Friends of Mine
Charlotte Moore is an Award-winning Canadian Musical Theatre Star, who has played all the big parts - Mama Rose, Fantine, Sally Bowles, Mrs Johnstone in Blood Brothers, The Narrator in Joseph - the list goes on and on! This is a very personal album, full of previously unrecorded songs from the Canadian Musical Theatre, all performed with Moore's incredible voice, and her unmatchable style, wit, and taste. There are songs by sixteen different Canadian composers and lyricists, ranging in instrumentation from just piano, to jazz quartet, to full-fledged big show-band! Guest appearances include John Alcorn (call him Canada's answer to Harry Connick), The Shaw Festival's Music Director Paul Sportelli, and the legendary flugelhorn player (and member of the Boss Brass) Guido Basso. All the songs are from Canadian Musicals, from 1952 right up to the present - and a couple of shows yet to be produced! 'Charlotte Moore...is one of those Musical Theatre Performers who sings with her heart and her head constantly. She creates this little drama with each song that she presents - and she's a wonderful comedy performer. She's also a really moving performer. She's really top notch.' - Jon Kaplan, CBC Radio (Toronto) 'The ever vivacious Charlotte Moore, with that powerful voice and razor-sharp comic timing...' Ray Conologue, Globe & Mail (Toronto) 'Moore's is a powerful and beautiful voice. A real showstopper.' - Maureen Peterson, Monteal Gazette 'Charlotte Moore ... is a marvel, a one-woman whirlwind of energy, passion and good cheer. Moore's voice is more than capable of handling the demanding tunes - and her stage presence is commanding and confident. She's the perfect Mama Rose, a role that can only be delivered by a very small cadre of extraordinarily talented actresses.' - Ron Foley Macdonald, Halifax Daily News 'Moore has the most compelling voice and stage presence. Her strong, gutsy voice deepens dramatically into sultry sounds.' - Ann Jansen, Globe & Mail (Toronto) 'The sweet purity of Charlotte Moore's wail, laid raw and bare...' - Gary Smith, The Hamilton Spectator.