Clackamas Rep Launches New Cabaret Series “Sundays at Seven”

Article by: Janet Paulson

OREGON CITY - Clackamas Repertory Theatre begins its new Sunday cabaret series on July 13. "Sundays at Seven" will offer a unique selection of jazz standards, classic and contemporary musical theater and original compositions.

One talented performer headlines each of the three shows. Marti Mendenhall, a nationally known jazz recording artist performs on July 13. Merideth Kaye Clark, star of last year's Clackamas Rep production of "Kiss Me Kate;" takes the stage in August, and musical theater singer/dancer Don Kenneth Mason is featured on Sept. 28. 

Originally from Oregon City, Mendenhall studied classical piano and voice at the University of Northern Colorado, and has taught music, and jazz and scat workshops to groups of all ages. Mendenhall's performs jazz originals that push the boundaries of jazz, pop, cabaret and alternative genres. Joining her are Dustin Hunley on keys, Eric Gruber on bass, Mark Griffith on percussion and Erin Ibara and Bethany Small on backup vocals.

Clark, who earned Drammy and Portland Area Musical Theatre awards earlier this month as best actress in a musical, appears August 17 with pianist Mont Chris Hubbard. Before relocating to Portland in 2012, Clark appeared with many regional theaters, participated in numerous concerts and originated roles in two off-Broadway musicals. She also performed the role of Elphaba in the first national tour of the Broadway musical "Wicked." "An Evening with Merideth Kaye Clark" will feature Broadway standards, new favorites and original songs.

The series concludes on Sept. 28 with Don Kenneth Mason, whose show "Something Wonderful, Something Good" features the songs of Rogers and Hammerstein. Mason came to Portland to perform in Portland Center Stage's "Oklahoma!" and stayed. He has since been featured in "Cats"  at Broadway Rose and won a Drammy award for Zachariah in "Blood Knot" for Profile Theatre. He has appeared throughout the United States in musical theater and ballet.

The shows are Sunday evenings at 7 p.m. and take place in the Osterman Theatre at Clackamas Community College. Tickets are $15 or all three for $40. They can be purchased online at Clackamasrep.org or by calling 503-594-6047.

For more information, contact CRT managing director Cyndy Smith-English at 503-594-3915.

 

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