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Show 1: "A Pocketful of Bing!"

She recognizes that Crosby was the supreme recording artist of the 20th century, and she’s done something coolly entertaining about it … A Pocketful of Bing [looks] long and lovingly at aspects of Der Bingle’s movie and recording career…”

This show celebrates the anniversary of the 100th birthday of Bing Crosby who, according to jazz writer and biographer, Gary Giddens, was “the most influential and successful popular performer in the first half of the 20th century.” "A Pocketful of Bing" features such songs as “Swinging on a Star,” and “Too Ra Loo Ra Loo Ral” (That’s an Irish Lullaby) from Going My Way, a film that earned him an Oscar, “The Road to Morocco” and “Moonlight Becomes You” from The Road to Morocco, and “Accentuate the Positive,” from Here Comes the Waves. Also present are Crosby favorites such as “Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep” and “Brother Can You Spare a Dime?” and, of course, “White Christmas,” from Holiday Inn. With Musical Direction & Arrangements by the late Dick Gallagher.

Show #2: "Everything"

Stewart has a voice to
close your eyes & dream to.”

Mixing popular classics, personal favorites and an affectionate musical tribute to dear friend and collaborator, Dick Gallagher, in a delicious song sampler – “Everything”! - is an engaging collection of standards that Ms. Stewart effortlessly makes her own, with Musical Direction & Arrangements by Don Rebic. Featuring selections from Hoagy Carmichael to Cy Coleman, Berlin to Gershwin, contemporary standards, as well as original work by the late Mr. Gallagher, her song list includes: "You Are My Lucky Star", "Long Ago and Far Away", "The Nearness of You", "White Christmas"/"I’ll Be Seeing You", "You Can Always Count on Me", "Everything", "We Can Be Kind", "The Best Things in Life Are Free", "Our Love Is Here to Stay" and others.

Show #3: "Heart’s Desire"

Simply lovely. That sums up the singer, the songs and the style of Maureen Kelley Stewart’s new sweet-spirited show, “Heart’s Desire”…Radiant and at ease, her blonde hair shining above a simple black dress, Maureen wove together a warm-hearted tapestry of standards, contemporary songs and show classics, performing them with an understanding and affection that connected right to her audience’s hearts.”

A collection of Broadway classics, standards from the Great American Songbook, and contemporary pop songs, “Heart’s Desire” features a unique mix of selections from Charles Strouse, Irving Caesar, Harry Warren, Johnny Mercer, Jason Patrick Brown, Stephen Sondheim, Noel Coward, Amanda McBroom, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Dave Frishberg and others. The song list includes: "But Alive", "I Want To Be Happy", "Moon River", "Stars and the Moon", "I Know Things Now", "In A Bar On The Piccolo Marina", "It Might As Well Be Spring", "I Take My Chances", "I Feel Lucky", "That’s The Way It is", and "Heart’s Desire". Directed by Eric Michael Gillett with Musical Direction/Arrangements by Don Rebic.

notable accolades

Maureen was
featured in the June issue of Cabaret Scenes Magazine

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Maureen is the Winner of the 2008 Manhattan AssocIation of Cabaret and Clubs (MAC) Hanson Award

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Maureen has been featured in The Brooklyn Eagle many times.

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