UPCOMING PERFORMANCES & PROJECTS

touring concert ("girl singer: CELEBRATING THE WOMEN WHO WROTE THE SONGS") - Sidney, ne: apr. 17, 2021

When Peggy Lee hit the national stage, she was doing something her male counterparts weren't: she was writing her own songs. Songstress Mary Carrick and her combo celebrate the great female songwriters of our time – icons who moved music forward, wrote from their own perspective, and whose work has paved the way for the next generation of artists. Mary features songs by Dolly Parton, Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Nina Simone, Peggy Lee, Janis Ian, Lady Antebellum, and Cyndi Lauper, along with a few lesser known artists you’ll want to listen to again and again. She brings her dynamic vocals, gift for storytelling, and her trio of musicians on piano, acoustic bass, and drums for an evening (or afternoon) that will take you back and leave you humming a familiar tune.k with her stellar trio performs music iconic female songwriters - women who paved the way in music - including Dolly Parton, Peggy Lee, Carole King, Joni Mitchell, and more. 

OPERA TO GO W/ OPERA OMAHA: MAY & JUNE, 2021

Opera Omaha's Core Artists will perform a series of concerts across the Omaha metro during the spring and summer. 



RECENT PERFORMANCES

quarantine tonight: dec. 2, 2020

Mary performed with the Novak and Harr Trio live on News Channel Nebraska, featuring favorite standards and Holiday tunes.

the abduction from the seraglio (opera omaha): feb. 7 & 9, 2020

Performed in the ensemble and a featured quartet in this comedic Mozart opera.

ELF: THE MUSICAL (THE ROSE): NOV. 29- DEC. 22, 2019

A remount of the popular production from the previous season. Reprised the role of "Deb" in this fun and showstopping musical based on the movie, "Elf".

victorian tea (opera omaha): dec. 4, 2019

Performed a selection of Holiday music for this annual Opera Omaha event.

madama butterfly (opera omaha): nov. 1 & 2, 2019

Performed the role of Cio-Cio San's Mother in this Jun Kaneko designed production.

celebrating music of the 20s - 40s (private event): oct. 19, 2019

culture of costumes (opera omaha / the kaneko): oct. 17, 2019

Performed a duet for this special event as a precursor to the Jun Kaneko designed production of "Madama Butterfly".

PRIVATE EVENT (opera omaha): SEP. 26, 2019

P.E.O. INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION: SEP. 13, 2019

Performed a set of songs for the International Convention of the P.E.O. Sisterhood.

celebrating music of the 20s - 40s (private event): AUG. 23, 2019

faust (opera omaha): apr. 12 & 14, 2019

PRIVATE EVENT:  mar. 14, 2019

THE ELIXIR OF LOVE (opera omaha): FEB. 17 & 19, 2019

ELF: THE MUSICAL (THE ROSE): NOV. 30 - DEC. 23, 2018

Played the role of "Deb" in this fun and showstopping musical based on the movie, "Elf".

HOLIDAY LIGHTS FESTIVAL - "MAKING SPIRITS BRIGHT" CONCERT - NEBRASKA WIND SYMPHONY AT THE HOLLAND PERFORMING ARTS CENTER - oMAHA, NE: NOV. 22, 2018

Guest vocalist for this free, community wide event featuring the Nebraska Wind Symphony (under the direction of Keith Davis) at the Holland Performing Arts Center. This wonderful and festive  concert on Thanksgiving evening followed the holiday lighting ceremony at Gene Leahy Mall in downtown Omaha.

celebrating music of the 20s - 40s (private event): oct. 30, 2018

pagliacci (opera omaha): oct. 19 & 21, 2018

WARREN CULTURAL CENTER - GREENFIELD, IA: MAR. 3, 2018

"Something Cool" featuring The Mary Carrick Collective with songs by Cole Porter, Rodgers & Hart, The Carpenters, and Jule Styne to Dolly Parton, Van Morrison, Leonard Cohen, and more. Mary Carrick, vocals; J. Gawf, piano; Mark Haar, bass; Doug Montera, drums.

INSIDE THE MIND OF THE ARTIST SERIES - OMAHA CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC: FEB. 10, 2018

"The Art of Story Song" featuring a musical exploration of story songs from various musical genres, including discussion and Q&A.

FALSTAFF - OPERA OMAHA: FEB. 9 & 11, 2018

AMAHL & THE NIGHT VISITORS - NEBRASKA OPERA PROJECT: DEC. 15-17, 2017

Performed the role of "Mother" in this classic holiday opera.

MINDEN OPERA HOUSE - MINDEN, NE: NOV. 18, 2017

RED CLOUD OPERA HOUSE - RED CLOUD, NE: NOV. 17, 2017

TOSCA (OPERA OMAHA): NOV. 3 & 5, 2017

my way: a musical tribute to frank sinatra (performing artists repertory theatre): aug. 2017

stranger from paradise (opera omaha & great plains theatre conference) - may 26 & 27

World premiere of this new opera commissioned by Opera Omaha, libretto by Kevin Lawler and composed by Nevada Jones.  The opera is an exploration of the love, life and work of the prophetic artist William Blake and his wife and collaborator, Catherine.  Performed the role of Old Catherine.

wood river concert series - wood river, ne: feb. 19, 2017

"Something Cool" featuring Mary Carrick, vocals and J. Gawf, piano.

stranger from paradise (workshop 2) - opera omaha: nov. 2016

la boheme (opera omaha): nov. 4 & 6, 2016

stranger from paradise (new work preview) - opera omaha at the omaha community playhouse: oct. 17, 2016

opera outdoors (opera omaha): sep. 9, 2016

stranger from paradise (workshop 1) - Opera omaha: jul. 2016

HIGH PLAINS ARTS COUNCIL - SIDNEY, NE: APR. 16, 2016

Concert featuring The Mary Carrick Collective (Mary Carrick, vocals; J. Gawf, piano, JB Ferguson, drums; Mark Haar, bass)

SEMELE (OPERA OMAHA) - OMAHA, ne:  APR. 8 & 10, 2016

BASSETT ARTS COUNCIL - BASSETT, NE:  DEC. 5, 2015

A holiday themed cabaret show featuring Mary Carrick, vocals, and Todd Brooks, piano & vocals

NEBRASKA WIND SYMPHONY - OMAHA, NE:  NOV. 15, 2015

Guest soloist for the ensemble's fall concert.  Performance at UNO Strauss Performing Arts Center.

THE HUMAN VOICE (LA VOIX HUMAINE) W/ OPERA OMAHA: OCT. 28 & 29, 2015

Performed the lead role of "Elle" in the Francis Poulenc one-woman opera in celebration of National Opera Week.  Performances were held at House of Loom and Fontenelle Forest in Omaha, NE with an additional performance for students at the University of Nebraska - Omaha.  Directed by James de Blasis and music direction by J. Gawf.

PEARSON LAKES ART CENTER - OKOBOJI, IA:  AUG. 12, 2015

Concert featuring The Mary Carrick Carrick Collective (Mary Carrick, vocals; J. Gawf, piano; Mark Haar, bass; JB Ferguson, drums)

JCC OMAHA: JUNE 14, 2015

Concert featuring The Mary Carrick Carrick Collective (Mary Carrick, vocals; J. Gawf, piano; Mark Haar, bass; JB Ferguson, drums)

nebraska state p.e.o. convention - omaha, ne: june 6, 2015

Guest vocalist with J. Gawf, piano. 

fidelio (opera omaha) - omaha, NE:  apr. 17 & 19, 2015

a flowering tree (opera omaha) - omaha, ne: feb. 13 & 15, 2015

holiday lights festival concert (the holland performing arts center):  nov. 27, 2014

Guest soloist with the Nebraska Wind Symphony for the signature concert of the Holiday Lights Festival, a community celebration for the City of Omaha.

nebraska wind symphony - omaha, ne: nov. 16, 2014

Guest soloist for the ensemble's fall concert. Performance at UNO Strauss Performing Arts Center.

red cloud opera house - red cloud, ne:  NOV. 8, 2015

Cabaret show featuring Mary Carrick, vocals and Todd Brooks, piano.

BUTLER COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL - DAVID CITY, NE:  nov. 2, 2014

Cabaret show featuring Mary Carrick, vocals and Todd Brooks, piano.

rigoletto (opera omaha) - omaha, ne:  oct. 17 & 19, 2014

Performed the role of "Giovanna" in Opera Omaha's main stage season opening opera, Rigoletto, at the Orpheum Theater.

girls inc. (education outreach) - omaha, ne: oct. 8, 2014

Education program featuring performance and discussion with 6th - 8th grade girls at Girls Inc.

opera omaha guild (midtown revelry) - omaha, ne:  aug. 26, 2014

Cabaret performance for a fundraiser benefiting the Opera Omaha Guild with J. Gawf, piano.

opus concert cafe - cedar rapids, ia:  june 20 & 21, 2014

Cabaret show featuring Mary Carrick, vocals and Todd Brooks, piano.

iowa wesleyan college (union block resoration - mt. pleasant, ia:  jun. 7, 2014

Concert with J. Gawf piano benefitting the Union Block Restoration, performance at the Chapel Auditorium of Iowa Wesleyan College (now Iowa Wesleyan University).

CD RELEASE SHOW (THE SLOWDOWN) - OMAHA, NE:  MAY 16, 2014

Show performed in celebration of my debut album, Let's Fly, featuring J. Gawf, piano; Mark Haar, bass; JB Ferguson, drums.

CORNING OPERA HOUSE - CORNING, IA:  APR. 26, 2014

Cabaret show featuring Mary Carrick, vocals and Todd Brooks, piano.

omaha creative institute: apr. 10, 2014

Featured vocalist for Spring Fling fundraiser.

omaha press club show - holland performing arts center, omaha, ne:  apr. 3, 2014

Featured vocalist for annual fundraiser for the Omaha Press Club.

other venues and engagements:

Albion Area Arts Council

OLLI - University of Nebraska Lincoln

Bart Howard Room

Midwest Cabaret Conference (participant)

Geneva Arts Council

Warren Cultural Center

Valentine Area Arts Council

Minden Opera House

Rose Theater

Davenport's Cabaret & Piano Bar

Vredenberg Performing Arts Series

Wilson Performing Arts Center

Cathedral Flower Festival - Omaha, NE

The Pour House


 

Mary Carrick is a professional cabaret singer, concert singer, and recording artist. Her debut album, Let’s Fly, was released in May 2014. Produced in conjunction with J. Gawf, the album features reimagined classics from the American Songbook, cabaret, country, folk, and more. Mary Carrick is active as a cabaret singer, actress, and special event vocalist in Omaha, Nebraska, where she is based, and throughout the Midwest. She is a touring artist with the Nebraska Arts Council (Nebraska Touring Program) and an arts educator. Mary is the recipient of the 2013 Omaha Entertainment & Arts Award (OEA) as Best Supporting Actress – Musical as well as the Theatre Arts Guild Award for Outstanding Cabaret (2008), Outstanding Lead Actress (2007), and Outstanding Featured Actress (2003).
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