Cabaret Night with Carolyn Montgomery
Thu., May 24, 2018
Join the Community Coalition for an intimate performance by BackStage Bistro and Nightlife Award winner Carolyn Montgomery, a singer, songwriter and recording artist based in New York City. Stephen Holden of The New York Times calls Carolyn “a smart, sophisticated storyteller” and The Baltimore Sun writes, “Brilliantly funny with the voice of an angel. Tracey Ullman meets Grace Kelly in Carolyn Montgomery.”
Carolyn and pianist Jeff Cubeta are making a special stop in Phoenixville for one night only to share some favorites from her recent hit show Visible Phoenix, which ran for 14 months in seven American cities and London. She is also fresh off of a national tour featuring her own choral work called “Rise” based on the poem “Still I Rise” by Maya Angelou. Carolyn calls this new show “The Second Half.” It features many tunes she loves but could not include in her prior shows, including selections from The Great American Songbook, jazz, musical theater and even some originals.
Proceeds from the evening’s performance will go to support The Community Coalition and their mission to serve and celebrate individuals, families and social institutions through a collaborative fundraising effort.
Multi MAC, BackStage Bistro and Nightlife Award winner Carolyn Montgomery-Forant is a singer, songwriter and recording artist based in New York City. Her most recent solo show, Visible Phoenix, played to packed houses for fourteen months at the Laurie Beechman Theatre, garnering over twenty rave reviews including by The New York Times. Carolyn regularly appears at New York’s prestigious 54 Below, Lincoln Center and Town Hall as well as venues in San Francisco, Chicago, Provincetown, Philadelphia and London. Carolyn conceived of and produces The Rise Tour, performing a choral piece (co-written with Jeff Cubeta) with Gay Mens Choruses across the country to raise money for The Matthew Shepard Foundation, and to spread a strong anti-bullying message. Carolyn is the Director of Education and Outreach for the American Songbook Foundations, whose mission is to preserve and promote the three great American musical legacies: Jazz, Musical Theater and the American Songbook, through New York City’s public schools.
Tickets are non-refundable. General admission seating. Ticket prices do not include the $2.50 per ticket Facilities Fee or the $2.00 per ticket Service Fee. These fees will be calculated at check out. Tickets available with cash, check or credit card at the Colonial Theatre Box Office or online.