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Saturday, May 30, 2015

CABARET EVENTS FOR LOS ANGELES, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA & THE SOUTHWESTERN STATES FOR TONIGHT FROM CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE

CABARET EVENTS FOR LOS ANGELES, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA & THE SOUTHWESTERN STATES FOR TONIGHT FROM CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE
Here are today's cabaret events as listed on the home page of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE! Every day in every way we're promoting Cabaret! Your event missing? Send press releases to stuhamstra@svhamstra.com to be included - listings are FREE!
Please note: cover/minimum information is taken from venue listings - some venues may charge an additional fee for attendees without an advance reservation - reservations are normally cancelled by the venue if holders have not arrived by showtime.


SAN DIEGO, CA: SATURDAYS WITH CAROL CURTIS

Carol Curtis performs at MARTINI'S ABOVE FOURTH (3940 4th Avenue, San Diego, CA - 619-400-4500) pm Saturdays from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. The musical road from Riverside, California to San Diego rambles through Nevada, Oklahoma and almost every state in between, where Carol Curtis traveled as a musician. With a degree in music education from Oklahoma State University, she inspired young minds for several years, only to return to her true calling: cabaret-style singing. Playing the audience as skillfully as she plays piano and guitar, Carol weaves an eclectic mix of torch songs, Broadway and standards into an evening of fun repartee. No cover charge.

LOS ANGELES: ROMEO & JULIET: LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD

Kate Pazakis and Bradley Bredeweg present "Romeo & Juliet: Love is a Battlefield" at ROCKWELL: TABLE & STAGE (1714 Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA - 323-669-1550) on Saturday & Sunday, May 23rd & 24th at 8:00 pm. At last! The world's most famous playwright meets lycra-clad '80s rock star Pat Benatar. An epic collaboration centuries in the making, Romeo + Juliet: Love Is a Battlefield features Nickelodeon star Ashley Argota as Juliet and hunky singer/actor Rustin Cole Sailors as Romeo as they belt out some of Benatar's biggest hits to tell the timeless story of Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers. A delightfully upbeat twist to the classic story, the modern adaptation will both move you to tears and make you want to move your feet at Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Feliz. There is a $20-$45 cover.

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CABARET EVENTS FOR SAN FRANCISCO, NORTHERN CALIFORNIA & THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST FOR TONIGHT FROM CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE

CABARET EVENTS FOR SAN FRANCISCO, NORTHERN CALIFORNIA & THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST FOR TONIGHT FROM CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE
Here are today's cabaret events as listed on the home page of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE! Every day in every way we're promoting Cabaret! Your event missing? Send press releases to stuhamstra@svhamstra.com to be included - listings are FREE!
Please note: cover/minimum information is taken from venue listings - some venues may charge an additional fee for attendees without an advance reservation - reservations are normally cancelled by the venue if holders have not arrived by showtime.


SAN FRANCISCO, CA: STORM LARGE OF PINK MARTINI FAME RETURNS TO FEINSTEIN'S

After playing to sold-out crowds last October, Storm Large, of Pink Martini fame, returns to FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) for three performances only with her new show, 'Taken By Storm' on Thursday through Saturday at 8:00 pm (7:00 pm on Saturday). The audience is bound to be swept away by the voice, beauty and visceral talent of Storm Large, an artist who truly lives up to her name. Storm Large is a musician, actor, playwright, author, awesome. She shot to national prominence in 2006 as a finalist on the CBS show Rock Star: Supernova, where despite having been eliminated in the week before the finale, Storm built a fan base that follows her around the world to this day. Storm spent the 90s singing in clubs throughout San Francisco. Tired of the club scene, she moved to Portland to pursue a new career as a chef, but a last minute cancellation in 2002 at the Portland club "Dante's" turned into a standing Wednesday night engagement for Storm and her new band, The Balls. It wasn't long before Storm had a cult-like following in Portland, and a renewed singing career that was about to be launched onto the international stage. ••Storm made her debut as guest vocalist with the band Pink Martini in April 2011, singing four sold-out concerts with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. She continues to perform with the band, touring nationally and internationally, and she was featured on their CD, Get Happy. Storm has also sung with Grammy winner k.d. lang, pianist Kirill Gerstein, punk rocker John Doe, singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright, and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer George Clinton. She debuted with the Oregon Symphony in 2010, and has returned for sold out performances each year thereafter. Storm made her Carnegie Hall debut in May 2013, singing Weill's Seven Deadly Sins with the Detroit Symphony as part of the Spring for Music festival. In 2007, she took a career departure and starred in Portland Center Stage's production of Cabaret with Wade McCollum. The show was a smash hit, earning Large glowing reviews. Her next endeavor, the autobiographical musical memoir, Crazy Enough, played to packed houses in 2009 during its unprecedented 21-week sold out run in Portland. Storm went on to perform a cabaret version of the show to critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Adelaide Cabaret Festival in Australia, and Joe's Pub in New York. Her memoir, "Crazy Enough," was released by Simon and Schuster in 2012, named Oprah's Book of the Week, and awarded the 2013 Oregon Book Award for Creative Nonfiction.•• Storm is featured in Rid of Me, a film by Portlander James Westby, starring Katie O'Grady and Theresa Russell. In November and December of 2010, she starred at the Mark Taper Forum with Katey Sagal and Michael McKean in Jerry Zak's production of Harps and Angels, a musical featuring the work of Randy Newman. In the 2013/14 season Storm and her band, Le Bonheur performed in many new cities around the country, including Las Vegas, Boston, Minneapolis in a evening called "Taken By Storm" In June 2014, she appeared at the Ojai Festival with the exciting new orchestra, The Knights and the vocal ensemble Hudson Shad. Later in the summer she debuts at the Grant Park Music Festival in Chicago. On October 7, Storm & Le Bonheur released a record designed to capture their sublime and subversive interpretations of the American Songbook. Entitled simply, "Le Bonheur" and released on Pink Martini's Heinz Records, the recording will be a collection of tortured and titillating love songs; beautiful, familiar, yet twisted...much like the lady herself. Storm and her band hit the road in support of this new release. Storm also made her debut with The New York Pops Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, The Cincinnati Symphony, The Houston Symphony and The RTE Concert Orchestra in Dublin amongst others. Storm is also busy creating a new musical with The Public Theater in New York City. Le Bonheur consists of James Beaton (piano), Scott Weddle (guitar), Matt Brown (electric bass) and Greg Eklund (drums). There is a $35-$50 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.

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CABARET EVENTS FOR CHICAGO, ST. LOUIS, THE MID-WESTERN & SOUTH WESTERN STATES FOR TONIGHT FROM CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE

CABARET EVENTS FOR CHICAGO, ST. LOUIS, THE MID-WESTERN & SOUTH WESTERN STATES FOR TONIGHT FROM CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE
Here are today's cabaret events as listed on the home page of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE! Every day in every way we're promoting Cabaret! Your event missing? Send press releases to stuhamstra@svhamstra.com to be included - listings are FREE!
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CHICAGO: THE MADAM BARKER SHOW AT DAVENPORTS

500 Clown's lusty lunatic Madam Barker sings original songs by John Fornier on a wild romp through Chicago history at DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830) on Saturday, May 30th at 8:00 pm. Barker and Fornier welcome some of Chicago's finest variety talent, including percussionist Sha Norman, with singer Ricky Harris and Neo-Futurist Malic White as the Gorgeous and Terrifying Barker Dames for 60 minutes of music, comedy and uncouth conversation. The show features Molly Brennan (500 Clown) as Madam Barker, John Fornier (Everybody Say Yes) on piano, sax, vocals and composition; Sha Norman (Barrel of Monkeys) as Sha Norman; Ricky Harris (Beverly Art Center) as Dame Ricky (vocals), and Malic White (Neo-Futurists) as Follow Spot (vocals). There is a $13 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

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CABARET EVENTS FOR FLORIDA & SOUTHERN STATES FOR TONIGHT FROM CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE

CABARET EVENTS FOR FLORIDA & SOUTHERN STATES FOR TONIGHT FROM CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE
Here are today's cabaret events as listed on the home page of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE! Every day in every way we're promoting Cabaret! Your event missing? Send press releases to stuhamstra@svhamstra.com to be included - listings are FREE!
Please note: cover/minimum information is taken from venue listings - some venues may charge an additional fee for attendees without an advance reservation - reservations are normally cancelled by the venue if holders have not arrived by showtime.


PALM BEACH, FL: T. OLIVER REID AT THE ROYAL ROOM CABARET

T. Oliver Reid will perform at THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100) on Saturday, May 30th at 8:00 pm. A native of the small town of Gastonia North Carolina, T. Oliver Reid has been performing since he could walk and talk. The youngest of 4 children, he began singing in the choir of St. Stephen's AME Zion church, as part of a very musical family. By the age of nine he had terrorized his family enough by singing the entire cast recording of "Annie" every afternoon and soon found himself on the stage of The Little Theater of Gastonia in the musical, "Shenandoah", thanks to Debbie Rhyne and George Gray, beginning a loving and nurturing relationship with performing that has lasted 30 years and is still going strong. T. Oliver performed throughout his childhood and adolescence, with the guidance of George Gray, Andrew Millard, Mark Hyde, Rebecca Rhyne, Debbie Rhyne and Trip McGill. After Graduating from high school, he was awarded a scholarship, talent based of course, to The University of North Carolina School of the Arts. While studying Music with a focus on Vocal Performance, he had the privilege and great fortune to study with Frederick Moses, Phyllis Tektonidis and Glenn Seibert who taught, not only, technique but the artistry of good musicianship and self preservation. During his experience at UNCSA, he was also lucky enough to study with Victoria Bussert, David Craig, Gerald Freedman, Matilda Nichol, Duncan Noble and Melissa Hayden Two days after graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Music, he began work on the 2nd National tour of "Once On This Island". T. Oliver subsequently performed in the 2nd national tour of "Guys & Dolls" and in other regional theaters before making his way to New York City and Broadway. His Broadway credits include "Chicago", "Kiss Me Kate", "Follies", "Thoroughly Modern Milllie", "Never Gonna Dance", "La Cage Aux Folles", "The Wedding Singer", "Mary Poppins", "Damn Yankees" and the 25th Anniversary concert of "Dreamgirls". T. Oliver has been lucky enough to work with some of the Great White Way's brightest and best performers including Chita Rivera, Bryan Stokes Mitchell, Jane Krakowski, Karen Ziemba, Blythe Danner, Judith Ivey, Marin Mazzie, Sutton Foster, and Robert Goulet. The list of Directors, Choreographers and Musical Directors he has had the great fortune to work with include the likes of Michael Blakemore, Kathleen Marshall, Rob Marshall, Rob Ashford, Casey Nicolaw, Matthew Warchus, Jerry Zaks, Ann Reinking, Jerry Mitchell and Sir Richard Eyre. T. Oliver Reid is the winner of the Metropolitan Room's "2010 Metrostar Challenge" and was also a featured artist in The 21st New York Cabaret Convention. Call for cover/minimum information.

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CABARET EVENTS FOR NEW YORK CITY FOR TONIGHT FROM CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE

CABARET EVENTS FOR NEW YORK CITY FOR TONIGHT FROM CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE
Here are today's cabaret events as listed on the home page of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE! Every day in every way we're promoting Cabaret! Your event missing? Send press releases to stuhamstra@svhamstra.com to be included - listings are FREE!
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NYC: COMEDY ROULETTE WITH TERESA FISCHER
MEMBER DISCOUNT - $5 OFF THE COVER

Spotlight On Productions brings what is bound to become the hit of this cabaret season: Teresa Fischer aka "Lady T"'s "Comedy Roulette!" with performances at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Saturday, May 30th at 5:00 pm; Monday, June 8th at 7:00 pm; and Monday, June 15th at 7:00 pm. Praised and adored for her comedic turn of a song, Teresa Fischer features some truly funny songs from her repertoire and introducing some new ones. She is finally giving us this DON'T MISS cabaret hour of hilarity and fun! "Comedy Roulette!" features an all comedy song line-up and is broken up into four "Comedy game show" segments where the audience decides what Lady T will sing next! "Game Show Host" Frank Calo presides over the hilarity and will even join in on a song or two. And, yes, there will be puppets! Cabaret veteran Paul Chamlin is the musical director and one-man band for this fun evening that features special musical arrangements by Paul Chamlin and Andrew David Sotomayor. Frank Calo, Artistic Director of Spotlight On Productions, directs and hosts. Lady T has taken us on quite a ride that past few years with her shows "Destinations and Detours", "Hip To Be Happy" and "Scene Of The Crime" (which was on Cabaret Hotline Online's Top Ten list for 2011). Her debut CD LET IT GO was released in the fall of 2012 and Christmas Is• - a collaboration with Candice Corbin and Andrew David Sotomayor - was released in December 2013. Both are available at cdbaby.com or for download at iTunes. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $10 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.
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NYC: JUNE IS JUDY GARLAND MONTH AT DON'T TELL MAMA!

Now in it's 5th Year, "Judy and Liza Together Again", starring internationally acclaimed entertainers Rick Skye and Tommy Femia, named "Best Duo"in 2012 by MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets), has been Extended Again at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) with performances scheduled for Saturdays, May 30th and June 13th, 20th and 27th - all shows at 8:00 pm. Musical Director: Ricky Ritzel (as Mort/Pappy). Teaming up for an evening of "Just POW!", these MAC and Bistro Award winning performers pull out all the stops, singing classic solo's, parodies, duets and just plain whooping and hollering by the greatest mother/daughter team in show biz history. Tommy Femia is a 7 time winner of the Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs (MAC) Award for his brilliant portrayal of Judy Garland in "Judy Garland LIVE!", now in it's 20th season at Don't Tell Mama. He has also starred in "Whoop-de-doo", "I Will Come Back" and, most recently, "Norma Does Men". Rick Skye is a multi award winning performer, who has written a string of outrageous comic revues including "The Flip Side of Neil Sedaka" (Bistro Award winning performance), "MaCabaret - a tabloid fable", "The War of the Mama Roses", "It's Madame with an E" (performed with his indefatigable co-star - the one and only Madame), "Barbra and Liza LIVE!" (Leicester Theater and Dublin Theatre Festival) and the International hit - "A Slice O' Minnelli" (MAC Award - Best Impersonation) which has enjoyed successful season's in Covent Garden, at the Apollo Theatre in London's West End and at the Dublin Theatre Festival where he received the Award for "Best Achievement in Performance". "Judy and Liza Together Again" premiered at The Rising Action Theater in Ft. Lauderdale to great acclaim and has since toured the Richmond Triangle Theater, Actors Theater of Minnesota, The Palace Theater in Danbury, Connecticut and Martini's Over Eighth in San Diego. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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NYC: MELISSA GERSTEIN & ELIZABETH EIEL AT THE MET

Melissa Gerstein & Elizabeth Eiel will perform at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM(34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Saturday, May 30th at 4:00 pm. Elizabeth Eiel, an Iowa native, received her Masters in vocal performance at Manhattan School of Music. She has performed extensively through out the New York Metropolitan area with American Singers Opera Project, Opera Company of Brooklyn, Garden State Opera, Chelsea Opera, Bronx Opera & St. Jean Players singing both opera & musical theater. Ms. Eiel made her Town Hall debut to a full house with One World Symphony singing Maria in West Side Story Suite #1. Melissa Gerstein has gained considerable notice in the New York City music scene. Her background includes training and performance at the American Singers' Opera Project in New York City, Academie Internationale d'Ete de Nice in France, University of Miami's Summer in Salzburg and the Spoleto Vocal Arts Symposium in Italy. Ms Gerstein has also performed with such opera groups as the Dell'arte Opera Ensemble, the Little Opera Company of New York, Amato Opera, Chelsea Opera, and One World Symphony Orchestra. A few of her operatic credits include, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Prince Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus, Octavian in Der Rosenkavalier, Siebel in Romeo et Juliette, Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro, Annio in La Clemenza di Tito, Hansel in H√§nsel und Gretel, Auntie in Peter Grimes and Bianca in Rape of Lucretia. The past several years, Ms. Gerstein has been specializing in public relations, marketing and artistic administration. She serves as the Public Relations and Marketing Director for the Art Song Preservation Society, a company where she helps produce concerts, masterclasses and special events. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Underworld Productions Opera Company. There is a $22.50 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: JOHN MINNOCK: "I GOTTA RIGHT TO SING THE BLUES"

Vocalist John Minnock presents a high energy, smartly entertaining evening of Jazz and Blues at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Saturday, May 30th at 7:00 pm. Find out how a guy from the Albany suburbs came to be a new-breed vocalist in the 'jazz/melancholy blues/hard blues' industry and also a regular at the Metropolitan Room. With a voice that recalls B.B. King, Billy Eckstein, and George Benson, John often branches out to jazz improvisation and scat singing, weaving in thought-provoking and often funny facts about the songs. The material includes songs of jazz greats such as Sarah Vaughn and Duke Ellington; blues greats like Billy Holiday and Ruth Brown and also jazz interpretations of modern songs. John Minnock gained popularity as a singer in Boston before moving on to the New York scene. Combining great musicality and showmanship, John presents a lively evening of Jazz, Blues, Funk and R&B. With his trio, accomplished musicians from both Boston and New York, John is as at-ease with the complexities of music as he is working with the band, with the audience and everything involved in putting on a highly entertaining show. John performed weekly at Boston's Encore Lounge for two years in one of the most successful jazz gigs in the Boston area. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: NEXT TO NORMAL: A BENEFIT CONCERT AT THE BEECHMAN

2nd Stella Productions will present the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical drama NEXT TO NORMAL by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey in concert format, with orchestra, at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Saturday, May 30th, at 1:00 pm. Musical direction by Sarah Brett England. Scheduled to perform are Diana: Mary Mossberg; Gabe: Eddie Egan; Natalie: Remy Zaken; Dan: Zachary Wobensmith; Henry: Tim Young; Doctor Fine/Dr. Madden: Brian Charles Rooney. A portion of every ticket will go to benefit the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation. NEXT TO NORMAL is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. There is a $30 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.

NYC: THE VAUDEVILLIANS: BRINGING UP BABY

After selling out an often-extended Off-Broadway run in 2013 (which attracted the likes of Neil Patrick Harris, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Joan Rivers, RuPaul and SNL's Kate McKinnon), a national tour, a 3-month Australian tour (where she was nominated for the Aussie equivalent of a Tony Award), and a summer run in Provincetown, RuPaul's Drag Race favorite Jinkx Monsoon will return to New York with the World Premiere of THE VAUDEVILLIANS: BRINGING UP BABY, a new musical comedy co-starring composer and musician Major Scales. This limited engagement begins performances May 21st at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909). Performances are on Thursday through Saturday, May 28th through 30th, with a matinee performance on Sunday, May 31st at 1:00 pm. The show returns for more appearances in April. Dr. Dan and Kitty Witless were put on ice in the Twenties, and had their entire music catalogue purloined by today's pop artists. Now the hottest act ever frozen alive is back again, with more swinging hits from their stolen songbook! There's only one problem: Kitty's "in a family way" and no one's quite sure where the kid came from. Can The Vaudevillians still put on a show while bringing up baby? Major Scales is the evil twin of Richard Andriessen, a musician, writer and performer based in Seattle. He has written everything from award-winning New York shows on the east coast to music for amateur adult films on the west. Jinkx Monsoon is the alter ego of Jerick Hoffer, who graduated with a degree in theatrical performance from Cornish College in Seattle. With ten years experience on stage, Hoffer is a seasoned Portland-born entertainer who has captured the attention of his native northwest region. As early as 2006, Hoffer appeared as the lead dancer in the world's largest drag queen chorus line, which made the Guinness Book of World Records. By 2012, he had advanced to roles in Seattle theaters, playing Moritz in "Spring Awakening" (produced by Balagan Theatre), Angel in "Rent" (produced by The 5th Avenue Theatre), and Hedwig in "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" (produced by Balagan Theatre and Seattle Theatre Group). In 2014 he was nominated for the Helpmann Award (alongside the likes of Cate Blanchett, Ivo Van Hove, Denis O'Hare and Baz Luhrmann), the Australian equivalent of a Tony, for his performanace in The Vaudevillians. There is a $25-$50 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.

NYC: LE SCANDAL CABARET CONTINUES AT THE BEECHMAN

NYC's longest running burlesque variety show, LE SCANDAL CABARET, continues on Saturdays, at 10:30 pm at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909). In its fourteenth year, Le Scandal features variety acts, circus performers, live music and a bevy of burlesque beauties. New performers every week! Expect sword swallowers, belly dancers, rope trick cowboys, contortionists, torch singing fan dancers and comedic aerobats, all set to the live music of the Le Scandal Orchestra. For tickets, visit Smarttix at http://www.smarttix.com/ or 212-484-4444. There is a $25-$60 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum. 

NYC: BETTY BUCKLEY: DARK BLUE-EYED BLUES AT JOE'S PUB

After her sold out engagement last fall, Betty Buckley returns to JOE'S PUB at THE PUBLIC THEATRE (425 Lafayette Street, NYC - 212-967-7555) on Thursday through Sunday, May 28th through 31st at 7:00 pm - with additional performances on Thursday through Saturday, May 28th through 30th at 9:00 pm. She is joined by a quartet of musicians headed by pianist Christian Jacob, with a new show specifically tailored for Joe's Pub called Dark Blue-Eyed Blues. Her new collection of songs include standards and songs by contemporary writers featuring glamour, torch and comedy. Betty Buckley, who has been called "The Voice of Broadway," is one of theater's most respected and legendary leading ladies. She is an actor/ singer whose career spans theater, film, television and concert halls around the world. She most recently was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame for 2012. There is a $25-$75 cover.

NYC: BANDA DE LOS MUERTOS AT JOE'S PUB

Jacob Garchik and Oscar Noriega called a dozen of their closest friends formed Banda de los Muertos, featuring arrangements of classic Banda tunes of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries, which will perform at JOE'S PUB at THE PUBLIC THEATRE (425 Lafayette Street, NYC - 212-967-7555) on Saturday, May 30th at 9:30 pm. They formed the band after hearing the magnificent sound of brass band music from the Mexican state of Sinaloa. Living on the edge of the Mexican part of Sunset Park in Brooklyn, Jacob was sure that he could find some of this music performed live, just like it is in Chicago and LA. After searching the colorful night club posters up and down Fifth Avenue, and although he understood no Spanish, one thing was clear: none of the bands pictured had enough players to form a genuine acoustic Banda: 14! There was no banda in NYC! No there is! There is a $15 cover.

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HOTLINE MEMBER CABARET EVENT TONIGHT IN NYC: JUNE IS JUDY GARLAND MONTH AT DON'T TELL MAMA!

HOTLINE MEMBER CABARET EVENT TONIGHT IN NYC: JUNE IS JUDY GARLAND MONTH AT DON'T TELL MAMA!

Now in it's 5th Year, "Judy and Liza Together Again", starring internationally acclaimed entertainers Rick Skye and Tommy Femia, named "Best Duo"in 2012 by MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets), has been Extended Again at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) with performances scheduled for Saturdays, May 30th and June 13th, 20th and 27th - all shows at 8:00 pm. Musical Director: Ricky Ritzel (as Mort/Pappy). Teaming up for an evening of "Just POW!", these MAC and Bistro Award winning performers pull out all the stops, singing classic solo's, parodies, duets and just plain whooping and hollering by the greatest mother/daughter team in show biz history. Tommy Femia is a 7 time winner of the Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs (MAC) Award for his brilliant portrayal of Judy Garland in "Judy Garland LIVE!", now in it's 20th season at Don't Tell Mama. He has also starred in "Whoop-de-doo", "I Will Come Back" and, most recently, "Norma Does Men". Rick Skye is a multi award winning performer, who has written a string of outrageous comic revues including "The Flip Side of Neil Sedaka" (Bistro Award winning performance), "MaCabaret - a tabloid fable", "The War of the Mama Roses", "It's Madame with an E" (performed with his indefatigable co-star - the one and only Madame), "Barbra and Liza LIVE!" (Leicester Theater and Dublin Theatre Festival) and the International hit - "A Slice O' Minnelli" (MAC Award - Best Impersonation) which has enjoyed successful season's in Covent Garden, at the Apollo Theatre in London's West End and at the Dublin Theatre Festival where he received the Award for "Best Achievement in Performance". "Judy and Liza Together Again" premiered at The Rising Action Theater in Ft. Lauderdale to great acclaim and has since toured the Richmond Triangle Theater, Actors Theater of Minnesota, The Palace Theater in Danbury, Connecticut and Martini's Over Eighth in San Diego. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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HOTLINE MEMBER CABARET EVENT TONIGHT IN NYC: COMEDY ROULETTE WITH TERESA FISCHER

HOTLINE MEMBER CABARET EVENT TONIGHT IN NYC: COMEDY ROULETTE WITH TERESA FISCHER
MEMBER DISCOUNT - $5 OFF THE COVER

Spotlight On Productions brings what is bound to become the hit of this cabaret season: Teresa Fischer aka "Lady T"'s "Comedy Roulette!" with performances at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Saturday, May 30th at 5:00 pm; Monday, June 8th at 7:00 pm; and Monday, June 15th at 7:00 pm. Praised and adored for her comedic turn of a song, Teresa Fischer features some truly funny songs from her repertoire and introducing some new ones. She is finally giving us this DON'T MISS cabaret hour of hilarity and fun! "Comedy Roulette!" features an all comedy song line-up and is broken up into four "Comedy game show" segments where the audience decides what Lady T will sing next! "Game Show Host" Frank Calo presides over the hilarity and will even join in on a song or two. And, yes, there will be puppets! Cabaret veteran Paul Chamlin is the musical director and one-man band for this fun evening that features special musical arrangements by Paul Chamlin and Andrew David Sotomayor. Frank Calo, Artistic Director of Spotlight On Productions, directs and hosts. Lady T has taken us on quite a ride that past few years with her shows "Destinations and Detours", "Hip To Be Happy" and "Scene Of The Crime" (which was on Cabaret Hotline Online's Top Ten list for 2011). Her debut CD LET IT GO was released in the fall of 2012 and Christmas Is• - a collaboration with Candice Corbin and Andrew David Sotomayor - was released in December 2013. Both are available at cdbaby.com or for download at iTunes. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $10 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.
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CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE is supported by our members, our sponsors and our advertisers & supporters. Here are the shows, performers, and events supporting CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE this week. Support them by attending their events - so they can continue to support us as we promote the art & artists of cabaret!

NYC: ROBIN'S NEST - A BENEFIT FOR HELPUSADOPT.ORG
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FEATURED CABARET BENEFIT EVENT

Host and Helpusadopt.org board member Robin Westle, headliner Karen Akers, best known for Broadway's Nine (Tony nominated for her role as Luisa Contini) and Grand Hotel as well as her presence in the cabaret world; special guest star Raissa Katona Bennett, who appeared as Christine in Phantom of the Opera and is a prolific presence in cabaret; and a group of favorite featured entertainers, Alison Grace Bradbury, Gero Eaton,  Leah Jennings and Stephen Mitchell Brown, carefully hand-picked by Robin and Robin's Nest director, Eric Michael Gillett, present a night of song to benefit Helpusadopt.org at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Tuesday, June 2nd at 7:00 pm. Helpusadopt.org is a national non-profit 501(c)(3) financial assistance grant program providing qualified couples and individuals - regardless of race, ethnicity, marital status, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or disability - with grants of up to $15,000 towards their domestic, international, foster, or special needs adoption expenses. Adoption is expensive. Statistics say that an average adoption costs upwards of $30,000. The magnitude and uncertainty of these expenses is a significant obstacle standing in the way of permanent homes for the more than 150 million children around the globe who need parents. Through the generous contributions of donors, Helpusadopt.org is able to assist others in overcoming the financial obstacles they face when seeking to adopt. Helpusadopt.org's average grant is approximately $8,500 and since the organization's launch in 2007, Helpusadopt.org has helped to build 134 families by awarding over $1,000,000 in total adoption grants. For more information, please see their web site at http://www.Helpusadopt.org/ .
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NYC: COMEDY ROULETTE WITH TERESA FISCHER
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Spotlight On Productions brings what is bound to become the hit of this cabaret season: Teresa Fischer aka "Lady T"'s "Comedy Roulette!" with performances at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Saturday, May 30th at 5:00 pm; Monday, June 5th at 7:00 pm; and Monday, June 15th at 7:00 pm. Praised and adored for her comedic turn of a song, Teresa Fischer features some truly funny songs from her repertoire and introducing some new ones. She is finally giving us this DON'T MISS cabaret hour of hilarity and fun! "Comedy Roulette!" features an all comedy song line-up and is broken up into four "Comedy game show" segments where the audience decides what Lady T will sing next! "Game Show Host" Frank Calo presides over the hilarity and will even join in on a song or two. And, yes, there will be puppets! Cabaret veteran Paul Chamlin is the musical director and one-man band for this fun evening that features special musical arrangements by Paul Chamlin and Andrew David Sotomayor. Frank Calo, Artistic Director of Spotlight On Productions, directs and hosts. Lady T has taken us on quite a ride that past few years with her shows "Destinations and Detours", "Hip To Be Happy" and "Scene Of The Crime" (which was on Cabaret Hotline Online's Top Ten list for 2011). Her debut CD LET IT GO was released in the fall of 2012 and Christmas Is• - a collaboration with Candice Corbin and Andrew David Sotomayor - was released in December 2013. Both are available at cdbaby.com or for download at iTunes. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $10 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.
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CABARET EVENTS IN LONDON FOR TONIGHT FROM CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE

CABARET EVENTS IN LONDON FOR TONIGHT FROM CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE
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LONDON: ROBERT MEADMORE WITH LOVE SONGS

Following his triumphant sell-out show in February, Classic Brit nominee Robert Meadmore, recognized as one of the finest voices in the West End, returns to THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888 ) on Friday & Saturday, May 29th & 30th at 8:00 pm with LOVE SONGS, a medley of some of the most romantic, touching and adored love songs from musical theatre and beyond, sprinkled with amusing anecdotes and theatrical stories. Musical Director is Matthew Freeman. The son of an opera singer who was later a stage director for the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company, Meadmore has starred as the leading man in many popular productions in London's West End including Phantom of The Opera, Brigadoon, My Fair Lady, Bless the Bride, The Gondoliers, Oklahoma!, and two separate productions of Camelot and Dear World, to name a few.

LONDON: FASCINATING AIDA'S DILLIE KEANE IN CABARET

Dillie Keane takes a short break from her Fascinating Aida gal pals to present her first solo show in 557 years at THE PHEASANTRY(152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Tuesday through Sunday, May 26th through 31st at 8:30 pm. With some brand new songs, some grand old favourites, gorgeous songs of love and songs of disgraceful filth, Dillie will break your heart, mend it again and have it sent to the cleaners for pressing. And she'll give you her recipe for chutney while she's at it. Dillie will be accompanied on the piano by the very young but very talented Sam Cable. Call for cover/minimum information.

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CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE MEMBER EVENTS TODAY

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Here are today's cabaret events performed/produced by members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE as listed on the home page of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE! Every day in every way we're promoting Cabaret! Your event missing? Send press releases to stuhamstra@svhamstra.com to be included - listings are FREE!
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NYC: COMEDY ROULETTE WITH TERESA FISCHER
MEMBER DISCOUNT - $5 OFF THE COVER

Spotlight On Productions brings what is bound to become the hit of this cabaret season: Teresa Fischer aka "Lady T"'s "Comedy Roulette!" with performances at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Saturday, May 30th at 5:00 pm; Monday, June 8th at 7:00 pm; and Monday, June 15th at 7:00 pm. Praised and adored for her comedic turn of a song, Teresa Fischer features some truly funny songs from her repertoire and introducing some new ones. She is finally giving us this DON'T MISS cabaret hour of hilarity and fun! "Comedy Roulette!" features an all comedy song line-up and is broken up into four "Comedy game show" segments where the audience decides what Lady T will sing next! "Game Show Host" Frank Calo presides over the hilarity and will even join in on a song or two. And, yes, there will be puppets! Cabaret veteran Paul Chamlin is the musical director and one-man band for this fun evening that features special musical arrangements by Paul Chamlin and Andrew David Sotomayor. Frank Calo, Artistic Director of Spotlight On Productions, directs and hosts. Lady T has taken us on quite a ride that past few years with her shows "Destinations and Detours", "Hip To Be Happy" and "Scene Of The Crime" (which was on Cabaret Hotline Online's Top Ten list for 2011). Her debut CD LET IT GO was released in the fall of 2012 and Christmas Is• - a collaboration with Candice Corbin and Andrew David Sotomayor - was released in December 2013. Both are available at cdbaby.com or for download at iTunes. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $10 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.
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NYC: JUNE IS JUDY GARLAND MONTH AT DON'T TELL MAMA!

Now in it's 5th Year, "Judy and Liza Together Again", starring internationally acclaimed entertainers Rick Skye and Tommy Femia, named "Best Duo"in 2012 by MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets), has been Extended Again at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) with performances scheduled for Saturdays, May 30th and June 13th, 20th and 27th - all shows at 8:00 pm. Musical Director: Ricky Ritzel (as Mort/Pappy). Teaming up for an evening of "Just POW!", these MAC and Bistro Award winning performers pull out all the stops, singing classic solo's, parodies, duets and just plain whooping and hollering by the greatest mother/daughter team in show biz history. Tommy Femia is a 7 time winner of the Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs (MAC) Award for his brilliant portrayal of Judy Garland in "Judy Garland LIVE!", now in it's 20th season at Don't Tell Mama. He has also starred in "Whoop-de-doo", "I Will Come Back" and, most recently, "Norma Does Men". Rick Skye is a multi award winning performer, who has written a string of outrageous comic revues including "The Flip Side of Neil Sedaka" (Bistro Award winning performance), "MaCabaret - a tabloid fable", "The War of the Mama Roses", "It's Madame with an E" (performed with his indefatigable co-star - the one and only Madame), "Barbra and Liza LIVE!" (Leicester Theater and Dublin Theatre Festival) and the International hit - "A Slice O' Minnelli" (MAC Award - Best Impersonation) which has enjoyed successful season's in Covent Garden, at the Apollo Theatre in London's West End and at the Dublin Theatre Festival where he received the Award for "Best Achievement in Performance". "Judy and Liza Together Again" premiered at The Rising Action Theater in Ft. Lauderdale to great acclaim and has since toured the Richmond Triangle Theater, Actors Theater of Minnesota, The Palace Theater in Danbury, Connecticut and Martini's Over Eighth in San Diego. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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Friday, May 29, 2015

CABARET EVENTS FOR LOS ANGELES, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA & THE SOUTHWESTERN STATES FOR TONIGHT FROM CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE

CABARET EVENTS FOR LOS ANGELES, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA & THE SOUTHWESTERN STATES FOR TONIGHT FROM CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE
Here are today's cabaret events as listed on the home page of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE! Every day in every way we're promoting Cabaret! Your event missing? Send press releases to stuhamstra@svhamstra.com to be included - listings are FREE!
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SAN DIEGO, CA: FRIDAYS WITH JANICE EDWARDS & NATHAN FRY

Janice and Nathan (Janice Edwards & Nathan Fry) perform on Fridays from 8:00 to 11:00 pm at MARTINI'S ABOVE FOURTH (3940 4th Avenue, San Diego, CA - 619-400-4500). While Nathan's virtuosity speaks for itself, accompaniment to Janice makes for an inspired pair at they present resonant selections from their extensive list of everything from funk to country, gospel and jazz. No cover show.

LOS ANGELES: THE UNAUTHORIZED MUSICAL PARODY OF CRUEL INTENTIONS

Roger Kumble's relentless game of cat and mouse comes to life at the ROCKWELL: TABLE & STAGE (1714 Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA - 323-669-1550) on Thursdays & Fridays in May at 8:00 pm in 'The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Cruel Intentions'. This cult classic tale of seduction and revenge follows despicable step-siblings Sebastian (Broadway's Constantine Rousouli) and Kathryn (Faking It's Katie Stevens) in their attempt to destroy their classmates (Molly McCook and Pitch Perfect's Shelley Regner.) Executive Producer Kate Pazakis. Associate Producer Stephanie Lazard. Adapted by Jordan Ross. Directed by Lindsey Rosin. There is an $18-$45 cover.

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CABARET EVENTS FOR SAN FRANCISCO, NORTHERN CALIFORNIA & THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST FOR TONIGHT FROM CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE

CABARET EVENTS FOR SAN FRANCISCO, NORTHERN CALIFORNIA & THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST FOR TONIGHT FROM CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE
Here are today's cabaret events as listed on the home page of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE! Every day in every way we're promoting Cabaret! Your event missing? Send press releases to stuhamstra@svhamstra.com to be included - listings are FREE!
Please note: cover/minimum information is taken from venue listings - some venues may charge an additional fee for attendees without an advance reservation - reservations are normally cancelled by the venue if holders have not arrived by showtime.


SAN FRANCISCO, CA: STORM LARGE OF PINK MARTINI FAME RETURNS TO FEINSTEIN'S

After playing to sold-out crowds last October, Storm Large, of Pink Martini fame, returns to FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) for three performances only with her new show, 'Taken By Storm' on Thursday through Saturday at 8:00 pm (7:00 pm on Saturday). The audience is bound to be swept away by the voice, beauty and visceral talent of Storm Large, an artist who truly lives up to her name. Storm Large is a musician, actor, playwright, author, awesome. She shot to national prominence in 2006 as a finalist on the CBS show Rock Star: Supernova, where despite having been eliminated in the week before the finale, Storm built a fan base that follows her around the world to this day. Storm spent the 90s singing in clubs throughout San Francisco. Tired of the club scene, she moved to Portland to pursue a new career as a chef, but a last minute cancellation in 2002 at the Portland club "Dante's" turned into a standing Wednesday night engagement for Storm and her new band, The Balls. It wasn't long before Storm had a cult-like following in Portland, and a renewed singing career that was about to be launched onto the international stage. ••Storm made her debut as guest vocalist with the band Pink Martini in April 2011, singing four sold-out concerts with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. She continues to perform with the band, touring nationally and internationally, and she was featured on their CD, Get Happy. Storm has also sung with Grammy winner k.d. lang, pianist Kirill Gerstein, punk rocker John Doe, singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright, and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer George Clinton. She debuted with the Oregon Symphony in 2010, and has returned for sold out performances each year thereafter. Storm made her Carnegie Hall debut in May 2013, singing Weill's Seven Deadly Sins with the Detroit Symphony as part of the Spring for Music festival. In 2007, she took a career departure and starred in Portland Center Stage's production of Cabaret with Wade McCollum. The show was a smash hit, earning Large glowing reviews. Her next endeavor, the autobiographical musical memoir, Crazy Enough, played to packed houses in 2009 during its unprecedented 21-week sold out run in Portland. Storm went on to perform a cabaret version of the show to critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Adelaide Cabaret Festival in Australia, and Joe's Pub in New York. Her memoir, "Crazy Enough," was released by Simon and Schuster in 2012, named Oprah's Book of the Week, and awarded the 2013 Oregon Book Award for Creative Nonfiction.•• Storm is featured in Rid of Me, a film by Portlander James Westby, starring Katie O'Grady and Theresa Russell. In November and December of 2010, she starred at the Mark Taper Forum with Katey Sagal and Michael McKean in Jerry Zak's production of Harps and Angels, a musical featuring the work of Randy Newman. In the 2013/14 season Storm and her band, Le Bonheur performed in many new cities around the country, including Las Vegas, Boston, Minneapolis in a evening called "Taken By Storm" In June 2014, she appeared at the Ojai Festival with the exciting new orchestra, The Knights and the vocal ensemble Hudson Shad. Later in the summer she debuts at the Grant Park Music Festival in Chicago. On October 7, Storm & Le Bonheur released a record designed to capture their sublime and subversive interpretations of the American Songbook. Entitled simply, "Le Bonheur" and released on Pink Martini's Heinz Records, the recording will be a collection of tortured and titillating love songs; beautiful, familiar, yet twisted...much like the lady herself. Storm and her band hit the road in support of this new release. Storm also made her debut with The New York Pops Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, The Cincinnati Symphony, The Houston Symphony and The RTE Concert Orchestra in Dublin amongst others. Storm is also busy creating a new musical with The Public Theater in New York City. Le Bonheur consists of James Beaton (piano), Scott Weddle (guitar), Matt Brown (electric bass) and Greg Eklund (drums). There is a $35-$50 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.

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CABARET EVENTS FOR CHICAGO, ST. LOUIS, THE MID-WESTERN & SOUTH WESTERN STATES FOR TONIGHT FROM CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE

CABARET EVENTS FOR CHICAGO, ST. LOUIS, THE MID-WESTERN & SOUTH WESTERN STATES FOR TONIGHT FROM CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE
Here are today's cabaret events as listed on the home page of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE! Every day in every way we're promoting Cabaret! Your event missing? Send press releases to stuhamstra@svhamstra.com to be included - listings are FREE!
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CHICAGO: THE AFTER PARTY AT DAVENPORT'S

"The After Party", a cabaret about drinking, will be presented at DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830) on Friday, May 29th at 8:00 pm. But at After Party, the story is just as important as the song. Maybe even more important. And with a rotating cast of actors, new with every performance, they'll never run out of drinking stories. This month, host and music director Micky York welcomes Chicago actors Brittany Bookbinder, Elyse Smith, Jameson Wentworth and David Zizic to the stage to share their alcohol-related (or alcohol-adjacent) experiences. Remember, you don't have to limit yourself to only two drinks during this show.) There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

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CABARET EVENTS FOR NEW JERSEY, PENNSYLVANIA, WASHINGTON DC & MID-ATLANTIC STATES TONIGHT FROM CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE

CABARET EVENTS FOR NEW JERSEY, PENNSYLVANIA, WASHINGTON DC & MID-ATLANTIC STATES TONIGHT FROM CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE
Here are today's cabaret events as listed on the home page of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE! Every day in every way we're promoting Cabaret! Your event missing? Send press releases to stuhamstra@svhamstra.com to be included - listings are FREE!
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NEW HOPE, PA: RAYMOND THE AMISH COMIC AT THE RRAZZ ROOM

Raymond The Amish Comic, the only Amish stand-up comedian in the world, will perform at THE RRAZZ ROOM IN NEW HOPE (6426 Lower York Road, New Hope, PA - 888-596-1027 - ) on Friday, May 29th at 8:00 pm. He has been performing for 25 years. Has been on America's Got Talent, was part of Sony Entertainments workshop production of The Gong Show Live Off-Broadway, and can be seen in the Tim Allen Film, For Richer or Poorer. Raymond is a regular at Comic Strip Live NYC. He's a ranting-story teller with a sharp tongue and a quick wit. Performing with a high energy frenzy. More then a few of his fans have called him the Amish Robin Williams. There is a $25 cover.

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CABARET EVENTS FOR NEW YORK CITY FOR TONIGHT FROM CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE

CABARET EVENTS FOR NEW YORK CITY FOR TONIGHT FROM CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE
Here are today's cabaret events as listed on the home page of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE! Every day in every way we're promoting Cabaret! Your event missing? Send press releases to stuhamstra@svhamstra.com to be included - listings are FREE!
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NYC: MARISSA MULDER - " INSTINCTS"

Marissa Mulder returns to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Friday, May 29th at 7:00 pm with an exciting new show called "Instincts". Her song list includes music from Sara Baraeilles to Stephen Sondheim. Marissa is saying what she feels, singing what she loves and sharing it on the stage with Nate Buccieri on the keys. Marissa Mulder grew up in Syracuse, NY. She moved to New York City in 2007 and has gone on to become one of the most successful young cabaret artists on the NY scene. In 2011, she beat out 60 other singers to win the MetroStar Challenge at the Metropolitan Room, an American Idol type contest for up and coming cabaret artists. Since then she has performed in several of her own shows. She is the winner of the 2013 Noel Coward and Julie Wilson Award which were presented to her at Lincoln Center where she also sang. She was the winner of the 2014 MAC award for Major Artist and Album Of The Year ( Tom...In His Words). She was a featured guest and singer on Piano Jazz hosted by Jon Weber on NPR. In New York City, She has performed at The Cafe Carlyle, Lincoln Center, The Town Hall, Carnegie Hall, The Algonquin Hotel, 54 Below, Joe's Pub, The Metropolitan Room, and many others. She has begun taking her solo shows on the road as well traveling to perform at clubs in Dallas, St. Louis, Nebraska, Buffalo, Binghamton, West Palm Beach and many more. She has two CD's available for purchase" Tom...In His Words" and " Illusions". There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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NYC: MARY FOSTER CONKLIN AT A MOSCOW 57

Jazz/ cabaret vocalist Mary Foster Conklin performs on Friday nights at MOSCOW57 ON DELANCEY (168 1/2 Delancey Street, NYC - 212-260-5775) at 8:00 pm. on Friday, January 30th the club celebrated its one year anniversary on the corner where Loisaida meets the Williamsburg Bridge. Owned by Ellen Kaye, singer/ pioneer/ force of nature, who nightly hosts the best party in town with a rotating group of artistsecalls it Hobohemia - A Rendezvous of Strangers. Mary sings a short set every Friday, with Ethan Fein on guitar and Benjamin Franklin Brown on bass. Call for cover/minimum information.
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NYC: THE SWINGAROOS TERRITORY BAND AT THE MET

The Swingaroos, NYC's underground jazz band, performs at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Friday, May 29th at 9:30 pm. With a suitcase full of original 1940's-inspired songs and Hit Parade covers from the '20s to the 2010s, the 'Roos continue the tradition of the swing-era Territory Bands. Fronted by award-winning vocalist/ multi-instrumentalist/ lyricist Kimberly Hawkey, and pianist/ arranger Assaf Gleizner, this sextet of swingin' hot noise has been heard all over the Empire City and beyond; from the seediest roadhouses to the stateliest of music halls. The Swingaroos' debut album, "All Aboard!", features the same great original tunes heard at their live shows and is available now. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: LET'S GET SMASHED AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

"Let's Get Smashed" is a live singing cabaret led by New York's favorite Siren, Sasha Pierce! It will be presented at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Friday, May 29th at 11:30 pm. The revolving cast will feature some of New York's fiercest singing talent, including Drag Queens, cute Chorus Boys, and maybe even some biological women thrown into the mix! There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: MICAH PETERSON: THE ROAD TO 30

Micah Peterson is turning 30 and thought what a better way to celebrate his birthday than with his first New York City cabaret at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Friday, May 29th at 5:30 pm. He willperform some of his favorite songs and also share a retelling of the road he took to eventually arrive in this part of his life and his future hope for the next 30 years. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: THE VAUDEVILLIANS: BRINGING UP BABY

After selling out an often-extended Off-Broadway run in 2013 (which attracted the likes of Neil Patrick Harris, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Joan Rivers, RuPaul and SNL's Kate McKinnon), a national tour, a 3-month Australian tour (where she was nominated for the Aussie equivalent of a Tony Award), and a summer run in Provincetown, RuPaul's Drag Race favorite Jinkx Monsoon will return to New York with the World Premiere of THE VAUDEVILLIANS: BRINGING UP BABY, a new musical comedy co-starring composer and musician Major Scales. This limited engagement begins performances May 21st at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909). Performances are on Thursday through Saturday, May 28th through 30th, with a matinee performance on Sunday, May 31st at 1:00 pm. The show returns for more appearances in April. Dr. Dan and Kitty Witless were put on ice in the Twenties, and had their entire music catalogue purloined by today's pop artists. Now the hottest act ever frozen alive is back again, with more swinging hits from their stolen songbook! There's only one problem: Kitty's "in a family way" and no one's quite sure where the kid came from. Can The Vaudevillians still put on a show while bringing up baby? Major Scales is the evil twin of Richard Andriessen, a musician, writer and performer based in Seattle. He has written everything from award-winning New York shows on the east coast to music for amateur adult films on the west. Jinkx Monsoon is the alter ego of Jerick Hoffer, who graduated with a degree in theatrical performance from Cornish College in Seattle. With ten years experience on stage, Hoffer is a seasoned Portland-born entertainer who has captured the attention of his native northwest region. As early as 2006, Hoffer appeared as the lead dancer in the world's largest drag queen chorus line, which made the Guinness Book of World Records. By 2012, he had advanced to roles in Seattle theaters, playing Moritz in "Spring Awakening" (produced by Balagan Theatre), Angel in "Rent" (produced by The 5th Avenue Theatre), and Hedwig in "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" (produced by Balagan Theatre and Seattle Theatre Group). In 2014 he was nominated for the Helpmann Award (alongside the likes of Cate Blanchett, Ivo Van Hove, Denis O'Hare and Baz Luhrmann), the Australian equivalent of a Tony, for his performanace in The Vaudevillians. There is a $25-$50 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.

NYC: THE RUBY DARLINGS SHOW AT THE DUPLEX

London Cabaret Award Nominees for Best Musical Variety, The Ruby Darlings, present The Ruby Darlings Show at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Tuesday, May 26th at 9:30 pm; Thursday, May 28th at 9:30 pm; and Friday, May 29th at 7:00 pm. Born out of a fiery feminist agenda, The Ruby Darlings give an outrageously honest yet totally sexy look at life with a vagina. The comedy cabaret duo, Ruby and Darling, supported by their divine pianist, David, offer guidance on self-pleasuring tactics, celebrate pubic hair through the medium of rap and tip into uncharted sexual territory with their unassuming audience. The darkly comic Ruby Darlings are committed to making women feel empowered, men feel educated and generally everyone having a naughty time. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: LISA ROTHAUSER AT 54 BELOW

Life doesn't always go according to plan. St. Louis native and Broadway actress and singer (The Producers, The Vote Orange), Lisa Rothauser's tells how plans go awry at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Friday, May 29th at 9:30 pm. Lisa grew up with a passion for singing and a love of showbiz. She broke away from small town life and made it to the bright lights of Broadway only to be swept away to the 'burbs by the man of her mother's dreams. Ready for a change, Lisa sent the husband packing, dropped the kids off at school, and is headed straight back to Broadway. Join her for a hilarious and inspiring musical transformation from Broadway performer to Stepford wife and back again. The show is musical directed by Grammy nominated producer/ songwriter Tor Hyams and directed by industry veteran Michael Bush. There is a $25-$65 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: BETTY BUCKLEY: DARK BLUE-EYED BLUES AT JOE'S PUB

After her sold out engagement last fall, Betty Buckley returns to JOE'S PUB at THE PUBLIC THEATRE (425 Lafayette Street, NYC - 212-967-7555) on Thursday through Sunday, May 28th through 31st at 7:00 pm - with additional performances on Thursday through Saturday, May 28th through 30th at 9:00 pm. She is joined by a quartet of musicians headed by pianist Christian Jacob, with a new show specifically tailored for Joe's Pub called Dark Blue-Eyed Blues. Her new collection of songs include standards and songs by contemporary writers featuring glamour, torch and comedy. Betty Buckley, who has been called "The Voice of Broadway," is one of theater's most respected and legendary leading ladies. She is an actor/ singer whose career spans theater, film, television and concert halls around the world. She most recently was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame for 2012. There is a $25-$75 cover.

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HOTLINE MEMBER CABARET EVENT TONIGHT IN NYC: MARISSA MULDER - " INSTINCTS"

HOTLINE MEMBER CABARET EVENT TONIGHT IN NYC: MARISSA MULDER - " INSTINCTS"

Marissa Mulder returns to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Friday, May 29th at 7:00 pm with an exciting new show called "Instincts". Her song list includes music from Sara Baraeilles to Stephen Sondheim. Marissa is saying what she feels, singing what she loves and sharing it on the stage with Nate Buccieri on the keys. Marissa Mulder grew up in Syracuse, NY. She moved to New York City in 2007 and has gone on to become one of the most successful young cabaret artists on the NY scene. In 2011, she beat out 60 other singers to win the MetroStar Challenge at the Metropolitan Room, an American Idol type contest for up and coming cabaret artists. Since then she has performed in several of her own shows. She is the winner of the 2013 Noel Coward and Julie Wilson Award which were presented to her at Lincoln Center where she also sang. She was the winner of the 2014 MAC award for Major Artist and Album Of The Year ( Tom...In His Words). She was a featured guest and singer on Piano Jazz hosted by Jon Weber on NPR. In New York City, She has performed at The Cafe Carlyle, Lincoln Center, The Town Hall, Carnegie Hall, The Algonquin Hotel, 54 Below, Joe's Pub, The Metropolitan Room, and many others. She has begun taking her solo shows on the road as well traveling to perform at clubs in Dallas, St. Louis, Nebraska, Buffalo, Binghamton, West Palm Beach and many more. She has two CD's available for purchase" Tom...In His Words" and " Illusions". There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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HOTLINE MEMBER CABARET EVENT TONIGHT IN NYC: MARY FOSTER CONKLIN AT A MOSCOW 57

HOTLINE MEMBER CABARET EVENT TONIGHT IN NYC: MARY FOSTER CONKLIN AT A MOSCOW 57

Jazz/ cabaret vocalist Mary Foster Conklin performs on Friday nights at MOSCOW57 ON DELANCEY (168 1/2 Delancey Street, NYC - 212-260-5775) at 8:00 pm. on Friday, January 30th the club celebrated its one year anniversary on the corner where Loisaida meets the Williamsburg Bridge. Owned by Ellen Kaye, singer/ pioneer/ force of nature, who nightly hosts the best party in town with a rotating group of artistsecalls it Hobohemia - A Rendezvous of Strangers. Mary sings a short set every Friday, with Ethan Fein on guitar and Benjamin Franklin Brown on bass. Call for cover/minimum information.
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