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Summer 2008 Cabaret Series
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Adirondack Awakening

Fort Salem’s Artistic Director, Jay Kerr, has announced the completion of casting for the World Premiere of Adirondack Awakening, an original musical revue, written by Kerr and Stephen Trombley. Adirondack Awakening will have its initial performances in the Cabaret Theater at Fort Salem on Memorial Day Weekend, May 23, 24, and 25.

Sue Caputo, who starred last season (and will be reprising her role this Independence Day Weekend) in the Fort’s Songs of War and Peace, will be sharing the stage with another Fort favorite, Ann Marie Acquilano, who sang several roles at Fort Salem in the World Premiere of A Christmas Carol: A New Musical. Caputo comes to the new revue having recently appeared in the Capital Repertory Theatre’s winter production, M. Butterfly. The ladies will be joined onstage by Trombley and Kerr.

The journey of Adirondack Awakening begins in 1609 when Samuel de Champlain and Henry Hudson “discovered” the mountains as they explored the bodies of water that now bear their names, each within months of the other. No aspect of the four hundred years since (or its evolutionary roots four billion years before that) is too serious to be lampooned, skewered, and satirized by the musical pens of the performer/authors and the wit of the two women joining them.

Whether lamenting the near extinction of the beaver or mocking the misery of men literally lost in the woods, whether eavesdropping on the diary of a teenage girl taking the TB cure and falling in love with a fellow patient in Saranac Lake or simply celebrating the invention of the paper bag (Adirondack timber and ingenuity), they use musical styles to comment on events in history that somehow missed inclusion in mainstream history textbooks.

         
         
         
Jesse, Sue, Jay
 
July 4-6 *(July 4 only at 6:30 PM)
Songs of War and Peace
With Sue Caputo, Jesse Liebman, and Jay Kerr

Celebrating Independence Day, a reprise of last year’s revue of songs that mirror and/or inspire public opinion with music and lyric during periods of American battles from the Revolutionary War to the conflict in Iraq.
 
 
 
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Tom Flagg
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July 11-13
Tom Flagg sings Songs I Never Sang on Broadway
 
Broadway performer Tom Flagg, direct from a two-year Broadway run in The Fantasticks, and Broadway appearances in Will Rogers Follies, and the most recent revivals of How to Succeed in Business and Oklahoma, tells backstage Broadway stories and sings musical theater standards that appropriately accompany them.
 
 
 
     
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Adam Kerr
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Johnny Handcock
Johnny Hancock
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July 19-20 (No Friday Show)
A Night of Contemporary Comedy & Song
Rising New York humorist (Rascals, The Comedy Store)
 
Adam Kerr with his comic observations about modern life, and Johnny Hancock with his pop/jazz musical take on the same, each returning to the cabaret as headliners after opening last year for Benita Zahn.
 
 
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Kerri Lynn Jennings
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August 8-10
Kerri Lynn Jennings in Broadway: Vamped & Revamped
 
Fort favorite Kerri Lynn Jennings celebrates the musical theater that shaped her artistry, putting her own signature on standards and introducing us to some of the classic melodies of contemporary theater composers. These musical explorations will form the foundation of Kerri Lynn’s next CD, a collaboration with Arlington VT native Joshua Clayton.
 
 
 
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Sharon Rose
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August 15-17
Sharon Rose
 
Backed by a four-piece band, international R&B/jazz artist Sharon Rose brings her unique interpretations of standards to a live three-day recording session at The Fort. Having worked with such artists as Stevie Wonder, Barry White, Jocelyn Brown, Cher, and Tom Jones, Sharon’s cover of the Carpenters classic song, “We've Only Just Begun,” was a hit in Asia.
 
August 22-24
The Second Annual Best of Salem
Winners of the annual talent contents sponsored by the Footlighters and the Historic Salem Courthouse have been studying and crafting their own cabaret mini-acts.
 
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Kathleen Devine
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September 5-7
The Devine Miss K
 
Kathleen Devine, who has starred on television in One Life to Live and Search for Tomorrow, on film, and on the legitimate and musical stage, brings her cabaret debut to Fort Salem.
 
 
 
Thursday Night Cabaret Light8 PM ($15 Music Charge)
Return visits by last season’s cabaret favorites and local artists new to the venue. Without cabaret cheesecake.
 
 
July 10
The Woodshed Boys
 
Three men, three guitars, plus an occasional banjo and some original songs and a classic or two.
 
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Stephen Trombley
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July 17
Stephen Trombley
 
In and Out
Salem’s Emmy Award-winning Renaissance Man leads us down a windy road of social and political satire in monologue and music.
 
 
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Kimerer LaMothe
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July 24
Kimerer LaMothe with Geoffrey Gee on the piano
 
A Christmas Carol’s Crachit mom and dad, Kimerer LaMothe and Geoffrey Gee, return to Fort Salem for their third cabaret.
 
 
August 7
Nathan Lucrezio ­– Broadway My Way
 
Cambridge resident, Penn State musical theater major, in a solo performance of his favorite songs.
 
 
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Andrea Green
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August 14
Andrea Green
 
Greenwich native and theater/music major at SUNY/New Paltz, who cut her performing teeth as a youth at Fort Salem Theater, returns to share the fruits of her new knowledge.
 
         
   
 
   
 
   
   
 
   
 
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