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2427 18th Street
Squirrel is located in Adams Morgan between La Fourchette and the Amsterdam
Monday, May 9
8:00 p.m. start
Food and drinks
are available. Social hour begins at 7:00 p.m.
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Justin Ritchie in "The Secret Garden" April 8 - May 8
Justin Ritchie will be playing the role of Archibald Craven in the beloved
musical The Secret Garden at the Colonial Players of Annapolis.
Performances will be Thursday - Saturday @ 8pm and Sundays @ 2pm beginning
Friday, April 8th and running through Sunday, May 8th.
Tickets and more
information can be found at www.thecolonialplayers.org
"Annie and Heidi: We Hear Voices" - May 6
Friday, May 6th
at 8:00 pm
is pleased to present "Annie and Heidi: We Hear Voices" on Friday,
May 6th at 8:00 p.m, St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, 1830 Connecticut
The show will
feature songs about growing up,
wise, and yes, growing older. At times witty, at other times
contemplative, Annie Elliott and Heidi Mayor will share their experiences
of imparting life lessons to the next generation and, every once in a while,
actually learning those lessons themselves.
With Jeff Hamlin,
Musical Direction/piano; James Elliott on bass; and Direction by Steven Cupo.
Doors open at 7:15. A $20 donation to the church includes a glass
of wine or soda and light refreshments.
Mic - May 18
You are warmly
invited to join host, Mary Reilly, on Wednesday, May 18th for the next Open Mic
at The Cabaret at Germano's
300 S. High
Sign-up at 7:00
featured performer: Eileen Warner
Workshops, and Instruction
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.
GeoFulShak@aol.com or call 202-332-7570.
PERFORMANCE TECHNIQUE WITH CINDY HUTCHINS
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.
evening times are available. Dupont Circle location accessible to
metro. Email: email@example.com or call 301-717-4665 for more
& VOCAL COACHING/ACCOMPANYING WITH JAMES K. McCULLY
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
Eastern Market Metro Vocal Studios: www.VoiceLessonsDC.info
Vocal Studios: www.VoiceLessonsNoVA.info
THE VOCAL STUDIOS
OF JAMES K. McCULLY www.JamesKMcCully.org
Maestro@JamesKMcCully.org Voice (202)683-7874
Annie Elliot & Heidi Mayor
you to the cabaret genre?
Annie Elliot: I
sang in groups and musicals when I was younger, but because I don't have a
belt-y voice, I thought that performing solo as an adult wasn't an option. When
I saw Annie Hall, though, and saw Diane Keaton sing, "Seems Like Old
Times," something clicked for me. She sings quietly but emotionally and
directly...I thought that cabaret was a genre I could try.
Heidi Mayor: I
grew up singing along to the radio, mostly rock, some country. But by a
host of odd coincidences, I ended up singing in a very loosely concocted band,
at around the same time a friend of mine (Cindy Hutchins) decided to give
singing lessons. I decided to take lessons to support her, and to see if I
could sing a little better. As Cindy is very involved in cabaret, she
encouraged me to explore the genre, and the more I did, the more hooked I
Compared to other
vocal genres, what's different about the cabaret experience for you?
Heidi Mayor: What
I love about cabaret is how wide-open it is. It seems to me that just
anything can be a
cabaret song, if the song has meaning for the singer. In this show, I'm doing a
song from an old Disney movie, a 60's protest song, a bebop song, and a modern
jazz number. I can think of country songs that mean a lot to me, and I could
easily see them in a cabaret show.
It's all about
the singer's connection to the song that drives the show. It's very intimate. I
also love hearing others singing songs that I've heard before, when the singer
offers a new
If you put yourself into the song, the song becomes new for you, and for the
Annie Elliot: I
played the flute seriously for many years, so I think of myself more as a
musician than a singer. Before taking singing lessons with Cindy Hutchins and
Steve Cupo and George Fulgitini-Shakar's cabaret class, I never paid attention
But cabaret is
all about telling your story, so you have to choose songs with lyrics that are
you. I think that's the most difficult thing about cabaret: finding your songs.
At first, I'd pull out my favorite songs by my favorite bands, but the lyrics
didn't hold up for a cabaret performance. I now understand why some jazz or
cabaret standards are standards: the lyrics are so versatile that they stand
the test of time.
Where will we see
and hear you next?
Heidi: We Hear Voices
Friday, May 6 th
at 8:00 PM (doors open at 7:15)
Episcopal Church, 1820 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC
Admission (includes a
beverage and snacks) $20