Thursday, July 30, 2009

WEDNESDAY NIGHT OF THE IGUANA IS A HIT!



Wednesday Night Of The Iguana is the place to be on a Wednesday Night! We have been averaging between 50-80 people in the audience each week over the past five weeks! Thank you, Nino, and the staff of The Iguana for working with us so closely each week to make it as wonderful as we possibly can make it.
Thank you, Joan Crowe, for giving us this wonderful gift. Thank you Dana Lorge for making this SO MUCH FUN! Thank you Barry Levitt and Saadi Zain for keeping the music flowing each week.
NEXT WEEK WE CELEBRATE MY 30th ANNIVERSARY IN NY!
August 5th: Sandi Durell (http://www.durellproductions.com), Bobbie Horowitz, Carolyn Ohlbaum, Brent Winborn,
and Yaffa

Last night, we called it DIVA NIGHT! We were very fortunate to have Deb Burman, who won this year's BISTRO AWARD for Outstanding female debut.
She is phenomenal. I can't wait to have her join us again. She lifted the roof off the place and it didn't let up till we walked out. It may have been raining outside but it was hot inside. She then introduced her friend Susan Winter (who also won a Bistro Award this year). I'm now a fan! Then they joined forces on Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand's famous GET HAPPY/HAPPY DAYS medley. They made it their own.
We then had 5 performers from the audience perform a solo each ending ACT ONE with Stewart Brodian on keyboard with a hot ragtime selection.

We got ACT TWO off with Dana Lorge doing a hilarious parody of THE MAN THAT GOT AWAY not knowing that Jana Robbins who was our first featured performer of ACT TWO was opening with that song! What a segue-way! It was thrilling to see and hear her again. It's been way too long.
We were then treated to Joan Crowe, who continues her show at The Metropolitan Room on Thursday nights at 9:45. Our next featured performer was another favorite of mine, Maureen Taylor. I am looking forward to her tribute show to Bob Merrill in October.Maureen was followed by Sarah Rice who will be one of our featured performers September 16th. We then brought up Jenna Esposito who brought the house down with a couple of highlights from her Connie Francis show. We then drew a lucky singer from the audience to perform before our closing number. Carol Shedlin!




Now a night out in NY to see a show at a VERY AFFORDABLE price! Joan Crowe
started this Wednesday night series. Dana Lorge and I have
now put our OWN spin on it and are now hosting this weekly variety show in
NYC at The Iguana VIP Lounge (http://www.iguananyc.com) in the heart of
NYC (240 West 54th Street 8-11PM/with an intermission). WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT
THE IGUANA! What they are doing is NOT being done anywhere else! Each week
will showcase 5 entertainers. Other entertainers that show up will be
inserted throughout the show as time permits/this is done by lottery! AND each are
joined by the maestro Barry Levitt on keyboard and Saadi Zain on
bass.Each week will be different. The price is ONLY $10.00 with NO food or drink
minimum (although the food at The Iguana is top notch).CASH ONLY TO BE PAID AT DOOR! This is a nice night out with the family! The show will also be done with class and elegance. A
"throw back" to the variety shows we grew up with. For more info, please
call 845-365-0720 or visit _www.RichardSkipper.com_
(http://www.richardskipper.com/) . RESERVATIONS A MUST!!!!!!!!! 212-765-5454. No one admitted before
7:30.



August 12th: Arianna, Barbara Gurskey, Barbara Porteus, Rachel Stone and
MAC HANSON AWARD WINNER Leslie Orofino

August 19th: Helene Feldman, Helena Grenot, Jillian Laurain, Travis Moser,
Alan Palmer

August 26th Dana Lorge hosts! (Richard Skipper is out of town). Special Guest stars Val Ryder, Tanya Mobley, Bryn Holdsworh!

September 2nd: Dana Lorge hosts. Guests Scott Albertson Steve DePasse, Laura Hull, Laura Slutsky,

SEPTEMBER 9th: Richard returns from Malibu! Special guest star: John Demarco, Jackie Draper, Robin James, Sue Matsuki!

September 23rd: Stewart Brodian returns for a full set!
GO SEE A LIVE SHOW THIS WEEK! Don't forget to contribute to the DR. CAROL CHANNING & HARRY KULLIJIAN FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS: http://www.carolchanning.org/Foundation.htm

With grateful XOXOXs for your support!

Richard Skipper

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