Doors open at 7PM | Concert starts at 8PM
Spend an evening with Ava Bryant, accompanied on piano by Luke Kirkwood, as we go on a musical journey through love, heartbreak, humor, female empowerment and more. Ava began her musical theatre journey in 2019 as Alice Murphy in Bright Star earning a nomination for Best Actress at the prestigious Tommy Tune Awards and helping her school win Best Musical that year. She is currently studying acting in New York and just had her first pop single “Always You” featured in a new series on MTV.
About Ava Bryant:
Ava Bryant is an American singer and actress who currently splits her time between New York and Houston. Ava has been working on music since she was seven years old first with acoustic
guitar, then school choir and later classical piano and voice. Ten years in school choir and vocal lessons with some of the most amazing vocal coaches have given Ava a wide vocal range and knowledge about how to use her instrument. Ava’s first major musical theatre experience was as Alice Murphy in the Texas high school premiere of Bright Star the Musical. From the moment the lights went up on opening night, Ava felt like the stage was home and actively started working towards a career on stage. Some of her favorite roles have been Jo in Little Women, Dot in Sunday in the Park with George and Becca in Rabbit Hole. Ava is also a prolific songwriter and has a successful catalogue of her original music available for purchase or streaming. Her first single was released when she was 14 years old and currently has over 2 million streams. Her first EP will be available this fall. Ava is currently a sophomore at LIU Brooklyn majoring in BFA Acting for Film, Television and Theatre.
About Luke Kirkwood:
Luke is a native Houstonian and has worked as a professional pianist since 2004. After receiving his Bachelor’s Degree from Sam Houston State University, he worked as a choir and drumline director for eight years in Cy-Fair ISD and Cypress Christian School in Cypress, TX. Through his teaching career, Luke and his wife, Blythe, actively built a roster of local musicians and successfully launched their music booking service in January 2018. This new business, Kirkwood Music Services, LLC, has played an integral part in booking quality accompanists and professional musicians for over 400 events for schools and private clients since launch. He is an active musician playing for choir concerts, solo & ensemble contests, and UIL Concert and Sightreading Contests. Luke also enjoys playing for musical theatre productions both at the educational and professional level. He has served as rehearsal pianist, music director, conductor, contractor, and/or keyboardist for 125 local theatre productions including shows with Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS), Broadway Across America, AD Players, HITS Theatre, and Stages
A la Carte Menu | Full table service | Sommelier curated wine list | Hand-crafted cocktails
ALL SALES ARE FINAL; There are no refunds, exchanges, or cancellations allowed. Food and beverages are not included in the admission fee.