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.
… 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.
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.
The NYPost today reports that Feinstein’s at the Regency will be closing in January. Bummer!
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…
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).
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.
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
2012 SIZZLIN’ SUMMER CABARET SCHEDULE
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
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.
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.