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November 20: The Operatic Tease at Duane Park, NYC

Prepare yourself for a titillating evening of opera classics sung by delightful daintily clad divas (and one handsome young man), with me at the piano. Let us seduce you with stunning costumes that slink away to reveal the gorgeous female form. Dripping in glitz and glamour, The Operatic Tease will bring you some of New York's sexiest opera singers in one of the sexiest venues around. There will even be an aerialist!

When Tuesday, November 20, 9 p.m.
Where Duane Park
308 Bowery, New York City
(Directions via Google Maps)
Tickets Show is complimentary with dinner in the dining room or drinks at the bar
Reservations on-line for parties of up to 7 people; otherwise at duanepark@earthlink.net or (212) 732-5555
More Duane Park site

November 25: Hammerstein Center live stream with Karen Gross

Starring Karen Gross
With Seth Weinstein, piano
Directed by Kristine Zbornik

I'll be singer Karen Gross's pianist for a tribute to lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II, live-streamed from Highland Farm, Hammerstein's home in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Join us in real time or view the archive after the event!

When Sunday, November 25, 3:00 p.m.
Where Live stream on the Hammerstein Center's Facebook page
More The Hammerstein Center site

December 15: Carol Channeling, Caroling! in Lake Hiawatha, N.J.

Starring Maggie Graham
With Seth Weinstein, piano

Maggie Graham's "Carol Channeling" is an evening of hilarious holiday fun custom-tailored to the needs of the musical-theatre-obsessed. During a 70-minute tour de force, Maggie -- under the guise of Carol Channing -- impersonates an impressive and diverse array of Broadway divas. Carol's "guests" for the evening include Judy Garland, Bernadette Peters, Marlene Dietrich, Barbra Streisand, Julie Andrews, Kristin Chenoweth, Patti LuPone, Angel Lansbury, Doris Day, Ethel Merman, and Idina Menzel!

When Saturday, December 15, 7:30 p.m.
(There is also a show December 16, but I will not be performing in that one)
Where Parsippany Playhouse
1300 Knoll Road
Lake Hiawatha, New Jersey
(Directions via Google Maps)
Tickets $25 general; $20 seniors
Available on-line
More Women's Theater Company site

December 16: Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus in the Bronx, N.Y.

Binyumen Schaechter, conductor
Seth Weinstein, pianist

The Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus (JPPC) presents "To Everything There Is a Season: The Year in Yiddish Song." This program shines a brand-new musical light on some traditional holiday tunes and celebrates secular holidays as only the JPPC can. On a more serious note, a moving new arrangement of the "Partisan's Hymn" honors Yom HaShoah.

This performance will be entirely in Yiddish, including commentary. A 48-page program with translations is available for purchase.

When Sunday, December 16, 1:30 p.m.
Where Sholem Aleichem Cultural Center
3301 Bainbridge Avenue (at 208th Street)
(Directions via Google Maps)
Tickets $10, at the door
More JPPC site

June 16: Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus at Merkin Concert Hall, NYC

Binyumen Schaechter, conductor
Seth Weinstein, pianist

The Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus (JPPC) presents "18 Flavors of Jewish Love." A perfect Father's Day celebration: songs of flirtation, longing, nostalgia, passion, and seduction; love both romantic and platonic; love of animate and inanimate objects;
love of ideas and ideals.

The JPPC is a 40-member ensemble praised in The Jewish Week for its "upbeat Broadway bounce." The chorus sings exclusively in Yiddish and captivates the house with its vocal skill and expressive delivery. Conductor Binyumen Schaechter provides engaging and informative introductions to each song, ensuring that this annual spring event is "heymish" even for the Yiddish-challenged. The printed program contains lyrics and full translations.

When Sunday, June 16, 3 p.m.
Where Merkin Concert Hall
129 West 67th Street, New York City
(Directions via Google Maps)
Tickets $40; $30 groups of 10 and more; $25 for students with ID
Available in early March
More JPPC site

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