Welcome Matt Howe, Guest Blogger for April 2010

Matt Howe

We’re happy to announce that Matt Howe will be our guest blogger for the month of April 2010.

Matt has been performing in D.C.-area cabarets since 2006. As an actor, he’s also appeared on stage in plays at Studio Theatre, Woolly Mammoth, Washington Shakespeare, and Source Theater.

As a cabaret performer, Matt has appeared in several of the CHAWbaret fundraisers at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop. (Matt also directed as well as performed in “CHAWbaret 4: CABARET CONNECTIONS”).

In 2008, Matt performed a two man cabaret, DOUBLE ENTENDRE, with Dean Reichard. Matt debuted his solo cabaret, HAPPY ENDINGS, in March 2010 to enthusiastic audiences at the Sitar Arts Center. Matt has regularly appeared in the D.C. Cabaret Network’s Members Showcases at The Arts Club. He has studied with Amanda McBroom, Lina Koutrakas and Rick Jensen, Wendy Lane Bailey and Laurel Massé. Matt is a member of the D.C. Cabaret Network.

Matt will make his Chicago cabaret debut in April at Three Cat Media’s third annual Barbra Streisand celebration: BABFAB.  Matt will attend the Eighth Annual International Cabaret Conference at Yale University July 2010.

Be sure to check SongSpeak throughout the month of April for Matt’s musings, insights, and ponderings into and about the world of cabaret. Welcome Matt!

Next Open Mic — Monday, April 19th

Join us at the Atlas Performing Arts Center for our April Open Mic night on Monday, April 19, 2010. We’ll be visiting the H Street Corridor again for our monthly event.

Atlas Performing Arts Center
1333 H St., NE
Sign up @ 7:30 p.m.
Singing starts @ 8:00 p.m.

Music Director: Reenie Codelka

Donation requested.

Pics from our Member Showcase

Thanks to Matt Howe for his pics from our Member Showcase on March 28th!

Member Showcase — Sunday March 28th! — All Welcome

7:00pm at The Arts Club of Washington. Tickets available at the door: $5 members and $10 for non-members
Music Director and Accompanist, Alex Tang, Directed by Judy Simmons.
The Arts Club of Washington is located at 2017 I Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20006-1804
For more information about the Arts Club of Washington, visit: www.artsclubofwashington.com

Scheduled to perform:

Bev Cosham, Stephanie Dailey, Peter Fox, Angela Gates, Matt Howe, Joe Peck, Paul Pompeo , Justin Richie, Adele Russell, Lonny Smith, Maris Wicker, Jeanne Wolfe

Next Open Mic — Monday, March 22nd

Join us at the Atlas Performing Arts Center for our March Open Mic night. Accompanist TBA. We’ll let you know as soon as we know.

Atlas Performing Arts Center
1333 H St., NE
Sign up @ 7:30 p.m.
Singing starts @ 8:00 p.m.

Music Director: Alex Tang

Donation requested.

March 2010 Newsletter Now Available

Our newsletter of cabaret events and happenings for March 2010 is now available on our main web site. Be sure and check it out for the latest news about cabaret in D.C. and the members of the DC Cabaret Network. Lots of great resources for putting your next show together can be found there, too. So please visit us!

Members Only Showcase — March 28, 2010

Are you a paid member of the DC Cabaret Network with a desire to show off your talent? Then sign up to be in our Members Only Showcase at the Arts Club of Washington on Sunday, March 28, 2010.
The 12 performance slots will be filled by the first 12 DC Cabaret Network members to send an email to info@dccabaretnetwork.org
Preference will be given to members who have not performed in previous showcases; any remaining slots will be filled from email requests in the order they were received. Emails sent to any address other than info@dccabaretnetwork.org will not be considered.
The extraordinarily talented Alex Tang will again be the Music Director and accompanist, and Judy Simmons will direct.
Performers will have a strictly held 6-minute slot with no more than two songs and patter.
Performers will get one 20-minute rehearsal with Alex and there will be a dress rehearsal in the afternoon on the day of the performance.
More information will be sent to the performers about rehearsal times.