Lina Koutrakos / Rick Jensen Workshop Concert

March 29, 2010

OK, we spent the workshop today putting the final show together.  Lina and Rick shared the process they use to assemble a show, demonstrating it on the one for the class.  Then it was the nitty-gritty of actually doing it all.  Particular congratulations to Daryl Anderson, ToniRae Brotons, Emily Everson, and Jennifer Blades who at 12:30 were informed that they were doing duets and had them ready by the 6:00pm show under the brilliant guidance of the teaching team.

For anyone interested, here’s a link to the recording I made of the concert.  (Unfortunately we were seated in front of the cafe area, so you also get the hum of the kitchen equipment.)

Here’s what people sang:

  • Hooray for Love — Jennifer Blades
  • Come In From the Rain / Why Did I Choose You ? — ToniRae Brotons / Darryl Anderson
  • I Never Say Anything / My Superman– Chris Cochrane
  • I’ll Get Up Tomorrow Morning — Christy Trapp
  • All of My Life — Darryl Anderson
  • Baby, You Can sleep While I Drive — Marianne Glass Miller
  • When I Fall In Love — Elcindor Johnson
  • It’s a Jungle Out There — Emily Everson
  • Do Right Woman, Do Right Man — Jean McMahon
  • Sleepy Man — Emily Everson & Jennifer Blades
  • Yard Sale — Michael Miyazaki
  • How Did We Come To This ? — Christy Frye
  • On the Other Side of the Tracks — ToniRae Brotons
  • Bye Bye Blackbird — Company

The place to be February 2nd…

January 23, 2008

roof_top_photo_1.jpgroof_top_photo_1.jpgroof_top_photo_1.jpgOn February 2, a host of outstanding cabaret performers, all DC Cabaret Network members — Terri Allen, Davey Brown, Chris Cochran, Deborah Davidson, Emily Everson, Michael Miyazaki, Joe Peck, Kathy Reilly, Ron Squeri and Eileen Warner — are teaming up to bring you good music and good fun while benefiting scholarships for disadvantaged DC-area youth through a College Access Fund.

I’m looking forward to this, not just because I’m in it, but from the rehearsal I heard, some of my favorite area performers are going to be delivering knock-out performances — this is a show not to be missed!!!!

From heart-felt to stand-and-belt, this show pulls no punches when it comes to providing the kind of excellent entertainment DC audiences have come to expect.

Curtain is 7:30 pm at the River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation located at 6301 River Road, Bethesda, MD.

Ticket prices range from $10 for students to $60 for “family” admittance, and includes a cold supper with a cash bar.  A special admission price of $ 20 for DC Cabaret Network members can be had by contacting Kathy Reilly at; or for general admission tickets and directions go online to

Above right, the lovely Kathy Reilly, the organizer of the event