A great time at the DC Cabaret Network Potluck!

The DC Cabaret Network wants to thank all of the members and their guests who attended our potluck party on Sunday, May 17, 2009. Thanks go to Board member Emily Leatha Everson for hosting this terrific event in her Arlington home (well, hers and Charlie’s, and Mo’s, and Eloise’s). We think it was a pretty swell party, and if you weren’t there, well you missed a good time.

The DC Cabaret Network awarded certificates of appreciation to Michael Miyazaki, Ron Squeri, Kathy Reilly, and Mike Repass for their support and assistance to the Network over the past year.  The coveted Boa d’Or honors were awarded to Justin Ritchie and Matt Howe for their work on the Network’s membership database and member support, respectively. Congratulations to our honorees and to all the members of the DC Cabaret Network who have a vested interest in the growth and presentation of this wonderful art form.

Boa d'Or recipient Matt Howe with DCCN Executive Director Judy Simmons

Boa d'Or recipient Matt Howe with DCCN Executive Director Judy Simmons

Boa d'Or recipient Justin Ritchie with Board member Emily Leatha Everson

Boa d'Or recipient Justin Ritchie with Board member Emily Leatha Everson

Michael Miyazaki with Judy Simmons

Michael Miyazaki with Judy Simmons

Mike Repas, Kathy Reilly, and Judy Simmons

Mike Repass, Kathy Reilly, and Judy Simmons

Partygoers Barry Abel and George Fulginiti-Shakar

Partygoers Barry Abel and George Fulginiti-Shakar

Justin Ritchie, Lonny Smith, and Eileen Warner

Justin Ritchie, Lonny Smith, and Eileen Warner

Char, Bev Cosham, and Char's husband.

Char James-Duguid, Bev Cosham, and Char's husband.

December Open Mic — A Chance to Give Back

totbannerThe DC Cabaret Network is “giving back” for the month of December.  At our December Open Mic on Monday, December 15th, we’re asking singers to bring a toy for the Toys for Tots campaign sponsored by the U.S. Marines.  Bring an unwrapped toy — for a child of any age — and you can get in the Open Mic for just $10.00.  Open your hearts. Bring a toy.  And then, sing!

michael-and-ron-21 Michael Miyazaki and Ron Squiri will be hosting the evening,  and promise a few holiday surprises! Mary Sugar is our pianist for the evening.


The Open Mic will be at the Warehouse Theater, located at  1021 7th Street, NW, across from the new Convention Center. Metro: Mt. Vernon Square on the yellow and green lines.

Mary Sugar

Newsletter email address has changed

Those of you who receive our monthly newsletter by email may have noticed by now that we have a new email address to handle our newsletters. We’re really excited about this! In addition, this new address is the place for members of the DC Cabaret Network to submit any performance or training information, or any other appropriate news, for publication in our monthly newseletter. The new address is:

Newsletter at DCCabaretNetwork dot org (we had to spell it out here to keep the spammers from finding us — but you get this picture.

Remember, paid members of the DC Cabaret Network get to submit publication news, training/vocal coaching services, etc.  So be sure and renew your membership (and sign up if you’re a newbie) to take advantage of this great member benefit.

DC Cabaret Network featured in current Cabaret Scenes magazine

A two-page article profiling the DC Cabaret Network appears in the current issue of Cabaret Scenes magazine. Written by DC Cabaret Network member Michael Miyazaki, the article gives some of the history of the Network and describes the current activities of the organization. And the headline “DC Cabaret Network” even appears on the cover of the magazine.

This is a particular honor for the DC Cabaret Network as this is the first profile of a regional cabaret organization that the publication has featured — ahead of profiles of our counterparts in Chicago , California, and Boston .

The current issue can be ordered from Cabaret Scenes either as part of a subscription or as a single issue @ www.cabaretscenes.org.

Cabaret Scenes, in print since 1996, is the magazine of record for the U.S cabaret scene, with correspondents in New York City , Boston , Chicago , Las Vegas , Los Angeles , Palm Springs , Philadelphia/New Hope and Washington , DC . In addition to publishing performances reviews from across the country, each issue features interviews with cabaret professionals (performers, songwriters, club owners), CD reviews, music al theater reviews, and “Spotlight On” stories about clubs and cabaret organizations around the country.

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


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

Dues and Don’ts

Do remember to pay your dues!

It’s “Back to School” and time to renew your membership with the DC Cabaret Network.

The membership year is over on August 31. The new membership year begins September 1. To renew your membership or become a new member, send your check for $35 to:

DC Cabaret Network
P.O. Box 6259
Washington, DC 20015-0259


· DC Cabaret Network Membership Packet, for first time members, that includes valuable cabaret resource information

· A subscription to the monthly email update, The DC Cabaret Network Newsletter, which lists upcoming performances and news from the DC cabaret scene

· Free advertising for your music related events and services in the email update

· Eligibility to include a link to your music-related website from DCCabaretNetwork.org

· Access to the current DC Cabaret Network member directory

· Annual MEMBERS ONLY party

· Eligibility to perform in the Members Only Showcases

A complete list of MEMBER BENEFITS listed on www.DCCabaretNetwork.org

Don’t forget to pay your dues!

Open Mic Night: September 22nd

The DC Cabaret Network’s monthly Open Mic Night is Monday, September 22 @ 7:30 p.m., and we’ll still be singing our hearts out at the Warehouse Theater. Sign up starts at 7:30 p.m., singing begins at 8:00 p.m. The delightful Mary Sugar will be at the piano. But don’t worry: you don’t HAVE to sing. We love having cabaret patrons in the audience who want to enjoy a delightful evening of cabaret music. We hope to see you there!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Warehouse Theater

1017 7th St., NW

Washington, D.C.

7:30-10:00 p.m.

Admission for all 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.