If your love of the cinema extends past Oscars weekend, you’re in luck. The movies are coming to you with Beth Tinnon’s one-woman show, “Great Songs of the Cinema.” Here’s what you need to know about her and her upcoming show.
1. Her one-woman show, “Great Songs of the Cinema,” will bring on all the feelings
If you’re a movie aficionado — and who isn’t? — this is the show for you. “I want to re-create these memorable movie moments that bring you to a certain time of your life,” Tinnon says. “I think that’s what music and performing is about.” In this one-woman show, be prepared to walk through a small history of movies. Tinnon includes songs from “The Way We Were,” “Dirty Dancing” and “Ghost,” among many others. “I chose movies because when you hear a song that’s synonymous with a movie, it takes you back. Movies are just so powerful.”
2. She’s all about audience participation
In all of Tinnon’s one-woman shows, the audience is more than an audience — it’s an integral part of the show itself. “When I go to a show,” Tinnon says, “ I want to feel special, to have a memorable moment. It’s about connecting with the audience.” If your dream is to sing, get to one of Tinnon’s shows, where the audience gets to be the co-star.
3. She’s come full circle
Tinnon has a huge breadth of experience, from the legendary Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee, to Disney cruise ships, to Yankee Stadium’s private lounge Legends for the 2009 World Series. The result? She’s a well-honed performer who’s as versatile as she is talented — Tinnon is adept at everything from jazz and blues to country and more. A consistent winner of the “Atlantic City Weekly Readers’ Choice Nightlife Award for Best Casino Lounge Act,” Tinnon’s performance at Superstar Theater marks a full circle moment: in addition to being an opening act at Superstar Theater in the past, she saw her own hero, Ann-Margret, perform there, as well.
4. She’s grateful and it shows
It takes more than knowing how to belt out a song to be a great performer. Instead, it’s a combination of knowing your audience, being able to read a crowd, being versatile, having talent and not least of all, showing gratitude. A consummate performer, Tinnon has all of the above. “I’m so grateful to be working with all the wonderful staff, from the lighting crews to the sound crews, the entertainment directors, the marketing people,” says Tinnon, who’s well aware that a show takes a whole lot of people to make it legendary.