Accordionist and Broadway performer Mary Spencer Knapp introduces her one-woman musical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's The Nightingale. Half narrated and half sung to accordion accompaniment, children of all ages will delight in the dynamic tale of a little bird with a unique musical gift and her relationship to a powerful emperor.
Mary Knapp is a Brooklyn-based multi-instrumentalist, composer, actor and educator. She made her Broadway debut in 2016 in the Tony-award winning show Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 and is founder of Toot Sweet, an original cabaret soul project and 2014 Deli Magazine Artist of the Month. Mary has toured South and Central America as accordionist for Dominican singer Irka Mateo and performs regularly in New York City with Cumbia River Band, a traditional Colombian dance band. She is a certified Music Together teacher and runs her own curriculum of keyboard, voice and ukulele classes at various locations in Brooklyn. Mary graduated from Bard College with a B.A. in voice and piano.
Children of all ages and their families welcome.
Please be advised, doors will be closed promptly upon the start of the program. No late admittance.
This program is presented in collaboration with PLG Arts and is made possible by a grant from the Charles H. Revson Foundation.