Report: Naked Cabaret

October 23, 2007

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


Reminder: Naked Cabaret Opens Friday

October 10, 2007

Naked Cabaret CastIt’s that time!  Get ready for “Naked Cabaret” at the Warehouse Theater this Friday.  Two shows, 8:00pm and 9:45pm.

Featuring: Terri Allen, Steve Cupo, Emily Everson, Lonny Smith, and Judy Simmons with music direction by George Fulginiti-Shakir 


Naked Cabaret Redux — Again!!!

October 2, 2007
 Running at the same time as Primary Urges at the Warehouse will be Naked Cabaret: The Secret’s Out.  This show has had quite a life since its inception at the 2005 DC Fringe Festival.  And for good reason — it’s a charming collection of great material performed by some of the best cabaret artists in the DC area. 

Naked Cabaret: The Secret’s Out.  Fridays, October 12 – 26 (and hopefully beyond) at 8:00pm and 9:45pm.  Tickets through TheaterMania