June 2016

Join the DC Cabaret Network!


Join now for 2016


Please send your dues to


DC Cabaret Network
P.O. Box 6259
Washington, DC 20015


or through PayPal at: www.dccabaretnetwork.org/membership.html
Membership Dues:

$45 through 12/31/2016



DCCN Open Mic


Downstairs at


The Black Squirrel

2427 18th Street NW

Washington, D.C. 20009

(202) 232-1011


The Black Squirrel is located in Adams Morgan between La Fourchette and the Amsterdam Falafelshop



Monday, June 13

8:00 p.m. start


$15 singers
$10 non-participants


Music Director: Howard Breitbart


Food and drinks are available. Social hour begins at 7:00 p.m.

Bring a friend for a $5 discount!


DCCN Merchandise Now Available via CafePress


Show off your DC Cabaret Network swag with DCCN t-shirts, tote bags, water bottles, mouse pads, hoodies, and more.


Check out the selection of merchandise available from our CafePress shop, and let us know if there are other products you'd like to see!


Link to store: http://www.cafepress.com/DCCN




DCCN Member Christy Trapp: "Searching for Signs" June 3 at Germano's in Baltimore 




Christy Trapp is thrilled to be bringing her new show "Searching for Signs" Germano's Piattini!! Featuring music from Madonna to Dolly Parton, and Guns and Roses to Stephen Schwartz, Trapp explores faith, love, life, and the never ending quest for inner peace. Are we alone? Is something bigger guiding us? Do we choose to live in fear, or surrounded by love?


Christy Trapp is

"Searching for Signs"


Directed by Lennie Watts,
Musical Direction by Steven Ray Watkins


Where: Germano's Piattini 300 South High Street, Baltimore, MD 21202


When: Friday, June 3 at 7pm

$15 ticket, doors open for dinner at 6pm



DCCN Member Viki Ryan in "Stages, Confessions of a Theatre Junkie" in Potomac, MD on June 10




VENUE: Normandie Farms
10710 Falls Rd, Potomac, MD 20854

DATE: Friday, June 10
Doors Open at 6 for dinner
Show starts at 8

$10 cover

SHOW: “STAGES; Confessions of a Theatre Junkie”


Germano's Open Mic - June 18




The Cabaret at Germano's in Baltimore will host its monthly open mic on Wednesday, June 15.  The suggested theme for June is "All Things Porter - Anything Goes".  Billy Morton-Ortega will be the featured performer. 


Accompaniment will be provided by Michael Sheppard.  These open mic evenings are hosted by DCCN member Mary Reilly.


Food and drink are available beginning at 6:00.  Sign-up is at 7:00 and singing begins at 7:30


All singers and lovers of song are invited to share in these fun-filled evenings of music, refreshments and warm hospitality.  $10 cover.


For more information, contact Mary Reilly at mreilly117@aol.com.


Jim Van Slyke to open NextStop Theatre’s Summer Cabaret Series




Join us for the opening night of NextStop’s Summer Cabaret series Saturday June 25th at 8pm and celebrate the 10 year anniversary of Jim Van Slyke’s Grammy-nominated debut album, Open Road, the music of pop icon Neil Sedaka and another BIG anniversary!


NextStop’s cabaret series runs Saturdays June 25th thru August 13 at 8pm. Some of the DC area’s favorite artists perform salutes in song to a variety of genres and beloved artists. Featured artists this summer include Shaina Murphey, Sheri Owen, Keri Staley, a 4th of July weekend salute to “America’s Composers…Gershwin, Porter and Berlin” featuring Ryan Burke, Jenn Lambert and Ariana Kruszewski , “Broadway Babies…the next generation of Broadway stars” featuring some of our areas finest young musical theatre performers and a powerful evening of the music of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.


Tickets for all shows are now on sale. Please visit www.nextstoptheatre.org for tickets and more information on all shows, artists and dates.



Classes, Workshops, and Instruction



George Fulginiti-Shakar offers private vocal coaching sessions and is also teaching a performance class at Studio Theatre Acting Conservatory. George has worked with many singers helping them to develop vocal technique, audition material, cabaret acts, piano arrangements and transpositions of songs in the "right" key. Daytime and evening times are available.

Email to GeoFulShak@aol.com or call 202-332-7570.


Cindy Hutchins is currently offering private lessons in vocal & performance technique for teens and adults.

Learn the basics of healthy singing; increase your knowledge of music theory/sightsinging, and discover new song repertoire for auditions, cabaret shows, or just for fun.  Cindy is an experienced performer, teacher, and producer.

Afternoon and evening times are available.  Dupont Circle location accessible to metro.  Email:  cindy711@verizon.net or call 301-717-4665 for more information.





James K. McCully offers Professional Level Training for Opera, Musical Theater & Cabaret.


James is a former National Endowment for the Arts' Opera Musical Theater Fellow & On-Site Evaluator of Professional Opera and Musical Theater Companies and their Emerging Artists Training Programs across the nation.


He has taught on the voice faculties of Catholic University of America & National Conservatory. His students perform with AGMA Opera Houses/AEA Theatres, National/International Tours, PBS, The White House for Presidents & Her Majesty, The Queen, National Cathedral,  and the Armed Forces.


Washington DC Eastern Market Metro Vocal Studios:     www.VoiceLessonsDC.info


Northern Virginia Vocal Studios:      www.VoiceLessonsNoVA.info



Email:  Maestro@JamesKMcCully.org      Voice   (202)683-7874 or (703)354-8623