“The Cabaret Sessions” – an ongoing series of acoustic musical performances in the Smith Opera House lower-level cabaret – continues on April 10 when singer/songwriter Frankie Leigh takes the stage along with returning artist Keegan O’Malley. Show time is 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m.
A native of West Virginia and the daughter of a seamstress and a coal miner, Frankie Leigh’s first musical influences were her parents playing music around the kitchen table with friends and relatives. When she was 17 she started singing in local taverns and later joined a group called “Wild Nik West.” She now performs with the band “Wildfire.” Recently selected to be a U.S. representative in the 2003 World Championship of Performing Arts, she will soon go to Hollywood to compete with 250 contestants from over 30 countries. With her unique stage presence and her mesmerizing tone you will surely be entranced.
Keegan O’Malley’s debut album, “Return to Innocence,” is a series of saving graces signifying a continuing spiritual journey of an artist in search of meaning, truth, and most of all, himself. He launched this series in March with a sold-out solo concert performance.
Returning to one of the core ideas from the cabaret’s initial conception – that of an intimate coffee house atmosphere with smaller musical acts performing – the theater is dedicating the second Thursday of each month to this project.
Tickets to “The Cabaret Sessions” are $5 each and are on sale at The Smith box office and at Area Records and Music in Geneva. Seating in the cabaret is extremely limited. Coffee and pastries will be available for purchase.
The Smith Opera House is located at 82 Seneca Street in Geneva. Call 315-781-LIVE or toll-free 1-866-355 LIVE for 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.