Open Mic Night, Nov16, 2019
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. JESSIE MC GARTY
Jessie has been a proud member of AEA, SAG/AFTRA, and AGVA since her teens.
Some of her musical theater credits include playing the Factory Girl and understudying Fantine in Les Miserables on Broadway, the title role in Always, Patsy Cline, Mrs. Walker in The Who’s Tommy, Mary Jane in Big River with Roger Miller for which she was nominated for a Carbonell Award for Best Actress, Little Shop Of Horrors, American Jukebox, Godspell, and Honkey Tonk Angels. These performances and her concert work has allowed her the privilege to perform at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, the Grand Ole Opry, and at the White House.
She was in the original production of Beehive at the Village Gate in NYC, toured internationally with the show and later directed and choreographed a production at the Hippodrome State Theater in Florida. In the show Jessie performed the songs of multiple 60’s female artists from Petula Clark to Janis Joplin. This led her to singing with multiple bands including most recently Tim Currie’s Motown Band and Tumblin’ Dice here in Norwalk, CT.
Other credits include multiple on camera and radio commercials, voiceovers, jingles, and both performing in and directing corporate industrials.
Jessie lives with her family in Norwalk.
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
Norwalk, CT 06851