The new installment of the monthly concert series, "Music at the Mansion," kicks off Sunday at 3 p.m. at Bloomfield's Oakeside Cultural Center.
Performers include Bloomfield native Mark Szep, members of
4th Wall Theatre Company and Marissa Mulder. The featured performer in the
"Young Musician Moment" will be Jarred Lee.
Szep returns to the "Music at the Mansion" series for the first time since in September, 2011 debut performance. Szep, a graduate of the acting and improv programs at the New Jersey School of Dramatic Arts (NJSDA) is also an avid painter and photographer who currently has his first solo photography show hanging at the Oakeside Mansion. His artwork can be found at: www.markajszep.com.
4th Wall Theatre, the theatre company in residence at the Westminster Arts Center at Bloomfield College, was started by eight friends working at the Montclair Operetta Club in Montclair who wanted to present lesser-known or original works such as A New Brain, Violet, Assassins, Nine and A Man of No Importance.
4th Wall Theatre's next performance will be
Jeff Bowen and Hunter Bell's [title of show] on September
27, 28, 29 and October 4, 5 and 6. The production will be directed by Greg
Allen and musically directed by David Maglione and features John Wilkening,
Jordan Gulick, Alexis Field and Marie Nicole.
Marissa Mulder made her cabaret debut in 2011 and has gone on to perform three of her own critically acclaimed shows. Stephen Holden of the New York Times described her latest show "Tom... In His Words, the songs of Tom Waits" as "Far and away the season's best cabaret show.” Ms. Mulder has released two live cds, "Illusions" and "Tom In His Words." She is the recipient of the 2013 Julie Wilson Award and the 2013 Noel Coward Award presented by the Mabel Mercer Foundation. She will be appearing on two nights of the annual Cabaret Convention this October at Lincoln Center. She has played Town Hall, Joe's Pub, Stage 72 and the Metropolitan Room.
"Music at the Mansion" is a 2013 MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs) award nominated series showcasing talented performers from NYC and NJ. The series is hosted by cabaret singer and Bloomfield resident Corinna Sowers-Adler and will feature Jarred Lee on piano.
This program is partially funded by the New Jersey State
Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment
for the Arts and administered by the Essex County Division of Cultural and Historic
Affairs. Series hostess Corinna Sowers-Adler, was nominated as "Best
Host of a Variety Show" and "Best Female Vocalist" at the 2012
Broadway World Cabaret Awards.
Tickets are $10 per person and are available at the door. Seating begins at 2:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center is located at 240 Belleville Avenue. For more information, please contact info (at) corinnasings.com or call Oakeside at 973-429-0960.