The New York cabaret sensation joins The Musical Theater Project in Cleveland on Friday, May 17th at the Chagrin Valley Hunt Club to wow audiences with her most recent solo show “It’s Not Where You Start: The Songbook of Barbara Cook.” Shana studied acting from an early age in the Midwest, graduated with a Bachelor of Music from Boston University and made her professional New York musical theater debut at New York City Center with the New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players in the lead role of Elsie Maynard in The Yeomen Of The Guard earning her rave reviews in the New York Post, Backstage, New Jersey Star Ledger and more.
Her solo concert “Whistling Away The Dark: The Songs of Julie Andrews” premiered at Feinstein’s at The Regency followed by a performance in London’s Crazy Coqs garnering a 5-star review. Her one-woman musical “In The Still Of The Night” received the 2015 Bistro Award for Outstanding Solo Show, and her most recent solo concert “It’s Not Where You Start…” has been produced at Feinstein’s/54 Below in New York City and in London at The Pheasantry where she picked up another 5-star review.
Here’s what critics had to say:
“The bravura performance by Shana Farr singing songs from the repertoire of Barbara Cook…musically infallible…a consummate actress. While Barbara Cook added to her songbook in a career that spanned decades, Shana Farr sang the plums all in one evening, an astonishing accomplishment.” — Theater Pizzazz
“Farr performs a mesmerizing five-song Sondheim segment and if there’s a more moving version of ‘Send in the Clowns’ I have not heard it.” — Musical Theatre Review
“. . .Proves Farr to be a first-rate actor, unafraid to take big risks, both vocally and physically. She does not hold back, and she is exciting to watch.” — Bistro Awards
“Farr is a tour de force of singing ability and interpretation.” — Cabaret Scenes, London
Here’s a live clip from “It’s Not Where You Start: The Songbook of Barbara Cook” featuring Shana performing the showstopping favorite, “Vanilla Ice Cream” from Bock & Harnick’s She Loves Me. See more at our Rendezvous Cabaret, Friday, May 17th at the Chagrin Valley Hunt Club. $150 ticket includes hors d’oeuvres, three-course dinner, a glass of wine and the show.