Evening of Cabaret Music


This Saturday, September 27, 2008!


An Evening of Cabaret Music

Performance Date: Saturday, September 27, 2008 at 8pm
Location: Samuel C. Williams Library, on the campus of Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ
Directions: For directions
Admission: FREE, with a $5 suggested donation
General Information: 201-216-8933, center@debaun.org, www.debaun.org/MusicSeries.html

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“To begin the Library Concert Series, DeBaun Center for Performing Arts, in association with the Samuel C. Williams Library, is proud to present An Evening of Cabaret Music on Saturday, September 27, 2008 in the Great Hall of the Samuel C. Williams Library, on the campus of Stevens Institute of Technology, in Hoboken, NJ. The concert, entitled “Everything I Know”, will feature Margaret Leone and Robert Gonzales Jr., with special guests Judith Moss, Billy Mitchell and Kristie Darnell.”

Margaret Leone has studied with award winning coaches, instructors and professors in the areas of acting, musical theatre, voice, cabaret, business for actors and directing at institutions such as TVI Actors Studio, HB Studios, Turtle Bay Music School in New York and 12 Miles West in New Jersey. Margaret attended Fisk University in Nashville, TN as a Drama Major and studied Music Performance at Essex County College. Amongst her theatre credits Margaret has toured Europe performing in the musical Hair directed by the show’s creator James Rado. Played Eliphaz in the Los Angeles premiere of Job and the Snake and the role of Hegia in Purim Day, which opened at the Lambs Theatre in NYC. Margaret has performed leading roles in Hallelujah Chorus and Midnight Train to Georgia presented at the Crossroads Theatre in New Brunswick, NJ, produced by African Globe Studios, Children of Eden and Once On This Island performed at DeBaun Center for Performing Arts in Hoboken, NJ. Her most recent role is Miss Mae and Honey Pot in A… My Name is Alice presented at the Women’s Theater Company in New Jersey. Musical performances throughout the New Jersey area include Emotions, part of DeBaun Auditorium Cabaret Showcase, Women in Song with David Zimmerman and Summer Enchanted Evening Concert Series in Frank Sinatra Park, Hoboken, NJ. Margaret has also performed at Don’t Tell Mamas in NYC for several workshop cabarets under the direction of Celeste Simone.”

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Robert Gonzales Jr., a native Texan, moved to New York City in 2002 and since that time, he has been very fortunate to been performing almost non-stop in New York City and New Jersey. Robert is a singer trained in opera, legit and musical theatre and is also an accomplished choreographer with several credits in New York City. Robert performed Off-Broadway in Fools in Love in the starring role of Puck and created the role of Caliban for the Off-Broadway production of Tempest Tossed Fools, both shows produced by Millennium Talent Group. He appeared in Fools in Love during its run at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) and was the only person ever to appear as Caliban during the run of Tempest Tossed Fools. Other Off-Broadway productions include Kennedy’s Children and, most recently, KNB–The Musical. Robert has also originated roles in two new plays, written by Barbara Kahn, that were performed at Theater for the New City. In the first show, 1918: A House Divided, his song “Last to Die” received glowing reviews was recorded on the original soundtrack CD that was just released. For the second show, Ghosts of 14th Street, Ms. Khan wrote the part of Danny Cortez with Robert in mind to play the role. Robert has also appeared in over 10 productions at DeBaun Center for the Performing Arts, including Smokey Joe’s Café, Pippin, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Urinetown, the musical and Seussical. www.robertgonzalesjr.com

During the evening, Margaret and Robert will be joined by Judith Moss, Billy Moss and Kristie Darnell for songs of their own and duets. They will be accompanied by David Zimmerman, with Gerald Ficeto on percussion.

Admission for the concert is free, with a $5 suggested donation, and refreshments will be served. For more information about the show, please call 210-216-8933, email center@debaun.org or visit www.debaun.org/MusicSeries.html. This will truly be an intimate evening showcasing two powerhouse performers.

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I went – it was fantastic. Venue, musicians and singers were top notch! Looking forward to next year’s performance. Well done!


Best wishes! “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”. 😛

Tama Murden

Re 1.: Hilarious!

“Cabaret” can be wonderful rarely)—or like bamboo being shoved under fingernails.

Somehow suspect this one will be the latter, but wish them well.


Too bad I’ll be busy watching squirrel videos on youtube with the cat.