NEW YEAR’S EVE – MARIN MAZZIE & JASON DANIELEY At the SF Symphony Concert

Pre-concert entertainment begins at 8:00 p.m.
with the Martini Brothers playing beneath the Grand Staircase.

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By Seán Martinfield
Sentinel Fine Arts Critic
Photo by Lynn Imanaka

Ring in the New Year with a grand celebration! Broadway and West End performers Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley will sing favorite classics from American musical theater. The duo will be accompanied by the San Francisco Symphony, James Gaffigan conducting. The program will reflect their recent album, OPPOSITE YOU, featuring works by Gershwin, Arlen, Kander & Ebb, Ahrens & Flaherty, and Jerry Herman. Click here to order tickets on-line: NEW YEAR’S EVE GALA

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MARIN MAZZIE and JASON DANIELEY

Pre-concert entertainment begins at 8:00 pm and features the Martini Brothers playing beneath the Grand Staircase. After the concert, dance the night away on stage with the Peter Minton Orchestra and on the First Tier with Soul University. Enjoy party favors, complimentary champagne, savories, and desserts. When the clock strikes midnight, 2009 balloons will cascade down from above.

Great dinner packages are still available! Start the New Year in style with a dinner, champagne and surprise entertainment in addition to an evening of music and dancing with the San Francisco Symphony. Dinner packages include: a three course meal, champagne and dessert in the Wattis Room, free parking, and surprise entertainment!

Critically acclaimed actress and singer, MARIN MAZZIE, has been heard in many of the country’s major symphony halls, cabaret and concert venues, seen in some of the most memorable musicals on the Broadway stage, appeared in London’s West End, and has released her first album, OPPOSITE YOU, with husband Jason Danieley.

Having most recently starred on Broadway and in London’s West End as the Lady of the Lake in MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT, Marin received Tony and Drama Desk nominations and an Outer Critics Circle Award for her performance as Lilli/Katharine in the hit revival of KISS ME, KATE, and later received an Olivier Award nomination when she made her West End debut in the show. Other Broadway credits include: RAGTIME (Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics nominations), PASSION (Tony nomination), MAN OF LA MANCHA, INTO THE WOODS, BIG RIVER, and OUT OF THIS WORLD and KISMET (Encores!). Her Off-Broadway appearances comprise of: THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES, THE TROJAN WOMEN: A LOVE STORY, and THE WORLD GOES ROUND (also National Tour). Some of the Regional Theatres she has played are The Goodman Theatre, Arena Stage, The Denver Center, La Jolla Playhouse, Pasadena Playhouse, and Pittsburgh CLO.

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CD – OPPOSITE YOU, Jason Danieley & Marin Mazzie

Broadway actor, singer and concert performer, JASON DANIELEY, has been entertaining audiences from New York’s Theatre District and London’s West End to Carnegie Hall and the Hollywood Bowl.

Jason most recently starred on Broadway in Kander & Ebb’s CURTAINS (Outer Critics Circle Nomination). He made his Broadway debut as the title character in CANDIDE, directed by theater legend Harold Prince. (Theatre World Award, Drama League Award, and Drama Desk nomination). He took it all off for THE FULL MONTY in the original Broadway and West End casts. A frequent guest of New York’s highly acclaimed City Center Encores! series, Jason has had leading roles in A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN and STRIKE UP THE BAND. His Off-Broadway appearances include: THE TROJAN WOMEN: A LOVE STORY by Charles Mee, Jr., DREAM TRUE by Ricky Ian Gordan, and FLOYD COLLINS by Adam Guettel. Some of his Regional Theatre appearances include: THE HIGHEST YELLOW by Michael John LaChiusa (Helen Hayes Award, Best Actor in a musical), BEAUTY by Tina Landau, CASINO PARADISE by William Bolcolm, 110 IN THE SHADE (Garland Award, Actor in a Musical), and BRIGADOON at Los Angeles’ Reprise! concert series.

Many of the country’s leading orchestras have invited Jason to be a guest artist, including the New York, Boston, and Philly Pops, LA Philharmonic (at the Hollywood Bowl), and St. Louis, Utah, Minnesota, and Buffalo Symphonies. He’s starred in fully staged concert versions of Bernstein’s CANDIDE and Gershwin’s OF THEE I SING and LET ‘EM EAT CAKE (conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas) with the San Francisco Symphony, as well as other major concert versions of CAROUSEL as Enoch Snow with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s and SOUTH PACIFIC as Lt. Cable, both at Carnegie Hall. The latter was taped and aired on PBS Great Performances in Spring of 2006.

OPPOSITE YOU is the cabaret/concert Jason and his wife Marin Mazzie created for Lincoln Center’s American Songbook Series. They have performed it nationally at venues from Joe’s Pub in New York to the Cinegrill in Los Angeles. It was recorded on PS Classics and released in the Fall of 2005.

To order tickets on-line: NEW YEAR’S EVE GALA
Click here to order Marin and Jason’s popular CD: OPPOSITE YOU

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Seán Martinfield is a native San Franciscan. He is a Theatre Arts Graduate from San Francisco State University, a professional singer, and well-known private vocal coach to Bay Area actors and singers of all ages and persuasions. His clients have appeared in Broadway National Tours including Wicked, Aïda, Miss Saigon, Rent, Bye Bye Birdie, in theatres and cabarets throughout the Bay Area, and are regularly featured in major City events including Diva Fest, Gay Pride, and Halloween In The Castro. As an Internet consultant in vocal development and audition preparation he has published thousands of responses to those seeking his advice concerning singing techniques, professional and academic auditions, and careers in the Performing Arts. Mr. Martinfield’s Broadway clients have all profited from his vocal methodology, “The Belter’s Method”, which is being prepared for publication. If you want answers about your vocal technique, post him a question on AllExperts.com. If you would like to build up your vocal performance chops and participate in the Bay Area’s rich theatrical scene, e-mail him at: sean.martinfield@comcast.net.

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