March 23, 2019 11:30 am
Children of all ages will delight in The Nightingale, a dynamic tale of a little bird with a unique musical gift and her relationship to a powerful emperor. Broadway alum and indie accordionist-chanteuse Mary Spencer Knapp will premiere the ensemble version of her original musical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s wonderful tale, featuring Ms. Knapp as narrator and singer, Teagan Taylor on trumpet & vocals, Doug Berns on bass & vocals, Sean Salant on guitar and Ethan Meyer on percussion.
Mary Spencer Knapp is a PLG-based multi-instrumentalist, composer, actor, and budding filmmaker. She made her Broadway debut in 2016 in the Tony-award winning show Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 and is founder of Toot Sweet, an original cabaret soul project. Mary has toured South and Central America as accordionist for Dominican singer Irka Mateo and performs regularly with Cumbia River Band, a traditional Colombian dance band. She is a certified Music Together teacher and runs her own curriculum of songwriting, voice, and ukulele classes in Brooklyn and Manhattan.