A huge shout out to friend and former colleague Eric Marc Olson who is making cabaret happen in the Big City. So many good things about what they are doing that reflect our intentions here as well.
Take time to read the post below the video. As we at TCCAN grapple to define what we mean by Cabaret, it is refreshing to see many of the same branding words used freely. "Singer/actor," "greater connection," "authentic & original."
Education is a KEY component of this company. Acting the Song is a great cabaret training, even if disguised under Musical Theatre repertoire. We can talk as much as we want about the days of the Great American Songbook, Musical Theatre et al. But when it comes down to it, our job as a cabaret performer is to dig beyond the melody of the song and discover what makes it uniquely "ours." Our workshops are making us ponder that, and like them, I think it would be great in the future to open those doors to others that want to explore too. Her name is Raffaela Cichheti and she got the chance to perform at the Metropolitan Room. I find it remarkable that they are using high school student's to tackle this. Granted it is NYC and there is a giant pool of people itching to do this there.
Lastly, our Marketing Committee has been developing a YouTube channel for us to use as an organization. What we do is a performance art and does not translate in published words. So the ideal vehicle to showcase the work we do is YouTube. The channel is there and we have a specific folder for any of our performance work. Please start adding it to our channel so we can show everyone the great work we are doing.