I was at the pleasure of Jennifer Wren & Bill Zeffiro’s gracious and talented hosting for the Opening Night celebration of Big Night Out at their new performance space at The Reprise Room at Dillon’s on West 54th Street.
We had a terrific evening of song and humor. Jennifer is an ebullient, effervescent hostess, full of spunk and bubbly humor. I sang “Thanks a Lot But No Thanks” from the movie “It’s Always Fair Weather.” Others came in with old classics, new compositions, and even songs that took me back to 2001 – a young man brought “The Role of a Lifetime” from “bare” to the stage. Bill Zeffiro deftly handled the song choices and performed several solos of his own, and a few duets with Jennifer. All in all, a very fun evening. And the drinks and food at the Reprise Room are quite nice – we ate much Garlic Naan bread and enjoyed ourselves.
Video of my song “Thanks a Lot But No Thanks” will be placed HERE soon!
Big Night Out is a simple, straightforward open-mic now held each Thursday every two weeks. 9-11pm, $10 cover/1 item minimum, but AEA, MAC & EMC members get in 1/2 price on the cover. Every so often, they put aside the second half to dedicate a showcase for one up and coming composer. For example, the NEXT evening of Big Night Out, January 29th, will feature the compositional brilliance of Hector Coris for the last hour of the evening. And I will be performing that evening! Other featured singers will be Raissa Katona Bennett, Summer Broyhill, Patrick Garrigan, Rudy Scala, Eadie Scott, Doug Shapiro, Jennifer Wren, and Hector Coris himself.
See you there!