Open Mic Report

So if you weren’t able to make it to our Open Mic on January 16th at the Black Fox Lounge, you missed:

Eileen Warner singing Storybook

Marianne Glass Miller singing Love Who You Love

Heather Frank singing A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square

Tim Gavaghan singing I Didn’t Know What Time it Was

Maris Wicker singing Look Over There

Ron Squeri singing Almost Like Being in Love

Dorian Woodruff singing Moon River

Pam Jackson singing  Gravity

Terri Allen singing Hope Floats

Finally, Maureen Kerrigan gave a lovely tribute to Lucille Frohling singing Broadway Baby.  A glass was raised in her honor.

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AMPed up Fun!

Our Annual Member Party (AMP) was a great afternoon of socializing, sharing food and drink, and yes, even a little music! Thanks to Alex Tang and Bob Bagnall for hosting us at their wonderful Dupont Circle home. If you couldn’t join us, please remember that now is the perfect time to renew your membership with the DC Cabaret Network. Information on joining or renewing membership with the DCCN is available at our home page. See pictures below (click on image for larger version).

Maureen Kerrigan and Byron Murray

Brenda Rozier-Clark and Eileen Warner

Justin Ritchie with Boa d’Or honoree Alex Tang

Justin Ritchie, David McMullin, and Byron Murray

Kathy Reilly-Repass and Alex Tang

 

Dorian Woodruff and Mike Repass

 

Michael Armstrong and Justin Ritchie

 

Marianne Glass-Miller and Paul Pompeo

Chris Cochran, Justin Ritchie, and Cindy Hutchins

 

Boa d’Or winner Dorian Woodruff with Justin Ritchie

Joanne Schmoll and Marianne Glass Miller

Ron Squeri and Maris Wicker

Holiday Open Mic — Monday, December 5, 2011

December Open Mic – A Celebration of the Holidays and Toys for Tot Drive.
Please join us for our December Open Mic on Monday, Dec. 5 at the Atlas Performing Arts Center.

Bring an unwrapped toy for our annual Toys for Tots Drive sponsored by the U.S. Marines and you can get into the Open Mic for $5.00.
This Open Mic will be hosted by Michael Miyazaki and Ron Squeri.  Plan to sing traditional and contemporary holiday music. Musical accompaniment by the wonderful Mary Sugar.
Atlas Performing Arts Center
1333 H Street NE
Washington, DC 20002
8 PM
Street parking

Our Members Only Showcase Is Right Around the Corner!

Please join the DC Cabaret Network as we present a showcase performance by members of the Network at the Arts Club of Washington. Here’s the info:

SUNDAY, MARCH 27, 2011,  at 7:00PM
THE DC CABARET NETWORK PRESENTS
THE MEMBERS ONLY SHOWCASE
FEATURING:
Terri Allen
Stephanie Dailey
Emily Everson Gleichenhaus
Arlene Hill
Matt Howe
Michael Miyazaki
Byron Murray
Paul Pompeo
Kathy Reilly
Brenda Rozier-Clark
Lonny Smith
Ron Squeri
March is Cabaret Month and The DC Cabaret Network is delighted to celebrate by presenting this year’s DC CABARET NETWORK MEMBERS ONLY SHOWCASE. On Sunday, March 27th at 7:00pm, please join us for a wonderful evening of Cabaret featuring our own DC Cabaret Network Members. The extraordinary Alex Tang will be the Musical Director and accompanist and Judy Simmons directs. The Arts Club is located at 2017 I Street, NW in Washington, D.C., near Farragut West and Foggy Bottom Metro stations. Reservations are highly recommended and should be sent to: info@dccabaretnetwork.org
$20 non-members (Cash appreciated) or join the DC Cabaret Network for $45
$15 for members of The DC Cabaret Network and The Arts Club (Cash appreciated)
Wine and soda may be purchased (Cash appreciated) for:
Wine: $7
Soda: $2

Thanks for Supporting the Toys for Tots Drive at Our Holiday Open Mic!

By Terri Allen

DC Cabaret Network Board of Directors, and organizer/coordinator of our monthly open mics:

Open Mics are always a fun time.  They give our members the opportunity to sing, experiment with new music and also work with material they are more familiar with.  It is always a joy to listen to the variety of singers and material that is presented.  And it is almost impossible to come to an Open Mic without asking a singer – “who wrote that song?”

Special Thanks to Our Hosts
The Network’s December Open Mic has become a great annual event, thanks to Michael Miyazaki and Ron Squeri who lead the Open Mic with their own unique blend of holiday spirit.

Great Participation in Toys for Tots Event
For the last few years, the DC Cabaret Network has  participated in Toys for Tots sponsored by the U.S. Marine Corps at the Dec. Open Mic.  This year, once again, members of the Network rallied and brought all kinds of wonderful presents (tea sets, jewelry, Barbi dolls and even stuffed animals!)  Although the Marines were not able to pick up the toys at our event, the toys were delivered to a fire station in the area also sponsoring a Toys for Tots fundraiser.  Thanks to the DC Cabaret Network members for once again supporting this cause and making our December Open Mic a great event!

December Open Mic: It’s a Holiday Celebration — Monday, December 7th!

The DC Cabaret Network December Open Mic has become a joyous holiday tradition, hosted by our beloved members Ron Squeri and Michael Miyazaki.  We will enjoy the festivities Monday, December 7, 2009, at the Warehouse Theatre.

Ron Squeri and Michael Miyazaki

Again this year we are pleased to support Toys for Tots, which is facilitated by the United States Marine Corps.  A discounted donation will be taken with a donation of a toy for Toys for Tots.  We have received word that gifts specifically geared towards teenagers would be particularly appreciated.

We are so lucky to have Mary Sugar at the piano.  What a wonderful night it will be and we hope to see you there!!

Mary Sugar

Sign-up at 7:30pm, start singing at 8pm.   Come sing at the Warehouse Theater!  Admission is a suggested donation for the pianist and to cover the rental fee: $15 for non-members, $12 for paid up members of the DC Cabaret Network.    The Warehouse Theater is located at 1021 7th Street, NW, across from the DC 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.   Visit www.warehousetheater.com for directions and more info about the space.    See you there!

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.