Have a song to sing? We provide a terrific pianist (and piano!)–you hand him your sheet music and the key you want to sing in, and voila! We also welcome poets, musicians and dancers–a true Cabaret for all ages! We gather the second Wednesday of every month. Leslie Holmes is our monthly host. (Please join our mailing list to get reminders of the monthly featured performer).
This month’s feature: Doug Gerber
Doug Gerber is not only a singer, but also a conductor. He has conducted several groups in the New England area including the Wellesley and Melrose Symphony orchestras, the Quincy Bay Chamber Orchestra, and the Eastern Nazarene College Choral Union. Doug has a diverse background in theatre as well. He made his professional stage debut at the age of nine as Tiny Tim and Young Scrooge in the Huntington Theatre’s production of A Christmas Carol, starring Paul Benedict (TV’s The Jeffersons), at the Wilbur Theatre. Since then he has portrayed, among others, El Gallo in The Fantasticks (Flyleaf Theater), Wayne Frake in State Fair (Weston Friendly Society), Charles Clarke in Titanic: The Musical (Woodland Theatre), and Perchik in Fiddler on the Roof (Woodland Theatre), and Chick Clark in Wonderful Town (RMT). He has performed in the Acts From The Heart production of Suddenly On Christmas Eve, in which he played the leading role of James.
His conducting studies began at the University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music. He received his B.A. in Music from Eastern Nazarene College, and then became a student of Boston area Maestro Yoichi Udagawa the following year. He made his conducting debut with the Quincy Symphony Orchestra, and earned a fellowship to the prestigious Conductors Institute of South Carolina. Doug holds a Masters degree in Orchestral Conducting from Bard College Conservatory of Music in New York where he studied under the tutelage of Maestros Harold Farberman, and Leon Botstein of the American Symphony Orchestra. In May 2016, he conducted West Side Story at Walnut Hill School for the Arts.
Tom LaMark is the pianist for the evening.
Tickets available at the door: $9 for members of Amazing Things and BACA; $10.00 for non-members. $5.00 for students with IDs.
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Ashland, Holliston, & Hopkinton Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency