Friday night the Octavia Lounge, a quaint San Francisco dinner club hosted a fantastic show by talented performer, Carly Ozard. The place was packed with over one hundred fans of this up and coming cabaret singer with a strong background in musical theatre.
First of all, I must give a disclaimer. Carly is a good friend and I helped her with the production in terms of publicity and direction and general moral support. But don't listen to me. She had the audience in the palm of her hand for nearly two hours. The show ended with multiple standing ovations and they were well deserved. Filled with wonderful song choices, hilarious conversation, and touching moments about her life, the show, "Bitter and Be Gay", is based on Carly's true to life romantic foibles. It's funny and heartbreaking all at the same time. Carly has the uncommon ability to interpret lyrics as if they were own and touch the hearts of those lucky enough to hear her sing.
Hopefully, we'll get to see this show at another venue soon. Carly is well known in the inner circle of San Francisco cabaret singers and I bet she'll soon become a fixture of San Francisco night life and entertainment.... unless she does something crazy like move to New York!
Hear Carly on her MySpace Page.