Grey Lynn local Linn Lorkin went to New York on a three-week transit visa in 1977, fell into piano-bar work and stayed eight years.
Interweaving song and story and unfolding like a Broadway musical, Hey, Piano Bar Lady! tells the fascinating tale of her adventures in the Big Apple as she progresses from down-town $20-a-night gigs to up-town’s swanky ivories with stops along the way for marriage, divorce and a baby. This original show was selected as one of the Picks of the Festival at Edinburgh Fringe 2012 and won Best Cabaret at the world’s largest solo show festival, United Solo, New York in 2013. It featured at Auckland Writers Festival 2018 in a sold-out performance.
"A love letter to a life filled with adventure … manages to be funny and poignant, Lorkin’s captivating performance exuding the timelessness of a brilliant performer.” * * * * The List UK.
"Fabulous style…a cross between Victoria Wood and Edith Piaf.” * * * * Musical Theatre Matters UK.
Artworks Theatre, Oneroa, Waiheke on Friday 7 August & Saturday 8 August @ 7.30 pm. The third show is on Sunday 9am – 2 pm. The final shows of the series will be held at TAPAC, Western Springs on Saturday 22 August 7.30pm and Sunday 23 August @ 2 pm.
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