The Lady Lyricists and Composers from the Great American Songbook
An evening with Colleen Raye & Sophie Grimm
Friday June 16 at 7:30 p.m.
These two entertaining vocalists will perform “Sunny Side of the Street,” “I’m in the Mood for Love,” and “Pick Yourself Up” by Dorothy Fields; “He’s a Tramp,” “It’s a Good Day,” and “Fever” by Peggy Lee; “I’ll Never Smile Again” by Ruth Lowe; “Willow Weep for Me” by Ann Ronell; “God Bless the Child” by Billie Holiday; “Just in Time,” “The Party’s Over,” and “Never Never Land” by Betty Comden and Adolph Green; “Young at Heart,” “Witchcraft,” and “The Best is Yet to Come” by Carolyn Leigh; and others.
Raye brings her exuberance, talent, and creativity to the show. The creator of The Girl Singers productions, including The Girl Singers of the Hit Parade and Sirens of the 60s, Raye has performed as a vocalist/entertainer across the country, from Las Vegas to Atlantic City in theaters, nightclubs, casinos, and fairs. She has also made several television appearances. Raye currently has eight different active shows, including four Girl Singers shows, An Evening at the Cabaret, and Sinatra and Company.
Grimm, Raye’s daughter, performs with groups such as The Matt Reed Band and The Brothers and Sisters Grimm, joining her siblings, Trey, Jennifer, and Reed in various venues. As a musical theater actor, her credits include The Paramount Theatre, Marriott Lincolnshire, Drury Lane, Chicago Children’s Theatre, and The Music Theatre Company in Chicago. She also performs in many churches as a soloist, at clubs, weddings, cabarets, and at special events across the nation.