Thursday January 14, 2016 7:30 p.m.
Don Quixote’s, Felton CA
$15 In Advance/$18 At The Door
Roy Zimmerman sings satirical songs – original songs about class warfare, creationism, same-sex marriage, guns, marijuana, abstinence, Republicans (a lot of songs about Republicans), ignorance, war and greed. There’s a decidedly Lefty slant to his lyrics. “We used to have a name for Right Wing satire,” he says. “We called it ‘cruelty.'”
The Los Angeles Times says, “Zimmerman displays a lacerating wit and keen awareness of society’s foibles that bring to mind a latter-day Tom Lehrer.”
Tom Lehrer himself says, “I congratulate Roy Zimmerman on reintroducing literacy to comedy songs. And the rhymes actually rhyme, they don’t just ‘rhyne.'”
Joni Mitchell says, “Roy’s lyrics move beyond poetry and achieve perfection.”
In twelve albums over twenty years and on stages, screens and airwaves across America, Roy has brought the sting of satire to the struggle for Peace and Social Justice. His songs have been heard on HBO and Showtime. He has recorded for Warner/Reprise Records. He’s also a featured blogger for the Huffington Post.
Cynthia Carle is a singer, songwriter, guitarist, screenwriter, actor, director and choreographer.She’s performed her own songs at LA clubs including Genghis Cohen, MBar, Molly Malone’s, Room 5, Cabrini’s, Hallenbeck’s, Fanatic Salon and in New York at the Downstairs Theater Bar at the West. She’s been a frequent musical contributor to Comedy Central Stage’s Sit n Spin and I Love a Good Story. She and co-writer/co-composer/co-director Mark Nutter received rave reviews for their musical Christmas Smackdownin its 2010 production at iO in Chicago. Carle & Nutter have also performed Christmas Smackdownthemselves, for several years, at Hallenbeck’s in LA. Recently, Cynthia choreographed, and played Dr. Harrod and a cookie-throwing zombie Brownie in, the Stuart Gordon-Mark Nutter hit Re-Animator the Musical at the Steve Allen Theater in LA, where it received five Ovation Award nominations. Screenwriting adventures include co-writing the Touchstone film The Sixth Man with husband Christopher Reed, and being named a Humanitas Award finalist for Disney’s You Wish. She’s acted on Broadway and off-Broadway, been drawn by Al Hirschfeld in the New York Times with a Nina in her hair, whooshed around in long dresses with corsets and accents at leading regional theaters including the Guthrie and Actors Theatre of Louisville, and played a socio-economically challenged trailer-dwelling flower of Texas in Louis Malle’s film Alamo Bay. As choral geek, she’s sung in the chorus of Beethoven’s Ninth all over the place including Disney Hall under Zubin Mehta and at the Hollywood Bowl in Gustavo Dudamel’s inaugural.