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CONCERTS
 

MuseMatch

Feinstein's/54 Below, New York, NY
 
MuseMatch is a Musical Theater Blind Date Collaboration, where composers are paired with singers they don’t know and are asked to share their deepest, personal joys and fears; and make a song together.
 
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Ally Bonino (Dogfight, John Mulaney & the Sack Lunch Bunch ) sings "Put on a Smile" as part of MuseMatch's #Yes All Women concert on January 15, 2016.

In "Put on a Smile" a bride tries on wedding dresses which brings to the surface her struggles with self-esteem relating to weight and childhood bullies.
Lucy Horton (Anastasia and Bridges of Madison County  National Tours) sings "How to Read a Room" as part of MuseMatch's Time to Rise concert on May 20, 2017.

In "How to Read a Room" a woman juggles various conflicting personalities at her engagement party and makes a revealing self-discovery in the process.

 

A Little New Music

Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood, LA

In partnership with ASCAP and The ASCAP Foundation, A LITTLE NEW MUSIC is "the best hour of new and unheard musical theatre songs in Los Angeles."



Whether a premiere from an established writer or an undiscovered tune from a promising up-and-comer, their mission is to showcase these talents with a program that keeps your finger on the pulse of the musical theater scene.

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Emma Hunton (Good Trouble, The Drew Carey Show, Spring Awakening on Broadway) sings "Put on a Smile" as part of A Little New Music June 27, 2016.

(See MuseMatch above for song description)

Tristmas III: Make Amercia Sing Again

Downtown Art NYC, New York, NY
Tristmas is a seasonal cabaret featuring the original music of composer and lyricist Tristan Sample and other contributing writers. The proceeds go to a different charity every year, and in 2016, all profits went to EnCourage Kids, a New York-based non-profit that aims to bring creative experiences to children who are staying in hospitals for long-term visits.
Rosie Sowa  (The Last Five Years, All My Songs Regional Theater) sings "Smells Like Snow" as part of Tristmas III on  December 12, 2016.

"Smells Like Snow" is a romantic new Christmas tune in the tradition of "Winter Wonderland" and "Let It Snow."

Artemis Theatrical's Hear Us Roar Caberet

The Duplex, New York, NY
Hear Us Roar was the launch cabaret for Artemis Thearical, celebrating the female artistic voice. Artemis Theatrical is a not-for-profit endeavor whose mission is to empower women storytellers in musical theatre. Hear Us Roar showcased many Artemis Artists, a diverse and exciting group of up-and-coming women writers, and their songs on the woman's perspective.

 
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A performance of "Mama Raised Me Right" at Artemis's premier cabaret Hear Us Roar at The Duplex on September 12, 2016.

In "Mama Raised Me Right," a well-bred girl discovers a pitfall of always following the rules.


 

Amanda Taraska's
Doin' My Thing

The Laurie Beechman Theatre, New York, NY
Doin' My Thing was Singer-songwriter Amanda Taraska's first solo show at Manhattan's acclaimed Laurie Beechman Theatre. The hour-long concert featured musical direction by Wicked's Walter Thompson and showcased original work by up-and-coming writers Nick Blaemire, Jeff Bowen, Rob Hartmann, Natalie Rebecca Lovejoy, Robby Sandler and Daniel Green, Dustin Sullivan and Elyssa Samsel, and David Alan Thornton as well as Jason Robert Brown, Pasek and Paul, and Stephen Sondheim.
 
Amanda Taraska sings "Witness to Your Life" as part of her solo cabaret on June 25, 2012.

In "Witness to Your Life," a woman explains a less-practical reason for having a life-long partner.


 

The Songs of Natalie Rebecca Lovejoy

The Duplex, New York, NY
The Songs of Natalie Rebecca Lovejoy was Natalie's debut cabaret in New York, hosted by The Duplex in Greenwich Village on December 4, 2011. It featured performances by Kristen Feeney, Rachel F. Hirsch, Dustin Sullivan, Julie Thomas, Amanda Taraska, Kathryn Flynn, Jennfer Rugani, David Alan Thornton, Kristen Michelle, and Lizze Hagstedt.
 
Julie Thomas sings "I've Got the Radio On" in The Songs of Natalie Rebecca Lovejoy at The Duplex on December 4, 2011.

"I've Got the Radio On" is a sexy, jazz song about having less need for material goods when one's life is filled with music.


 
Lizzie Hagstedt sings "Mama Raised Me Right" in The Songs of Natalie Rebecca Lovejoy at The Duplex on December 4, 2011.

In "Mama Raised Me Right," a well-bred girl discovers a pitfall of always following the rules.
Amanda Taraska and Rachel F. Hirsch sing "Just Drive" in The Songs of Natalie Rebecca Lovejoy at The Duplex on December 4, 2011.

In "Just Drive" a country-bred mother and urban-dwelling daughter with an estranged relationship embarked on a Thelma and Louise-style road trip to Mexico. Little does the daughter know her mother has just been diagnosed with terminal breast cancer and this will be their last chance to spend quality time together.