The dynamic pair promises an intimate and delightful evening of song that blends festive and seasonal favorites with their trademark touch of humorous gems. Their set list includes standards from the Great American Songbook, songs from the musical theater, and traditional carols with a fresh approach, with music by Frank Loesser, Jule Styne, Hoagy Carmichael, Jerry Herman, Irving Berlin, John Jacob Niles, and more.
“One of my favorite times of the year is when one of our local radio stations moves to its ‘all-Holiday, all the time’ format. The music of the season gets me in the spirit, takes me back to childhood, and warms my heart. It helps me tap into what the Holidays mean to me,” said Carrick. “Our show is full of songs that are familiar and nostalgic, along with lighthearted, toe-tapping tunes and a fun medley that may even spur a sing along. Todd and I are looking forward to a wonderful and memorable evening in Tilden.”
The Tilden Public Library is located at 202 South Center Street in Tilden, Nebraska. The concert is free to the public.
Based in Omaha, Nebraska Carrick performs regularly with Opera Omaha and the Rose Theatre, one of the largest professional children’s theatres in the country. She received critical acclaim and multiple award nominations for her recent performances at The Rose as “Mother Abbess” in THE SOUND OF MUSIC and “Sour Kangaroo” in SEUSSICAL: THE MUSICAL. She is currently being seen at The Rose as “Mrs. Murphy” in MADELINE’S CHRISTMAS. Carrick has also performed with the Omaha Symphony, Omaha Community Playhouse, and many other theatres across the Omaha region. She is a student of Tony Award-winning singer and actress, Betty Buckley.
Brooks is an accomplished director, music director, and arranger. Most recently he served as director and music director for ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, with the Papillion La-Vista Community Theater. Other recent projects include director of NEXT FALL with SNAP Productions and HAPPY DAYS: THE MUSICAL with the Chanticleer Theater.
Carrick and Brooks have been performing together since 2007 and are currently touring the Midwest region with several other cabaret shows, including ON MY WAY, SONGS WITH A TWIST OF LIME and LOVE NOTES. Most recently, they made their Chicago debut at Davenport’s Piano Bar & Cabaret. Both are active with theatres and arts organizations throughout the Omaha metropolitan area. The pair received the Outstanding Cabaret Award from the Omaha Theatre Arts Guild in 2008. Each has been recognized by the Theatre Arts Guild and Omaha Entertainment & Arts Awards with awards and award nominations for their individual stage work.
For more information, visit Mary Carrick's website, www.marycarricksings.com.