Tag Archives: Mabel Mercer

Ask A Cabaret Question at McElrath Cabaret–Do You Spend Time Daily Honing Your Cabaret Skills?–Join The Conversation!

  Welcome to McElrath Cabaret–We hope you enjoy our cabaret blog!   Jazz and cabaret singer Paula West with “Fly Me To The Moon”–gorgeous vocal tone–enjoy!   Today’s cabaret question is this:    Do you spend time daily honing your … 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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Cabaret and American Music–Video With Donald Smith, Mabel Mercer’s Manager

A fantastic video, with some performance moments by Steve Ross and K.T. Sullivan with accompanist James Hallowell, along with Donald Smith talking about Cabaret and American Music.  Well worth the time to watch this if you love cabaret in any capacity: Enjoy!

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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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What Is A Saloon Singer?

We’ve had the good fortune to watch a DVD of a recording made of a set the legendary cabaret performer Mabel Mercer recorded at Cleo’s Restaurant in New York City in 1979 entitled “Mabel Mercer:  A Singer’s Singer,” and the performance … Continue reading

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