Seth Sikes, of whom NY Arts Review said, “may well be one of the saviors of the Great American Songbook” will make his debut at The Rrazz Room at the new Clarion Hotel & Suites in New Hope on Saturday, May 20th in his critically acclaimed show Seth Sikes Sings Judy Garland, an evening of Garland’s most loved songs.
Judy Garland is one of the gay community’s most iconic performers and Sikes’s appearance will coincide with New Hope Celebrates, the town’s LGBT Pride celebration.
Hailed as “the best male singer of his generation on the cabaret scene” by Theatre Scene, Sikes will recount how Garland captivated him as a young boy in Paris, Texas, and to sing some of her greatest hits.
Seth performed this show in New York last year winning Broadway World’s Best Tribute Show award while The New York Times said, “The performance — less an impression of Ms. Garland than an interpretation of her vibrato-heavy method of belting – was a hit.”
The critics were just as kind for his follow-up show Seth Sikes Sings Liza Minnelli and The New York Post said, “It was a heartfelt concert. Sikes has a heap of fans and his audiences are always tightly packed and brimming with enthusiasm for his booming, jazzy renditions of their favorite songs.”
Before becoming one of New York’s most talked-about performers Sikes worked in the theater behind the scenes. He was the Assistant Director of The Band’s Visit and The Nance on Broadway (starring Nathan Lane and directed by Jack O’Brien), and of the Off-Broadway productions of Tribes (directed by David Cromer) and Pageant. His other Assistant Director credits include Sondheim: The Birthday Concert (directed by Lonny Price), and Sweet Bird of Youth (directed by David Cromer and starring Diane Lane).
He directed the original musical Bunked!, which won Outstanding Musical at the New York International Fringe Festival in 2010, as well as The 7th Annual Broadway Beauty Pageant. As a performer, Sikes performed in Fame on 42nd Street Off-Broadway.
The Rrazz Room is located at 6426 Lower York Road and tickets are now on sale now. Pricing and additional information available at: www.TheRRazzRoom.com or call 888-596-1027.