Jazz, Soul, Folk and Broadway Classics at Autumn Cabaret Festival
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The last date listed for Autumn Cabaret Festival was Saturday September 21, 2013 / 8:00pm (Nadine Zahr and Sharon Kenny).
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This perfect summer night out features red-hot cabaret acts in a cool, air-conditioned atmosphere. The eclectic entertainment mix ranges from Great American Songbook standards to original musical works, from show-tunes to country to contemporary pop. There's something for all tastes in an atmosphere described as "positively swanky" in The New York Times. Among this year's performers are Alysha Umphress, who's soon to star in the Broadway revival of On the Town, and Second City alum Colleen McHugh as Barbra Streisand. Please check out the full event description for information about the schedule and show lineup. Learn More
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I have been to two of Signature's Autumn Cabarets so far this year. Both have been fantastic. The first starred Chelsea Packard, a wonderful singer from New York. The second was Signature's Funny Ladies, hosted by one of Washington's funniest and...continued
September 4, 2013 at 8:00pm: Chelsea Packard – My Yellow Brick Road
The story of a girl’s journey from her first time onstage as a munchkin in The Wizard of Oz to her full-circle Broadway debut in Wicked.
September 5 & 7, 2013 at 8:00pm: Nova Y. Payton – Let the Good Times Roll
That’s right, the Super Nova happens again! Bringing back her sold-out Sizzlin’ Summer Cabaret, the indomitable Nova Y. Payton tackles a variety of different genres and raises the stakes backed by her amazing band.
September 6, 2013 at 8:00pm: Nick Blaemire and The Hustle – Nerd Soul
Born out of the suburban living room record players of the ’60s, ’70s, ’80s and ’90s, The Hustle is an amalgam of funk, soul, rock and R&B that celebrates the old in the new, and looks the word “pop” right in the eye. Come and experience an epic band, performing epic songs, in our intimate ARK Theatre.
September 11, 2013 at 8:00pm: Signature’s Funny Ladies
Come share a laugh with your favorite funny ladies here at Signature. With all sorts of pranks and antics, it’s hard to say what can’t happen! Featuring funny ladies Shayna Blass, Carolyn Cole, Maria Egler, Dorea Luther, Donna Migliaccio, Maria Rizzo, Jenna Sokolowski, Erin Weaver and Lauren Williams.
September 12, 2013 at 8:00pm: Levi Stephens – An Acoustic Night with Levi Stephens
Levi Stephens is a local pop, rock, blues artist who goes far beyond the confines of R&B and seamlessly melds a variety of genres, from soul to gospel to folk. Come hear some tunes you know and some tunes you don’t.
September 13 & 14, 2013 at 8:00pm: Heidi Blickenstaff – An Evening with Heidi Blickenstaff
Heidi Blickenstaff returns to Signature after performing here in First You Dream. She was also co-creator of the Tony nominated musical [Title of Show], and won the Helen Hayes award for Meet John Doe under the direction of Eric Schaeffer. A veteran Broadway performer, Heidi will blow the roof off the ARK with powerhouse vocals and her infectious style. **
September 18 & 19, 2013 at 8:00pm: Out Of This World – The Lyrics and Music of Johnny Mercer**
Featuring local talent Delores King Williams, Judy Simmons, Howard Breitbart and Jaime Zemerel, this cabaret explores the incredible musical lyrical storytelling of Johnny Mercer. Mercer wrote the iconic songs, “Moon River,” “Jeepers Creepers,” “Autumn Leaves” and “Come Rain or Come Shine.” **
September 20, 2013 at 8:00pm: Gia Mora – Einstein’s Girl**
Smart, sexy, sassy Gia Mora, a.k.a. Einstein’s Girl, unleashes her unique blend of intellectual prowess and animal instinct on an unlikely pair of human languages: love and theoretical physics. **
September 21, 2013 at 8:00pm: Nadine Zahr and Sharon Kenny**
Signature favorite Nadine Zahr and singer/songwriter Sharon Kenny create an intimate evening of original music, in this premiere performance. Heard on TV shows like Dance Moms, The Hills and 48 Hours Mystery, Nadine and Sharon create a full-bodied sound that will carry you from one personal experience to the next, in a love-junk, passion-punk sort of way. Featuring a few special Signature guests, this will be a powerful evening meant to linger on the senses.