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Cabaret in October


The past few months, I've learned a lot about the Ghetto at Terezín - a concentration camp during WWII that held a large number of artists and performers.  In June, I performed in a recital of songs with Jenny Lee Mitchell and Rebecca Joy Fletcher that were written by artists living in Terezín, and some of which were even performed at the camp itself.

Sunday, October 20 at 3PM, Jenny and I will be revisiting a few of these songs at the book launch for "Performing Captivity, Performing Escape", by Lisa Peschel.  Edward Einhorn has assembled an amazing cast of actors to recreate some original skits from the camp, while Jenny and I perform a few cabaret songs.  Editor Lisa Peschel will talk about her book and describe how the scripts came to light so many decades after the war.  The event will take place at The Center For Jewish History and is free (but reserve tickets here).

I'm extremely excited to be putting together a great late-night cabaret at The Brick Theater on October 25th at 11pm.  A bit of an early birthday present to myself, I'm getting a great band together to play some cabaret classics (and modern re-interpretations), sung by some wonderful singers including Moira Stone, Andrianna Smela, Amanda Renee Baker, and of course Jenny Lee Mitchell.  We'll be doing plenty of Brecht/Weill songs, Brel songs, songs sung by Piaf - and we'll have a few special guests as well, including Katarina Briggler (who will be sharing some amazing Czech cabaret songs with us) and Desmond Dutcher, who specializes in the songs of Charles Trenet.  Not to be missed!

1 comment:

  1. I think it is so cool that you can pick up an instrument and create something that didn't exist 5 minutes ago. You can write something that no ones ever heard before. You have music at your fingertips.
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