The show will feature some of the best music from
Music from renowned shows such as "A Chorus Line," "
Stanley, who has built an impressive resume on
Audio interview with "Behind the Mask" singer
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"Sometimes I think with opera, it's so far from what we listen to in the contemporary world," she said. "It's a very specific group of people who enjoy it. And it's the same with musical theater. Sometimes it's so theatrical that people are like 'Ah, this is not my jazz.'"
"I'm excited to do 'All That Jazz.' I love that tune," Stanley added about some of her favorites songs from the show. "And I also really love 'Unexpected Song.' I just always thought that was such a beautiful melody."
Stanley, who recently made her cabaret debut in
While Stanley has had the opportunity to work in several
"It was a dream come true," Stanley said of her role in the 2006 revival of "Company."
"I felt so, so, so happy and lucky that it happened," she said. "It was something that I had dreamt of for a really long time. I feel really lucky that my debut really was a dream experience."
"I was in an original company of something that ended up being very popular and won the Tony," she said. "It was sort of every dream that you could have happen in that experience. Definitely hard to top."
"'Company' is probably my favorite, I think, because it's sort of like your first love," she added. "It lives in a very special place, and the first of anything is hard to top."
"One of my (other) favorite things that I've done, which is sort of recent, is I portrayed
"And that was a role that was really challenging and really fulfilling and fun," she added. "A production that was filled with a lot of actors I've really admired for a long time, so it was really special to get to work with them."
"We had a huge orchestra, which was a dream," Stanley recalled. "I remember being in the room with
Stanley said she hopes audiences are uplifted by the music in "Behind the Mask" and that they can discover something new among all the classics and simply enjoy a great night of music.
"I think they can expect to hear a lot of tunes that they'll be familiar with," Stanley said. "And a few of them will probably be new to them, too, so I guess you won't be bored. ... It's a great night of music."
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