Monday, December 17, 2018

The Salon Wrap-Up for December 16, 2018: "Endings & Beginnings"

It's our last Salon at Etcetera, Etcetera!  Thank you to those of you who joined us!  What a wonderful night -- our co-host was the fabulous Lennie Watts!  Lennie opened the night with the fantastic "I Just Wanted You To Know."  He opened the second set with the hilarious "Let It Go" parody, "Let It Snow," and closed the evening with the marvelous "It Goes Like It Goes" and the rockin' "Takin' It To The Streets."

The brilliant Mr. Watts is a multiple MAC, Bistro, and Nightlife Award-winner, and is also the Artistic Director and CEO of SINGNASIUM, "Keeping the arts ALIVE by helping vocal artists THRIVE in New York City."  No bigs.  For information on SINGNASIUM 2019 winter/spring classes, email Lennie at

Quick Wrap - Classical Corner

We're celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Leonard Bernstein!  Mark started the Corner by reading from Bernstein's script from the 1950s and '60s TV series Omnibus. It was on Beethoven's 5th Symphony, and is found in the book The Joy of Music.  And, coordinating with this script, today we are also celebrating 24 Beethoven's 248th birthday!

Mark told us that for this 1954 episode, Bernstein had the entire first page of Beethoven's 5th painted on the stage, with all of the instruments' individual lines painted out -- with the actual musician of their respective instruments on the front of their line!  Mark then read the script as it was read on the show.  And, as the pièce de résistance, Mark played the piano version, Franz List's, 1st moment of Beethoven's 5th.

Roster of performers for the evening (in order of appearance):
Click link to visit the performer’s website or other links, when available.
All piano accompaniment by Jon Weber unless otherwise noted.

Co-Host: Lennie Watts
Lynda Rodolitz
Louisa Lee Poster
Peggy Schwartz
Richard Eisenberg
Laurel Lockhart
Sarah, Kristen, and Margaret (with Matthew Russell on the piano)
Anna Bookstaber (with Stephen Cornine on the keys)
Stephen Cornine (with himself tickling the ivories)
Angela Leone
Candice Oden
Mauren Taylor
Classical Corner: Mark Janas
Co-Host: Lennie Watts
Tanya Moberly
Allan Yashin
Marcia Roney (with Matthew Martin Ward on the 88s)
Bennett Silverstein
Christine Pedi (with Matthew Martin Ward at the piano)
David Ballard

Special thanks to musicians Matthew Russell, Stephen Cornine, and Matthew Martin Ward,  David Ballard on lights and sound, and the amazing waitstaff and management at Etcetera Etcetera.

Upcoming Shows: 

Tuesday, December 18, 2018: Lynda Rodolitz will be performing in "People You Should Know" at Urban Stages, 259 W 30th, NYC.

Thursday, December 20, 2018: Laurel Lockhart will be performing at the Actors' Home in New Jersey.

Thursday, December 27, 2019: Christine Pedi will present "Snow Business," the 11th Annual Holiday Show, at Feinstein's/54 Below, 254 W 54th St, NYC.

Sunday, December 30, 2018 (7pm): Tanya Moberly directs "Lisa Viggiano's #realjoy" at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC. 

Saturday, January 5, 2019: Dawn Drew presents "My Ship" as part of APAP's showcase.

Saturday, January 12, 2019: Louisa Lee Porter is presenting her return engagement at The Sidewalk Cafe, 94 Avenue A, NYC.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 (3pm): Candice Oden is presenting "B*tch Is Crazy" with The Seeing Place Theater at Paradise Factory, 64 E 4th St, NYC.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 (7 pm): Tanya Moberly directs "Marnie Klar Sings Bobbie Gentry" at Don't Tell Mama, 345 W 46th St, NYC.

Saturday, January 19, 2019 (5pm): Candice Oden is presenting "B*tch Is Crazy" with The Seeing Place Theater at Paradise Factory, 64 E 4th St, NYC.

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 (7 pm): Tanya Moberly directs "Marnie Klar Sings Bobbie Gentry" at Don't Tell Mama, 345 W 46th St, NYC. 

February, 2019: Lynda Rodolitz will be presenting "Animal Magnetism" at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC. 

Ring in the new year with us on January 6, 2019 at the first Salon at Don't Tell Mama! The theme is Coming Home, with Co-Host: Sidney Myer and Salon Spotlight: KT Sullivan!

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