Hana Fremont, Phylicia Fremont, Austin Stole, Isaac Saunders: Broadway and Beyond

Hana Fremont, Phylicia Fremont,
Austin Stole and Isaac Saunders

Broadway and Beyond

Norwegian Gem Spinnaker Lounge, Cartagena, Colombia, February 7, 2019

Reviewed by Lynn Timmons Edwards for Cabaret Scenes

Hana Fremont
Phylicia Fremont

Watching Hana Fremont and Phylicia Fremont (no relation) perform answers the question, “Where is the next Sutton Foster or Audra McDonald?” Hanna and Phylicia have talent and poise and a repertoire not commonly found among artists who have booked a cruise-ship entertainment. They are well supported by baritone Isaac Saunders and tenor Austin Stole. After opening with a cruise ship parody of “Comedy Tonight” (Stephen Sondheim), Saunders took the show to a funnier level with a parody of “Pennies from Heaven” (Johnny Burke/Arthur Johnston)—“Benny’s from Heaven” (Eddie Jefferson/Johnston).


Hana and Phylicia, who just met last August but sing like they are truly sisters, gave the audience the classic Garland/Streisand duet “Get Happy”/“Happy Days Are Here Again” (Harold Arlen/Ted Koehler; Milton Ager/Jack Yellen), every bit as thrilling as the original.

Hana offered “When He Sees Me” (Sara Bareilles) from Waitress and Phylicia soloed on “Home” from The Wiz, a perfect choice. Stole delivered a sensitive “It All Fades Away” (Jason Robert Brown) from Bridges of Madison County and joined Saunders on a lively arrangement of “She Loves Me” (Jerry Bock/Sheldon Harnick). He also performed “Caught in the Storm” (Benj Pasek and Justin Paul) before the quartet closed out the show with a medley of songs from Les Misérables.

Hana, who serves as the vocal captain, has a huge instrument and is currently working on a one-woman show inspired by Janis Joplin.


She and Phylicia are also plotting to create their own duo act which should be something to watch for.

Lynn Timmons Edwards

Lynn writes and performs themed cabaret shows based on the songs of the Great American Songbook throughout Arizona. She has had three short plays produced in the Theatre Artists Studio Festival of Summer Shorts and is working on a full length play, "Fairy," based on the life of Mary Russell Ferrell Colton, a founder of the Museum of Northern Arizona. In addition to writing and singing, Lynn plays bridge and tennis and enjoys traveling with her husband and artistic companion, Bob. Born in Ohio, Lynn is a graduate of Denison University (BA), Arizona State University (MPA) and has lived in Arizona since 1977.