On Friday, November 5 at 7 pm, Jacob's Well Christian Coffeehouse will feature The Monarques, a Christian folk music group from the Catskill Mountain region of New York that’s dedicated to worshipping God through a unique sound inspired by folk gospel and early rock n' roll. Laura and Steve Monarque met onstage while performing in Destinations, a rock musical at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City, where they found a shared passion for music and storytelling. Between them, they have many years of experience in music, theater, television and film.
Laura has performed across the country in professional regional theaters, including the original tour of Broadway musical A Night with Janis Joplin at Arena Stage and Cleveland Play House, and alongside indie folk band Blitzen Trapper in their original musical at Portland Center Stage. Over the years, Steve has acted in many well-known films including Sixteen Candles and No Small Affair, and numerous TV appearances including a special MTV video for the popular song "25 or 6 to 4", by rock band Chicago.
In recent years, Steve and Laura have focused on creating and producing high-end, family-friendly content for both live performance and film through their company, MonaVision Films. Recent projects include the award-winning made-for-TV film “Simpler Times” written and directed by Steve, in which they performed alongside Jerry Stiller and the late Anne Meara. Laura co-wrote the theme song with Jerry, and the film is distributed and programmed by ShortsTV. Steve’s play “That’s Life” is currently in development in NYC. It’s a story of redemption in which a suicidal rock n’ roller meets his guardian angel via a Karaoke machine. The 13-song score is written by Steve and performed by The Monarques.
For people who cannot participate in-person, the event will be live streamed and archived on the Union Church Facebook page and the new Jacob's Well Coffeehouse YouTube Channel.
We're now in our 27th consecutive year of coffeehouse ministry. Praise the Lord!
Drew Crandall, Director
Jacob's Well Coffeehouse Venue address: 3 Elm Street, Vernon CT 06066
Mailing address: 30 Lafayette Square, Suite 118, Vernon CT 06066 Phone: 860.871.6500