The Irvington Town Hall Theater (ITHT) kicks off the third season of its highly acclaimed Cabaret on the Hudson series with a special holiday-themed program on Sunday, December 11th at 3:00 pm. A collaboration of ITHT and NiCori Studios and Productions, this intimate series allows the audience and performer to engage in a musical conversation. Series host, multi-award-nominated cabaret singer Corinna Sowers Adler, brings renowned cabaret performers to the ITHT stage where they perform samplings of their New York City cabaret shows. Many have performed at venues such as Feinstein’s/54 Below, the Oak Room at the Algonquin, Birdland, Feinstein’s at Loews Regency, Iridium, the Metropolitan Room, and Jazz at Lincoln Center.
The December 11th program will feature Natalie Arneson, Matt Baker, and Natalie Douglas. Arneson won the 2016 “Best Female Debut” award from the Manhattan Association of Clubs and Cabarets. She appears regularly in Feinstein’s/54 Below’s “Sondheim Unplugged” series. Her current show, “I Love Being Here With You,” celebrates the original material of singer/songwriter Peggy Lee.
Australian born jazz pianist/vocalist Matt Baker has performed at jazz festivals, clubs, and concert halls in Australia, Europe, the U.S., and the Pacific Rim. Baker’s album Underground received rave reviews in Downbeat, Jazz Times and Jazz Wise UK, and reached #26 on the U.S. JazzWeek charts. He is a Montreux International Solo Jazz Piano Competition award winner. Baker has studied with Taylor Eigsti, Mulgrew Miller, Benny Green, Fred Hersch, Aaron Goldberg, Jacky Terrasson, James Williams, Ralph Sutton and Ella Fitzgerald’s lifelong accompanist, Paul Smith. (Visit: www.mattbaker.com.au.)
Natalie Douglas has won numerous Nightlife, Backstage Bistro, Margaret Whiting, Donald F. Smith, and MAC awards, and has brought concerts, workshops and master classes to audiences and students across the U.S., Europe, and South America. Douglas has performed at venues including Carnegie Hall, Birdland, Café Carlyle, Town Hall, and Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Appel Room and Rose Hall. Internationally, she has performed in Montenegro, Greece, Italy, Spain, Corsica, Puerto Vallarta, London, Buenos Aires, Cancun, Turkey, Mazatlan, Belize, and Germany. (Visit: www.nataliedouglas.com.)
Series host Sowers Adler also hosts the Music at the Mansion series and recently premiered her show “Something Beautiful” at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Appel Room. She has been nominated for “Best Host of a Variety Show” and “Best Female Vocalist” for the Broadway World Cabaret Awards, and for an Excellence in Theater Education TONY Award.
For tickets and more information about Cabaret on the Hudson, visit: www.irvingtontheater.com.