New York’s Most Award-Winning Open Mic
Hosted by Mark Janas at The Piano
Produced by Tanya Moberly
A Different Co-Host & Theme Every Week!
September 26, 2021
Theme: Morning, Evening, Noon & Night
Co-Host: Danny Bacher
SALON is an ongoing open entertainment event in which singers, writers and musicians share their talent with each other and audience members. Doors open at 6:30pm for sign-up. We begin at 7:00 and end at 9:30. If you would like to sign up to perform, see one the evening’s ‘Mamettes’ to fill out a card with your name, the name of your song, whether or not Mark will be playing for you and any upcoming events you’d like to promote. We do not present performers in order of sign-up, however, indicating requests as clearly and as early as possible as far as time restraints are concerned always makes everything much more possible. ALWAYS BRING SEVERAL SONG SELECTIONS to avoid duplication. All types of material, on or off theme are always welcome at Salon. We enthusiastically welcome instrumentalists, poets, playwrights, essayists, comics, illusionists and performance artists. Please limit your selections to three or four minutes in length (including patter). Please also bring clear, complete charts for Mark to read. Flash photography is not allowed. Please turn off all noise making devices and give performers your undivided attention.
$10.00 cover charge (cash at the door) and a 2-drink minimum plus ‘food for the table’ (cash or credit).
Videography available for an additional fee.
Approximate running time: 2 1/2 hours
Seating and Sign-Up from 6:30pm
Featuring Ben Kiley on piano and special guest Davida Bloom
WORLD PREMIERE – Brighton native Bruce Sabath has made a name for himself on Broadway and Off-Broadway in productions of Cagney, Stephen Sondheim’s Company and an 18-month run in Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish. In a show created especially for JCC CenterStage, Bruce entertains with Broadway classics, Yiddish gems, and more. Learn how a former theatre kid at Brighton High School left corporate America to rediscover his love of performing.
Becoming Chavela – Songs & Stories Of Chavela Vargas
Written & Performed by Stephanie Trudeau
Directed by Tanya Moberly
2020 Bistro Award Winner For Outstanding Tribute Show
Iconic Mexican singer, Chavela Vargas, a trailblazer who constantly broke the mold, was edgy in the 1990’s and is totally relevant today because her story pushes so many hot topic buttons: gender issues, gay rights, immigration, and Mexican culture. Songs of lust and longing and stories of her friendships with Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Liz Taylor and Pedro Almodovar will intrigue and entertain you. Definitely a woman of substance. “Chavela: Think Of Me” is a docu-cabaret performance of Chavela’s life and music is set within the art world and social milieu of mid-century Mexico City when it was the cultural capital of Latin America.