Submitted by: Firehouse Arts Center
Firehouse Arts Center will host multi-talented entertainer, Roslyn Kind (www.roslynkind.com) on Saturday, September 15, 2012, at 8:00 p.m. The is located at 4444 Railroad Avenue in downtown Pleasanton, Calif.
Though often identified as Barbra Streisand’s younger sister, Kind has forged a successful career in all facets of entertainment -- from concert and cabaret shows to sold-out performances on Broadway to numerous recordings.
As a musical artist, Kind is familiar to both national and international audiences for her headlining appearances at prestigious venues such as Lincoln Center, The Greek Theater, London’s Café Royal, and Carnegie Hall with her frequent musical collaborator and friend, Michael Feinstein.
Kind began her performing career while still in her teens with the release of her first album, Give Me You. It was followed by engagements at the nation’s best-known nightclubs, acclaim from Time Magazine and three appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show leading up to her New York debut at the Plaza Hotel’s legendary Persian Room. Her follow-up singles and a second album, This is Roslyn Kind, showcased her growth as a recording artist comfortable in a wide range of musical genres. Ms. Kind’s latest CD release, Come What May, further establishes her reputation as a vocalist.
Concurrent with her recording career, Ms. Kind is an accomplished actor, having performed many Broadway and Off-Broadway roles. On television, her credits include the film Switched at Birth, NBC’s classic Gimme a Break, a humorous turn as herself on CBS’s The Nanny, and appearances on major talk/variety shows. Her film roles include The Underachievers and I’m Going to Be Famous.
Don Heckman of the Los Angeles Times wrote, “Forget that Roslyn Kind is Barbra Streisand’s kid sister. She’s too good – and too special – to worry about comparisons with older siblings.”
Tickets are $28, $33 and $38. Group discounts are available. Tickets may be purchased online at www.firehousearts.org up to three hours prior to the performance, by phone at (925) 931-4848, or in person at the Firehouse Arts Center Box Office. Box Office hours are Wednesday-Friday, 12 noon-6:00 p.m.; Saturday 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., and for two hours prior to the performance. The entrance to free parking is on Spring Street near First Street.