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March is once again Motown Month at Cabaret at The Merc. We will be back on March 26th, 2017 with MOTOWN VOL. 3. Sit back, relax, and listen to some of the best singers Temecula has ever seen performing some of the greatest hits of our time! Accompanied by a live band, you’ll hear some of your favorites from Volumes 1 & 2 including “My Girl”, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”, and “Sugar Pie Honey Bunch” plus many many more that we couldn’t fit into our first two editions.
Produced by The Barn Stage Company
NATALIE WACHEN is an award-winning actress and singer who played “Lenore White” on Martin Scorsese’s prohibition era drama, Boardwalk Empire. She’s shared the stage and screen with some of the best actors in the business, under the direction of Oscar, Tony, and Emmy-winning creative teams, appeared on numerous television shows, and performed to countless sold-out crowds in many countries. Her most recent TV performances were The NAACP Image Awards (singing with Andra Day), and NCIS: Los Angeles (opposite LL Cool J). While living in New York, she had the honor of starring as the final “Mimi” in Michael Greif’s revival of RENT, and performing in The Public Theater’s developmental production of what is now Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony and Pulitzer Prize winning musical, HAMILTON. She is endlessly happy for the opportunity to share music and stories with friends, old and new, all over the world. @happiestactress @justswaymusic
LEONARD PATTON has worked as a professional singer, musician, actor, and composer in San Diego for many years and has been a familiar face in many Lamb’s Players Theatre productions including San Diego’s longest running original musical MIXTAPE, Hello Dolly, Godspell, Boomers, Festival of Christmas, and Pump Boys and Dinettes and is also a regular performer in Lamb’s Players Sunday Evening Cabarets. Leonard holds the first master’s degree in jazz studies from SDSU as a vocalist. Leonard is currently working with two-time grammy winning producer, Kamau Kenyatta (Gregory Porter), on a new recording project. Leonard also enjoys being a worship leader, a producer, a songwriter, a teacher, an avid sports fan, a husband, and a father of 3.
DESTINY LOFTON is an award-winning singer and actress whose many talents have taken her across the United States, and abroad. Her international credits include Big Band Beat in Tokyo, Japan, and several shows aboard Disney Cruise Line. National touring and regional credits include High Fidelity (Sarah), Smokey Joe’s Café (Brenda), and Thoroughly Modern Millie (Muzzy). As an EDM recording artist, Destiny’s singles Say U Love Me, and Cross My Heart from the EDM and EVE project have been played in Europe, Asia, and at home in the U.S.!
EDRED UTOMI is thrilled to be returning to Barn Stage after playing the Arbiter in Chess. Recent Credits: Papa Ge in Once On This Island, Pharaoh in Joseph (3-D Theatricals), Peter Pan, Sister Act, Shrek (Moonlight), Jim in Big River (Performance Riverside), Rudolph…Reindeer Nat’l Tour (McCoy Rigby), My Mañana Comes (SD Rep), Joseph (Lamb’s Players Theatre), Luce, Peerless (Old Globe), Weatherman (La Jolla Playhouse). BA Theatre, USD. Huge thanks to The Barn Stage Company for this incredible opportunity. Infinite thanks to God, family, and friends for all the love over the years. 🙂
ANNETTE MOORE is a Broadway actress and singer from Los Angeles California. While in college, she got her first taste of international performing, Starring as Kate in the Broadway musical Working at the Shanghai Center Theater. She also had the pleasure of touring with Engelbert Humperdinck as well as recording on his album, Engelbert Calling. Other studio work includes recordings for Universal Music, Warner Brothers, and Broadway’s Carol’s for a Cure. She has performed for audiences all over the United States and Australia, New Zealand, Belgium, Lebanon, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand, Russia, Hong Kong, and Japan. She looks forward to continuing to share her joy of music and performing with the world.