Photos: My night at Horse & Cart’s ‘The Singing Room’

This shot captures actor Dorothy Lee (Sunshine) in a backstage mirror before the show.


Carolyn Demanelis, who plays the lead character of April (it’s her birthday party), gets in a dance groove with director Michael Emmitt while actor Amber Moffett rehearses.


Cast members Tanner Johnson Heck and Randy Diamon go over their selections. Diamon plays a sleazebag named Leroy during the show, but he’s also running the DJ board during this rehearsal.


Tanner Johnson Heck (Chad) raps “99 Problems.” Chad is a white dude who sports Charlotte Hornets and Oakland Raiders gear at the same time while singing … Jay-Z. Ya feel him?


A couple of views of the onstage bar.





Krista Rayne Reckner sings “Oh Darling” by the Beatles.


The script was written by Sean Paul Mahoney.


Nicole Paige Campbell, at right, plays a bubbly best friend with a secret. Her nemesis is played by Samantha Long, left. Here they have a pre-show laugh backstage.


Krista Rayne Reckner gets her hair in karaoke shape.


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By John Moore

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