The Gardenia is proud to present a new series of shows, Kritzerland at the Gardenia, the first Wednesday of every month, starting in September. Kritzerland is record producer Bruce Kimmel's label, and the first series of shows will be based on the albums Kimmel has produced.
The first show is based on the four-volume set of “Lost in Boston” CDs -- songs from hit shows, which were subsequently cut or replaced -- heard only out of town or in previews. Songs from shows like PROMISES, PROMISES, CHICAGO, APPLAUSE, 110 IN THE SHADE, I DO! I DO! SWEET CHARITY, ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, BALLROOM, GYPSY and others. And for this first show, they'll be performed by (in alphabetical order): Jason Graae, Damon Kirsche, Lesli Margherita, Pamela Myers, Alet Taylor. Musical Direction is by the wonderful Shelly Markham.
Reservations are for dinner only. If dining, there is no two-drink minimum, and there are several inexpensive meals that can be ordered. For this Kritzerland premiere, reservations are highly recommended, whether dining or just attending the show!
Fun-fact: Alet Taylor (then Oury) and I last appeared together in a concert presentation of The Gershwins' TIP–TOES, performed at Carnegie Hall's Weill Concert Hall with Rob Fisher and his Orchestra and later recorded at Edison Recording Studios in NY.