: Glamorous Nights & Careless Rapture featuring the music of the era of Downton Abbey, Gosford Park & more
Sunday, Mar 03, 2013 7:00 PM EST
(5:30 PM Doors)
54 Below, New York, NY
One of the most dazzling and beloved singers on the worldwide cabaret and concert scene today, multiple award winner Sarah Rice brings Glamorous Nights and Careless Rapture — Music of the Era of Downton Abbey, Gosford Park and more… to 54 Below in a special one night only performance.
Stephen Sondheim and Harold Prince chose Sarah to become part of musical theatre history when she was cast as the original Johanna in SWEENEY TODD on Broadway, for which she won a Theatre World Award and recorded on RCA. This recording won a Grammy for best show album and SWEENEY swept the Tony awards, including best show. Her recording of “Green Finch and Linnet Bird”, was recently chosen by Stephen Sondheim to be on a CD of his favorite renditions of his own works, “Stephen Sondheim: The Story So Far…” on the Masterworks Broadway/Legacy label. She has since gone on to perform leading soprano and dramatic roles all over the world.
An evening to delight the senses, join Sarah as she takes you back in time to an era of glamorous elegance and exquisite beauty, depicted in the film and television classics Downton Abbey, Gosford Park, and more! A match made in musical heaven, celebrating the songs of Ivor Novello, Noel Coward and British Music Hall and more, she is accompanied by Bill Zeffiro, Piano, Maria Banks, Harp, Jonathan Russell, Violin. And maybe she will even play a tune on the theremin! Think evening brandy & tiaras. Dress for dinner! White tie and tails optional. www.SarahRice.com
“Another highlight, Sarah Rice, the original Johanna from “Sweeney Todd,” singing in her spine-tingling soprano, “I Could be Happy with One Little, Little Boy” moved off the stage and elegantly through the crowd, searching each male face. I felt like Odysseus tied to the mast when this siren caught me in her gaze and sang directly to me.
And this Tuesday night she wasn’t just funny. She played the theremin (would you believe!), the electronic instrument that makes all those science-fiction-movie, woo-woo sounds — and she just brought the house down. And may I say personally, “Beam me up!”" By Tom Dworetzky / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
“Gloriously sung, or held back, the showcase presents different sides of the radiant Rice voice.” — Rob Lester, Cabaret Scenes
“it is evident that her voice remains a ravishing instrument” — Roy Sander, Bistro Awards