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Cabaret Ideas

Postby All Change is Good » April 23rd, 2014, 12:54pm

I work regularly for a theater that just opened a fabulous new Cabaret space. They are going to produce acts for weekends between main stage shows. Its a great space with a brand new grand piano and drum set.

Cabarets tends to be different then my regular gigs. People go to these places and have foo-foo drinks and listen to music. Really listen. They are there to hear and see. Its a small stage but a pretty big room.

http://www.musicalfare.com/page/premiercabaret/

So we've thought of the usual types of programs - the (completely sold out) Louis Prima show; all Gershwin night with my four hands partner (in the previously posted Youtube video) and two other singers, there is a musical in development from last year's 24 hour writing contest; Cabaret singers with their small ensembles; a night of the music of Carole King (with awesome musician Cathy Carfagna); presentations of a one-woman show; a series of great music from shows rarely done...

So you can see, we've thought of a little variation.

Any other ideas any of you folks can throw my way? And keep it clean!
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Re: Cabaret Ideas

Postby donkeypunch » April 23rd, 2014, 1:42pm

Grateful Dead night with us....you could sit in as well. Drambuie and the rocks with a lemon zest garnish and us serving up a delightful Eyes of the World to take patrons on a musical journey.

I'd even wear underwear.
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Re: Cabaret Ideas

Postby All Change is Good » April 23rd, 2014, 1:53pm

The shows have to be something you can't see elsewhere.

And I don't mean your underwear.
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Postby donkeypunch » April 23rd, 2014, 1:58pm

I've been working on a musical based on the Kardashian whores....Breast Side Story. I'll keep you posted.
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Postby All Change is Good » April 23rd, 2014, 2:07pm

It ends in obscurity.
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Postby donkeypunch » April 23rd, 2014, 2:10pm

All Change is Good wrote:It ends in obscurity.



So does South Pacific.
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Re: Cabaret Ideas

Postby Sinister » April 23rd, 2014, 4:56pm

The Yellow Shark. Or anything by Frank.
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Re: Cabaret Ideas

Postby All Change is Good » April 24th, 2014, 10:15am

Can you imagine how interesting a Frank Zappa cabaret show would be?

Does anyone do that?
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Re: Cabaret Ideas

Postby donkeypunch » April 24th, 2014, 12:45pm

I never got the whole Frank Zappa thing....I found his interviews musc more interesting than his music. Maybe i didn't try hard enough though.
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Re: Cabaret Ideas

Postby All Change is Good » April 24th, 2014, 1:56pm

I also have tried and failed to get the Zappa thing. My problem may be I never did drugs.
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Re: Cabaret Ideas

Postby crentist » April 24th, 2014, 2:01pm

I never did drugs. I love zappa.
I don't know if they really don't sound all that different in a band context or if years of playing in bands with guitarists have honed my guitarist-ignoring skills to perfection.

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Re: Cabaret Ideas

Postby crentist » April 24th, 2014, 2:02pm

Zappa probably got lots of inspiration from Gershwin.
I don't know if they really don't sound all that different in a band context or if years of playing in bands with guitarists have honed my guitarist-ignoring skills to perfection.

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Postby All Change is Good » April 24th, 2014, 2:21pm

crentist wrote:Zappa probably got lots of inspiration from Gershwin.



God, who didn't?
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Re: Cabaret Ideas

Postby donkeypunch » April 24th, 2014, 4:30pm

All Change is Good wrote:
crentist wrote:Zappa probably got lots of inspiration from Gershwin.



God, who didn't?


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Re: Cabaret Ideas

Postby Ida » April 24th, 2014, 4:43pm

Zappa didn't do drugs so you don't need to do drugs to appreciate his sheer genius as one of the greatest contemporary composers. If your repertoire of Zappa consists of "Yellow Snow" and "Disco Boy", then you haven't given a listen to the 50+ albums he put out. Not only to listen to his music, but his musicianship.


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