What the audiences say...

 

"I just love watching Marge perform."

[BROTHER CAN YOU SPARE A DIME -- cabaret production ]

 

"When Marge plays, I am convinced I can sing."

[CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD -- services]

 

"Who would have thought that one player could make all that noise!"

[FORBIDDEN BROADWAY:SVU]

 

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Marge's Resume is available on request.

 

What the Critics say...

 

"Marvelous Marge Adler at the piano is as usual, worth the price of admission all by her lonesome."

[JAMES D'AMICO, FREE TIMES]

 

"A treasure with at least three hands."

[MARIANNE EVETT, PLAIN DEALER]

(a trait which continues to amuse Marge's audiences)

 

"One of the most versatile players around."

[WILMA SALISBURY, PLAIN DEALER]

 

"Marge Adler serves with wonder as music director and solo pianist."

[ROY BERKO, THE TIMES]

 

Credits and Background

From the spiritual to the playful, from button-down Classical to barrelhouse blues (often in the same show!), from soloist to accompanist/arranger, to orchestral keyboardist, Marge handles it all with great energy, sensitivity and joy.

 

As organist for the Cleveland Indians baseball team, during an April game, Marge saw snow falling on the field and immediately began playing Christmas carols. All 50,000 in attendance sang. There were days that season when, on the freeway between Progressive Field and Baldwin-Wallace Bach Festival, Marge literally changed hats for her next gig as harpsichordist.

 

Other Notable Venues

  • Birdland, NYC ("Cast Party" cabaret series)
  • O'Neill Theater, Waterford, CT
  • Historic St. Phillip's Episcopal Church, Charleston, SC
  • Palace Theatre, Louisville, KY
  • The Duplex, NYC
  • University of Alaska, Fairbanks
  • Masquers Cabaret, Los Angleles, CA
  • Playhouse Square Center, Cleveland, OH
  • Jimmy's Cabaret, Toronto, Canada
  • Hotel Eden, Arosa, Switzerland
  • Many radio and TV appearances including ESPN (live interview on baseball music)
  • WCPN-FM (National Public Radio) and WCLV-FM (Classical music)

 

Awards

  • Unsigned Recording Artist of the Month, KEYBOARD magazine (2007 - I'm their Miss April), for solo CD Balm in Gilead: 12 Mediations for Piano
  • Roy Berko Times Theatre Tribute Award, Outstanding Musical Direction, FORBIDDEN BROADWAY:SVU
  • Bronze Medal, American Traditions Competition, Savannah, GA (duo with Phillip Lamar Boykin, bass-baritone)
  • Critics Circle Award, Outstanding Musical Direction, SWEENEY TODD

 

Other Notable Collaborators

  • Gary Briggle (opera director)
  • David Cangelosi (tenor, Metropolitian Opera)
  • Anton Coppola (opera and film music conductor)
  • Dee Hoty (Tony award-winning Broadway performer)
  • David Lockington (Musical Director, Grand Rapids Symphony)

 

Notable Corporate Clients

  • American Red Cross (as pianist for live radio blood drive)
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Ritz-Carlton Hotels
  • March of Dimes
  • Sears / Cole Optical
  • Sherwin Williams
  • Continental Airlines
  • American Holistic Medical Association
  • Apollo's Fire
  • Harley Davidson Motorcycles
  • New Mexico Symphony Orchestra

Music-directed benefits for Cleveland Opera, Verb Ballet, Ohio Chamber Orchestra.