comedy Mr. Belvedere.