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At The Movies

Upcoming Performances:

Friday, March 23, 2001, 8PM, The Firehouse Center for the Arts in Newburyport, MA
This is part of Cabaret Fest — an entire weekend of cabaret performances and classes produced by John O'Neil.

May 2001 At The Movies will also be part of the Cabaret Fest in Provincteown, MA, which takes place the first weekend in May. More specific details to be posted soon.

Biographies

Will McMillan, Michael Ricca, and Nina Vansuch met at the 1999 O'Neill Theater Center's Cabaret Symposium. That fall they teamed up with pianist, singer and musical director Brian Patton to create At The Movies, a revue of songs from movies of the '50s and '60s. Their most recent performance of At The Movies was standing room only at Sculler's Jazz Club in September 2000.

Will McMillan is a singer, songwriter and cabaret promoter who recently released a CD of jazz standards with pianist Steve Sweeting. His solo show at Scullers Jazz Club with Steve Sweeting on piano sold out in February 2000, and he has performed regularly at the CCAE Cabaret Connection in Harvard Square. For Will, attending the Cabaret Symposium in 1999 was like Heaven on Earth.

Michael Ricca is a well-known figure on Boston stages, having performed in productions ranging from Chess to Balm in Gilead. His NY theater credits include Dark of the Moon, Journey of the Fifth Horse and Paradise Lost. He is currently working on a solo cabaret show, A Boy Like That... and will appear as Bruce in Beyond Therapy in February 2001 in Boston's South End.

After a ten year absence from performance, Nina Vansuch returned to the stage in 1996 with her one woman extravaganza, Where Have I Been All Your Life? Her performance of this and other shows led to her attendance at the 1999 Cabaret Symposium. Nina is currently working on a cabaret show, Judy, Judy, Judy to debut at Boston's Club Cafe in March. She is the recipient of several grant awards, most recently to develop her play, Miss Me.

Brian Patton has performed in cabarets and theaters in NYC and throughout New England for the past fifteen years. He toured Korea and Japan as Dick in Dames at Sea, and with his vocal group 16th and Savoy he opened for Dave Brubeck . Since moving to Boston in 1999 Brian has collaborated with many singers and is especially pleased to be a part of the At The Movies project. In January he will be recording a CD with his longtime musical partner Mary Callanan.

 



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