Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Maureen Taylor, Michael Colby, Meg Flather...and MORE!


This blog is dedicated to Lori Donato who passed away this past weekend 
A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two things. There will be sleeping enough in the grave.
-Benjamin Franklin

Happy December, Everyone! 30 years ago today, The Simpsons premiered.  December 17 is the 349th Day of the year.
14 days remain until the end of the year. It is National Egg Nog Month!
8 Born on this day to Tommy Steele, Susan Watson, Paul Cadmus, Richard Long, Marilyn Beck, Bob Guccione (I did a singing telegram once), Dave Madden, AND Art Neville
Today, I celebrate everyone's art. Comment on something mentioned in this blog and SHARE and let's keep the next 24 hours upbeat! 

Have something to promote? Email me Richard@RichardSkipper.com and I will try and include in an upcoming blog. Now, go out and so something nice for someone without expecting anything in return! Celebrate the gifts you have to offer the world! Did you do your Morning Pages? Have no clue what I am referring to? Today, celebrate your crazy ideas and surround yourself with those who will support those ideas! Make it a great weekend! Recommended reading: The Art of Possibility by Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander

Today's Top 10 Things On My Mind
1. My love affair is music-My dream, my drive."-Michael Colby 💫🌠💫
Maureen Taylor performs Cosmic Connections - Six Degrees of Michael Colby on Dec. 21, 27, 28 at 7pm and Dec. 29 at 2pm at Don't Tell Mama! CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS WITH LIVE MUSIC AND FRIENDS.

2. Meg Flather:
OUTBOUND PLANE
Monday, December 29th at 7pm
OUTBOUND PLANE
Dont Tell Mama NYC
 - 343 West 46th St, NYC 10036

4. Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol

The first animated holiday special produced for TV, this magical musical version of Charles Dickens' fable has Magoo as Ebenezer Scrooge, a meanie who finally learns the true value of Christmas. You'll meet Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, and the rest of the cast in this great favorite. With the voice talents of Jim Backus, Morey Amsterdam, Jack Cassidy, Royal Dano, Paul Frees, and Joan Gardner. 52 min.

5. Robin Westle: IN THE SUMMER OF ‘69
SEX DRUGS AND ROCK & ROLL!!! .....And what happens to a 15 year old girl when her summer camp takes her to WOODSTOCK!
Join Robin Westle, with musical director Tracy Stark and Owen Yost on bass, as she celebrates the music of a generation and the fiftieth anniversary of a once-in- a-lifetime experience. Directed by Eric Michael Gillett
$10.00 cover charge and a 2 drink minimum per person CASH ONLY

6. ‎Rande and Robert Gedaliah have been members of the National Speakers Association and Toastmasters since 1990. Active members of the speaking community and generous givers of time and talent, the Gedaliah’s are tremendously caring people who have had such an impact on our community, an award was named in their honor (Watch video here)


7. Byron St. Cyr: Back to Before


8.SALON
New York's Most Award-Winning Open Mic
Hosted by Mark Janas at The Piano
Produced by Tanya Moberly
A Different Co-Host and Theme Every Week!
January 5, 2020
Theme: First Impressions
Co-Host: David Maiocco as Liberace

9. Tomorrow! The all new
Doris Dear Christmas Special
7pm
Dec 19, 20 & 21
The Triad Theater
click HERE for tickets and info.
Two time MAC award winner, Doris Dear, welcomes you back to the Holiday Rumpus Room for a party full of songs, stories and special guests. Join Doris for a celebration with friends dropping in for a holiday drink or two! Special guests include award winning singers Lina Koutrakos, Those Girls and more! You never know who might drop in for a drink or two!

10. Katy Richter - Saturday January 4th
Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 9:30 PM
1326 2nd Avenue - New York, NY 10021
Tickets $20 - $60 - (TICKETS - ONLY SOLD ON-LINE / NOT AT VENUE)
Please refer to the color coded seating chart below to see the approximate location of all tables.
DINNER SEATS (Food minimums apply for these seats - drinks, tax and tip are extra)
8:00 pm Cafe Cabaret Dinner Seats: $50 ticket price - with an additional food minimum of a $35 two course Appetizer / Entree prix fixe to be ordered at the show. Drinks, tax and tip are not included.
Now, go and do something nice for someone without expecting anything in return!
I just heard that Lori Donato just passed away! God, do I love her and the pain is intense! Here we are with Tessa Bell when Danny and I were in LA on our honeymoon! Sleep well, Lori! You ARE one of the good ones! Carpe Diem!
This blog is dedicated to Lori. 


Thank you all! Here's To a Great End of 2019/Beginning of 2020


A Few Audience Testimonials about Richard Skipper Celebrates

Richard Skipper's splendid show "From Conway to Broadway" was the culmination of years of
extensive experience singing in theater and cabarets, helping him become the great Showman, Performer, and Producer that he is today. Am honored that he will be performing this remarkable show at The American Popular Song Society at The Green Room 42 on February 8th, 2020 to celebrate this great achievement and his birthday! So proud of you and the best is yet to come!
Linda Amiel Burns: http://www.APSSinc.org

Richard Skipper's show on Sept 28 in his hometown, Conway, SC, was simply outstanding. It was
funny, heartwarming, and brought back so many memories. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute. My 18-year-old grandson attended the show with me, and he absolutely loved it, too. Good, clean fun and exquisite talent! I would highly recommend this show and can’t wait for the next one! -Wanda Jordan Fulwood, Conway SC


Richard Skipper's story is remarkable and inspiring.  He never gave up on his dreams, and we are so
lucky that he persisted because we would never have experienced "The Magic of Believing." - an incredibly entertaining night of singing and storytelling!
Gerrilyn Sohn, New York, NY
With grateful XOXOXs,
 


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Sunday, December 15, 2019

Joanne Halev, Susan Winter, Christine Pedi...and MORE!

“The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can't be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it.”
Elbert Hubbard

Happy December, Everyone! It is International Tea Day. December 15 is the 349th Day of the year. 16 days remain until the end of the year. It is National Egg Nog Month!  On this day in 1944, Glenn Miller was due to fly from the United Kingdom to Paris  to make arrangements to move his entire band there in the near future.
His plane, a single-engine UC-64 Norseman, departed from RAF Twinwood Farm in Clapham, on the outskirts of Bedford, and disappeared while flying over the English Channel.Miller spent the last night before his disappearance at Milton Ernest Hall, near Bedford. Miller's disappearance was not made public until December 24, 1944, when the Associated Press announced Miller would not be conducting the scheduled BBC-broadcast "AEF Christmas Show" the following day; the band's deputy leader Sgt. Jerry Gray stood in for Miller.
Today in 1969 John Lennon played what would be his final ever gig in the UK when he appeared at The Lyceum Ballroom, London, with the Plastic Ono Band in a UNICEF 'Peace For Christmas' benefit.
Glen Miller
Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein, the movie, premiered on this day in 1974.
Happy Birthday to Cindy Birdsong (The Supremes) and Dave Clark (The Dave Clark Five)
Two's Company starring Bette Davis opened on Broadway (1952)
I Had A Ball starring Buddy Hackett opened on Broadway (1964)

Charlie Girl is a musical comedy which premiered in the West End of London at the Adelphi Theatre on December 15, 1965 and became one of the most successful theatre shows of the day, playing for 2,202 performances, closing on March 27, 1971.A Joyful Noise starring John Raitt on Broadway (1966)
Mary Poppins opened in London (2004)

Today, I celebrate everyone's art.
Today's engagement:
Comment on something mentioned in this blog and SHARE and let's keep the next 24 hours upbeat! 
Have something to promote? Post it here! Now, go out and so something nice for someone without expecting anything in return!
Celebrate the gifts you have to offer the world! Did you do your Morning Pages? Have no clue what I am referring to? Today, celebrate your crazy ideas and surround yourself with those who will support those ideas! Make it a great weekend!
Recommended reading: The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks

Today's Top 10 Things On My Mind
Saturday, December 21, 2019
2PM “LIKE A PERFUMED WOMAN” and “RISE UP SINGING”

Click Here to buy tickets.
Starring: Joanne Halev in Like a Perfumed Woman
The Band: Alex Rybeck (Musical Director), Ray Kilday (Bass) and Ari Axelrod (Conga)
Directed by: Lina Koutrakos
Blending stories of scent memory and the passionate world of fragrance creation with songs of Porter,
Loesser, Mercer, Bucchino, McBroom and more, Ms. Halev takes the audience on a journey from Mumbai to Madagascar, Sao Paulo to Haiti, Bangkok to Brooklyn.

Joanne Halev makes her solo cabaret debut with Like a Perfumed Woman. She has appeared in group shows at Don’t Tell Mama, Davenport’s, and The Duplex.
Mentors include Lina Koutrakos, Sara Lazarus, K.T. Sullivan, Andrea Marcovicci, Ann Hampton Callaway, Liz Callaway and Beckie Menzie. Ms. Halev continues to play a role in the world of global
Joanne Meltzer Halev
fragrance creation, home to her third career. - www.facebook.com/ joannemeltzer.halev

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Starring: Susan Winter in Rise Up Singing
The Band: Alex Rybeck (Music Director), Ray Kilday (Bass) and David Stillwell (Violin)
Directed by:Barry Kleinbort

We are living in a period of time where what is ordinary has shifted and we are all being called upon to adjust to a new normal.
As we recover from each calamity that bears down on us, we feel a great need for healing. Music is that healer. Award-winning singer, Susan Winter was commissioned by the Kupferberg Holocaust Center in Queens, NY to create a program which demonstrates how music has been used to raise awareness as political, social and cultural commentary; as well as to enlighten and uplift. Susan is delighted to reprise it for Urban
Susan Winter
Stages Winter Rhythms.

Susan Winter is a native New Yorker vocalist and entertainer, Susan Winter, has been compared to the best in the business, honing her craft performing with jazz trios, big bands and Top-40 groups. Susan has made a name for herself in the NYC cabaret world.
She has been nominated for 8 MAC awards beginning with her ‘debut’ performance of Million Dollar Matinee. This was quickly followed by winning a Bistro Award as “Outstanding Vocalist” and then a MAC Award for Best Recording and a Broadway World Award for Direction. In making the Metropolitan Room her home, Susan co-produced and hosted an Open Mic with the best pianists NYC had to offer, giving novices and pros a chance to hone their art in one of the city’s best rooms.www.facebook.com/susanwintersings

2. Christine Pedi
Longtime Sirius XM RADIO personality and musical theater
Christine Pedi Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy
powerhouse Christine Pedi (Chicago, Forbidden Broadway, Newsical the Musical) conjures up Barbra Streisand, Patti LuPone, Liza Minnelli, Julie Andrews, Carol Channing in her joyful and triumphant Snow Bizness.

Read MORE

3. Dancers Over 40 LEGACY AWARDS FILLED WITH LOVE AND LAUGHTER
AT LIPS RESTAURANT, DECEMBER 9, 2019
I hosted ( seen here holding Kathryn Doby’s
award), performer Pattaya Hart,
Cheryl Clark, Candy Brown, Michon Peacock and speakers Dennis Grimaldi,
Eden Lane and Cristine Dhimos.
The 11th Annual DO40 Legacy Awards were awash in laughter, tears, sentimentality and hilarity all at the same time! All of the honorees received standing ovations after their acceptance speeches – a first for DO40!
Candy Brown, Cheryl Clark, Kathryn Doby and Michon Peacock were honored on December 9th at LIPS restaurant to a packed house of friends and family – and so many fellow dancers we couldn’t keep count.

4. "Baring It Slightly" Episode #1: Melissa Errico

In this mini episode of Baring It All with Call Me Adam, entitled Baring It Slightly, Adam chats with Tony nominee Melissa Errico, live from Feinstein's/54 Below press day, about her Feinstein’s/54 Below show, An Even Grander Affair (November 7-9), as well as the upcoming release of her album Legrand Affair: The Songs of Michel Legrand (Deluxe Edition), released 11/8. Listen to the Podcast HERE

5. MR. MAGOO'S CHRISTMAS CAROL

Join The Actors Fund for a special concert presentation of the holiday classic Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol! Proceeds from this one-night-only event will benefit the programs and services of The Actors Fund.
The evening will be directed by Carl Andress with choreography by Nathan Peck, based on original choreography by Marcos Santana. Grammy Award® and Emmy Award® winner John McDaniel has written new orchestrations for the score, and will serve as the evening’s music director. The concert will star Gavin Lee, Klea Blackhurst, Jeff Blumenkrantz, Sierra Boggess, Jennifer Cody, Clifton Duncan, Ali Ewoldt, Edward Hibbert, Jeff Hiller, Byron Jennings, Don Darryl Rivera, John Scherer, Matthew Scott, Kyle Selig with Aiden DeJesus Alberto, Natalie Ballenger, Cameron Mitchell Bell, Allison Marie Carr, Finn Douglas, Ian Fitzgerald Gallagher, Ta’Nika Gibson, Alexandra Frohlinger, Roddy Kennedy, Emily Larger, Kevin Ligon, Colby Lindeman, Jillian Louis, Gloria Manning, Aisha Mitchell, Joe Moeller, Addie Morales, Robert Pendilla, Shane Pry, Jody
Reynard, Ayla Schwartz, Jessica Sheridan, Emily Tanner, Joshua Turchin, Clyde Voce and Thom Christopher Warren. The evening will also feature a vocal ensemble, a dance ensemble, young performers, additional singers and a 28-piece onstage orchestra.

Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol features a score by composer Jule Styne and lyricist Bob Merrill, with original orchestrations by Walter Scharf. The musical is a delightful retelling of the Dickens classic, featuring the comically myopic cartoon character Quincy Magoo. Order Tickets HERE

6.SAVING RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL : A Dancer's True Story, published by TurningPointPress.
Rosemary Novellino-Mearns tells the true story of how Radio City Music Hall, an Art Deco masterpiece and New York City's premiere tourist attraction for generations, was saved from demolition.

7. ROBIN WESTLE: IN THE SUMMER OF '69 12/30/19
Robin Westle: IN THE SUMMER OF ‘69

SEX DRUGS AND ROCK & ROLL!!! .....And what happens to a 15 year old girl when her summer camp takes her to WOODSTOCK!

Join Robin Westle, with musical director Tracy Stark and Owen Yost on bass, as she celebrates the music of a generation and the fiftieth anniversary of a once-in- a-lifetime experience.

Directed by Eric Michael Gillett Order Tickets HERE

8. Lea Michele
Brian Scott Lipton's quick catch-up with TV and Broadway star Lea Michele in anticipation of her NYC concerts this week. Read it HERE

9.Please check out the books, "The Power of Acknowledgment" and "Grateful Leadership"
by Judith W. Umlas,
Senior VP, Author, Trainer, IIL
www.GratefulLeadership.com

10.Hillary Rollins Presents MaryJo Mundy In THE RIGHT TO CABARET At The Gardenia Supper Club
Hillary Rollins Presents: MaryJo Mundy in "The Right to Cabaret" Monthly Residency continues at The Gardenia Supper Club in West Hollywood. with 2nd night, Saturday, December 21st, 2019. Tickets are $15 plus a 2-drink minimum. Advance reservations suggested (seating is limited): RSVP at 323-467-7444.

Now, go and do something nice for someone without expecting anything in return!
I just heard that Lori Donato just passed away! God, do I love her and the pain is intense! Here we are with Tessa Bell when Danny and I were in LA on our honeymoon! Sleep well, Lori! You ARE one of the good ones! Carpe Diem!
This blog is dedicated to Lori. 


Thank you all! Here's To a Great End of 2019/Beginning of 2020


A Few Audience Testimonials about Richard Skipper Celebrates

******FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE***** New York’s premiere Cabaret, Theater, Night Club and
Live Performance Publicist and Public Relations Pro is the one and only- Richard Skipper! Our sold out show this past November at Birdland Jazz club: “SHOWBROADS...A Night Club Duel” with Marta Sanders-Cooper and Leanne Borghesi- Performer was a smash hit with another date in the wings! For your media, press, promotion and all needs SHOW, this Showman is just the right fit for hands on promotion! Flexible rates and 💯 personalized service! Thank you Richard for getting the word out!! Love The ShowBroads!
Leanne Borghesi, SG and NYC

What a joyous, moving, and utterly expiring show! Warmest congratulations on your truly triumphant performance. It was mesmerizing.
We were very impressed and more importantly, quite touched by Richard Skipper's remarkable story/journey.
Yes, he definitely belong in front of an audience.
Richard has so much charm, sensitivity and the exuberance of a masterful entertainer!  Delighted for and proud of him. Bravo!!!  Maureen Kelley Stewart

Richard Skipper's recent one man show, "From Conway to Broadway," is a wonderful, creative job of
musical theatre storytelling. The mood, the pace, the songs and anecdotes--all made for a great evening of theatre. The Conway section brought back a lot of memories--Florence Epps and "Molly Brown" and his performances on the front steps of Conway High School. And his first experiences of New York were hilarious! Thanks for creating this show and sharing your talent and your story.  Doug and Vicki Bell, Conway, SC
With grateful XOXOXs,
 


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Saturday, December 14, 2019

Ann Hampton Callaway, Christina Bianco, TCM, and MORE!

Happy Birthday, Frances Bavier 
Loving kindness is greater than laws; and the charities of life are more than all ceremonies. ~ #TheTalmud

Happy December, Everyone! December 14 is the 348th Day of the year. 17 days remain until the end of the year. It is National Egg Nog Month!  Happy Birthday to Patty Duke, Laurence Naismith, Lillian Randolph, Dan Dailey, and Frances Bavier.
LaStrada opened and closed on Broadway (1969) Michael Bennett's Ballroom starring Dorothy Loudon opened on Broadway (1978)
Onward Victoria opened and closed on Broadway (1980)
Revival of The Apple Tree opened on Broadway (2006)
Shrek opened on Broadway (2008)

Today, I celebrate everyone's art. Today's social media engagement: Leave a comment in the comments section and share and let's keep the next 24 hours upbeat!   Have something to promote? Post it here! Now, go out and so something nice for someone without expecting anything in return!
Celebrate the gifts you have to offer the world! Did you do your Morning Pages? Have no clue what I am referring to? Today, celebrate your crazy ideas and surround yourself with those who will support those ideas! Make it a great weekend! Recommended reading: Carve Your Own Road by #JenniferRemling and Joe Remling.

Today's Top 10 Things On My Mind

1. Ann Hampton Callaway - The Streisand Songbook
Ann Hampton Callaway - The Streisand Songbook
Wed/Thu, Mar 11 and Mar 12, 2020 at 7pm
Carpenter Performing Arts Center
6200 E Atherton St, Long Beach, CA 90815

Singer-songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway celebrates the music of one of America’s most powerful musical artists, singing timeless classics from five decades of Streisand’s multifaceted career. Callaway puts her pop/jazz spin on the unforgettable songs of the Streisand songbook in a musical portrait of the iconic performer.

2. Famous For Her Barbra Streisand Impersonation, Christina Bianco Pushes Streisand Aside to Play Funny Girl
PARIS — The words are all in French, and they are all raves. Translated into English, they sound like this: “stunning,” “dazzling,” “radiant,” “lyrical,” “phenomenal,” “powerful,” “moving,” “bubbly,” “funny,” “a delight,” “a role that fits her like a glove,” a performance that “can without fading hold comparison with Barbra Streisand.” (Read MORE)

3. TCM to mount 48-hour tribute to Robert Osborne
Robert Osborne, the late Turner Classic Movies host, will get a send off in style from his network: TCM announced Tuesday that it will dedicate 48 hours of programming to honor his legacy. Airing all day March 18 and 19, the two-day tribute, Remembering Robert Osborne, will feature an extensive collection of the long-form interviews Osborne conducted during his 23-year
tenure with the network, including: Excerpts from Private Screenings and Live From the TCM Classic Film FestivalA special edition of Private Screenings featuring Alec Baldwin interviewing Osborne on the host‘s 20th anniversary at the network and Osborne‘s first TCM introduction for Gone With the Wind.  Read MORE
4. Doris Dear Returns For Her 2019 Christmas Special
Acclaimed drag queen and 2 time MAC Award winner singer, Doris Dear, announces the all new "Doris Dear 2019 Christmas Special"! The Doris Dear Christmas Special has quickly become a holiday tradition in NYC. Each year Doris Dear fills her "Rumpus Room" with friends and shares stories, traditions and songs of the season.
From new takes on holiday classic songs to exciting original compositions, this show always brings smiles, laughter and cheers! Read MORE

5. Sidney Myer lights up Pangea at the pinnacle of the month, New Year’s Eve.
The day before, on December 30, Rachelle Garniez throws her popular “Farewell Party” – her fourth annual countdown of the amazing musicians who left us in the last 365.
NEW YEAR’S EVE WITH SIDNEY MYER
Cabaret arch-angel Sidney Myer headlines Pangea’s New Year’s Eve festivities in back-to-back shows at 8pm and 10:30pm.  The New Year’s Eve edition of “Sidney Myer Live!” is a new evening of stylish specialties and signature songs, with music direction by Tracy Stark on piano and Matt Scharfglass on bass. 
The show piggybacks on Myer’s dazzling string of sold-out shows at Pangea, his newfound performance home since 2018, where he has sold out four separate engagements, three of which were extended by popular demand.
“Sidney Myer Live!” for New Year’s Eve -- Tue Dec 31, 2019, two shows, at 8pm and at 10:30pm. $135 for the early show and $165 for the late show.  Includes 3-course dinner, and a half-bottle of Prosecco per person.

6. Rising Broadway star Colin Cunliffe -- with Lance Horne on piano and Ray Cetta on guitar --
takes charge of the 3rd Monday of the month with a new series of shows mixing the intimacy of late-night piano bar with precision stagecraft, vocal fireworks and outré hilarity.  Since he captivated us this summer as part of Pangea Pride, Colin has become one of our favorite talent instigators able to draw a crowd with the barest of means.  In a city that’s in desperate need of community, Colin and his confrères are the perfect antidote to our ennui and isolation.
Colin Cunliffe and Friends” – Mon Dec 16, at 8pm.  Cover $25.
For information or to order online, visit www.pangeanyc.com or call 212/995-0900. Pangea is located at 178 Second Avenue (between 11th & 12th Streets). (Source for Pangea Items: Beck Lee) 

7. Hillary Rollins Presents MaryJo Mundy In THE RIGHT TO CABARET At The Gardenia Supper Club
Hillary Rollins Presents: MaryJo Mundy in "The Right to Cabaret" Monthly Residency continues at The Gardenia Supper Club in West Hollywood. with 2nd night, Saturday, December 21st, 2019. 
Tickets are $15 plus a 2-drink minimum. Advance reservations suggested (seating is limited): RSVP @ 323-467-7444. Read MORE (Source Ralph Lampkin Jr.)

8. Celebrating their 11th anniversary, Urban Stages presents their annual fundraising event in support of the Urban Stages Arts & Education Outreach Program. The concerts range from Classical and Jazz to Opera and Musical Theatre and more. 

9. A Christmas Carol opens on Broadway to rave reviews!
Campbell Scott and LaChanze in A Christmas Carol Joan Marcus
The limited run of A Christmas Carol by Tony-winning Harry Potter and the Cursed Child playwright Jack Thorne officially opened at Broadway's Lyceum Theatre November 20. Directed by Matthew Warchus, and featuring 12 Christmas carols, the new version of Charles Dickens’ well-known classic stars Campbell Scott (House of Cards, Dying Young) as Ebenezer Scrooge. 
A Christmas Carol is produced on Broadway by Tom Smedes, Heather Shields, Nathan Gehan, Jamison Scott, Catherine Schreiber, Peter Stern, Xin Wen, Cornice Productions, Jack Lane, Instone Productions, Nancy Gibbs/Joseph Longthorne, Mark Lonow & JoAnne Astrow, J. Scott and Sylvia G Bechtel, Walport Productions, Alexandra Weinstein & Tobi Pilavin Weinstein, Propaganda Productions/42nd.Club, Beth Lenke/Wolfstone Productions, CHK Productions/ Louise H. Beard  and Seriff Productions, Mark Lippman, Fiona Howe Rudin/Sammy Lopez, David Lambert/Shawn Arani, Brian Mutert & Derek Perrigo/Gary & Reenie Heath.

10.Birthday Remembrance ~ Lee Remick (1935-1991)
"I don't quite know what stardom means. It was never something I went after, as such.  I love to work; I always have, and I love trying to do the best... I'm really a housewife who is incidentally an actress." - Lee Remick

Now, go and do something nice for someone without expecting anything in return!


Thank you all! Here's To a Great End of 2019/Beginning of 2020


A Few Audience Testimonials about Richard Skipper Celebrates

So there I was, working to generate an audience for my Ahrens and Flaherty show to be performed in
Los Angeles, and at the same time creating an entirely new show with Alex Rybeck for The Beach Café (Movie Nite). The shows were only 3 weeks apart. Having worked with Richard Skipper before and been blown away by his commitment and skill as a marketer, I nonetheless, decided to try to save a bit of money and do it myself this time. GREAT LESSON to be quickly reminded that trying to save money was draining my life energy with the amount of time and effort I was putting into doing something I’m not even good at, and best left to the experts. Richard is that person for me. I TREASURE him. He’s got a quick mind, is never-endingly creative and invested in my success, and most important,
delegating the marketing to his more-than-capable hands left me time to fully immerse in my work as a performer -- and sleep. Yes, turns out sleep is important for performers. Not to mention he was far more effective. Thankfully he was available to jump in and take over for Movie Nite. And turns out spending the money (and he is extremely reasonable) saved me in the long run by making wiser decisions based on his advice, and the benefits of Richard’s work doesn’t end when the show is over. Oh no, it reverberates. He has become as essential to me as having a music director. Truly. -Ann Kittredge, NYC

with Musical Director Bryon Sommers
Richard Skipper's recent one man show, "From Conway to Broadway," is a wonderful, creative job of musical theatre storytelling. The mood, the pace, the songs and anecdotes--all made for a great evening of theatre. The Conway section brought back a lot of memories--Florence Epps and "Molly Brown" and his performances on the front steps of Conway High School. And his first experiences of New York were hilarious! Thanks for creating this show and sharing your talent and your story.
-Doug and Vicki Bell, Conway, SC 
I enjoyed Richard Skipper's show so much. How he remembers all the things he has done in such
with John Sefakis of Dancers Over 40, Hosting 11th Annual Legacy Awards
detail is amazing. It made me feel like I was on his journey With him!
-Debbie Collins Bedell, Conway SC

With grateful XOXOXs,
 


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Here's to an INCREDIBLE tomorrow for ALL...with NO challenges!
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TILL TOMORROW...HERE'S TO AN ARTS FILLED DAY
Richard Skipper, Richard@RichardSkipper.com
This Blog is Dedicated to Morey Amsterdam who was born on this day.