Phil and Susan

Performers Phil Moriarity and Susan Skemp will perform a variety of musical themes entitled Nostalgia once a month beginning this Sunday, January 13. Each month, the pair will perform a new theme to take audiences back in time to some of the best music and songs of yesteryear. All shows will be performed at Vancouver’s Metro Theatre.
Crooners & Songbirds kicks off the performance series. Phil and Susan will play tribute to and salute singers such as Barbra Streisand, Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Dean Martin, Ella Fitzgerald and Tony Bennett. Songs such as “Lady is a Tramp”, “Fly Me to the Moon”, “Happy Days Are Here Again”, “Come Fly With Me”, “Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf”, “Volare” and others will take you on a journey to the past. A performance filled with fabulous music, witty repartee, and a sing-a-long, Crooners & Songbirds will delight and inspire lovers of the classics.

Following January’s production, performances will include:
Love Songs, February 17
Hurray for Hollywood, March 24
Lerner and Lowe, April 21
50’s and 60’s, May 19
Cole Porter, June 23

Upcoming performances with dates to be announced:
Latin in July
Irving Berlin in August
Gershwins in September
Big Bands in October
Rogers and Hammerstein in November
Merry Christmas in December
Susan Skemp is an inspiring performer whose career has taken her around the globe. She has guest entertained for Princess Cruise Lines, was the female lead at the Diamond Horseshoe at Tokyo Disneyland, and starred in Escandola, a musical revue in Europe.

Susan has worked with the late Bob Fosse, Peter Matz, and Earl Brown. Performances with Bob McGrath on the Variety Telethon and Dal Richards Orchestra have been extremely influential to the vocalist’s career. She’s additionally led a very impressive career in entertainment, producing and starring in “An Evening with Susan Skemp” and singing a live telecast to New York for the Rick Hansen Man in Motion Tour at Expo ’86. She’s had lead roles in the Japanese television series Rice Curry and in the children’s television series Tell-A-Tune-Town, for which she wrote six original songs. She also appeared as a session gospel singer in the Harrison Ford film Fire Wall.
Phil Moriarity began his musical career in Paris, Ontario, later heading west to pursue his love for timeless music. Phil’s solo work and performances with his five piece band are known to leave audiences spellbound. The beloved crooner serenades with a beautifully smooth baritone voice at weddings, parties, corporate events, etc. He’s sung tunes from legendary performers Elvis, Dean Martin, The Beatles and Frank Sinatra. Phil also writes much of his own music.
Together, the duo will travel with their audiences back in time. Embark on a journey with Phil and Susan to the era of jazz, rock ‘n’ roll, and all-time classics.

Nostalgia Concerts at The Metro
Dates: January 13, February 17, March 24, April 21, May 19, June 23, 2 pm
Venue: Metro Theatre, 1370 Marine Drive SW, Vancouver
Tickets: $18.00 each; $180.00 season pass; available online

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