Friday, January 4, 2013

Update from Producer, Tanya Moberly - January 4, 2013

SALON – that unique, MULTIPLE AWARD WINNING, Weekly Open Mic Event, created and hosted by Mark Janas returns to Etcetera, Etcetera - 352 West 44th Street, NYC 10036 – on Sunday, January 6th from 7-10:30PM! (Sign-Up Begins at 6:15.)

The optional theme for the evening is “Songs That Raised Me.”

Remember, any material, on or off theme, is always welcome at Salon.

Our Co-Host will be Tony & Drama Desk Award Nominee & Outer Critics Circle’s Theatre World Award Winner Stephanie D’Abruzzo! Stephanie is best known for her performance as Kate Monster and Lucy the Slut in the Tony Award Winning Broadway musical Avenue Q. She has also spent 20 seasons as a Muppet Performer on the Emmy Award Winning Sesame Street, where she currently lends her talents to Curly Bear, as well as a myriad of walk-on characters on the street, countless inanimate objects on Elmo's World, and sings as principal and chorus characters in nearly everyElmo the Musical as well as Muppet inserts “30 Rocks,” “Preschool Musical,” and “G!” (the Gleeparody). Her vocal performance with R.E.M. on their “Furry Happy Monsters” is featured on the Songs From the Street: 35 Years of Music. For more information:

Salon continues every Sunday…

January 13th:
Theme: Taking Flight
Co-Host: T. Oliver Reid

January 20th:
Theme: Unexpected Outcomes
Co-Host: Lynly Forrest

January 27th:
Theme: TBA
Co-Host: Amy Wolk

ALSO – On Saturday, January 19th SALON PRESENTS: A Memorial Tribute to Michael Nelsen Hosted by Julie Reyburn. Doors open at 7:00. Show begins at 8:00. There will be no cover charge, but donations will be accepted (cash or check). $15 food/beverage minimum per person (cash or credit). For reservations: 646-637-2806.

Salon is an ongoing open entertainment event in which singers, writers and musicians share their talent with each other and audience members.

There is a $10 cash cover collected at the door and a $15 food/drink minimum (cash or credit) per person. (For more information about Etcetera, Etcetera's delicious menu: A 20% gratuity is added to all checks.) There are no reservations; seating is on a first come/first served basis, Doors open and sign up begins at 6:15pm. The evening begins at 7:00, has a 15-minute break at 8:30 and ends promptly at 10:30. If you would like to sign up to perform, see one the evening's 'Etceterettes' to fill out a card with your name, the name of your song, whether or not Mark will be playing for you and any upcoming events you'd like to promote. We do not present performers in order of sign-up, however, indicating requests as clearly and as early as possible as far as time restraints are concerned always makes everything much more possible. ALWAYS BRING SEVERAL SONG SELECTIONS to avoid duplication. All types of material, on or off theme are always welcome at Salon. We enthusiastically welcome instrumentalists, poets, playwrights, essayists, comics, illusionists and performance artists. Please limit your selections to three or four minutes in length (including introductions). Please also bring clear, complete charts for Mark to read. Sitting on the piano is not allowed, nor is flash photography. Please turn off all noise making devices and give performers your undivided attention.

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Thank you to our sponsors Dr. Garrett Bennett & Father Jeffrey Hamblin, MD!

Looking forward to seeing you all Sunday, January 6th!


Tanya Moberly
Salon Producer

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