Fresh from a smashing, sold-out debut at the Boca Black Box, Boca Raton, Florida, dancer-singer-entertainer Judi Mark is pleased to bring her new show, I Feel a Song Coming On to Don’t Tell Mama in the Big Apple. This latest one-woman crowd-pleaser is an intimate tribute to old Broadway and Hollywood, chock-full of classic songs, shimmering dance, and narrative witty, wise and fun.
I Feel a Song Coming On is a nostalgia-filled hour showcasing the best of the Golden Age of stage and cinema. The show spotlights Mark as an entertainer, with song, dance, and breezy monologues and stories creating a charming evening of solid entertainment. Numbers such as “Welcome to My World,” “How Do You Keep the Music Playing?,” “The Letter” and medleys of material pop and past populate this delightfully engaging show. “Each of the songs has its own set-up,” Mark says. “Each recalls the stories of life and show business, and the universal topics that audiences everywhere can relate to.”
Mark’s felt that the preview of I Feel a Song Coming On at the Black Box proved a perfect venue for the show with the intimacy of the space engaging audiences on a very personal level – it’s a connection Mark seeks to replicate at Don’t Tell Mama this month.
Cabaret Hotline characterized I Feel a Song Coming On as a “… a truly exciting and entertaining show!” and Black Box owner Randy Singer effused that “Judi Mark brings class to the Boca Black Box.”
Appearing with Mark is pianist Phil Hinton, Mark’s Music Director and a driving force behind her evolution as a cabaret performer and entertainer. Mark has also worked with the renowned Hubert “Tex” Arnold on her previous show, Dancing Through Life (directed by Jeff Harnar), for which she received raves (“Judi Mark…managed to move both tribute and memoir themes into new territory. For the audience, it was truly something different.” — Bistro Awards.com).
I Feel a Song Coming On plays at Don’t Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, New York, NY on Wednesday, May 24 and Thursday, May 25 at 8 PM. There is a $20 cover charge ($15 for MAC Members) and a two-drink minimum. Cash only. For show reservations, call 212.757.0788 or visit www.donttellmamany.com
Biographical Notes: Judi Mark was born in Chicago to a musical family and was encouraged to express herself creatively. Her dynamic range of training included ballet, modern dance, jazz, theater, voice and piano ,which set the stage for a successful performance career spanning over decades with appearances on television, film, Off-Broadway, concert stage, regional theater, cabaret, and the high seas. She studied with the Martha Graham Dance Company on scholarship and moved to New York. While studying acting with Bill Hickey, she performed in Off-Broadway productions, film, and television. Her vocal studies with many world-renowned professionals based in NYC prepared her for work at dinner theaters, cabarets and distinguished venues such as The Algonquin, The National Arts Club, The Triad, The Laurie Beechman Theatre, The Metropolitan Room, The Iridium, Sweetwater’s, Sign of the Dove, Judy’s Chelsea, Cabaret in the Museum and Florida nightclubs at Les Violins, The Copacabana, and the Konover Hotel.
With a B.S. In Education and work toward an MFA in Dance/Choreography, Judi entered the field of dance education in the late 1980s, becoming a master teacher, creator and curriculum writer of high school sequential dance programs in the NYC public schools. Judi produced over 20 dance concerts, teaching thousands of dance students during her tenure. She was also an adjunct professor at Marymount College and worked as a supervisor of student dance teachers at Hofstra University.