Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce

Up-Close and Unpredictable

Westfield on Weekends (WOW) has announced the lineup for “WOW! … It’s Cabaret!”  a new musical series featuring professional cabaret artists from New York City, Boston and Western Massachusetts to be held during the coming months in the Great Room of the Westfield Senior Center, 45 Noble Street in Westfield.

Singer/ comedienne Carol O’Shaughnessy will round out the series on Friday, June 2nd with Up-Close and Unpredictable, a show that mixes O’Shaughnessy’s distinctive musical stylings with her comic reflections of the times, spot-on impressions and a roster of zany characters, including “Mama Scugliachi.”

With several awards to her credit including Boston’s “Cabaret Entertainer of the Year,” she has taken her one-woman shows from Town Hall in New York City to Boston’s Jordan Hall, The Regattabar, Scullers Jazz Club and Club Cafe; has appeared with such stars, as Joan Rivers, David Brenner and Pat Cooper; and proved an audience favorite at Piccolo’s, where she performed three times. Ms. O’Shaughnessy will be accompanied by her pianist/arranger Tom LaMark, a respected musician in the Boston area, who has accompanied such notables as Aretha Franklin, Donna Summer and  the Smothers Brothers and has played with such jazz greats as Dizzy Gillespie , Phil Woods and Buddy Rich.   The Tom LaMark Orchestra are frequent performers at The Ritz Boston Common, The Four Seasons Hotel, The Seaport Hotel, The Boston Harbor Hotel, The Copley Plaza and The Taj Boston. 

Ticket and Reservation Information TICKETS HERE

Tickets for the “WOW… It’s Cabaret” series are $25 for an individual show with a series subscription package of all three shows, available for $65. Reservations may be made by calling 413- 579-5967, by visiting Westfield Creative Arts at 105 Elm Street during regular store hours. Tickets can also be purchased below.

Doors will open at 7:15. Coffee and desserts will be available for sale at intermission.

Funding for the series has been provided in part with a grant from the Westfield Cultural Council, a program of the Massachusetts Cultural Council and with the assistance of the Westfield Council on Aging.

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