I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Still More Theater Saturday -Baby, Dream Your Dream: The Great Women Songwriters

We were given free tickets to Baby, Dream Your Dream: The Great Women Songwriters for free for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.

What: Baby, Dream Your Dream: The Great Women Songwriters

Where: Schimmel Center at Pace University
             3 Spruce Street
             New York, NY

When: This event took place on March 9, 2019

Linda Purl
Margo Seibert
Me  & Mom - In this Women's History month, we recently had the opportunity to attend Baby Dream Your Dream: The Great Women Songwriters. The evening was entirely made up of a songs whose lyrics and/or music were written by female writers. The majority of the songs were written for the stage but a few  were not including The Theme Song to TV's Maude, that particular song included additional lyrics that were not used on the television show. The performers were all veteran, Broadway actors as well. They included: Linda Purl, Margo Siebert, Kenita Miller and Jenn Gambatese. Although, Linda Purl may be better know for appearing in a string of TV movies in the 70s and 80s as well as playing Matlock's daughter on the series of the same name and Fonzie's fiancee on Happy Days, she has also appeared in such shows as Seven Deadly Sins Four Deadly Sinners and The Glass Menagerie. Margo Siebert has appeared in such shows as In Transit and Rocky. Kenita Miller has appeared in such shows as Xanadu and The Color Purple. Jenn Gambatese has appeared in such shows as School of Rock, Tarzan and All Shook up. Lyricists and composers represented in the show included Dorothy Fields, Carole King, Mary Rodgers, Lynn Ahrens, and Betty Comden. Songs included more well know songs like Natural Woman, The Party's Over, Shy and God Bless the Child as well as lesser known songs like He Had Refinement, If You Had But You Didn't  and It Amazes Me. The singers were all very talented and the song choices were all delightful from soaring ballads to rousing upbeat numbers. The event was hosted by Deborah Grace Winer. a leading expert on the American Songbook, who was also the artistic director of the show. All in all, it was extremely fun and entertaining evening of music.

Kenita Miller

Jenn Gambatese

Deborah Grace Winer

The event was a part of the Schimmel Center's Salon Songbook series. For more about that and/or other upcoming shows and events at the Schimmel Center, visit http://schimmelcenter.org.

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