Wren Ross Returns With Unexpected Song
years you've heard her as the voice of New England Telephone,
and in hundreds of other radio and television commercials including
the Channel 4 "Free Friday Flicks" spot that aired all
last summer. Yet on the first day on spring, when Wren Ross takes
wing in "Unexpected Song" her first of two
shows at Club Café you are likely to feel that
you are hearing her voice for the very first time. Indeed, a common
audience response to Wren's clear, sumptuous voice is "This
woman is incredible!"
it is not her singing alone that makes her shows unforgettable.
Wren combines her glorious voice and acting gifts to embody the
unexpected characters hidden in the lyrics and the music. Added
to this is a range of music she draws from that few performers
can match classical, jazz, folk, pop, blues, and musical
theatre. Whether she is offering us a knock-your-socks-off rendition
of "Nel Cor Piu Non Mi Sento," an Italian aria; or inviting
us to open up and trust again in "Wall Around Your Heart,"
Wren Ross creates a seamless experience for her audience that
is as fresh as it is intimate, and as authentic and honest as
it is often funny, and touching.
voice and sure stage presence." The Boston Globe
always an interesting player."
..."stunning Tour de Force." The Boston Phoenix
and stirring." The Boston Herald
lovely voice: gentle, sweet, charming, winning, enticing."
Michael Shurtleff, Los Angeles
[Former casting director for Bob Fosse, David Merrick, and Jerome
your first spring rush you know, that thrill you feel
when the single call of a bird can make you stop and wonder at
the sheer beauty of sound. Join Wren Ross at Club Café
March 20th and 27th for "Unexpected Song." It will ring
in your ears long after you've gone home.
Ross has been performing in the New York and Boston areas
for twenty years. Her recent singing engagements have included
the Café Mozart in New York City, and clubs such as the
Kendall Café, 1280 Beacon Street, Blacksmith House, and
the Lenox Hotel in Boston. This past summer, Wren played to enthusiastic
European audiences in Malta and Sicily where she toured
the ancient Greek theatres of Morgantina, Syracuse and Segesta.
was a cast member of Shear Madness (Boston's longest running
play) for eleven years, and appeared in major roles at The Charles
Playhouse, The Next Move Theatre, and The Boston Repertory Theatre.
Her one-woman show, "A Strong Woman Is..." received
much acclaim throughout New England. In addition to her various
singing and dramatic credits, Wren can be seen and heard in hundreds
of broadcast spots. She has worked with such notable personalities
as Walter Cronkite, Jason Robards, Mason Adams and Ben Vereen.
Her voice can be heard in major museums across the United States,
and she has also appeared in several award-winning CD-ROM productions.
Among her television voice-over credits are the PBS programs NOVA,
The People's Century, and Celebration of the American
Family. Wren narrated She Lives to Ride, a feature
film about female motorcyclists.
Giardella is an actress, dancer, comedienne, and theatre director.
She has created and performed numerous one-woman theatre pieces
to wide critical acclaim both locally and abroad. For the last
few years, Daena and Wren have stimulated each other's work, exchanging
artistic insights; for example, with Daena's most recent show,
"PLAY," and with Wren's newest show, "Unexpected
Song," which Daena co-directed.
& white and color photos, and audio tapes are available.