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Carolyn Zaremba (Alice)

In the 1970s in SF, Carolyn played Widow Begbick in Brecht and Weill’s “Mahagonny” at the Eureka Theatre and then at the Old Spaghetti Factory, becoming well known for her Brecht/Weill interpretations. She later played Helen Morgan in “A Marvelous Party” which featured the music of George & Ira Gershwin, and Juno in Donald McLean’s production of Cole Porter’s “Out of This World.” In New York during the 1980s, while studying classical voice with Charles Dunn, she sang Cole Porter again at Long Island Rep in “Let’s Not Fall In Love,” and performed in an original satirical musical by Wayne Lammers at various venues. In addition, she participated in a recording of “Unsung Pynchon” with original music by Barry Koron based on poems in Pynchon’s novels V and Gravity’s Rainbow, and performed in a concert version of a new musical about the life of evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson for ASCAP. She came out of retirement in 2003 to appear in Bernard Weiner’s antiwar concert at The Marsh, where she sang “What Keeps A Man Alive” from The Threepenny Opera, coming full circle back to Weill.