Although I’ve been up in Toronto rehearsing with Disney, I left part of my heart with Marquee Five. My award-winning vocal group has plowed forward in my absence, adding female swing Lynsey Buckelew to keep the Alto line flowing, and the five of them are kicking butt in New York City this month! There are TWO opportunities to see Marquee Five in November, and I highly recommend you go see them, since the shows they are performing in are stellar entertainment events!

First: "They Write The Songs" November 18th

“MAC Presents They Write The Songs”: a night of music featuring some of New York's best songwriters
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to The Red Cross to aid the victims of Hurricane Sandy
The Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs is proud to announce a new annual show to be held each fall, called “MAC presents THEY WRITE THE SONGS.” The inaugural show will be held Sunday, November 18th at 4pm at Baruch College’s Engelman Recital Hall (Lexington Avenue at 25th Street). Each year, this show will present the work of selected songwriters, highlighting both those who are well-established, as well as those who are on the rise. Songs written by these outstanding songwriters will be performed throughout the show by singers who have previously either won or been nominated for MAC Awards, or in some cases, by the songwriters themselves. The songwriters selected for the inaugural show of this new annual series are Jeff Blumenkrantz, Barry Kleinbort, Johnny Rodgers, Mary Liz McNamara, Nate Buccieri and Scott Evan Davis.  The host for the evening will be Grammy award winning songwriter Julie Gold.  Nate Buccieri will be the musical director.
With performances by: Penny Fuller, Rebecca Luker, Karen Mason, Alysha Umphress, Liz Lark Brown, Marquee Five, Colleen McHugh, Lennie Watts, and Jonathan Whitton.
Sunday, November 18th, 4:00PM
Baruch Performing Arts Center
– Engleman Recital Hall
55 Lexington Avenue (at 25th Street)
Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 day of. Purchase them here.
After party reception: free for MAC members.

Non-members may attend the reception for $10 collected at the door.

THEN:Sondheim Unplugged” November 25th at the acclaimed 54 Below!

Join Marquee Five in our 54 Below debut! A celebrated New York event since 2010, the Bistro Award-winning series “Sondheim Unplugged” features some of Broadway and cabaret’s most dynamic voices, accompanied by piano only.
“Sondheim Unplugged”
Hosted by series creator Phil Geoffrey Bond with Musical Direction by Joshua Stephen Kartes
Sunday, November 25, 2012, 6:00pm (Doors open at 4:30 pm for 6:00 pm show)
54 Below – “Broadway’s Nightclub”
254 West 54th St, Cellar
New York, NY 10019
Near the 50th and 59th A/C stops
Cover charge: $20 – $30
Food & Beverage Minimum  $25
Tickets can be purchased online here (use code SONDHEIM for $10 off the cover price in the main dining room seating!)
With special guest Sarah Rice, Sweeney Todd’s original Johanna.
And featuring Jim Brochu, Stephanie d’Abruzzo, Darius de Haas, Hilary Cole, Marquee Five, Molly Pope, T. Oliver Reid, Julie Reyburn, and Lucia Spina!