3rd Saturday of the Month, 7:00-9:00 pm, $10 Cover
Doors open at 6:30 pm. Sign-up for those who wish to perform is from 6:30-6:55 pm. You must sign up by 6:55 to perform. Once the show starts we may not be able to accommodate additional performers. Bring music printed out in your key, and Kenneth will accompany you at the piano for your moment at the microphone. Comedians, poets, writers and musicians are all encouraged to perform!
Some snacks and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. After the event, we will move the party to a nearby restaurant/bar for a special 2 for 1 drink offer.
The monthly Open Mic Night is hosted by singer/pianist Kenneth Gartman.
FEATURED ENTERTAINER: SUE MATSUKI
"Matsuki's new show not only represents her best work to date, it is also one of the finest shows I've seen anyone deliver this year. The most striking element of the evening is the remarkable quality of her interpretations – each based on a chosen point of view, devoid of extraneous frills or gestures. There are times when I absolutely love what I do. This is one of them."
Roy Sander, Backstage.com
"When was the last time a jazz singer delivered one liners worthy of a stand-up club? When was the last time a performer captured your heart with simple sincerity? But, it was her vibrant voice and impeccable musicianship that defined the evening."
Bill Van Sant, Essex Journal
Upcoming show at BJ Ryan’s Magnolia Room on Saturday, April 27 at 8:00 pm www.bjryansmagnoliaroom.com
Kenneth Gartman (Host/Pianist) – Theatre: Singin' in the Rain (Summer Theatre of New Canaan); The White City (NMTC 2014); Broadcast (NMTC 2013); Inner Voices III: Arlington (Off-Broadway); Bryan Putnam’s The ToyMaker (Eugene O’Neill National Musical Theater Conference NMTC 2012); Zapata! The Musical (NYMF2012) and subsequent cast recording; Once Removed, a new musical with music by Graham Russell of Air Supply; Show Choir! the Musical (NYMF2010); The ToyMaker (NYMF2009) and subsequent cast recording; Trouble in Shameland (FringeNYC) and subsequent cast recording. Cabaret/Concerts: Rev. Yolanda’s Old Time Gospel Hour, Joshing Around, Unity Benefit Concerts, Concerts for City Greens, Cabaret Cares, The Salon Open Mic(Host/Co-Host), A Ballsy Christmas Open Mic (Host). Singer/Performer: 3 Decades in the Dark: Raissa & Kenneth Go to the Movies; Kenneth Gartman…Not Like the Other Cavemen (cabaret debut); National Tour of The Music Man; Side by Side by Sondheim; Simply Sondheim LIVE! (BBC Broadcast); and A New York Songbook: Way Off Broadway. For more information, visit www.KennethGartman.com
3 Main Street, Second Floor
Norwalk, CT 06851-06851