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The Carl Cherry Center for the Arts
Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA
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Cabaret-by-the-Sea and the Carl Cherry Center for the Arts present Barbara Brussell's new cabaret show, "This Moment"

Cabaret singer-actress-comedian, Barbara Brussell returns to The Carl Cherry Center for the Arts for two nights only with her new show, "This Moment." Friday and Saturday, October 6th and 7th at 7:00 p.m. Accompanied by Musical director, George Peterson. Tickets: $25 online at BrownPaperTickets.com, and $30 at the door.  The Carl Cherry Center for the Arts is located at the NW corner of 4th and Guadalupe, Carmel, CA, 93921. For more information call (646) 298-4772.

Barbara say's she selects songs "that tell my heart's story" from the Great American Songbook, Broadway, or contemporary songwriters known and un-known. Barbara explores her impressions and passions in "This Moment,"  including  tributes to singers and songwriters she's known and loved, and a  20th anniversary celebration of her first CD, Patterns, (LMLMusic.com, 1997), with songs from  Richard Maltby Jr. & David Shire, Bob Merrill, Stephen Sondheim and Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II.

The title song This Moment: was written by a dear friend,  John Wallowitch. There will songs to actress-singers Julie Wilson and Claiborne Cary, and lyricist Ron Miller.  A nod and recognition of influences of the recently late-great Barbara Cook, Mary Martin and Mary Cleere Haran.  Composers may include Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart, Irving Berlin, Anthony Newley, Leslie Bricusse, Cole Porter.
And, celebrating LIVING contemporary songwriters are  Powers McElhone, and her brother John Goodwin, with a tribute to their mother Mae Brussell.

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Cabaret-by-the Sea, is the  invention of cabaret singer, Barbara Brussell who was raised in Carmel, moved to Los Angeles, New York and Sacramento, and has returned to the Monterey Peninsula after 35 years away!!!  Shes appeared coast to coast, including the famed Oak Room at Algonquin Hotel in New York City, soloed with symphonies, produced over a dozen cabaret shows -  and two CDs - all garnering critical acclaim. Barbara has been described by New York critic Roy Sander of BackStage, "Striking," by Stephen Holden from The New York Times as "Distinctive,"  Rex Reed as "Captivating," and David Finkle as "100% Authentic."

Since she arrived back in 2016,  she produced four shows at the Cherry, "A Taste Of New York Cabaret" with International cabaret star Mark Nadler, "A Valentine Cabaret," with singing-friends and coaches Gina Welch-Hagan and distinguished bass Louis Lebherz, and two shows, "An Afternoon, and an Evening with with Cabaret Legend, Steve Ross."   She has produced nine other shows with students and friends at The Pacific Grove Art Center, and Community Church of Monterey Peninsula, and coaching  The Art of Cabaret at PacRep Theatre Companys School of Dramatic Arts  (SoDA) at the Indoor Forest Theater - where they will be launching a Sunday Cabaret Open Mic  7-9 p.m. , beginning October 29th with Musical director and pianist, George Peterson.  All welcomed.  Please call 646-298-4772.  

Award winning cabaret singer, Barbara Brussell, Roy Sander of BackStage wrote, "Barbara epitomizes the art of cabaret singing...a consummate singer/actress." Stephen Holden of the New York Times described her as, "Projecting an off-kilter blend of zaniness and pathos that suggests the unpredictable mood swings of a Renée Zellweger character, Ms. Brussell ... is a quick-change artist who injects an element of surprise into everything she sings. ... genuinely real and touching." Adding, "The California dreamer and the New York sophisticate join hands." Rex Reed, from The New York Observer, "She is real, she is tender, she is wacky...She stamps songs with a branding iron of her own authentic invention...makes you feel like youre hearing them for the first time. You'd be a fool to miss it! In a Cabaret world...Barbara Brussell is a dream come true."

What is Cabaret? It is kind of nightclub act with a theme, it could be any series of songs that fit together and weave a mood which creates its own event.  Typically, a cabaret show is the work of an individual composer, accompanied by stories about that person - biographical.  Or, it could be a self discovery - auto-biographical journey- with a pot pourri of songs strung tougher by a concept.  But, always, where the singer and musician may explore and interpret the songs - and their stories - in an original, personalized way.


The Carl Cherry Center for the Arts (View)
4th and Guadalupe, 4th Ave
Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923
United States



Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: Barbara Brussell Fessler
On BPT Since: Oct 23, 2016
Barbara Brussell Fessler

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