STOCKBRIDGE, MA – Beloved Berkshire duo – Ron Ramsay (piano & vocals) & Samantha Talora (vocals) are again joined by popular musicians, Eileen Markland on violin and Charlie Tokarz on woodwinds for what will be a joyful, nostalgic journey through their songbook, dotted with laughter and tears on each twist and turn.
Two performances of Anything Goes Cabaret on Saturday, September 10th at 4pm and 6pm at Naumkeag in Stockbridge features songs from various genres, where quite literally – anything goes! Popular and well-loved songs such as You’ve Got a Friend, and Summertime blended with lesser known gems like I Got it From Agnes and I Can Cook Too, blend together for a show packed with humor, wit and sentiment. This ensemble delivers storytelling, humorous anecdotes (and just the right amount of schmaltz,) in a gorgeous Berkshire setting.
Naumkeag is located at 5 Prospect Hill Rd, in Stockbridge, MA. Tickets are $35.00 each for members of the Trustees and $45.00 for non-members. Ticket price includes one beverage. Additional beverages and light fare are also available for purchase. Tickets can be reserved by visiting Naumkeag’s website at https://tickets.thetrustees.org/calendar/6307c218cfd9e6491d043b89?view=list For more information about Talora & Ramsay, please visit www.samandron.com.
Location: Naumkeag – The Trustees – 5 Prospect Hill Rd. Stockbridge, MA 01262
Time: First Show – 4:00pm / Second Show – 6:00pm – Run time is approx. 80 minutes
Cost: $36.00 per person (Members of Trustees) / $45 per person (Non-members)
Event Date: Saturday, September 10, 2022
Contact Persons: Samantha Talora – 413-221-6412 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Description: Outdoor (weather permitting) Cabaret in a bucolic Berkshire setting featuring piano, vocals, violin and woodwinds performing songs from the Broadway, American standard and contemporary repertoire. In the case of inclement weather, event will be canceled.
Talora & Ramsay’s eclectic music series, spanning a wide array of genres, has delighted audiences with special programs such as “A Sondheim Trilogy, Parts I, II & III,” Affairs of the Heart and The Chairman. These, along with their popular holiday programs for Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Christmas (and more), have quickly become the ideal destination for a romantic date night, or a fun night with family and friends. Since 2015, you’ve seen them with Berkshire Scenic Railway on Saturday Night Cabaret Trains, running the summer season and popular holiday trains on Saturdays in December. For more details and to check in for Sam & Ron’s upcoming Holiday Train rides (Saturdays in December) can be found at www.berkshiretrains.org. With passionate performances, and witty storytelling, this pair will make you laugh and cry and always leave you wanting more!
Ron Ramsay is a singer & pianist of Standards, Broadway, and folk repertoire as well as a sought after music director and coach for vocal techniques and song interpretation.
After attending the Mannes & Manhattan school of Music in NYC he built a career in Manhattan performing on major NY Stages and such venues as Feinstein’s, The Rose Room at Lincoln center, the Algonquin, Weill Recital Hall.
Ron was also the creator of the Berkshire Cabaret & Dinner Theater in the Mansion on the grounds of the former DeSisto Estate in Stockbridge MA. He has performed locally in the Berkshires at Williamstown Theater Festival, Colonial Theater & Tanglewood.
He performs regularly at Canyon Ranch and Naumkeag and just portrayed Daddy Cane in the
Concert Version of Bright Star in Shelburne, VT where he also served as Music Supervisor.
He is also the Music Director at St Ann Church in Lenox and teaches piano and voice.
Samantha Talora is a vocalist and cabaret artist whose repertoire ranges from standards of the Great American Songbook to Broadway to Blues to Classical. Talora studied theater, voice and received a B.S. in Arts Administration from Wagner College in New York. She has travelled and performed in various venues throughout the United States, including the Isaac Stern Auditorium at New York’s famed Carnegie Hall and has loved performing nues including at gorgeous venues in the Berkshires, including Canyon Ranch, Ventfort Hall, Naumkeag, The Red Lion Inn, Kimball Farms, The Colonial Theater and Barrington Stage Co.
Eileen Markland violinist, fiddler, cellist, vocalist, and tin whistler is seasoned performer, composer and a trained Suzuki music educator. With a beautiful violin tone, precise pitch, accuracy and technique, an avant-garde sensibility and solid multi genre expertise including Celtic, Classical, Bluegrass, Gypsy, Jazz, Kirtan and improvisation in any style, her playing is soulful, dynamic, unique and inspired. She has recorded and performed with numerous artists including Adam Michael Rothberg, Mary Verdi, Amy Collins, Bert Marshall, Michael Junkins, Shadowland, Rakish Paddy, The Kelly Boys, Ravin’ Mavens, Gypsy Jazz Ambassadors, Mood Swing, Morrighan’s Flight, Acoustic Soul Sky, Flight, Father Son and Friends and many more. She is a Berklee trained composer and arranger, specializing in music accompanying visual media.
Charlie Tokarz plays saxophone, flute, and clarinet. He has been a pit band musician at the Colonial Theatre, Barrington Stage, Arena Stage, and school productions for many shows. He has performed for silent film at MassMoca and the Museum of the Moving Image with Donald Sosin. An interest in many styles of music has resulted in recordings of free improvisation for film with Vyz, Klezmer with Paul Green, and Kirtan with Ned Leavitt and Wah at Kripalu and the Omega Institute. He has done concerts in NYC for the American Tap Dance Foundation. He teaches at Hotchkiss School, Berkshire School and the Steiner School.