BOTH SIDES NOW
December 2, 2023 | 8:00 PM December 3, 2023 | 2:00 PMLibby S. Gottwald Playhouse
Fresh off a two-week sold-out run at Signature Theatre, Both Sides Now is a theatrical concert that explores the music and lives of long-time friends and one-time lovers, Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen. Starring Robbie Schaefer and Danielle Wertz, the evening navigates decades alongside songs such as A Case of You, Hallelujah, Big Yellow Taxi, Suzanne, and many more, offering us a story about the messiness of being human, the struggle to stay connected, and the importance of truly seeing one another.
Tier I and Tier II cabaret table seating $42 – $52 per person. Each table seats up to four patrons.
Doors open at 7:00 PM on December 2, Doors open at 1:00 PM on December 3
Danielle Wertz is an award-winning jazz vocalist, composer, and arranger based in New York City. She creates intimate and personal musical worlds by weaving together elements of jazz, folk, and her voice as a wordless, instrumental texture. Described as “untarnished by the politics of music” and “at home alongside more contemporary exponents of improvised singing,” Danielle has rapidly gained national acclaim. Her debut album, Intertwined, was ranked #4 on Capital Bop’s “Best DC Jazz Albums of 2017” and she was a semi-finalist in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocals Competition.
Robbie Schaefer is a singer-songwriter, theatre/film artist and current rabbinical student. The guitarist and songwriter for the indie folk band Eddie From Ohio has also recorded several solo albums, including 2017′s Sounds Like Home: Songs From the Musical, Light Years. In addition, Robbie is the founder of OneVoice, an international non-profit that unites and empowers youth through music and the creative arts. The organization has completed projects in Tanzania, Nicaragua, India, Greece, and Israel. Robbie has shared the stage with Jason Mraz, Sara Bareilles, Josh Groban, Keb ‘ Mo, and Emmylou Harris, among others. His first work for musical theater, Light Years, saw its world premiere at Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre in 2018 and is now in post-production as a feature film, entitled Burst The Silence, due for release in 2023. His newest work for theatre, The Blue Poppy, is an Irish-Jewish ghost story written in collaboration with Scottish playwright Grace Barnes. Also, he likes olives. A lot.