I'm a songbird of several trades! I deal in melodic opera arias, secular madrigals, bombastic showtunes, lullabic art songs, and even dramatic pop! I'm a trained Mezzo Soprano with a wide range in both styles and scales. Yes, I am a bearded lady, and YES the beard IS real, but don't let that fool you as my voice is 100% feminine, sweet, and soaring.
I am a perfect fit for your next Wedding, Baby Shower, Bachelor/ette party, theme party, or Office Holiday!
I can incorporate any theme of costume & makeup to suit your party's motif, and sing a set as short as 10 minutes and as long as a full hour! Hire me & be able to tell your friends: "I just heard a bearded lady sing!"
I have yet to be blessed by an in person performance, but having heard her sing and seen some videos of her and the Wreckless Freeks here and there... I can't wait to see her live. She is a " One Woman Show ". Mesmerizing is the best word I can find to describe watching her. Highly recommend!
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 10 - 60 minutes
What to Expect
What you can expect from a Little Bear performance is a 10-60 minute set of opera-classical-broadway-pop fusion sung from a zaftig, emotive, and bejeweled, bedazzled & be-fuzzed lady with silvery, bell-like mezzo soprano.
The aesthetic, song selection and length of set can all be adjusted to you suit the theme of your event, your budget and your personal tastes.
"Body like Ursula, voice like Ariel," I'm also jovially known as "Seattle's Hairiest Woman," celebrating the junction of shocking appearance and shimmering voice.
I was trained by retired opera singers as a teen, and have been in choirs and singing troupes for my entire young adulthood, well versed in Opera, Showtunes, Early Music & Madrigals, Art Song, and even Pop and Jazz, in several different languages including Latin, Italian, French, Spanish, German, Hebrew, and Czech.
The beard is VERY real, and VERY mine, and something I have learned to not only accept, but embrace.
I relish opulent makeup & costume, so hiring me for your next event would be both a feast for the eyes & the ears.
Additional Booking Notes
I am both adaptable & scrappy, in the best way. If the event & crowd are compact and intimate and I can easily be heard un-mic'd. I am unfussy about lighting & staging, so long as its a habitable & safe space to perform.
Past Booked Events
|February 18, 2018 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||"Tails From the Morgue," Rendezvous Seattle|
|January 28, 2018 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||"Cat Planet" Variety Show, The Rendezvous, Seattle|
My usual setlist often includes but is in no way limited to:
"What Kind of Fool Am I" (from Stop the world - I want to get off)
"Je Crois Entendre Encore" (from Les pêcheurs de perles)
"Nessun Dorma" (from Turandot)
"Memory" (from Cats)
"They Call the Wind Mariah" (from Paint Your Wagon)
"Pure Imagination" (from Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory)
"Think of Me" (from Phantom of the Opera)
"Green Finch & Linnet Bird" (from Sweeney Todd)
"E lucevan le stele" (from Tosca)
"Maybe This Time" (from Cabaret)
"Amarilli Mia Bella" (by G. Caccini)
"Se Tu M'ami" (by Pergolesi)
"He Doesn't Know Why" (by Fleet Foxes)
"Being Alive" (from Company)
"Walking in the Air" (from The Snowman)
...and many many more!
Influences & Inspiration
Klaus Nomi, Michael Crawford, Puddles Pity Party, Fanny Brice, Stefan Karl Stefansson, Placido Domingo, Grace Jones, Mandy Patinkin, Sarah Brightman, Anthony Newley, Nina Simone, Josephine Baker.
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