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  • MTC’S HOT SUMMER NIGHTS Jeff Harnar The 1959 Broadway Songbook

    MTC’S HOT SUMMER NIGHTS Jeff Harnar The 1959 Broadway Songbook

    8:00 pm-9:30 pm
    Aug/Sat/2019

    Music Theatre of Connecticut 509 Westport Avenue (behind the Nine West Outlet) Norwalk, CT 06851

    Music Theatre of Connecticut 509 Westport Avenue (behind the Nine West Outlet) Norwalk, CT 06851

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  • SALON OPEN MIC AT DON’T TELL MAMA

    SALON OPEN MIC AT DON’T TELL MAMA

    7:30 pm-10:30 pm
    Aug/Sun/2019

    343 West 46th St, NYC 10036

    343 West 46th St, NYC 10036

    SALON OPEN MIC AT DON’T TELL MAMA

    August 4, 2019
    Theme: Here’s To Life!
    Co-Host: Goldie Dver
    Salon Spotlight: Len Carrie

    SALON is an ongoing open entertainment event in which singers, writers and musicians share their talent with each other and audience members. Doors open at 7pm for sign-up. We begin at 7:30, take a 15-minute break around 9pm and end at 10:30. If you would like to sign up to perform, see one the evening’s ‘Mamettes’ to fill out a card with your name, the name of your song, whether or not Mark will be playing for you and any upcoming events you’d like to promote. We do not present performers in order of sign-up, however, indicating requests as clearly and as early as possible as far as time restraints are concerned always makes everything much more possible.  ALWAYS BRING SEVERAL SONG SELECTIONS to avoid duplication. All types of material, on or off theme are always welcome at Salon. We enthusiastically welcome instrumentalists, poets, playwrights, essayists, comics, illusionists and performance artists. Please limit your selections to three or four minutes in length (including patter). Please also bring clear, complete charts for Mark to read. Flash photography is not allowed. Please turn off all noise making devices and give performers your undivided attention.

    $10.00 cover charge (cash at the door) and a $15 food/beverage minimum (cash or credit).

    Videography available for an additional fee.

    Approximate running time: 3 hours

    Seating and Sign-Up from 7pm

    www.markjanasthesalon.com

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  • MTC’S HOT SUMMER NIGHTS Willy Falk Mostly Love

    MTC’S HOT SUMMER NIGHTS Willy Falk Mostly Love

    8:00 pm-9:30 pm
    Aug/Sat/2019

    Music Theatre of Connecticut 509 Westport Avenue (behind the Nine West Outlet) Norwalk, CT 06851

    Music Theatre of Connecticut 509 Westport Avenue (behind the Nine West Outlet) Norwalk, CT 06851


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    Willy Falk: Mostly Love

    August 10th, 2019

    Willy Falk: Mostly Love revels in richly-crafted interpretations of songs about love, coupled with stories from a thirty-five-year career on Broadway. He moved to New York and burst on the Broadway scene in Marilyn: An American Fable, a musical which attained cult-like status as one of the greatest flops of all time, but saw Willy receiving a standing ovation every night for his solo number: “You Are So Beyond.”

    When Miss Saigon first came to Broadway, he was chosen to play leading man “Chris,” receiving a Tony award nomination alongside Jonathan Pryce and Lea Salonga. His career spans seven Broadway shows and dozens of tours and region productions.

    Known for his powerful performances in musicals and concerts through the years, this evening speaks of music, memories, and laughter, but mostly…love.

    Tony-Award Nominee for MISS SAIGON

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  • SALON OPEN MIC AT DON’T TELL MAMA

    SALON OPEN MIC AT DON’T TELL MAMA

    7:30 pm-10:30 pm
    Aug/Sun/2019

    343 West 46th St, NYC 10036

    343 West 46th St, NYC 10036

    SALON OPEN MIC AT DON’T TELL MAMA

    August 11, 2019
    Theme: Mad About The Boys
    Co-Hosts: THOSE GIRLS – Eve Eaton, Rachel Hanser, Karen Mack & Wendy Russell

    SALON is an ongoing open entertainment event in which singers, writers and musicians share their talent with each other and audience members. Doors open at 7pm for sign-up. We begin at 7:30, take a 15-minute break around 9pm and end at 10:30. If you would like to sign up to perform, see one the evening’s ‘Mamettes’ to fill out a card with your name, the name of your song, whether or not Mark will be playing for you and any upcoming events you’d like to promote. We do not present performers in order of sign-up, however, indicating requests as clearly and as early as possible as far as time restraints are concerned always makes everything much more possible.  ALWAYS BRING SEVERAL SONG SELECTIONS to avoid duplication. All types of material, on or off theme are always welcome at Salon. We enthusiastically welcome instrumentalists, poets, playwrights, essayists, comics, illusionists and performance artists. Please limit your selections to three or four minutes in length (including patter). Please also bring clear, complete charts for Mark to read. Flash photography is not allowed. Please turn off all noise making devices and give performers your undivided attention.

    $10.00 cover charge (cash at the door) and a $15 food/beverage minimum (cash or credit).

    Videography available for an additional fee.

    Approximate running time: 3 hours

    Seating and Sign-Up from 7pm

    www.markjanasthesalon.com

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  • MTC’S HOT SUMMER NIGHTS Natalie Douglas The Songs Of Sammy Davis, Jr.

    MTC’S HOT SUMMER NIGHTS Natalie Douglas The Songs Of Sammy Davis, Jr.

    8:00 pm-9:30 pm
    Aug/Sat/2019

    Music Theatre of Connecticut 509 Westport Avenue (behind the Nine West Outlet) Norwalk, CT 06851

    Music Theatre of Connecticut 509 Westport Avenue (behind the Nine West Outlet) Norwalk, CT 06851



    Natalie Douglas presents Sammy – The Songs of Sammy Davis Jr.
    with music director Mark Hartman on piano

    August 17th, 2019

    Straight from NYC’s famed Birdland Jazz Club stage, Natalie Douglas – the acclaimed vocalist hailed as “a true, true star” by BBC London Radio, & “a true force of nature” by The Times (UK), is absolutely thrilled to bring to Music Theatre of Connecticut’s Hot Summer Nights series, her hit show, SAMMY – the songs of Sammy Davis, Jr. Don’t miss Natalie and her longtime music director, Mark Hartman, as they present the songs & stories of this beloved & much missed mega-talent of Rat Pack fame, including iconic tunes such as “Too Close For Comfort,” “Gonna Build a Mountain,” “What Kind of Fool Am I?” and “Mr. Bojangles.” theater pizzazz described its debut as, “meticulously researched…sexy…breathtakingly exquisite…& (a) powerful and heartfelt love letter to the great Sammy Davis, Jr.”

    Natalie Douglas is a two-time Bistro, Nightlife and eleven-time MAC Award Winner, who has appeared at Carnegie Hall, Rose Theatre and The Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Town Hall among others and has produced over 60 different concerts at her musical home, Birdland, including her smash TRIBUTES residency, now in its third year. Natalie’s award-winning CD, Human Heart, and her two previous CDs are available on iTunes, Amazon.com, Spotify, GooglePlay and her website: nataliedouglas.com

    Eleven MAC Awards for Outstanding Vocalist, Major Artist (3x), Jazz Vocalist, Show of the Year, & Major Recording – “Human Heart” with fifteen nominations

    Nightlife Award Winner: Outstanding Piano Bar Entertainer

    BroadwayWorld Cabaret Award: Best Vocalist

    and many more!

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  • SALON OPEN MIC AT DON’T TELL MAMA

    SALON OPEN MIC AT DON’T TELL MAMA

    7:30 pm-10:30 pm
    Aug/Sun/2019

    343 West 46th St, NYC 10036

    343 West 46th St, NYC 10036

    SALON OPEN MIC AT DON’T TELL MAMA

    August 18, 2019
    Theme: Salon’s 14th Anniversary
    Co-Hosts: The Mamettes
    Salon Spotlight: Robin Westle

    SALON is an ongoing open entertainment event in which singers, writers and musicians share their talent with each other and audience members. Doors open at 7pm for sign-up. We begin at 7:30, take a 15-minute break around 9pm and end at 10:30. If you would like to sign up to perform, see one the evening’s ‘Mamettes’ to fill out a card with your name, the name of your song, whether or not Mark will be playing for you and any upcoming events you’d like to promote. We do not present performers in order of sign-up, however, indicating requests as clearly and as early as possible as far as time restraints are concerned always makes everything much more possible.  ALWAYS BRING SEVERAL SONG SELECTIONS to avoid duplication. All types of material, on or off theme are always welcome at Salon. We enthusiastically welcome instrumentalists, poets, playwrights, essayists, comics, illusionists and performance artists. Please limit your selections to three or four minutes in length (including patter). Please also bring clear, complete charts for Mark to read. Flash photography is not allowed. Please turn off all noise making devices and give performers your undivided attention.

    $10.00 cover charge (cash at the door) and a $15 food/beverage minimum (cash or credit).

    Videography available for an additional fee.

    Approximate running time: 3 hours

    Seating and Sign-Up from 7pm

    www.markjanasthesalon.com

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  • MTC’S HOT SUMMER NIGHTS Mark Nadler Cole Porter After Dark

    MTC’S HOT SUMMER NIGHTS Mark Nadler Cole Porter After Dark

    8:00 pm-9:30 pm
    Aug/Sat/2019

    Music Theatre of Connecticut 509 Westport Avenue (behind the Nine West Outlet) Norwalk, CT 06851

    Music Theatre of Connecticut 509 Westport Avenue (behind the Nine West Outlet) Norwalk, CT 06851


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    Mark Nadler presents Cole Porter After Dark

    August 24th, 2019

    Mark Nadler is an internationally acclaimed singer, pianist, tap-dancer and comedian. His recent off-Broadway hit, I’m a Stranger Here Myself, has been honored with the 2013 Nightlife Award and was nominated for a Drama Desk Award and two Broadway World Awards. The show was presented at The Adelaide Cabaret Festival in Adelaide, Australia, where it was nominated for the prestigious Helpmann Award. Additionally, Mark Nadler’s Broadway Hootenanny has become a staple of the Adelaide Festival, where Mark has performed an unprecedented six times.

    Cole Porter did most of his writing late at night. Mark Nadler “…a fire­breathing monster of uncontrollable, attention seeking talent emphasizing heart as well as heat” (Stephen Holden, The New York Times, April 26, 2016) explores the wit, the passion the romance and the randiness of Cole Porter’s late night musings.

    Looking deeply into Porter’s various inspirations Nadler goes from the famous list songs such as “Let’s Do It”, “You’re the Top” and “Can­Can” to love song such as “In the Still of the Night”, “Begin the Beguine” and “Night and Day”.

    Recipient of eight MAC Awards, 3 Backstage Bistros, 2 New York Nightlife Awards, 2 Broadway World Awards. 

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  • SALON OPEN MIC AT DON’T TELL MAMA

    SALON OPEN MIC AT DON’T TELL MAMA

    7:30 pm-10:30 pm
    Aug/Sun/2019

    343 West 46th St, NYC 10036

    343 West 46th St, NYC 10036

    SALON OPEN MIC AT DON’T TELL MAMA

    August 25, 2019
    Theme: Bernstein 101
    Co-Host: Julie Reyburn

    SALON is an ongoing open entertainment event in which singers, writers and musicians share their talent with each other and audience members. Doors open at 7pm for sign-up. We begin at 7:30, take a 15-minute break around 9pm and end at 10:30. If you would like to sign up to perform, see one the evening’s ‘Mamettes’ to fill out a card with your name, the name of your song, whether or not Mark will be playing for you and any upcoming events you’d like to promote. We do not present performers in order of sign-up, however, indicating requests as clearly and as early as possible as far as time restraints are concerned always makes everything much more possible.  ALWAYS BRING SEVERAL SONG SELECTIONS to avoid duplication. All types of material, on or off theme are always welcome at Salon. We enthusiastically welcome instrumentalists, poets, playwrights, essayists, comics, illusionists and performance artists. Please limit your selections to three or four minutes in length (including patter). Please also bring clear, complete charts for Mark to read. Flash photography is not allowed. Please turn off all noise making devices and give performers your undivided attention.

    $10.00 cover charge (cash at the door) and a $15 food/beverage minimum (cash or credit).

    Videography available for an additional fee.

    Approximate running time: 3 hours

    Seating and Sign-Up from 7pm

    www.markjanasthesalon.com

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