|June 10, 2012|
“Many performers have “done” Marlene Dietrich, but none has offered her songs more richly, more movingly and with lovelier singing than…petite and elegant Janice Hall.” - Peter Haas, Cabaret Scenes Magazine
Denver’s own Janice Hall brings her award-winning show, “Grand Illusions: The Music of Marlene Dietrich”, to town! Winner of New York City’s prestigious cabaret Bistro Award in 2011 and winner of the 2012 MAC Award (Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs) for Best Female Vocalist, Janice’s “Grand Illusions” celebrates the life and legend of one of the most fascinating women of the twentieth century. Marlene Dietrich’s musical repertoire included songs from the Weimar cabaret, jazz standards, folk songs, antiwar songs, French chansons, and, of course, her famous film songs. Musical selections in the show include songs by Friedrich Hollaender, Cole Porter, Lerner & Loewe, Fats Waller, Robert Stolz, Charles Trenet, and Pete Seeger.
“Grand Illusions” was directed by Bistro and MAC award-winner Peter Napolitano.
In writing about “Grand Illusions”, critic Roy Sander observed: “Some of her interpretations achieve a status beyond merely wonderful; they are memorable, unique, standards against which other renditions should be compared.”
Best known for her appearances in opera houses around the world, as well as locally, with the Central City Opera, Janice Hall is now making a name for herself in the worlds of New York cabaret and theater.
Miss Hall was recently seen off-Broadway in the play “My Confession of Sin,” by Monica Bauer, and is currently starring in her second cabaret show, called, “I’d Rather Be Doing This…”
Sunday, June 10th at 3pm
Doors Open at 2pm