The SALON of MUSIC and THEATER
This year, because of Covid-19, I will be hosting my first Salon on Zoom! We’ll be bringing you a great live show that you will be able to enjoy from the comfort of your home—no matter where you live!
Each year since 2001, I have generally produced and hosted two Salons of Music and Theater. Up until now, my Salons have been in people’s homes. In the same evening you might have heard arias and art songs, Brazilian music, a comedy sketch, a short play by Tennessee Williams, musical theater, jazz, and improvisational music and stand-up comedy. This June’s Salon will be similarly eclectic.
I look forward to seeing you on Zoom in June—and in person for the Salon after that!
Date: Saturday, June 26, 2021.
Time: 7:30 p.m. EDT.
Place: Zoom (after you register, I will send you a link several days before the Salon).
Price: $20/person (by May 26); $25/person (after May 26). All proceeds go to performers and tech support.
Special Offer: Do you love to sing but want to up your game? Would you love to be able to sing, but think you can’t? For an additional non-refundable $20 ($25 after May 26), you can have a 30 minute voice lesson with Sharon (a $60 value) for yourself, or give one to someone else as a gift. Currently, Sharon is offering lessons virtually, so anyone with a cell phone or computer with internet access can take advantage of this offer! All lessons at this rate must be scheduled for no later than December 31, 2021.
Three Ways to Pay:
Whichever option you choose, please include a note letting me know how many salon tickets you want. Be sure to include your name and email address so I can email you a link to the salon. If you are also purchasing a 30-minute voice lesson, let me know the name of the person you are buying the lesson for. I will email you a certificate for the lesson.
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- Check. Send me an email letting me know you want to pay by check and I will send you my mailing address. Make your check payable to “Sharon Sigal.”
Questions: If you have any questions, feel free to email Sharon at email@example.com
Avi Wisnia, Blair Bodine, Lisa Joy Tuttle, Michelle Lewis, Sabrina Falls, Sharon Sigal, and Stevie and the Bluescasters.
Award-winning singer/songwriter Avi Wisnia will preview songs from his forthcoming studio album, “Catching Leaves.” The recording artist finds inspiration in 1950’s west-coast jazz, acoustic American folk, Brazilian bossa nova, and contemporary piano pop. His clever lyrics give a knowing nod to his contemporaries, while his smooth vocals and deft piano skills assure you that this is truly something new. Avi Wisnia has performed in renowned venues around the world – from the Philadelphia Museum of Art to The Kennedy Center in Washington DC to concert tours in Japan, Poland, and Brazil. In addition to being a performing songwriter, Avi has given a TED Talk and performed with The Moth storytellers and currently runs the Philadelphia Songwriters Circle, hosting the monthly Songwriters Night concert series in Ardmore. For more information, visit his website.
Winner of the American Songwriter Magazine grand prize for lyric writing, Blair Bodine has been hailed as a “songbird with heart.” Her songs are rich in storytelling traditions, blending folk, soul and Americana genres. In 2019, Blair released her second album “Phoenix,” co-produced by Grammy award-winner Glenn Barrett. The album features 12 original songs recorded in Nashville and Philadelphia, Blair’s hometown. “In addition to writing and performing her original soul-stirring melodies, Bodine is passionate about music education. A Columbia University graduate, she wrote her thesis on Chinese Ethnomusicology… In other words, Bodine isn’t your cookie cutter singer-songwriter — a fact that has earned her some much-deserved recognition in competitions and festivals across the country.” -NewSong Music
Many performers live for applause. Michelle just wants to make you cry. As an artist, she lives for the paradox of the uplifting lament. Your tears flow for the strength of the bond not the pain of the fracture. This duality makes hers such a fascinating voice. More polished than folk and more personal than pop, singer/songwriter Michelle Lewis is performing her original songs for us from her home in Los Angeles, CA. You can connect with Michelle through her website (where you can download music and buy CDs and merch), or on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. If you want to be on her mailing list, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
STEVIE AND THE BLUESCASTERS
“Few but mighty, Stevie and the Bluescasters demonstrate without a doubt that there IS such a thing as an intimate powerhouse! Just (but not merely!) a trio, their brand of deep-fried acoustic blues will rock your soul. From Stevie Nolan’s gutsy-yet-sweet vocalizing to her backdoor man Paul Nolan’s inventive, driving guitar to Seth Holzman’s spine-tingling harmonica (both unamplified and green-bulleted), this is a blues band with a no-nonsense take-no-prisoners craftsmanship and bone-deep conviction. Whatever your ills, the Bluescasters are your miracle cure. Wellness is just a Wild-Ox Moan away!”
Rusty Cloud/ Blues Brothers Blues Band, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes
SABRINA SIGAL FALLS
Sabrina Sigal Falls is a professional harpist who plays harp music for weddings, special events, retreats, worship services, memorial services, and funerals. As a Certified Music Practitioner (CMP), she provides live therapeutic harp music at the bedside in hospitals, hospices, and homes. She is a recorded Friends (Quaker) minister, the grandmother of two, and lives with husband David and hound/lab Annie in Indianapolis, IN. For more information, check out her website.
Lisa Joy Tuttle
Lisa Joy Tuttle is a professional coach, international trainer, and doctoral student by day. By night pre-pandemic, she was often out chasing her stand-up dreams at a local open mic or growing her theatrical skills. Lisa studied acting at the Lantern Theater, musical theater performance at the Walnut Street Theatre, and improv, stand-up, and sketch comedy at Philly Improv Theater. A native New Yorker, she had a blast performing Gilbert and Sullivan operettas with Manhattan’s famed Blue Hill Troupe. As an enthusiastic longtime attendee of Sharon’s Salons, Lisa is thrilled to be performing stand-up and sketch comedy at Sharon’s 29th Salon of Music and Theater!