Author Archives: Rita Gardner

Cabaret Scenes Review: “Each song is brimming with an unwavering honesty that comes from years of experience.”

Rita Gardner
Much More: A Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt Songbook
Laurie Beechman Theatre, NYC, September 25, 2018
Reviewed by Randolph B. Eigenbrode for Cabaret Scenes

“Who better to celebrate the musical Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt and Gardner? And, with an naughty glimmer in her eye, she finds humor at every turn… brimming with an unwavering honesty that comes from years of experience. It’s almost eerie experiencing Jones’ lyrics when Gardner sings them – they are vibrant with an almost on intended perspicacity… constantly engaging… Gardener conjures a weeping willow – strong, even while buffeting in the breeze.“