Featured Entertainer: Cavan Hendron
Cavan Hendron (Featured Entertainer) – Cavan (He/They) is a New York City-based writer, performer, and storyteller. As a storyteller, Cavan strives to tell stories of those who are different, alone, or lost because everyone deserves to have their story told. CavanKHendron.com
Featured Entertainer: Matthew Davies
Featured Entertainer: Matthew Davies
Matthew Davies (he/they) passion for music brought him to NYC to continue his work in the arts. He has performed at regional theaters across the country including Arena Stage, The MUNY, Music Theatre Wichita, The Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Center, and more. Additionally, he has been seen across the country on the Broadway national tours of R&H Cinderella and Finding Neverland. Matthew’s debut album ‘Not Standard’ will be released at his live show in NYC on April 10. Instagram: @matthewddavies
Featured Entertainer: Caleb Albert
Caleb Albert (Featured Entertainer) is a Pennsylvania native, now New York City resident. He received a BFA in Music Theatre from Elon University and since has performed all over the country. Favorite performances include The Christmas Spectacular featuring the Radio City Rockettes, Cinderella, Chicago, Desperate Measures, Jersey Boys, The Music Man and many more. Thank you for supporting the arts! IG @calbert4494
Saturday, October 15th
Featured Entertainer: Maureen Hamill
Maureen Hamill (Featured Entertainer) is a Cabaret performer who has performed her one women show at such iconic venues such as :Tavern on the Green, in New York City, The Westport Country Playhouse, Harriet Hillman Theatre in West Palm Beach, The Hartford Convention Center, The West Palm Beach Polo club, The Klein Memorial and the Fairfield Theatre Company. She has also shared the stage in concert with two of Broadway's leading players James Naughton and Christine Ebersole. Maureen has been a guest soloist multiply times with the Bridgeport Symphony for their Broadway concerts nights, including last year at the new Hartford Healthcare Amphitheater. She has sung the National anthem in Madison Square Garden, Shea Stadium and Raymond James Stadium, Tampa Florida.
Saturday, September 17th
Featured Entertainer: JULIE LOYD
Julie Loyd is an internationally-touring performer and award-winning songwriter (John Lennon Songwriting Contest) toting along her banjo, guitar and heart-thumping, lyric-driven songs. Loyd grew up as a child of musical theater and while her music is deeply rooted in the modern folk tradition, her ability to convey deep meaning through her performance is what makes her live shows so special. Find out why Performer Magazine called Julie “an artist to look out for” at www.julieloydmusic.com, Facebook/Instagram @julieloydmusic, and Spotify @Julie Loyd.
Saturday, August 20th
Featured Entertainer: CHRISTOPHER HUDSON MYERS
Christopher Hudson Myers - Broadway: Mamma Mia! NY & Regional: Les Miserables (Marius), Altar Boyz (Abraham), Gay Bride of Frankenstein (Hairy), Cabaret (Emcee), The Wedding Singer (Robbie). @christopherhudsonmyers
Saturday, July 16th
Featured Entertainer: KENNETH GARTMAN
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
Saturday, June 18th
Featured Entertainer: REGINA ZONA
As a classical singer, Regina has performed on opera and concert stages all over the world in a variety of repertoire from Mozart to Strauss. An avid recitalist, she specializes in the performance of American art song and has recorded three song cycles by Jake Heggie for the Naxos American Classics Label. In 2018, she wrote and performed her first one-woman show to critical acclaim. And in 2019 she began a new chapter, entering the world of cabaret winning the 2020 MAC AWARD for Best NY Female Debut. In November of 2021 she released her latest album, “HeArt Songs: An American Medley” which has been critically acclaimed and in 2022 she will be releasing a Christmas album with award-winning guitarist, Sean Harkness, called “It Must Have Been the Mistletoe.”
Y & Regional: Les Miserables (Marius), Altar Boyz (Abraham), Gay Bride of Frankenstein (Hairy), Cabaret (Emcee), The Wedding Singer (Robbie). @christopherhudsonmyers
Saturday, May 21st
Featured Entertainer: SANTINA UMBACH
Santina Umbach is thrilled to be back on stage! She has been traveling the world and performing professionally since age 10. She was most recently seen touring Japan as Jasmine with "Disney on Classic" which can now be seen on Disney+. Other credits include; Broadway: Mamma Mia!; Vegas: Mamma Mia!; Off-Broadway: Dear Jane, Mads Libs Live!; Select Regional: The Prince of Egypt, Evita, In the Heights; Select Workshops: Mambo Italiano, Becoming Cuba. Proud alumni of The Boston Conservatory of Music at Berklee. @santinaumbach
Saturday, April 16th
Featured Entertainer: AMARA BREISCH
Amara Breisch is a recent graduate of Christopher Newport University, where she majored in Musical Theatre. Select credits include Madam President (Tenny, Victoria Woodhull u/s) with the New Musicals Lab, We Aren’t Kids Anymore (Bonnie), Sweeney Todd (Ensemble, Pirelli u/s), and The Drowsy Chaperone (Trix/Ensemble). Amara has been seen in various performance venues including Feinstein’s/54 Below and the Ferguson Center for the Arts. She’d like to thank Kenneth for this opportunity! @amara_nikole
Saturday, March 19th
Featured Entertainer: CHRISTINA CONNORS
CHRISTINA CONNORS As a headline performer, Christina has traveled over Europe and South America, spending three years with Costa Cruise Lines in an extraordinary experience she used to expand her range of styles to include additional Portuguese, Italian, Spanish, French, and German songs. Christina is no stranger to the New York stage. Her performances there include her 2008 hit one-woman show “Home Is Where the Heart Is” in two of Manhattan’s legendary cabaret theaters, Don’t Tell Mama and The Duplex. She has been found sharing the stage with Broadway’s biggest stars, raising money for local charities including her performance at New York’s Shubert Theater benefiting Dena Hammerstein’s Only Make Believe foundation. This past August, Christina Co-Produced and performed in reality TV star David Tutera’s Dream Bigger Tour and recently shared the stage with Broadway’s Norm Lewis and Kelly O’Hara. Christina’s newest passion is for Music Producing. She recently launched her own Musical Production Company “A New Soul Song, LLC” BUILDING A BETTER TOMORROW Through music, creativity and conversation. She is excited to collaborate with children in hopes to help inspire, bring joy and heal the human soul through the music they create together. For more information on Christina and her production company, visit www.anewsoulsong.com
Saturday, February 19th
Featured Entertainer: RAISSA KATONA BENNETT
RAISSA KATONA BENNETT appeared on Broadway as “Christine Daae” in PHANTOM OF THE OPERA and in the First National Tours of CATS, PARADE, A CHILD’S XMAS IN WALES. Recently, she appeared in her hometown of Norwalk in FUN HOME as “Helen” and STEEL MAGNOLIAS as “Truvy” at Music Theatre of CT, and on TV’s “Law and Order SVU”. Headliner: Feinstein’s, (with Mark Janas as her MD) Metropolitan Room, Iridium, Beechman Theatre & Don’t Tell Mama. Guest star: Carnegie Hall, Rose Hall/Lincoln Center, Town Hall, 54 Below, Algonquin’s Oak Room, Rainbow Room. Raissa was thrilled to be the first special guest of one of her favorite Musical Director’s and singing partners, Kenneth Gartman, at the Unity Open Mic several years ago. For 9 years, she hosted a non-profit concert series which she created, THE CONCERTS AT TUDOR CITY GREENS, devoted to the “greening” of city spaces. Raissa will be bringing her Jerome Kern Cabaret show to MTC’s Hot Summer Nights series this summer and hopes to bring her brand new cabaret show to the Magnolia Room this fall. She has 3 Solo CD’s on LML Music Label at Amazon & iTunes. www.raissakatonabennett.com
Saturday, July 17th
Featured Entertainer: Mary McNulty
Mary McNulty is thrilled to be joining Kenneth onstage again! Some favorite credits include Katherine/Lili in KISS ME KATE at Summer Theatre New Cannan, Guenevere on the National Tour of CAMELOT, Fiona in BRIGADOON, and Charlotte in A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC. For more about Mary please visit mary-mcnulty.com and follow her on Instagram @marymac528
Saturday, August 21st
Featured Entertainer: Jessie McGarty
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.
Saturday, Sept. 18th
Featured Entertainer: Amy Persons
A red lipstick fanatic and Star Wars connoisseur, Amy grew up in Rochester Hills, Michigan but now considers NYC home. She has done four national tours, three one-woman shows, been to Alaska twice and is always ambitiously pursuing her artistic goals.
Saturday, October 16th
Featured Entertainer: JODY STEVENS
Jodi has performed in the Original Broadway Companies of Jekyll & Hyde and Urban Cowboy. Off Broadway include Under Fire, The Body Shop , Eliot Ness in Cleveland, I Can Get it For You Wholesale , Dietrich and Chevalier, The Scarlet Pimpernel
Regional: Annie 20th Anniversary (Lily), Sweeney Todd (Beggar Woman), Heaven Help Us (Angel), Hairspray (Velma), Legally Blonde (Paulette),Singing in The Rain, Lina *Ct. Critics Circle Award Best Supporting Actress in a Musical. Gypsy, (Mazeppa). Vanya Sonia Masha & Spike (Masha). I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Menger’s (One Woman Show). Mamma Mia (Tanya), Pippin(Fastrada) Film and TV: Pervertigo, The Narrow Gate, “Younger”, “27 East”, “Conviction”, “Central Park West” and “Sex in The City”. As a teacher, Jodi has been Founder and Director of SBEstudios for 10 years, training Online and in Person, Singers, Speakers, Actors and Theatre College and Career Consultant. Jodi is on faculty with the Performing Arts Conservatory of New Canaan, Ct. She is also a nationally certified Music Together Teacher and proud mama to Jackson Bryce and married to Scott Bryce. NATS, NYSTA.
Saturday, November 20th
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.
March 21, 2020 - Alexis Cole
January 18, 2020 - Josephine Sanges
December 20, 2019 - Cassandra Kubinksi
November 16, 2019 - Jessie McGarty
October 19, 2019 - Kate Simone
September 21,2019 - Suzanne Sheridan
August 17, 2019 - Kenneth Gartman
June 15, 2019 - Maureen Hamill
May 18, 2019 - Regina Zona
April 20, 2019 - Mary McNulty
March 16, 2019 - Sue Matsuki
February 16, 2019 - Patty Nieman
January 19, 2019 - Leslie Orofino
June 16, 2018 - 5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!!!
May 19, 2018 - Kenneth Gartman
April 21, 2018 - Troy Fannin
March 17, 2018 - Will Baird
February 17,2018 - Wendy Scherl
January 20, 2018 - Patty Nieman
December 9, 2017 - Cassandra Kubinski
November 18, 2017 - Kenneth Gartman
October 21, 2017 - Halloween Theme with Shawna M Hamic
September 16, 2017 - Rachel Macisaac & Christopher Myers
August 19, 2017 - Annabelle Fox
July 15, 2017 - Cast of "Singin In The Rain"
June 17, 2017 - Billy Lykken
May 20, 2017 - Patty Nieman
April 15, 2017 - Comedy Night with Lennie Watts
March 18, 2017 - Monique McDonald
February 25, 2017 - Christina Connors
January 21, 2017 - Raissa Katona Bennett & Kenneth Gartman
December 17, 2016 - Ho,Ho,Ho Mystery Entertainers
November 19, 2016 - Frank Mastrone
October 15, 2016 - Cassandra Kubinski
September 17, 2016 - Dr Richard Weidlich
August 20, 2016 - Krista Adam Santilli
July 16, 2016 - Mina Hartong
June 18, 2016 - Pride Themed with Yolanda
May 21, 2016 - Patty Nieman
April 16, 2016 - Comedy Night with Sidney Myer
March 19, 2016 - Ryan Herdilcka
February 20, 2016 - Abby C. Smith
Janaury 16, 2016 - Mark Vitale
December 19, 2015 - Holiday Open Mic
November 21, 2015 - Mandy Dickson & Tim Lillis
October 17, 2015 - Tracy O'Farrell
September 19, 2015 - Comedy Night with Nancy Witter
August 15, 2015 - Rob Richardson
July 11, 2015 - Monique McDonald
June 20, 2015 - Billy DiCrosta
May 16, 2015 - Special Open Mic honoring David Friedman
April 18, 2015 - Jessica Van Kipp
March 21, 2015 - Charissa Bertels
February 14, 2015 - Kimberly Wilson
January 17, 2015 - Matt Oestreicher
December 20, 2014 - Holiday Open Mic
November 15, 2014 - Joyful Noise!
October 18, 2014 - Chuck Karel
September 20, 2014 - Jodi Stevens
August 16, 2014 - Bobbie Horowitz
July 19, 2014 - Lennie Watts
June 21, 2014 - Miss Kitty Katz
May 17, 2014 - Terese Genecco
April 19, 2014 - Comedy Night with Chuck Sweeney as "Miss Peggy Lee"
March 15, 2014 - Joe Gray
February 15, 2014 - Amy Oestreicher
January 18, 2014 - Joyful Noise!
December 21, 2013 - Christina Connors
November 16, 2013 - Raissa Katona Bennett
October 19, 2013 - Comedy Night with Nancy Witter
September 21, 2013 - Kristin Huffman
August 17, 2013 - Scott Coulter
July 20, 2013 - Raissa Katona Bennett
June 15, 2013 - Raissa Katona Bennett