"Music at the Mansion" at the Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center continues with a new installment in the monthly concert series on Sunday, September 30, at 3pm. Performers will include award- winning songwriter Ilene Angel, Singer/Songwriter Garry Novikoff and Broadway singer Sarah Rice.
Ilene Angel is an award-winning songwriter and author. Her song “I Don’t Think About It” was number one on Radio Disney, and currently “Costco Queen” entertains audiences every night in the hit show, Motherhood the Musical. She studied music at Northwestern University and The Juilliard School and was the recipient of the Abe Olman Award from the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame.
As a writer and performer, Garry Novikoff has been described as Peter Allen meets Barenaked Ladies eating Red Hot Chili Peppers on Avenue Q. Garry’s songs bring humor and pathos to such topics as love, loss, canines in space and conflicts in the laundry room. Jay Ruttenberg of Time Out New Yorkcalls his CD, A Normal Life, “a catchy and, more importantly, FUNNY collection of pop songs.” His songs have been covered by both cabaret singers and punk rock bands alike. In November of 2010 Take A Number a four-person revue of Garry’s songs was mounted at the Duplex Theater. Garry has received artistic grants from Great Performances and the Anna Sosenko Assist Trust and was nominated for a MAC Mahattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs for his song We Are The Meek. His songs can be heard frequently on WFUV in New York.
Sarah Rice holds the honor of being the original Johanna in the Broadway company of SWEENEY TODD. The production was honored with a Theatre World Award and a Grammy for Best Show Recording. Off-Broadway, Sarah has been seen as Louisa in the FANTASTICKS as well as many Opera and Operettas. 2010 Bistro Award winner for her critically acclaimed solo cabaret debut, SARAH RICE sings SCREEN GEMS, Songs of Old Hollywood and voted favorite female cabaret debut performer by Cabaret Hotline Online readers in 2009.
"Music at the Mansion" showcases talented performers from NYC and NJ. The series is hosted by NYC Cabaret singer and Bloomfield resident Corinna Sowers-Adler and features Deborah Martin on piano.
This program is made possible in part by funds from 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.
Tickets are $10 per person and are available at the door. Seating begins at 2:30pm. Light refreshments will be served. Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center is located at 240 Belleville Avenue, Bloomfield, NJ. For more information, please contact info (at) corinnasings.com or call Oakeside at 973-429-0960.