CHAWbaret 5: Road Trip

February 28, 2009

I just go back from seeing the latest edition of CHAWbaret.  The theme of this particular outing concerns journeys, whether in a physical or an emotional sense.  And I thought that the performers dis a particularly good job of either picking songs for the theme or using patter to shoehorn their selections into the theme. 

Highlights include Matt Howe in a well-crafted Come to the Supermarket in Old Peking; Dean Reichard’s feisty Wherever He Ain’t; Lynne Barstow’s wry flight attendant welcoming people to the second act; Barbara Papendorp’s space-age Fly Me to the Moon; and Elise Logeman alternately sassy on No Man is Worth It and touching on Let Him Fly. 

And with five editions of the show, I think it’s terrific that producer Dean Reichard has done so much to give so many people the opportunity to perform.

There are three more shows.

Here’s the song stack: 

  • Pure Imagination (Dean Reichard)
  • Here I Am (Dean Reichard)
  • Sous le Ciel de Paris (Barbara Pappendorp)
  • Gay Paree (Daryl Anderson)
  • From Russia With Love (Daryl Anderson)
  • (I’ll See You in) C-U-B-A (Barbara Pappendorp)
  • Come to the Supermarket in Old Peking (Matt Howe)
  • I Happen to Like New York (Matt Howe)
  • NYC (Company)
  • Why Do the Wrong People Travel (Lynne Barstow)
  • The Lady Down the Hall (Rick Mauery)
  • Last One Picked (Rick Maurey)
  • No Man Is Worth It (Elise Logemann)
  • Let Him Fly (Elise Logemann)
  • I Will Wait For You (Steve Spar)
  • A Nightengale Sang in Berkely Square (Steve Spar)
  • Wherever He Ain’t (Dein Reichard)
  • Fly Me to the Moon (Barbara Pappendorp)
  • Anyplace I Hang My Hat Is Home (Daryl Anderson)
  • I’ll Be Seeing You (Company)

Music Direction by Amy Conley

CHAWbaret Hits the Road (but stays at CHAW)

February 22, 2009


They’re baaaack!

The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) and the GLBT Arts Consortium are presenting “CHAWbaret 5: Road Trip!” an evening of pop songs, standards, and show tunes that will take you on a trip around the world and back!

The current cast is (left to right in photo): Amy Conley (Musical Director), Lynne Barstow, Daryl Anderson, Barbara Papendorp, Dean Reichard, Elise Logemann, Rick Mauery, Matt Howe, Andrew Harmon, and Steve Spar (not pictured).

“Road Trip!” will be performed on Friday, February 27, Saturday, February 28, Friday, March 6 and Saturday, March 7 at 8:00 PM at CHAW, 545 7th Street SE (Eastern Market, blue line).

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door, available at: or 202-547-6839. (Advance purchase is strongly encouraged for this popular program). Doors open at 7:30pm. Refreshments will be available. Proceeds from the performances benefit CHAW’s and the GLBT Arts Consortium’s missions of building community through the arts.

Report: CHAWbaret 3

April 22, 2008

In my absence from town, the wonderful Marianne Glass Miller provides this report from CHAWbaret.  Thanks Marianne!!!

“CHAWbaret 3: This STILL Isn’t Over,” the cabaret showcase at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, drew friends, family and cabaret aficionados this past Friday and Saturday nights.  
Hosted by Dean Reichard, who was also one of the performers, the showcase featured Lynne Barstow, Matt Howe, Ilene Photos, Kathy Reilly, Mary Reilly, Justin Ritchie and, yes, myself, all under the inspired musical direction of Amy Conley. 

Here are the songs and who sang them:

  • Comes Once in a Lifetime (Styne/Comden and Green) — Kathy and Mary
  • I’d Rather Be Sailing (Finn)–  Justin
  • Woman Be Wise (Wallace) — Ilene
  • Nobody Does It Like Me — Mary
  • Everybody’s Girl (Kander and Ebb) — Matt
  • Finding Home (Gordon/Landau) — Matt
  • Dance (McBroom) — Mary
  • The Last Song (Goldrich/Heisler) — Marianne
  • Apathetic Man  (Goldrich/Heisler) — Dean
  • Kind of Woman (Schwartz) — Ilene
  • Celibacy (Boyd) — Lynne
  • Take Me to the World (Sondheim) — Marianne
  • The Trouble with Men (Tanner) — Dean
  • Someone to Fall Back On (Brown) — Justin
  • Some Other Time/Goodbye for Now (Bernstein/Comden and Green/Sondheim)–Kathy
  • Always Look on the Bright Side of Life (Idle) — Company