REVIEW: The Cabaret, Stephanie J. Block

Posted by admin on November 2, 2011

By Elizabeth Musgrave, GottaGo.us
October 28, 2011

Stephanie J. Block lit up the poshest venue in Indianapolis Friday evening with her wit, energy and talent. The Cabaret at The Columbia Club, 121 Monument Circle, aka the third floor’s Crystal Terrace, twinkled with stardust as Block brought her own brand of vivaciousness to attendees of the upscale club’s annual fundraiser.

The star of Broadway hits such as “The Boy from Oz” and “Wicked,” channels Liza Minnelli, Block’s best friend. “Just don’t tell Liza,” she jokes and immediately outshines even the room’s lovely crystal chandeliers with “Ring Them Bells” and “Maybe This Time.”

As sweet as a cupcake — infused with a shot of bourbon — Block packs an unforeseen punch with the innocent “Never Neverland (Fly Away)” only to give that spirited kick with “Defying Gravity.” Proving executive director Shannon Forsell still has the golden touch in bringing quality talent to the Circle City; Block brought the audience to its feet for three separate ovations throughout the performance.

Block’s CD, “this place i know” includes fun, female-friendly “15 Pounds (away from my love),” the heartbreaking “The Hardest Part of Love,” and “I Will Always Love You,” as a duet with Dolly Parton.

Bottom Line: Stephanie J. Block lights up The Cabaret at The Columbia Club with her thousand-watt charm and talent. “this place i know” showcases Block’s range with songs from fun and sassy to reflective and somber.

For tickets, complete schedule, upcoming performances and directions, visit The Cabaret at The Columbia Club.

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