September 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:
Membership Dues:

$45  35 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 next to the Amsterdam Falafelshop


Monday, September 12

8:00 p.m. start


$15 singers
$10 non-participants


Music Director: William Yanesh


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:



New DC Cabaret Network Series: 4 at 4 at The Black Squirrel on Sept. 25 





The Cabaret Network is kicking off a new series: 4 at 4. This event is intended to showcase members' talents in an extended format. Four DCCN singers (Heather Frank, Heidi Mayor, Justin Ritchie, and Lonny Smith) will each perform a 20-30 minute set, directed by Steve Cupo and with music direction by Jeff Hamlin. Tickets are $20 ($15 for members), available at the door.



When: Sunday, Sept 25, 2016 4:00pm


Upstairs in the Squirrels Nest!


The Black Squirrel

2427 18th Street NW

Washington, D.C. 20009


Germano's Open Mic - September 21





Open Mic at Germano's is back after a brief break in August and we're eager to welcome you on September 21st. These monthly gatherings are hosted by Mary Reilly and bring together singers and song lovers from the Baltimore/Washington area.


We're delighted to have Michael Sheppard joining us at the piano once again. Troy Hopper will be in the spotlight as our featured performer.  All singers are encouraged (but not required) to choose music around the theme Goodbye Sweet Summer.  Please plan to join us for a musical tribute to summers - past or present - and a look ahead to fall.


As always, reservations are appreciated so that Cyd and Germano can provide the appropriate level of staffing.  You may begin the evening as early as 6:00 if you're coming for dinner.  Sign-up is at 7:00 and we begin the music at 7:30.


We hope you will join us for this month's open mic.  If you haven't joined us before, you're missing a really great evening of entertainment.  Why not bring a couple of friends along with you?  Singers and non-singers alike are always welcome.


Hope to see you on the 21st!


DCCN Member Tony Ziesat in "Rhythm and Blues and All That Jazz": Sept 24 at Germano's





Tony Z and Stef: “Rhythm and Blues and All That Jazz”


September 24, 2016 


Germano’s Cabaret

300 South High Street

Baltimore, Maryland


Vocalist Tony Ziesat, well known for his popular cabaret show entitled “The Roller Coaster of Love,” is returning to Germano’s with an entirely new cabaret program.  This time the focus will be on jazz, R&B, and a different set of selections from the Great American Songbook, including compositions by Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Thelonious Monk, Billie Holliday, Nat King Cole, Cole Porter, Sammy Cahn, Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer.


Accompanying Tony again on piano will be the incomparable Stef Scaggiari.


Ticket price: $20      Purchase tickets online via:  


Or call (410) 752-4515.




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 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: 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:


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Email:      Voice   (202)683-7874 or (703)354-8623