LAKE PLACID - The Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents "An Evening of Cabaret" with Matt Sorensen and Kenney M. Green at 8 p.m. Friday.
It will be a relaxed evening of Broadway show tunes, classic jazz standards, popular oldies and more. From Rogers and Hart, Gershwin and Sondheim to George Benson, Elton John and Josh Groban, there will be a wide array of music. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased by calling the LPCA at 518-523-2512 or visiting LakePlacidArts.org.
Sorensen will offer up a varied selection of tunes, with accompaniment by New York City-based musician, actor and cabaret performer, Kenney M. Green. The program will include selections that span generations including: "Moon River" by Andy Williams; "Build me up Buttercup" by The Foundations; "Get Here" by Oleta Adams; "Over the Rainbow" by Harold Arlen & E.Y. Harburg; "Your Song" by Elton John; "On Broadway" by George Benson; "Being Alive" by Stephen Sondheim; "My Funny Valentine" by Rogers & Hart; "They Can't Take That Away From Me" by Gershwin; "On The Street Where You Live" by Lerner & Lowe; "You're Still You" by Josh Groban; "Stand by Me" by Ben E. King; "I Can See Clearly Now" by Johnny Nash; "My Girl" by The Temptations; and more.
Matt Sorensen (vocals)
A graduate of Saranac Lake High School in the year 2000 and a 2004 graduate of SUNY Potsdam, Matt Sorensen has been working locally and regionally in the arts for over a decade. He is currently in his fifth year as the Box Office Manager at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts.
Sorensen has been a company member of Pendragon Theatre in Saranac Lake since Fall of 2000, where he has appeared as Clown No. 2 in "The 39 Steps," Pirelli in "Sweeney Todd," he played himself in "Completely Hollywood (abridged)," "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)" and "The Complete History of America (abridged)," El Gallo in "The Fantasticks" and Seymour in "Little Shop of Horrors," to name a few. He will next be seen in Pendragon's "The Complete World of Sports (abridged,)" opening on the LPCA stage on Feb. 15.
Sorensen's local directing credits include "Pinocchio" and "Sleeping Beauty" for Pendragon Theatre, as well as "Chicago," "The Sound of Music" and "Fiddler on the Roof" for Community Theatre Players, Inc. In 2012, Sorensen directed his first show at his high school alma mater, "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" and this year will return to direct "Once Upon a Mattress," opening this March.
Kenney M. Green
In 1998, Green moved to New York City to pursue an acting career. As a performer, he has been fortunate enough to travel Europe in The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Ain't Misbehavin', the National tour of Smokey Joe's Caf with Gladys Knight, work with Mr. Marvin Hamlisch as a guest soloist, and perform alongside Liza Minnelli, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Joel Grey and Harolyn Blackwell at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach, Fl. Off-Broadway: Growing Up 70's featuring Barry Williams. Other theatre credits: The Goodbye Girl (Elliot Garfield), Diva Diaries: The Musical (Young Randee Jean), A Chorus Line (Richie), Ain't Misbehavin' (Andre), and Avenue Q (Gary Coleman).
As a musical director, Green recently completed a tour of "Five Guys Named Moe" and musical directing/accompaning for "Jen Brooks: The Musical at the Reprise Room."
Musical direction for shows include "Always, Patsy Cline," "Five Guys Named Moe," "Avenue X," "Pete 'n' Keely," "Hairspray," "The Goodbye Girl," "A Chorus Line," "Little Shop of Horrors," "Aida," "The Last Five Years," "My Catskills Summer," "Forever Plaid," "Nunsense," "Sugar Babies" and "Mame."
As a choreographer, he has had the esteem pleasure of assisting Kimberly Dawn (K.D.) Smith with Broadway Arts Productions on shows like: "A Chorus Line," "Mame," "Nunsense" and "Forever Plaid." Other shows include "Hairspray," "Aida," "Legally Blonde," "Hello Dolly" and more.
Green lives in Manhattan with his partner, composer and vocal coach, A. Michael Tilford.