Raissa Recommends

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Raissa Recommends - week of 3/24

Hi Friends:

Just a quick posting as I'm behind schedule, but I couldn't let this week go by without recommending 3 great shows:

First up - the last show of Cynthia Crane's "I'm Confused, Therefore I Am" at the Metropolitan Room, this Sunday at 4. Garrett and I returned early from CT just to see her, and boy are we glad we did! Her show flows easily and you love where she takes you. Her smooth and sultry alto is resonant with life experience and she looks absolutely beautiful. This lady really knows how to interpret a lyric. Some of my favorites were "People You Never Get To Love" and "You Believe in Me" - but I had many that I loved!

Then meet me on March 30th at 9:30 pm at the Beechman, when Eric Michael Gillett premiere's his newest show, WIDESCREEN! Don Rebic is Musical Director and commedian Richard Cramer is featured. This is the second to the last benefit for CABARET CARES, and the final one of the season is, oh for heaven's sake, well it's hosted by ME! That show is scheduled for April 13th, and I'll tell you about that closer to the event. Call 212-695-6909 and go to my website www.raissa.info to see the graphic - for some reason I can't upload it and I'm in a rush so....

Finally, you have until April 11th to catch KT Sullivan in her newest show DANCING IN THE DARK at the Oak Room at the Algonquin Hotel (212-419-9331 reseservations). I got to see a "preview" of this show in KT's living room, and I can promise you a fantastic evening of entertainment. This is some of KT's and director Eric Michael Gillett's best work. And Tedd Firth is an amazing Musical Director. What a fun and fantastic learning opportunity it was for me to see him work with Steve Doyle on bass. I can't wait to see it onstage - we'll be there April 8th - hope to see many of you there.

More soon - Love and light,