Be empowered

Overcome obstacles-real or imagined; do, risk, dare-rock the boat. And empower others when you do.
If I can, at 73, so can you.

After 50 years in Israel, I've come back home to tell my story sing my original songs with Israeli musicians, composed by Israeli and American composers, and to dance with a Russian new immigrant dancer.
Experience and be inspired!

Love yourself enough to do what you've dreamed to do all your life.

Video Clips

I Know You

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Confidence

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Reviews

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    You have a charismatic voice. The album gives me goosebumps.
    Bob Katz - Digital Domain, SomeKindaSpirit
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    As ever, your work is original , thought provoking-and tuneful.
    Fiona Jane Weston - Concert producer/actress-singer
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    One of my favorite lyricists
    Dr. Gillyanne Keyes - Leading vocal teacher and coach from Vocal Process Wales UK
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    Of all the songs Vardi sings, each one better than the last, her rendition of Duke Ellington’s “Gypsy Without A Song” stands out as one of the most powerful and moving of the night.
    Alex Turner - Jerusalem Post arts and culture reporter
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    I love the vibe, the singer, the singing, the lyrics, the arrangements.
    Shlomo Gronich - Leading Israeli composer, and performer

Songs

CONFIDENCE
Lyrics: Nancy Vardi * Music: Dan Schwartzman

IT TOOK A FEW YEARS
AND QUITE A FEW TEARS
BUT I FINALLY FIGURED OUT
HOW TO GET RID OF THAT SERPENT DOUBT
YOU CAN'T WISH FOR ANYTHING MORE
THAN TO BE SURE OF WHO ARE.

YOU CAN MAKE IT, IF YOU FAKE IT
EVEN IF YOU CAN'T BELIEVE IT
YOU CAN DO IT, NOTHING TO IT
IF YOU WORK IT, YOU CAN TAKE IT.

HANDS ON HIPS, STAND UP TALL
REMEMBER TARZAN AND HIS CALL
HE GOT JANE AND DIDN'T FALL
WHA'DYA GET BY PLAYING SMALL?

DOUBT CASTS SHADOWS ON WHAT I SEE
AND ESPECIALLY HOW I SEE ME
THERE ARE TIMES WHEN I HAVE BOUTS OF DOUBT
THAT'S WHEN THE SERPENT APPEARS AND KNOCKS ME OUT

WHEN I AM LOST WITHOUT A CLUE, THEN I PRETEND AS IF I DO
SO LET BRAVADO BE YOUR MOTTO
AND CONFIDENCE IT WILL GET YOU THROUGH….

TAKE MY WORD, DITCH THE DOUBT
THAT'S WHAT THIS IS ALL ABOUT
FOR SUCCESS AND NO LESS WHEN YOU DON'T HAVE A CLUE
CONFIDENCE WILL SEE YOU THROUGH!

I KNOW YOU
Lyrics: Nancy Vardi * Music: Shlomo Gronich

YOU WALKED INTO MY HEART
AND MADE YOURSELF AT HOME
NO WELCOME, NO BELL, NOT KNOWING YOU'RE TRESPASSING

I KNOW THAT LOOK, THAT FLASH, THAT SPARK, YOUR CHARM
I KNOW YOU FROM SOMEWHERE, SOMETIME.
I KNOW YOU FROM SOMEWHERE, SOMETIME.

IT FELT SO EASY THEN, SO WILD AND SURE
AND WHEN I WANTED MORE
YOU SMILED AND WALKED AWAY SO EASY
I KNOW YOU FROM SOMEWHERE, SOMETIME.
I KNOW YOU FROM SOMEWHERE, SOMETIME.

A DIFFERENT PLACE, A DIFFERENT FACE
A DIFFERENT NAME, I'VE CHANGED THE GAME
I KNOW YOU…
YOUR TIME HAS BEEN AND GONE
STILL I SEE THE MAGIC IN YOUR EYES
THAT LOGIC CAN'T DISGUISE
I WON'T STAY, I'VE GOT TO WALK AWAY
WON'T STAY AND BE YOUR PAWN

GOOD BYE IS THE ONLY WAY
THINK LESS ABOUT YOU EVERY DAY

I KNOW YOU FROM SOMEWHERE, SOMETIME.
I KNOW YOU FROM SOMEWHERE, SOMETIME.

Future Performances

    • Tuseday
      OCT 26

      Last Call For Love - Opening Night

      At Center Stage
      location_on 6 Hamasger Street, Ra'anana access_time 20:00
      Last Call For Love - Opening Night

      20:00 At Center Stage
      6 Hamasger Street, Ra'anana
      Tel: 09 978 2552
      info@centerstageisrael.com
    • Tuseday
      NOV 16

      Last Call For Love

      At Center Stage
      location_on 6 Hamasger Street, Ra'anana access_time 20:00
      Last Call For Love

      20:00 At Center Stage
      6 Hamasger Street, Ra'anana
      Tel: 09 978 2552
      info@centerstageisrael.com
    • Tuseday
      DEC 7

      Last Call For Love

      At Center Stage
      location_on 6 Hamasger Street, Ra'anana access_time 20:00
      Last Call For Love

      20:00 At Center Stage
      6 Hamasger Street, Ra'anana
      Tel: 09 978 2552
      info@centerstageisrael.com

    Nancy Karin Vardi

    Born in Baltimore Maryland, 1948 – Studied at
    American University Washington D.C.
    Emory University Atlanta Georgia
    Oglethorpe University Atlanta Georgia
    B. A.

    Created, produced, performed and wrote the script in Hebrew in collaboration with my director of the original one woman musical play “My Broom and I.”

    Wrote the lyrics of the theme song “My Broom and I” and for “What Did You Make For Lunch?” Music composed by Shlomo Gronich.
    The show was chosen to be part of the Woman’s Festival (Festival HaEsha )in Holon 2005. Interviewed by the First Channel on the Sari Raz program.

    Studied voice with Robin Weisel Capsuto, Shosh Legil, Feeny Oren, acting and voice with Kelly Roden; and with Agnes Messini and Carmella Inov, Heather Baker of Speech Level Singing, Gillyanne Keyes from the UK. Acting workshops in Europe; specifically Italy, Hungary, France and the UK . Currently studying Chubbuck acting technique and voice technique of Lovetri with Ruti Halbani

    Performed with the Israeli opera, under Edis dePhillipe.

    Performed in a musical by Hanouch Levin, “The Executioner”, in 1979, which was chosen as the best show of the year.

    Performed with American and English standards “He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not”; soirees directed by Dan Schwartzman

    Acting and singing at workshops in England in Birmingham,England School of Speech and Drama, specializing in the music of Stephen Sondheim and George Gerswhin ; East 15; Acting School near London.

    Member of the Kfar Saba Chamber Choir.,
    Performed at Abu Gosh festival
    Soloist on European Tours.
    Studied musicology at the Academia of Tel Aviv University.
    Member of Playback Theatre Momento of Tel Aviv.
    Auditioned for and was accepted to study at Yale Cabaret Conference 2011 in the USA.

    Created, produced, performed “Some Kinda Spirit!”- the album and the show that premiered in August 2009 in Ra'anana at Yad LeBanim. The show appeared in Jerusalem at the Mormon University, and at the Diaspora Museum in Ramat Aviv and at Felicia Blumental Music Centre in Tel Aviv. The album has been broadcast on Radio 88 and Radio 106 throughout Israel. And I have been interviewed on television.

    Last Call For Love is composed of 14 original songs composed by Shlomo Gronich and Daniel Schwartzman and Yaron Kakafi . It will be directed by Yaron Kafkafi.

    Born in the United States and have lived in Israel 49 years. Mother of Matan and Ya’ara and wife of Avri. And now a grandmother!

    My Musicans

    ADAM MADER
    GUITAR, VIOLIN, TRUMPET, VIOLA, MELODICA

    Born in Kibbutz Kfar HaNasee. A veteran musician performs extensively in Israel and abroad with such artists as Hanan Yovel, Ety Ankri, Ehud Banai and Koby Oz.

    SHAHAR BOREK
    PIANO, MELODICA, ACCORDION.

    Graduate Jerusalem academy of music and dance; supervisor music education, performs with choirs and soloists throughout the country.

    RONI WAGNER
    PERCUSSION

    Graduate Jerusalem academy of music and dance - using percussion of varied cultures - teaches and performs, workshops in south and north America as well as throughout the country.

    YAIR OPHIR
    DOUBLE BASS AND ELECTRIC GUITAR  

    Graduate Jerusalem academy of music and dance interned at university of Alabama in music; performs and teaches throughout the country.

    My Creative Team

    YARON KAFKAFI
    ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, WEB DESIGN

    For over two decades, Yaron Kafkafi has been one of the most acclaimed composers, lyricists and playwrights in Israel. He has written over 20 hit musicals earning him the local title “King of Musicals.”
    For more information please visit
    www.yaronkafkafi.com

    AVIGAIL SHEMER
    PRODUCTION CONSULTANT

    Founder creator Goshen Theatre.
    For more information please visit
    tgoshen.co.il

    TAMI SHAHAM
    VIDEO CLIP FILM AND EDITING

    Renown and accomplished photographer for over two decades; filming concerts, dance performances and musical theatre.
    For more information please visit www.tami1.co.il

    CLIP RECORDED AT
    PLUTO STUDIO TEL AVIV

    Sound Engineer: Aran Lavi
    Tan Tan Studio Mixing And Mastering Eran Lavi