When the one stepping on your grave… is you

August 24, 2012

Today’s New York Times has a review of Raissa Katona Bennett’s act at Feinstein’s.  Here’s a great piece of special material that she does.

New words today, we’ll learn to say…

July 17, 2012

… Lady Mondegreen.

According to the NYTimes, a Lady Mondegreen is “the term for misheard song lyrics that give rise to new words or meanings.”

Excuse me while I kiss this guy.

Nelson Pressley on the DC cabaret scene

July 17, 2012

Article from Sunday’s Post by Nelson Pressley on the Signature Sizzlin’ Summer Cabaret festival and his take on the DC scene:

Life is not a cabaret in buttoned-down Washington. Or is it?

The show tune and its close cousins may be making more inroads around town than you’d guess. More than ever, it’s possible to find singers — most of them with theater roots — crooning Broadway tunes or mashing up standards and pop hits in that casual, intimate brand of performance known as cabaret.

Cue dirge …

July 13, 2012

The NYPost today reports that Feinstein’s at the Regency will be closing in January.  Bummer!

Matt Howe — Burning (Man) It Up

July 11, 2012

One of the highlights of Matt Howe’s recent shows at Black Fox and Germano’s was Burning Man, a song written for him by Jeff Blumenkrantz at the suggestion of Matt’s husband Dan Adler.  Perfect for these burning days…

The Songs of Bernadette

July 8, 2012

Playbill.com had a great article incorporating videos-up of various Bernadette Peters performances from her television talk show appearances over the years.  Well worth checking out.  (BTW, I think my favorite is English Girls from Song & Dance).

DCCN Open Mic Monday

July 8, 2012

The next DC Cabaret Network Open Mic is tomorrow, Monday, July9th at the Atlas Theater (1333 H St NE, Washington).  Sign up is at 7:30 and signing starts at 8:00pm.

The incomparable Mary Sugar will be at the keys.

Summer is Sizzlin’ at Signature

July 8, 2012

It’s time once again for one of the best deals in town.  The Signature Sizzlin’ Summer Cabaret series is back.  The shows are $25 each or $125  for an all-access pass to all the shows.

More info at www.signature-theatre.org



Matthew Scott & Kirsten Scott Wednesday, July 11 at 8:00pm

Will Gartshore: Underappreciated & Overexposed Thursday, July 12 at 8:00pm

Signature Sings James Taylor Friday, July 13 at 7:00pm

Signature Sings James Taylor Friday, July 13 at 9:00pm

Sandy Bainum: Something to Sing About Saturday, July 14 at 7:00pm

Will Gartshore: Underappreciated & Overexposed Saturday, July 14 at 9:00pm

Natascia Diaz: What I See Tuesday, July 17 at 8:00pm

Natascia Diaz: What I See Wednesday, July 18 at 8:00pm

Carolyn Cole: Born to Take the BELTway Thursday, July 19 at 7:30pm

Bob McDonald: Cabaret Sauvignon: A Night of Music and Wine, Friday, July 20 at 7:00pm

Stephen Gregory Smith: Naked Friday, July 20 at 9:00pm

Colleen McHugh: Change of A Dress: Songs of Fashion Saturday, July 21 at 7:00pm

Florrie Bagel: A Musical Mélange of Florrie’s Favorites Saturday, July 21 at 9:00pm

Nick Blaemire & The Hustle: #thesummerofnerdsoul Monday, July 23 at 8:00pm

Erin Driscoll: Get Happy! The Songs of Harold Arlen Wednesday, July 25 at 8:00pm

Carolyn Cole: Born to Take the BELTway Thursday, July 26 at 8:00pm

Geoff Packard Friday, July 27 at 7:00pm

Carrie Manolakos Friday, July 27 at 9:00pm

Cory Jamison: Kenton’s Cool School: The Music of Saturday, July 28 at 7:00pm

June Christy, Chris Connor, and Anita O’Day

Revenge of the Understudies Saturday, July 28 at 9:00pm


Dada Gets Reviewed

June 10, 2012

More than a week after Jane Horowitz saw the show, her review FINALLY appeared in the Post.

As I told the cast last night, except for our deliriously wonderful leading lady, each of the rest of us (depending on our level of ego) can decide where s/he fits into acting reviewed as being “not (of) a uniform level of skill.”

I’m in the show this coming weekend (6/14-17) and will be missing the closing weekend of the DCAC run, and then will be doing the show in the Fringe Festival.

DC Cabaret Network Monday Night

June 9, 2012

The next DC Cabaret Network Open Mic is on Monday, June 11th.  Sign-up is at 7:30 and the singing starts at 8:00pm.  Jonathan Tuzman will be at the keys.

The Atlas Theater is located at 1333 H St NE, Washington DC.