Wine, Women, & Song XVI

Sat

2/3/2018

8:00pm

Cabaret

Wine, Women, & Song XVI

16th Anniversary Gala Celebrating the KCH Tradition

  • $50 Assigned Rows 1-2
  • $35 Assigned Rows 3-5
  • $20 General Admission

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  • Tyler Driskill, piano & music director
  • Linda Beaupre
  • Sue Booth
  • Carolyn Burnstein
  • Roxy Diederich
  • Shelley MacMillan
  • Deanna Relyea
  • Monica Swartout-Bebow
  • Kathy Waugh

Event Details

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Due to the consistent popularity of Wine, Women and Song, KCH strongly recommends ticket reservations.

Choose from 5 performance times!

We're pulling out all the stops (and wine bottle corks!) again this year to celebrate the 15th year of this beloved KCH tradition! Enjoyed annually by sold-out audiences comprised of both women AND men, Wine, Women and Song features the musical talents of local female celebrity artists from the classical, jazz and cabaret genres. This year's program will focus on "Celebrating Women".

WWS XV performances are made possible in part by an award from the Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts. Art Works.

Check out video from past WWS performances below!


 

Tyler Driskill

Tyler Driskill is a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Music (B.M. '00) and Residential College (B.A. '00) and currently works as an accompanist for the UM Musical Theatre and Dance departments. A founding member of Fourth Wish jazz quartet, Tyler has also served as music director for productions at the Encore Musical Theatre Company, Ann Arbor Civic Theatre and with Saline Area Players. He performs regularly and avidly in show pits throughout Southeast Michigan.

Linda Beaupre

Linda Beaupre was a founding member of The Black Sheep Repertory Theatre in Manchester, MI where, among other shows, she was part of two musical revues, An Evening with Cole Porter and By George!, A Gershwin Revue. Other past, favorite stage adventures include Once Upon a Mattress, The Seven Deadly Sins, Vaudeville, Ladyhouse Blues, Barefoot in the Park, The Miracle Worker, The Diary of Anne Frank, and touring with The Actor’s Trunk Company and Shakespeare for Youth. Her full time gig for the past 20 years has been teaching early elementary-aged children, currently first graders.

Sue Booth

Sue Booth is a long-time Ann Arbor resident and performer. She holds a master's degree in voice performance from the University of Michigan, as well as a bachelor's degree in Music Education from the University of Wisconsin. Sue offers private voice lessons and enjoys helping students reach their goals. She enjoys performing with the Ann Arbor Civic Theatre and Encore Musical Theater Company. She also spent many years in special occasion bands, performing jazz and top 40 music.

Carolyn Burnstein

Carolyn Burnstein was a founding member of The Black Sheep Repertory Theatre Company of Manchester where she did everything from singing and acting on stage to musical directing and set building off stage. She toured for many years with the popular vocal quartet, Easy Street Touring Company, which appeared throughout the mid west including Navy Pier in Chicago for their jazz festival and locally at The Ark in Ann Arbor. She was the artistic director of The Choral Connection for 18 years and has been teaching private voice since 1977.

Roxy Diederich

Roxy Diederich worked professionally throughout the Midwest and New York, and then continued to stay active as a means to stay sane once she had entered the business world. Roxy worked for 30 years in sales and marketing for the publishing houses of Hearst and Conde Nast. Romance enticed her to leave NYC in 2005 and return to Ann Arbor where she married her old theater “buddy” Joe and started the next chapter of her life. Currently, Roxy works as the Program Manager for the AAPS Educational Foundation, and is honored to be a member of the Vocal Arts Ensemble of Ann Arbor.

Shelley MacMillan

Shelley MacMillan has long been involved with KCH and other performing arts organizations in Michigan - in lead roles both onstage and off. She was a founding member of the Black Sheep Repertory Theatre Company of Manchester, Assistant Director of the Michigan Theater, and Executive Director of Ars Musica (a Baroque orchestra based in Ann Arbor). Shelley spent over two decades in university development, first with University of Michigan's Michigan Radio and School of Information, and then with The School of Hospitality Business at Michigan State University. She is now the Executive Director of the Glacier Hills Foundation, a part of the Glacier Hills Senior Living Community in Ann Arbor. Shelley is an active member of the Ann Arbor Rotary Club and serves as the Vice President of the KCH Board of Directors.

Deanna Relyea

Mezzo-soprano Deanna Relyea is the founder of KCH and has been its Artistic Director for 31 years. Deanna has appeared on concert series and with symphony orchestras in the region and throughout Canada. She frequently tours with her brother, the celebrated Canadian bass baritone Gary Relyea, and his wife Anna as the “Voices-Relyea” performing in festivals and on concert series throughout Canada. Deanna has performed as cabaret singer in many settings and is a regular cabaret artist at the Niagra-On-The-Lake Chamber Music Festival. Recently she appeared in New York City at John Zorn’s venue, The Stone, performing and improvising with prominent NYC artists.

Monica Swartout-Bebow

Monica Swartout-Bebow, mezzo-soprano, is a busy regional artist and seasoned voice teacher known for her versatile singing and engaging performances. A Detroit area native, she made her professional operatic debut as Juno in the Detroit Oratorio Society’s production of Händel’sSemele, in which The Detroit News described her as “captivating.” Her opera credits include work with the Dayton Opera, Toledo Opera, the Lincoln Center Institute, Michigan Opera Works, and the Comic Opera Guild. Ms. Swartout-Bebow enjoys the recital stage, and has presented solo recitals at concert houses and churches in Michigan, Ohio, and Illinois. She performs at the Ann Arbor Kerrytown Concert House regularly as part of its annual concert series, including the Parisian Soirée, Wine, Women, and Song, and the long-running Ann Arbor Festival of Song. Ms. Swartout-Bebow’s singing extends to the genres of jazz, cabaret, and musical theatre with appearances at such regional venues as Davenport’s in Chicago, the Kerrytown Concert House, the Cadillac Club in Lansing, and at the Toledo Museum of Art. As a faculty member of Eastern Michigan University, Ms. Swartout-Bebow teaches studio voice, foreign language diction classes, and opera workshop.

Kathy Waugh

Kathy Waugh has been an active member of the local theater scene for nearly 30 years. She has acted, produced, choreographed, stage managed and assistant directed in more shows than she can count. She had the wonderful opportunity to sing on stage with Frederica Von Stade in Michigan Theater’s production of Candide. Professionally, Kathy performed with the Ohio Light Opera Company for several years and she is currently a soloist at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Ann Arbor. Some favorite roles include Paulette in Legally Blonde, Big Edie/Little Edie in Grey Gardens, Charity in Sweet Charity, Roxie in Chicago, Eva Peron in Evita and many others. During all of that she also has worked as a proposal manager for an engineering/construction company for the past 25 years.

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