|Mr. Personality - Mark Nadler at the Piano. Courtesy Photo - Nadler|
MARK NADLER IS SIZZLING!
WHAT CAN YOU SAY ABOUT ENTERTAINER MARK NADLER? Well, for one thing he lights up the Rrazz Room like it’s never been before.
He also dazzles your eyes, and engages your brain with musical prowess. Nadler performs vocal miracles with wonderful lyrics, and haunting music. Get ready for a mini-musical biography. Here are some facts: The evening is all about 1961. Obama was born in 1961. The Mattachine Society was formed in 61. Nadler started performing at the age of five in straight white Clubs like the Kiwanis. He sang, “Life is Simple”, “Ordinary People” and “A Song in French.”
Nadler was born the day that the famed Patsy Kline released “Crazy”. The musical “How To Succeed” opened on Broadway. At the Rrazz Room, he sang a marvelous version of “Crazy”.
Nadler sat mostly at the piano and told us that he was born Oct. 14th because his mother crossed her legs so he wouldn’t be born Fri. the 13th. He laughs – as he tells the audience “I think that’s why i'm gay!"
Another treat for us was the song “I Believe In You” from the wildly successful “How To Succeed.” He continued to keep us on an energy hotline with a medley of 50 hits from “61 holding up numbered cards.
Nadler’s stunning energy gave the room one of the best presentation of “Moon River” that I have ever heard. Everything on the stage involving Nadler is a non-stop adventure with a non-stop sly, delightful and engaging evening.
As a bonus – Nadler brought all his musicians from NY – to SF. He left us with this: “Thought it was nice to hear some real music instead of all that Jazz!” And – indeed he did!
Send a message to the RRazz Room to ask them to bring Nadler back! I will. The show sure does cast a magical spell!
RATING: Four Glasses of Champagne!!!! (highest rating) – trademarked-
(((Lee Hartgrave has contributed many articles to the San Francisco Chronicle Sunday Datebook and he produced and hosted a long-running Arts Segment on PBS KQED)))
COMING UP! "LUCKY STIFF" - THE MUSICAL MURDER MYSTERY FARCE! PRESS OPENING IS ON SEPT. 4TH AT LESHER CENTER IN DOWNTOWN WALNUT CREEK.
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