Sunday, February 8th, 2009
6:30-9:30pm (Open Mic Signup at 5:45pm)
No Advance ticketing, get tickets at the door!
Location: Times Square Arts Center (Old Laugh Factory)
669 8th Avenue (Between 42nd & 43rd Street)
New York, NY
>DescriptionThe venue was happy with the first show, so they are having us back for one more show! If they are STILL happy, we should be able to work out a regular schedule with them, so come on out! Meet new friends during a fun night with great talent!From 6:30-9:30pm great talent will be appearing on the main stage. Showcase Performers, Special Guests and Open Mic Performers keep the stage active, culminating with a vocal contest at the end of the evening. And this isnâ€™t in some small back-room cabaret! Itâ€™s in the main room of the Times Square Arts Center (Formerly Laugh Factory) with plenty of seating, a great stage and fantastic sound and lighting!Arrive anytime! Don't feel like you're late if you can't be there by 6:30pm. It's a casual, relaxing evening with some great talent, so come on in when you can get here. $15 Cover + 2 Drink Minimum : DISCOUNT! Get in at the door for only $10 ($5 off) if you use the code: KUMQUAT 18 to enter (21 to drink). 16 and over if with someone 21+. The venue serves appetizers and meals as well! While mere words canâ€™t explain our live night; hereâ€™s how the night goes down:
Broadway Bullet Sunday Spotlight
6:30pm â€“ Open Mic with Dave Hahn on Piano. We welcome variety! Use our talented accompanist, bring your own, play another instrument, original music… anything that would appeal to a theatre-lovin’ crowd. Signup starts at 5:45, we will take the first 15 people to sign up!
Also, a special appearance from the cast of “Glimpses of the Moon”, currently playing at the Oak Room in NYC. They will be performing a couple numbers from the show!
7:30pm â€“ Spotlight on Julie Foldesi – Currently appearing in the smash Broadway revival of “South Pacific:, Julie is also promoting her new solo album. This new album, THIS PART OF TOWN, was made with Connecticut based bluegrass musician/arranger/producer, Dick Neal. The sound they came up with is a funky or bluesy bluegrass.
8:00pm â€“ Spotlight on Joe Iconis -a Long Island native and a grad of the great NYU/Tisch Graduate Musical Theater Writing Program. He is the proud recipient of a 2007 Ed Kleban Award, a 2006 Jonathan Larson Award, a Backstage Bistro Award, and a 1992 Garden City Elementary School Vocal Music Award. Joe proudly rips off from The Ramones, Dolly Parton, Weezer, The Rolling Stones, and many of his other idols. He is greatly inspired by Robert Altman movies, Dunkin Donuts coffee, and the visciously talented gang of actors/singers/musicians he frequently surrounds himself with. You never know exactly what to expect with Joe live, except that it will be a lot of fun!
8:45pm – Spotlight Sing-Off â€“ The Top 3 Open mic singers each take on one more song.
The winner, as judged by crowd response, receives $50 cash, 2 Hours Recording Studio Time, 2 Hours rehearsal space with Roy Arias and a free, 3 camera edit of their performanceâ€¦ A value of over $325!!!
9:15pm – ???Possible Surprise Guest Performer??? James Barbour showed up to perform at our last show, who might be coming this time?
Notes for Open Mic Performers:
Signup for open mic begins at 5:45pm.
Singers should bring their own sheet music.
An accompanist is provided.
You are welcome to bring your own accompanist, accompany yourself, or play your own instrument.
Original music that appeals to a theatre/cabaret crowd is welcome.
We have an extra mic for an acoustic guitar if you need.
Have a second song READY TO GO if you make the sing-off!
Photos by Bob Cooley