The Roost Lounge Presents: Optimistic Voices featuring Mary Callanan & Brian Patton. This one-hour virtual cabaret will take place on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 7:00 PM Pacific. Mary Callanan and pianist Brian Patton have worked together on and off for 35 years. They have performed cabarets in Boston, New York, Provincetown, and on cruise ships. They will perform songs “It’s A Most Unusual Day,” “I Love Being Here with You,” and “Sing Happy,” on CVRep’s virtual stage. Register for this free event at cvrep.org.

Callanan and Patton are currently performing a weekly Facebook live program titled “Tipsy Tuesday” that has hundreds of viewers each week. Callanan first appeared on Broadway in the 2012 revival of Annie. She also played Rosie in the closing company of Mamma Mia! and originated the role of Jean Ann Ryan in the Tony-winning Bandstand.

Patton is an accomplished pianist and arranger, having done all the arrangements for the vocal groups 16 & Savoy and At the Movies. He has accompanied Marilyn Maye and Jackie Hoffman and led Joan Rivers’ onstage band during her later Boston appearances.

To continue CVRep’s mission of providing educational, entertaining and thought-provoking presentations, CVRep is offering Theatre Thursdays, a weekly, virtual entertaining and learning opportunity. All presentations are offered via Zoom to observe social distancing guidelines.

Next week, Glenn Rosenblum will return to CVRep’s virtual stage with an all-new Broadway Showstoppers with Classic Moments Part II Join him for this uplifting presentation that will explore more classic moments on Broadway. Register in advance for this free one-hour, virtual event at cvrep.org.

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