Aerosol scientists suggest that singing is an activity associated with an increased risk of audience exposure to the SARS-CoV2, the virus that causes COVID-19. In order to minimize that risk, the singers in shows presented at Blue Strawberry starting this August will all perform from as far upstage as possible. Our stage is 10 feet deep, and they will perform at the very back of the stage next to the wall. Supporting musicians will all be masked. We will also pull back our front row of seats 4 feet from the lip of the stage. This will create at least 12 feet of space between the singer and the front row of audience members. We have also reduced our inside capacity from 100 to fewer than half that number.
Nikki Glenn is a violinist and vocalist with a repertoire of jazz instrumentals and smooth, easy listening vocals. Classically trained, she’s the recipient of scholarships from the Cleveland Institute of Music (Preparatory Division) and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. She’s also one of two American violinists selected to perform in the inaugural season of the Operafestival di Roma in Rome, Italy.
While training for a career as an orchestral violinist, Nikki discovered a love for jazz, rock, rhythm and blues. She has shared the stage with artists including the Black Eyed Peas, the Moody Blues, Amy Grant, Bernadette Peters, and Johnny Mathis.