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This is a funny Noel Coward song that would be wonderful for use in a cabaret act–”Why Must The Show Go On?” The lyrics are great! (You might remember it from the opening of the film In The Bleak Midwinter directed by Kenneth Branagh.) You can learn more about Sir Noel Coward at his official website, his Wikipedia entry, as well as a listing on IBDB. There is also a Noel Coward Society–enjoy!
Hello everyone! Hope everything is coming up roses for you and for me today. Our gig last weekend went very well. The audience started out small, but as visitors to the park heard the music, they began congregating at the gazebo where we were playing, so we had a full house by the end of the show! Everyone seemed to enjoy it, and we had nice feedback afterward, so it was fun. KJ is back playing piano with a “boogie band” in a couple of weeks at the same location, so if you’re in the area, stop on by and say hi!
Wednesday is the day of the week when we at McElrath Cabaret post a cabaret question for the consideration of our readers. The questions have something to do with cabaret, in all its many aspects.
We encourage you to send us any cabaret question that you have that you would like us to pose to the group! You can leave a question in the comments section below, or you can email it to us at kjandathenacabaret [at]gmail.com. Just fill in the [at] with the @ symbol—we need to foil the spam bots, don’cha know.
This week’s question is: What is your most effective form of social media to use for promoting your cabaret act?
I spend a lot of time online each day, and at points throughout the day find myself at several of the social media outlets. For me, they count as social media if you can communicate with your audience back-and-forth through it–they can leave you a comment in some manner, and you can get back in touch with them. They include, at least for me:
div>Twitter is very quick and easy to use, and that’s the beauty of it. The problem is that there are so many tweets coming in, it tends to be overwhelming. If I’m overwhelmed and short on time, I just won’t read it all, and that’s the downside of Twitter, I think. In order to be effective on Twitter, you pretty much need to repost your tweet several times throughout the day. Most people are not sitting online all day long, and they will completely miss a tweet that you put up at 9am if they check in with Twitter after work, for example. And all that repetition adds up to a heck of a lot of tweets to weed your way through–if time is short, most people won’t do it. It is helpful when others who like your tweet retweet it, because they your message goes out to people you would never reach otherwise, so it is helpful in creating a larger audience awareness of who you are and what you have to offer in terms of your cabaret act. (And thank you to those readers who have done just that for us–we appreciate it very much, and do our best to retweet you as well!) Humor seems to work really well on Twitter–if you want to get noticed there, if you can be funny in an inclusive and not mean way, you’ll get people to click on your links.
I can’t wait to hear what your responses are to today’s question, and what your experience is with social media and promoting your cabaret act, so let me know down in the comments here. If we get a good response, I’ll do a follow-up post to put all your responses together for you.
You can also leave a comment on LinkedIn, Google+, Facebook or Twitter. And you can always feel free to drop us a line, either in the comments below or send us a direct email, and let us know a cabaret question that you would like us to ask, and we’ll do our best to include it in an upcoming Wednesday post.
I truly look forward to your joining the conversation with your comments! We value each of our readers very much, and hope to entertain you and give you a place to come and learn more about cabaret.
We appreciate your support!
Till next time,
ps–The Cabaret Soiree Link Party is still going strong–you can visit anytime to click on the links and see what others have posted, or you can share your own recent cabaret blog or cabaret website link from now through Thursday. Link is below.
Weekly Post Lineup At McElrath Cabaret:
Tuesdays: Cabaret Tip Tuesday
Wednesdays: Ask A Cabaret Question
Thursdays: Featured Cabaret Blog, Website, Performer
Fridays: Cabaret Through Time