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YOUR THEATER GUIDE 
THE DESERT AREA &  
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 
PLAYING MAY 10 - 19
 
 
   

 
      
 

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MUSICAL THEATER WITH  
PERFORMANCES AT THE ALEX THEATER IN GLENDALE 


    
PERFORMANCES:
JUN 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21 & 22, 2019 @ 7:30pm
JUN 9, 16 & 23, 2019 @ 2pm

    
 
PERFORMANCES ARE AT  
CARPENTER PERFORMING ARTS CENTER  
6200 E. ATHERTON ST.  
LONG BEACH, CA

39 SOUTH MOLINO AVE.
Pasadena, CA. 
DEAR READERS:  

 
CABARET ON THE GREEN AT AJ'S LAST FRIDAY:
SUPER NIGHT TONIGHT AT CABARET OPEN MIC AT AJ'S! We didn't have a big turn out as far as audience goes but our 8 singers were incredible as was our special guest pianist, Patrick Karst. It was especially nice because all the singers got to sing more than 1 or 2 songs. BARBARA FRANTZ started us off and sang "Tears On My Pillow", "Guilty", "Crazy", "Hurt", and blew us away with "Cry Me A River". STEVE WILCOX is a tremendous singer who did "Love Look Away", "The Only Home I Know", "It Never Was You", that was unfamiliar to me so I looked it up and it was sung and filmed in one take by JUDY GARLAND in her final film, I COULD GO ON SINGING, then it was "Joey" for THE MOST HAPPY FELLA, and "What Kind Of Fool Am I". PAT MCCANN was amazing as always for her songs, "Angel Eyes", "The Best Thing For You Would Be Me", "There Will Never Be Another You", "I've Got The World On A String" and a beautiful song she wrote called "What Do You Do". Then NONI LAMBERTSON was back again, with her songs for the night, "Somewhere Along The Way", "I Can't Give You Anything But Love", "Here"s That Rainy Day", and "Till There Was You", along with some of those great stories she's known for. V.V. MARTIN came with some great songs including "Cry", "More", "Nobody Does It Better", "Second Hand Rose", and had everyone singing and clapping along for her "Gone At Last". TONY DI SIENA took time to sing "My Funny Valentine", and a new one "All Of Me". And we had BRAD SIEPLE who always brings out the cheers with his songs, tonight they were "Rocket Man", "Bring Him Home", "Losing My Mind", and "This Is The Moment". My songs for the night were "Our Love Is Here To Stay", "Love Me Or Leave Me", "Just In Time", and "Too Marvelous For Words". Another nice thing was because we started at 6:30 - everyone stayed to the very end till 9 PM. So we will be back again tomorrow night, Saturday at 7:30 with the return of JOEL BAKER on piano, and then back again next Friday at 6:30 PM, remember sign up starts Fridays at 6 PM, and Saturday's sign ups are at 6:30 PM. See you there.  
 
CABARET ON THE GREEN AT AJ'S LAST SATURDAY:
Another amazing night for Cabaret On The Green Open Mic at AJ's On The Green. We had a packed room and an incredible group of 22 talented singers with JOEL BAKER starting us off with "It's A Good Day" and me singing "Everything's Coming Up Roses. Then on to those fabulous special guests with DAVID BADER whose song for the 1st round was "Learning The Blues" and the 2nd round it was "Route 66", with him was his partner MICHAEL and his visiting mom, RONA. Next up, LESLIE TINNARO and "Don't Cry For Me Argentina" and "Tonight". CLAUDIA SUSSMAN did "Maybe This Time" and "What'll I Do". TER GALLAGHER with "The World Goes Round" then off to rest up for her show on Sunday. Next PAT MCCANN sang "Once In A Lifetime" and "I Concentrate On You". NONI LAMBERTSON only did one song, "A Very Special Thing". LINDSAY OUELLETTE did "Makin' Whoopee" and "On The Street Where You Live", he came with his daughter and great grand daughter NATALIE who was just too cute and sang a song we think she wrote herself called "The Little Penguin", almost stealing the show. JEAN SORF followed with "Love Is A Many Splendored Thing". MARK ALMY made his very first appearance with us and got huge cheers for his "Song On The Sand" from La Cage, and later "The Impossible Dream". He'll be doing a show for the CABARET ON SUNDAYS SERIES on July 14th with PATTI GALLAGHER who came to sing "My Funny Valentine" and "I Got The Sun In The Morning". Then it was BETH FORMELOZA singing "I Can't Make You Love Me" and "Break It To Me Gently" and after it was husband FERDIE FORMELOZA who sang "Bridge Over Troubled Water" and "What Kind Of Fool Am I". We also had 5 new singers including a young guy named URIEL AVILA doing "I've Got You Under My Skin" and "My Way". Then JOANNA CIURASH, who really has been to sing with us a few times before, she used her operatic voice to do "O Mio Babbino Caro" from Carmen, and also "Besame Mucho". A really fabulous new singer named CHRISTINE DURA sang a NORAH JONES song "Don't Know Why", and later the slow version of "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do". Also doing something from Carmen, was LOLLY BECKER with "Habanera" complete with a dance and her Spanish fan, and later she did "Summertime". Another new singer was JOHN TEDDER with a very nice "On A Clear Day". We also had the pleasure of having JEROME ELLIOTT with us to sing "On My Way To You" Then JB did a beautiful "The Way We Were". Another great new singer in town is SHEILA JAMES who was fabulous doing "Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered". MATT BORZELLO came to sing one of his signature songs, "A Portrait Of My Love". And last up and very much worth the wait was RUTHANN DE LA VEGA singing "Here's To Life" that was outstanding and she also sang the final song of the night "Rough For A While". And it was so nice to see a good number of people stayed to the end. And another surprise was having busy actor STEVE CICERON in the audience. He promised to return and sing next time too. So now that there is also Cabaret Open Mic on Fridays too it will probably split up the number of singers over the two nights which will cut down the wait between rounds and may also allow for perhaps 3 songs? Who knows, you'll just have to come and see for yourself next Friday with Joel Baker on piano and me as your host/mc. Until then, have a great week. 
 
PLEASE DON'T FORGET WE WILL HAVE OPEN MIC ON FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS. It will be on a trial for JUNE so please come out so we can show that it will be a great show both nights.
Only thing different is on FRIDAYS THE START TIME WILL BE 6:30 PM AND GO TO 9:00 PM. So you have a choice to come to either night - or both! See you then.    
           
AJ'S PARKING NOTE: There is a HUGE parking lot just past the front lot on your left with and rear entrance to AJ's. Remember to make reservations!
 
HERE'S A GOOD TIP: Reservations are a good idea for dinning in the showroom . But if you get the answering machine do not leave a reservation on it. But call after 5 PM and press '1' at the end of the message and it will transfer to the bar where it will be answered by a real person who will take your reservations. DO NOT LEAVE RESERVATIONS ON THE ANSWERING MACHINE! 

PLEASE, won't you click  YELP US and tell your friends too that we have the best singers in town and we do it LIVE!  EVERY YELP HELPS
 
 
Only one word can discribe TER GALLAGHER's show last Sunday: WOW!!
Hopefully you were one of the lucky people in the audience.  
 
This Sunday is another fabulous local singer that is a familar favorite of most of the desert. It's MARA GETZ doing a tribute to one of the greatest composers of all time, HAROLD ARLEN. Mara is joined by her musical director JIMMIE DYKES. I know you will love so be sure to be there.  


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  HERE ARE SOME PICTURES OF THE THEATER: 
 
THE SUMMER SEASON SHOWS:
DO YOU REMEMBER THURSDAY NIGHTS IN THE  
TEN20 LOUNGE AT THE BEAUTIFUL BEL AGE HOTEL  
IN WEST HOLLYWOOD?

IT SEEMS LIKE ONLY YESTERDAY BUT IT WAS REALLY AROUND 2003 - 2006. THE NIGHT STARTED WITH "THE GUEST STARS SHOWCASE" AND 4 PERFORMERS DOING A SHORT SET AROUND 15 MINUTES AND 3 TO 4 SONGS. RON SNYDER, THE HOUSE PIANIST, PLAYED FOR THEM AND AFTER A SHORT BREAK WE CONTINUED THE NIGHT WITH OPEN MIC. IT REALLY WAS A FABULOUS ROOM WITH GREAT FOOD, GORGEOUS BABY GRAND, AND THAT VIEW! 

I HAD SO MANY DIGITAL PHOTOS FROM THOSE NIGHTS BUT LOST THEM WHEN MY COMPUTER DIED ABOUT 4 YEARS AGO. BUT I RECENTLY FOUND THE PAPTER PROGRAM I PUT TOGETHER FROM THE VERY LAST NIGHT THERE AFTER THE HOTEL WAS SOLD, IT'S NOW CALLED LONDON WEST. ANYWAY, I COMPILED A LIST OF ALL 383 GUEST STARS FROM THE 140 SHOWS ON A SPECIAL WEB PAGE IN CASE ANYONE WANTS TO SEE ALL THE INCREDIBLE SINGERS WHO CAME TO BE PART OF IT. I ALSO HAVE LOTS OF OLD "MINI - DVD'S" TAKEN OF A LOT OF THE SHOWS. ONCE I LEARN HOW TO TRANSFER THEM TO THE WEB I WILL POST THEM FOR YOU TO SEE.

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Are you being eaten alive by a monster that does not even exist? Has your life been contaminated, hijacked and paralyzed with useless worry?

What dream have you declined, what good thing have you started and stopped, being too concerned and worried about what others might think? 

Worry waters down your enthusiasm, cancels your best plans, and hands you nothing but regret in return. Let this be the day you walk away from all that. 

Let this be the day you face your challenges, and act to do something about them. Feel your strength, believe in yourself, and rise above the useless worry. 
 
 
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