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Nina Vansuch

Where have I Been All
Your Life . . . . . .
the sequel
A musical memoir
Doug Hammer, Keyboards

Saturday, November 1, 1997
7.30 pm

Kendall Center for the Arts
226 Beech Street
Belmont, MA 02178

Tickets $12.00
Proceeds to benefit
the Burbank Before & After School Program
and the Kendall Center for the Arts

Nina Vansuch
In the 1960's and 70's, Nina Vansuch performed with many musical groups and as a solo performer. Her work with the New Haven based Night Angels brought her to concert performances with Bonnie Raitt and Leon Redbone, the National Women's Musical Festival, the New Haven Educational Center for the Arts, Yale's Sprague Hall, and New England. She worked as a singer, comedian, and actress. She has also worked with arts organizations (STAND Inc,. Arts/Lexington, New Haven Educational Center for the Arts, et al.) as a consultant, teacher, and director of programming for children and adults. Since 1991, she has served as the director of the Burbank After School Program (BASP) in Belmont. She is also the creator and Director of Chenery Extended, an after school program for middle school students.

Nina Vansuch took a leave of absence from performing to get married and have a child. During this time, she began writing, consulting, and developing programs (including a radio show "The State of the Union") with other artists in her company, Artists On Call. Her return to the stage comes from her fear that if she waited too long, she would not remember the words to anything.

Where Have I Been All Your Life? is a musical memoir based on Vansuch solo cabaret performances of the 1970's and her book of the same name.

Doug Hammer
Doug Hammer is a Berklee College of Music graduate having studied classical jazz, and musical composition. He is the Executive Director of Dreamworld Productions, a company specializing in film and commercial scoring, recording, and composition. This is his first collaboration with Nina Vansuch. Their next project, "Love Songs for Dummies", is planned for 1998.

Tonight's Performance

With A Song in My Heart


Chances Are

That Sunday That Summer

It's In His Kiss

On the Street Where You Live

Almost Like Being In Love

Moscow Nights

If I Loved You

Moon River

Many A Now Day

He's Got a Way About him

The Wonder Songs

I Know a Place


Musical Direction: Doug Hammer
Advisor & Director: Steven Yakutis

Slides: David Caras
Video and Technical Advisors: Nancy Rogan and Cori Morris
Video: Belmont Community Television
Screen: Luke Bruffee
Lights: Steven Yakutis and Erik Haglund
Program and Flyer Design: Lynn Pulsifer
Chairs: Belmont Dramatic Club
Looks: Looks by Zohreh
Everything Else: Nancy Wagner and David Caras

Nina Vansuch owes her life to these people and she will never
be able to pay them back, so there.

Additional alphabetical thanks to:

Ginny Bales
Chloe Caras
Mia Caras
Julian Cole
Robert DeMaio
Rose Feinberg
Wendy Fielding
Jay Gitlin
Karen and Karl Haglund
Ellen Hall McEllin
Margie Magraw
Anne Mapplebeck
Fran McClintock
Christopher Morse
Pat and Jo Noonan
Guy Pugh
Rosemary Peterson
Bonnie & John Rain
Chris Rua
Noreen Sacca
Natalie Stoller
Lily Tomlin
The BASP Kids!! Every Single One!!
The Burbank Teachers & Staff
The Burbank PTA
The Chenery Extended Staff

The Kendall Center for the Arts

The Kendall Center for the Arts is a community arts center that has provided affordable studio space to artists, classes in the visual arts for children and adults, children's theater classes and performances, and vacation arts camps since 1982. Over 400 children attend the summer school and vacation camps, and 400 children attend afterschool classes throughout the year. Each year over 300 adults participate in a wide range of classes in the visual and performing arts including decorative furniture painting, photography studio work (which includes the use of the center's new dark room), and expanded ceramics program available through evening and weekend programs. The center sponsors open studio tours, concerts, exhibitions in the visual arts and free community programs.

Kendall Center Staff
Dale Mahoney: Director
Catherine McCulloch, Education Program Director
Arla Cohen: Administrative Assistant
Jaqualine Rossi, Director Belmont Childrens Theater

Board members
Ralph Child, President
Stephen Tomczyk, Treasurer
David Caras
Sheri Espar
Tami Kaplan
Jude Larzelere
Richard Pichette
Nan Rogers
Lauren Shaw
Susan Timberlake
Nina Vansuch
Sarah Wald
Mary Weeks

The Burbank After School Program

Since 1988, The Burbank After School Program has offered after school child care for children in the Belmont community. Currently, BASP provides care for 75 children and their families. Families enroll their children for two to five days per week of flexible activities including art and theater projects, homework help, computer lab, library and gym, and field trips. Members of the BASP community are active participants in many areas of the Belmont and Boston communities. The program sponsors functions that connect families through pot luck dinners, talent shows, discussion groups, and forums.

BASP Board Members
Jeanne Borelli
Miriam Weil

Members at large
Eileen Tell
Jeannie Ussher
Ann Roe
Jin Yu Li
Julia Finley Moise
Paula Archer
Debby Herzog
Carol Centrella
Janette Racicot

Nina Vansuch    Director
Lea DiMascio    Head Teacher
Kate Duffy    Head Teacher
Stephanie LaForce    Teacher
Suzanne Alcock    Teacher
Erik Haglund    Teacher
Belinda Augustin    Teacher
Ellen Hall McEllin    Substitute Teacher
Matt McKenna    Aide
Elizabeth Blake    Before School Teacher

Where have I Been All Your Life?

......the sequel

is dedicated to my son,
Matt Kehoe

(he's the only one who knows the answer)

Moon River
is performed for Leah and Jesse

If I Loved You
is performed for Michael Pulsifer

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