THE SCREENING ROOM: Rebecca Naomi Jones, Allison Case and More Sing Music of Grace McLean, Zoe Sarnak and Kacie Sheik
By Michael Gioia
Joe's Pub presented The Music of Grace McLean, Zoe Sarnak and Kacie Sheik, a concert featuring the music of songwriters Grace McLean, Zoe Sarnak and Kacie Sheik, Nov. 4 at 7 PM. Here are highlights from the evening.
Performers included Allison Case (Hands on a Hardbody), Rebecca Naomi Jones (Murder Ballad), Blake Daniel (Spring Awakening), Taylor Noble (A Lasting Impression), Phoebe Strole (Spring Awakening), Whitney Winfield (Shrek), McLean and Sheik.
McLean performs with her band Grace McLean and Them Apples and is currently composing music for a performance piece about 12th-century German mystic Hildegard von Bingen. She also performs in Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812.
Sarnak wrote the book, music and lyrics for The Quad, developed and performed at Harvard’s Loeb Experimental Theatre. Sarnak has four full-length musicals in development, including Mixtape, PainLess and A Lasting Impression.
Sheik's performing credits include Hair, We Will Rock You and February House and is working on her new EP of songs, which will be released in the upcoming year.
"Bottle a Jack" (Zoe Sarnak) - Grace McLean, Kacie Sheik and Whitney Winfield:
"Gazelle" (Grace McClean) – Grace McLean:
"Unfold" (Zoe Sarnak) - Taylor Noble, Kacie Sheik & Allison Case:
"Enough" (Kacie Sheik) - Kacie Sheik & Allison Case:
"Absolutely Nobody" (Grace McClean) – Grace McClean:
"That's How You Know" (Zoe Sarnak) - Allison Case, Blake Daniel, Whitney Winfield, Phoebe Strole and Kacie Sheik:
"The First Verb" (Grace McClean) - Grace McLean, Rachael Duddy, Taylor Noble:
"If Your Child" (Zoe Sarnak) - Rebecca Naomi Jones:
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