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The wonderful cabaret entertainer Sharon McKnight, here with excerpts from her one-woman show about the life of Sophie Tucker, entitled “Red Hot Mama.” Ms. McKnight’s website, as well as her IMDB entry, and she’s on Facebook–Enjoy!
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 was your favorite song at the last cabaret show that you saw, and why did you like it?
For me, it was a song performed by Jerry Stuart, now retired but a former Broadway chorus member from the original casts of The Pajama Game and Damn Yankees as well as a longtime nightclub entertainer, at Tony Starlight’s Supperclub and Lounge in Portland, Oregon. His show was called, “The Poets of Tin Pan Alley,” and he sang, “Love Look Away,” a ballad from the Broadway musical Flower Drum Song by Rogers and Hammerstein. I liked it because he just stood and sang it very simply, which was a great acting choice, because it allowed the beautiful lyrics to shine through, creating a really lovely and heartfelt moment between entertainer and audience.
I can’t wait to hear what your responses are to today’s question, so let me know down in the comments here, or 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.
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