- A musical declaration of love, culture and jazz -
featuring: Andrea Menard (voice) and Robert Walsh (guitar), with Charles Cozens (conductor/arranger)
I Am Andrea Menard is a semi-autobiographical, 90-minute musical journey of the ups and downs of a Métis jazz singer, written and performed by acclaimed Métis actress and singer, Andrea Menard and scored for symphony orchestra. In the very divergent worlds of jazz music and native music, how does a simple Métis woman win over a sophisticated audience and break through that elusive buckskin ceiling? By singing her heart out with swinging showstoppers, funny stories, and heart-breaking ballads that not only entertain audiences of all cultures, but also invite audiences to appreciate a world-class original Aboriginal.With new compositions by Andrea Menard and Robert Walsh, and orchestrations by Charles Cozens, I Am Andrea Menard is a heart-warming, jazz-seasoned, Métis-flavoured feast of a show. To see I Am Andrea Menard is to know Andrea Menard.
"TALKING ABOUT HER METIS HERITAGE, HER SASKATCHEWAN FARM BOY PARTNER, AND HER BELIEF THAT MUSIC BRINGS PEOPLE TOGETHER AND HEALS DIFFERENCES - HER TRUTH - COMBINED WITH THE FANTASTIC MUSIC PERFORMANCES MADE PARTS OF SATURDAY NIGHT FEEL LIKE A HIGH QUALITY VEGAS SHOW." - REGINA LEADER-POST
"MENARD'S OUTING WITH THE RSO WAS AN ENJOYABLE EVENING WATCHING A GREAT ORCHESTRA SUPPORT SOME BEAUTIFUL SONGS" - REGINA LEADER-POST
"ON MAY 3, 2014, ANDREA MENARD MADE HISTORY BY BEING THE FIRST METIS PERSON TO HEADLINE WITH A FULL SCALE ORCHESTRA." - EAGLEFEATHER NEWS
Andrea Menard is an acclaimed Métis singer, actor, writer, and messenger who excels in all four creative areas of her medicine wheel. Andrea, who has performed for royalty, prime ministers, ambassadors, governor generals and even sang her song “Peace” to the world’s NATO generals, has created life-long fans with her powerful voice, her songs, and her message of hope. The Vancouver-based performer has recently emerged from an intensely creative gestation period armed with new projects and talents and has managed to re-invent herself once again. Menard launched a collection of uplifting songs, debuted her symphony show entitled “I Am Andrea Menard”, filmed two television series, and is developing an inspirational business called “The Music Messengers”. The magnetic Menard is aiming for the stars and inspiring change wherever she goes..in the music industry and beyond.
I Am Andrea Menard
I’ve Got the World on a String
Sing Sing Sing
Sonny Makes Me Sunny
I Love Everything about You
Northern Lights Prelude
4 Directions Song
The Red River Jig
If I were a Man
The White Cliffs of Dover
Boy for one more day (Sur le champ)
I’ve got a Crush on You
I Can’t Remember a Time
Winter is Here
I Fell for the Wrong Man Again
A Beautiful Balance
Because I Am
RUNNING TIME: 2 hours with intermission or 90 minutes without intermission.
© 2014 Andrea Menard and Charles T. Cozens Music Ltd.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The following simple gels are required:
1) Basic White Wash
The lighting plot is indicated on the script
AUDIO - STAGE MICS:
1) HAND HELD wireless mic for Conductor
2) Small cabaret style tale to access and put down conductors mic beside podium
3) 1 HAND HELD wireless mic for Andrea with stand – Down stage centre
4) 1 mic on stand for Guitarist – stage left of podium
5) 3 onstage vocal monitors
6) 1 round Cabaret style table with water and glass beside and stage left of podium
7) 1 Clothes Rack with hangers – extreme stage left
8) 1 broom for sweeping
9) 1 cart – as in a cleaning lady’s cart