February 25, 2008

Travis Cloer Stars In His Own Cabaret ‘The Power of Music’ TONIGHT at 7 PM at the Laurie Beechman!

February 25th, 2008

Travis Cloer Postcard

By Howard Tucker, JBB Special Correspondent

The multi-talented Travis Cloer will be starring in his own cabaret! The cabaret will begin at 7:00 PM TONIGHT at the Laurie Beechman Theatre in the West Bank Cafe on 407 W. 42nd Street at 9th Avenue. Fans are encouraged to make reservations at 212.695.6909. (The Laurie Beechman does fill up quickly, so the earlier the better.)

Travis has developed this cabaret act from the show he headlined on the major cruise lines before joining Jersey Boys. Travis has posted videos of his cruise show on his MySpace page: www.myspace.com/traviscloersings. He will be accompanied by a full 8 piece band (or, as he calls it, his “little BIG BAND”) and will be performing an eclectic mix of music from standards & oldies along with some contemporary material.

Those of us who saw Travis in “Journey to Jersey Boys” this past August evidenced his enormous talent and showmanship. In “The Power of Music” on February 25, he has the entire stage to himself. We’ll all be treated to a wonderfully swinging evening.


  1. I am so sad that I won’t be able to attend. I know it will be an incredible evening, Travis is amazing!! Also, Jen Naimo will be joining Travis for a number, so that’s a special treat added to what will be an awesome evening!! Have a great time everyone who can attend!!!

    Comment by WANDA — February 6, 2008 @ 8:46 am

  2. Great news! I got my reservation yesterday.

    I made a point last summer to stand in line for hours to catch Travis in the role as Frankie and was so glad I did! I also saw him in ‘Journey to Jersey Boys’ where he and the others really lit up the stage.

    Now…I look forward to seeing him in his own show! As a bonus, Wanda, I’ll get to see Jen perform as well, since I sadly had to miss her shows recently.

    Comment by Audrey — February 7, 2008 @ 6:47 pm

  3. What a wonderful show Travis gave last night. So many people there also. It was great to see his new bride Jenny and lots of familiar faces like Colin Donnell, Sara Schmidt, Eric Schneider (who I’d had seen before, but had the pleasure to meet for the first time), Kelly Kinsella, Sebastian Arcelus, Nathan Johnson (while wife, Laura Osnes, [Broadway's Sandy in Grease], was off in Minneapolis for a benefit concert). Let me just say… the evening ended with a wild standing ovation! Let’s hope Howard gives a full report.

    Comment by Audrey — February 26, 2008 @ 2:33 pm


    Comment by JENNIFER — February 26, 2008 @ 4:53 pm

  5. Travis put on a wonderful show last night. He is not only a fabulous vocalist, but an incredible entertainer as well, engaging the audience from start to finish. Highlights included a heart wrenching ‘Auld Lang Syne’by recently deceased Dan Fogelberg, and an exquisite duet of ‘The Prayer’, with the lovely Jennifer Naimo. It was a pleasure to see Travis’ considerable talents on display in this intimate venue.

    Comment by Pamela — February 26, 2008 @ 6:11 pm

  6. Thanks Audrey. Yup, a full analysis is coming–the first draft is already with the powers that be. I think we all recognized every song, and Travis is one great showman. Not to give anything away early, but how about our all singing “Runaround Sue”? Wasn’t that a blast. And didn’t we have a wonderful group last night? Lucy, Vanessa, Charly, Pam, John, Norene, Barbara, David, Lulu and you, Audrey (hope I didn’t leave out anyone)–and poor Gary suffering with the flu at home–you were missed, my friend!

    Also so great to see all the cast support Travis received, and I got to meet Sebastian and the lovely Stephanie “Wicked” Block last night. I can’t believe it was so crowded though that I totally missed one of my favorite people, Colin Donnell…or perhaps he thought I’d interview him again and made a clean getaway as he tried a few times (unsuccessfully) at the Jersey Boys stage door!!

    But in addition to a wonderful, wonderful show, a highlight of the evening came early on as I was waiting for good friend David Cace upstairs for dinner. Jen Naimo spotted me alone, and actually sat and joined me for about 15 minutes–what a class person whom two years of great success hasn’t changed one bit! And what a beautiful “My Prayer” with Travis…and I’ve seen them both now on “Movin’ On Up” and “The Prayer”. Do we have a new Billie and Lily, Peaches and Herb, Nino Tempo and April Stevens, or Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell in our midst??

    Comment by Howard Tucker — February 26, 2008 @ 9:10 pm

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