Ever since Sierra Rein came to New York from California in 2008, she’s been running. Not running as in competitive races or on a treadmill at the gym, but running to catch her dreams. Sierra has achieved success in regional theater, cruise line shows, and performing in the award-winning vocal group Marquee Five, but she still knows what it’s like to feel as if she’s Running In Place.

Sierra launched her much-anticipated debut solo cabaret show RUNNING IN PLACE at The Laurie Beechman Theater last April and May—with return engagements last September—and not only earned raves but was nominated for a BroadwayWorld.com New York Cabaret Award for “Best Debut.” Sierra’s stunning show weaves together American Songbook gems, contemporary Broadway and pop, and new cabaret classics, in an inspiring rundown on dreaming against all odds. Directed by James Beaman with Musical Direction by Bill Zeffiro (with Matt Scharfglass on Bass and Rex Benincasa on Drums), RUNNING IN PLACE (inspired by the song in the Kander & Ebb musical Steel Pier), features compositions by Stephen Sondheim, Dave Frishberg, Jeff Blumenkrantz, Zina Goldrich & Marcy Heisler, and more.

“Her sumptuous alto and her intelligent, perceptive, and expressive interpretations would be enough to make this show exceptional. But there’s something else: a strong emotional undercurrent—never overstated or obvious, but nonetheless palpable and powerful—that ultimately transforms this uncommonly fine hour of cabaret into a deeply moving experience.”
–Roy Sander, Review Editor, BistroAwards.com

“Sassy, touching, intelligent, beautifully gowned, she simply conquered the stage . . .”

Such terrific notices merited another return engagement so Sierra will be reprising RUNNING IN PLACE on Wednesday, March 6 at 7 pm at Don’t Tell Mama (343 W. 46th St, between 8th & 9th Ave). Cover charge: $15 ($10 for MAC/Actor Union), plus 2-drink minimum. For reservations, call 212-757-0788 (after 4:00 PM).

Cover charge: $15 ($10 for MAC/Actor Union), with $15 food/beverage minimum per person.


“Friends had been encouraging me to perform a solo cabaret show for years,” Sierra admits, “and since this May will be my 10-year anniversary moving to New York City, I thought the timing was finally right. I was also inspired while listening to the cast album of Kander & Ebb’s musical Steel Pier, especially the number “Running in Place.” Many of the songs on my set list contained a few “I want” songs from unfulfilled women yearning for something to come out of their persistent struggle. I’m hoping my show will encourage audiences to Think, Believe, Dream, and Dare, and to maintain momentum even when they feel like they’re . . . running in place.”

Sierra Rein Bio: Described as “Voluptuous in both voice and body” by BroadwayWorld.com, Sierra Rein brings energy, spunk, dramatic soprano flair, and tight-harmony dexterity to theater and film roles across the US and the open seas. In recent years, she waved wands, tentacles, and swords as Ursula (from The Little Mermaid), Fairy Godmother, various “Moms,” and a Pirate for Disney Cruise Line. In regional theater, Sierra’s roles included: City of Angels (Goodspeed), The Little Shop of Horrors (Utah Shakespearean Festival), Boys From Syracuse and The Pajama Game (Reprise!), Camelot and The Sound of Music (Fullerton CLO), Strange Fruit (NY City Opera), Master Class (Odyssey Theater), and Bare (Hudson Theater). Film: Better Dead Than Red. At home, Sierra sings with the MAC Award-winning vocal group Marquee Five, is one of the Blogettes at Mark Janas’ Award-Winning The Salon Open Mic, and enjoys sci-fi nerddom with her cats and husband. Sierra is a member of AEA/SAG-AFTRA.

Please visit Sierra’s website HERE