SHANA FARR TO PERFORM AT
3 ( 7:00 PM), 8 (9:30 PM), 15 (9:30 PM), 17 (7:00 PM), 2011
“Whistling Away the Dark: Through Songs of Julie Andrews”
After opening Whistling Away The Dark last year at
Feinstein’s, singer/actress Shana Farr (www.shanafarr.com)
bringing it back for a summer run at The Metropolitan Room.
Her performances are scheduled Wednesday,
August 3, at 7:00 PM; Monday, August 8, at 9:30 PM;
Monday, August 15, at 9:30 PM; and Wednesday,
August 17, at 7:00 PM.
There is a $20 cover charge plus a two drink minimum
(Food is also available.)
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Whistling Away The Dark
filled with songs written by
legendary songwriters of Broadway and Hollywood that were
introduced by or have become synonymous with Julie Andrews.
Shana Farr weaves an intelligent story full of inspiration
using a few of the well-known songs such as "Ten Minutes Ago,"
"I Could Have Danced All Night," and "The Sound of Music,"
as well as pieces that have almost been forgotten such as
"Once Upon A Long Ago" by Arthur Schwartz and
Maxwell Anderson, "Whistling Away The Dark" by
Mancini & Mercer, "Star!" by Jimmy van Heusen & Sammy Cahn,
as well as "Je suis Titania," the aria Julie Andrews sang
at the age of 13 for the Queen of England.
Guided by award-winning director, Eric Michael Gillett
and Emmy Award-winning Musical Director, Fred Barton,
Shana cleverly brings attention to the lyrics and
melodies by pulling
the songs out of their original contexts combining them in ways
to tell a new story.
Last summer, Shana debuted with the Pittsburgh
Civic Light Opera where she played the role of Princess
in “The Student Prince.” Shana has been seen at New York
City Center with the New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players
performing leading roles in “The Yeomen of the Guard”
(Elsie Maynard) and the title role in Princess Ida. Her
Off Broadway credits include “The Merry Widow” (title role),
“The Music Man” (Marian Paroo), “Oklahoma!” (Laurey
and “The Pirates of Penzance” (Mabel). Her regional/concert
include “The Student Prince” (Kathie), “Madame Butterfly”
(Kate Pinkerton), soloist with The South Shore Symphony
and soloist with the Missouri Symphony Orchestra, among