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Spend an evening with Mary Carrick and Todd Brooks

Published: Friday, April 25, 2014 11:36 a.m. CDT

CORNING — Singer Mary Carrick and pianist Todd Brooks will make their debut at the 1902 Corning Opera House, 801 Davis Ave., Corning, 7 p.m. Saturday with a show that’s an eclectic blend of music from the Great American Songbook, lesser known gems and contemporary song, peppered with surprises. The concert comes as a precursor to the May release of Carrick’s debut recording “Let’s Fly.”

One of the region’s most versatile singers, Carrick is a familiar face and voice across the Omaha metropolitan area, having performed with Opera Omaha, Rose Theater, Omaha Symphony, Omaha Community Playhouse and with many other theaters and venues. She is in the process of releasing her debut album, “Let’s Fly,” a collection of songs spanning the American Songbook, cabaret, country, folk and more. The album is a collaboration with J. Gawf, resident music director of Opera Omaha.

Carrick, along with her cabaret partner Brooks, are touring artists with the Nebraska Arts Council. In addition, she is an arts educator and often holds residencies with area students in the communities where she performs. She maintains a website with her schedule and other news at www.marycarrick.com.

In addition to being a pianist, Brooks is an accomplished actor, vocalist, director, music director, composer, playwright and arranger to his credits. He is active across the Omaha metro area, having worked with independent theatre companies, colleges and universities.

Tickets may be purchased online through the opera house website or Facebook pages or at the State Bank of Brooks. Reserved seats are $17 for adults and $7 for students.  Enter the code word “mary” and receive 10 percent off your tickets when ordering online only. The opera house website is www.CorningOperaHouse.com and email address is corning.oh@gmail.com.

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