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Ladies of Flame – SOLD OUT
February 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm$12 – $15
(2/20) Come in from the cold as the Ladies of Flame heat up Maine’s long winter!
The Ladies first gathered in 2010 to perform a program of torch songs to benefit Freeport Community Center’s Burn the Mortgage fund. They’re back this year in their tenth anniversary concert, as hot as ever! Titled Natural Woman – Torch Songs by any other name, their first performance at Cadenza presents additional voices and songs from wistful to powerful. Led this year by music director and accompanist Jane Bradley, the 2020 Ladies of Flame are Lisa Bossi, Katrina Crowell, Johanna DeGrandpre,, Ellen Ebert, Elizabeth Guffey, Janelle LoSciuto, and Janie Downey Maxwell.
Tickets are $12.00 in advance (order here) and $15.00 at the door. A portion of funds raised will go to the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Freeport (ACAF).
About the Ladies
Lisa Bossi – Though currently featured in spontaneous harmonies with her two daughters while emptying the dishwasher, you may have seen Lisa perform in Freeport Community Player’s Radio, MASISTA’s Ladies of Flame and Baby It’s Cole Outside, or Maine State Music Theatre’s variety show fundraiser. In a previous incarnation she was a cast member of San Francisico’s beloved musical Beach Blanket Babylon, which recently ended a record-breaking 45-year run. Touring with that show in London’s West End was a career highlight. Nothing against the dishwasher thing.
Jane Bradley – Jane is well-known to local audiences as a member of Not 2 Sharp. A songwriter, arranger, pianist, and vocalist, Jane is a great addition to the Ladies.
Katrina Crowell – A two-year alum of the beloved Freeport musical production, WFCP Home Time Radio Hour, Katrina brings energy and Motown-loving fun to the stage. Katrina is a lifelong vocalist who has been part of cover bands, original music acts, and solo recording projects since the mid-90’s. This is Katrina’s second year with the Ladies of Flame, and she is pumped to be among talented vocalists and ready to help put on an amazing show.
Johannah DeGrandpre – Johannah has been part of several Ladies of Flame shows and has been in nearly every “episode” or Freeport Players’ WFCP Home Time Radio Hour.
Janie Downey Maxwell – Janie is active with several theater groups in Southern Maine as a director, actor, and singer, and finds great joy in all things theater. She is also a writer, and is leaving the week after this show to travel and write on the road for 7 months. She hopes to see you again from the stage in 2021!
Ellen Ebert – Ellen performs regularly as a member of Not 2 Sharp. She has appeared in Radio and many musicals with Freeport Players. This is her first appearance with Ladies of Flame.
Elizabeth Guffey – Elizabeth has performed in all of the Ladies of Flame concerts, as well as being a regular in Freeport Players’ Radio. She has also performed with Tom Acousti, Pound of Tea, Bob Valyou, and others. Her biggest audience ever was the crowd at Mile High Stadium for an NFL playoff game when she was in college. Ladies of Flame is more fun.
Janelle LoSciuto – Janelle came to Freeport last fall to lead the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Freeport as Executive Director. She is new to Freeport but certainly not new to the stage, musical theater in particular. She has performed with Portland’s Lyric Theatre and others. Janelle teaches voice at her own studio.
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