It’s been a while since an update! In that time, Cat earned her Equity card with Capital Repertory Theatre’s On-The-Go production of They Built America: Workers of the Erie Canal!
Immediately following, she headed directly to Florida to begin rehearsal as a lead singer in a rock band for Carnival Cruise Lines, where she has been singing a mixed rep of pop, rock, country, funk, soul, and even some rap covers, as well as performing in the production show America Rocks!
Cat will be returning to shore at the end of November, and is looking forward to getting back to NYC and trying her hand at auditioning at the AEA level. She is excited to see what happens next. Until then– SEA you later!
“Far and away, there were two standout performances. It was if a recording of Rue McClanahan was being played as Cat Greenfield opened her mouth. Between the spot on physicalization and flawless Blanche dialect, cadence and all, Greenfield’s performance was one for the ages. It’s something you have to see to believe.” -Theater In The Now
“In That Golden Girls Show! those hilarious broads are back, transformed into Avenue Q-like, rod Muppets (large heads, movable mouths, and only upper bodies and hands) manipulated by actors in black; puppet creator Joel Gennari does a great job directing their use. The actors, who perfectly synchronize their facial expressions and body movements with those of their avatars, and speak all their lines in character, include three women—Cat Greenfield as Blanche, Emmanuelle Zeesman as Sophia, Arlee Chadwick as Rose—and a man, Michael LaMasa (replacing Weston Chandler Long), as Dorothy. Bea Arthur, the original Dorothy was notably tall and mannish, so when LaMasa and his puppet enter and deliver a line in Arthur’s deadpan rasp, the laugh meter jumps. The accuracy with which the cast nails the originals’ distinctive vocal and physical mannerisms is the show’s most memorable feature.”
“And Cat Greenfield is an utter joy as Blanche, flawlessly evoking Rue McClanahan’s melodramatic musicality and Southern-fried insatiability, without losing sight of the needy, terrified woman within.” -Talkin’ Broadway
“Greenfield’s simpering Rue McClanahan is also a riot, especially after Blanche discovers her facelift has been botched. Everyone in the cast does a great job handling their puppets, displaying a specific relationship between puppet and performer that helps us accept that our protagonists are being carried around by black-clad manipulators three times their size.” -Theater Mania
It’s Opening Night!!! After two weeks of laugh-filled previews, we’re finally set to open Jonathan Rockefeller’s THAT’S GOLDEN GIRLS SHOW – A PUPPET PARODY! Off-Broadway at the DR2 theatre in Union Square! Come join us for a 90 minute romp in Miami, 1985!
Fun, yodel-filled reading on August 7th of Blair Bybee’s new musical, Cowpokes and Petticoats! Featuring the vocal stylings of myself, Bart Shatto, Kasey Yeargain and Megan Albracht. Conceived, original book, and Directed by Blair Bybee. Musical arrangements and Musically Directed by Jason Bartosic. J. Curtis Thompson on guitar and banjo, And Nathan Yates Douglass on upright Bass.
“I suppose it’s natural that the one woman in the show should steal every scene, especially if she is as talented as Catherine Greenfield. Not only does Cat play banjo, dulcimer, and mandolin, but she has the perfect voice for country singing. And her chemistry with Sean and Phillip is made more powerful by its subtlety.
Whether she is raising her voice in a spiritual like “The Far Side Banks of Jordan,” or a ballad like “All Over Again,” or joining Sean in “Ring of Fire,” Cat hits the mark every time. When she ended the comic ditty, “Flushed from the Bathroom of Your Heart,” by yodeling, something I’ve never cared for before, I found she could make even that truly beautiful.”
“Ring of Fire Cast Spotlight #1 – Cat Greenfield
The Medford Tribune says she “sang up a storm that would knock a possum off an Arkansas stump”, the Herald and News says she’s “the show’s ultimate performer”, and the Daily Tidings says she “showed her strength as a multi-instrumentalist with a celestial singing voice.” Don’t miss the performance everyone is raving about and get your tickets to Ring of Fire now!”
An interview with Oregon Cabaret Theatre for their 2016 production of Ring of Fire. Video taken from their facebook page. Visit their website at https://theoregoncabaret.com
A wonderful and flattering review by Jeffrey Gillespie for the Ashland Daily Tidings!
“Greenfield and Black pair well onstage, and they carry off many of the love songs of the evening with charm and style. With “Five Feet High and Rising,” as well as “Egg Suckin’ Dog,” the ensemble prove themselves capable of great comedic timing, and have a terrific grasp of the sly and homegrown humor that has long been cultivated below the Mason-Dixon Line. With “Flushed From the Bathroom Of Your Heart,” Greenfield is all tough Southern belle; a suitable segue into her onstage embodiment of June Carter Cash, Johnny’s longtime muse, and second only to God in his life.
Greenfield and Galuszka cover “If I Were a Carpenter,” which carries all of the passion of emergent love, and follow it with Carter’s own song, “Ring of Fire,” which she wrote with Merle Kilgore for Cash’s 1963 album of the same name. The company closes out a rollicking first set with “Jackson,” the country hit single about a disillusioned couple on their way to the bright lights of Jackson in an attempt to revive their love lives, independent of each other.”
“While Black, Carey and Leistner all give solid performances and deliver well for the company as a whole, the standouts of the evening were Galuszka and Greenfield — their chemistry and musical talent gave the audience moments of transcendence. Greenfield, in particular, showed her strength as a multi-instrumentalist with a celestial singing voice. Her performance alone is worth the price of admission.
As a whole, “Ring Of Fire” is a loving tribute to one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. With a tight-knit group of musicians and a responsive audience working hard to honor his legacy, Johnny Cash can continue to happily roll around heaven, all day.”
“…The show was outstanding. All the performers/musicians were top notch. Cat Greenfeild stood out and was incredible. She really brought an element of emotion to the performance that we both enjoyed thoroughly.”
Also a quick one from LEE JUILLERAT, for the Herald and News:
“And sometimes Catherine “Kit” Greenfield, the lone female, is sometimes Cash’s wife, June Carter Cash. Greenfield is the show’s ultimate performer, whether vocally soaring in “Sweet Bye and Bye,” energetically belting out “Ring of Fire” and “Jackson,” providing visual humor in “Flushed” and “While I’ve Got It On My Mind,” and variously playing an autoharp, guitar, mandolin and banjo.”
Many thanks to Bill Varble of the Mail Tribune for this one!!!
And for the most part that’s the case here, aided by Carey’s ability to slip back and forth between guitar, piano and fiddle. But the mulit-instrumental championship goes to Greenfield, who played guitar, banjo, mandolin, autoharp and sang up a storm that would knock a possum off an Arkansas stump.