Cabaret Handbook

The New Cabaret Artist’s Handbook (From the First Note to the Encore)

The New Cabaret Artist’s Handbook (From the First Note to the Encore)

March 29, 2020 | By | 2 Comments

  EDITOR’S NOTE: Twenty years ago, I compiled and edited The Cabaret Artist’s Handbook – Creating Your Own Act in Today’s Liveliest Theater Setting (Back Stage Books). The text was based on the hundreds of “Bistro Bits” columns that Bob Harrington wrote in Back Stage where I was his editor. The chapters covered all the […]

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Heart to Heart: Carol Fredette on communicating with an audience…and much more

Heart to Heart: Carol Fredette on communicating with an audience…and much more

February 27, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

By Wendy Lane Bailey To interview jazz singer Carol Fredette is to get a master class in the art of musicianship taught by a smart savvy woman who is passionate about her craft. Bronx born and raised, she says what she thinks and her thoughts are always worth hearing.   WENDY LANE BAILEY: What was […]

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Anything <Em>Does Not Go</Em>: Cabaret Performance No-No’s

Anything Does Not Go: Cabaret Performance No-No’s

February 27, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

By Jeff Nishball Cole Porter’s classic Anything Goes can be heard in cabarets around the world, its lyrics presenting a loosey-goosey world, where rules and structure be damned. But when it comes to cabaret performance, anything, in fact, does not go. There are a few guidelines a performer should follow, and some definite No-No’s. I […]

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