A WINDOW INTO OUR HEARTS
A nostalgic journey back into the 1940s -Chicago Sun Times "A Window Into Our Hearts" is a nostalgic journey back to the time of WWII-when radio was essential, romance was challenged, and music sustained us. The show is performed cabaret style, in period dress, with old time radio sounds playing before the show to get the audience in the mood. Actual announcements and commercials are featured during the show, intertwined with tunes from the War, 1939-1945. Patter is used to introduce some of the tunes, and then sharing some of the reasons for choosing them. The actual show is approximately one hour in length. Besides piano accompaniment, the show is also available with a background CD and an optional powerpoint presentation while the show is running.
Pegi Johns is a seasoned and versatile vocalist who provides exceptional and affordable musical entertainment. Her charm and her excellent vocal ability creates an atmosphere filled with relaxation and charm of easy listening with a stylish twist. When you have Ms. Johns entertaining you, you will be enchanted by her natural, effortless ability to connect to each song's story and move an audience. This is her key to being a creator of returning audiences. Ms. Johns' Classy Cabaret shows take you through to the period of style and intimacy. Her shows bring you tunes from the 20's up to modern times and they are custom-tailored to the audience. The shows can be performed live with live musicians or with a backing track CD.
Classy Cabaret shows include:
A Salute to the Great Men and Women of Song
The Big Band Era - World War II
with music by such composers as:
Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Rogers/ Hart, Rodgers/ Hammerstein, Marvin Hamlisch, Stephen Sondheim, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and Clause-Michael Schonberg
and artists such as:
Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Garland, Peggy Lee, Rosemary Clooney, Andrew Sisters, Patsy Cline, Barbra Streisand, Bette Midler, Linda Ronstadt, Whitney Houston, Natalie Cole, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Billy Joel, Elvis Presley, Neil Diamond, Perry Como, Johnny Mathis, Stevie Wonder, Michael Bolton, and many more.