Creating Your Own Cabaret Act
"A great introduction to the art of cabaret. Supportive and creative atmosphere."
A hands-on course exploring all the elements of creating a successful cabaret act. The grand finale is a showcase featuring individual mini-sets developed over the course of the class. Topics include: choosing material that’s right for you, song performance, designing your cabaret, microphone technique, and marketing your act. Prerequisite: Previous experience as a solo vocalist. Come to the first class with three prepared songs with piano music.
Plus performance on the evening of Feb 29; no class Jan 25
Marianne Glass Miller is a cabaret performer and director who has worked in the Washington, DC and Baltimore areas for over 20 years. She has performed in solo and group cabaret shows at the Arts Club of Washington, Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, Maggie’s Cabaret, The Black Squirrel, The Black Fox, Adventure Theater, and Germano’s in Baltimore. Her recent directing credits include Christy Trapp’s cabaret “The Voice of a Woman,” performed in Baltimore and Washington, DC. She has studied with cabaret artists Sally Mayes, Lina Koutrakos, Rick Jensen, Andrea Marcovicci, Amanda McBroom and Michele Brourman. In 2007, she was one of 36 invited participants in the Cabaret Conference at Yale University. Marianne serves on the Board of the fabulous DC Cabaret Network.
Jeff Hamlin is an accomplished musician and music director. Since earning his Bachelor of Music degree, he has worked as a producer, writer, arranger, and musician, primarily in Nashville and the DC metro area. As a past member of the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, Jeff performed as a soloist in several cabaret shows, including Love Songs and Other Fairy Tales, Stops Along the Way, and Let Me Be the Music: the Songs of David Friedman. More recently, he has served as the music director and pianist for performances by the D.C. Cabaret Network, Maggie’s Cabaret, and local artists. Training: Southwest Baptist University, Georgetown University Law Center, and Studio Acting Conservatory.