As writer and performer, Adelaide Mestre mines the autobiographic material of her childhood and family history, chronicling the trials and tribulations of growing up in an eccentric family among artists and over the top personalities.
Her latest solo-show, Top Drawer, begins on Manhattan's Upper East Side and follows a fractured journey to Havana to seek out her deceased father’s cherished piano. In story and song, with warmth, humor, and vulnerability, she invites you into her perfectly dysfunctional world.
The music in the show ranges from the classic Bolero, Sin Ti, to well known Broadway show tunes and excerpts of classical piano music. The album also contains an old recording from 1954 of Adelaide's father playing with an orchestra in Havana and two original songs composed for the show.
Excerpt of a review:
"Mestre has a naturally winning stage presence, casually dazzling … When she lets loose with a song you can see and hear the real artistry."
—Geoffrey Paddy Johnson, TheHappiestMedium.com