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Cabaret Singer Mary Carrick and Todd Brooks to Perform at Historic Opera House in Greenfield Iowa
Mary Carrick will perform at the Warren Cultural Center in Greenfield, IA, Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 7 p.m. Joined by pianist Todd Brooks, the duo will perform songs from the musical theatre, the American Songbook, and humorous, lesser-known gems.
The dynamic pair promises an intimate and delightful cabaret style evening of song that blends the fondly familiar, lesser known gems, along with quirky surprises, woven together with personal stories and interesting nuggets. Their set list includes Broadway show tunes, numbers from the Great American Songbook, and other humorous gems, with songs by Frank Loesser, William Finn, Amanda McBroom, Stephen Sondheim, Christine Lavin, Charles Aznavour, Jason Robert Brown, Stephen Schwartz, and more.
The Warren Cultural Center is home to the now restored E.E. Warren Opera House, built in 1896, which currently hosts a variety of exhibits and performances as well as educational opportunities. The Warren Cultural Center is located at 154 Public Square in Greenfield, Iowa. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased online at www.warrenculturalcenter.com or by calling (641) 743-2566.
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 and as a cabaret singer and professional vocalist across the Midwest region. Most recently, she is the recipient of the 2013 Omaha Entertainment & Arts Award (OEA Award) for her role as “Sour Kangaroo” in The Rose Theater’s production of SEUSSICAL: THE MUSICAL. She also received critical acclaim and multiple award nominations for her performance at The Rose as “Mother Abbess” in THE SOUND OF MUSIC. Her next appearance will be as a featured soloist in the annual OMAHA PRESS CLUB SHOW at the Holland Performing Arts Center. 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. Carrick and Brooks are Touring Artists with the Nebraska Arts Council.
For more information, visit www.marycarricksings.com.