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Kati Neiheisel in Yesterday…Once More
December 5, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm$20
Kati Neiheisel, a 2018 MAC Award nominee for her New York Debut, Among the Stars, brings her love of the Carpenters to Pangea with her new show, Yesterday…Once More. Featuring musical director and arranger Gregory Toroian on piano, Skip Ward on bass, and David Silliman on drums. Directed by Lina Koutrakos. The show premieres Friday, October 15th, coinciding with Richard Carpenter’s 75th Birthday. Additional dates are Saturday, October 30th, Tuesday, November 16th (7pm), and Sunday, December 5th (1pm). $20 music cover CASH ONLY, $20 restaurant minimum. Proof of vaccination and photo ID required.
In the 1970s, the Carpenters topped the charts with their fresh, joyful sound, but even their songs with melancholic lyrics brought great comfort, as if commiserating with a good friend. It was no coincidence that throughout the 2020 lockdown, you could find Facebook and YouTube posts from singers of all ages doing their own renditions of Carpenters tunes to soothe their souls.
Kati was introduced to cabaret through Helen Baldassare’s Cabaret Performance Workshop, where she met her musical director, Gregory Toroian. Kati also studied with Marilyn Maye, and with the late musical director Barry Levitt. Her early supporters and mentors include Sue Matsuki, Deb Berman, and Susan Winter.