02.28.13LAST CHANCE to see Alix at The Metropolitan Room THIS Sunday
If you haven't already seen Alix's new show "Born Too Late: Old Songs for a New Songstress" which received glowing reviews from CabaretScenes Magazine, you have ONE last chance! THIS Sunday March 3rd at 9:30PM Alix will be doing her final performance at The Metropolitan Room! Don't miss this fabulous throwback night full of old jazz classics and featuring the wonderful Bennett Paster Trio!
12.04.12Alix's New Met Room Show receives GLOWING Reviews!
The first two performances of Alix's new solo show at The Metropolitan Room have both been welcomed by huge, enthusiastic audiences, and glowing reviews from Cabaret Scenes- the premier Cabaret Review Magazine in New York City. Her last show is January 10th so be sure to reserve your tickets now at MetropolitanRoom.com!
REVIEW by PETER LEAVY (Publisher of CabaretScenes):
Twenty-five-year-old Alix Paige, like most of her enthusiastic audience at the Metropolitan Room, may have been born too late to enjoy, first hand, the exhilarating performances of the female jazz icons of the ’thirties, ’forties and ’fifties. But with an ardor for the songs of Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald and Dinah Washington, Paige and her band turned the room into a virtual time machine, transporting her listeners and herself to the heyday of the icons she venerates.
A trim and poised entertainer in an off-the-shoulder black gown and with a magnetic style, Paige’s own jazz chops left little to be desired in her renditions of “Angel Eyes,” “ Say It Isn’t So” and “Lush Life.” In one respect, Paige was a cabaret step ahead of many of her peers. Shunning the eyes-closed, lost-in-a-reverie stance of many jazz vocalists, Paige maintained a visual and tangible connection to those in the room from beginning to end, with eyes open and sweeping the room as she presented songs that her idols immortalized.
Some numbers not frequently heard in a jazz program were borrowed from Broadway musicals, notably “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly” from My Fair Lady, and “If I Were a Bell” from Guys and Dolls. Paige, who appears in USO shows, brought up two of her sister “Liberty Belles”—Joanna Howard and Lydia Pusateri—to acknowledge the Andrews Sisters with a rousing “Bei Mir Bist du Schön (Means That You’re Grand).” Paige also included a bow to a more contemporary icon, Barbra Streisand, with “The Man I Love.”
The Bennett Paster Trio—with Paster on piano and as arranger, Gregory Ryan on bass and Joe Strasser on drums—was a fine complement to this young and talented songstress, neatly supporting Paige and providing some delightful instrumental breaks.
November 29, 2012
09.21.12Alix Returns to The Metropolitan Room this Winter!
The woman that Cabaret Scenes called “an accomplished actress and engaging singer”, Alix Paige returns to the Metropolitan Room with an homage to the greatest female vocalists of the 1930’s, 40’s and 50’s. Always feeling like she belonged back in the days of those fabulous jazz legends, Paige explores the timeless jazz classics that were sung by the likes of Sarah Vaughn, Ella Fitzgerald, and Dinah Washington, just to name a few. Like her previous Met Room show “A Paige on Men”, the Bennett Paster Trio will be joining Alix again and together they will bring you back to a time when Jazz legends were born and the American Songbook was made.
06.13.12GREAT REVIEWS for CRT'S "MAN OF LA MANCHA" with MANN and PAIGE
Broadway World's review of "Man of La Mancha" starring Terrence Mann, Alix Paige, and Richard Ruiz:
"Paige commands the stage and more than holds her own against Mann and the hoard of bare-chested men who abuse her."
05.08.12Alix will reunite with Terrence Mann in CRT'S "MAN OF LA MANCHA" NEXT MONTH!
After starring opposite Terrence Mann in last season's "My Fair Lady", Alix Paige will be reunited with Mr. Mann and Richard Ruiz when she plays Aldonza in "Man of La Mancha"- the first of three shows in Connecticut Repertory's Nutmeg Summer Season! Opening Night is June 8th and the show closes June 16th. Tickets are ON SALE NOW!
10.03.11Alix becomes the voice of TWO beauty companies!
Alix has recently been hired as the voice of Mark. Beauty products and the spokeswoman for the new beauty website Dermapproved.com. You can check her out www.Dermapproved.com and just click where it says "See Video" to the right of the tag line, and to hear her voice on Mark's website just click the URL listed in this post!
06.23.11Alix plays Eliza Doolittle opposite Terrence Mann!
Alix Paige is thrilled to announce that she will be playing the iconic title role of Eliza Doolittle in Connecticut Repertory Theatre's "My Fair Lady" opposite Broadway veteran Terrence Mann as Henry Higgins. "My Fair Lady" will be running July 7 - 17 in the Harriett S. Jorgensen Theatre (lower Jorgensen Auditorium) on the UConn Storrs campus. The production will also feature soap opera legend and Emmy Award winner Eileen Fulton. The production will be choreographed by Broadway star and wife of Terrence Mann, Charlotte d'Amboise, who is currently playing Roxie Hart in Broadway's Chicago, and her brother, dancing legend Christopher d'Amboise.
08.29.10PRAISES for "A PAIGE ON MEN" at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM
Review by PETER LEAVY publisher of CABARET SCENES MAGAZINE
It isn’t an easy task, but Alix Paige pulled it off: creating an enjoyable cabaret show that’s totally autobiographical, at least nominally. The song selections revolved about Alix and her life, from fourteen years old when her mother gave her a motherly guide to finding the right mate: “date as many different men as physically possible,” and the show took it from there.
Admittedly, it all wasn’t nearly as narcissistic as it sounds, because “love, lust and loss” are as universal a leitmotif as one could get, and Alix’s segues between numbers made it clear that these were songs from the heart, sometimes beating with the love and lust part of her show’s title, but too often broken. Still, she was no Edith Piaf. She gave highly charged renditions of “Them There Eyes,” delivered with an energy that the 1930 songwriters of the piece (Picker, Tracey and Tauber) would have relished and, following her tale of a blind date with a man who had it all, but only on paper, an equally spirited “Find Me a Primitive Man” (Cole Porter).
One didn’t need to see Alix Paige’s bio to determine that she was an accomplished actress as well as an engaging singer. With her mobile face, befitting body language and a clear “I’ve been there” understanding of the lyrics, she rates an “A” in communicating the full force of her songs to the audience.
That audience was carried along on an emotional roller coaster, up and then down, and up then down again. Perhaps because perceiving the vocalist’s current state of acceptance that it’s all a road headed in the right direction, just as her mother told her, her songs of remorse – “Say It Isn’t So,” “Time Heals Everything” and others – were greeted by her mostly young adult audience with much appreciation rather than despair.
Paige’s accompaniment, the Bennett Paster trio: Paster on piano, Gregory Ryan on bass and Joe Strasser on drums, were choice companions. After an easy-listening instrumental opener, they provided Paige with cogent backing without ever forgetting it was her show. David Colbert was the capable hand on lights and sound.
This was Alix Paige’s New York cabaret debut. She’s good. And when she understands that in cabaret’s intimate rooms, a vocalist doesn’t need peaks of volume to indicate peaks of emotion, she’ll be even better. Hopefully, cabaret lovers will have the opportunity to see more of her.
07.15.10ALIX PAIGE FINALLY MAKES HER NEW YORK CITY CABARET DEBUT!
On August 26th & 27th, Alix Paige lends her "haunting" vocals to a combination of old jazz standards and Musical Theatre showstoppers in "A Paige on Men: Songs of Love, Lust, and Loss", her Metropolitan Room debut.
More about "A Paige on Men: Songs of Love, Lust, and Loss"
Even at her relatively tender age, Alix Paige has encountered many different men in her life and has experienced love in all its forms. Through old jazz standards and Musical Theatre showstoppers, Alix tells stories of love, loss, and just pure and simple lust. Alix's "haunting" and "sensual" vocals give her an "old-soul" quality that has been described as "well beyond her years" and with this unique voice she explores the love songs of brilliant composers like Gershwin, Porter, Sondheim, and Kander & Ebb. You will not want to miss Alix Paige's shimmering presence and powerful voice in this Metropolitan Room debut! (Please visit The Metropolitan Room at www.metropolitanroom.com for more info).
06.21.10BACK IN NEW YORK
Alix is officially back from the 6-month National Tour of Cabaret. After playing Sally Bowles and traveling the country from East to West and back again, she plans on taking the summer to put together her own cabaret, diving back in to auditions and pursuing the voice-over world. She would love to get together with old friends and know what everyone is up to, so contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope all is well!
05.12.10ANYONE IN THE RENO/TAHOE/SAN FRANCISCO/BAY AREA
Alix will be joining the long list of people, which include Johnny Cash, Louis Armstrong and Alix's favorite, Ella Fitzgerald, to perform at the Celebrity Showroom in Sparks, Nevada! She will be playing Sally Bowles in the National Tour of Cabaret May 24th at the Celebrity Showroom at John Ascuaga's Nugget Casino/Resort/Hotel in Sparks.
If you would like tickets please contact Alix or visit the Nugget's website.
Hope to see you there!
02.27.10ALIX GOES ON FOR SALLY IN HER HOMETOWN!
This past Thursday, Alix went on for Sally Bowles in "Cabaret" at the Eissey Theatre in Palm Beach Gardens, the same stage on which she graduated and performed in many a Benjamin School Variety Show. This was the first time in six years that Alix was privileged enough to relive her dream role on the stage and it turned out to be absolutely exhilarating and incredibly special. After the show, she was met in the lobby by about 40 of her family members and friends. The Cantor from Temple Beth El, her voice teacher from University of Miami, Alumni from the Benjamin School that she hadn't seen since her high school graduation, many cousins, aunts, uncles....even the Mayor of West Palm Beach, Lois Frankel, attended the show! It was a night to remember. Thank you to everyone who attended and we hope to see you at many shows in the future!!!
12.18.09Life is a Cabaret! Alix will be covering the role of Sally Bowles in the Nat'l Tour of Cabaret
Alix will be touring the country with Cabaret from January 15 to June 3rd 2010! She is a Kit Kat girl as well as the Sally Bowles understudy. She will be performing the role of Sally Bowles in her hometown for two shows: February 20th at 2pm at Delray's Old School Arts Center and February 25th at 8pm at Palm Beach Garden's Eissey Theatre- so get your tickets now because they're selling out FAST! For other dates, see "itinerary". Hope to see you all there!!!
09.08.09New Videos up on YouTube!
Check out the new videos of Alix performing with Shelly Berg and her fellow UM alumni in two private concerts!
In September, Alix will be performing in "Too Much, Too Far, Too Soon", part of the Midtown International Theatre Festival. Written and directed by Rick Leidenfrost-Wilson, the show is three short pieces exploring the secrecy and social dilemmas that, despite legal advances, still haunt the gay community. Before "Too Much...", Alix will be playing "Meredith" in a concert version of the campy musical favorite "Bat Boy" at the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts in Blue Mountain Lake, NY. Alix is very excited to be reunited with her University of Miami alumni for "Bat Boy" and also to be a part of the Midtown International Theatre Festival! Check out both websites for more info!
03.05.09Back in New York!
Alix is officially a New Yorker once again! After she returned from "I Love a Piano" Alix went straight into rehearsals with the American Belles, (a traveling USO vocal trio) and performed in San Antonio, Texas, where she had the pleasure of singing to and dancing with the legendary Roger Staubach. She is currently auditioning for her next project, whether it be a film, a commercial, or a show. Either way, Alix is glad to be back in her apartment and looking forward to the next step in her journey!
02.09.09"I Love a Piano" goes to The Sunshine State!
Starting February 24th to March 3rd, Alix will be performing in "I Love A Piano" at various theaters around South Florida. For more info and to book your tickets, visit www.iloveapianothemusical.com!
12.29.08Off to the Capitol!
For those of you in the D.C. area or in the Northeast looking to take a trip to D.C. to see our new president, Alix will be playing at the Arena Stage in D.C. with Irving Berlin's "I Love a Piano". The show opens at Arena Stage January 29th and runs until February 15th, so hurry up and go online or call to reserve your tickets now! Can't wait to see you in our nation's capitol!
11.20.08It's Just the Beginning!
Thank you for visiting my brand new website! I am currently on tour right now, but will be back home in New York City from December 1-January 3rd! If you haven't seen Irving Berlin's "I Love a Piano" yet, we ill be heading to the Arena Stage in Washington D.C. for 3 weeks in February and then we will be off to tour my home-state of Florida! Hope to see you there!