Below you will find all of my Cabaret interviews and classes through 92Y School of Music. 

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Welcoming performers, directors, and journalists, these conversations will delve into the history and current state of this unique performance style. Each conversation will also include a Q&A session for the participants.  Past guests have included KT Sullivan, Joe Iconis, Karen Mason and Chita Rivera. 

Upcoming guests:

Monday April 26th: T. Oliver Reid
Monday May 24th: John McDaniel
Monday June 28th: Susie Mosher

To register visit:

https://www.92y.org/class/cabaret-conversations

You can also purchase recordings of all previous sessions: KT Sullivan, Joe Iconis, David Sabella & Sue Matsuki, Karen Mason, Natalie Douglas, Chita River, Sidney Myer, Jinkx Monsoon, Telly Leung, Lennie Watts & Amy Wolk

Using video and audio recordings of influential performers throughout the decades, the series will explore the history of the art form and where it is headed into the future.  The class is broken down into four sections

Next Session begins: Monday May 3, 2021

Week 1: European beginnings to  1940s New York

Week 2: New York Cabaret 1950s-1960s

Week 3: New York Cabaret 1970s-1980s

Week 4: New York Cabaret 1990-today and looking ahead

For information or to register visit:

 https://www.92y.org/class/cabaret-history-and-great-performances

Cabaret is a unique style of singing and musical performance that is known for its intimacy and the emphasis it places on the lyric. It is also an art-form that allows performers of all levels to find a stage. Whether the audience is full of friends and family, or a room full of strangers, that audience becomes the performer’s silent scene partner. The performer’s own connection to and interpretation of the lyric, engages with the intimate audience. In this virtual class, students will bring in songs they are familiar with and work to find their unique and honest take on the lyrics and how to communicate their meaning and intention with an audience, whether in person or through a camera. The class will culminate with a live streamed performance.

 

Next Session Begins: Tuesday May 4, 2021

For more information or to register visit:

https://www.92y.org/class/cabaret-performance

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