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Ruth Carlin
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 7:00 PM
Metropolitan Room, New York, NY
  • 2 Bev Min
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  • Ticket Price: $20.00 - $115.00
  • Door Time: 6:15 PM
  • Show Type: Singer / Songwriter
  • Restrictions: 2 Bev Min
Ruth Carlin ~ A Light in the Wndow - Songs of Judy Collins

Dick Sarpola on bass
John Redsecker on drums
Ruth Carlin is a New York born singer-songwriter and poet. In her 20s, Ruth studied acting and singing while performing in children's theatre and Off-Broadway shows.  After a few years, she married,  left NYC, and devoted herself to being a full-time mother to her two children.  During that time, she wrote poetry and began writing songs, eventually participating in the BMI Musical Theatre Workshop as a lyricist.  
After years of singing her children to sleep each night, Ruth's passion to sing and communicate through song drew her to the cabaret stage. She has performed at the Laurie BeechmanTheater, The Duplex, Don't Tell Mama, the Metropolitan Room,  and other venues in the NY area. She is at home singing folk, pop, musical theatre, and standards as long as the song serves the purpose of communicating something true. Ruth gets to the heart of a song, makes it her own, and shares it lovingly with her audience.
In 2013, Ruth released her debut CD, Moon Song.
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“It is unquestionably one of the best cabaret shows of the year,” 
- Joe Regan, Jr. in "Theater Pizzazz!"
Ruth Carlin pays tribute to Judy Collins, bringing her unique approach to songs by Joni Mitchell, Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Cohen, Kurt Weill and others, as well as several by Judy Collins herself.
Directed by Scott Barnes
Musical Director Paul Greenwood on piano
Rave reviews for "A Light in the Window - Songs of Judy Collins"....
“Carlin is an extraordinary actress-singer and each new show is an event.”
"Carlin sang [Both Sides Now] tenderly and meaningfully, making you think you had never heard all those great lyrics ever before."
- Joe Regan, Jr. in Theater Pizzazz!
" Her singing ideal for communicating the meaning of lyrics"
"Her performance was unimpeachable." 
- Roy Sander in Bistro Awards
“She breathed fresh air into Sondheim's "Send in the Clowns." 
"Pirate Jenny" was amazing"
- Daniel Micelli in NY Cabaret Today
“There is assuredly a light here, and the appeal resides in just how softly comforting it is.” 
- Jack Mauro in
"Carlin is a light in the window." 
“The song selection is lovely...yet, what sells the show isn't the material, but Carlin's sincerity.”
- Dustin Fitzharris in NiteLife Exchange
“Ruth offered an evening that would delight any fan of Ms. Collins - and any lover of the songs of the great 'singer-songwriter' era."
- Stu Hamstra in Cabaret Hotline
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