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Kate Beckman: Hit Me With A Hot Note

Afternoon TEA is funded by the Manhasset Community Fund's Greentree Foundation and sponsored by The Bristal Assisted Living | May 10, 2023 at 2pm


Kate Beckman: Hit Me With A Hot Note

Critically acclaimed vocalist Kate Beckman, with musical director Eric Baum, brings her cabaret act Hit Me with a Hot Note to Landmark’s Afternoon T.E.A. Get ready to tap your toes and bounce to songs from the Swing Era and the Great American Songbook such as It Had to Be You, Swinging on a Star, and I Love a Piano. Discover some of the songs sung by the “Blond Bombshell,” Betty Hutton. You may just be tempted to put on your dancing shoes and warm up your jitterbug.

Afternoon T.E.A. is a free program for seniors featuring live entertainment, lectures, classic films and more!

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Performer Bios

Kate Beckman has developed a reputation as a versatile performer and an audience favorite. She puts her personal touch and unique style into programs that combine the best of the musical theatre, concert, and cabaret venues.  The press has reviewed her as, “The most compelling performer…Her deep rich voice coddles her songs.  More important, she invests each with emotional urgency.”  Audiences have said, “Each new show outdoes the last.”  “She puts you in the palm of her hand and never lets go.”

Kate enjoys a full concert and cabaret schedule including the Tilles Center, Landmark on Main Street, Danny’s Skylight Room, Odette’s, Theatre 315, the Nassau Pops Symphony Orchestra, Sponsors’ Event for the East End Food and Wine Awards, Town of Oyster Bay Distinguished Artists Series, The Cabaret Club at the deSeversky Center, and Penn State Men’s Glee Club. At Perry Mansfield in Steamboat Springs, CO., Kate was one of twelve artists selected nationwide for the Art of Cabaret Workshop.  There she studied and worked with Barry Kleinbort, Andrea Marcovicci, Karen Mason, and Teri Ralston.  Ms. Marcovicci has described Kate’s work as, “A sensational performer whose dedication to the American Popular Song makes her a must must-see.”

Kate has worked as a producer, artistic director, director, stage manager, designer, actor, and vocalist.  Her work has taken her throughout the United States and England with favorite projects and roles in Carmen, Kiss Me Kate, Tintypes, A Moon for the Misbegotten, A Little Night Music, and Nunsense.

Port Washington residents may be familiar with Kate.  She created the role of Nan Edwards in the world premiere of the musical, Fair Liberty’s Call written by Port Washington resident Pamela Meadows, and can be heard on the cast recording.

Eric Baum, Musical Director, in addition to his New York City work as an arranger/keyboard player for musical revues, recordings, and cabaret artists, has over the past 30 years served as director or musical director for over 200 productions across the country.

As an educator, he has served as an adjunct musical director at Five Towns College and for seven years as a Guest-Artist-in-Residence at Hofstra University.

The 1984 winner of the Asher Competition and an alumni of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop, his work as a composer has been featured in off-Broadway productions of IvanhoeThe Prisoner of ZendaTwelfth NightLegend of Sleepy Hollow, and The W.W.O.W Radio Mystery Hour as well as in commissions from Pennsylvania’s Fulton Opera House (Pieces) and Hofstra University (Two Noble KinsmenThe TempestShakespeare Revued, and The Birds).

Covid Policy

Our Covid Policy is Changing on July 1, 2022

As of July 1, 2022, Landmark will no longer require proof of vaccination in order to attend our shows and events. Please note, some shows might still have specific restrictions as required by artists, so please check in advance of your visit.

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