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SUE MATSUKI AT THE BEECHMAN
“If I would register one complaint, it was that the show was too short – not by my watch, but by my heart. Sue’s delivery and presence is that compelling!”
Stu Hamstra, CabaretHotlineOnline
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SUE MATSUKI AT THE BEECHMAN
I have seen Sue Matsuki perform many times over the past eleven years. As I've said before, and will doubtless have occasion to say again, one of the most gratifying aspects—no, make that greatest pleasures—of covering cabaret over an extended period of time is seeing artists develop and grow, so it is with great pleasure that I can report that Matsuki's new show not only represents her best work to date, it is also one of the finest shows I've seen anyone deliver this year. Working for the first time with director Eric Michael Gillett, and for the umpteenth time with her musical director for the past thirteen years, Gregory Toroian, Matsuki has put together a very intelligent, tight show, with no blah-blah-blah patter and a nice mixture of classics and new discoveries. The most striking element of the evening is the remarkable quality of her interpretations0each based on a chosen point of view and delivered with commitment and a singularity of purpose, devoid of extrane...
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SUE MATSUKI AT THE BEECHMAN
“Full of class, style and beautiful old and new songs.”
John Hoglund, CabaretExchange.com
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SUE MATSUKI AT THE BEECHMAN
“I'm just a new fan writing to say what a WOW Sue Matsuki's show was Saturday night at the Beechman. Sue is in full, calm control of a beautiful, unexpected set of "unusual" tunes and standards. I¹m going to try and put it in a few words: feminine, incredibly tasteful and tasty in every way, extremely entertaining, outstanding singing, and a strong trio that truly supported her beautifully. Her "theme" was simply stated early on; then she let the music, lyrics and subtle acting deliver the goods. And what music....! I never saw Sue before except at an open mic on occasion. I'll be seeing her again!”
What a show in so many ways! I can’t tell you how absolutely floored I was. I’m going to try and put it in words: Feminine, sure, unusual, mature, incredibly tasteful and tasty in every way, extremely entertaining, outstanding singing, a band that understands what accompaniment means (I only count yours and Tony Bennett’s in that catego...
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