Bewitched, Bothered, and Bipolar had been brewing for awhile, but with the teachers from the Perry-Mansfield Art of Cabaret program, Carly was able to debut this show with a little help from her friends. As the winner of the Cabaret Showcase Showdown '09, the first prize was a night of performing a solo show. "Bewitched, Bothered and Bipolar" was born and debuted at Martuni's in San Francisco on November 1, 2009. Musical Direction and support from Joe Wicht helped this winning production soar. Ozard gently and humorously explains the ups and downs of struggling with bipolar disorder, with humorous effects along with a hilarious re-write of "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered" by local lyricist Tom Orr. Acoustic guitar and back-up vocals are featured by Brendan Getzell and Jennifer Martinelli. Musical selections include works by Leonard Bernstein, Craig Carnelia, Alanis Morisette, Laura Nyro, Andre & Dory Previn, Rodgers & Hart, Marvin Hamlisch, Queen and more. "Ozard's songlist followed the standard pattern of vacillating from serious to comic to serious to comic songs.... Ozard's playlist betrayed a wicked, self-deprecating sense of humor as well as a soft and cuddly side which was tender but never sugary.... It's no surprise that Ozard was named Best Cabaret Performer at the Cabaret Showcase Showdown 2009. I predict this performer will go far." ~Chloe Veltman, Author of Lies Like Truth, An Artsjournal weblog.
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