November 2016

Join the DC Cabaret Network!


Join now for 2016


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


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Membership Dues:

$45  35 through 12/31/2016



Cabaret Links



In between the Chicago tryout and Broadway debut of "War Paint," Christine Ebersole found time to return to the Cafe Carlyle with a new cabaret show. Read an interview about Christine Ebersole's approach to cabaret and life here.


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, November 14

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:


Maggie's Cabaret - Dec. 2.

Come see DCCN Members Heather Frank and Lonny Smith


Maggie's Cabaret, at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, 1830 Connecticut Avenue, NW in upper Dupont Circle, will begin its 2016-17 season on Friday, December 2nd. 


Doors open at 7:15 pm and an admission fee of $20 entitles audience members to wine or soda and light refreshments.  The admission fee is a donation to the church's general fund. 



The 2016-17 season is entitled "Welcome Back to Maggie's" with all shows welcoming back artists who have performed at Maggie's in

past years as well as welcoming back Maggie's audiences.  First up will be Heather Frank and Lonny Smith, sharing an evening directed by Steven Cupo with musical direction by Jeff Hamlin.  Hope to see you there!




Germano's Open Mic - November 16




Mary Reilly, Host of Open Mic at Germano's invites you to November open mic on Nov. 16.  Once again, you can enjoy the wonderful food, drink and ambience of Germano's cabaret room along with terrific performances by a variety of singers (You could be one of them!) accompanied by the incredibly talented Michael Sheppard on piano.  All singers and lovers of song are welcome.


The recommended (but not required) theme for November is Homecoming.  Julie Kurzava will delight as Featured Performer.  Dinner is available from 6:00.  Sign-up is at 7:00 and singing begins at 7:30.  If you are coming, please call ahead so that staffing is sufficient to meet everyone's needs.


For more info:




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.


George Fulginiti-Shakar is interested in offering vocal coaching sessions in exchange for help in his office.  He has accumulated music and scores to scan, along with data entry and old music to organize.  Having your own portable Mac would be great so we would work simultaneously.  Best to have office skills, patience and creativity as well as being super organized.  Vocal coaching at any level and when mutually convenient.  Interested?  Call George at 202-332-7570.

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