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SHAKESPEAREAN ACTRESS SINGS THIS SPRING IN SALEM


SALEM, NY — DC-based actress Shanara Gabrielle travels north for a spring weekend to perform her cabaret act, Tilting at Windmills, at Fort Salem Theater, Sunday afternoon, April 30, at 2 PM. Gabrielle’s show kicks off a Sunday afternoon cabaret series at the Washington County venue, which will subsequently include TV anchor Benita Zahn, humorist Byron Nilsson, and piano virtuoso Deborah Young-Weiler. 
“The last time I saw Shanara, she was giving birth to a baby on a tenement stairway on Chicago Fire,” says Fort Salem’s artistic director, Jay Kerr. “Before that it was off-Broadway, starring in The Wild Party. And before that, starring as Sarah Brown in Guys and Dolls at Northern Stages in White River Junction, Vermont.” 
Kerr has known Shanara Gabrielle since 2002, when she was a young actress in New York City and starred in his musical, War Bonds, at the Theater for the New City. Playing a canteen singer in World War II, Shanara sang solo …