Broadway/cabaret stars to perform at Riderwood


By the Riderwood Performing Arts Council

From rave-reviewed shows in New York to Riderwood, our Performing Arts Council presents Sally Mayes and Jeff Harnar in “Double Take” in the Encore Theater at 7:30 p.m. Friday, October 19.  For what one reviewer called “a night of saucy teasing and fancy-free vocals, these stars of Broadway and cabaret are accompanied by musical director Alex Rybeck, plus Dan Gross on drums and Bob Renino on double bass.

Sally, a “singer of incandescent ebullience” (The New York Times), won multiple acting awards for roles in Welcome to the Club, She Loves Me, Steel Magnolias, Closer Than Ever and Dirty Blonde.  Her film and TV credits include City Hall, Bye Bye Birdie, Law and Order, and Sex and the City.  Sally has had nightclub appearances from coast to coast and has solo recordings…

Jeff’s singing has been called “adroit in tightrope-like feats of lyric acrobats while attaining the upper brackets of tenderness and vulnerability” (Wall Street Journal).  He has performed at top cabaret venues in New York, Chicago, London and Paris –and Riderwood, where he presented The 1959 Broadway Songbook and Sammy Cahn All the Way. Jeff has four solo recordings, film and TV credits, and serves as artistic director for major cabaret stars.   

Alex, who grew up in this area and performed with local theater groups before going to New York, has brought star performers he works with to Riderwood for the past dozen years.  Alex, Mayes, and Harnar present original compositions and lyrics in “Double Take,” in addition to the show’s classic jazz and Broadway numbers.

The $5.00 tickets go on sale in all dining lobbies from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, October 15 and 16.

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