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Here is a recent CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE message sent to over 2,700 readers of this free e-mail newsletter. Check at the bottom of the message for the way you can have a free subscription.


CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE #081002 - Monday, October 6, 2008
Since 1990 Your First, Best and Only Complete Source of Cabaret News - Often Imitated, Never Surpassed.

NOW IN OUR 19th YEAR PUBLISHING THE NEWS OF CABARET!
THE ONLY TWICE-WEEKLY CABARET NEWS MAGAZINE IN THE WORLD!
COVERING CABARET ON THE INTERNET SINCE 1997!


If it's anything to do with cabaret, you'll probably read it here first!

These newsletters are a FREE service to promote the art and artists of cabaret. You need not be a member of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE to be a subscriber (but it would be nice). See http://www.svhamstra.com/Membership.shtml or click on the button marked JOIN HERE at the top of every page on the website for all benefits and details.


SOME QUICK ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

HOME-PAGE SIDEBAR AD SALE - ADS NOW ON 20 TOP PAGES
A great and inexpensive way to promote your CD (especially at Holiday time) is a "Home Page Side-Bar ad" on CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE. And for the months of October, November and December we have a special offer: 4 weeks for the price of 3 starting October 5th through December 27th. That's a 25% discount - $18.75/week instead of $25! We have also increased the number of pages where they will appear from the current 12 to 20 of the most-visited pages! No other discounts apply and ad must be paid for using PayPal. First ordered and paid basis - and placement (top to bottom) will depend on the number of weeks ordered. A perfect size to promote your CD for holiday giving. Did I mention that your CD or event will be mentioned in EVERY issue of the newsletter as long as the ad is running?


SONGWRITER WEBSITE PROJECT - CONSTRUCTION CONTINUES
http://www.CABARETSINGS.COM is a new website, sponsored by CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE, to promote the songs and songwriters of cabaret. The Official launch date was Wednesday, October 1st. Listing and a bio-song-list page on the CABARETSINGS.COM website is FREE to songwriter members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE through July 5th, 2009 - after which there will be a $10 charge to 2009-2010 SILVER members and no charge to GOLD members and above who maintain their GOLD membership. Non-members can have a page this year for $20 - which includes a SILVER membership. This website should be a great advantage to songwriters who do not have a website or for whom maintaining a website is too expensive. If you want more details, send me an email at stuhamstra@cabaretsings.com. Meantime we continue to add new pages and new information each day.


HERE & THERE
It seems we have become the victims of our own popularity - so many news items keep pouring into my e-mail inbox, no matter how I try to avoid long issues, the newsletters seem to get longer and longer. I used to try to keep three weeks ahead in reporting news in these twice-weekly summaries of what's happening in cabaret around the world, but it looks like I have to shorten my goal a little bit and try to at least keep two weeks ahead of the game. The only items that are repeated from issue to issue are news about shows that have ads on the website, major cabaret festivals, benefits and organization events, and the occasional "correction" item where the first time out there was an error or items in the news report have changed. Oh yes, and shows featuring special guests that change every week (they will no longer be included if I don't get guest information).

So please be patient - if your show is over two weeks away from the date of the issue and hasn't been included yet, it will appear shortly. If the show is less than two weeks away, don't panic - first check the DATEBOOK/DIARY pages on the website, where all the items appearing in the newsletter are accumulated (with photos added if available). There is a good chance I already ran your item and you missed it. Please don't resend your press release before checking those two places.

Oh yes - if you didn't send a press release but only a flier about your show via e-mail or via snail mail, I simply don't have time to create a press release for you from the information you provide. I have made it very easy for you to send complete information - just click here: http://www.svhamstra.com/PressRelease1.shtml and fill out the information as completely as possible.


Are people on your mailing list or in your Yahoo & Google groups getting sick of you bombarding them with e-mail after e-mail promoting your show? With a banner or side-bar ad on CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE, folks will see your CD or cabaret event promoted whenever they visit the website (over 6000 come to visit each day), and will read about your event or CD twice a week in the newsletter (currently nearly 2700 subscribers) as long as your ad is running - no extra trouble for you and no trouble for them. Write me for details.


I got a note the other day from someone in San Francisco complaining that there isn't enough cabaret news in these issues regarding events in the Bay area. Well, I wish I could help here, but (as folks in San Francisco will agree, I am sure) I include every appropriate item that I receive. And I wish that folks in San Francisco had more cabaret events to choose from. Unfortunately, the major room in town only sends me "promo announcements" and rarely an actual press release. I do my best, but I can't invent information, and I simply don't have time to survey the websites of the venues to find cabaret news. (a personal gripe is the websites that omit - or make difficult to find - location information and reservation phone numbers).

But we have the same problem here in NYC. Two of the major rooms in town apparently feel that they are too important to send out press releases (at least to me). I guess they figure all they need is to run their ad in one of the major newspapers and that's that. Of course, most of my subscribers can't afford their outrageous cover/minimum charges anyway.


Of course, their fear might be that they would be inundated with requests for "press-comp" reservations. One of the clubs here in town is now screening such reservations - apparently a few publications have many "reviewers" on their mastheads, and the club feels that no more than one reviewer will write up the show anyway so why offer everyone the comps. And a few publicists are guilty of "packing the room" with press comps, just to impress their clients - many of the so-called press people never bother to write a review, or their publication/website is so obscure no one ever reads whatever they actually do write!


Reservations for our first CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE CD AWARD SHOWCASE (Don't Let Christmas Pass You By). to be held on Tuesday, November 11th at 9:15 pm at DON'T TELL MAMA are on sale now - see TOP STORY above. The event is dedicated to the late D. J. Bradley, who's annual Christmas Shows were legendary. The show will present some of the best cabaret CDs of 2008 produced by members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE, recommended for Holiday Giving as chosen by long-time cabaret writer/reviewer John Hoglund. CDs need not be holiday themed. The event will be co-hosted by Sue Matsuki and Edd Clark, who in 2007 released their own CD of holiday songs. As usual, there will be surprises and prizes - each paid attendee will receive a FREE CD! A special surprise cabaret superstar guest has been invited as well. Only 60 tickets will be sold to this event.


I didn't want to write in this issue about the economy and the crazy events of the past few days, but I can't help myself. Major banks have been apparently telling folks they have no money to loan them - my belief is that they were doing this to "blackmail" congress to pass the 700-billion (I think it is now more like $810 billion) bail out so that they could continue to pay their officers the obscene salaries and bonuses. But lo and behold, suddenly a few of them seem to have found several billions on their own to purchase other banks! In fact, two major banks are fighting and suing each other over the purchase of the same bank! We have major corporations and investment firms with billions of dollars in their coffers, but they want Uncle Sam to spend taxpayer monies (OK, I don't pay a lot of taxes at my age and income, but I am still steamed) to bail out Wall Street! I thought this was a capitalistic country! Who knew?


If you have a NYC cabaret show coming up during the last three weeks of October - when all eyes in NYC are on "all things cabaret" please check this out. On October 17th through 19th there is the annual BROADWAY CABARET FESTIVAL at THE TOWN HALL and then from October 29th through November 1st, there is the MABEL MERCER CABARET CONVENTION at JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER. Cabaret fans from all over town - and all over the country and world, will be "thinking cabaret" - and the number of visitors to the CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE website always goes up by from 20% to 30% during these weeks. Your show will have a lot of competition as all the venues around town ramp up the number of shows they present during these prime cabaret weeks. I want to help you fill some of those seats - and get the word out about your show and about you - to the readers of our twice-weekly CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE newsletter (nearly 2700 subscribers at last count) and the 6000 to 9000 daily visitors to our CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE website.

We have advertising choices that start at $25 per week ($19 per week if you purchase 4 weeks), to SUPER SIDE-BAR ads that appear on over 2,200 pages on the website at $125 per week. Other prices range from $40/week to $60/week (before discounts and member rebates). Check out all the various ways we can help you spread the word (and get your name and show noticed ahead of the competition) by clicking on the button marked BANNER INFO at the top of every page on the website. Or send me a note and I'll e-mail you the details. And here's the best part: Your show or CD will be mentioned in EVERY issue of the newsletter as long as your ad is running! 2600+ subscribers will read about you twice each week! There is no better deal in town! Its the cabaret magazine that just keeps selling, and selling, and selling your show.


CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE is looking for sponsors for upcoming events. SEE: http://www.svhamstra.com/thankyou1sponsor.shtml


I spent a lot of the weekend working on website updates - if you requested a listing on the PERFORMER, PHOTOGRAPHER and SONGWRITER pages on the CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE website over the past few weeks, please check if your listing is there now and if the spellings and links are correct. I also updated the CABARET CD SALE pages to include all the requests I had on file. If you listings are still missing, please remember these items are "by request" and you must fill out the request form on the appropriate page on the website.


If you are a member of CABARET HOTLINE and have a CD that is eligible (first released in 2008) and that you would like to submit for inclusion in our first CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE CD AWARD SHOWCASE (Don't Let Christmas Pass You By) to be held on Tuesday, November 11th at 9:15 pm at DON'T TELL MAMA, please send me an e-mail at stuhamstra@svhamstra.com and we will send you submission instructions. There are deadlines, special requirements, etc. Don't send in any CDs yet - wait for the instructions (we will be needing you to send 2 CDs - one for the judging and one to give away at the show).


More HERE & THERE items appear at the bottom of this issue - last minute items that come in just before we "go to press" as well as a report on shows seen since the last issue.


NOW FOR SOME NEWS ABOUT CABARET

CABARET CD RELEASE NEWS & UPDATES

CYNTHIA CRANE'S LIVE PERFORMANCE CD AVAILABLE CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE MEMBERS' CHOICE TOP-10
Saloon-singer/story-teller Cynthia Crane mulls over life, love and wrestles with the difficulties of watching life get old while she remains eternally 27, "over and over and over again" on her latest CD "If I Knew Now (what I knew then)". The CD, recorded live, is loaded with with wry, witty songs - great melodies and smart lyrics by Jay Leonhart and Dave Frishberg - plus a pastiche including Harold Arlen, Stephen Sondheim, Johnny Mandel, John Wallowitch, Lew Spence, Clark Gesner and Frank Loesser. The CD is available at the store and also available at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/crane6 *** BANNER ADVERTISER ***


CABARET WORKSHOP/INSTRUCTION NEWS

NYC: MASTER CLASS FOR SINGERS WITH MASSE & BAILEY
"Words & Music" - A Master Class for Singers, is a special one-day workshop taught by founding member of Manhattan Transfer, Laurel Masse, along with vocalist /artist consultant Wendy Lane Bailey. It will be presented at SHETLER STUDIOS (244 West 54th Street - Suite 1205 - Penthouse 4, NYC) on Saturday, Saturday October 25th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Areas covered in the class include song interpretation, communicating with an audience, working with musicians, sequencing a set, handling onstage mistakes, and creating a visual image. The instructors create a positive and supportive environment in which creativity can flourish and students feel free to express themselves. Class size is limited to ensure ample performance and instruction time. Tuition for each workshop is $165. For more information or to enroll email parkroadmanagement@verizon.net


CABARET NEWS - DATEBOOK - OCTOBER 5th THROUGH OCTOBER 12th
FOR A MORE COMPLETE LISTING OF CABARET EVENTS FOR THIS PERIOD CHECK OUT THE CABARET DIARY/DATEBOOK AT http://www.svhamstra.com/CabaretEventListing.shtml
FOR OPEN MIC / PIANO BAR EVENTS: http://www.svhamstra.com/CabaretPianoBars.shtml

MONDAY - OCTOBER 6th

NYC: NOTES ON NEW YORK BY TIM DI PASQUA
Award-winning singer/composer/lyricist Tim Di Pasqua brings his thrilling new musical theater revue to New York's THE THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com ) every Monday in October, the 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th at 7:00 pm. NOTES ON NEW YORK is an exciting, and poignant 90-minute song cycle about things seen and heard around this intoxicating city, featuring songs based on headlines of the day. NOTES ON NEW YORK presents Tim at the piano, along with a cast of five. NOTES ON NEW YORK reflects everyday life and situations from people, as seen through the eyes of one captivated observer. The show is presented by Third Eye Theatre Company ( http://www.thirdeyetheatreco.com) under the artistic direction of Michael Levesque. Andrew Glant-Linden directs. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
*** SIDE-BAR ADVERTISER ***


NYC: ALGONQUIN SALON ON MONDAY NIGHTS
*** SPECIAL CABARET OPEN MIC EVENT ***
*** CABARET NO COVER EVENT ***
Mark Janas' ALGONQUIN SALON continues at the legendary THE ALGONQUIN HOTEL (59 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-419-9331 - http://www.algonquinhotel.com ) with another special edition presented in the hotel's lobby area on Monday, October 6th from 7:00 to 10:00 pm. Special co-host for the evening is Frank Evans, veteran lyricist, librettist and BMI steering committee member. The theme will be "WORKS IN PROGRESS", highlighting material and performances that, if not fully finished, are ready to be test-run in front of the supportive and nurturing Salon audience. No cover, no minimum.


N.J.: NEXT BOB'S BIG MONDAY SHOWCASE AT STOCKTON INN
BOB's BIG MONDAY SHOWCASE returns tonight, October 6th (and every other Monday), at 7:30 pm at the STOCKTON INN (1 North Main Street, Stockton NJ - 609-397-1250 - http://www.bobegan.net/stockton-inn.html ). The show usually features 6 to 10 vocalists from the NY-NJ-PA area. Performers for for scheduled for this showcase include Karen Anne, Jerry Wichinsky, Devon Neubauer, Art Mattei, Cari Kassel, Ashley Wayne Barlow, Jane Arthur and Patty Leone and more to be announced. Only $10 cover/$10 minimum. Serving dinner, from 5:30 pm.


NYC: BIRTHDAY PARTY / OPEN MIC WITH GREGORY ALLEN
*** CABARET NO COVER EVENT ***
Open-mic piano bar instrumentalist Gregory Allen is returning from the Poconos for one night only on Monday, October 6th to celebrate his birthday at the piano at LA MEDITERRANEE CAFE AND FRENCH BISTRO (947 Second Avenue, NYC - 212-755-4155 - http://www.lamediterraneeny.com/ ). The host with the most, Kelly Briggs will be on hand to keep make sure everyone has a good time - Gregory will probably go on around 9:00 pm. It will be like old times! No cover.


OTHER CABARET EVENTS THIS DATE COVERED IN PREVIOUS ISSUES CAN BE FOUND ON THE WEBSITE UNDER DATEBOOK/DIARY http://www.svhamstra.com/CabaretEventListing.shtml
NYC: RACHEL TAKES MANHATTAN AT THE DUPLEX
NYC: JILL WHELAN SPENDS "AN EVENING IN DRY DOCK"

TUESDAY - OCTOBER 7th

NYC: JENNA TAKES ANOTHER CHANCE ON LOVE IN OCTOBER
*** MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $5 OFF THE COVER ***
Jenna Esposito returns to the THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com ) with her newest show, "Takin' A Chance On Love" with performances scheduled for Tuesday, October 7th and Sunday, October 12th at 7:00 pm. The show is a musical journey through the course of a romance. Musical director is Fortune Esposito, and the show is directed by Lennie Watts. A 2008 MAC award nominee for female vocalist, Jenna made her NYC cabaret debut in August, 2004 and has since performed shows at the Duplex, Danny s Skylight Room, the Laurie Beechman Theatre, and the Metropolitan Room. Jenna released her debut CD, 13 Men and Me! in October, 2007. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.
*** BANNER ADVERTISER ***


ON CABLE: JAMIE deROY & FRIENDS TV SHOW MOVES TO A NEW TIME
"Jamie deRoy & friends" can now be seen every other Tuesday at a new time: 4:00 pm. In NYC, the show is aired on MNN-Time Warner on Channel 67 and on RCN on Channel 85. In other areas, check you local cable listings for time and channel. The show is produced by Jamie deRoy & friends, inc. and directed by Barry Kleinbort. Taped and Edited by Applause Video. For details see http://www.jamiederoy.com/ . Next show is October 21st.


SAN FRANCISCO: THE 4TH ANNUAL POSITIVELY TOUCHING CABARET
*** FEATURED BENEFIT EVENT ***
The 4th Annual Positively Touching cabaret will be presented on Tuesday, October 7th at 8:00 pm at the RAZZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189 - http://www.therrazzroom.com/ ). The show is presented by Positive Being (http://www.positivebeing.org/ ), a non-profit organization dedicated to improving through touch the quality of life for people living with HIV. Stars from such Bay Area favorites as Beach Blanket Babylon, Sweeney Todd, Tapestry, When Pigs Fly, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Grease, A Little Night Music, Follies, Into the Woods, Show Boat, and West Side Story will appear in this one-night-only event. The show is directed by Sean Ray. Ron Valentino will accompany on piano, with Erika Johnson on drums. Tickets are $35.


OTHER CABARET EVENTS THIS DATE COVERED IN PREVIOUS ISSUES CAN BE FOUND ON THE WEBSITE UNDER DATEBOOK/DIARY http://www.svhamstra.com/CabaretEventListing.shtml
NYC: MARY FOSTER CONKLIN AT THE IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB
NYC: LUBA MASON AT BIRDLAND - TWO SETS
NYC: JAZZ LEGEND ANNIE ROSS TUESDAYS THE METROPOLITAN ROOM
NYC: FEINSTEIN'S PRESENTS THE RETURN OF MARY CLEERE HARAN

WEDNESDAY - OCTOBER 8th

NYC: CHRISTINA BIONCO RETURNS WITH SMALL WONDERS
Forbidden Broadway's Christina Bianco is back at the THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATER (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 - http://www.westbankcafe.com/ ) for two encore performances of her hit debut show, "Small Wonders" on Wednesday, October 8th at 7:00 pm and Thursday, October 16th at 7:00 pm. In the show Christina will be reminding us that good things come in small packages. Take a breath to appreciate the "little things!" The song list features an exciting assortment of music from Broadway, pop and contemporary songwriters including: William Finn, John Bucchino, Christine Lavin, Maltby & Shire, Marvin Fisher and Christina Aguilera. She relates that some of the greatest things in life are often so small, we barely take notice. In Small Wonders she takes us in search of those special moments, when the ordinary becomes remarkable. There is a $15 cover cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.
*** BANNER ADVERTISER ***


NYC: A BENEFIT ABOUT WHAT MATTERS
*** FEATURED BENEFIT EVENT ***
A night of music honoring the 10 year observance of Matthew Shepard will be presented at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ) on Thursday, October 8th at 8:00 pm. The show "What Matters" will feature Randi Driscoll, Noah Heldman, Dwayne Britton, Josh Zuckerman, David Gurland & Robbie Maitner, with special guest Anthony Rapp. All proceeds benefit the Matthew Shepard Foundation (http://www.matthewshepard.org/ ). Award winning Singer/Songwriter Randi Driscoll, whose song, "What Matters" has raised more than $40,000 dollars for the foundation, is presenting this series of concerts, in several cities across the United States, to honor the ten year observance of Matthew Shepard's death, and the growing work of the Foundation started by his parents. In each city she will be joined by fabulous musicians, speakers and entertainers. Tickets are $25 & $50 plus a 2-drink minimum.


CHICAGO: PETRI SINGS DIETRICH AT MAXIM'S
One of Chicago's finest cabaret performers and actresses, Suzanne Petri, presents a one woman show celebrating the music and career of Marlena Dietrich at MAXIM'S at The Nancy Goldberg International Center (24 East Goethe Street, Chicago, IL - Tickets: 312-742-1748 - http://www.maximschicago.org/ ) on Wednesday, October 8th at 7:30 pm as part of the Play On Cabaret Series to commemorate the Great American Songbook. Songs include: Look Me Over Closely, The Laziest Gal In Town, La Vie En Rose, Honeysuckle Rose, Lola, Falling In Love Again, See What the Boys In the Back-room Will Have, Jonny...and more. Pre-show reception at 7:00 pm. Presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs. Reservations required. Call for cover/minimum information.


LOS ANGELES: GLORIA CALOMEE AT THE GARDENIA
Gloria Calomee will bring her show to THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444 - http://www.cabaretwest.org/gardenia.htm ) on Wednesday, October 8th at 9:00 pm. An award-winning actress and international singing star, she has performed extensively in Europe and the USA, including a long stint at Memphis Slim's Paris nightclub, Memphis Melody. She was featured on film in "The Reivers" with Steve McQueen and in "Rollercoaster" with James Caan. She toured as the "Lady in Blue" with the NY Shakespeare Company. Call for cover/minimum information.


OTHER CABARET EVENTS THIS DATE COVERED IN PREVIOUS ISSUES CAN BE FOUND ON THE WEBSITE UNDER DATEBOOK/DIARY http://www.svhamstra.com/CabaretEventListing.shtml
NYC: SARAH FERRO: CHASING RAINBOWS AT STONEWALL
NYC: FEINSTEIN'S PRESENTS THE RETURN OF MARY CLEERE HARAN
NYC: KAREN KOHLER'S DUO MUSICAL PREMIERES AT ZIPPER FACTORY
S.A.: LARA FRANCES AT VILLA PASCAL WITH NEW AGE SONGS

THURSDAY - OCTOBER 9th

NYC: CYNTHIA CRANE IS CONFUSED AND THEREFOR SHE IS
*** MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $8 OFF THE COVER ***
Cynthia Crane brings her new show I'M CONFUSED, THEREFORE I AM to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com ) with the final show of this run on Thursday, October 9th at 7:30 pm. Musical director is Paul Greenwood, with Boots Maleson on bass. Director is Ted Story. The show includes songs by composers Noel Coward, Rupert Holmes, Sondheim, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Dave Frishberg, Harburg & Arlen, Tom Toce & Zina Goldrich, Cole Porter, Lew Spence, Ervin Drake, Steve Goodman, Alan Chapman and Marshall Barer & Anita Nye. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $12 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.
*** BANNER ADVERTISER ***


ASBURY PARK: CHRISTINE PEDI AT McLOONE'S WITH GREAT DAMES
Forbidden Broadway's Christine Pedi brings her award winning show "Great Dames" to TIM McLOONE'S SUPPER CLUB (1200 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ - 732-774-1400 - http://www.timmcloonessupperclub.com/ ) on Thursday, October 9th at 8:00 pm. In this show singer/impersonator Christine Pedi lovingly honors the great ladies of the stage and screen through comic song, satire, heartfelt ballads and spot on impressions. HBO's SOPRANOS fans may recognize Christine as the dearly departed Mrs. Bobby Baccala (A brief but PIVOTAL role, essential to plot developments - he loved her so much he couldn't defrost her ziti). There is a $20 cover charge.


OTHER CABARET EVENTS THIS DATE COVERED IN PREVIOUS ISSUES CAN BE FOUND ON THE WEBSITE UNDER DATEBOOK/DIARY http://www.svhamstra.com/CabaretEventListing.shtml
NYC: DAVID PELLEGRENE PRESENTS "CABARET FEVER"
NYC: SETH'S CHATTERBOX: GUEST STAR TBA
LOS ANGELES: IRENE IS BACK ON THURSDAYS AT SEVEN AT ELEVEN
NYC: DANNY LEARY'S "ON THE ROCKS!" ON THURSDAYS
NYC: JONATHAN WHITTON BRINGS BACK SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL
NYC: FEINSTEIN'S PRESENTS THE RETURN OF MARY CLEERE HARAN
ASBURY PARK: CHRISTINE PEDI AT MCLOONE'S WITH GREAT DAMES
NYC: MUSIC OF OUR GREAT SOUL BROTHERS
CHICAGO: AMY COLE SINGS LINDA RONSTADT
NYC: WITCHES IN BIKINIS AT KENNY'S CASTAWAYS
NYC: FAUX-QUEEN HITS CABARET STAGE

FRIDAY - OCTOBER 10th

NYC: SPECIAL EDITION OF AFTER PARTY FOR BRANDON/RAY
*** SPECIAL CABARET OPEN MIC EVENT *** *** CABARET NO COVER EVENT ***
At THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATER (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 - http://www.westbankcafe.com ) on Fridays at 10:30 pm, Brandon Cutrell & Alysha Umphress host AFTER PARTY, a free-wheeling open-mic with guest stars from Broadway and Cabaret, Ray Fellman at the piano and others serving up drinks and taking turns at the mic. This Friday, October 10th, its the 5th ANNUAL BRANDON & RAY'S BIRTHDAY BASH! Scheduled to perform are Lisa Asher, Melissa Driscol, Crystal Monee Hall, Kenny Holcomb, Marcus Paul James, Becca Johnson, Leslie Kritzer, Telly Leung, Susie Mosher, Ariel Sinclair, Gabrielle Stravelli, Marty Thomas, Alysha Umphress and Gusty Winds. Guest performers from Broadway, off-Broadway and cabaret drop by each week to sing, chat and join in the fun. No cover, no minimum. Singer/dancers invited at all times - you can hang out at the bar, at a table or even on stage.


LOS ANGELES: "MARCOVICCI SINGS MOVIES II" AT THE GARDENIA
10/10-11 Andrea Marcovicci brings her new show "Marcovicci Sings Movies II" to THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444 - http://www.cabaretwest.org/gardenia.htm ) on Friday & Saturday, October 10th & 11th at 9:00 pm prior to its debut in San Francisco and New York. Illuminating how movie music has scored our lives and loves, she pays homage to such legends as Audrey Hepburn, Judy Garland, BIng Crosby, Bob Hope, and Fred Astaire. Shelly Markham is musical director. Call for cover/minimum information.


NYC: DARYL SHERMAN TRIO AT ENZO'S FRIDAY
Cabaret/jazz singer/pianist Daryl Sherman will appear with James Chirillo on guitar and Boots Maleson on bass at ENZO'S JAZZ ROOM at the JOLLY HOTEL MADISON TOWERS (22 East 38th Street, NYC - 212-802-0600) on Friday, October 10th, with sets at 8:00 & 9:30 pm. No reservations will be taken - no food service. $15 cover plus 1-drink minimum.


LOS ANGELES: "THE REVUE" AT UPRIGHT CABARET
Producer/Hosts Chris Isaacson and Shane Scheel are thrilled to return to UPRIGHT CABARET at MARK'S RESTAURANT (861 North La Cienega Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 310-652-5252 - http://www.myspace.com/uprightcabaret ) on Friday & Saturday, October 10th & 11th at 9:00 pm with with The Revue, an eclectic mix of LA's finest voices. Upright's unique brand of "new generation cabaret" is the talk of the town. Tickets are $15, $30 minimum. Dinner Reservations Required.


OTHER CABARET EVENTS THIS DATE COVERED IN PREVIOUS ISSUES CAN BE FOUND ON THE WEBSITE UNDER DATEBOOK/DIARY http://www.svhamstra.com/CabaretEventListing.shtml
NYC: YOUTUBE FRIDAYS BEFORE THE AFTER PARTY
ON RADIO: "AT THE RITZ!" FRIDAYS & STREAMING AUDIO 24/7
NAPA: WESLA & MIKE CONTINUE AT SILO'S FRIDAYS OCTOBER
CHICAGO: IT'S YESTERDAY ONCE MORE AT DAVENPORT'S
NYC: KIM SMITH RETURNS TO THE DUO THEATRE
RICHARD HOLBROOK SINGS BURTON - THE SONGS OF BURTON LANE
NYC: FEINSTEIN'S PRESENTS THE RETURN OF MARY CLEERE HARAN
NYC: LILLIE KAE MAKES METROPOLITAN ROOM DEBUT
S.A.: JOHN & JOEL SALUTED BY JACO
NYC: ORON IS ALL ABOUT THE OLECTION AT THE DUPLEX
NYC: MARIANNE CHALLIS IN "WHAT WILL THE NEIGHBORS SAY?"

SATURDAY - OCTOBER 11th

NYC: POLITICAL SHOW "ROCK FOR AMERICA" DEBUTS
*** CABARET NO COVER EVENT ***
Rock Albers, an award-winning stand-up comedian, will debut an all new political comedy show "Rock For America" at GOTHAM COMEDY CLUB (208 West 23rd Street, NYC - 212-367-9000 - http://www.gothamcomedyclub.com ) on Saturdays at 5:30 pm on October 4th, 11th and 18th. In "Rock For America" Albers presents comedy pieces about Presidential character, immigration, health insurance, the energy crisis, earmarks and the Bush Administration. In addition, Rock will sing comedy parody songs about Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Senator Hillary Clinton. Rock was twice the recipient of the MAC Award for Best Male Stand-Up Comedian. His previous shows ("Rock 1," "Rock 2," "American Rock," "Classic Rock" and "The World According to Rock") have played in New York City during the last eight years to critical and audience acclaim. There is no cover for the shows (5 tickets maximum). There is a two-drink minimum.
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PALM SPRINGS: LES MICHAELS PRESENTS MURRAY & TATHAM
*** FEATURED CABARET EVENT ***
Les Michaels presents the first of a series of "Life Is a Cabaret" events on Saturday, October 11th at 8:00 pm at ANNENBERG THEATRE at the PALM SPRINGS ART MUSEUM (101 Museum Drive, Palm Springs, CA - 760-325-4490 - http://www.psmuseum.org ) with Todd Murray and Joanne Tatham in concert. Todd Murray's numerous performances include The Mabel Mercer Cabaret Conventions at Palm Springs' Annenberg Theater and New York's Lincoln Center as well as NY's Metropolitan Room, Broadway By The Year - 1935 at The Town Hall, and the famed Cinegrill in Hollywood. Joanne Tatham is a rising star on the jazz and cabaret scene with recent appearances in Los Angeles at Vibrato, The Baked Potato, Gardenia, and Hollywood Cinegrill; The Plush Room in San Francisco; her show Chester featuring the music of Jimmy Van Heusen at The Duplex in New York; and Mabel Mercer Cabaret Conventions in New York and Palm Springs. Tickets are $35.


OTHER CABARET EVENTS THIS DATE COVERED IN PREVIOUS ISSUES CAN BE FOUND ON THE WEBSITE UNDER DATEBOOK/DIARY http://www.svhamstra.com/CabaretEventListing.shtml
NYC: TANYA MOBERLY RETURNS TO DON'T TELL MAMA
NYC: KINGSLEY & PRINCE WITH TRAVELING MUSIC FOR THE RESTLESS
NYC: GAY MARSHALL SINGS PIAF AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM
NYC: HOLE-O-MATIC RIDES AGAIN WITH FREE BROADWAY TICKETS
S.A.: THE ELZAHN RINQUEST BAND AT VILLA PASCAL
CHICAGO: "EVERYTHING IS CHITA" AT DAVENPORT'S

SUNDAY - OCTOBER 12th

NYC: KAREN OBERLIN & MILES PHILLIPS COMBINE PLEASURES
*** HOTLINE MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $5 OFF THE COVER ***
Two of New York's most acclaimed and award-winning vocalists, Karen Oberlin and Miles Phillips, combine their gorgeous voices in their highly anticipated new show, THE PLEASURE OF YOUR COMPANY to be presented at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com ) on Sunday, October 12th, all shows at 4:00 pm. These two longtime mutual admirers finally revel in the luxury of their thrillingly matched voices. Both accomplished actors and singers, they draw in their show from their successes in different arenas, Oberlin (jazz) and Phillips (theatre), and join forces on common ground in which they both have enjoyed great success (cabaret). Musical Direction is provided by MAC and Bistro Award winner Tracy Stark. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.
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NYC: JIM SPEAKE SINGS CY COLEMAN IN "I'M A BRASS BAND"
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Jim Speake brings back his critically acclaimed show "I'M A BRASS BAND" to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmamanyc.com ) for three performances, on Sunday, October 12th at 4:00 pm; Monday, October 20th at 7:00 pm; and Thursday October 23rd at 7:00 pm. In the show, Jim sings the music of Cy Coleman, the Tony, Emmy and Grammy award winning composer of Broadway musicals. The show features as musical director Steven Ray Watkins with Matt Wigton on bass and Fred Kennedy on drums. Lennie Watts directs. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $10 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.
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CAPE COD: RALPH BASSETT DOES DIVA TURN IN ORLEANS
Ralph Bassett will premier his new "I've Got the Divas in Me" cabaret show at the ACADEMY OF PERFORMING ARTS (120 Main Street, Orleans, MA - 508-255-1963) has been rescheduled for Sunday & Monday, October 12th & 13th, both shows at 8:00 pm. The originally announced show dates had to be cancelled due to illness of the musical director. No stranger to Cape Cod stages, the talented song stylist best known for his wide vocal range and distinct style, will be joined by musical arranger and pianist Bonnie MacLeod. It is the premier showing of " I've Got the Diva's in Me" before it takes off for DON'T TELL MAMA in New York City this spring. MacLeod and Bassett, a new team, have crafted an evening of the musical styling of eighteen (18) of Bassett's favorite female performers including: Streisand, Dusty Springfield, Odetta, Billy Holiday, Liza, Cher, Warrick, Dion and Judy Garland. The show will also be a fundraiser for the Academy. Tickets are $15 - $40.


OTHER CABARET EVENTS THIS DATE COVERED IN PREVIOUS ISSUES CAN BE FOUND ON THE WEBSITE UNDER DATEBOOK/DIARY http://www.svhamstra.com/CabaretEventListing.shtml
NYC: FEINSTEIN'S PRESENTS THE RETURN OF MARY CLEERE HARAN
NYC: SAY SOMETHING SPOKEN WORD SALON AT THE BEECHMAN
NYC: LISA VIGGIANO RETURNS LIVE AT THE DUPLEX
NYC: EUAN MORTON IS A "STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND"
AUSTRALIA: ROBERT GREEN ASKS "LOVE" OR "DANCE"
L.A. AREA: MARGOLIS & RUDNER: AN AFTERNOON OF JAZZ & COMEDY
SAN FRANCISCO: LORENSON SINGS IN STANDARD TIME AT RAZZ ROOM
MIDWEST: ESTER HANNA SINGS OF THE WORLD IN MUSIC

CABARET NEWS - DATEBOOK - OCTOBER 13th THROUGH 19TH
FOR A MORE COMPLETE LISTING OF CABARET EVENTS FOR THIS PERIOD CHECK OUT THE CABARET DIARY/DATEBOOK AT http://www.svhamstra.com/CabaretEventListing.shtml
FOR OPEN MIC / PIANO BAR EVENTS: http://www.svhamstra.com/CabaretPianoBars.shtml

MONDAY - OCTOBER 13th

NYC: DEVLIN SINGS OF THE PLACES YOU FIND LOVE
West Coast singing sensation Devlin returns to NYC on Monday, October 13th at 7:00 pm to perform her new show "The Places You Find Love" at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmamanyc.com/ ). Additional performances are scheduled for Wednesday, October 15th at 7:00 pm and Saturday, October 18th at 5:00 pm. Devlin will be singing about the many modes and moods of love the show when she will explore jazz, blues as well as well loved torch songs and pop arranged by musical director is Rick Jensen. The show is directed by Lina Koutrakos. Devlin will also be releasing her debut CD "Devlin Live In New York" recorded last October at The Metropolitan Room. All show tickets include a complimentary CD. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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NYC: RAY JESSEL RETURNS TO PAY TRIBUTE TO RAY JESSELL
2008 MAC AWARD winner (Musical Comedy/Impersonation) returns to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmamanyc.com/ ) for four Wednesday shows, starting on October 15th at 9:15 pm with this show "A Tribute to the Songs of Ray Jessell". Additional shows are scheduled for October 29th at 10:00 pm and November 12th & 26th at 9:15 pm. There is a $15 Cover plus a 2 Drink Minimum.


NYC: VOICES FROM THE GREAT WHITE WAY AT 11:00 PM
THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATER (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 - http://www.westbankcafe.com/ ) is pleased to announce VOICES FROM THE GREAT WHITE WAY, featuring one night only concerts from some of Broadway's leading voices on Monday evenings through November 3rd. on Monday, October 13th at 11:00 pm, the performer is Andrea Burns from the cast of the 2008 Tony winning "In The Heights." Audiences will also remember Andrea from Broadway's The Ritz, The Full Monty, Beauty and the Beast and, of course, the original cast of Jason Robert Brown's Songs for a New World. There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


OTHER CABARET EVENTS THIS DATE COVERED IN PREVIOUS ISSUES CAN BE FOUND ON THE WEBSITE UNDER DATEBOOK/DIARY http://www.svhamstra.com/CabaretEventListing.shtml
CAPE COD: RALPH BASSETT DOES DIVA TURN IN ORLEANS
NYC: LATE HARVEST: THE SONGS OF TINA LEAR
NYC: JASON ROBERT BROWN AT BIRDLAND

TUESDAY - OCTOBER 14th

NYC: PAULA WEST AT THE OAK ROOM THROUGH NOVEMBER 8th
Paula West brings her new show to THE ALGONQUIN OAK ROOM (59 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-419-9331 - http://www.algonquinhotel.com/ ), Opening on Tuesday, October 14th. Backed by the George Mesterhazy Quartet, Paula's eagerly awaited annual visit will run through November 8th. The show will feature such varied fare as "I'm In Love Again," "The Beat Goes On," "A Lady Must Live," "Gentle on My Mind," "Gimme a Pig Foot," "Times They Are a'Changin'," "Shenandoah" and "For No One," among others. Performances are Tuesday through Saturday at 8:30 pm with late shows added on Fridays and Saturdays at 11:00 pm. There is a $60 per person cover charge for all shows plus a $30 minimum or $70 prix fixe dinner (dinner is required at early weekend shows).


OTHER CABARET EVENTS THIS DATE COVERED IN PREVIOUS ISSUES CAN BE FOUND ON THE WEBSITE UNDER DATEBOOK/DIARY http://www.svhamstra.com/CabaretEventListing.shtml
NYC: GENE KRUPA ORCHESTRA AT IRIDIUM
NYC: POLITICAL IDOL OPENS OCTOBER 14th
NYC: FEINSTEIN'S PRESENTS THE RETURN OF MARY CLEERE HARAN
NYC: KLEA BLACKHURST & BILLY STRITCH "DREAMING OF A SONG"
SAN FRANCISCO: ANDREA MARCOVICCI RETURNS TO THE RRAZZ ROOM
NYC: AN EVENING OF MUSIC AND COMEDY IV
NYC: JOHN PIZZARELLI & JESSICA MOLASKEY AT CAFE CARLYLE

WEDNESDAY - OCTOBER 15th

NYC: MAC/ASCAP SONGWRITERS' SHOWCASE OCTOBER 15th AT TRIAD
*** CABARET ORGANIZATION EVENT ***
The next MAC/ASCAP Songwriters' Showcase, hosted by Jamie deRoy, will be held on Wednesday night, October 15th at 6:00 pm at THE TRIAD (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - http://www.Triadnyc.com ). These showcases are produced by Michael Kerker (ASCAP) and Jamie deRoy (MAC). Special guests are Lucie Arnaz and Penny Fuller. This showcase will highlight Women Songwriters, and will feature Judy Barnett, Francesca Blumenthal, Phoebe Kreutz, Luba Mason, plus a special guest Christine Lavin interviewed by Jamie DeRoy. Free for members of MAC & ASCAP and $10 for non-members. Food & Drink available. For reservations call the MAC Hotline at 212-465-2662.
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NYC: DEVLIN SINGS OF THE PLACES YOU FIND LOVE
West Coast singing sensation Devlin returns to NYC to perform her new show "The Places You Find Love" at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmamanyc.com/ ). Performances are scheduled for Wednesday, October 15th at 7:00 pm and Saturday, October 18th at 5:00 pm. Devlin will be singing about the many modes and moods of love the show when she will explore jazz, blues as well as well loved torch songs and pop arranged by Rick Jensen and Tex Arnold. Musical director is Rick Jensen and the show is directed by Lina Koutrakos. Devlin will also be releasing her debut CD "Devlin Live In New York" recorded last October at The Metropolitan Room. All show tickets include a complimentary CD. A California native, Devlin made her sold out New York Cabaret debut at Helen's in March 2007. She returned last October to perform at The Metropolitan Room. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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OTHER CABARET EVENTS THIS DATE COVERED IN PREVIOUS ISSUES CAN BE FOUND ON THE WEBSITE UNDER DATEBOOK/DIARY http://www.svhamstra.com/CabaretEventListing.shtml
NYC: ANY WEDNESDAY FEATURES TERI RALSTON
NYC: THE BEECHMAN PRESENTS JOEY PIER'S MUSIC BOX
NYC: JEFF HARNAR SINGS COLE PORTER
S.A.: LUNA AT VILLA PASCAL ONE NIGHT ONLY
NYC: BIG NIGHT OUT CONTINUES FEATURED COMPOSER SERIES
NYC: KLEA BLACKHURST & BILLY STRITCH "DREAMING OF A SONG"
NYC: PAULA WEST AT THE OAK ROOM THROUGH NOVEMBER 8th
NYC: JOHN PIZZARELLI & JESSICA MOLASKY AT CAFE CARLYLE

THURSDAY - OCTOBER 16th

NYC: MARTY GEIGER IS A SUMMER BABY AT MAMA'S
*** FEATURED BENEFIT EVENT ***
Marty Geiger returns to the cabaret stage with a brand new show called SUMMER BABY, to be presented at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmamanyc.com ) on Thursday, October 16th at 8:30 pm; Saturday, October 19th at 6:00 pm; and Sunday, October 20th at 5:30 pm. (The performance on October 16th is a benefit the Nassau BOCES Educational Foundation (http://www.nbeducationalfoundation.org ). Marty celebrated a milestone birthday this summer, and so he shares his memories of summer camp, summer jobs, summer travels, summer romance, summer at the beach. Marty is a full-time attorney by day and made his cabaret debut in 2006 in "Making It Fit" at Danny's Skylight Room. Musical director is Paul Greenwood, Lina Koutrakos directs. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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NYC: "GRACE NOTES: A SINGERS' SOIREE"
*** MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $5 OFF THE COVER ***
GRACE NOTES - a Singers' Soiree, hosted by Bistro Award Winner Grace Cosgrove, is held monthly at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmamanyc.com/ ) with the next show scheduled for Thursday, October 16th at 6:30 pm. The lineup of special guest performers for this show include Grace Cosgrove, Tanya Holt, Lina Koutrakos, Nesha Ward, Lennie Watts and special guest Eric Michael Gillett - and one more special surprise guest. Don Rebic is Musical Director, with Steve Doyle on Bass. Eric Michael Gillett serves as Director. This is an on-going lab for top-notch singers - a place for great singers to perform, to try out new material, and to expand their audiences. Each show also introduces a newcomer. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.
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ASBURY PARK: TOMMY FEMIA IS JUDY! LIVE! AT MCLOONE'S
Tommy Femia brings his famed "Judy! Live!" show to TIM McLOONE'S SUPPER CLUB (1200 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ - 732-774-1400 - http://www.timmcloonessupperclub.com/ ) on Thursday, October 16th at 8:00 pm. Since 1987, this 6-Time MAC Award Winner has performed his various cabaret shows in almost every New York cabaret and nightclub, and at the Blue Angel as MC of the celebrated revue La Cage Aux Folles. Concert appearances include Merkin Hall, Battery Park City, Symphony Space (NYC), Theater Three (Port Jefferson, NY), The Cinegrill (Hollywood), two sold-out concerts at the Shubert Theater (New Haven, CT), Earl Court (London), The Plush Room (San Francisco), Odette's (Pennsylvania) and Davenport's (Chicago). There is a $20 cover charge.


NYC: DANCE NUMBERS FROM MUSICALS YOU HAVEN'T (YET) HEARD OF
SPOTLIGHT Series Presents An evening of dance from up and coming musicals with "Dance Numbers from Musicals You Haven't (yet) Heard Of" on Thursday, October 16th at 9:30 pm at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATER (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 - http://www.westbankcafe.com/ ). Directed by Jessica Redish with choreography by Jessica Redish and Connor Gallagher, the show is produced by Ryan Scott Oliver. Dance arrangements from the following composers will be included: Bobby Cronin (Bratt Camp), Kirstein Guenther & Joy Sun (Little Miss Fix-It), Jeff Blumenkrantz (Betty Boop), Dave Ogrin (Hell Hole Honeys), Tom Mizer and Curtis Moore (The Legend of Stagecoach Mary), Eli Bolin & Sam Forman (The Big Show), Jeffrey Thomson & Jordan Mann (Jawbreaker), Will Van Dyke, Sammy Buck and Dan Acquisto (The Seven Year B*tch), Ryan Scott Oliver (Darling, Alive at Ten) and Brian Lowdermilk and Kait Kerrigan (The Woman Upstairs). There is a cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


SAN FRANCISCO: NADLER BRINGS "RUSSIAN ON THE SIDE" WEST
Mark Nadler will be presenting the Broadway-bound production of RUSSIAN ON THE SIDE at the MARINES' MEMORIAL THEATER (609 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-771-6900 - http://www.unionsquaretheatres.com/ ). In Russian on the Side, virtuoso Mark Nadler takes audiences on a zany 90-minute journey from Stravinsky to Sondheim. With music from celebrated American songwriters of the twentieth century such as Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein, Cole Porter and Ira Gershwin, Nadler plays and sings, while dishing scintillating gossip about some of the world's greatest composers. The previews are October 16th through 19th, with the show opening on Tuesday, the 21st and runs through Sunday, November 16th. Ticket prices and showtimes vary - see the website for details.


OTHER CABARET EVENTS THIS DATE COVERED IN PREVIOUS ISSUES CAN BE FOUND ON THE WEBSITE UNDER DATEBOOK/DIARY http://www.svhamstra.com/CabaretEventListing.shtml
NYC: LOUISA BRADSHAW AS MADAME CHAMPAGNE
NYC: MAMMA MARGOH!'S ALL SOUL BURLESQUE REVUE
NYC: FEINSTEIN'S PRESENTS THE RETURN OF MARY CLEERE HARAN
NYC: HIGHLIGHTS IN JAZZ GOES INTERNATIONAL
NYC: JEFF HARNAR SINGS COLE PORTER
NYC: KLEA BLACKHURST & BILLY STRITCH "DREAMING OF A SONG"
NYC: PAULA WEST AT THE OAK ROOM THROUGH NOVEMBER 8th
NYC: JOHN PIZZARELLI & JESSICA MOLASKEY AT CAFE CARLYLE

FRIDAY - OCTOBER 17th

NYC: 4th ANNUAL BROADWAY CABARET FESTIVAL OCTOBER 17th-19th
*** FEATURED FESTIVAL EVENT ***
THE TOWN HALL (123 West 43rd Street, NYC - 212-997-1929 - http://www.the-townhall-nyc.org ) presents the Fourth Annual Broadway Cabaret Festival, Friday through Sunday, October 17th through 19th. The shows feature top Broadway talent in three cabaret concerts over one weekend featuring classic favorites to contemporary Broadway and newest stars to our venerated icons. The series is created, written, and hosted for The Town Hall by Scott Siegel. Subscriptions for all three concerts are only $150 and are available through mail order only. Individual tickets are only $55 per show for this all-star weekend and can be purchased through TicketMaster 212-307-4100 or http://www.ticketmaster.com/ and also by visiting THE TOWN HALL (123 West 43rd Street, NYC - 212-997-1929 - http://www.the-townhall-nyc.org ) between noon and 6:00 pm (except Sundays).


S.A.: SUZANNE AT VILLA PASCAL HOUSE
Teenage singing sensation Suzanne performs songs by The Beatles, Bette Midler, Celine Dion, Eva Cassidy Sarah Brightman and some original songs from her new album at VILLA PASCAL (28 Van Der Westhuizen Street. Durbanville, Capetown, SA - Tel: 021-9752566 / 0825694147 - http://www.freewebs.com/villapascal ) on Friday, October 17th at 7:00 pm. Call for cover/minimum information.


OTHER CABARET EVENTS THIS DATE COVERED IN PREVIOUS ISSUES CAN BE FOUND ON THE WEBSITE UNDER DATEBOOK/DIARY http://www.svhamstra.com/CabaretEventListing.shtml
NYC: PAULA WEST AT THE OAK ROOM THROUGH NOVEMBER 8th
NYC: TOMMY FEMIA IS JUDY ONE NIGHT ONLY AT MAMA'S

SATURDAY - OCTOBER 18th

NYC: GRACE COSGROVE RETURNS WITH 'JUMP/CUT' SHOW
Grace Cosgrove returns to the stage with another performance of her first all-new show in almost four years, to be presented at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com ) on Saturday, October 18th at 5:00 Pm. In Jump/Cut, her exciting and provocative cabaret act, Grace, along with her musical director Tedd Firth, Steve Doyle on bass, AND direction by Eric Michael Gillett, explores contemporary life in the quirky yet elegant way that only she can. For this performance, Don Rebic is on piano. The show allows Grace to return to her first love, singing, with a collection of songs and stories that allow her to ask questions about her life as it is today and how the joy of music has illuminated her world and all of ours. There is a $15 cover, 2-beverage minimum.
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NYC: NEXT SHEET MUSIC SOCIETY MEETING OCTOBER 18th
*** CABARET ORGANIZATION EVENT ***
The New York Sheet Music Society, now in its 23rd season meets the second Saturday afternoon of each month from October through June. The first meeting of the season will be on Saturday, October 18th (this is the 3rd Saturday for this month only) at LOCAL 802 MUSICIANS' HALL (322 West 48th Street, NYC). There is a Flea Market starting at 12:30 pm (a great place to find music, tapes, CD's etc. at bargain prices} followed by a program from 1:45 to 3:30 pm. Featured on October 18th: Marni Nixon talks about her life and career and her new book "I Could Go On Singing" co-authored by Stephen Cole. You can now register and join the NYSMS on line at http://www.NYSMS.org/ . Membership is $50, and includes free admission to all 9 programs (non-member fee is $10 per meeting) plus a monthly newsletter.


PITTSBURGH: ELAINE STRITCH: AT LIBERTY OCTOBER 18TH
The legendary Elaine Stritch will present the full production of her Tony and Emmy Award winning show Elaine "Stritch: At Liberty" for one night only by Cabaret Pittsburgh and and Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre. The show will be presented at THE CHARITY RANDALL THEATRE - STEPHEN FOSTER MEMORIAL (4301 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA - 412-394-3353 - http://www.proartstickets.org ) on Saturday, October 18th at 8:00 pm. At Liberty is an evening of music and comedy that traces Stritch's life and career. Accompanied by her long-time musical director and collaborator Rob Bowman and five professional musicians, she will perform the songs of Stephen Sondheim, Noel Coward, Johnny Mercer, Richard Rogers and Irving Berlin, among others. The show is a funny, touching and candid revelation of her life experiences, including her battle with alcoholism. Tickets are $50, $75, and $250.


INDIANA: TIM SPRADLIN WITH "THE 50'S AND 60'S CROONER"
Tim Spradlin will present his new cabaret show "Give My Regards" at UNITY FOUNTAIN ROOM (907 North Delaware Street, Indianapolis, IN - TKTS: 317-329-3537 - http://www.timspradlinmusic.com/ ) on Saturday, October 18th at 8:00 pm. The show is an update of his Broadway show and brings hits from the grand stage, along with fun stories from his many years on stage and back stage. Special Guest for the evening is Marni Lemmons. Tim has had starring roles in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, EVITA, GODSPELL and THE LAST FIVE YEARS. Tim also was a regular with THE AMERICAN CABARET THEATER for five years. Along with his partner in TimBru Productions Bruce Mclaughlin, Tim helped produce his own shows including MOTOWN SOUND and MOTOWN AND MORE (with Brenda Williams) along with two one man shows, SPRADLIN SINGS STREISAND and SPRADLIN SINGS MANILOW. There is a $10 cover.


OTHER CABARET EVENTS THIS DATE COVERED IN PREVIOUS ISSUES CAN BE FOUND ON THE WEBSITE UNDER DATEBOOK/DIARY http://www.svhamstra.com/CabaretEventListing.shtml
NYC: PAULA WEST AT THE OAK ROOM THROUGH NOVEMBER 8th
NYC: JOHN PIZZARELLI & JESSICA MOLASKEY AT CAFE CARLYLE


SUNDAY - OCTOBER 19th

CHICAGO: CCP 10TH ANNIVERSARY GALA 2008: "OUR KIND OF TOWN"
*** FEATURED FESTIVAL EVENT ***
*** CABARET ORGANIZATION EVENT ***
CCP (Chicago Cabaret Professionals - http://www.chicagocabaret.org ) will present a spectacular musical evening honoring Golden Globe Award winner Amanda McBroom and local favorite Frank D'Rone with Lifetime Achievement Awards on Sunday, October 19th at 7:00 pm at THE PARK WEST (322 West Armitage, Chicago, IL - TKTS: 312-409-3106 - http://www.chicagocabaret.org ). Doors open at 6:00 pm with cocktail show entertainment at 6:15 pm. Tickets are $25 - $45. After October 12th tickets are only available at the door for $30 open seating and $50 reserved.


NYC: DAVID PELLEGRENE PRESENTS: THE NEW FACES OF CABARET
Popular singer/pianist David Pellegrene continues to present amazing vocal talents from musical theater and the concert stage who all plan to perform in cabaret with his Sunday afternoon THE NEW FACES OF CABARET series on Sunday, October 19th at 5:00 pm at BROADWAY BABY BISTRO (318 West 53rd Street, NYC - 212-757-5808 - http://www.broadwaybabybistro.com/ ). As one of Manhattan's most popular singer/pianists, David Pellegrene consistently gets to work with many brilliant musical talents. With his ongoing Sunday series, he presents an incredible array of these rising talents in the early stages of their musical careers. There is a $15 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: AN AFTERNOON OF CABARET AT THE SEAPORT
"An Afternoon of Cabaret" will be presented by students from a special cabaret class taught by musical director Chuck Mymit at SHOOTING STAR THEATER at the SOUTH STREET SEAPORT (40 Peck Slip, NYC - 718-852-7773) on Sunday, October 19th at 4:00 pm. Performers scheduled to appear include Nicole Young, Connie Vaccina, Samantha Priore, Karen Bonkowski, Sharon Beckett and Colleen Winther. The cast will be singing the songs from the American Songbook. There is a $20 cover.


CABARET NEWS - DATEBOOK - OCTOBER 20th & BEYOND
FOR A MORE COMPLETE LISTING OF CABARET EVENTS FOR THIS PERIOD CHECK OUT THE CABARET DIARY/DATEBOOK AT http://www.svhamstra.com/CabaretEventListing.shtml
FOR OPEN MIC / PIANO BAR EVENTS: http://www.svhamstra.com/CabaretPianoBars.shtml

MONDAY - OCTOBER 20th

NYC: ALISON FRASER & MARY TESTA ONSTAGE, TOGETHER AGAIN
THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATER (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 - http://www.westbankcafe.com ) welcomes two of Broadway's most esteemed performers - Alison Fraser and Mary Testa (with special guest, Annie Golden), for the second of two very special performances as part of the celebrated Voices from the Great White Way Series. The pair will appear on Monday, October 20th at 7:00 pm. Accompanied by a four piece band led by Allison Leyton-Brown, the evenings will feature music written by songwriter Rusty Magee. Audiences can expect to hear tunes from Magee's musicals The Green Heart (written with Charles Busch) and The Czar of Rock and Roll (written with Lewis Black), as well as Magee's iconic New York ballad, New York Romance. Alison is currently appearing in the acclaimed Broadway revival of Arthur Laurents' Gypsy as Tessie Tura. Mary Testa is currently appearing as Melpomene/Medusa in the hit Broadway production of Xanadu. There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


WEDNESDAY - OCTOBER 22nd

NYC: BOND'S ROARING TWENTIES: HOW HE LEARNED TO DRINK FAST
Phil Geoffrey Bond's new piece about coming of age in 1990s New York City returns for two more performances at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATER (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 - http://www.westbankcafe.com/ ) on Wednesday, October 22nd & Saturday, October 25th, both shows at 7:00 pm. The show, "My Roaring Twenties: How I Learned to Drink Fast" includes tales of Joan Rivers, Eli Wallach and Nell Carter, anecdotes about drinking in boy bars, working for Walt Disney, hanging out at Fire Island, and childhood confessionals about Stephen Sondheim, Gloria Steinham and Kathleen Turner. Accompanied by a multi media presentation, My Roaring Twenties is a new way of telling a story. Bond is a six time MAC winner, as well as the recipient of the Bistro and Nightlife Awards. There is a $12 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: FREE OUTDOOR CONCERT AT TUDOR CITY GREENS AT NOON
*** CABARET NO COVER EVENT ***
The second event of the free series of outdoor concerts at the Tudor City Greens Park (enter at Tudor City Place between East 42nd and East 43rd Streets) on Wednesday, October 22nd starting at 12:00 noon. The hour-long program of music and comedy, themed "Witchcraft", will again feature performers from Broadway and the New York City cabaret scene. The concert will be hosted by Tudor City resident, Broadway and cabaret performer Raissa Katona Bennett (Phantom of the Opera, Chess) and feature performances by Lennie Watts, Roger Mapes, Scot Albertson, Scott Barbarino and the Bev Naps, Sarah Rice, Julie Reyburn, Mary Foster Conklin, Raissa Katona Bennett plus a few more still to be confirmed. The musical director is David Caldwell (Forbidden Broadway). The rain date for this event is Thursday, October 23rd.


THURSDAY - OCTOBER 23rd

NYC: SCOT ALBERTSON AND THE DARYL KOJAK QUINTET
Scot Albertson and the Daryl Kojak Jazz Quintet start their second year of monthly shows when they return to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATER (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 - http://www.westbankcafe.com/ ) on Thursday, October 23rd at 8:00 pm. The Quintet is comprised of Daryl Kojak (Musical Director/Pianist), Cameron Brown (Bass), Tony Jefferson (Drums), Sue Terry (Alto Sax) and Dave Pietro (Alto & Tenor Sax). Special Guest Pianist: Jerry Scott. Scot continually presents new music in each performance including songs to be included in their upcoming CD being planned for a December 2008 Release. Included in the show are songs from Scot's third CD, "Fate Revealed By Design". There is a $20 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


SATURDAY - OCTOBER 25th

NYC: JULIE REYBURN LIVE AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM
*** MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $5 OFF THE COVER ***
Award-winning vocalist Julie Reyburn once again tackles the many colors and facets of the American Songbook, from Bob Dylan and the Beatles to Stephen Sondheim and Nat King Cole, in her debut at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com ) on Saturday, October 25 at 5:00 pm, Tuesday, November 25th at 7:00 pm and Saturdays, December 6th & 13th at 7:30 pm. The 2007 Julie Wilson Award recipient will be performing a brand new show featuring an exciting mix of standards, broadway and contemporary folk/rock with arrangements of Bob Dylan, Stephen Sondheim, Lennon/McCartney, and Alec Wilder, alongside her long time music director and collaborator, Mark Janas with Ritt Henn on Bass and Thor Fields on Guitar. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.
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MONDAY - OCTOBER 27th

NYC: BRONWYN RUCKER BRINGS BACK GAL SPEAKEASY SINGERS
Bronwyn Rucker, vocalist, is joined by Saadi Zain on bass and Jerry Scott at the piano in her show "Bronwyn's Speakeasy ... Shhhh ..." to be presented once more on Mondays October 27th at 7:00 pm at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmamanyc.com ). The show is a journey through the gin joints, the roof top restaurants of Cafe Society and back room speakeasies of the 20's and 30's in a tribute to some of the great female artists of the time such as Libby Holman, Billy Holiday, Ruth Etting and Blanche York. The book is written by Bronwyn Rucker with legendary television and radio talk show host, Joe Franklin, who has encyclopedic knowledge of the era. The show is directed by the award-winning Jay Rogers. There is a $10 cover with a 2-drink minimum.


WEDNESDAY - OCTOBER 29th

NYC: THE 19th NY CABARET CONVENTION OCT. 29 THROUGH NOV. 1st
*** FEATURED FESTIVAL EVENT ***
The 19th Annual NY Mabel Mercer Cabaret Convention will take place at FREDERICK P. ROSE HALL (Columbus Circle, Broadway at 60th Street, NYC - CenterCharge: 212-721-6500 - http://www.jazzatlincolncenter.org ) on Wednesday, October 29th through Saturday, November 1st, all performances start at 6:00 pm. Tickets are available at the box office: Broadway at 60th Street (Ground Floor) Monday through Saturday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, Sundays, Noon to 6:00 pm (or 30 minutes past curtain on performance nights) Tickets by phone: CenterCharge 212-721-6500


NYC: RAISSA RETURNS WITH PUTTING THINGS AWAY
*** MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $5 OFF THE COVER ***
Raissa Katona Bennett returns to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ) on Saturday, November 1st at 5:00 pm & Sunday, November 2nd at 4:00 pm with her critically acclaimed show, PUTTING THINGS AWAY. In her show, Raissa takes the audience on a musical journey through the universal milestones of life - searching for hope and beauty as we purge the old and embrace the new. On Broadway, Raissa performed as "Christine Daae" in PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, and in the Actor's Fund Concert of CHESS. She appeared in the Los Angeles and National Touring Companies of PHANTOM and in the First National Tour of CATS and PARADE as"Lizzie Phagan." As an original cast member of SAVIN' AIMEE, Raissa had the joy of working with its wonderful creators: Kathie Lee Gifford, David Friedman, and David Pomeranz. Raissa has performed in cabaret at the Supper Club, The Rainbow Room, 88's, Don't Tell Mama, Rose's Turn, Chita's, The Algonquin, and Radio City Music Hall. PUTTING THINGS AWAY is directed and co-written by 2008 MAC Award Winner for Best Director, Eric Michael Gillett. This will mark Raissa's second collaboration with Eric, and with Musical Director, David Caldwell. David is also the current Musical Director of FORBIDDEN BROADWAY. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.
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TUESDAY - NOVEMBER 11th

NYC: HOLIDAY CABARET CD EVENT AT DON'T TELL MAMA
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*** CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE SPECIAL EVENT ***
The very first ANNUAL CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE NOVEMBER HOLIDAY CABARET CD EVENT will be held on Tuesday, November 11th at 9:15 pm at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmamanyc.com ). The event will be dedicated to the late D. J. Bradley, who's annual Christmas Shows were legendary. The event will be co-hosted by Sue Matsuki and Edd Clark. The occasion will also mark the presentation of the first D.J. BRADLEY CDs FOR CHRISTMAS award. Long-time cabaret critic/reviewer/writer John Hoglund has agreed to serve as judge for the event - he will choose up to 10 CDs that were released in 2008 from those submitted - including one to be designated "CD of the Year 2008". Performers will be invited to present two songs from their chosen CDs at the show. The CD submitted must be commercially released and available for sale. The CD does NOT need to be Holiday themed. Ticket sales will be limited to 60 and made available on a first-paid basis (we recommend using a credit card and PayPal to assure prompt receipt of your payment). There will be no comp/press/industry tickets available except for sponsors and performers in the show (not included in the 60). No tickets will be sold the day of the show, no reservations will be taken by DON'T TELL MAMA, no waiting list will be maintained. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.


MONDAY - NOVEMBER 17th

NYC: TICKETS ON SALE FOR THE 5TH ANNUAL BROADWAY UNPLUGGED
*** FEATURED FESTIVAL EVENT ***
The glorious experiment that began five years ago with a concert featuring great singers, singing great songs, but without microphones in a 1,500 seat theater, has blossomed into a annual celebration. The concert, produced by Scott Siegel, is attended every year by musical theater lovers who crave the sound of the pure human voice and the opportunity to hear great Broadway music the way it was originally performed, with nothing between the singer and the audience except the truth. This year, that celebration continues with the 5TH ANNUAL BROADWAY UNPLUGGED on Monday, November 17th at 8:00 pm at THE TOWN HALL (123 West 43rd Street, NYC - 212-997-1929 - http://www.the-townhall-nyc.org ). For tickets: http://www.theatermania.com/content/show.cfm/show/147323
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ABOUT CABARET NEWS IN THE NEWSLETTER AND ON THE WEBSITE

NEW SYSTEM ANNOUNCED REGARDING NEWS ITEMS IN THIS NEWSLETTER
To keep the CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE newsletters as short as possible, while including as many news items as possible, we only include an item in the newsletter once - unless the event is one that has an ad running on the website, weekly events that feature special guests, cabaret related benefits, cabaret organization events and cabaret "festivals." All items mentioned in the newsletter are added to the DIARY/DATEBOOK pages of the website, and the headline of each item in the DIARY/DATEBOOK will be included in the newsletter going forward for seven days. That way, if you see the headline in the newsletter, you can go to the website for further details. Any event offering a discount to members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE will be included in every Thursday issue.

To get an item posted in the CABARET NEWS section of the CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE website, in the DATEBOOK/DIARY and in the twice-weekly newsletter, just e-mail a press release of at least four or five paragraphs, giving the complete information on your show, CD release or other cabaret related event. Include photos in jpg or gif format if available. Please send complete information - and do not merely e-mail a copy of your flier or a reference to a website. If you don't have a press release, just click here: http://www.svhamstra.com/PressRelease1.shtml and fill out the information as completely as possible - or use the items asked for as a guide to the information I need.


MORE "HERE & THERE"
Cabaret is not simply a lady in a black sparkly dress standing in front of a piano singing into a microphone. The term is far more inclusive than that. And this fact is proved by a cabaret experience I had on Friday night, October 3rd at DON'T TELL MAMA.

It was of the most unique cabaret experiences I have had all year (so far). I am talking about Tanya Moberly's "FRESH BREWED - TALES FROM THE COFFEE BAR." The show consists of 8 short comedies by Henry Meyerson with songs by Ani Di Franco, and features William Demeritt, Stephanie Johnson, Tanya Moberly and Daniel Ruth, with Scott Ethier at the piano. It was an incredible 55-minute show that held my interest every minute. These eight short vignettes, with four actors playing various roles, were real "slice of life" and so fascinating, you had the impression that maybe 15 or so actors were taking part. Each segment was introduced by a song or a verse from a song by Ani DiFranko hauntingly sung by Ms. Moberly - only three songs were actually used. Now most of the characters in the stories were quirky and strange, but no stranger than the characters we run into every day on the bus, on the subway, or at Starbucks (or even in a cabaret room or piano bar). The real and the surreal were interspersed throughout. I love good writing as much as I love good songwriting, so it was double my pleasure this time out. Ms. Moberly directed the show resulting in a crisp and insightful production.

This is not quite a "family show" so parents be advised. But it is a comic evening with a twist - there are truly thoughtful insights interspersed with the clever, humorous dialog (and Tanya's vocals are oh so expressive). You have three more chances to catch this Saturday October 11th at 7:30 pm; Sunday, October 12th at 7:00 pm; and Saturday, October 18th at 7:30 pm at DON'T TELL MAMA. Truly, not to be missed!


I wanted to cover THE AFTER PARTY at the LAURIE BEECHMAN on Friday night, Rock Albers' show at GOTHAM COMEDY CLUB and Karen Mack & Michael Holland's show at THE DUPLEX on Saturday, and Euan Morton's show at THE METROPOLITAN CLUB on Sunday but funds were so low I didn't dare - only one new membership since Thursday and just one banner order (still unpaid) on Saturday - and rent just paid - so I stayed home and did a lot of computer things. Fortunately all these shows repeat next weekend - and the social security check is due (that is if the US has any money left after giving away the farm to the Wall Street fat cats so they can continue to smoke their $20 cigars and summer in the Hamptons next year).


If you subscribe to these newsletters and have not yet become a member, isn't it time? CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE 2008-2009 member number 323 (PERRY MANSFIELD PERFORMING ARTS SCHOOL & CAMP - Steamboat Springs, CO) signed up Friday. We're trying to reach our record breaking goal of 500 members for the year by April 1, 2009 (after May 1st all new memberships are for the 2009-2010 year). The record is currently 478 set last membership year. A basic SILVER membership is still just $20. Joining is simple - just click on the button marked JOIN HERE at the top of every page of the website. You can even join and donate instantly using a credit card, debit card or e-check via PayPal - all the benefits are shown on that page, as well as the various levels of membership. Or you can donate the old fashioned way, by paper check - just remember, all checks should be made out simply to STU HAMSTRA and mailed to 75-22 37th Avenue #35 - Jackson Heights, NY 11372.


Advance notice: If I do raise enough money to make that planned trip to Chicago to cover the CCP (Chicago Cabaret Professionals - http://www.chicagocabaret.org/ ) 10th ANNIVERSARY GALA on October 19th, there will be no issue on Monday, October 20th - and since my AMTRAK train doesn't arrive back in NYC until Tuesday, the only issue that week will be on Thursday, the 23rd. If I can't afford to go (I am still about $300 short) the norman Monday-Thursday issue schedule will be followed.

In this connection, if anyone out there likes to write about cabaret and would like to cover the 4th ANNUAL BROADWAY CABARET FESTIVAL that weekend for CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE, drop me a line. If I go to Chicago (and at this point it is still an "if") I will need someone to cover this event for me.


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Special to uber-membership-salesman Craig Coursey, who is probably reading this newsletter at an internet cafe somewhere in Buenos Aires while on vacation: May the dollar get stronger, and may you return to NYC safe and sound. As soon as you left town the number of new memberships dropped to zero. And happy hour at MAMA'S is so quiet you can actually hear the piano! Hurry home - safely.


I hope you at least scanned the news and listings items in this issue - there are a lot of great shows listed with a lot of great performers and a lot of great songs and show themes. Is your event listed? Send me that press release!


I ran out of time - I ran out of space - but I haven't run out of news. I have to quit a little bit early today because I have an appointment at 3:00 pm in mid-town and I really want to catch a little nap before I go. I plan to see a show at DON'T TELL MAMA at 7:00 pm, and it is quite possible that the mid-town meeting not be a short one and I might simply stay in the area until the show - making any further nap-time impossible.


And that is just about the way it was.

Until Thursday, then.

Hugs & Stuff,

STU


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