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Emily’s Theatrical Review Quotes and Audience Comments

Posted on: October 7, 2013

QUOTES FROM PUBLISHED PERFORMANCE REVIEWS AND AUDIENCE COMMENTS

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Emily is a charming and energetic performer.  She has created a delightful show that is great fun for kids . . . of all ages (that includes grown-ups, too). Who wouldn’t want to hear their favorite childhood book sung and even join in?  It is a brilliant concept. So, come . . .  Sing Books with Emily!
Terri Allen  (Singer, Songwriter, Actress for Oh What a Beautiful Day: Sing Books with Emily, the Cabaret,” June 2011)

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I sat there last night with a goofy grin plastered on my face the entire evening. You just make me feel “JOY”.  I love me some Emily L. E. G.!

Byron Murray (DC Cabaret Community, Facebook, Oh What a Beautiful Day: Sing Books with Emily, the Cabaret, June 2011)

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[I] attended a wonderful cabaret show this evening. Congratulations Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus on a terrific and enjoyable performance!
Chris Cochran (Comedian and Cabaret Artist, on Facebook, Oh What a Beautiful Day: Sing Books with Emily, the Cabaret, June 2011)

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Loved every minute of “Oh, What a Beautiful Day”. When I saw the ad I thought — oh just for kids. But I found myself laughing, tapping my feet, tearing up (not all at the same time). Wouldn’t trade it for five hippopotamuses!

Kenneth Fung (Audience, Oh What a Beautiful Day: Sing Books with Emily, the Cabaret, June 2011)

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Outstanding! You are a shining star!  I expect to see you on more stages in the future. You knocked me off my feet!! … I wish you the best as you truly have amazing talent.

Mrs. Coffman (Teacher, Tuckahoe Elementary School, Oh What a Beautiful Day: Sing Books with Emily, the Cabaret, June 2011)

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Emily, you are so talented!!  We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

Susan Wallin (Mom, Arlington , VA, Oh What a Beautiful Day: Sing Books with Emily, the Cabaret, June 2011)

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That music means so much to [my daughter] and your interpretation and performance were just great! I hope you continue to spread the joy of music!

Marianne SanSeverino (Mom, Arlington, VA, Oh What a Beautiful Day: Sing Books with Emily, the Cabaret, June 2011)

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What a wonderful performance on Saturday! You were great!  I hope you perform again soon so more people can experience a great show.
Mrs. Morgan (Teacher, Tuckahoe Elementary School, Oh What a Beautiful Day: Sing Books with Emily, the Cabaret, June 2011)

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The amazing Emily Everson does the adult version of her Sing Books with Emily gig at Maggie’s Cabaret…

Michael Miyazaki Reports in Miyazaki Cabaret Update: DC & Beyond, June 2011

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The lady has got pipes…she makes a beautiful presentation of everything she does…three very special performances…really a pleasure to accompany.  A consummate professional.
Bob Smith on the InTune Radio Show, 9/14/2010
http://bobsmithmusic.com/intune.html

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Better for everyone, Emily, whose amazingly thorough process is the foundation of her exquisite song interpretations, shares her working process in a wonderful piece called 
The Art and Craft of Singing a Song: Tell Me a Story! Sing Me a Song!.
Michael Miyazaki, Miyazaki Cabaret Update: DC and Beyond, September 13, 2010
http://cabaretdc.wordpress.com/2010/09/13/thank-you-emily/

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Comment to Michael’s post from Marianne,

September 14, 2010 at 10:54 am
Thank you, Michael, for bringing attention to Emily’s work. Her Song Craft Worksheet is an amazing tool that compiles a 360 degree approach to working on songs. Some of the steps were new to me, others familiar, but to have them all on one jam-packed worksheet is invaluable. Thank you, Emily, for your generosity!
http://cabaretdc.wordpress.com/2010/09/13/thank-you-emily/#comments
Regarding SBWE post: The Art and Craft of Singing a Song: Tell Me a Story! Sing Me a Song!

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Comment to Michael’s post from Maris,

September 14, 2010 at 2:26 pm
Thank you, Emily, for this worksheet – a wonderful and useful gift.
http://cabaretdc.wordpress.com/2010/09/13/thank-you-emily/#comments
Regarding SBWE post: The Art and Craft of Singing a Song: Tell Me a Story! Sing Me a Song!

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Everson follows with a powerful solo of Lyle Lovett’s “If I had a Boat.”   Her facial expressions and eye-contact with the audience make the tune a fun and intimate experience.   She returns later in the show with the hilarious “Toll” and the evening’s stand-out performance of “Defying Gravity” from the smash Broadway musical, Wicked.   This is a personal favorite song of mine and I got chills listening to her belt out this high-flying and vocally challenging number.

Sabrina Daly, DC Theatre Scene, July 2010 (Reviewing “Run Away With Me, A Contemporary Cabaret”)
http://dctheatrescene.com/2010/07/15/run-away-with-me-a-contemporary-cabaret/

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For me, two of the most electric performances of the year were Emily Leatha Everson’s “She’s Always A Woman” (about her mother) and Eileen Warner’s “Leavin’ on A Jet Plane,” one of her late husband’s favorite songs. Both women are talented performers, but what I remember was the palpable connection between the audience and the song – there was no question what these songs were about and the performers didn’t embellish or shy away.

Lonny Smith, on Michael Miyazaki’s Cabaret DC blog, January 2009
http://cabaretdc.wordpress.com/2009/01/11/lonny-smiths-open-mic-experience/

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The deadpan face and perfect pitch of Emily Leatha Everson aids the evening’s comedy…

Danielle Martin, DC Theatre Scene, July 2008 (Reviewing “Psycho Cabaret”)

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Emily is named a 2008 Capital Fringe Festival  “Scene Stealer” by Joel Markowitz in July 2008 for her “Psycho Cabaret” performance of “Don’t Touch Me.” Joel says,
“EMILY LEATHA EVERSON, Singing ‘Don’t Touch Me’ from Young Frankenstein at Psycho Cabaret…I despise Mel Brooks’ score for Young Frankenstein, but tonight, you made me love ‘Don’t Touch Me.’ How did you do that?”

Fringe Scene Stealers 3, July 29th, 2008, by Joel Markowitz
http://dctheatrescene.com/2008/07/29/fringe-scene-stealers-3/#more-1868

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Emily Leatha Everson’s a great storyteller and her beautiful, clear voice filled the stage when she sang “Surprise Me” and “Hazel’s House.”

Joel Markowitz, DC Theatre Scene, July 2007
http://dctheatrescene.com/2007/07/21/naked-cabaret/#more-683

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Standouts in the cast were Emily Leatha Everson as Jenny, with a powerful presence and fine singing voice.
Written by Terri Corcoran in the August 2001 “The Review” magazine
For performance as Jenny in THREEPENNY OPERA, JeRM Productions, Washington, DC, performed at Stage III in Poulton Hall of Georgetown University in August of 2001

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Emily Leatha Everson is the guiding star in this musical production.  Her performance as Della, the beautiful young wife is lovely.  Luther Creek as Jim complements her well.  Together they give the gift of love.
Indianapolis Star on Saturday, November 30, 1991
For performance as Della in GIFT OF THE MAGI, Indiana Repertory Theatre

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“…Shy, wonderfully played by senior Emily Leatha Everson.”
Indiana Daily Student, Monday, April 15, 1991
For performance as Shy in BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS, Indiana University Theatre Main Stage

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Emily Leatha Everson is Emily Brennan, Bette’s nervous sister. Everson expresses perfectly the guilt often associated with Catholicism; this woman tries to take responsibility for everything.
Bloomington, IN paper the Herald Times, 1991
For performance as Emily in MARRIAGE OF BETTE AND BOO, Indiana University T300

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Actress Emily Leatha Everson, as Lettie “the saucy maid,” and peppy actress Nicole Brown, as the meddling amateur detective Miss Tweed, are especially adept at conveying the tongue-in-cheek and sassy mood of the show…Everson and actor Joe Wilson, as Flint the lecherous caretaker, deliver one of the show’s highlight numbers in the suggestive duet “Dinghy” – a song in which the maid and the scruffy caretaker plot an escape from the murderous island as Flint sings “I’ve got a little dinghy.”
Bloomington, IN paper the Sunday Herald Times, 1990
For performance as Lettie the Saucy Maid in SOMETHING’S AFOOT, Brown County Playhouse, Nashville, IN

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Related Posts and Pages

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Related Posts and Pages

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Emily’s Theatrical Review Quotes and Audience Comments

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EMILY’S THEATRICAL, CABARET AND SING BOOKS ACHIEVEMENTS

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SING BOOKS WITH EMILY IN THE MEDIA
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/10/07/sing-books-with-emily-in-the-media/

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UPCOMING AND PAST PERFORMANCES
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/emilys-upcoming-performances/

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RECORDINGS
For recordings featuring “Sing Books with Emily” and Emily’s cabaret performances, visit:
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/recordings/

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VIDEO
For videos featuring “Sing Books with Emily” and Emily’s cabaret performances, visit:
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/video-series/

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PHOTO GALLERY
Pictures from Emily’s Cabaret, Theatre and Sing Books performances, here:
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/photogallery/

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CABARET
More about Emily’s cabaret performances on “Emily’s Cabaret Page,” here:
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/emily-leatha-eversons-cabaret-page/

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THEATRE, MUSICALS AND VOCAL PERFORMANCES
More about Emily’s Theatrical, Sing Books with Emily and Cabaret Performances, here:
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/emilys-performance-history/

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EMILY’S THEATRICAL, CABARET AND SING BOOKS ACHIEVEMENTS
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/10/07/emilys-theatrical-cabaret-and-sing-books-awards-and-achievements/

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EMILY’S PERFORMANCE REMINISCENCES & OTHER CURIOS
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/10/07/emilys-performance-reminiscences-other-curios/

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