Wanda Houston is not only the lead vocalist for Heth, Bradley & Houston, the Wanda Houston Band and Big & Bigger, she also lends her talent to regional projects including the Convergence Project, Mothership Trio, The VT Jazz Center Big Band and the NOLA inspired Rejuvenators.
For years, she sustained a bi-coastal career performing on stages with the likes of Barbara Streisand, Patti Austin, Joe Cocker, Celine Dion, Rick Astley and Sam Harris. A private scholarship in opera temporarily took her to USC where she prepared for the Met auditions. It was at this juncture she realized musical theater was her future.
Meanwhile, she toured with Motown legends Mary Wells, Martha and the Vandellas, and The Platters while performing with tribute band,The Marvelous Marvelettes. Later, she joined the cast of Michael Jackson's production of Larry Harts "Sisterella!" and toured through Germany, Austria and Australia.
When she moved to New York City she was in the cast of "A Good Swift Kick” "Menopause the Musical” and was a soloist with the Broadway Inspirational Voices who received a Grammy nomination for its Christmas album, "Great Joy."
Since arriving in New England, she has been on the stages of the Bushnell in Hartford, The Stamford Performing Arts Center, Goodspeed at Chester and Infinity Hall, Norfolk, CT.
This program will be held on Thursday, December 1st at 2:30p.m. at the Litchfield Congregational Church, 21 Torrington Rd., in Litchfield, CT. The event will be open to non-Forum members with a $10 fee at the door, which includes a High tea and cookies following the program. The Forum contacts for more information are 202.359.3894 and womensforumoflitchfield.org.
Alex Dubois – curator, historian, writer, lecturer. “The Western Reserve,” a sneak peek at the major work of research in preparation for a unique exhibition opening at the LHS in April 2023.
Cindy Pease Roe – artist and marine activist and founder of UpSculpt. “Treasure and Trash” will look at her work as a painter, sculptor and passion of living and walking on the beach.
Tracey O’Shaughnessy – columnist Republican/American, art, coaching, award winning columnist, feature writer. “The Dark Woods and Me” a personal exploration.
Andrew Pighill – writer, gardener, horticulturalist and builder of dry stone walls. “Stone Structures England and New England”, a comparison of the old and new.
Jane Strong – co-founder and Executive Director – “Equus Effect Program” provides veterans and others in high-stress environments with essential tools to meet life’s challenges, by building healthy relationships through purposeful engagement with horses.
June 1, 2023 at 2:30 Wisdom House
Annual Meeting – Mark your calendar to join us for this annual event. Meet new members, see long time friends, hear about the year in review, and learn about the 2023-2024 program year.
Followed by Full Tea.