Piano Bar Night @SAC with Jim Merillat
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1 | 7-9 PM | $15 ($10 for Friends of SAC)
Join us as we continue our new piano bar series with all of your favorite Broadway tunes and a new accompanist/host-in-residence, Jim Merillat. Come sing along with the seasoned NYC piano bar veteran and don’t hesitate to make requests…he plays them all!
The first Friday of the month SAC will once again transform into an East End version of your favorite NYC piano bar – Marie’s Crisis, Don’t Tell Mama’s, The Duplex, Brandy’s. Whether you are a singer or just a lover of musicals, you won’t want to miss these enjoyable evenings of showtunes and socializing!
Do you have requests? Email email@example.com with songs you would like Jim to play!
Admission includes wine and other refreshments.
About James Merillat:
James Merillat (Jim) has worn many theatrical and musical hats in his day, finally ending up as a “showtune piano player” at the world famous Marie’s Crisis Café in the heart of Greenwich Village, New York City. An award-winning composer, Jim has been working professionally in the theatre since college, as a perfomer, writer, teacher and musician. He was an adjunct faculty member in the Drama Department at Catholic University in Washington D.C. for five years. Jim studied under Lehman Engel and Maury Yeston in the BMI Workshop for Musical Theatre composers and lyricists. On and off Broadway, he has worked with a variety of interesting people, including Jason Robards, Bernard Hughes, José Quintero, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Judith Ivey, Keene Curtis, Sally Kirkland and Edward Norton. He has been a keynote speaker and led workshops around the country for various theatre conferences. Jim was the winner of the first Bernice Cohen ASCAP Musical Theatre Workshop Award. His musical, WONDERLAND HIGH, licensed through Music Theatre International (MTI) has been performed around the world – this past summer, Jim and his writing partner, Jesse David Johnson, traveled to Aberdeen, Scotland to see a production of the show. As a musical director, James has worked with school and community groups around the country, including the award-winning Riverdale Children’s Theatre in New York City. James is a proud member of ASCAP and the Dramatist’s Guild. His mother always said she loved watching him play the piano… we’ll assume she’s happy now.
FUTURE DATE: Friday, December 6, 7-9 PM
Practice your drawing skills in this three-session series with artist Linda Capello. Participants will practice drawing a live model through gesture sketches and longer duration observation. All skill levels are welcome, ages 16+. The classes will take place in our spacious theater allowing for ample physical distancing. Faces masks required.
As much as we look forward to spending time with you at our annual SummerFest celebration and gala, current government restrictions prohibit us from gathering in large groups. This year calls for a new approach. As such, we are taking this moment to honor, recognize and thank SAC’s most cherished and loyal friends by introducing our 2020 Patrons Circle. In lieu of supporting our annual Summerfest Gala, we invite past SummerFest supporter and longtime friends of SAC to join our new 2020 Patrons Circle. Your contribution will allow us to continue SAC’s year-round programming and serve as a critical economic driver that will lead this community out of these unsure times. Additionally, in return for your support or $10,000 or above, you will receive: - Two or Four seats to an intimate Appreciation Dinner to be held on Friday, August 21 in SAC’s Caesar Garden ($10,000/$25,000) - Recognition on summer 2020 Patrons Circle Wall inside SAC’s front gallery - Free admission to all SAC events this summer - A private tour of SAC’s Summer Exhibition 2020 VISION, in partnership with the New York Academy of Arts - Satisfaction in knowing that your contribution will significantly support this organization and our community during these challenging times