Singer, Songwriter and Comedienne Christine Lavin in Concert at the Smith Opera House – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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Singer, Songwriter and Comedienne Christine Lavin in Concert at the Smith Opera House

With only an acoustic guitar, a phase sampler (which allows her to create intricate vocal harmonies and technical effects with her voice), and an endless supply of witty anecdote and story, Christine Lavin takes her audience on a wonderful journey.

Singer/songwriter Christine Lavin is scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 20, as part of this season's Wild Women of the World Music Series at the Smith Opera House. Tickets are $13 for adults and $10 for students and seniors.

A one woman entertainment package of theatre, comedy and song, Christine Lavin’s concerts are events, the stage filling with an amazing cast of characters who cross her path in song. But the main character is Lavin herself, the classic modern troubadour and her sweetly skewed genius for making the ordinary in our lives so extraordinarily funny.

As a founding member of The Four Bitchin' Babes, with whom she toured for nine years, it is no wonder that Christine’s concerts have evolved from a strictly musical act into a full entertainment package of music, theatre, and comedy. From the glittery manicures she lavishes on those waiting in the lobby for the “real show” to begin, to a musical finale complete with her famous glow-in-the-dark baton twirling, audiences are drawn to her whimsical and wonderful personality.

A singer/songwriter with a large and loyal following, Christine Lavin has recorded 12 solo albums. Her latest solo album, “Getting In Touch With My Inner Bitch” is now in record stores across the country. Numbers including “Harrison Ford,” “You Look Pretty Good for Your Age” and “Another New York Afternoon” are quintessential Lavin.

With twenty four albums to her credit, she tours annually across the country. She has appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America, CNN, NBC and CBS. She is a multiple award winner, scoring a NAIRD award, two New York Music Awards, four ASAP composer awards and the Kate Wolf Memorial Award. Her songs have been performed by such diverse artists as the Dartmouth Decibelles, The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, D.C., and international chanteuse Andrea Marcovicci rang in the new millennium with Christine’s songs in a performance accompanied by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Christine’s song, “Sensitive New Age Guy” is also part of Joan Micklin Silver’s long-running Off-Broadway production of “A…My Name Will Always Be Alice.”

Songwriters including Dar Williams, Patty Larkin, Dave Van Ronk Cliff Eberhadt, David Wilcox and Cheryl Wheeler recorded a collection of her songs for a two-CD tribute, Big League Babe.

For information on Christine Lavin’s recordings contact www.christinelavin.com

The Smith Opera House is located at 82 Seneca Street in Geneva. Call 315-781-LIVE or toll-free 1-866-355 LIVE for tickets and additional information. The Smith is supported, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, the City of Geneva, the Town of Geneva and by contributions from individual supporters.

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