Monday, January 13, 2014

The Salon Wrap-Up for January 12, 2014 - "Juggling Home and Career"

January 12, 2014
Theme: “Juggling Home and Career”

Our Co-Host was Carolann M Sanita! Carolann’s theatre credits include THE MUSIC MAN (Marian – first national tour), WEST SIDE STORY (Maria – international tours), LES MISERABLE (Cosette - Flat Rock Playhouse), SWEENEY TODD (Johanna - Sacramento Music Circus), A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC (Anne - South Coast Repertory) and Encore’s NO, NO NANETTE at New York City Center. For more information:

Carolann’s live recording of LIFE HAPPENS (a ‘Salon Presents’ Event) has been released on No Cover Records and is available on iTunes and Amazon, but the lucky guests of The Salon were able to buy their copies (at a discount) at tonight’s Salon!
Co-Host, Carolann M Sanita
Sneak Peek: Classical Corner

For this week’s Classical Corner Mark introduced us to the Polonaise. Polonaise is defined by Merriam-Webster as “a stately Polish processional dance popular in 19th century Europe.” Probably the most popular/famous polonaise is the Grand Polonaise, which is well known for a repeated figure that has a military-style marching feel (with an even faster repeat in the refrain.)

Mark mused that he didn’t know how long he’d known the song, but he knew that he played it in his high school talent show (I would have loved to have seen that!) With that, he played it for us tonight - Chopin’s Grand Polonaise in A Flat.

Roster of singers for the evening (in order of appearance):
(click link to visit the singer’s website, when available.)

Lawrence Florek
Charles Baran
Lou Iacovino
Steve Rushing
Richard Eisenberg
Ann Dawson
David Ballard
Melissa Dye
Bill Zeffiro
Tom Duke
Carina Duffy

Special thanks to tonight’s pianists and musicians: Mark Janas, Stephen Wilde, Bill Zeffiro.

Upcoming shows:

Special Invitation: Opera singers who are interested in working in northern Arkansas are invited to attend NYC auditions - visit to find out more information! (Head of the program is one of tonight’s Salon guests, Steve Rushing, so be sure to mention The Salon at your audition!)

Thursday, January 16, 2014 (6:30pm) Victoria Ray Sook & Carina Duffy in Bill Zeffiro’s musical, “Houdini Among The Spirits”, is being performed at Manhattan Theatre Club Rehearsal Studios - 311 W 43rd St, 8th Floor.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 (9:30pm) - Tanya Moberly in “I Love NY Songwriters” at Don’t Tell Mama, 343 W 46th St, NYC

Friday, February 7, 2014 (7:30pm) - Nathan Chang in “Steppin’ Off The Sidewalk” at Don’t Tell Mama, 343 W 46th St, NYC

Thursday, February 13, 2014 - Victoria Ray Sook in Bobbie Horowitz’s “Great Song Writers Up Close” at the Metropolitan Room, 34 W 22nd St, NYC

Friday, February 14, 2014 (9:30pm) - Charles Baran in “Saint Valentine’s Day Massacred!” at The Cafe on Broadway, 318 W 53rd St, NYC.

Thursday, February 20, 2014 (7:30pm) - Barb Malley in “Out Of Order” at Don’t Tell Mama, 343 W 46th St, NYC.

Friday, February 21 - Sunday, March 9, 2014 (Wed-Sat 7pm, Sat-Sun 2pm) - Erin Cronican in “Dying City” - the 1st NY revival of Pulitzer Prize Finalist for Drama, with The Seeing Place Theater - 314 W 54th St, 4th Floor

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 (7pm) - Tanya Moberly in “I Love NY Songwriters” at Don’t Tell Mama, 343 W 46th St, NYC.

Friday, February 28, 2014 (7pm) - David Ballard in “Having It All” at Don’t Tell Mama, 343 W 46th St, NYC.

Friday, March 7, 2014 (7pm) - David Ballard in “Having It All” at Don’t Tell Mama, 343 W 46th St, NYC.

Upcoming (Dates Coming Soon)

Susan Hodgdon will be premiering a Judy Garland show, TBD.

Next Week's Salon

Next week our optional theme is “As Time Goes By” (but songs under any theme are welcome at The Salon!) Our co-host will be longtime Salon regular, Bob Diamond. We'll see you then!

Erin Cronican
Blogette for The Salon
(Updates? Changes? Email me.)


A few things you may find different from The Salon Blog in 2014. Here is an update regarding a few structural changes which will take place on the blog starting in 2014.

From now on, the blog will take a more streamlined approach to encapsulate what each Salon night entailed. It will now simply state what the Theme was, who Co-Hosted, who was the Salon Spotlight, what Classical Corner was about and then will list the performing members that were in attendance that night. Below that will be a list of the upcoming shows of ONLY the people who attended that evening. The Blogette of each evening will still be at the door to collect monies but will take minimal notes - so make sure he or she has all song and show information written on the signup cards when you fill it out. Thank you!

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