Next Open Mic is January 12, 2009

The next DC Cabaret Network Open Mic is Monday, January 12, 2009.  Sign-up starts at 7:30, singing starts at 8:00 p.m. All at the fabulous Warehouse Theater. Mary Sugar will be at the piano.

Admission is a suggested donation for the pianist and to cover the rental fee: $15 for non-members, $12 for paid members of the DC Cabaret Network.

The Warehouse Theater is located at 1021 7th Street, NW, across from the new Convention Center.

Everyone is welcome. Our Open Mic Nights are a great opportunity to try out new stuff, take out an old friend, or just hone your skills in a friendly and supportive environment.

We hope to see you there.

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Upcoming Cabaret Workshops!

Some information came in recently and we thought you’d like to know about and plan for them before the January 1 newsletter.

TWO TERRIFIC CABARET TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES FOR SINGERS IN THE DC METROPOLITAN AREA (AND BEYOND!)

LINA KOUTRAKOS AND RICK JENSEN COME TO DC AND OFFER AN INTENSIVE WORKSHOP

THE INTERNATIONAL CABARET CONFERENCE AT YALE UNIVERSITY ANNOUNCES AUDITIONS

DC AREA WORKSHOP – LINA KOUTRAKOS AND RICK JENSEN

A NOTE FROM ORGANIZER TIM SCHALL:

Hi Everyone-

The workshop is on!  The dates are Fri Jan 23, Sat Jan 24 and Sunday Jan 25.  The hours are approximately 9-5 p.m. on Fri & Sat and 10-4 p.m. on Sunday.  The cost is $625.  We are close to confirming location, but at this time I don’t have that finalized.  We are also shooting for a Saturday night show with Lina and Rick (tickets are included in your fee at no extra cost) and a Sunday night Participant showcase. These locations have not been finalized either.

Lina and Rick are very excited to come to DC.  They have been talking about the great talent pool in the area for a long time and we’re thrilled that we can make this happen. We hit a stumbling block due to coordinating schedules and a little thing called the Presidential Inauguration, but we are now ready to go full steam ahead.

I need payment in full by Jan 1st in order to hold a place for you.  You can pay by check or if you want to spread out your payments you can use a credit card via Pay Pal. Please note there is an additional 3% service charge for using Pay Pal that will be added to your total.  I will send you payment information once you tell me you’re in.  There is no refund after Jan 1st, so please be sure that you can commit.  Of course, if for some reason there is a cancellation on our end, you will be refunded in full.

You will need to prepare about 5 songs that are memorized and ready to work. Many of you have been down this road before. Lina is excellent with taking singers at the level they come in and guiding them to the next step. So no matter where you’re at this workshop will advance your performing and I can guarantee you that it will be transformative to your work.  We have been producing this exact workshop in St. Louis, Santa Fe, Boston and Chicago with great results.

Please let me know ASAP if you are in. If you notify me that you are, I will hold a space for you until Jan 1st, at which time I will need payment in full. After that I will have to open up any unpaid slots.

Call me with questions/concerns. I look forward to seeing you all very soon!

Tim Schall

314-721-4634

314-359-0786 (cell)

PRESS RELASE

THE INTERNATIONAL CABARET CONFERENCE AT YALE UNIVERSITY

JULY 31 – AUGUST 9, 2009

AUDITION NOW!

Erv Raible, Executive Director/Artistic Director, takes great pride in announcing the Sixth Annual International Cabaret Conference at Yale University.  The International Cabaret Conference at Yale University is being developed in conjunction with the Yale School of Drama/Yale Repertory Theater.  Several conference sessions will be held in the facilities of the Yale School of Drama/Yale Repertory Theater, including the recently opened New Theater.

Alexander C. Kafka of Washington DC’s national publication The Chronicle of Higher Education quotes Dean James Bundy of the Yale School of Drama, proclaiming the International Cabaret Conference at Yale University to be “consonant with our core work.”

The Seventh Annual International Cabaret Conference At Yale University will be held July 31 – August 9, 2009, and is an internationally focused, nine-day teaching program that offers an intensive look at the art of cabaret performance technique, and trains professionals for the live entertainment industry. The Great American Songbook will be addressed and promoted in its entirety, from its origins in the late 19th century through the classic pop standards of the 1930s and 40s to today’s contemporary cabaret, musical theater, jazz, pop and classical music.

Our students have come from across the United States, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Greece, New Zealand, Russia, South Africa and the United Kingdom.

The award-winning faculty, and renowned consultants, will guide thirty-six students in a collaborative process of critical refining and honing.  The conference will feature classes and lectures covering cabaret performance technique, acting for singers, lyric interpretation, focus and concentration, act

structure, act writing, material research, and comedic development, to musical director and director relations, arranging, orchestration, composer/lyricist relations, and image consultation.  Examine the final stages of act presentation through club relations, marketing, press and public relations, to the technical language of light and sound, representation, booking, management and personal networking; with an emphasis on integration into the international live entertainment community.

Public performances allow the students to observe first-hand the performance techniques of professionals in the industry, while continuing to study those of their peers on a daily performance basis.  At the Cabaret Conference Curtain Call the students will perform, demonstrating what they have accomplished in their nine days at the International Cabaret Conference at Yale University.

Our prestigious 2009 faculty currently includes: Tovah Feldshuh, Jason Graae, Carol Hall, George Hall, Laurel Massé, Sally Mayes, Amanda McBroom, Sharon McNight, Erv Raible, and Julie Wilson; piano faculty includes Ron Abel, Tex Arnold, Michael Orland, Alex Rybeck and Paul Trueblood.

The conference consultants/lecturers include: Fred Voelpel (image consultant), Tex Arnold (part singing, harmonies and back-up vocals), Matt Berman (light and sound technician), George Hall (English Music Hall), David Finkle (reviewer for Back Stage, trade publication), Michael Kerker (ASCAP, Director of Musical Theater and Cabaret), Carol Hall (songs).

The Cabaret Conference is held on the historic Yale University campus in New Haven, Connecticut USA, renowned as one of the world’s finest educational facilities, and for its spectacular architecture, world-class museums and libraries.

Housing for the International Cabaret Conference at Yale University is in Yale’s new Swing Dormitory, and breakfast, lunch and dinner will be taken in the baronial Tudor Dining Hall of Saybrook College or the Eero Sarrinen designed Morse College dining hall.

Auditions will be held in: New York, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, London UK, Los Angeles, Minneapolis – St. Paul, New Orleans, Seattle, Toronto and Washington DC.  Audition cities subject to change.  See attached.

To schedule an audition or for additional information contact Erv Raible, Executive Director/Artistic Director or Pam Tate, Executive Associate at 212-629-2000 or visit our website at:  http://www.TheCabaretConferenceAtYale.com

Use Only This Number To Contact Us:   212-629-2000

Auditions on video, cassette, CD or DVD, please include photo and resume, may be submitted to:

The International Cabaret Conference at Yale University

111 Morton Street

Suite 3A

New York, New York 10014

USA

THE INTERNATIONAL CABARET CONFERENCE

AT YALE UNIVERSITY

2009 AUDITION SCHEDULE

Audition By Scheduled Appointment Only

212-629-2000

NEW YORK

JANUARY 10  /  FEBRUARY 22  /  MARCH 21, 2009

SATURDAY / SUNDAY / SATURDAY

THE DUPLEX / 61 Christopher St / Greenwich Village / New York, NY

ATLANTA

MARCH 14, 2009

SATURDAY

ALTOBELI’S / 3000 Old Alabama Road / Atlanta, GA / Alpharetta

BOSTON

JANUARY 11, 2009

SUNDAY

THE ENCORE / 275 Tremont Street at Boylston St / Boston, MA

CHICAGO

FEBRUARY 28, 2009

SATURDAY

FINE ARTS BUILDING / 410 S. Michigan Ave / Suite 627 / Chicago, IL

LONDON UK

FEBRUARY 13, 2009

FRIDAY

THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF MUSIC

Room 150 / Marylebone Road / Baker Street Underground Station / London UK

LOS ANGELES

FEBRUARY 6, 2009

FRIDAY

ASCAP / DIRECTOR’S GUILD BUILDING

Writer’s Room / 3rd Floor / 7920 Sunset Blvd / Los Angeles, CA

MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL

JANUARY 24, 2009

SATURDAY

NAUTILUS MUSIC THEATRE / 308 Prince St / St. Paul, MN

NEW ORLEANS

MARCH 7, 2009

SATURDAY

LE CHAT NOIR / 715 St. Charles St / New Orleans, LA

SEATTLE

JANUARY 31, 2009

SATURDAY

THEATRE PUGET SOUND / Seattle Center House / Room H / Fourth Floor

305 Harrison Street / Seattle, WA

TORONTO

March 1, 2009

SUNDAY

THE CABARET AT STATLERS

487 Church Street / Toronto, Ontario, Canada

WASHINGTON, DC

FEBRUARY 21, 2009

SATURDAY

THE BIRCHMERE / 3701 Mt. Vernon Ave / Alexandria, VA

CD / DVD or TAPE AUDITIONS

For Those Unable To Attend Live Auditions Submit CD / DVD or Tape To:

THE INTERNATIONAL CABARET CONFERENCE AT YALE UNIVERSITY

111 Morton Street / Suite 3A / New York, NY 10014 / USA

thecabaretconferenceatyale.com

Conference Hotline 212-629-2000

December 2008 Newsletter is Now Available

The DC Cabaret Network monthly newsletter for December 2008 is now available. Check out the latest news and info about cabaret in Washington, D.C. and members of the DC Cabaret Network!