The Birthday Show!
Sunday, August 12th 4:00PM
Directed by Eric Michael Gillett
Musical Director Doyle Newmyer
"It's my birthday and I'll sing if I want to! Celebrating life, love, friendship and all the good things that come with getting older!"
Marieann will bring some of her finest work to the stage, including highlights from her critically acclaimed Michel Legrand
tribute show, You Must Believe In Spring!
, as well as introducing new songs from her latest work in progress Crazy Love
. Marieann will also be joined by a few surprise guest stars to share some special duets!
Doyle Newmyer: Musical Director, Boots Maleson: Bass, Brian Woodruff: Drums
$20 cover/2 drink minimum
“Every cabaret show worth seeing has at least one number that moves you to tremble and shake like a dog coming in from the rain…For Marieann Meringolo it’s ‘I Was Born In Love With You,’ if you don’t do it brilliantly it isn’t worth doing at all. Ms. Meringolo’s powerhouse interpretation makes full use of the dramatic Bergman lyric and the adventurous Legrand melody.”
- Will Friedwald, Wall Street Journal
“Marieann Meringolo Soars…I witnessed an artist, who with guidance and luck will be selling out clubs and concert stages in the years to come. The Lady has an extraordinary voice.” – Alix Cohen, Woman Around Town
Marieann Meringolo impressed me so much that from now on I’m calling her MM2 because I feel she is to singing what Marilyn Monroe was to sex…She, the Bergmans and Legrand are a grand Combination – a match made in heaven that produces heaven on earth...If you miss her, it’ll be a sin.” – Myra Chanin, Times Square Chronicles
“Streisand’s influence can be felt in her tone and phrasing…but there are other echoes here as well: Piaf’s soldierly pathos, Sinatra’s cinematic sense of narrative. These colors blend with Meringolo’s own warm personality to create a rich vocal palette…Musically she delivers exactly what the Legrand songbook calls for.” – Ethan Kanfer, Show Business
“Several years ago, I praised Marieann Meringolo’s poise, rich vocal power, and dynamic renditions. After seeing her current show, let’s raise that a notch or more…Meringolo is a sophisticated performer who demonstrates an appreciation of both lyrics and the melodies. She delivers her interpretations of Legrand’s music with honesty and passion. She proves again that she can thrill listeners as few others do, even some who’ve attained greater prominence.”
- Elizabeth Ahlfors, Bistro Awards