Michael Sudheer sings for a cause

By Katelin Cannon

I was fortunate enough to attend a recent performance of “Sudheer Sings Sondheim” at the Arthur Murray Dance Studio. The lyrics and melodies of Stephen Sondheim were enthralling and Michael Sudheer was able to put his own unique stamp on them and turn each piece into a mini-one act.

Sudheer Sings Sondheim
To benefit La Biblioteca
Sun, Mar 9, 7pm
150 pesos
Baile Café
Hernández Macías 68
Please reserve at 152-0095

You may know Sudheer from his role in the Player’s Workshop production of “Stop the World I Want to Get Off” or as Joel Grey MC, his part in the Kander and Ebb musical “Cabaret” at the Teatro Angela Peralta back in the early 2000s.

For the past four years, he has performed his own one-man show singing Broadway show tunes here in San Miguel. He refers to this show, “Sudheer Sings Sondheim,” as a “revival of my old passion.”

When he began, he was surprised and delighted to sing to a full house right from the get-go. Now, in what he describes as a “win-win situation for everyone,” he performs his many shows each spring and generously donates the proceeds to some of his favorite nonprofit organizations in San Miguel. As Sudheer says, “It’s a way I like to give of myself and to others.”

This year, the beneficiaries of Sudheer’s very popular shows include: Mujeres En Cambio, Casa de Los Ángeles, the Audubon Society, Collectivo 41, the San Miguel Writers’ Scholarship Fund, the CASA Midwifery Program, Lifepath’s Outreach Healing Program, and La Biblioteca, this Sunday, March 9 at 7pm.

This is the last weekend to enjoy the performances, which are expected to sell out. Friday and Saturday shows are at 8pm; dinner is at 6pm. Sunday’s show benefitting La Biblioteca is at 7pm and dinner at 5pm. Tickets for the show cost 150 pesos. Attending dinner at Baile Café (Hernandez Macias 68) is optional. Reservations for the show are required, although payment is taken at the door. For reservations, please call 152-0095 after 11am or email baile_cafe@hotmail.com.

Sudheer, who got his start touring the United States playing Tiny Tim in “A Christmas Carol,” says he is “very much enjoying the opportunity” to share his voice with the community of San Miguel again this year. He and the event organizers expect a full house each remaining night, when community members will come out to enjoy a great show and support the work of many of San Miguel’s dedicated nonprofits.


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