Lynne Rothrock, of Cedar Rapids, is bringing her cabaret performance style to the Coggon Opera House. With her accompanist, Julia Andrews, they will premiere “The Divine Miss R,” a show dedicated to the music of Bette Midler.
Rothrock is known in the Cedar Rapids Area for her Christmas Cabaret concerts, other singing and acting performances, and for sharing her talents as a voice educator. This spring, she played the lead role in Giving Tree’s production of “Tiny Beautiful Things.” Being compared to Bette Midler is not new to Rothrock. Marcel Smith of the Nashville Scene wrote “Recalling both Diana Krall and a prettier Bette Midler with sassy red hair, . . . .she can sing anything, and she can grab and shake a house.”
Lynne is an Iowa-born singer who has performed around the country at venues including Birdland (NYC), Bluebird Cafe (Nashville), Davenports (Chicago), Hell’s Kitchen (Minneapolis), Manhattan Vocal Jazz Festival, International Cabaret Conference at Yale University and many others. She works with Michael Feinstein at The Great American Songbook Foundation and is an active arts educator. She and her late husband, acclaimed blues guitarist Ron DeWitte, entertained all over the world with Holland American and Princess Cruise Lines.
Julia Andrews is an active performer of chamber music and jazz piano. She met Lynne in 2014 as a substitute pianist for Lynne’s Cabaret class at Theater Cedar Rapids. Julia is still giddy with the excitement of collaborating with her friend and favorite musician. She has served on the music faculty at Monmouth, Knox, and Cornell Colleges and owns Piano Works Piano Studio in Mount Vernon.
Seating is by general admission only. Tickets can be purchased at the door or can be reserved for will call by leaving a message at (319) 435-2071. Doors open 30 minutes beforehand. Payment by cash or check only.