Zina Goldrich & Marcy Heisler, longstanding musical theatre faves, both on east and west coasts, graced the stage of the Sorting Room at the Wallis, as part of the summer 2018 “Sorting Room Summer Series.” This enjoyable evening of upbeat music and clever banter takes me back to evenings in many a New York cabaret and piano bar, with only a few venues to choose from here in Los Angeles! Their creative numbers and original songs just go to show that American musical theatre is alive and indeed thriving, for audiences of all ages to enjoy. Ambitious and prolific are these two ladies, with a recent show of Ever After,(collaborated with Drew Barrymore) in Atlanta. Zina & Marcy performed an enchanting song from this show, entitled “Who Needs Love?” A major element of the show was introducing a medley of their friends, including Cinco Paul, Scott Coulter, and Adam Hunter, each with a breath of fresh air and an inspiring tune. The audience was in for quite a treat, as they got to hear each distinct voice, each replete with larger than life personalities. Some standout numbers were “Alto’s Lament,” “Baltimore,” and “Fifteen Pounds.” With their belting voices, dazzling and comedic personalities, the two complement each other and perform with a natural rapport. Their vibrant intensity and charisma feeds off the spotlight, and more than exceeds the audience’s expectations. Each entertainer was a true star on stage in his/her own right. It was truly a show filled with fresh, promising musical talent. In the troubling political climate we face today, it’s refreshing to hear voices of hope and uplift, as is the case with Marcy and Zina. Their passion for the performing arts, both vocal and instrumental, is obvious, and this evening at the Wallis was the perfect choice for a magical summer soirée.