Feature: 30 Days of Cabaret Gratitude – Day Twenty-Three
Christine Andreas – The Singer
What we see in nightclubs around the world is a patchwork of genres that make up the cabaret and concert industry. There are influences from the worlds of jazz and blues, there are musical comedy shows, drag and burlesque acts, comic books, magicians, storytellers, poets, crooners and a list that goes on. stretch again and again. One of the biggest influences of the art form is the performing styles that came out of European countries during the first half of the last century. Consider the fascination people have with Kabarett performers from Germany and Chanteuses from France – the contribution of these two periods to European live entertainment has been invaluable to the cabaret world.
No one knows that better than Christine Andreas.
Christine Andreas approaches her club acts from a place that is one hundred percent her. No outside influences guide the Tony Award nominee as she puts together a new act: the only driving force behind Christine’s storytelling journey is her own artistic vision – and everything Christine Andreas does is done with an artistic vision. From the theme of a show to the curation of the material, from the exploration in the research and subtext of each lyric to the visceral performances in which Christine commands the stage and fills the room with the palpable energy of a woman. who is committed to Deep within, every moment of a Christine Andreas performance is intelligent, intellectual, emotional and powerful. With her crystal clear voice, her cool patrician beauty and her delicious degree of debauchery, Christine Andreas takes her audience on a journey of the purest adventures that satisfies, nourishes and intoxicates. It is a Piaf of today.
In fact, Piaf suits Christine, as La Môme was one of Ms. Andreas’ most successful artistic associations. With a live show and a CD under her belt, Christine Andreas took to the film set, creating a DVD version of PIAF – NO REGRETS, alongside her beloved husband and musical director, Martin Silvestri, and directed by his daughter-in-law Emilie Silvestri. It’s a family creation, which is one of the reasons the film is as good as it is. You see, in addition to being one of the great performers of the cabaret scene, Christine Andreas is a big family girl. She is devoted to her son, Mac (who can often be seen at her shows, as hearing his mother sing is one of her all-time favorite things), and the working relationship she shares with Martin is a true partnership on every level, always producing impressive quality control and immaculate artistry that resonates with both their vibes, not to mention the joy to be gained from observing their chemistry and devotion during their time on stage together.
Christine Andreas is an artist who does not know how to do half. She only knows how to go straight into history, straight into art, and come out triumphant, every time, with a full bloom in hand, to the great benefit of those in the front seat who were lucky and the intelligence of getting a ticket.
Read Broadway World Cabaret’s review of a Christine Andreas show HERE.
Christine is joined in her photos by the loves of her life, her son, Mac, and her husband, Martin Silvestri.
Christine’s online presence is as follows:
Website: Click HERE.
Instagram: Click HERE.
Facebook: Click HERE.
Twitter: click HERE.
Christine’s pronouns are Ms, Mrs…..me…..
Christine’s future projects include:
– I have to write a new show for NYC… I think…
– Christmas album in preparation….I ALWAYS wanted to make one…..
– NYC concert version of Marty’s “Fields of Ambrosia” …… our dream revisited … FINALLY!
Photos by Stephen Mosher; visit Stephen Mosher’s website HERE.
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