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Contact: Eric Fancher, CSA Founder



September 23, 2015



CLEVELAND, OH…Cleveland Stage Alliance (CSA) presents “From Cleveland With Love: The Songs of 007,” at Vosh Lakewood on Sunday, November 8, 2015 at 7 PM and at the Bop Stop, now part of the Cleveland Music Settlement, on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 8 PM.

The songs of the James Bond franchise have often become as celebrated in popular culture as the films themselves.  Ranging from Paul McCartney’s rock anthem “Live and Let Die” to Carly Simon’s understated “Nobody Does It Better” and Shirley Bassey’s iconic “Goldfinger” to Adele’s Academy Award winning “Skyfall.” Some of Northeast Ohio’s top talent comes together for two nights to perform new and familiar arrangements of the classic tunes accompanied by a live band. The concerts occur the same week as the highly anticipated release of the newest James Bond film, Spectre.

“From Cleveland With Love: The Songs of 007” is the third offering in CSA’s new concert series that celebrates various beloved aspects of pop culture in a festive evening of song.  Following the current trend set in New York by such popular series’ as “Broadway Sings,” “54 Sings” and others, “CSA Presents…” will utilize a rotating cast of local talent to perform material outside of the musical theater canon, with a theatrical flair!

The concert is produced by CSA founder Eric Thomas Fancher and local actor/director Joanna May Hunkins, and music directed by Lawrence Wallace. Fancher has appeared onstage at Ensemble Theatre, Lakeland Civic Theatre, Blank Canvas Theatre and most recently at Cain Park. Hunkins is the associate director of The Musical Theater Project and just directed the critically acclaimed production of Godspell at Cain Park.  Wallace has music directed at Near West Theatre, Blank Canvas Theatre and True North Cultural Arts.

Singers appearing in “From Cleveland With Love: The Songs of 007” include Amiee Collier (Next to Normal at Lakeland Civic Theatre), Kelcie Nicole Dugger (Children of Eden at Near West Theatre), Neely Gevaart (A Carol For Cleveland at Cleveland Playhouse), Natalie Green (Beauty and the Beast at Beck Center), Darryl Lewis (Caroline Or Change at Karamu Theatre), Colleen Longshaw (Hairspray at Porthouse Theatre), Sara Masterson (The Secret Garden at Great Lakes Theatre), Kate Leigh Michalski (Twelfth Night at Ensemble Theatre), Jessica Cope Miller (I Love You Because at Playhouse Square), Pat Miller (Bat Boy at Blank Canvas Theatre), Nicole Sumlin (Civil War Christmas at Dobama Theatre), Malik Victorian (Smokey Joe’s Café at Cain Park), Jonathan Walker White (Big Fish at True North Cultural Arts) and Matthew Wright (There is a Happiness that Morning Is at Cleveland Public Theatre).  Fancher and Hunkins will also perform and co-host the evenings.

Vosh Lakewood is located at 1414 Riverside Drive in Lakewood.  General admission is $20. Tickets for Sunday, November 8th are available through the Vosh Lakewood website at http://www.VoshClub.com.

The Bop Stop is located at 2920 Detroit Ave on the near west side of Cleveland and is owned and operated by the Cleveland Music Settlement.  General admission is $15. All bar proceeds go toward music scholarships. Tickets for Wednesday, November 11th are available through the Bop Stop website at http://www.TheMusicSettlement.org.

ABOUT CLEVELAND STAGE ALLIANCE – Founded in 2013, The Cleveland Stage Alliance is an organization dedicated to providing theatergoers with up-to-date information regarding any and all locally produced theatre in the Northeast Ohio region.  It also provides reviews and audition information.  For more information, please visit www.ClevelandStageAlliance.com.

To schedule an interview with Eric Thomas Fancher or Joanna May Hunkins, please call 440-241-8904 or e-mail CleveStage@gmail.com.