Away From the Met, Puckett Sings Show Tunes June 23 at Don't Tell Mama

News   Away From the Met, Puckett Sings Show Tunes June 23 at Don't Tell Mama Chris Puckett, a tenor in the Metropolitan Opera chorus, offers another performance of Connecting Flights, his New York City cabaret debut, 7 PM June 23 at Don't Tell Mama.

Chris Puckett, a tenor in the Metropolitan Opera chorus, offers another performance of Connecting Flights, his New York City cabaret debut, 7 PM June 23 at Don't Tell Mama.

Puckett, a self-proclaimed cabaret virgin, unveiled his act May 18 and 26, singing (among other tunes) lesser-known Stephen Sondheim ("If You Can Find Me, I'm Here"), vintage Kurt Weill ("Lonely House"), songs for or about women ("Mistress of the Senator," by Michael John LaChiusa, and "She's a Woman" by Kander and Ebb), Stephen Schwartz's "Meadowlark" and two new pieces, William Finn's "I Have Found" from The Royal Family and "Now That You're in My Arms," a parenting-themed song by composer Corey Samuels and lyricist Kenneth Jones, from a musical, Expecting Catastrophe.

The throughline, Puckett said, is the singer's "flight" from North Carolina to New York City. Tammy Samuels directs and Vadim Feichtner is musical director.

Admission is $10 cover with a two-drink minimum. Don't Tell Mama is at 343 W. 46th Street between Eighth and Ninth Avenues. Call (212) 757 0788 for reservations.

-- Kenneth Jones