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Debra Wagoner: News

Fools Exposed! - January 22, 2008

Fools Exposed will be running from Feb. 19 thru March 9th. I'll be participating in readings of "The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds", and "The Heidi Chronicles". I will also be a vocalist in The Pulitzer Review. For more information visit or call the Fools at 208-788-6520.

Urinetown-The Musical - August 24, 2007

Come to Swift Creek Mill Theatre and enjoy "Urinetown-The Musical". Opens September 1st and runs thru November 3rd. Click on "Links" to visit The Mill's website and get ticket and show information. "Urinetown" is shaping up to be a great show, and a FUN evening out. Hope to see you there!

Summer Festival in Hailey, Idaho! - June 7, 2007

Starting July 3rd and running thru August 5th, Company Of Fools is putting on it's first ever summer repretory season. Three fantastic shows are on tap--"Shirley Valentine", "Body Of Water", and "The Spitfire Grill" (that's the one I'm in folks, with fellow Richmonder Aly Weplo-Yay!) For more information go to or call 208-788-6520

We're off to see the Wizard! - April 5, 2007

Debra will be appearing in Theatre IV's production of "The Wizard Of Oz" opening April 27th and running thru May 20th! This show is a quite a treat and great for the whole family. For tickets and information call the Theatre IV box office at 804-344-8040 or vistit their website

Home For The Holidays Cabaret - November 14, 2006

Come and see Debra along with some of Richmond's finest musical theatre talent in Barksdale Theatre's "Home For The Holidays" cabaret! This cabaret is a benefit for the Richmond Theatre Artist Fund. The show will take place on Barksdale Theatre's Starlit cabaret stage. Cocktails, wine, desserts, and snacks are also available before the show and at intermission. Performance dates are: December 4th,5th,11th,12th, 18th at 7:30
and December 16th at 11pm following the mainstage performance of "Mame" For tickets and more info call the box office at 804-282-2620 or visit

Come to the Cabaret!! - September 14, 2006

I'm very excited to announce the opening of my cabaret "The World On A String--Debra Wagoner sings the songs of Harold Arlen" at Barksdale Theatre/Willow Lawn. My first performance is September 26th....with six additional performances to follow. Click on the "Calendar" section of this site for details or visit! Hope to see you there!

Summer Fun! - June 11, 2006

Well, folks, summer is here! And once again I will be donning my cowgirl boots to play Patsy Cline in the Ohio Shakespeare Festival's production of "Always, Patsy Cline". I'll be singin' under the stars this time-- on the grounds of the historic Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens in Akron, Ohio. But before that I will be going out to Hailey, Idaho to do "Give My Regards" for Company of Fools. "Give My Regards" promises to be a fun filled evening (great for the entire family! ) of Broadway classics as well as some patriotic favorites in honor of the 4th of July. Check out the Calendar section of the website for dates and details. And if you are anywhere nearby these venues this summer--come and see me!

Debra appearing in Theatre IV's "Beauty And The Beast" - April 16, 2006

Come and see Debra in Theatre IV"s production of "Beauty And The Beast"
April 21st thru May 14th
For ticket info call:

Debra's On A Top Ten!! - January 15, 2006

Debra's CD, "The Hopeful Romantic", has won a spot on's "TOP TEN VOCAL CD'S OF 2005"!!! Check out "Press & Reviews" for a link.

In July, Rob Lester included her CD in his "Sound Advice" column on talkinbroadway. (Also in "Press & Reviews") Last week, Mr. Lester wrote to inform her that he was including her CD on his list of favorites from last year!

We won't reprint the entire column (you can check it out yourself, if you're so inclined). But we will share his opening remarks:

"When a little-known singer can stand up among the heavyweights with some of the same material, she must be good. Debra Wagoner is one such singer. She has a solid, rich voice that has an unaffected sweet quality."

Debra was delighted, thrilled, and quite surprised to be honored like this! It's a great start to this New Year!

Debra Opens "Das Barbecu"! - November 13, 2005

The Swift Creek Mill Theatre in Colonial Heights, VA opened its production of "Das Barbecu" on Saturday, November 12, 2005! For those of you unfamiliar with the show, it is based on Wagner's Ring Cycle operas. It transports the story to Texas, gives it a country-western twang, and requires its 5 actors to portray over 25 different roles! Debra (playing Brunhilde and other roles) is joined in this musical madness by her friends Robin Arthur, Jacqueline Jones, Jason Marks and Derek Phipps. The madness continues thru January 7, 2006 -- so come enjoy the fun!!

CD Launch Party! - October 3, 2005

To celebrate the release of Debra's CD, "The Hopeful Romantic", we threw a Launch Party! The party was held at the Barksdale Theatre at Willow Lawn. Debra was joined by many of her friends and fans to share a wonderful evening of food, music and mingling! Check out the Photo Gallery for some pictures from the event!!

Style Weekly Reviews "The Hopeful Romantic"! - August 31, 2005

Dave Timberline has published a review of "The Hopeful Romantic" in the August 31 edition of Richmond's "Style Weekly"!

Here is an excerpt:
"Wagoner has a strong, supple voice memorable for its luxurious warmth and clarity. Her talent transfers splendidly from stage to studio on this debut CD, a collection of show tunes and standards with a stripped-down sound and innovative arrangements by pianist Ron Barnett... An evening with this “Hopeful Romantic” is time well-spent."
(Check out "Press & Reviews" for more!)

CONCERT WITH THE FOOLS! - August 4, 2005

Company of Fools proudly presents Debra Wagoner in Concert at The Liberty Theatre in Hailey, ID. Debra Wagoner, of Company of Fools’ "Always…Patsy Cline" will be singing selections from her new CD, "The Hopeful Romantic" which includes "Love Is Here to Stay," "My Funny Valentine" and "Somewhere Over the Rainbow." Debra will be accompanied by R.L. Rowsey on the piano. Performance as follows:
Debra performs ONE NIGHT ONLY, August 12th at 7PM, at the Liberty Theatre. Tickets are $20 for reserved seating and $15 for twenty-five and under and seniors sixty-two and over and are on sale now. reviews Debra's CD! - July 14, 2005

Debra's CD, "The Hopeful Romantic" is featured this week on!! A review appears in the "Sound Advice" column in the section called "Under the Radar".

Rob Lester, a music reviewer who writes the "Sound Advice" column, recently contacted Debra to obtain a CD for his review. His rave review was posted on July 14. (His column is updated weekly, so check it out now!)

Mr. Lester calls this "... a sweetheart of a CD", and says Debra has "... a warm, rich voice and presence... instantly likeable and unpretentious." An excerpt of his review appears in the "Press & Reviews" section. Or you can e-mail Debra if you want to read to whole thing!

For her first review of her first CD, Debra could not have hoped for better!

Concert in Ketchum! - July 9, 2005

Debra recently treated patrons at the Tapestry restaurant in Ketchum, Idaho to an evening song. To residents in that area, she is perhaps best known for her portrayal of Patsy Cline - having performed the role twice for the Company of Fools. So, accompanied by the wonderful R.L. Rowsey, she delighted the audience with a few "Patsy" standards, as well as songs from her CD and other favorites.

The intimate concert was a great success; many customers stayed well into the night, and others called their friends to come join them! The restaurant's owner was delighted! She has invited Debra to come back again!

Off to Idaho... - June 13, 2005

On June 18, 2005, Debra will be traveling to Hailey, Idaho, to perform once more with the Company of Fools theatre. She will be appearing in "Quilters", directed by her dear friends, John Glenn & RL Rowsey. While in Idaho, Debra will also make some guest appearances in the area, including singing at the 4th of July parade, and other events to promote her new CD, "The Hopeful Romantic". So, if you're in the neighborhood... :-)

NEW CD & WEBSITE! - June 13, 2005

Welcome to the Debra Wagoner Website! At long last, Debra has released her very first CD -- "The Hopeful Romantic". This is an ecclectic mix of love songs, showtunes, and standards -- all with Debra's unique style. Send us an e-mail for details to purchase by check/money order, or to order with a credit card, check out "Products" for a link to retail websites.


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