MAC AWARD WINNING SHOW
“THE ART OF THE CAHN”
STARRING BELTER SUZANNE CARRICO
COMING TO WARE CENTER
The Ware Center “Cabaret in the Sky” series & Trio Entertainment present Suzanne Carrico’s MAC Award Winning tribute to lyricist Sammy Cahn, notable for such hits as Bei Mir Bist Du Schon, I Should Care, Be My Love, The Second Time Around,, Time After Time, Come Fly with Me and dozens of other standard classics. “The Art of the Cahn,” also features special guest artist Don Rebic on piano in an intimate evening of music arranged by Tedd Firth & directed by cabaret legend Mary Cleere Haran. “The Art of the Cahn” will be performed one time only on Friday, May 18th at 7:30 PM.
Sammy Cahn’s lyrics are an important part of the Great American Songbook — songs which have graced the silver screen, stage and concert halls sung by our greatest voices; including Doris Day, Jo Stafford, Bing Crosby and most prolifically the great Frank Sinatra.
Suzanne Carrico has been nominated twice for the prestigious Top Ten Cabaret Artist of the Year. The victim of a high-priced education, Ms. Carrico holds a Bachelor of Music from Webster University College of Fine Arts in St. Louis, where she was awarded the Dysart Family Prize from the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and a Masters of Music Degree from Manhattan School of Music. With her mellow, sexy voice, she is equally comfortable singing jazz, popular and Broadway standards.
Suzanne trained at the Sundance Institute with the Mercer Foundation working with the likes of Margaret Whiting, Melissa Manchester, Jimmy Webb, and Billy Stritch. This experience inspired Ms. Carrico to return to her roots in Musical Theatre and American Song as a “belter”, where she went on to create “the Art of the Cahn”, a show which won her an Award for Best Female Debut.
“Suzanne Carrico… definitely has pipes to wake Rip Van Winkle from a sound slumber — especially when she tears into final notes on big numbers.”
- DAVID FINKLE, BACKSTAGE
“The show is one of the best I’ve seen so far this year – the performance was perfection and Ms. Carrico’s vocals are unbelievable…the show is perfectly crafted and executed.”
- STU HAMSTRA, CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE
Ms. Carrico appears with Don Rebic, a notable Broadway conductor and jazz musician. Rebic was trained as a classical pianist at Indiana University, where he became interested in Jazz and was taken under the wing of jazz pedagogue David Baker. Within a year of moving to NYC, he was conducting his first show on Broadway, Jesus Christ Superstar. His theatrical credits include the Broadway companies of Dancin’, directed by Bob Fosse, Sweet Charity starring Debbie Allen and directed by Bob Fosse, Little Johnny Jones starring Donnie Osmond, Teaneck Tanzi starring Deborah Harry and Andy Kaufman, Anything Goes starring Patti Lupone, and The Mystery of Edwin Drood, among others. Television appearances include, among others, the Regis and Kathy Lee show, a two-year run on CBS’s Guiding Light, and a guest appearance, taped for PBS, with John Williams and the Boston Pops featuring Maureen McGovern.
As an accompanist and musical director, Don has worked with a variety of singers, including Peggy Lee, Kiri Te Kanawa, Barbara Cook, Betty Buckley, Morgana King, Leslie Uggams, Regis Philbin, Ricky Martin, and Jose Carreras (with a 70-piece orchestra). As a jazz performer, Don has played with some of the best in the game, including drummers Jeff Hamilton, Peter Erskine, and Carl Allen; trumpeters Randy Brecker and Warren Vache; legendary guitarist Mundel Lowe; saxophonists Jesse Davis, Lou Marini, and Vincent Haring; and flutist Hubert Laws. He has also played with the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra and with the Mingus Band.
Tickets cost $25 for general admission; $10 for students. The cabaret will begin at 7:30 PM, May 18th at The Ware Center, 42 North Prince Street, Lancaster, PA.
For Tickets: Call: 717.871-2308 or 717.872-3811 or in person at The Ware Center between 9 AM and 4 PM Monday through Friday or one hour prior to the performance. Or, on line at www.muticketsonline.com. Seating is limited. Advance ticketing is strongly encouraged.