Aerosol scientists suggest that singing is an activity associated with an increased risk of audience exposure to the SARS-CoV2, the virus that causes COVID-19. In order to minimize that risk, the singers in shows presented at Blue Strawberry starting this August will all perform from as far upstage as possible. Our stage is 10 feet deep, and they will perform at the very back of the stage next to the wall. Supporting musicians will all be masked. We will also pull back our front row of seats 4 feet from the lip of the stage. This will create at least 12 feet of space between the singer and the front row of audience members. We have also reduced our inside capacity from 100 to fewer than half that number.
Home(sick) for the Holidays
Rick Jensen, Music Director
Thursday, December 28 at 8:00pm
Katie McGrath shares the conflict of loving life in Manhattan but missing her St. Louis family, friends, landmarks and holiday traditions, including her indoor caroling party of 20 years. She tells her story using songs from the Great American Songbook, pop, rock and Christmas hymnals. Merry Keller and Bob Becherer are her special guests. All proceeds will be donated to the St. Louis difference-making non-profit Pianos for People.
"Katie McGrath has pursued, captured, and pretty much perfected cabaret performance." Gerry Geddes, Bistro Awards
"A perfect blend of laughter and tears delivered by a singer who is now a master of her art...powerfully genuine stage presence...her singing had the immediacy and emotional truth that is at the heart of cabaret performance." - Chuck Lavazzi, Cabaret Scenes
"McGrath is genuine, engaging, comedic, sings from the heart and cherishes the lyric! What a pure pleasure to have been in the same room with Katie, whose NYC debut was as good as they come!"- Scott Barbarino, NitelifeExchange
“When was the last time you saw a gal walk into a room looking like a fashion model (Cheryl Tiegs in the day); then sing like an angel and deliver one-liners like a stand-up comic?” Sue Matsuki, Cabaret Hotspot