The O’Briens


Marcie O’Brien “I was born into a musical family. My father, Frank Costanzo, was a first violinist with the Philadelphia Orchestra. At age 5
I was playing a tiny violin.

    “I’ve played with the Long Beach Symphony and the Westchester Symphony. For 7 years I sang and played the violin at the Spot Cafe.


N E W !

“For my Violin Recital June 10 
at Sunrise Senior Living,
I played 12 songs on the violin and sang
4 songs, including Fiddler on the Roof, Jesu Joy of Man’s Desire, Humoreske, Jalousie, Phantom
of the Opera
and Smoke Gets in Your Eyes. I played my heart out and connected with the audience.”

I am thankful for Cathy Wallace’s Musical Theater Class. With her gorgeous voice, Cathy reveals the heart of the music. I love the beautiful songs she sang and shared with me. She helped me find my high voice with “O Mio Babbino” and brought out “The Gypsy in Me.” I learned to dig deep and write a personal monolog that sets the mood of each song for the audience. I really got into Mae West!
She said to be big on stage, to make my song reach
all the way to the last row in back. It was hard work — and it’s paying off for me. Cathy's passion and inspiration are with me when I perform today.