Katharine McPhee rocked the house at the Zeiterion Theatre in New Bedford, MA on November 23, 2013, and I was there! She sounded incredible as she performed a 90-minute set of Smash favorites and “other stuff that she likes,” as she candidly explained. Her set list was as follows:
Would I Lie To You
Rumour Has It
Heart Shaped Wreckage
It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World
Stay With You
Stay / Use Somebody / Firework
Jingle Bells (snippet)
Shake It Out
Brighter Than the Sun
Everything Must Change
Cut, Print… Moving On
Don’t Forget Me
Never Give All the Heart
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
During the show, Kat jokingly showed off her Bostonian accent that she has been practicing. Hey, it wasn’t too bad! And that’s coming from a guy who hates when people fake a Bostonian accent! She also gave me a shout out mid-song while singing “Over It.“ I never thought, “Hey Kevin!” would be a part of the lyrics, but this guy’s not complaining here!
The show was truly fantastic. A highlight was definitely when she dedicated the end of her setlist to Broadway. She performed “Cut, Print… Moving On” from ‘Smash’ live for the first time and topped it off with “Don’t Forget Me.” She was charismatic as ever and just a joy to watch as she played her best Marilyn for us all. Not to mention, she sounded absolutely sensational as she belted out those numbers!
After the show, Kat came out and said hello the fans that stuck around! If you’ve ever met her before, you know she is literally the most kind and genuine person. While I chatted with Kat, she promised that her new record will be out early next year. She’s hoping to get a single out by Spring! She justified that it has taken so long to complete this record because she wants her material to be a perfect fit for her this time. That’s a pretty damn good excuse, if you ask me!
Tonight was a night I will never forget. Seeing Kat perform live in my hometown was surreal! Check out some photos from the show, taken by Michelle of KMC! You can view even more pictures at Katharine-Pictures.org.
… And here’s a video of Katharine performing “Cut, Print… Moving On!” Stage lighting doesn’t work well with phone cameras, but we had to share this fun performance!
Her final tour stop of this year is tomorrow night (November 24) in Buffalo, NY. The show is also a benefit for The Ronald McDonald House. Tickets are still available, so I strongly recommend going if you can!