The Cabaret Series Presents: Songs of Spring!
When: Saturday, April 27th
Tickets: $20 in Advance • $25 at the Door
price of tickets includes show and appetizers.
Cash Bar Available for beer and wine.
Returning to SHAMc, Gloria Rice brings along some of her blissfully talented friends for an evening filled with whimsy and laughter. They will be celebrating this time of renewal and beauty with popular Broadway tunes inspired by the season. Join Gloria Rice, Laura Stack, Jonathan Pouliot, Coral Furtado and Dee Lynch for an experience sure to leave you buzzing with joy and gratitude for that most lovely of seasons…SPRING
Gloria Rice is originally from Dunedin, FL and recently moved back to the area after almost a decade performing in NYC. While there, she performed on stage with such artists as Lorna Luft and Lillias White. Gloria was seen playing Eva Peron in Eight O'Clock Theatre's production of “Evita” as well as joining the casts of “Spamalot” and “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.” She also makes up the other half of the local acoustic folk duo, The Mystic Voices. Gloria is the creator of The Cabaret Series at SHAMc and is excited to return after her sold-out debut show, “It’s A Cabaret!” and the holiday spectacular, “Memories and Mistletoe.” She would like to thank the SHAMc crew for being such awesome stewards of play!
Laura Stack is a Chicago native and has been performing ever since she could get out the words, “Watch me!” She was recently seen in Francis Wilson Playhouse’s production of “Hello Dolly” and some of her favorite roles include Roxie Hart in “Chicago”, Betty Blake in “Will Rogers Follies” and Rizzo in “Grease.” She is a prolific songwriter and uses her vocal and guitar talents to create music as the acoustic folk duo, The Mystic Voices. In addition to performing, Laura taught music for 13 years and presented nationally on the Orff-Schulwerk Approach. Laura is so grateful to be a part of SHAMC as The Songwriter Series creator, The Cabaret Series performer, and one of the family!
Jonathan Pouliot - Jonathan received his AA degree in Vocal Performance from Pensacola Junior College and his BA in Musical Theatre from Palm Beach Atlantic University. His first professional engagement was Mungojerrie in one of his favorite shows, "CATS," at the Golden Apple Dinner Theatre in Sarasota. Jonathan has recently been working with Eight O'Clock Theatre in Largo, FL where he has performed such roles as Jekyll/Hyde in "Jekyll & Hyde," John Dickinson in "1776," and Claude Frollo in "The Hunchback of Notre Dame."
Coral Furtado is a North American renowned actor with a career spanning 19 years going on a lifetime. She truly began honing her craft the day she was born, finally sharing her gift with her small Rhode Island town when she was cast as the Tiger in an elementary school production! Since then, she has played Karen in New Tampa Players production of “Quilt: A Musical Celebration” based on the true story of the creation of the AIDS Memorial Quilt. She performs with Eight O’Clock Theatre and was seen as Miss Krumholtz in “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” and “Evita.” As well as performing, Coral has been an ASL interpreter for theatre since 2013, having graduated from USF’s ASL Interpreting Program in 2015. She’s known far and wide for narrating the most mundane aspects of her surroundings in song, occasionally meows and hopes you all enjoy the show!
Deborah D. Lynch has been a music director, vocal coach and actor for numerous theatre companies. Dee appeared in Evita with Eight O’clock Theatre Company and as Martha Watson in White Christmas with The Theater Company at Fort Lee, VA. She served as Director of Performing Arts at Evansville Day School in Indiana and as an adjunct instructor at The Patel Conservatory, coaching students in Voice for musical theatre classes. She was a long-term substitute choral instructor for Chesterfield County, VA high schools, and her choral ensembles won Gold ratings at the Indiana State Schools Music Association’s Solo & Ensemble competitions. Dee has a BA in Studies in the Performing Arts from Stockton University, with supplemental Vocal Performance studies at Virginia Commonwealth University. She holds a MA in Transpersonal Studies from Atlantic University.