Category Archives: musical theatre

K.J. McElrath Wins The 2016 PAMTA Award For Best Original Song!

  So happy to announce that K.J. McElrath, along with his writing partner and director, Steve Coker, won the 2016 Portland Area Musical Theatre Award (PAMTA) for Best Original Song called “You Pull My Strings” from their period noir/vampire/werewolf musical, … Continue reading

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And Now For Something Completely Different . . . Flash! Ahh–Ahh! A Rock and Roll Parody of Flash Gordon

(Color poster for our upcoming Flash Gordon Show–artwork by Scott Roller.)   Hello everyone, and a Happy New Year to all!  We had a great time over the holidays, and performed our cabaret show at both public and private events … Continue reading

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Cabaret Tip Tuesday At McElrath Cabaret: KJ McElrath Gives Tips For Great Lyric Writing–Join Us!

  Welcome to McElrath Cabaret!  We hope you enjoy our cabaret blog.  If you like this post, Like us on Facebook, Follow us on Twitter, and subscribe to our blog via email or RSS–thank you!     We appreciate your support! Welcome to Cabaret Tip … Continue reading

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Ask A Cabaret Question Wednesday At McElrath Cabaret–What Is The Fourth Wall And How Does It Apply To Singing A Cabaret Song? Join the Conversation!

  Welcome to McElrath Cabaret!  We hope you enjoy our cabaret blog.  If you like this post, Like us on Facebook, Follow us on Twitter, and subscribe to our blog via email or RSS–thank you!     We appreciate your support!       … Continue reading

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Cabaret Tip Tuesday At McElrath Cabaret: Keep Your Eyes Open When You Sing–Join Us!

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.   A fun cabaret song performance from the Yale Cabaret Conference by Robyn Spangler of Los Angeles–”The Menopause … Continue reading

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Cabaret Through Time Fridays At McElrath Cabaret: Yip Harburg–Join Us!

Welcome! Fridays are the day when we at the McElrath Cabaret Blog are going to present blog posts in our Cabaret Through Time series. We are going to present historical cabaret singers, performers, venues, writers, and musicians, and will begin to compile a … Continue reading

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Cabaret Tip Tuesday at McElrath Cabaret: Add A Speed–Through Rehearsal Before Your Big Night–Join Us!

Cabaret legend Sylvia Syms   Welcome to Cabaret Tip Tuesday at McElrath Cabaret, where we offer cabaret performance tips to help you put together a great performance at your next show! Today I’m thinking about rehearsal techniques, so my tip … Continue reading

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What Would Ethel Do?

  The original playbill fromGypsy from:  http://www.musicals101.com/mermbio.htm If there is one activity that I miss not getting to do in this life, it would have to be seeing Ethel Merman performing on Broadway. Alas, I am not of the correct time … Continue reading

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New Poster for KJ’s New Musical

Joe Vecchio just sent us the poster for the new musical that he and KJ have written together, so I thought I’d share: The name of the show is Maison Ikkoku, which is based on a popular Japanese animated cartoon, … Continue reading

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