Open Mic Night
Open Mic Night
The third Saturday of each 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.
Featured Entertainer: RICHARD WEIDLICH
Richard Weidlich opera highlights include Figaro in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Count Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro, Guglielmo in Così fan tutte, Danilo in The Merry Widow, Schaunard in La Bohème, Nerone in Il Coronazione di Poppea, Pacquillo in La Périchole, Mercutio in Roméo et Juliette, Fleville in Andrea Chénier, and Sonora in La Fanciulla del West, among others. Orchestral engagements include the St. Louis Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Oregon Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic, Tucson Symphony, Cascade Music Festival Orchestra, and Sunriver Symphony, among others. Also, Mr. Weidlich has appeared with the Virtuoso della rosa chamber ensemble. In addition to his classical performances, Richard has appeared in the following musical theatre roles: Harold Hill in The Music Man, Ravenal in Showboat, Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls, Nicky Arnstein in Funny Girl, Max Dettweiler in The Sound of Music, Reuben in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, the King in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Matt in The Fantasticks, Antipholus of Syracuse in The Boys from Syracuse, KoKo in The Mikado, and others. Cabaret appearances include the show Frank, Nat, and Tony at the Magnolia Room, Norwalk, Connecticut, Holiday Time in New York City, Fairfield, Connecticut, Los Angeles, and Portland, Oregon, as well as many appearances in recitaland on the Sounds Good Concert Series in Stamford, Connecticut, among others.
Richard teaches at Western Connecticut State University and University of Bridgeport, as well as the Performing Arts Conservatory of New Canaan and is Minister of Music at St. Francis Episcopal Church in Stamford.
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