Carole Demas – Broadway’s Original ‘Sandy’ Celebrates GREASE 40th
NEW YORK, Jan. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ —
Broadway’s Original “Sandy” (Grease) & Star of TV’s “The Magic Garden”
Carole Demas: Summer Nights
Celebrating GREASE 40(th) Birthday
July 25, Nitelife Exchange: “…a powerhouse of musical theatre”; “…a vocal champion”: “…heaven sent”, “…Simply shouldn’t be missed.” (Andrew Martin)
November 7, Cabaret Hotline: “She is an incredibly expressive singing actress …her sweet head voice in addition to her big belt. …brought down the proverbial house… moving and completely riveting. …infuses the room with a combination of sweetness, strength and beauty. She truly is a joy to watch.” (Mona Finston)
CAROLE DEMAS, Broadway’s original “Sandy” (Grease), and Star of TV’s The Magic Garden is celebrating the 40(th) Birthdays of both GREASE and The Magic Garden at the Laurie Beechman Theatre inside the West Bank CafÃ© (407 West 42nd Street at Ninth Avenue; 212-695-6909; www.beechmantheatre.com)
Wednesday, February 15 at 7PM ONE NIGHT ONLY.
The singing actress presents eclectic music from an eclectic life: Broadway, Classic Pop, Rock, Great American Songbook and more, directed by Charles Repole, featuring music director Ian Herman (piano), Sean Harkness, (guitar), and special guest performers, Paula Janis, Ilene Kristen and Josh Franklin.
With thousands of performances in leading roles on and Off-Broadway and in major regional theatres, TV, radio, recordings, in concert, and cabaret, Carole has stolen the hearts of audiences and critics alike. In addition to creating ‘Sandy’ in the original Broadway blockbuster, Grease, she originated the title role in Stephen Schwartz’s The Baker’s Wife in Los Angeles and played ‘Luisa’ in Off-Broadway’s longest running show, The Fantasticks, for two years. She is also loved and remembered by generations of fans as co-star of The Magic Garden, the most successful regional show in the history of children’s television. She has guest-starred on numerous television shows, and starred in the PBS Special, Showstoppers-The Best of Broadway. She is a veteran of over 200 TV commercials as well as jingles and voice-overs for radio.
Most Recently, Carole was back on Broadway for theGypsy of the Year event at the New Amsterdam Theatre along with most of the original Cast of Grease raising funds for Broadway Cares. She has been featured in Town Hall’s Broadway Originals Concert, Off- Broadway Close Up at Merkin Concert Hall, Neil Berg’s 100 Years of Broadway at Harry Chapin Theatre and 50th Anniversary Concerts for WBAI Radio, The Fantasticks (Night of 1000 Luisas) and The Lincoln Center Library For The Performing Arts.
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