“RUNNING IN PLACE”:
and the WINNER of the 2019 BISTRO AWARD for OUTSTANDING DEBUT:
“True to the Bistro tradition of honoring outstanding work whether performed by a veteran artist or a relative newcomer, the Bistro Awards pays tribute to cabaret favorite Ricky Ritzel for his delightfully entertaining Musical Series, Ricky Ritzel’s Broadway, and to singer Sierra Rein for Debut. Rein made her first solo appearance last year with an impressive performance that covered the gamut from humor to drama, but with a strong emotional undercurrent that turned her show into a deeply moving experience.”
Sierra Rein is “Running in Place”
In her highly acclaimed NYC solo debut, Sierra Rein weaves together American Songbook gems, contemporary Broadway and pop, and new cabaret classics, in an inspiring rundown on dreaming against all odds. Featuring compositions by Kander & Ebb, Frishberg, Blumenkrantz, Sondheim, Goldrich & Heisler, and more. Directed by James Beaman. Music Direction by Bill Zeffiro, Matt Scharfglass on bass and Rex Benincasa on drums.
“Rein makes it clear she’s totally in command of where she has long wanted to be…offers a carefully chosen baker’s dozen numbers that are every bit as wide-ranging in content and style as her astonishingly supple voice and myriad lyric interpretations.” Read the review by Robert Windeler of BistroAwards.com.
“And oh, does she know how to build a number…transforms from saucy to sizzling…an emotional payoff with the skill and confidence of a Judy Garland or Barbra Streisand.” Read the review by Bart Greenberg of CabaretScenes.org.
“Her sumptuous alto and her intelligent, perceptive, and expressive interpretations would be enough to make this show exceptional. But there’s something else: a strong emotional undercurrent—never overstated or obvious, but nonetheless palpable and powerful—that ultimately transforms this uncommonly fine hour of cabaret into a deeply moving experience.” – Roy Sander, Associate Producer of the Bistro Awards