Feb 29, 2016

Mar. 4 & 5: American Showstoppers: An Evening with Cole Porter, featuring The Fred Barton Orchestra

 American SHOWSTOPPERS
 An Evening with COLE PORTER 
featuring
THE FRED BARTON ORCHESTRA

Friday, March 4 at 7:30 PM
The Schimmel Center for the Arts at PACE
3 Spruce Street, New York, NY 10038
Box Office: 212.346.1715

Saturday, March 5 at 8:00 PM
Leon M. Goldstein Center for the Arts
2001 Oriental Blvd., Brooklyn, NY 11235-2398
Box Office: 718.368.5596 


Following last season’s tremendous Evening with Irving Berlin and Evening with Johnny Mercer Fred Barton and his 14-piece Orchestra, headlined by a cast of Broadway’s best, will present a collection of Cole Porter’s most distinctive showstoppers. From Broadway to Hollywood, memorable numbers such as "I Get A Kick Out Of You," "Too Darn Hot," "I’ve Got You Under My Skin," "Night And Day," and "Let’s Do It" will be featured alongside hidden gems and numbers that haven’t been heard with Broadway-style orchestration since their debuts up to 90 years ago.  

The cast includes:
Tony Award©-winner Beth Leavel (Baby, It’s You, Mamma Mia!, 42nd Street); 
Karen Murphy (A Little Night Music, Titanic, Les Miserables); 
John Bolton (Dames At Sea, Curtains, Spamalot); 
Sean McGibbon (Million Dollar Quartet, The Buddy Holly Story); 
Lisa Howard (It Shoulda Been YouThe 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee); 
Damon Kirsche (On A Clear Day You Can See ForeverStrike Up The Band, Paradise Lost)
Jesse Luttrell (Bawdy, Meet Me In St. Louis); 
Paula Leggett Chase (On The Twentieth Century, Bye Bye Birdie, Curtains, The Sound of Music live NBC broadcast). 
Scott Thompson directs and choreographs, incorporating his sensational Broadway dancers.

This evening promises to be a song and dance extravaganza in celebration of one of the all-time greatest American songwriters!

“Mr. Barton raised the level of the evening from mere entertainment to great entertainment…this evening was a great success!” – TheaterPizzazz.com

“Absolutely spine-tingling!” – Times Square Chronicles

Highlights from “American Showstoppers: An Evening with Irving Berlin"

Fred Barton (Wikipedia)
FRED BARTON is a musical director, orchestrator, and conductor whose credits include the Broadway production of Cabaret (with Joel Grey), Camelot (with Robert Goulet), Zorba (with Anthony Quinn), Carnegie Hall, and The New York, Boston, and California Pops Orchestras.  Previous “Showstoppers” performers include Tony Award©-winners Beth Leavel, Karen Ziemba and Lauren Worsham, Tony Award©-nominees Brent Barrett and Lee Roy Reams and Drama Desk Award-winner Toni DiBuono.

Jan 31, 2016

Feb. 6 - As Time Goes By with Mora’s Modern Swingtet


The Ebell Club of Los Angeles and
 The Art Deco Society of Los Angeles
present 
As Time Goes By
Remembering the 1940s 
at Rick's Cafe Americain, Casablanca
featuring:
Mora’s Modern Swingtet
with vocalists
Kayre Morrison & Damon Kirsche

February 6, 2016 at 8:30 PM
at The Ebell of Los Angeles 
743 South Lucerne Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90005

The Ebell of Los Angeles (Photo: Paper Moon)

Travel back in time to the 1940s for an elegant evening of cocktails, dinner and dancing at the glittering and historic surroundings of The Ebell of Los Angeles.
Admission: $60 (Ebell and ADSLA members),  $75 for non-members /  $25 for Ebell and ADSLA members for dancing only (starts 8:30PM), $30 for non-members.

Entertainment: Mora’s Modern Swingtet, playing favorite tunes of the 1940s. Vintage silver service on display. Our resident mixologists will concoct two signature cocktails to continue the 1940s theme.

Oct 21, 2015

Oct. 31: Dean Mora and his Haunted Orchestra - Cicada Club

Dine and dance to the finest Latin and Swing tunes of the 1940s and '50s at
THE CICADA CLUB'S MOST POPULAR NIGHT OF THE YEAR

Take a ghostly musical journey back in time to the lost days of Hollywood's most famous nightclubs:  THE COCONUT GROVE, THE MOCAMBO, THE TROCADERO, CIROS and many more!
DEAN MORA
and his HAUNTED ORCHESTRA

Featuring star vocalists
Kayre Morrison and Damon Kirsche
and special guest Johnny Holiday

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THE WORLD FAMOUS CICADA CLUB
Vintage Halloween Costume Party
Dean Mora and his Haunted Orchestra
THE HISTORIC 1928 ART DECO OVIATT BUILDING
617 SOUTH OLIVE STREET • LOS ANGELES, CALIF. 90014

DINNER SERVED FROM 6PM

FINE DINING - FULL BAR - VALET PARKING
DANCING ON TWO FLOORS
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Damon Kirsche and Kayre Morrison with Dean Mora and his Orchestra (Photos: Dave Welch, Rusty Frank; Costume Designs: OurDancingDaughters, Valentines Costumes)


Sep 30, 2015

Oct. 9 & 10: American Showstoppers: An Evening of Johnny Mercer with the Fred Barton Orchestra

American
SHOWSTOPPERS:
An Evening of
JOHNNY MERCER



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Friday, October 9 at 7:30 PM
The Schimmel Center for the Arts
Pace University, 3 Spruce Street, New York, NY 10038
Box Office: 212.346.1715



Saturday, October 10 at 7:30 PM
Anna Maria Ciccone Theatre
Bergen Community College, Paramus, NJ 07652 2001 
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Damon Kirsche, Lee Roy Reams, Vivian Reed and More Slated for ‘AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERS’ at Schimmel Center This Fall Read more at BroadwayWorld.com.
Join Broadway's Fred Barton, his 14-piece orchestra, and a fleet of first-rate Broadway performers in a tribute to the celebrated lyricist, Johnny Mercer whose lyrics provided commentary on American life through much of the 20th century. His songbook includes such indelible standards as “Any Place I Hang My Hat is Home,” “Hooray for Hollywood,” and the Oscar award winning best song, “Moon River.” His scores for the Broadway stage include LI’L ABNER, ST. LOUIS WOMAN, TOP BANANA and the MGM musical picture "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. 
Damon Kirsche and Vivian Reed (Photo: Kevin Yatarola)

The cast of 16 Broadway singers and dancers, with direction and choreography by Scott Thompson, is headlined by Damon Kirsche, Tony nominee Lee Roy Reams, two time Tony nominee Vivian Reed, Nick Spangler, Tony Nominee Lauren Worsham, and Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba. The cast also features Jesse Luttrell, Sean McGibbon and Molly Pope.
*  *  *
"Absolutely spine-tingling" Times Square Chronicles
"One show-stopping number after another. Sensational!"  - TheaterPizzazz.com


Clockwise from upper left: Fred Barton / Brent Barrett, Lee Roy Reams, Karen Ziemba /
Bruce Landry, David Elder, Damon Kirsche, Karen Murphy, Jesse Luttrell / The Schimmel Center audience and Company a standing ovation / Natasha Yvette Williams / Damon Kirsche (Photos: Kevin Yatarola / Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts.) 
Fred Barton (Wikipedia)

FRED BARTON is a musical director, orchestrator, and conductor whose credits include the Broadway production of Cabaret (with Joel Grey), Camelot (with Robert Goulet), Zorba (with Anthony Quinn), Carnegie Hall, and The New York, Boston, and California Pops Orchestras.  Previous “Showstoppers” performers include Tony Award©-winner Beth Leavel, Tony-nominee Lee Roy Reams, and Drama Desk Award-winner Toni DiBuono.

Aug 30, 2015

Sep. 6: Kritzerland’s 5th Anniversary – Sterling’s Upstairs at The Federal

Damon Kirsche and John Boswell perform “Liza (All the Clouds’ll Roll Away)”
 - music by George Gershwin, Lyrics by Ira Gershwin and Gus Kahn at Kritzerland’s 5th Anniversary
On Sunday, September 6, 2015 at 7:00 PM, Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal presents their 5th anniversary show, “THE SONGS THAT GOT AWAY IV,” with musical director John Boswell.

In September 2010 we began a monthly series of shows, the first year and three months of which were at The Gardenia. Michael Sterling then took us to Sterling’s Upstairs at Vitello’s, where we played only three shows, then we moved with him to his new venue, Sterling’s Upstairs at The Federal, where we’ve happily been ever since. Thankfully, the shows were popular right from the first, but who knew that sixty-one shows later we’d still be here for our fifth anniversary show, having never missed a month in all those years. We believe that makes us the longest consecutively running cabaret show of this type in LA history. Our anniversary shows are always wild, wooly and wacky and this one will be no exception. We have gathered an absolutely amazing cast for this show.

We call the show “The Songs That Got Away” because we usually do songs that we haven’t been able to fit in any other shows. But it’s morphed into much more than that. While we don’t like to reveal anything about the show, we can assure you it will be filled with the usual mix of the known and unknown, a couple of brand new things and some surprises – there will be beautiful ballads, funny stuff, and toe-tapping, tuneful up-tempos. Our anniversary shows normally sell out instantly, so don’t play the waiting game on this one, which is why we’re announcing reservations earlier than usual. The Kritzerland shows are produced and hosted by Bruce Kimmel and co-produced by Adryan Russ.

Kritzerland 5th Anniversary Show
THE SONGS THAT GOT AWAY IV
Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal
5303 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood, CA 91601
Starring:
Brennley Brown (Disney's Sofia The First; MTG’s Ruthless, Ovation Winner; 3D Theatrical’s Parade, Shrek; U.S. Open Soloist NYC)
Jason Graae (Broadway: Grand Night For Singing, Falsettos, Stardust, Snoopy! Drama Desk Nominee, movies, TV, opera; he does it all)
Damon Kirsche (Cabrillo: Oklahoma!, Carnegie: Paradise Lost; Musical Theatre West: 42nd St.; Dean Mora & Fred Barton Orchestras)
Sharon McNight (Broadway: Starmites Tony nominee; Heartbeats, Nunsense, one-woman show Red Hot Mama about Sophie Tucker)
Hadley Belle Miller (Voice, Lucy van Pelt, Peanuts Movie; National Tour: Cathy Rigby Is Peter Pan (Michael); ( www.hadleybellemiller.com)
Darcie Roberts (Broadway: Crazy For You, Dream, Aida, Curtains. Tours: Thoroughly Modern Millie, Busker Alley, 42nd Street, Copacabana)
Jenna Lea Rosen (Sofia the First (Shelly, Clio, Hildegard), Ciela on new Disney Jr. series Elena of Avator; Ovation Award, Parade, 3DT)
Sami Staitman (Annie, Annie, Pioneer; Young Cosette, Les Misérables; Singing in the Rain, Cabrillo; L’il Abner. TV: House of Lies)
Sammy Williams (Broadway: Tony Award Winner (1976) for A Chorus Line (Paul San Marco); The Happy Time, Applause, See Saw)
Robert Yacko (Broadway: Fiddler on the Roof; Company with Carol Burnett; Sunday in the Park (George); Ovation Award, Parade)
Music Director: John Boswell

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