November 13, 2021
On Saturday, November 13 at 7 PM, FOLA has arranged with the “Little Yellow House Studio” to book a live musical concert featuring Susan Haefner and Lisa Brigantino, entitled “Blue Skies Cabaret”. Susan and Lisa will perform some of their favorite songs from the Great American Songbook as well as original tunes by Lisa. Song selections include Blue Skies, It Might as Well be Spring, and It’s Only a Paper Moon, as well as selections from Lisa’s recent albums. “We are so excited to be performing live after producing two virtual concerts for the local community in 2020.” says Haefner. “We hope the audience will sit back, relax, enjoy, and even hum along.” Susan Haefner is a professional actor, director, teacher and Broadway veteran, and is now proud to call Vermont home. She has appeared in over 25 productions at Weston Playhouse, as well as in many plays at Northern Stage in White River Junction and Shaker Bridge Theatre in Enfield , NH. Recently Susan appeared as Rosemary in Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical at Music Theatre of Connecticut. This was Susan’s fifth time in the role, which she originated at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. Susan’s Broadway credits include State Fair, Thoroughly Modern Millie and 42nd Street. Tours include Billy Elliot (national tour and Toronto) and Damn Yankees with Jerry Lewis (national tour and London’s West End). Susan has also appeared regionally at Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, Asolo Repertory Theatre, New London Barn Playhouse, Playhouse on Park, Barter Theatre, Weston Playhouse and Florida Studio Theatre. She received her MFA from Florida State University/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training. www.susanhaefner.com Lisa Brigantino is an award-winning singer-songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, music director and accompanist with a Master of Music in music composition and theory from SUNY Fredonia. Her original songs span numerous genres and she also composes for TV, film, advertising, theater and more. Lisa has performed her original music at a variety of venues and notable festivals in the US. She has released three full length albums of original music, her latest being the critically-acclaimed album I’ll Waltz Before I Go, an eclectic collection of her songs ranging from Folk to Rock, Old-Time, Americana and more. Lisa was an original member of Lez Zeppelin, the world’s first all-girl Led Zeppelin tribute band and toured internationally with the band for a number of years playing bass, mandolin and keyboards at A list venues and festivals around the world. She left the band in 2009 to focus on her original music. www.lisabrigantino.com This event is open to everyone and is free. Donations are appreciated.