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Girl Singers of the Hit Parade Featuring The Music of Rosemary Clooney, Patti Page, Connie Francis, Doris Day and Peggy Lee

“The Girl Singers of the Hit Parade” is a truly entertaining show jam-packed with hit after hit from some of the best-loved female vocalists of all-time. You’ll not only hear fantastic music performed by an outstanding cast, Colleen Raye, Jennifer Grimm, and Debbie O’Keefe, but also take a nostalgic trip back to a simpler time. Accompanied by a trio of extraordinary musicians, the music has a “true to the era” sound with background vocals and instrumentals. Sit back and enjoy your favorites from Rosemary Clooney; “Hey There”, “Come Ona My House”, Patti Page; “Tennessee Waltz”, “Old Cape Cod”, Doris Day; “Que Sera, Sera”, “Secret Love” , Connie Francis; “Where The Boys Are”, “Who’s Sorry Now” and Peggy Lee; “Is That All There Is?”, and “Fever” just to mention a few. Audiences join in singing, and sometimes dancing, to their favorites, laughing along with some of the novelty tunes and stories, and even getting a little teary-eyed during some of the familiar ballads. Great music, laughter and a trip down memory lane awaits you. Don’t miss this unforgettable show.

“SING ME A COUNTRY SONG” COLLEEN RAYE AND BOBBY VANDELL GREAT COUNTRY DUETS, HITS AND MORE

Enjoy the great country duets and hits through the years with Bobby Vandell and Colleen Raye. These two talented performers have a perfect vocal blend and natural rapport with the audience. You’ll hear songs from Johhny and June, Loretta and Conway, Lady A, Kenny and Dolly, Crystal Gayle and Eddie Rabbit, as well as Mary Chapin Carpenter, Waylon and Willie, Hank Williams, Allison Krauss, Merle Haggard, Patsy Cline/Jim Reeves, Shania Twian, The Everly Brothers and more. Featuring music heard on PBS COUNTRY MUSIC

Backed by The Midwest Wranglers, a band of world class country musicians, this show is filled with some of the best country music ever, sung with heart and soul and a big dose of fun!

SOLD OUT

Hi Folks!! Ever since Covid I have been doing a LIVE Happy hour almost every Sunday. On April 21 I will it will be 4 years of doing these shows and it will be my last one except for an occasional pop-up or special occasion. This will be Show #166!! Unbelievable. Because of copyright issues FB will not allow me to do shows without muting some of the songs. Hopefully I'll make it through on April 21. I'll try to keep it under an hour. Cheers Everyone!! see you then. Tune in to www.facebook.com/colleenraye at 4pm and have your cocktail in hand!

Colleen Raye joins the gang for Open Mic, Variety Show. Each artist sings one song but what a variety!!

Showbiz superstars hit the stage alongside up-and-comers, serving up jaw-dropping music and general razzle-dazzle. Showman Jim Caruso guides the entire affair with razor-sharp humor and the unbridled enthusiasm of an uber-fan, and musical director Billy Stritch holds court at the ivories. But the real fun starts when the audience participates in the onstage festivities. Theater performers, jazzers, and cabaret divas storm the stage to entertain each other.

Jim Caruso host Billy Stritch piano

Jim Caruso’s Cast Party is a wildly popular weekly Open Mic Night/Variety Show that has brought Broadway glitz and urbane wit to the legendary Birdland in New York City every Monday night since 2003. Caruso and Stritch have taken the show on the road, celebrating talent in London, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Chicago, Austin, St. Louis, Minneapolis, Dallas, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, the Hamptons, Provincetown, Miami, Orlando and Delray Beach, as well as special all-star events at The Town Hall and Jazz at Lincoln Center in Manhattan. Cast Party has been honored with thirteen BroadwayWorld Awards, two MAC Awards, Bistro Award, and a Nightlife Award.

“The gold standard of open mic nights.”–The Wall Street Journal

Tickets $35 to $45

Colleen Raye and Company New Year's Eve At The Phipps!

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Phipps Center For The Arts, 109 Locust St, Hudson, WI 54014

COLLEEN RAYE AND COMPANY Colleen Raye, Debbie OKeefe and Special Guest Star SAM BROWN Rocking and Swinging Through The Decades

With special guest SAM BROWN. Colleen Raye, Debbie O’Keefe, and Todd Matheson Horn Band are going to be performing an exciting variety of songs, old and new, to get the party going! This talented group goes from Sinatra to Bonnie Raitt to The Beatles, Michael Jackson, Judy Garland, Michael Bublé, Santana, Adele, Burt Bacharach, Dean Martin, Gloria Estefan and more!
SAM BROWN is known for his soulful sound and abilitly to sing a wide variety of music from Rhythm and Blues to Sinatra to Country Music. A wonderfully entertaining and exhilarating experience!!

Colleen Raye Production

“SING ME A COUNTRY SONG!” GREAT COUNTRY DUETS AND HITS BOBBY VANDELL AND COLLEEN RAYE

Enjoy the great country duets and hits through the years with Bobby Vandell and Colleen Raye. These two talented performers have a perfect vocal blend and natural rapport with the audience. You’ll hear songs from Johhny and June, Loretta and Conway, Lady Antebellum. Kenny and Dolly, Crystal Gayle and Eddie Rabbit, as well as Mary Chapin Carpenter, Waylon and Willie, Hank Williams, Allison Krauss, The Traveling Willburys, Patsy Cline and Jim Reeves, The Everly Brothers and more. Featuring music heard on PBS COUNTRY MUSIC

Bobby Vandell Bobby has been awarded Minnesota Music Award’s for best drummer and his TC Jammers have been awarded multiple Minnesota Music Awards for best band. He has been inducted into the Midwest Rock and Country Hall Of Fame a record 9 times with 9 separate bands. Bobby has been awarded a total of 5 Gold/Platinum records. They include the 1980 Polygram release “Lipps Inc.” (Gold and platinum), where he played drums on the World wide hit “Funkytown,” Alexander O’Neal’s “Fake” and “All True Man” records, as well as the A & M release “Jesse Johnson’s Revue.” As of 2019, Bobby is busy producing projects with internationally known keyboardist, producer, and Fleetwood Mac member, Ricky Peterson, touring with new artist and star of NBC’s “The Voice”, Jeremiah Richey, along with members of The Doobie Brothers, Donald Fagan, and Peter Frampton’s bands, Playing drums and singing with “Abracadabra” along with current and past members of The Steve Miller Band, and performing as the featured artist in his own production, “Sing Me Back Home ... The Definitive Merle Haggard Tribute.” and “The Real Men of Country Music.” Bobby is also an on air host at KBEM 88.5 FM in the twin Cities where he is featured on as many as four shows a week. He also continues to freelance with multiple groups as a drummer and vocalist. www.BobbyVandellMusic.com

Colleen Raye Bio Colleen began winning vocal awards in classical music as a teenager in Ellsworth, Wisconsin. At age 15 she began performing professionally in musicals and nightclubs. Colleen majored in music with a vocal emphasis at University of WI River Falls where she sang opera and choral music, transfering to UW Green Bay to perform with the UWGB BigBand, The Lovell Ives Quintet and Peter Polzak Jazz Trio and Quartet. At 19 she won The Horace Heidt Jr. Talent Contest in Mn leading to several years touring across the country from Las Vegas to Atlantic City as a vocalist/entertainer in venues ranging from theaters and nightclubs to festivals and casinos as well as several TV and radio shows.. Colleen also has taught Vocal Master Classes as well as Career Seminars for young adults in Vocal Performance and Music Business.
An unusually versatile vocalist, Colleen performs pop, jazz, rock, show tunes, country and classical music. She has recorded several CDs and Albums over the years. She currently has 8 different CDs available.
Not only a vocalist, Colleen Raye creates theatrical shows she performs in. including; “The Girl Singers of The Hit Parade,” “A Musical Tribute to Patsy Cline,” “The Girl Singers Christmas Show," "Belting Babes of Broadway." “Sirens of The 60s,” “An Evening at The Cabaret” and “Sinatra and Company- Music From The Rat Pack Era.” Colleen's newest show is "Colleen Raye The Music of ADELE" Many of these productions have toured with Allied Concert Services and have been in several theatrical venues across the country.

Colleen continues to produce shows, freelance as a vocalist, teach vocal performance and write and record new music as well as perform. www.ColleenRaye.com

COLLEEN RAYE The Music of ADELE

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Ames Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave, Burnsville, MN 55337

Colleen Raye

The Music of

ADELE

ADELE’s music spans all ages and Colleen Raye brings the heart and soul of it to this show. Colleen Raye has performed worldwide, recorded several albums and writes and produces her own music and concerts. When seeing Adele perform for the very first time on Saturday Night Live in 2008, Colleen knew she was witnessing something unique and very special. Adele’s emotion came through the TV set and Colleen has never forgotten that moment and been a fan ever since. Since then, Adele has been dubbed The Biggest Pop Star On The Planet. Adele and Colleen grew up in different eras, but both listened to Roberta Flack, Dusty Springfield as key influences while they were developing their singing styles. Music is Timeless. Colleen is not trying to imitate Adele. She brings the songs of Adele, expressed with her own warm tones, heartfelt interpretations, and natural charismatic stage presence to audiences. Backed by 6 fabulous musicians and singers under the Musical Direction of keyboardist Jordan Hedlund, the full sound of Adele’s production will be recreated. Don’t miss this dynamic and powerful performance!!!

COLLEEN RAYE The Music of ADELE

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The Phipps Center for the Arts, 109 Locust St., Hudson, WI

Colleen Raye

The Music of

ADELE

ADELE’s music spans all ages and Colleen Raye brings the heart and soul of it to this show. Colleen Raye has performed worldwide, recorded several albums and writes and produces her own music and concerts. When seeing Adele perform for the very first time on Saturday Night Live in 2008, Colleen knew she was witnessing something unique and very special. Adele’s emotion came through the TV set and Colleen has never forgotten that moment and been a fan ever since. Since then, Adele has been dubbed The Biggest Pop Star On The Planet. Adele and Colleen grew up in different eras, but both listened to Roberta Flack, Dusty Springfield as key influences while they were developing their singing styles. Music is Timeless. Colleen is not trying to imitate Adele. She brings the songs of Adele, expressed with her own warm tones, heartfelt interpretations, and natural charismatic stage presence to audiences. Backed by 6 fabulous musicians and singers under the Musical Direction of keyboardist Jordan Hedlund, the full sound of Adele’s production will be recreated. Don’t miss this dynamic and powerful performance!!!

Tickets $17 to $32 Including all Fees