Monday, August 12, 2013

Rachel Potter performs Sunday in St. Petersburg

   Rachel Potter, who's found Broadway success as as the Mistress in the Tony-nominated 2012 revival of "Evita" and as Wednesday in "The Addams Family," will perform at the Hideaway Cafe in St. Petersburg on Aug. 18. 
    Potter hails from Pinellas County, and besides appearing on Broadway (and as Glinda in the national tour of "Wicked") she has scored a country hit with "The Verdict." That song was nominated for an Independent Music Award earlier this year, in the "Best Country Song" category. Potter co-wrote "The Verdict" with Patryk Larney. 
   Local audiences had a chance to see her recently in "Spring Awakening" at freeFall Theatre in St. Petersburg. For her show at the Hideaway, she'll be joined by some of her "Spring Awakening" cast mates, several of whom have Broadway credits. 
   The entire cast of that show was terrific, so this could be a really cool evening. They'll all be doing their own material -- and Potter will be doing mostly songs from her country album -- so don't expect re-creations of the big numbers from "Spring Awakening."
   The show starts at 7 p.m. (Doors open at 5 p.m.) Tickets are $10. The Hideaway is at 1756 Central Ave. in St. Petersburg. Call 727-644-7895 or visit

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