Cabarets are the hot ticket in New York City these days. Clubs like the Metropolitan and Café Carlyle regularly sell out. One of the reasons they do is performer Valerie Lemon. Annapolis audiences heard her sing in September when Live Arts Maryland opened the season with a celebration of Marvin Hamlisch’s music in a sold-out show at Maryland Hall. She returns to Annapolis on Saturday, March 29, for a one-night-only cabaret show at 7:30 p.m. at the Loews Annapolis Hotel.
Unlike concerts in large halls, cabaret performances are noted for being much more intimate, with the performer just a few feet from the audience. The Mainsail room at the Loews is the perfect place to enjoy Ms. Lemon’s wildly successful cabaret show featuring her interpretation of many of Mr. Hamlisch’s best known songs. Her long association with him gives her a unique perspective on his music and adds lots of emotional depth to each song. One critic said of her show, “Looking at each and every part of the room with a wide, vibrant smile directed, it seemed, at each person in it, she and her lovely, versatile voice could not have been more welcoming.”
Live Arts Maryland Music Director J. Ernest Green couldn’t be happier about this latest development on the Annapolis music scene. “I’m so happy to have Valerie back for the first of what I hope will be several cabaret nights in Annapolis. Cabaret shows are so much fun and the energy exchange between the performer and the audience is amazing. I think Annapolis music lovers will be thrilled to experience Valerie’s cabaret show.”
Tickets for this one-night-only event are $39 and include free appetizers and a voucher for a free beer or a glass of wine. To purchase tickets or get additional information about this event, call 410-263-1906 or visit online.