Stageworks Hudson is proud to announce a one-night-only special event presentation of cabaret performer Tom Judson in “The Tom Judson Show” on Saturday, July 28 at 9 PM. After premiering his show last year for a summer-long run in Provincetown, MA, Tom has performed his sparkling cabaret act that the Huffington Post called “playful and elegant” throughout the country from San Diego to Key West to Palm Springs to San Francisco and–just last month–two sold-out nights at The Metropolitan Room in New York City. Accompanying himself on the piano, Judson sings a collection of songs from top-drawer composers that you may not have heard before. Or, as he himself puts it, “obscure material from well known sources.” So you’ll hear great tunes from the likes of Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen, Cy Coleman, Marvin Hamlisch, Lerner and Lowe and even Simon & Garfunkel. But they’ll be rare gems from these giants, rather than the obvious choices. And Tom often complements his vocal performance with the stories behind the songs with “a real, authentic, effortless charm.” (Times Square News.com)

What gives this event and extra dollop of fun is that Tom is a full-time resident of the area, and the chance to perform his show “at home” is something he has been looking forward to. For this occasion Stageworks will be hosting a post-show reception for a chance to meet the performer and enjoy a glass of wine compliments of P.M. Wine Bar in Hudson, NY. Tom will also have copies of his recently published book, “Laid Bare” available for purchase and to be autographed.

Don’t miss this opportunity to see the locally based, nationally celebrated performer that Village Voice columnist Michael Musto insists should have “a show at the at the Algonquin or The Carlyle. I’m serious!”

Tickets for this special evening are $20 (including the reception) and can be purchased by calling the Stageworks box office at (518) 822-9667. For directions and parking information please visit www.stageworkshudson.org.

TOM JUDSON has appeared on Broadway and in the National Tour of “Cabaret”, as well as the tour of “42nd Street.” He had a featured role in the world premiere of Terrence McNally’s “Some Men” at the Philadelphia Theater Company. He has performed his cabaret act around the country and on the high seas with RSVP Cruises. His one-man show “Canned Ham” toured the country for two years and his recently published collection of essays, “Laid Bare” was a bestseller on Amazon.com. Please visit www.tomjudson.com for more info.