Cabaret Community Mourns the Loss of Peter Fox

Peter Fox

The DC Cabaret Network would like to express its condolences to the family and friends of Peter Fox, who passed away on January 2, 2012. Peter was a member of the DC Cabaret Network, and was well-known in the cabaret community. He performed in our Members Only Showcase in March 2010 at the Arts Club of Washington, and performed his solo cabaret show, “Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Taken” at the Signature Theatre in July 2011. In the summer of 2010, Peter attended the International Cabaret Conference at Yale University, a competitively auditioned, week-long intensive workshop in the art of cabaret. He had also studied the art of cabaret with Judy Simmons and George Fulginiti-Shakar at the Theatre Lab of Washington.

For more information about Peter Fox, see this article on the Washington Blade website.

A public viewing is planned for Thursday, January 5, 2012, at DeVol Funeral Home (2222 Wisconsin Ave., NW) from 6 to 9 p.m. A memorial service is set for Friday, January 6, 2012, at 10 a.m. at Foundry United Methodist Church (1500 16th Street, N.W.). Anyone may attend.

Everything You Wanted to Know About “White Christmas” But Were Afraid to Ask

Interesting history of the Irving Berlin song “White Christmas” in an article in today’s Wall Street Journal.

Several DC Cabaret Network members will be performing @ Artomatic

Be sure and check out several DC Cabaret Network members who will be performing the next two Sundays at Artomatic, Washington, DC’s month long arts festival. They’ll be on the Cabaret Stage at 5 PM, Sunday, May 31, 2009, and Sunday, June 7, 2009, at 5:30 p.m..

These shows, known as Cabaret Heaven, feature Terri Allen, Ron Squeri, Maris Wicker, Kathy Reilly, Andrea Klores, Christy Trapp, Justin Ritchie and Beverly Cosham. Musical direction is by Reenie Codelka.

Artomatic is free to the public and features nine floors of visual and installation art, as well as musical and theatrical performances. Artomatic is located at 55 M Street, SE — next to the Washington Nationals Ballpark.

Thanks to Michael Miyazaki for highlighting this info on Miyazaki Cabaret Update: DC & Beyond.

Why They Came to His Cabaret — a book review

Cafe_Society

We came across this book review recently in the Wall Street Journal and wanted to share it with our readers. The book under review is Cafe Society: The Wrong Place for the Right People by Barney Josephson, who was the founder of the New York clubs Cafe Society and The Cookery. Enjoy! And let us know if you read the book.

Field Report: Arts on Foot

Thanks to all the wonderful DC Cabaret Network members who sang as part of Arts on Foot on Saturday, September 13, 2008, at the Warehouse Theater. Here’s who sang what, accompanied by the terrific Mary Sugar:

David McMullin

The Tale of The Oyster

We Can Be Kind

Kathy Reilly

I’ll Remember April

Yellow Days

Ron Squieri

Sway

One More Walk Around the Garden

Joanne Schmoll

A Wonderful Guy

Lazy Afternoon

Michael Miyazaki
I Had A Dream About You

It Must be Him

Emily Leatha Everson

There Will be A Miracle

I Want Them Bald

Lonny Smith, Alicia Steffman, Elizabeth Keyes

A  Good Man is Hard to Find (show title)

A Good Man is Hard to Find

100 Easy Ways to lose a Man -Liz

Lonely Town – Lonny

You Go to My Head – Alicia

Marry the Man Today – Alicia and Liz

A Good Man is Hard to Find (reprise) All

Terri Allen

From Time to Time

What the World Needs Now

Master Class with Wendy Lane Bailey and Laurel Masse

Wendy and Laurel return to DC on September 27, 2008, with their “Words & Music” master class. Check out all the details over at Miyazaki Cabaret Update.

“Psycho Cabaret” Featured in DC Theatre Scene “Fringe Scene Stealers”

Judy Simmons, Michael Vitaly Sazanov, and Emily Leatha Everson (what’s with all the three-part names?) get the star treatment from Joel Markowitz over at DC Theatre Scene.