Cabaret at the CIA: COVER GIRL

Saturday, March 4, 2017  7:30pm
The Culinary Institute of America–Marriott Pavilion Lower Level

COVER GIRL is an evening of music by award winning Broadway Actress and "cover" to the stars Denise Summerford. Denise will perform popular songs that have been creatively reworked into a variety of musical genres such as swing, jazz, dixie, folk, blues and classic rock. Summerford’s unique and exciting performance will feature songs such as Bill Withers "Ain’t No Sunshine," Peggy Lee's "Fever," Justin Bieber's "Love Yourself," and Meghan Trainor's "All About that Bass.”  The show is musically directed by Vito Petroccitto.  

Denise Summerford has appeared on Broadway in such shows as the musical TabooThe Rocky Horror Picture ShowSaturday Night Fever, and Grease. She received a Drama Desk Award for her work in the a cappella musical In Transit and was in the original cast of the off-Broadway musical Shout!  "The songs in 'Cover Girl' were all chosen because of either a personal or career related connection I have to them,” Summerford stated. “Throughout the show I talk a bit about my career on Broadway as a ‘cover’ (understudy) and the tunes I sing in the show are all ‘cover’ versions of hit songs from other artists. There is definitely something for every kind of music lover!” Denise Summerford is also the co-director of the Half Moon Theatre School of the Arts.

Your $75 ticket includes a scrumptious dinner by CIA chefs featuring:

Local greens and grated Toussaint  Toasted walnuts, black pepper croutons, herb vinaigrette Brick Cooked Chicken  Winter squash "panzanella", meyer lemon jus Bread Pudding, Preserved Winter Citrus

Please note: You'll be assigned a table based on the number of tickets purchased. To request seating with other parties, please email


In the event that you are unable to attend a performance, you may exchange your tickets for another performance or show. No refunds.