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From the age of three, when I first sang "Mary Had a Little Lamb" into my father's brand new tape recorder, I have always loved to sing. And although that number, along with "You Are My Sunshine" ( a duet sung with my father) and "It's Raining, It's Pouring" (sung by my mother to soothe me when she shampooed my hair in the tub), are still in my repertoire, the range of my musical tastes has expanded over the years. When I'm not singing, I listen. Other singers have been my best teachers and I have been strongly influenced by an eclectic group of performers including Ethel Merman (I memorized the entire Broadway cast recording of "Gypsy" at age ten!), the early Barbra Streisand, Judy Garland, Billy Holiday, Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Carmen McRae, and Frank Sinatra. 'To this list I would add contemporaries such as Rebecca Parris, Wesla Whitfield, Carol Sloane, and Dee Dee Bridgewater.

My goal in performing is to communicate the beauty of the music and the message of the lyric. Ideally, I like to perform in small, intimate settings where I can really connect with the audience. To me, cabaret is just that - communicating in an intimate fashion. Since so many of my "teachers" have been jazz singers, my music and style have been naturally influenced by that genre. My repertoire however, includes Broadway show tunes, jazz standards, rock and roll and blues.


Upcoming Appearances:


June is... Bustin' Out All Over


Please join Tongue in Cheek for an evening of Boundary-breaking song (Catharine David, Pamela Enders, Jennifer Lawrence, Gail Leondar-Wright, Ashley Lieberman, Alexia Motley and Marva Wooden) as they sing of Spring, busting out, and everything in between. Tom LaMark will be at the piano for this FREE event.


Friday, June 17 from 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM


Arts at the Armory - 191 Highland Ave, Suite 1-C, Somerville, Massachusetts 02143


Amory Events calendar


Parking Available, or mass transit via subway to Davis Square in Somerville.


Free show (Donations happily accepted).
Free car and bicycle parking at Arts at the Armory
Refreshments for sale including craft beer, wine and homemade snacks.



Prior Appearances:


Unlucky in Love


Please join Tongue in Cheek (Alexia Motley, Ashley Lieberman, Catharine David, Pamela Enders, Jen Lawrence, Gail Leondar-Wright, and Marva Wooden) with Tom LaMark at the piano at a FREE pre-Valentine's Day event.


Friday, February 12th from 7:30 - 09:30pm


Arts at the Armory - 191 Highland Ave, Suite 1-C, Somerville, Massachusetts 02143


Amory Events calendar


Parking Available, or mass transit via subway to Davis Square in Somerville.


Free show (Donations happily accepted).
Free car and bicycle parking at Arts at the Armory
More info available here.


Love is a Many Splintered Thing


Please join Tongue in Cheek (Robin O. Burrage, Marilyn Dale, Pamela Enders, Jennifer Lawrence, Gail Leondar-Wright, and Marva Wooden) with special guest Alexia Motley and Doug Hammer at the piano at a FREE pre-Valentine's Day event.


From Stephen Sondheim to popular country and everything in between, this show is bound to get you humming along!


A little Broadway, a little cabaret, a little jazz, some goofy pop and heaps of fun.


Friday, February 13th at 7:00pm


Arts at the Armory - 191 Highland Ave, Suite 1-C, Somerville, Massachusetts 02143


Amory Events calendar


Parking Available, or mass transit via subway to Davis Square in Somerville.


Free show (Donations happily accepted).
Free car and bicycle parking at Arts at the Armory
Refreshments for sale (including craft beer, wine, sandwiches, salads, and home made pastries)





A Garland for Judy!

A Cabaret Celebration of the Judy Garland Songbook


Friday, November 14th, 2014, 8:00-10:00 p.m.


Judy! A Legendary Film Career


Sunday, November 16th, 2014, 5:00-7:00 p.m.


Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA


Amory Events calendar


Parking Available, or mass transit via subway to Davis Square in Somerville.


$25 for one show or $40 for both Friday and Sunday shows!


[Special VIP package: $30 for one show or $50 for both shows, with a post-performance Meet & Greet with emcee/lecturer John Fricke and the cast.]


Reservations highly recommended!


For tickets to A Garland for Judy!
For tickets to Judy! A Legendary Film Career


About The Shows:


Friday, November 14th: A Garland for Judy! A Cabaret Celebration of the Judy Garland Songbook brings together four preeminent Boston vocalists -- Lynda D'Amour, Pamela Enders, Jinny Sagorin, and Randy Zinkus -- in company with musical director Tom LaMark in musical highlights from Judy's film, television, recording, radio, and concert careers. The show will be hosted by special guest performer John Fricke, the world's preeminent Garland and Wizard of Oz author/documentarian.


The evening's repertoire includes selections from such cherished films as Meet Me in St. Louis, Easter Parade, A Star is Born, Summer Stock, and Strike Up the Band; the duets Judy performed with everyone from Barbra Streisand to Mickey Rooney; and the one-woman concerts that thrilled audiences from Carnegie Hall to the Hollywood Bowl, from the Palace to the Palladium -- and the Boston Common and Boston Garden!


The songs will be interspersed with Fricke's behind-the-scenes anecdotes about Judy's life and professional careers. It's a must-see event for anyone who loves the ClassicAmerican Popular Songbook, the joyous pop culture of the 20th Century, and the magic of the woman who was unhesitatingly billed, reviewed, and endorsed as "the world's greatest entertainer."


Sunday, November 16th: Judy! A Legendary Film Career presents Emmy Award-winning producer/writer John Fricke in a review of highlights from Garland's historic motion picture work, tracing her on-screen performance arc from age seven as one of The Gumm Sisters in 1929 (The Big Revue) to 1963 and the London Palladium (I Could Go On Singing).


Audiences will enjoy the singing and dancing Judy, the comedic Judy, and the dramatic Judy in both familiar and unfamiliar sequences with such costars as Mickey Rooney, Fanny Brice (the original "Funny Girl"!), Gene Kelly, Spencer Tracy, and many others.


Emcee Fricke will share stories and quotes from many of those with whom she worked, gathered while researching his recent book, Judy/A Legendary Film Career, and while preparing for his appearances as a guest presenter at the Turner Classic Movies Festival in Los Angeles earlier this year and on the TCM cable network. It's a guided tour "from the inside" -- all in honor of the incomparably talented artist recently defined by TCM host Robert Osborne as "the all-around, most-talented person that's ever been in films to date."


A Special Reminder: Buy tickets to both the Friday and Sunday shows and receive the special discount price; details above!


Songs of Infatuation and Infidelity


Please join us for a FREE event, exploring love for those who love exploring.
Donations happily accepted.


July 20, 5-7 pm, in the Hall


Doors open at 4:30 PM.
Craft beer, wine and snacks available for purchase.


Center for Arts at the Armory


191 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02143




Directions to the Armory


Free parking


Robin O. Burrage, Marilyn Dale, Pamela Enders, Jennifer Lawrence and Gail Leondar-Wright with Doug Hammer at the piano.




A musical celebration of the "martyrdom" of St. Valentine


Friday, February 11, 2011


Doors open at 6:00 PM for cocktails and full menu


Performance beginning promptly at 7:00 PM


Ryles Jazz Club


212 Hampshire St., Cambridge, MA 02139






Please see our flyer Get Over It!


and the Directions to Ryles.


Join Boston cabaret and theater artists Pamela Enders and Wayne Fritsche for a Valentine's party with a twist. Come for dinner or cocktails with your special someone or your best pals and sit back for a sparkling evening of satirical, sassy and sophisticated songs of heartbreak and the ways we transcend it...


Or don't.


Musical direction by Doug Hammer
(with the Doug Hammer Trio)


Ticket Price: $20//Reservations are strongly recommended!



A Very Merry Little Christmas


Presented by Vox Humana Productions


Saturday, December 11, 2010


Doors open at 6:30 PM for cocktails and delicious fare, with the performance beginning at 7:30 PM.


Ryles Jazz Club


212 Hampshire St., Cambridge, MA 02139




This holiday cavalcade of nostalgic and new tunes will showcase many Boston area musical theater, jazz and cabaret talents including Pamela along with: Amanda Sousa, Morgan Neill, Michael Davis, Lianne Heywood, Louise Van Aarsen, Wayne Fritsche, Heather Glenn Wixson, Shellie Giroux, and Scott Mulligan. Also, Elora Rosch, Jeannette Rose, Jocelyn Rose, Helena McCone and Jake Wetherbee.


Stylishly backed by a 3 piece jazz trio led by the piano wizardry of Boston's Jim Rice, this upbeat, elegant, sassy evening is a terrific way to celebrate the holidays in high style.


To purchase tickets go to http://www.rylesjazz.com


For more information email VoxHumanaProject@Gmail.com.


Tickets are $25 per person. General Seating




A Very Merry Little Christmas Cabaret


Friday, December 11, 2009


Saturday, December 12, 2009


Doors open at 6:30 PM for cocktails and light fare,
with the performance beginning at 7:30PM.


Club Cafe Cabaret


209 Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA


There is metered on-street parking all around the Café and there is a nearby garage on Clarendon Street which charges only $9.00 for the evening.
See this link: http://www.100clarendon.com.
(Please note: parking meters are in effect until 8 PM).


This 90 minute holiday cavalcade of tunes nostalgic and new will also showcase many Boston area musical theater and cabaret talents. Sharing the stage with Pamela will be David Bloom, Michael Davis, Heather Glenn Wixson, Kristopher Johansen, Kevin Hadfield, Eric Larivee and Scott Mulligan. Also, Elora Rosch, Jeannette Rose, Amy Strong, Hayley Travers, Jay Uhler and Jake Wetherbee.


Stylishly backed by a 3 piece trio led by Berklee School of Music and Boston Conservatory of Music pianist Nick Connell and the percussion wizardry of The Rhythm Room's Rick Morin, this upbeat, elegant, sassy evening is a terrific way to celebrate the holidays in high style.


To reserve tickets email:


Tickets are $25 per person before December 10.


All at door tickets are $30 subject to availability.




John Bucchino and Friends in Concert


Friday, November 6, 2009 at 8 PM
Saturday, November 7, 2009 at 8 PM
(Reception with cast and Mr. Bucchino after the show)


Roberts Theater at the Calderwood Pavilion (near Hammersley's Bistro)
527 Tremont Street, Boston


In addition to the concerts, (John will be accompanying us), John is giving two master classes on Monday November 2nd and Wednesday, November 4th which will be open to the public. So if you are curious as to how performers are taught their craft, this is your chance to observe and learn. I will be one of the lucky people who will be coached by John.


Master Classes:
Monday, November 2, at 7 PM (open to public)
Wednesday, November 4, at 7 PM (open to public)


If you would like to attend the master classes and/or the concert, please call (617) 933-8600 to order tickets. When you do so, PLEASE give my name so I can get credit for the tickets (I do not get a cut but we were asked to do this). The only way I can get credit is if you give my name when you call; it cannot be done online and once the tickets are ordered you cannot go back and give my name. I do appreciate your patience with this.


You can also purchase tickets in person at: Calderwood Pavilion, 527 Tremont St. or BU Theatre, 264 Huntington Ave. in Boston.


You can also call me if you’d like more info – 617-491-3394.


John Bucchino's songs have been performed and recorded by renowned pop, theatre, cabaret and classical artists including Liza Minnelli, Barbara Cook, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Judy Collins, YoYo Ma, Art Garfunkel, Patti LuPone, Deborah Voight, Michael Feinstein, Audra McDonald, The Boston Pops, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in venues including Carnegie Hall, The Metropolitan Opera, The Hollywood Bowl, The Sydney Opera House and The White House.


Among his honors are The Johnny Mercer Songwriter Award, The ASCAP Foundation Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award, The Jonathan Larson Award, The Kleban Award, The Los Angeles Ovation Award (for the revue IT’S ONLY LIFE), The DVD Premiere Award (for the song “Better Than I”), and the first annual Fred Ebb Award.


He has written scores for the musicals URBAN MYTHS, LAVENDER GIRL, Broadway’s A CATERED AFFAIR (winner of the Drama League Award for Best Musical, with a book by Harvey Fierstein), IT’S ONLY LIFE, and the Dreamworks animated film JOSEPH, KING OF DREAMS, and lyrics for the children’s musical SIMEON’s GIFT (with a book by Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton and music by Ian Fraser). Some recordings of his work are: GRATEFUL, THE SONGS OF JOHN BUCCHINO (with companion songbook), SOLITUDE LESSONS (another collection of original songs), ON RICHARD RODGERS’ PIANO (solo piano interpretations of Rodgers songs on the composer’s own Steinway), and the PS Classics releases of the IT’S ONLY LIFE (with companion songbook) and A CATERED AFFAIR cast albums. As part of their Julie Andrews Collection, Harper Collins published a children's book, based on John’s song, called “Grateful, A Song of Giving Thanks” which was awarded the Parents’ Choice Gold Award.


March is Cabaret month. I hope you have or will take advantage of our weekend of festivities. You have the opportunity of seeing me and many others on
March 13, 14, and 15th.


Pamela - On Demand!


True to its title, this show allows you, the audience, to choose which song you'd like me to sing. The evening doesn't stop with me, however. Your ticket allows you to see several other singers for a full evening of entertainment until 10:00 PM if you wish.


Saturday, March 15th, 2008


7:00 PM


Doug Hammer on Piano


Blacksmith House


Cambridge Center for Adult Education


56 Brattle Street in Cambridge


(Validated parking for Charles Hotel and University Garage)


It is likely that this show will sell out so if you're interested,
please get your tickets now!


To purchase tickets go to:
Boston Cabaret


See Pamela in a reprise of her show -


Torch Songs and Other Hot Numbers!


Friday, March 24th at 7:30 PM


in a four day BACA Cabaret Celebration.


Jimmy Tingle's Off Broadway Theater, 255 Elm Street, Davis Square, Somerville MA


Call 866-811-4111 for tickets and directions, or visit www.jtoffbroadway.com.


This show was SOLD OUT when it was performed on February 4th.

Don't miss it…reserve your seat now!



See Pamela perform in a special weekend of music and song:


Cabaret By the Sea


March 31, April 1, and April 2, 2006


Ogunquit, Maine


Featuring 7 wonderful cabaret artists in a series of shows


The performers are:


Michelle Currie, Kevin Douglass, Pamela Enders, Linette Miles, Alisa D. Miles, Alexia B. Motley, and Tony Perry with Tim Evans at the piano.


For more information please see www.CabaretBytheSea.com.


Torch Songs and Other Hot Numbers
(the new and improved version!)


First performed four years ago to a standing-room-only audience, Torch Songs is a funny, poignant, and sassy evening of music featuring beloved standards from the Great American Songbook, Broadway show-stoppers, and hilarious comic numbers. Pamela has added many new songs for this special performance with Joe Della Penna at the piano.



Show Reviews:




The face of cabaret has changed. It used to be shrouded in mystery-in out-of-the-way, smoke filled cafes where performers crooned until the wee hours and patrons drank their scotch and sodas in the dark. Now that the smoke has disappeared, more often than not, the booze has, too. Venues like the "cabaret connection" at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education (In Harvard Square) offer a "theatrical" evening of cabaret. The shows may have a theme; some have a script, and often there's little difference between "cabaret" and a "theater" evening like Elaine Stritch's one-woman, Tony award winning performance in which she held forth (and told a few tales out of school) and sang her signature songs.


Pamela Enders' sparkling evening of torch songs last weekend combined her favorite music with touching memories, in a theatrical cabaret offering. Sweet stories of courtship were punctuated with witty remembrances and hilarious lyrics like the come-on from Sweet Charity, "Hey, Big Spender" (with one-man band Joe Della Penna on both keyboard and foot-pounding "organic" percussion) and Andy Razaf's cheeky "Handy Man"-with Enders channeling Peggy Lee and Mae West to regale us with what he can do for her front lawn.


Enders is such an elegant performer, with a sophisticated, soft, honey sound, that you're taken aback-and thoroughly amused-when she lets her hair down in a slightly naughty song like the Kander & Ebb teaser, "Arthur in the Afternoon" from And the World Goes Round. You would expect her French, and her Parisian vibrato, to be impeccable in Edith Piaf's "La Vie en Rose"-and it is!


Enders can break your heart with a love song to her late Labrador retriever and she gets way down, out of her normal range, for the funeral lament from Porgy and Bess. She puts a feminist spin on the Johnny Mercer standard, "Goody, Goody" and delivers a delicious parody, called "Hot Flash," of the Martha Reeves and the Vandellas' top-40 hit, "Heat Wave."


She opens the show with a classic Morton Gould/ Dorothy Fields number, "There Must Be Somethin' Better Than Love" and now we know. The only thing better than love is Enders singing about it.


For Theater Mirror
February, 2006


Beverly Creasey
Independent Reviewers
41 South Crescent Circuit
Boston, MA 02105


For printable version of this review click here.



"I wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed "Tales From the Couch." It was a wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Pamela's warmth, humor and lovely voice were just a pleasure."

—Annie Sharkey
Newton, MA


"We were impressed by your voice and the interpretation of the songs that you chose. The one by Sondheim I love and your rendition brought tears to my eyes. Congratulations...this is quite an accomplishment."

—Susan Gloyd
Albuquerque, New Mexico


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