Lynne and Mike are available to perform for your corporate, charity, or educational group. Their shows featuring the great American Songbook invariably bring audiences to their feet. Lynne and Mike offer the following, award-winning shows:
1. "Our Love Is Here To Stay"
A memorable tribute to George & Ira Gershwin, their life and times, their unforgettable songs, featuring their timeless standards, novelty tunes and Lynne & Mike's stunning "Porgy and Bess" medley. Lynne and Mike's performances of the Gershwin show in Los Angeles prompted a major essay by noted musician and author, Steve Allen, portions of which are re-printed in this web site. This show is available on Lynne & Mike new CD, "Gershwin."
2. "Demons and Dreamers"
Stephen Sondheim and Oscar Hammerstein II created astonishing lyrics. Hammerstein was Sondheim's first teacher. Yet, Hammerstein's "realistic optimism" stands in fascinating contrast to Sondheim's darker view of the world. As Lynne & Mike's narrative says, "With Hammerstein, you love, you lose and maybe you pine a little; With Sondheim, you love, you lose...and maybe you go insane!" Featuring the unique, Jackson and Palter interplay of the songs of these brilliant lyricists, "Demons and Dreamers" offers what one critic called "an evening of sublime joy and insight."
3. "Lorry, the Tragedy and Triumph of Lorenz Hart."
On his deathbed, Lorenz Hart cried, "What have I lived for?" Lynne and Mike explore the Odyssey of the man who has been described as "America's greatest lyricist." From his fledgling productions at Columbia University to his monumental collaborations with Richard Rodgers, Lynne and Mike explore Hart's unique wit, his acerbic view of love and his ability to transcend the sadness of his life and to create some of the most piercingly beautiful lyrics of American popular music.
4. " Puttin' On The Ritz: Irving Berlin's America"
Richard Rodgers, as the story goes, was asked by a young man, "Mr. Rodgers, is it true that Irving Berlin was the father of American popular music?" Rodgers immediately replied, "No, that's not true. Irving Berlin IS American popular music!" Arguably, the greatest composer-lyricist in the history of American popular music, Irving Berlin defined entire generations with his songs. >From his first hit, "Alexander's Ragtime Band," to his unmatched succession of standards over five decades, Berlin "broke the rules of songwriting" while creating an unparalleled catalogue of memories. Lynne & Mike's televised Berlin concert, featuring the great Jim Repa on saxophone and flute, earned the "Women In Cable Television Award."
5. "Our Favorite Melodies and Lyrics"
This acclaimed show offers a heart-warming distillation of Lynne and Mike's favorite songs, from the breathtaking majesty of Jerome Kern's "All The Things You Are" to the best of Dorothy Fields, Rodgers, Hart and Hammerstein...including their signature rendition of "San Francisco"/"I'll Be Seeing You" and their unforgettable "How Do You Keep The Music Playing." This show reinforces the words of R.C. Smith, music critic and scholar, who described Lynne and Mike as "An American Resource."
6. " 'LUV/SHMUV' ", The Joys and Aggravations of Love!"
A departure from Lynne & Mike's "usual", solo performances, this newly created show co-stars Dave and Melissa Mackay in a often hilarious romp through the thickets of love and marriage. In the words of Morgan Ames, noted Los Angeles producer, "If you want to laugh, cry, hear superb musicianship and see what life-long romance looks like all at the same time, then go see 'LUV/SHMUV.'"
All of the above shows run approximately one and one half hours, including a fifteen minute intermission.
For direct booking, please contact:
The Cabaret Consortium