CHAWbaret 4

October 28, 2008

Ron and I caught the latest iteration of CHAWberet on Friday night, titled Cabaret Connections. 

The evening had a theme of “family” with the performers exploring the theme from all angles — tender, sardonic, heartfelt, and even spooky!  All of the performers delivered material in very personal interpretations, and there was a fascinating variety of material.  Matt Howe assembled everyone’s contributions in an amazingly cohesive, charming fashion and Alex Tang provided music direction that both supported the needs of individual performers and provided a unifying feel for the evening.

The program repeats Friday, November 7 and Saturday, November 8.

Here’s what people sang:

  • Mama Says (Dean Reichard)
  • Be Kind to Your Parents (Dean Reichard & Catherine Satterlee)
  • Someone to Watch Over Me (Cahterine Satterlee)
  • I Won’t Mind (David McMullen)
  • Way Ahead of My Time (David McMullen)
  • She’s Always a Woman (Emily Leatha Everson)
  • I Love to Be Unhappy (Emily Leatha Everson)
  • Real Emotional Girl (Dean Reichard)
  • Family Theme (Ensemble)
  • Live Alone and Like It (Matt Howe)
  • Hello Again (Matt Howe)
  • Older Sister (Catherine Satterlee)
  • My Dogs (David McMullen)
  • The Story Goes On (Emily Leatha Everson)
  • Brotherhood of Man (Ensemble)

In one of the more charming moments of the show, Matt took a picture of the audience and performers which he was kind enough to share with this blog.  When Matt sends me the photos from the next 2 shows, I sincerely hope there are more people in the house since this is a show that deserves to be seen!!!


Come to the CHAWberet!

October 14, 2008
It’s baaaaaack!!!!!
3 Nights Only: “Cabaret Connections”

The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) and the GLBT Arts Consortium are presenting “CHAWbaret 4: Cabaret Connections” an evening of pop songs, standards, and show tunes about family, friends, and the ties that bind us. “Cabaret Connections” will be performed on Friday, October 24, Friday, November 7, and Saturday, November 8 at 8:00 PM at CHAW, 545 7th Street SE.  Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door, available at:  www.chaw.org or 202-547-6839.  (Advance purchase is strongly encouraged for this popular program).  Refreshments will be available before the show to facilitate mixing-and-mingling. Proceeds from the performances benefit CHAW’s and the GLBT Arts Consortium’s missions of building community through the arts. 

CHAWbaret will feature five D.C. Cabaret Network members, including:  Emily Leatha Everson, Matt Howe, David McMullin, Dean Reichard, and Catherine Satterlee.

Musical direction is by Alex Tang, who has played for national tours of “Mamma Mia!” and “Lion King”. Tang was pianist-conductor for the Helen Hayes Award-winning production of “Urinetown” (Signature Theatre) and he regularly plays open mics and singers’ showcases for the D.C. Cabaret Network.

The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop is a non-profit, multidisciplinary arts education facility, located on the corner of 7th and G Streets, SE (just two blocks south of Eastern Market). For more information about classes, performances, exhibitions, and programs, visit www.chaw.org.

The GLBT Art Consortium is a voluntary collaboration of varied arts organizations from the Washington, D.C. metro area which works to raise the visibility of GLBT arts.  Since 2000, the Consortium has offered a summer production of a Gilbert & Sullivan operetta in CHAW’s black box theater.  For more information, visit:  www.dcglbtarts.org.

For more information about “CHAWbaret 4: Cabaret Connections,” call CHAW at 202-547-6839 or visit www.chaw.org.