Great American Songbook Collection

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Laura Hodos & Shelley Keelor sing The Great American Songbook Collection with Musical Director Caryl Fantel

March 2 @ 8:00 pm

Three Award-winning artists team up for this one-night-only fundraiser benefiting Delray Beach Playhouse’s Children’s Theatre; LAURA HODOS & SHELLEY KEELOR SING THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK COLLECTION WITH MUSICAL DIRECTOR CARYL FANTEL.

Audiences will hear hit songs – like “Don’t Rain on My Parade,” “Someone to Watch Over Me,” “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” “Night and Day,” “At Last,” “My Favorite Things” and many more – from Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Judy Garland, Ethel Merman, Marilyn Monroe and more at this unforgettable evening of music.


ABOUT LAURA HODOS

Laura Hodos is an award-winning singer, actor, improv artist, and cabarista. She’s been honored with the Suzi Bass, New Times, Broadway World, Orlando Sentinel Critic’s Choice, Best of the Bay, and Silver Palm Awards, as well as being a seven-time Carbonell nominee. She’s been a soloist with the Orlando Philharmonic, the Jacksonville Symphony, the Sarasota Orchestra, and the Klezmer Company Jazz Orchestra, as well as performing with Riverside Theatre, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Palm Beach Dramaworks, Slow Burn Theatre, MNM Productions, Actors’ Playhouse, The Wick Theatre, and GableStage. She’s delighted to have shared the stage with Tituss Burgess, Laura Osnes, Jeremy Jordan, Faith Prince, Davis Gaines, Maureen McGovern, Shelly Burch, Andrea McArdle, Jason Robert Brown, and Donna Murphy. She’s performed at The Duplex and Don’t Tell Mama cabaret theatres in NYC, as well as at Radio City Music Hall and Lincoln Center. Laura was a Cabaret Fellow at the O’Neill Theatre Center in Waterford, CT, working alongside Emmy and Grammy winner, John McDaniel. She has written and performed ten solo cabarets, the latest of which, THE BARD TAKES BROWADWAY (created for Orlando Shakespeare Theater and UCF Celebrates The Arts), sold out its debut at Orlando’s Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Her favorite, entitled JULIE AND MARY AND ETHEL AND BABS, has so far sold out every venue it has played, from Maine to North Carolina to Florida! Laura was also thrilled to be the first performer to create a solo cabaret show for Walt Disney World as a part of the Disney Event Group and Disney Institute. Laura is also voiceover artist for Walt Disney World, and can be heard at various annual Festivals, and in all four parks. She’s a fierce amateur baker, an aspiring photographer, mom to three cats, a Dickinson College and AMDA grad, and a proud member of Actors’ Equity. www.LauraHodos.com

ABOUT SHELLEY KEELOR

Shelley Keelor is an international entertainer, award-winning actress, and singer. Her recent theatrical credits include Gladys/Mama in MEMPHIS THE MUSICAL at The Broward Center, a Slow Burn Theatre Co. production, and the Beggar Woman in SWEENEY TODD at Palm Beach Dramaworks, both which received rave reviews. Other recent credits: BEEHIVE; the 60’s Musical at The Wick Theatre, THE WORLD GOES ‘ROUND; Carbonell Award Winner for “Best Ensemble” and SIDE BY SIDE by Sondheim, nominated for a Carbonell Award, both which were produced by MNM Productions. Each production also received a Silver Palm Award for best ensembles and for Shelley’s individual performance in SIDE BY SIDE. Other favorite roles include Ms. Fleming in HEATHERS THE MUSICAL and Margaret White in CARRIE THE MUSICAL, both produced by Slow Burn Theatre Co. Shelley was also nominated for a Carbonell Award for “Best Supporting Actress” in CARRIE and she was named “Best Supporting Actress” by New Times for “Best of Broward-Palm Beach 2015” and received a Silver Palm Award for this same performance.  Other South Florida theatre credits include GOBLIN MARKET, ROCK ODYSSEY, WAIST WATCHERS, COUGAR THE MUSICAL, BERLIN TO BROADWAY and more.

New York and Regional Theatre credits include leading roles in PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES, CABARET, KISS ME KATE, ALWAYS PATSY CLINE, THE MUSIC MAN, THE FANTASTICKS, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES, SOUTH PACIFIC, and more.

As an international artist, Shelley has been a soloist with different orchestras including the Istanbul State Symphony with whom she toured in Turkey in the show, BROADWAY NIGHTS. She also has been touring with international countertenor Terry Barber in, “Les Miserables in Concert and, The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber.”

She is proud of her one-woman shows, SONGS OF WWII which has been playing for 3 seasons and her show simply called, SHELLEY KEELOR!, which is on it’s ninth consecutive season appearing in various venues throughout South Florida.

Shelley is a Disney Teaching Artist and teaches private voice at The Maltz Jupiter Theatre Conservatory of Performing Arts, at The Kravis Center and at the prestigious, Saint Andrews in Boca Raton. She received a music and vocal degree from Miami of Ohio University, College of Creative Arts. She resides in Jupiter, FL with her beloved son and cats. Please visit: shelleykeelor.com for more information.

ABOUT MUSICAL DIRECTOR, CARYL FANTEL

Caryl Fantel is a Carbonell and Silver Palm Award-winning Music Director, Piano Accompanist and Vocal Coach with more than 25 years of experience working with celebrated performers and musicians at theatres, concert halls and other venues around the U.S. Highlights from her extensive music direction credits include preparing the students from Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School for their inspiring performance on the 2018 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall; Theda Bara and the Frontier Rabbi Off-Broadway; the post-Broadway regional premiere of HOLIDAY INN at The 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle; the Carbonell-winning production of Assassins and the critically acclaimed PASSION with Zoetic Stage at Miami’s Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts; THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, SPRING AWAKENING and other productions with Slow Burn Theatre Company at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale, FL; 5 years as Resident Music Director for the Cohoes Music Hall in New York’s Capital District; multiple staged concerts and readings of new musical works at Palm Beach Dramaworks, Theatre Lab at Florida Atlantic University and The Arts Garage in Florida; and 9 years as Music Director of South Florida’s Carbonell Awards ceremonies. She also served as Associate Music Director and Pianist for the Florida tour of Stars of David, produced by New York-based Daryl Roth Productions.

This versatile pianist’s work has been heard from Carnegie Hall and New York’s York Theatre to the Adrienne Arsht, Kravis and Broward Centers for the Performing Arts; Miami-Dade, Aventura and Miramar Cultural Arts Centers; The Maltz Jupiter Theatre (FL); Players Theatre Columbus (OH); Palace Theatre (Albany, NY); University of Miami, Lynn University, Florida Atlantic University, Nova Southeastern University; Actors’ Playhouse, GableStage, and many other venues, in addition to accompanying auditions for Broadway and National touring companies, NYU, Emerson College, AMDA, YoungArts, National Society of Arts and Letters, and more.

An active arts advocate, Caryl is a member of the Broward County Cultural Council. She maintains a busy private teaching studio, works independently and with schools to develop emerging talent, and creates and presents educational workshops for students of all ages. She has also led numerous vocal ensembles and creates custom entertainment programs for public and private events.

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