Category Archives: Song Selection

Cabaret Tip Tuesday At McElrath Cabaret: Use A Theme To Organize Your Cabaret Show Material–Join Us!

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Thursday Featured Cabaret Performer: Interview with Bakelite 78 At McElrath Cabaret

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Cabaret Tip Tuesday At McElrath Cabaret: Use Pregnant Pauses When You Sing Cabaret Songs–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! Bart Howard singing … Continue reading

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Ask A Cabaret Question Wednesday At McElrath Cabaret–How Do You Find Songs For Your Cabaret Show? Join the Conversation!

The great Kaye Ballard singing the Fanny Brice classic, “My Man.”  If you would like to learn more about Ms. Ballard, there are several resources listed at the end of this video, and she has an excellent official website.  Enjoy! … Continue reading

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Ask A Cabaret Question Wednesday At McElrath Cabaret–How Do You Create A Saloon Atmosphere In Your Cabaret Show Venue? Join the Conversation!

This is Matt Howe from the Yale Cabaret Convention from 2010.  I totally agree with his opening patter, but he does a fantastic job of changing my mind about that through his acting of the lyrics of this well-known pop … Continue reading

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Ask A Cabaret Question Wednesday At McElrath Cabaret–How Do You Create The Perfect Medley? Join Us!

Singer Sandy Stewart, with a tune from 1963–”My Coloring Book,” by Kander and Ebb. And Sandy’s son, Bill Charlap, playing “I’ve Just Seen Her.” These two talented entertainers work together, with performances at the Oak Room at the Algonquin Hotel … Continue reading

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Ask A Cabaret Question Wednesday At McElrath Cabaret–Are You A Cabaret Entertainer? Join Us!

The cabaret entertainer Wesla Whitfield sings a beautiful song that I love called, “Lost In The Stars.”  Ms. Whitfield is a great actor of lyrics, and you understand what this song is talking about as she skillfully performs it.  You … Continue reading

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Cabaret Through Time Fridays At McElrath Cabaret: Mary Cleere Haran–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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Ask A Cabaret Question Wednesday At McElrath Cabaret–Writing Patter? Join Us!

The great saloon singer Hugh Shannon performing live in Manhattan.  I adore his voice and piano playing, and seeing these videos of him performing live is just delicious!  He has selections included in the three-disc anthology called The Erteguns’ New York: New … 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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