Amy Friedl Stoner is back at Opus with the show that NYC’s Gerry Geddes called, “…one of the most stylish, assured, intelligent, entertaining New York Cabaret debut’s I’ve had the please to witness.” Amy will be joined onstage by her acclaimed music director, Rick Jensen. “Dreamchaser” is a look at life – with the love of music leading the way – through the songs of Billy Joel, Cole Porter, Jason Robert Brown and more. Interwoven through the music are stories of her experiences in New York, both onstage and off.
Directed by the award-winning Lina Koutrakos (NYC), Amy debuted ”Dreamchaser“ at The Metropolitan Room in NYC in 2017, then went on to perform it in St. Louis and again back in New York at Don’t Tell Mama’s in 2018. Amy is thrilled to finally bring this show home to Cedar Rapids.
“Amy Friedl Stoner has shown up on the cabaret scene as a confident, classy performer…” – Chris Struck, Cabaret Scenes Magazine
Singer, songwriter, recording producer and musical-director Rick Jensen is an 8 time M.A.C. award winner and 2 time Backstage Bistro Award recipient. He is a recipient of a lifetime achievement award from A.S.C.A.P. honoring his work as a songwriter. Rick’s original song “Go Ahead And Dream” is featured in the movie “That’s What I Am” staring Ed Harris. He is currently staring in his own show “60 Years In 60 Mins” which has been performed in St Louis and in New York. He has played for and provided musical direction and arrangements for countless theater and cabaret artists for over 40 years. Rick was known early in his career for his collaboration with cabaret legend Nancy LaMott. His CD of original songs, Spring Harvest, is available on Itunes and Amazon. You can also listen at Soundcloud.