Mara Getz in Interview Magazine
Every once in a while, I have the opportunity to experience a thrilling exciting talent with unlimited potential. Mara Getz is among that small number of performers destined to climb to the top of the music business.
BACKSTAGE . Bistro Bits . 7/8/1988
By Bob Harrington
They say that lightning never strikes twice in the same place. That may be true in nature, but it wasn't true at 'Don't Tell Mama's' last weekend while Mara Getz was singing. Every song had the energy of ball lightning and she electrified the stage from opening to encore. This my friends, is a voice to be reckoned with. She sounds like a combination of Dolly Parton and Janis Joplin, the perfect instrument for rock, blues and all points in between. A flawless rock belt fired an arrangement of 'With You I'm Born Again ' and 'Natural Woman'. She even did 'Memory' from 'Cats' so potently she made you forget any other rendition had ever been sung. Getz showed a soft, vulnerable side steering 'Embraceable You' from verse to finish. She has the voice she has the presence and she has the looks. Remember that name "Mara Getz".
BACKSTAGE . Bistro Bits . 11/4/1988
By Bob Harrington
...she's going to knock cabaret on its ear. In New York briefly this month, she put together a show at Eighty Eight's that was, if possible, even more impressive than her last outing at Don't Tell Mama.
Her powerful voice is not only perfect for cabaret and theatre, it's screaming to be recorded. To paraphrase another trite expression, I'm not really sure what commercial means, but I know it when I hear it. And when you listen to Mara Getz, you hear it from start to finish. Keep an eye out for this singing sensation. All it's going to take is a little exposure to make her one of cabaret's top divas.
New York NATIVE . 11/28/1988
Who says there's no place to go after a Broadway bust? Take 'Mail' for example. The show folded fast, contents undelivered but it did introduce us to some fine talent. Mara Getz, one of the show's featured performers, may not have had her name in lights for too long but with a little luck the opportunity should come around pretty soon judging from her recent appearances at Eighty Eights. To start with Getz has one of the most amazing voices around today. It's rich and sultry one moment, yet, in the next it has the ablility to soar. Mara Gez may have had the wrong postage once, but from now on her career should soar like air mail.
MAC Award Nominee . New York Post . 1989
The Manhattan Association of Clubs and Cabarets ( MAC ) announced the nominees for the 1989 MAC Awards, the cabaret equivalent of the Tony or Oscar.
Category : Best New York Debut
The Desert Sun . by Gary Walker . 4/27/2005
Whether they perform as singles or in tandem, Mara Getz and Richard Leibell are two of the best singers in the country...and whether it's in concert or cabaret settings, they never fail to give great straightahead renditions of selections from the Great American Songbook, Broadway or chansons du boite.