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Ask A Cabaret Question Wednesday At McElrath Cabaret–What Is Your Cabaret Onstage Persona? Join the Conversation!

If you like this post, Like us on Facebook, Follow us on Twitter, and subscribe to our blog via email–thank you!     We appreciate your support.   Classic cabaret, Broadway and film entertainer Pearl Bailey, here with Nat King Cole in a fun … Continue reading

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Ask A Cabaret Question Wednesday At McElrath Cabaret–Join Us For The Fun!

Happy Birthday, Dinah Shore!  Although probably best known for her Emmy- and Peabody-award-winning work on a variety of television shows, Ms. Shore also was a nightclub performer in the 1960s.  (ps–I love this dress!)   Wednesday is the day of … Continue reading

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  “Castle House Rag – One Step”, performed by Europe’s Society Orchestra Happy Birthday, James Reece Europe!  He was the man who wrote the music for the famous ballroom dance and cabaret team of Vernon and Irene Castle, depicted in … Continue reading

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Lessons Gleaned About Cabaret and Performance From Bobby Short

KJ and I have long been admirers of the work of Bobby Short.  I recently got a copy of his autobiography, entitled “Bobby Short:  The Life and Times of a Saloon Singer,” with Robert Mackintosh, and I would encourage any … Continue reading

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Yet More Auditions, Thinking About Mabel And Working In The Theatre

More auditions coming up, so we’ve been singing up a storm to get ready.  In the meantime, a couple of weeks ago we had a fun gig playing and singing with a traditional jazz band with whom KJ plays regularly … Continue reading

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The Cabaret Artist’s Handbook Shoutout

I want to recommend The Cabaret Artist’s Handbook by Bob Harrington and Edited by Sherry Eaker as a great place to find information about cabaret.  Harrington wrote for Back Stage Magazine in their “Bistro Bits” column, which was essentially a … Continue reading

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