I finally caught Naked Cabaret Friday night. And it was really terrific. The content of the show was the same as the Fringe Festival version two years ago (absent Judy Simmons), but the cast — Terri Allen, Steve Cupo, Emily Everson, George Fulginiti-Shakar, and Lonny Smith — seems to have grown in presence and interpretive energy.
The show is a terrific assortment of contemporary cabaret-flavored music. And it has a charming gimmick of using “secrets” culled from the audience (in a non-threatening way).
It’s running for two more Fridays, October 26 and November2, 8:00pm & 9:45 pm at the Warehouse. See it!
Here’s the song list:
§ Everybody’s Got a Little Secret (adapted from Everyone’s a Little Bit Racist* byJeff Marx / Robert Lopez from Avenue Q — additional lyrics by the Naked Cabaret cast and Michael Miyazaki ) …Ensemble § Let’s Talk Dirty to the Animals (Michael O’Donoghue) … Emily § How Lovely to be a Woman (Lee Adams / Charles Strouse from Bye, Bye Birdie) … Steven § Nice (Stephen Flaherty / Lynn Ahrens from Lucky Stiff) … Lonny § Younger Men (K.T. Oslin) …. Terri § Funny/The Duck Joke (Stephen Flaherty / Lynn Ahrens from My Favorite Year) … Lonny & Steven § Does Anybody Love You? (Billy Solly) … Steven § Temporary (John Bucchino) … Emily § Someone to Fall Back On (Jason Robert Brown) …. Lonny § Much at All (Susan Werner) … Terri § Telephone Song (Todd Hahn /Terri Allen) …. Terri, Emily, & Judy § I’ll Get Up Tomorrow (David Shire / Richard Maltby, Jr. from Closer Than Ever) … Lonny § The Man That Got Away (Harold Arlen /Ira Gershwin from A Star is Born) … Steven § The Portrait (Amanda McBroom) …. Terri § Toll (Jeff Blumenkrantz) … Emily § Finale