'DESTINATION: Las Vegas - The Musical Journey' Extends thru Dec 2012 at Stage Left Studio
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by BWW News Desk
Only the very best of the Great American Songbook will be featured as Closter, NJ residents, Francine Evans and husband, Joel Zelnik extend their run of "DESTINATION: Las Vegas – The Musical Journey" through December at Stage Left Studio, 314 W. 30 St/7 Ave/6th. floor, NYC. Contact: 201-784-7430. Tickets: www.stageleftstudio.net.
"DESTINATION: Las Vegas"– The Musical Journey" is a cabaret revue saluting the great musical entertainers of Las Vegas. Francine Evans and Joel Zelnik perform the legendary songs of Bing Crosby, Elvis Presley, Bobby Darin, Louis Armstrong, Peggy Lee, Bette Midler, Sophie Tucker, Wayne Newton, Louis Prima & Keely Smith, Judy Garland, Elvis Presley, Connie Francis, Barry Manilow, Sammy Davis Jr., Barbra Streisand, Ann-Margaret, Cab Calloway, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and more. Fasten your seatbelts for this live, engaging show!
Evans and Zelnik are renowed for their original cabaret/revue style, inspired by the finest of American popular music culture. Shows such as "Swinging With Sinatra", "Broadway Magic", "Hooray For Hollywood", "Remembering The Rat Pack", "Frank & Liza: NY, NY", "A Tribute To Judy Garland" and "Girl Singers of the 50's" are a few titles available for private event and performances.
FRANCINE EVANS – Francine Evans is a singer, pianist, guitarist, songwriter and show producer with over 30 years experience in the NYC/SF area. Francine has produced over 100 shows for children and adults. Leonard Bernstein was a fan of her eclectic musical style as was Peter Schikele (PDQ Bach). She has performed with her big band in just about every major hotel ballroom in NYC and has appeared in cabaret clubs and folk venues on both the east and west coasts. She holds a M.A. from Montclair State University and has performed in New York, Atlantic City, Las Vegas, Japan and Greece. She has recorded three cd's and sings on despite "Julie Andrews" vocal diagnosis.
JOEL ZELNIK – Jazz great Dr. Billy Taylor, was the first to give air play to Joel's first jazz album, "MOVE", which was reissued in Japan. A contemporary of Bill Evans, Joel has entertained 5 presidents, has been a pianist/bandleader for thousands of events, and has performed at concert venues in New York, Atlantic City, Las Vegas, Japan and Greece. NYC venues include: Windows On The World and The Rainbow Room. He has recorded four CD's and also holds an M.A. (from Rutgers University). His latest recording, "Live At Steinway Piano Gallery" was released in Japan.
"America's Got Talent" contestants, Francine and Joel perform over 100 enthusiastic engagements per year with over a dozen original musical cabaret-style shows.
The show features David Cox on percussio, Brian Glassman on bass and lighting and sound design by Leonardo Tanenbaum-Diaz. Performed in agreement with ASCAP and BMI.