Phil Moriarity and Susan Skemp are pleased to announce that they will be performing a variety of musical themes entitled “Nostalgia” once a month beginning on Sunday, January 13 2013. Every month the pair will perform a new theme to take audience back in time to some of the best music and songs of ‘yester year’. The shows will be performed at the Metro Theatre located at 1370 S. W. Marine Drive in Vancouver beginning at 2:00 pm every Sunday once a month. Tickets may be purchased individually for the low price of $18.00 or season passes are available at the discounted price of $180.00 for the twelve shows in 2013.
“Crooners & Songbirds” kicks off the performances on Sunday January 13th. In this special performance, Phil and Susan will play tribute to and salute singers such as Barbra Streisand, Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Dean Martin, Ella Fitzgerald and Tony Bennett, to name a few. With songs like “Lady is a Tramp”, “Fly Me to the Moon”, “Happy Days are Here Again”, “Come Fly with Me”, “Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf”, “Volare” and many more, the duo will take their audience on a journey into the past. A performance filled with fabulous music, witty repartee, and a sing-a-long, “Crooners & Songbirds” will delight and inspire those who miss the classics.
Following January’s production, featured performances include “Love Songs” on February 17th, “Hurray for Hollywood” on March 24th, “Lerner and Lowe” on April 21st, “50’s and 60’s” on May 19th and “Cole Porter” on June 23rd. Come July, the pair will be performing “Latin”, “Irving Berlin” in August, “Gershwins” in September, “Big Bands” in October, “Rogers and Hammerstein” in November, and finally “Merry Christmas” will be performed December of 2013.
Susan Skemp is an inspiring performer whose career has taken her around the world. Susan has guest entertained for Princess Cruise Lines, was the female lead at the Diamond Horseshoe for Tokyo Disneyland, and starred in “Escandola” a musical revue in Europe. Susan has worked with the late Bob Fosse, Peter Matz and Earl Brown. Performances with Bob McGrath on the Variety Telethon and Dal Richards Orchestra have been extremely influential to the vocalist’s career. With starring roles in Theatre Under The Stars’ production of “South Pacific” and “Godspell” at the Vancouver Playhouse, along with guest appearances in the “Hugh Pickett Tribute” at the Arts Club, Susan has had a very impressive career in entertainment. Susan produced and starred in “An Evening with Susan Skemp” and played Sally Brown in the Canadian Premier of “Snoopy” and sang a live telecast to New York for the “Rick Hansen Man in Motion Tour” at Expo ’86. With lead roles in the Japanese television series, “Rice Curry” and the children’s television series, “Tell-A-Tune-Town”, for which she wrote six original songs, and a session gospel singer in the Harrison Ford film, “Fire Wall”.
The notable Phil Moriarity started his musical career in Paris, Ontario. Phil then set out west to pursue his love for timeless music. Phil’s solo work and performances with his five-piece band are known to leave his audience spellbound. The beloved crooner serenades with a beautifully smooth baritone voice at weddings, parties, corporate events and the like. The baritone is known to wow his audiences with music from legendary performers like Elvis, Dean Martin, The Beatles and Frank Sinatra. Phil also writes much of his own music.
Together, the duo is expected to travel with their audiences back in time. Embarking on a journey to the era of jazz, rock n roll and all time classics.
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