Cabaret duo at An die Musik salutes 'The Women of Rodgers and Hammerstein'
The dames, I mean women, immortalized in classic show tunes by Rodgers and Hammerstein are the focus of a program that will be performed Wednesday and Thursday at An die Musik.
Soprano Amy Alvarez and pianist Jefferson Turner will work their way through 30 songs in this cabaret act.
The duo comes highly recommended by Baltimore's own cabaret gem, Jennifer Blades, and that's good enough for me.
Directed by Ricky Graham, "Nothing Like a Dame: The Women of Rodgers and Hammerstein" was a hit at Le Chat Noir in New Orleans in 2007 and is also being performed this month at New York's Metropolitan Room.
Alvarez and Turner, who were mentored by cabaret icon Andrea Marcovicci, have been building an impressive list of credits. I am particularly fascinated by something they did last year -- they were in the cast of a staged version of "Auntie Mame" in New Orleans with the fabulous drag performer Varla Jean Merman ("the love child of Ethel Merman and Ernest Borgnine"). Nothing like a dame, indeed.
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