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Join us for our MAY Spotlight Cabaret
"Simply Sondheim" on Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 8pm in the High Gravity Lounge at Allentown Brew Works. (Doors Open at 7:30PM)  Only $5.

Our talented featured performers will be singing songs written by one of Broadway's most prolific composers and lyricists - Stephen Sondheim.

As always after our featured performers we will open the floor and microphone to our guests at our open mic portion of the evening.  We have more than thirty songbooks to choose from or you can bring your own sheet music.  We also have a raffle at each Spotlight Cabaret to raise money to support our special programs designed to help children with autism and special needs through music, drama, and dance.

Featured performers:

Amber Kerestes*
Nina Elias*
Ryan Kelly
Mim Paquin*
Christine Hjorth
Carlos Barrera


Co-Hosts: Kirsten Rani Almeida & Janis Greim
Accompanist: Oliver Blatt

Coming up in JUNE


IT’S SHOWTIME will feature some of the area's best high school junior and senior vocalists accompanied by Nate Diehl.  The Spotlight Cabaret is the area's premier cabaret and open mic piano bar.  Since part of our mission is to increase arts in education we are offering a wonderful opportunity for local high school juniors and seniors to sing at the June Spotlight Cabaret for a chance to win the top prize of $250 for seniors and $100 for juniors. The evening will be adjudicated by industry professionals who have appeared on Broadway, in films, operas and on TV. 

Event details: Thursday, June 7, 2012 8PM Allentown Brew Works High Gravity Lounge. $10

If you or someone you know owns a company and would like to advertise in the program that evening to help underwrite the scholarships, please contact Kirsten Rani Almeida at 484-809-9228 or email.


We have officially kicked off the Kickstarter campaign for Poppy & The Magic Tutu.  We need to raise $3,000 to build 5 original costumes from scratch, a portable set that can easily be transported from venue to venue, sound equipment, and more.  I hope you will consider visiting our Kickstarter page so we can make this dream a reality!

Featured Performer of the Month....

A budding star, Carlos Barrera put on concerts in the backseat of the family car during long car rides.  It wasn't until his junior year in high school until he really 'found' his voice.  His ever supportive family travels hours to see Carlos perform in anything and everything...sometimes to 4 or 5 performances of the same show.  He says "the funniest part is that no one else in my family sings.  So it is quite a mystery where my ability comes from!"

Carlos draws inspiration from some of the greatest music legends in history; Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole and of course ol' blue eyes, Frank Sinatra.  He also has a fondness for more contemporary vocalists like Michael Buble and Harry Connick, Jr. who are trying to bridge the gap between yesterday and today.  He admits that although he loves listening and singing the songs of the original 'crooners' his iPod "has quite a diverse mix of music with everything from R&B, Rock, Showtunes, Oldies, Standards, Hip Hop, Classical, and World Music." He also adds "since I have such an ecclectic view on music the only things that bother me are when the country is too twangy, the metal is too heavy, and the rap is too gangstery!"

Although Carlos has a limited theatrical resume, he does have aspirations of performing professionally in regional theaters and even bigger stages.  Who knows maybe he'll open for Michael Buble. [He] "puts on a great show and it would be amazing to open for him!"

Carlos has a degree in architecture and says no matter what, if he couldn't sing anymore, he would have to do something creative.  "Possibly a future career in voice over acting or even an announcer at the thoroughbred racetrack."

One of the coolest things about Carlos besides being a genuinely amazing person is his ability to redesign your home.  A singing architect...maybe he'll have a hit show on HGTV someday: REDESIGN:THE MUSICAL!  Until then, Carlos is happy to continue peforming with Star of the Day Event Productions Spotlight Cabaret.   "It has really opened up new performance opportunities in the Lehigh Valley.  I'm really excited to see where this next year takes me and what other great new experiences unfold.  No matter what, I want to be onstage performing!"

Well, Carlos, we are delighted to have you with us!   I hope everyone will take the time to join us on Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 8 PM at the Allentown Brew Works to see 'Simply Sondheim' featuring six wonderful vocalists including our performer of the month: Carlos Barrera!


Star of the Day Event Productions Private Studio offers private lessons in singing, acting, and audition preparation for individuals ages 10 and older.  We offer half hour and hour sessions at affordable rates.

The instructor, Kirsten Rani Almeida, is a graduate of Wagner College. She is a professional performer who has given more than 80 performances in 40 productions in 41 states. She toured the country with the Omaha Theater Company, has appeared Off-Broadway, on television and in independent film. She has also appeared as a guest artist with the Newark Boys Chorus and Triad Ensemble. Some of her students have appeared on Broadway, in national tours as well as in national commercials.  Her background in theater and music is infused in all her teaching along with her passion for the arts, sense of humor and strong work ethic.

For rates and availability please contact or 732-322-1298 or visit out website.

Children's Birthday Party Entertainment

Our children’s birthday party entertainment is top-notch from start to finish.  We employ professional performers in the industry from New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.  We have several popular themes to pick from or we will work with you to  customize the birthday to meet the needs of the birthday boy or girl.  We can also recommend reputable vendors for your other party needs: cakes, décor, etc.


Super Dance Party
Garden Fairy Tea Party
Custom Themes
Call 484-809-922 or email for info visit our website for more details.
Receive $50 off  your first birthday booking with Star of the Day Event Productions.  Coupons can be used with any package.  Coupons can only be used when event is paid in full.  Cannot be redeemed for cash.   Expires 12/31/2012


ON October 4 & 5, 2012, Star of the Day Event Productions will be teaming up with Turning Point of Lehigh Valley to raise money for victims of domestic abuse.  We will be presenting 'A My Name is Alice' a vignette musical packed with sass and class and wonderful songs all about powerful, strong women.  DINNER & SHOW - TWO PERFORMANCES ONLY - SILENT AUCTION - SEVEN FABULOUS SINGERS at the Allentown Brew Works!

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