- October 27, 2017
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
“Wendy Scherl: New SCHERL in Town”
In 2015, after an eighteen year hiatus, New York born vocalist ( and Northwestern alum) Wendy Scherl re-entered to the world of cabaret with her highly acclaimed solo show, What Do You Do All Day. Its success led to a string of notable singing appearances in various New York clubs, culminating in Wendy’s triumph as the first runner up in the 2016 MetroStar search at the city’s famed Metropolitan Room. This past June, Wendy returned to the Metropolitan Room to unveil her critically acclaimed new show, “New SCHERL in Town.” Directed by Barry Kleinbort, with musical direction by Christopher Denny, “New SCHERL in Town” gives Wendy the chance to explore a wide range of musical emotions as she continues her journey of self-discovery and acceptance… sharing the things she’s learned along the way, admitting the things she STILL has to learn, and confirming some of the things that she believes matter most. Musical selections include her maiden foray into the realm of standards from the Great American Songbook by Jerome Kern and Irving Berlin, alongside smatterings of Bob Dylan, David Yazbek, and William Finn. There are also a handful of rarities from writers as diverse as Rusty Magee, Marvin Hamlisch and Moose Charlap. All of these selections are filtered through Wendy’s warmly expressive vocal stylings (what Broadwayworld referred to as “a soaring, laser sharp alto”) her winning rapport with an audience and her gift for musical communication. For those of you who thought you knew the “old” Wendy Scherl, especially from her Windy City days, “New SCHERL in Town” should bring fresh perspective to those perceptions.
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