New York City cabaret mainstay Colleen McHugh has returned to Signature Theatre yet again in its annual Sizzlin’ Summer Cabaret series. Rather than resting on her laurels as many do – particularly when they have a regular, captive audience as can be the case with such yearly cabaret festivals – she came in with a […]
A night of Gershwin music? We’ve all been there and done that, right? If DC musical theatre mainstay Sandy Bainum’s cabaret at Signature Theatre is any indication, the answer may be “well, not exactly.”
Signature Theatre favorite and Tony/Olivier Award nominee Euan Morton kicked off Signature Theatre’s annual Sizzlin’ Summer Cabaret festival with a bit of a twist. In addition to lending his powerful pop-rock vocal talent to a series of songs he selected, he also permitted the audience members to select songs they most wanted to hear via […]
— Can a man follow two passions at the same time? A familiar DC actor supports his theatre company by launching a new career – Alex Cook seems a little like every one of us who harbors a secret love or obsession, only he bears his for all to see. And it would be very […]
There’s a new place to hear live music in town and it’s exquisite. Old school movie house, short lived Nederlander venue (The Bethesda Theatre) turned live music venue, the Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club has attracted an array of local and regional talent in recent months and this past weekend, a nationally-recognized artist graced […]
Like any musical theatre geek who gets giddy at the mere mention of obscure showtunes, I must say that I look forward to Signature Theatre’s Lost Songs of Broadway cabaret every year. For several years now, Signature has devoted the last cabaret of its season (excluding the summer cabaret series) to showcasing songs cut from […]
Tony Award-winner Brian Stokes Mitchell of Ragtime, Man of La Mancha, and Kiss Me, Kate fame is no stranger to the Kennedy Center stage and, given the strength of his voice, it’s easy to see why he’s invited back time and time again. He’s appeared in many a concert with the National Symphony Orchestra and those […]
Continuing its tradition of showcasing known and lesser known Broadway and West End talent in the Barbara Cook’s Spotlight cabaret series, the Kennedy Center played host to Adam Pascal on a Washington, DC spring evening.
In an era where interchangeable and mediocre bubblegum pop music reigns supreme on the radio, it’s hard to believe that less than a century ago two brothers, George and Ira Gershwin, were the ‘it’ boys of popular music. With George’s complex yet melodically catchy musical compositions and Ira’s thought-provoking and creative lyrics, they were untouchable […]
In New York City, it seems, one can find a cabaret venue on virtually every corner. Although such institutions are far less common in our own metropolitan area, things are starting to change. Much of these thanks go to two infectiously energetic musical theatre aficionados – Regie Cabico and DonMike Mendoza.