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Deanna Monaco

Deanna Monaco presented her new show, Summer Breeze at Don't Tell Mama in June. The show was developed with with music director Paul Greenwood and Deanna was also accompanied on stage by Ritt Henn on bass and Ron Rahilly on guitar. Helen Baldassare directed.

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Jackie Draper

Jackie Draper returned to The Laurie Beechman Theatre with a reprise of her latest show, described as a buoyant musical exploration of “How Little We Know.” She invited her audience to discover the way past some of our doubts and challenges, through songs in English, French, and Spanish. Seasoned guides included composers/lyricists such as Aznavour, Bacharach/David, Bucchino, Coleman/Comden & Green, Duke/Cahn, Gainsbourg, Lee & Barbour, Raksin/Mercer, Sondheim, Warren/Gordon, and others.

Jackie’s team includes Music Director Gregory Toroian at the piano, John Miller on bass, and Robbyn Tongue on woodwinds. Special guest/dance partner Franklin Ayala joined in the adventure. Kimberly Vaughn directed.

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Kim Sutton

MLP newcomer Kim Sutton presented her solo debut Fifty Shades of Kim at The Duplex. If it's true that a picture is worth a thousand words, then perhaps the image on the left is all you need to know. Click the photo for full details. Go on, click it.

I said CLICK IT! Oh, sorry . . . where were we . . . ? Kim worked with Music Director Gregory Toroian at the piano, Saadi Zain on bass and David Silliman on drums. Helen Baldassare is her director.

Update: Kim's first show sold out, and she added a third date to the schedule.Click here for more information.

Janie Press

Janie Press has a simple message for her audience: It's time to stand up for what's right! Put your hands in the air and make some noise! Tell those cabaret fat cats what you really think!

She showed her audiences what all the commotion was about last spring in her show Occupy Cabaret! Then in December, Janie returned to Don't Tell Mama with an encore performance. Janie worked with director Helen Baldassare and music director Gregory Toroian, who joined her on stage.

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Jackie Draper

Jackie Draper returned to The Laurie Beechman Theatre wit an all new show described as a buoyant musical exploration of “How Little We Know.” She invites her audience to discover the way past some of our doubts and challenges, through songs in English, French, and Spanish. Seasoned guides include composers/lyricists such as Aznavour, Bacharach/David, Bucchino, Coleman/Comden & Green, Duke/Cahn, Gainsbourg, Lee & Barbour, Raksin/Mercer, Sondheim, Warren/Gordon, and others.

Jackie’s team included Music Director Gregory Toroian at the piano, John Miller on bass, and Robbyn Tongue on woodwinds. Special guest/dance partner Franklin Ayala joined in the adventure. Kimberly Vaughn directed.

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MLP newcomer Lynda Rodolitz presented her first solo show Mature Love Songs at The Duplex. From her "mature" perspective, Lynda took a clear eyed look at love and finds it lacking. She considered life's successes and not-so's, and told the truth as only a very funny lady can.

Lynda was joined onstage by music director Paul Greenwood. Helen Baldassare directed.

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Victor Neufeld

Victor Neufeld presented an encore of his show Victor and his Amazingly Musical Friends at Stage 72/The Triad.

As before, the show's roster included music director Wells Hanley on piano, Saadi Zain on bass and Robbie Sinclair on drums.

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Caren Fleit

After nearly three years, Caren Fleit returned to The Duplex with her new show, Life, Love & Lucy. A personal commentary on life, and a heartfelt connection to love, loss, laughter and Lucy. Caren arranged for the cover charge to benefit Best Friends Animal Society, whose mission is to bring about a time when there are No More Homeless Pets. So, in addition to a fun evening of music, her audience was doing good at the same time!

Directed by Helen Baldassare, Caren was accompanied by musical director Gregory Toroian on piano, Ritt Henn on bass and Ron Tierno on drums. Click here for details.

Leslie Louis

Leslie Louis brought his popular show Leslie Louis Will Always Be Stagestruck back for a reprise. As Leslie says, "In case you missed it, or just can't get enough…", and presented his third performance at Don't Tell Mama. Leslie once again presented some of his favorite songs from the stage, and continued his collaboration with director/choreographer Miriam Fond, and music director Dennis Buck.

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Janie Press

It's time to stand up for what's right! Put your hands in the air and make some noise! Tell those cabaret fat cats what you really think!

Wait . . . what?

Janie Press showed her audiences what all the commotion was about in her new show Occupy Cabaret! at Don't Tell Mama. Janie worked once again with director Helen Baldassare and music director Gregory Toroian, who joined her on stage.

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Nancy Stearns

Nancy Stearns has anounced a one-night-only reprise of her show Yip Harburg: With Humor and Hope. The songs Nancy assembled for this show highlighted many of lyricist E.Y. "Yip" Harburg's songs of social justice -- songs with both great humor and hope.

Nancy was accompanied by her music director Gregory Toroian on piano and David Finck on bass. Helen Baldassare is Nancy's director.

Click here to view details about the show, or click here to visit Nancy's web site.

Helen Baldassare

Helen Baldassare presented a brand new show called Une Misérable: Songs for desperate times, which she described as "really an upbeat show". We've seen enough of Helen's performances to know that's always the case! The show was presented at The Duplex and Helen was joined on stage by her music director Bobby Peaco.

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Moira Danis

In her show Some People's Lives, Moira Danis gave audiences a glimpse into the lives of those around us -- friends, lovers, relatives, and strangers. Using a mix of songs by established writers like Stephen Sondheim, Cy Coleman, Tommy Wolf and Jimmy Webb and relatively new artists like Sara Bareilles, Susan Werner and Chely Wright, Moira shined a light on the connections that exist between us and the similarities shared by "Anyone Who Lives."

Moira has turned that show into a CD, and presented a one-night-only CD Release Show on Friday, December 7. She continues her long collaboration with director Gerry Geddes, and for this show she was supported by, and singing with, music director Wells Hanley on piano and vocals. Andre Montgomery and Parker Scott were also on stage, rounding out the vocals.

All of Moira's CDs, I Wish, Beautiful Sounds: The Songs of Petula Clark and Some People's Lives are available now at CDBaby.com. Visit www.MoiraDanis.com for more information.

Jackie Draper returned to The Laurie Beechman Theatre with her new show Tropical Magic (or Vacation from the Blues). Vacations can't always live up to our magical fantasies. What we really yearn for is an escape from the mundane, whether tropical or local. And we really don't always have to travel far on the map to achieve such refreshment. This show explored such ideas.

Jackie worked once again with director Helen Baldassare. On stage, music director Gregory Toroian joined her on piano. Bass player Ritt Henn and woodwind artist Robbyn Tongue completed the trio. And Jackie once again shared the stage with her special guest, Franklin Ayala.

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Steve Kresch

Steve Kresch returns to Don't Tell Mama with his new show Wisdom Teeth. Steve is once again teaming up with music director Gerry Dieffenbach and director Helen Baldassare. And, back by popular demand, The Stevetones will join him on stage.

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Mary Sue Daniels

Mary Sue Daniels will make her solo cabaret debut with a performance of My First 50 at The Laurie Beechman Theatre. Please join her for this special celebration which is comprised of favorite songs from various composers including Irving Berlin, Judy Collins, Stephen Sondheim and Peggy Lee!

Mary Sue is working with director Ann McCormack and music director Woody Regan on the piano. The ensemble also includes Ritt Henn on bass and special guest, Eric Benjamin Gordon on guitar.

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Nancy Stearns

Nancy Stearns put the finishing touches on her new CD based on her recent show A Wish, in which she pulls together songs that reflect the many different things we wish for at different times in our lives - love and friendship, fame and fortune, the comforts of home, peace in the world, laughter, joy, and always, music. She also anounced a one-night-only CD Release Show in December.

Click here to view details about the show, or click here to visit Nancy's web site.

Jackie Draper returned to The Laurie Beechman Theatre with a one night encore performance of Seeing Stars, working once again with director Helen Baldassare. Music director Gregory Toroian joined on piano. Bass player Ritt Henn and woodwind artist Robbyn Tongue rounded out the ensemble. She shared the stage once again with her special guest, Franklin Ayala.

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Joan Levine

Joan Levine has made frequent appearances here at MLP, performing at least one show a year since 2008. This year was no exception! She was back at Don't Tell Mama in October with a brand new show. Joan prepared and performed once again with music director Paul Katz.

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Leslie Louis

Leslie Louis continued to delve into his passion for musical theater in his newest show, Leslie Louis will always be Stagestruck. He once again presented some of his favorite songs from the stage. Leslie continued his collaboration with Director/Choreographer Miriam Fond, and this time out, his music director is Dennis Buck. The new show was presented at Don't Tell Mama.

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Harold Sanditen

Harold Sanditen returned to New York and to Don't Tell Mama for two nights only with his show Shades of Blue. In his comic and soulful way, Harold explored various meanings of ‘blue’ using the words and music of Miles Davis, Billie Holiday, Dizzie Gillespie, Jon Hendricks, Stevie Nicks, Dave Frishberg, Antonio Carlos Jobim and Irving Berlin, to name a few.

Harold worked with director Barry Kleinbort, music director Micheal Roulston, Tom Hubbard on bass and Dennis Anderson on reeds.

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Jackie Draper returned to The Laurie Beechman Theatre with her new show Seeing Stars. Does the title refer to a view of the night sky, catching sight of Al Pacino at Joe Allen's, or being knocked senseless by that special someone? "Yes, these three and more" says Jackie. This will be an evening of celestial songs in English, French and Spanish, and the show wouldn't be complete without some dancing!

Jackie worked once again with director Helen Baldassare. Music director Gregory Toroian joined on piano. Bass player Ritt Henn and woodwind artist Robbyn Tongue round out the ensemble. She shared the stage once again with her special guest, Franklin Ayala.

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Deanna Monaco, Steven Zumbo and Kim Corbin

"Two To Tango" sounds like a great idea, but what happens when there are three? Deanna Monaco, Steven Zumbo and Kim Corbin presented their answer in Three To Tangle at Don't Tell Mama.

The trio worlked with music director Paul Greenwood and director Helen Baldassare.

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Marcia Sander

Marcia Sander presented a convincing argument that all of life can be seen through the prism of numbers in her new show That's Mathematics! This sometimes whimsical, sometimes comical, sometimes romantic view was performed at Don't Tell Mama.

Marcia worked once again with director Helen Baldassre, and will perform with music director Wells Hanley.

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Victor Neufeld

Victor Neufeld continued his long-running series in late fall with a new show entitled Victor and Friends. This time out, he worked once again with music director Wells Hanley on piano, Saadi Zain on bass. The new addition on stage was Brett Ripley on drums.

Victor has announced a one-night-only Encore Show. Click here to check it out.

Janie Press

Janie Press presented her solo debut show Mad About Men at Don't Tell Mama. Janie worked with director Helen Baldassare and music director Gregory Toroian, who joined her on stage.

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Joan Levine

Joan Levine returned once again to Don't Tell Mama with a brand new show. As in previous years, Joan worked with music director Paul Katz, and he joined her on the stage.

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Leslie Louis

Leslie Louis has always had a passion for musical theater and in his show, Leslie Louis is Stagestruck, he presented some of his favorite songs from the stage. For those who missed it, or just can't get enough, Leslie presented a one-night-only encore performance. Leslie worked with director Miriam Fond, who served double duty as choreographer. Leslie's music director is Paul Chamlin. The new show was presented at Don't Tell Mama.

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Nancy Stearns

In spring of 2011 , Nancy Stearns presented a new show called Weather or Not. The show was then turned into Nancy's new CD of the same name, and an encore performance of the show was presented at at Don't Tell Mama.

Nancy worked once again with director Helen Baldassare, and shared the stage with music director Gregory Toroian on piano. This time out, Tom Hubbard joined on bass.

Click here to see Nancy's flyer or click here to visit Nancy's web site.

Steve Kresch

Steve Kresch returned to Don't Tell Mama with his new show Cockeyed Pessimist .

Steve once again teamed up with music director Gerry Dieffenbach and director Helen Baldassare. And, back by popular demand, The Stevetones joined him on stage.

You can find out more by clicking here.

Jackie Draper returned to The Laurie Beechman Theatre with a special One Night Only reprise of her show Happy Habits.

Jackie worked once again with director Helen Baldassare. Music director Gregory Toroian joined on piano. Bass player Ritt Henn and woodwind artist Robbyn Tongue completed the ensemble. She shared the stage once again with her special guest, Franklin Ayala.

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Moira Danis

In her show Some People's Lives, Moira Danis gave audiences a glimpse into the lives of those around us -- friends, lovers, relatives, and strangers. Using a mix of songs by established writers like Stephen Sondheim, Cy Coleman, Tommy Wolf and Jimmy Webb and relatively new artists like Sara Bareilles, Susan Werner and Chely Wright, Moira shone a light on the connections that exist between us and shows us that it is all part of "being alive."

Moira continues her long collaboration with director Gerry Geddes. She was supported by, and sang with, a band featuring some of New York's finest musicians -- Wells Hanley on piano, Brian Griffin on percussion and Ben Mars on bass, guitar and sax. Click here for details.

Moira's CDs, I Wish and Beautiful Sounds: The Songs of Petula Clark are available at CDBaby.com. Visit www.MoiraDanis.com for more information.

Leslie Louis

Leslie Louis has always had a passion for musical theater and in this show, Leslie Louis is Stagestruck, he presented some of his favorite songs from the stage. This time out, Leslie worked with director Miriam Fond, who is serving double duty as choreographer. Leslie's music director was Paul Chamlin. The new show was presented at Don't Tell Mama.

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Nancy Stearns

Nancy Stearns returned to The Metropolitan Room with a new show called Weather or Not. Nancy worked once again with director Helen Baldassare, and shared the stage with music director Gregory Toroian on piano and David Finck on bass.

Click here to see Nancy's flyer or click here to visit Nancy's web site.

Victor Neufeld

Victor Neufeld continued his long-running series with a new show entitled Victor and Friends. This time out, he's worked once again with music director Wells Hanley on piano, Saadi Zain on bass. The new addition on stage was Brett Ripley on drums.

Click here to see Victor's flyer.

Jackie Draper returned to The Laurie Beechman Theatre with her new show Happy Habits -- a tour of the customs and patterns in our lives which shape and influence our experience. If you know Jackie, then you already know some of her happy habits are singing and dancing. And it's only fitting that she shared the stage once again with her special guest, Franklin Ayala.

Jackie's team also included director Helen Baldassare. Music director Gregory Toroian will join on piano. Bass player Ritt Henn and woodwind artist Robbyn Tongue complete the ensemble.

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Joan Levine

Joan Levine returned once again to Don't Tell Mama with a new show. As in previous years, Joan worked with music director Paul Katz, and he joined her on the stage.

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Steve Kresch

Steve Kresch returned to Don't Tell Mama with his new show A Little Travelin' Music.

Steve once again teamed up with music director Gerry Dieffenbach and director Helen Baldassare, and he once again performed with Gerry and -- back by popular demand -- The Stevetones.

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Jan Constantine and Sue Elicks

Jan Constantine and Susan Elicks presented a reprise of their new show, Raise the Roof. Originally presented at Don't Tell Mama in November, this one-night-only event was held in January 2011.

The show was developed with director Gerry Geddes and they were joined on stage by music director Rick Hip-Flores on piano. Click here to read more about this event.

Jackie Draper returned to The Laurie Beechman Theatre with a reprise of her show Go The Distance, a musical look at the many actions and attributes required to reach the "finish line" -- whatever that is in your life.

For this show, Jackie once again teamed with director Helen Baldassare. Music director Gregory Toroian joined on piano, along with bass player Ritt Henn and guest artist Robbyn Tongue on alto sax and clarinet. Jackie also welcomed back her special guest, Franklin Ayala.

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Harold Sanditen

Harold Sanditen returned to New York and to Don't Tell Mama with a one-night only encore of his show Thoughts 'Round Midnight, in which he explored those innermost thoughts we all can fall into late at night -- loneliness, gratitude, jealousy, joy, love, fantasies, lost opportunities, and even revenge. Harold worked once again with director Lisa Forrell.and will be joined on stage by music director Nathan Martin on piano and Bob Renino on bass.

Prior to his NYC date, Harold presented two encore performances in London at The Pheasantry with music director Nathan Martin on piano and Nick Kaçal on bass. Harold and Nathan also traveled to the midwest and presented the show for one night only at Davenport's in Chicago. Scott Mason joined on bass.

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Mike Stromme

Mike Stromme returned to theThe Duplex with a one-night-only performance of his show It's About Time. Mike was again joined by special guests Moira Danis, Ally Taylor and Parket Scott, plus music director David Snyder on piano and Rubin Kodheli on cello.

Mike developed the show with director Gerry Geddes. Click here for complete information.

Julie Steiner-Korn

Julie Steiner-Korn presented her new show, Closest Thing to Crazy at Don't Tell Mama. As was the case with her debut show last year, this year's performance was, once again, in part, a tribute to her husband, David, who passed away in 2007.

Julie prepared the show with director Helen Baldassare, and shared the stage with music director Gregory Toroian. Cover charges went to benefit The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

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Parker Scott

Parker Scott returned to Don't Tell Mama with Operatically Speaking, featuring Dylan Brandy, Lauren Frankovish and Dathan B. Williams. The show included arias, duets and ensembles from the worlds of opera, orperetta and Broadway. The foursome traveled all the way from Beethoven to Sondheim, wiith delightful stops along the way.

Directed by Gerry Geddes, Parker was accompanied by Audrey Saint-Gil on piano. Parker's music director was Peter Szep.

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Mike Stromme

Mike Stromme performed at theThe Duplex with his show It's About Time. Mike was joined by special guests Moira Danis, Ally Taylor and Parket Scott, and music director David Snyder on piano and Rubin Kodheli on cello. The show was developed with director Gerry Geddes.

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Caren Fleit

Caren Fleit returned to the The Duplex with her new show Affairs of the Heart . Directed by Helen Baldassare, Caren was accompanied by musical director Gregory Toroian on piano and Ritt Henn on bass.

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Harold Sanditen

Harold Sanditen returned to New York and to Don't Tell Mama with his new show Thoughts 'Round Midnight, exploring those innermost thoughts we all can fall into late at night -- loneliness, gratitude, jealousy, joy, love, fantasies, lost opportunities, and even revenge. Harold worked once again with director Lisa Forrell.and was joined on stage by music director Nathan Martin on piano and Bob Renino on bass.

Harold presented the same show in London at The Pheasantry w ith music director Nathan Martin on piano and Dave Olney on bass.

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Mara Rixton returned to The Duplex Cabaret with a show both new and familiar. In More Randomer Acts!, Mara builds on the theme she began last year. This time, in addition to an eclectic mix of songs, funny material, and a bit of poetry, Mara blended in a bit of choreography. The goal, as before: delight (and we can tell you from experience that Mara's aim is pretty good!)

Mara worked once again with music director Wells Hanley and director Gerry Geddes.

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Mike Schuil

MLP newcomer Mike Schuil presented his new show, Toes in the Sand, at The Duplex. With a decidedly romantic theme and a somewhat south-of-the-border flavor, Mike took us on a trip to Brazil and back with The Wells Hanley Trio, including -- naturally -- music director Wells Hanley.

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Joan Levine

Joan Levine returned to Don't Tell Mama with a brand new show. As in previous years, Joan is working with music director Paul Katz, and he will join her on the stage.

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Victor Neufeld

Victor Neufeld has announced a snow date for his latest and greatest show, which was canceled due to the blizzard in February. The one-night-only reprise of Victor's Newest and Best Show! featured music director Wells Hanley on piano, Saadi Zain on bass and Robby Sinclair on drums.

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Nancy Stearns

Nancy Stearns has been performing solo cabaret shows almost as long as we've been writing about them. This year, she announced a one-night-only event to look back and celebrate her first ten years of music. The show was suitably titledThe First Ten Years.

For this event, Nancy moved for the first time to The Metropolitan Room. The venue has changed, but not her team: Nancy worked once again with director Helen Baldassare, and shared the stage with music director Gregory Toroian on piano and David Finck on bass. Click here to see Nancy's flyer or click here to visit Nancy's web site.

MLP newcomer Bill Terry presented his solo cabaret debut at The Duplex. The title was Why Must The Show Go On? and the show featured jazz-tinged standards, affecting ballads, and songs of humor whose creators range from Vernon Duke to Stephen Sondheim to Tom Lehrer. Bill worked with director Helen Baldassare. Music director Gregory Toroian accompanied on piano.

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Jackie Draper returned to The Laurie Beechman Theatre with an encore performance of her new show Something New In My Life. Jackie once again teamed with director Helen Baldassare, music director Gregory Toroian and bass player Ritt Henn. She also welcomed her special guest, Franklin Ayala, and guest artist Robbyn Tongue on alto sax.

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Steve Kresch

Steve Kresch returned to Don't Tell Mama with his new show Here's to the Ladies . Steve once again teamed up with music director Gerry Dieffenbach and director Helen Baldassare. He performed with Gerry, plus Louis Tucci on bass and, back by popular demand, The Stevetones.

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Marcia Sander

Marcia Sander presented her new show, Feelings (wo-wo-wo), at Don't Tell Mama. While the name may remind you of of the classic '70s tune, the show's theme referred to the many and varied emotions conveyed so well through song. Marcia is worked once again with director Helen Baldassre, and performed with music director Wells Hanley.

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Moira Danis

Moira Danis returned to Don't Tell Mama with encore performances of The Greatest Show on Earth. Moira continued her long collaboration with director Gerry Geddes and music director Wells Hanley, with whom she shared the stage. Joining the duo were Colin Killalea on bass, guitar and sax and Brian Griffin on percussion. Click here for details.

Moira's new CD, Beautiful Sounds: The Songs of Petula Clark is available at CDBaby.com. Visit www.MoiraDanis.com for more information.

Nancy Stearns

Nancy Stearns announced the release of her new CD,Yip Harburg: With Humor and Hope -- based on the show of the same name . The songs Nancy assembled highlight many of the lyricist's songs of social justice -- songs with both great humor and hope.

To celebrate the new CD, Nancy returned to Don't Tell Mama for a single performance. Nancy worked once again with music director Gregory Toroian and director Helen Baldassare.

Click here to see Nancy's flyer.

Mara Rixton presented an encore performance of her solo debut show Random Acts. Mara worked with music director Wells Hanley and director Gerry Geddes to design the show. It featured an eclectic mix of songs, funny material, and a bit of poetry. The goal: delight (and we hear from a reliable source that Mara's aim is pretty good!)

For this one night only event, Mara moved the show to The Duplex Cabaret.

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Julie Steiner-Korn

Julie Steiner-Korn presented her new show, All the World's a Stage...and Screen at Don't Tell Mama. This show was a fun and, at times, poignant look at some of her favorite songs from Broadway and the movies. As was the case with her debut show last year, this year's performance was, once again, in part, a tribute to her husband, David, who passed away in 2007.

Julie prepared the show with director Helen Baldassare, and shared the stage with music director Gregory Toroian. Cover charges went to benefit The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Click here for more information about the show.

Moira Danis

Moira Danis announced a CD Release Party for her recording: Beautiful Sounds -- The Songs of Petula Clark. Moira continued her long collaboration with director Gerry Geddes and music director Wells Hanley in the making of this CD, and the results show the wisdom of that decision. Moira and Wells shared the stage for this special event at Don't Tell Mama. Click here for more information.

Moira's debut CD, I Wish is available at CDBaby.com. Visit www.MoiraDanis.com for more information.

Jackie Draper brought her new show, Something New In My Life, to The Laurie Beechman Theatre. Jackie once again teamed with director Helen Baldassare, and shared the stage with music director Gregory Toroian and bass player Ritt Henn. She also welcomed her special guest, Franklin Ayala.

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Thomasina LaGuardia

Thomasina LaGuardia made her solo debut performance at Don't Tell Mama. The show was an engaging mix of songs, through which she looks back at her life and comes to the conclusion indicated by the show's title: How Sweet It Is. Thomasina worked with director Helen Baldassare and music director Wells Hanley. Wells joined her on stage, as did bass player Bob Sabin.

After a well-received initial run, an additional performance was added. Click here to see Thomasina's flyer.

Harold Sanditen

Following a successful run last autumn, Harold Sanditen is delighted to return to New York and make his Don't Tell Mama debut with a brand new show of songs, which explore some edgier sides of love and romance. In Love Exposed, Harold's soulful interpretation of lyrics portrays love from both a comical and serious perspective, through the words and music of Cole Porter, Ogden Nash, Stephen Sondheim, Neil Sedaka, Kurt Weill, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Jacques Brel and Burt Bacharach to name a few. His vocal style covers the whole gamut, from jazz and latin, to pop, ballads and show tunes. This will be an unforgettable evening from an exciting new voice on the cabaret scene.

Harold is working with director Lisa Forrell. He will be joined on stage by music director David Gaines on piano and Louis Tucci on bass.

Or, if you happen to be in London this fall, you can catch Harold at Pizza on the Park with music director Nathan Martin on piano and Dave Olney on bass.

Click here to see Harold's flyer.

Nancy Stearns

Nancy Stearns returned to Don't Tell Mama, with a new show called Yip Harburg: With Humor and Hope. This show highlighted many of the lyricist's songs of social justice -- songs with both great humor and hope. Nancy worked once again with music director Gregory Toroian and director Helen Baldassare.

Click here to see Nancy's flyer.

Look for Nancy's new CD, coming later this fall.

Joan Levine

Joan Levine returned to Don't Tell Mama with a completely new show called Lover. As in previous years, this show told a light-hearted, romantic story, with Joan and music director Paul Katz as the main characters.

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Nancy returned to Barnes & Noble at Lincoln Triangle recently to perform songs from her new CD This Moment. Nancy performed with her music director, Gregory Toroian on piano and Tom Hubbard on bass. The CD is based on a cabaret show that Nancy Stearns performed at Don’t Tell Mama in 2008 with music director, Gregory Toroian, on piano, and David Finck, on bass. Like the original show, this CD is a sort of musical photo album - with songs that are like musical snapshots of some of Nancy’s close friends and family.

Click here for information about the Barnes & Noble performance or click here to buy the CD at CDBaby.

Jackie Draper returned to The Laurie Beechman Theatre with an encore presentation of her show Between Yesterday and Tomorrow. In the show, Jackie revealed her approach to the future, an approach laced with hope, determination and good humor.

Jackie once again prepared her show with director Helen Baldassare, and returned to the stage with music director Gregory Toroian and bass player Ritt Henn.

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Mara Rixton brought her solo debut show Random Acts to The Music Box at Broadway Baby Bistro. Mara worked with music director Wells Hanley and director Gerry Geddes, and designed the show to feature an eclectic mix of songs, funny material, and a bit of poetry. The goal: delight (and we hear from a reliable source that Mara's aim is pretty good!)

Click here for details.

Steve Kresch

Steve Kresch returned to the stage at Don't Tell Mama with a brand new show A Toast to The Middle Ages. Steve once again teamed up with music director Gerry Dieffenbach and director Helen Baldassare.

You can find out more by clicking here.

Jan Constantine and Sue Elicks

Jan Constantine and Susan Elicks presented a special one-night-only performance of their show, Alone Together to benefit ACRIA (AIDS Community Research Initiative of America) at The Reprise Room. The show was developed with director Gerry Geddes and they were joined on stage by music director Rick Hip-Flores on piano and Debbie Kennedy on bass.

Click here to read the press release about this event.

Julie Steiner-Korn

Julie Steiner-Korn presented her show Come In From The Rain at Don't Tell Mama. It was, in part a tribute to her husband, David, who passed away in 2007. In this, her solo cabaret debut, Julie took a hopeful look at the future, with an acceptance of change and an energetic commitment to new beginnings. Julie crafted the show with director Helen Baldassare, and was on stage with music driector Gregory Toroian. Cover charges were to benefit The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's 2008 Light The Night Walk in October 2008.

Update: Julie reports the endeavor was a huge success, raising almost $3000 for the charity. Congratulations, Julie, and thank you all for your support!

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Cathy Szabo and Patricia Geraghty

Cathy Szabo and Patricia Geraghty returned to Don't Tell Mama with encore performances of A Night of Twisted Laughter and Song. Originally presented in the spring, the show was created in collaboration with music director Paul Greenwood and director Jay Rogers.

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Jan Constantine and Sue Elicks

Jan Constantine and Susan Elicks returned to The Music Box at Broadway Baby Bistro to present Alone Together . The show was developed with director Gerry Geddes and they were joined on stage by music director Rick Hip-Flores on piano and Debbie Kennedy on bass.

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Victor Neufeld

Victor Neufeld added an additional date to the successful run of this year's edition of Victor's New Show. The show featured music director Wells Hanley on piano, Saadi Zain on bass and Jacob Melchior on drums and was presented at Don't Tell Mama.

Click here to see Victor's flyer.

Harold Sanditen

Harold Sanditen came all the way from London to make his New York cabaret debut with The Secret of Life. Then he traveled back across the Atlantic to present the show to a home town audience. The show, which presented a musical journey of his take on life, including songs from Gershwin and Irving Berlin through to James Taylor and Burt Bacharach, was developed with director Helen Baldassare and musical director David Gaines. For the London dates, David's arrangements remained, and Harold performed with Nathan Martin on piano.

Click here to see Harold's flyer.

Karen Oberlin

Karen Oberlin returned to the Metropolitan Room with a special one night only performance of her show The Wizard of Words: Yip Harburg's Songs of Wit and Wisdom. Karen and music director Tedd Firth were joined by Sean Smith on bass. Karen also appeared at The Mabel Mercer Cabaret Convention.

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Joan Levine

Joan Levine returned to Don't Tell Mama with an encore performance of her lively new show called Let's Have Fun! Joan was once again joined on stage by her music director Paul Katz.

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Leslie Louis

Leslie Louis looked back at a good life and found he's "already grabbed the brass ring" a few times. When he looks forward, he sees a bright future with a few more rings to come. That was the colorful metaphor for his new show, The Colors of My Life. Leslie again teamed up with music director Gregory Toroian and director Helen Baldassare, and the new show was presented at Don't Tell Mama.

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Marty Geiger

Marty Geiger returned to Don't Tell Mama with the final three performances of his brand new show called Summer Baby, about Marty and his relationsihp to summer -- summer camp, summer jobs, summer travels, summer romance, summer at the beach. You get the idea. Sounds like fun!

Marty's musical team was once again made up of cabaret veterans, director Lina Koutrakos and music director Paul Greenwood.

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Harold Sanditen

Direct from London in his New York cabaret debut, MLP newcomer Harold Sanditen presented a musical journey of his take on life, including songs from Gershwin and Irving Berlin through to James Taylor and Burt Bacharach.
  
His show The Secret of Life was presented at The Duplex. Harold worked with director Helen Baldassare, and was joined on stage by musical director David Gaines on piano and Louis Tucci on bass.

Click here to see Harold's flyer.

Nancy Stearns

Nancy Stearns returned to Don't Tell Mama in June with This Moment. Nancy worked once again with music director Gregory Toroian and director Helen Baldassare. The show is destined to become a new CD later this year..

Click here to see Nancy's flyer.

Karen Oberlin

Karen Oberlin returned to the Metropolitan Room with a special one night only performance of her show The Wizard of Words: Yip Harburg's Songs of Wit and Wisdom. Karen and music director Tedd Firth were joined by Sean Smith on bass.

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Jackie Draper presented an encore of her show The Language of Love at The Laurie Beechman Theatre in July. Jackie worked once again with music director Gregory Toroian and director Helen Baldassare, and for this show added bass player Ritt Henn to the talent roster.

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Renee Toroian

Renée Toroian made her debut at The Laurie Beechman Theatre in July. Performing once again with musical director (and husband!) Gregory Toroian, the show was titled a little thing called life. Renée worked with director Helen Baldassare, and was joined on stage by guitarist (and son) Kyle Steinberger.

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Linda Polase Segal

Linda Polase Segal presented her new show My Heart Belongs at Don't Tell Mama. Linda's worked with director Helen Baldassare and music director Gregory Toroian. She also shared the stage with Tom Hubbard on bass. Click here to get more information.

Simone Schloss

Simone Schloss described her show as a joyful celebration of a certain milestone birthday. The show's theme was staying positive and always seeing the glass as "half full." The show's title was most appropriate: Fifty / Fifty.

Simone worked once again with music director Gregory Toroian and director Helen Baldassare, and performed at the new-and-improved Don't Tell Mama.

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Caren Fleit

Caren Fleit returned to the stage with a brand new show called Frank…And Other Fantasies. Directed by Helen Baldassare, Caren was accompanied by musical director Gregory Toroian on piano and Ritt Henn on bass.

The show was presented at The Duplex. Click here for details.

Cathy Szabo and Patricia Geraghty

Cathy Szabo and Patricia Geraghty collaborated on a brand new show called A Night of Twisted Laughter and Song, which they presented at Don't Tell Mama. The duo worked with music director Paul Greenwood, so the "song" part is in good hands. And as if the girls weren't twisted enough, ehty were directed by Jay Rogers. A clever yet frightening foursome, indeed…but in a good way.

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Helen Baldassare

Helen Baldassare presented a brand new show called Ain't That a Kick in the Head?! at the Metropolitan Room. She worked with music director Bobby Peaco, a pairing that began long before this web site began publishing news about them. The show was an (unfortunately) abbreviated look back at a long career of comedy and music. If you missed the shows, take heart: there's rumbling about a sequel in-the-works. We'll keep you posted.

Click here to see Helen's flyer.

Parker Scott: In The Company of Strangers

Parker Scott has presented a free concert to promote the launch of his CD company of strangers at Barnes & Noble -- Lincoln Square (66th & Broadway). It was Parker's first solo appearance in New York City in many years, and he was joined by the very talented Rick Hip-Flores, on piano. Sadly, this was a one-time-only event.

If you missed the performance, you can always pick up the CD at the store. Or, if you simply can't get to Lincoln Center, click here to buy the CD from CDBaby.com.

Steve Kresch

MLP newcomer Steve Kresch performed his new show, Lips Together, Teeth Apart, at The Duplex in December. Steve teamed up with music director Gerry Dieffenbach and director Helen Baldassare. You can find out more by clicking here.

Jan Constantine and Sue Elicks

Jan Constantine and Susan Elicks presented an extended engagement for their show, Better Days. The show was developed with director Gerry Geddes and music director Rick Hip-Flores. The two additional dates were presented at The Music Box at Broadway Baby Bistro.

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Nancy Stearns

Nancy Stearns returned to Don't Tell Mama with her show entitled With Rhyme, But For No Particular Reason. Nancy worked with three of the best in the business: music director Gregory Toroian, director Helen Baldassare and bassist David Finck and presented the show in the spring. This fall, Nancy brought the show back for a one-night-only benefit performance.

In 2006, Nancy released two fine CDs, and this year, she's added a third. They're all available now at CDBaby.com.

Nancy has a new web site currenty under development, You can take a peek or send Nancy a note by clicking here.

Esther Beckman

2007 MAC Award Winner Esther Beckman performed at Iridium in October. Esther worked with Barry Levitt, himself a 2007 MAC Award Winner for Jazz Duo or Group. That should tell you something of the company Esther is keeping these days, and it hints at the new directino she had in mind for this set. For more complete details, click here.

Marcia Sander

Marcia Sander returned with her brand new show, Between Men. Marcia developed the show with director Helen Baldassre, and performed with music director Wells Hanley. While the team of talent is the same as it was for Marcia's debut show in 2004, the venue changed. This time, Marcia and company were found at The Duplex.

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Moira Danis

Moira Danis presented a show called Beautiful Sounds, inspired by a televised biography of the legendary singer, songwriter and actress Petula Clark. Moira worked with director Gerry Geddes and music director Wells Hanley to craft a presentation described as "... in no way a recreation or 'impression' of Ms. Clark, but rather a celebration of her work." And it was a big hit with audiences.  Moira presented the show at another venue -- The Duplex, and Moira has plans for additional performance dates. We don't have those details yet, so stay tuned. Visit www.MoiraDanis.com for more information.

Moria's debut CD, I Wish is available at CDBaby.com.

Sheryl Spanier

Sheryl Spanier has the performing bug: After presenting her debut solo show Possibilities at The Encore back in September of 2005, she returned with an encore performance in December. In 2006, she presented a new show, entitled No Regrets, and booked an encore performance of that show as well. Sheryl continues to work with the great music director and pianist Paul Greenwood and the equally great director Helen Baldassare. Click here for details.

Monday In The Dark With George

Popular demand led to the return of one of the best bits of cabaret we've ever seen. Featuring the music and lyrics of George Winters, Monday In The Dark With George featured George and his cohorts: Helen Baldassare, Jay Rogers and music director Bobby Peaco. And now, director Gerry Geddes has passed along a bit of great news: the five-night engagement just wasn't enough. The show will return again in the near future. We'll keep you posted. The return of this 1993 MAC- and Bistro Award-winning musical review is not to be missed.

Caren Fleit

Caren Fleit celebrated life -- and its significant milestones -- in a new show, appropriately titled Celebration! Directed by Helen Baldassare, Caren was accompanied by musical director Gregory Toroian on piano and Ritt Henn on bass.

The show was presented at The Duplex. Click here for details.

Deanna Monaco

Deanna Monaco presented her new show, Come Summer at Don't Tell Mama in June. The show was developed with with music director Paul Greenwood and director Helen Baldassare.

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Victor Neufeld

Victor Neufeld returned to Don't Tell Mama in June 2007 with music director Tedd Firth on piano, Saadi Zain on bass and Peter Grant on drums. The new show was called, logically enough, Victor's New Show.

Click here to see Victor's flyer.

Eileen Fulton

Eileen Fulton continues to do double duty. While continuing in her long-running role on As The World Turns on CBS, she has presented a show at Feinstein's at The Regency.

Eileen was joined once again on stage by her longtime music director Bob Goldstone and his trio. Click here to visit her website for all the details.

Pirooz Aghssa

Pirooz Aghssa lived in his native Iran until his senior year in high school, when he moved to the U.S. with his family. In his debut solo show, Songs My Mother Never Taught Me, Pirooz explored the Great American Songbook from the perspective of someone who came to know the material later in life.

Directed by Helen Baldassare and accompanied by music director Gregory Toroian, Pirooz presented one show only at Upstairs at Rose's Turn. Click here for details.

Simone Schloss

Simone Schloss presented a brand new show in March at Upstairs at Rose's Turn. Simone developed My Best Girl: A Birthday Tribute to My Mother, Lilly with music director Gregory Toroian and director Helen Baldassare. Click here for details.

Simone was the subject of an article entitled "County Lines: Suburban Mom Is Following Her Inner Muse" by Joseph Berger of The New York Times [Free registration required]

Jean and Rebecca Schrag: Mother and Child Reunion

Jean Schrag and her daughter, Rebecca, always shared a love of singing.   And after taking a number of vocal classes together, they “took the plunge” and put on a show.

Their Mother and Child Reunion debuted in January at The Duplex. They were ably assisted by talented newcomer Broc Hempel at the piano, and directed by Gerry Geddes. Jean and Rebecca fashioned a show that reflects their wide-ranging musical tastes, with songs by Kander & Ebb, Laura Nyro, Cy Coleman, Aimee Mann, Joni Mitchell, Irving Berlin, and many others.

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Gerry Geddes Presents

Almost everyone knows that Gerry Geddes directs . . . he's responsible for award-winning cabaret acts and revues, mostly. But his secret desire to add the title "impressario" to his résumé was fulfilled with Gerry Geddes Presents! -- the title of a one-time-only massing of five gifted singers Gerry brought to Danny's Skylight Room early in December, as that venerable music began its "Last Hurrah" series of performances before shutting its doors. It was quite a night. Click here for details.

Leslie Louis

It's been a pleasant journey for Leslie Louis, all the way from the classroom to the cabaret. His new show Leslie'sTurn@Rose'sTurn was his first solo show, making this a major milestone along the way.

Leslie worked with music director Gregory Toroian and director Helen Baldassare and performed at Upstairs at Rose's Turn in December.

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Marty Geiger

After a sold-out run in September, Marty Geiger returned to Danny's Skylight Room for an extended engagement of his show, Making It Fit. He put the show together with a couple cabaret veterans: director Lina Koutrakos and music director Paul Greenwood.

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Thomas Honeck: Benefit at The Duplex

Thomas Honeck returned, once again, to the stage of The Duplex with a show called Dreaming Wide Awake. As with Thomas' previous appearances at the club (where he is now the manager, by the way!), this show served to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDFR) and National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS). Thomas and company raised over $7,500 from previous performances. 


Visit www.thomashoneck.com for more information.

Susan Elicks and Emily Roberts

Susan Elicks returned to the stage in October, this time performing at The Duplex with her sister Emily Roberts. The pair worked with director Gerry Geddes to put together their new show The Circle Game. Music director Gerry Dieffenbach accompanied them, and there was a special guest, too: Susan's daughter Meaghan.

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Frank Fontana

Frank Fontana appeared again at the Iridium Jazz Club, which has been named "New York's Best Jazz Club" by New York Magazine. It was his third time at the club this year: After sitting in at jazz pianist Barry Levitt's Sunday Jazz Workshop & Brunch, and then being invited to join in a benefit for the lovely and venerable Pennsylvania cabaret Odette's, this time Frank stepped up to the microphone in his first solo engagement at the club. It was a one-night-only gig, part of a week-long series of vocal jazz performances produced by MLP regular Sue Matsuki and by Iridium manager Scott Barbarino. Frank was joined by his friends and music partners Wells Hanley (piano) and Eivind Opsvik (bass) and a good time was had by all. 
 
Heard that night: Let's Go And Live In The Country and You Must Believe In Spring -- two songs from Frank's upcoming CD, Natural Jazz Live, which is due out in December. Would you like to be alerted to its release? Join our mailing list.

Ken Greves

Ken Greves appeared at Danny's Skylight Room in October, once again presenting his musical tribute to the great Harold Arlen -- Last Night When We Were Young: Aspects of Arlen. He had booked only a single date for the show when it debuted earlier this year, and he nearly sold out the room. So, of course, he was asked back. 
 
Ken worked with director Gerry Geddes, and shared the stage with The Tedd Firth Quartet. Click here for details.

Nancy Stearns

Nancy Stearns performed at Don't Tell Mama in April in her show entitled Sing Me A Song With Social Significance . . . Or Not. As usual, it was a show chock full of terrific music -- a great assortment of tunes, all true to the show's title. Also as usual, Nancy worked with two of the best in the business: music director Gregory Toroian and director Helen Baldassare. In October, Nancy brought the show back for a one-night-only engagement to benefit The Charles Horman Truth Project.
 
And now, Sing Me A Song With Social Significance . . . has been turned into Nancy's debut CD, soon to be available for purchase.

You can find out more about Nancy's upcoming October engagement by clicking here.

Maria Tessinari

"Finally!" That's what Maria Tessinari said about making her solo debut at Don't Tell Mama. That's also what she named her new show -- Finally! Maria worked with director Helen Baldassare and music director Paul Greenwood, two of the best in the business.

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Jan Constantine and Susan Elicks

Jan Constantine and Susan Elicks returned to Danny's Skylight Room in August with encore presentations of their show Ready To Begin Again, which the duo prepared with the assistance of director Gerry Geddes and music director Rick Hip-Flores.

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Lynn DiMenna

Lynn DiMenna presented DiMenna Sings Dinah -- a one-night-only engagement at the Darien Arts Center. Lynn worked once again with music director and pianist Paul Greenwood, and was joined on stage by Rick Petrone on bass and Joe Corsello on drums.

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Jerry Laird

Jerry Laird returned to Don't Tell Mama for his "annual farewell appearance." This year the show was called You Are My Lucky Star.  Jerry shared the stage with Paul Chamlin on piano, and the show also featured Special Guest Stars Ivan Farkas and Jason Ellis.

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Charles Cochran

Our good friend Charles Cochran is a singer and pianist who entertained New York audiences for decades, back in the day, and has now relocated to a cozy "retirement" in Florida. But, from time to time, he still likes to take to the stage, presenting great songs (most from what's known as the Great American Songbook) sung and played with style and spirit. His last couple of engagements at Danny's were pure delight, and we simply can't recommend him highly enough to you. Truly, Charlie's one of the best.

Please click here to learn more about Charles Cochran and his one-month engagement at Danny's, and to peruse an article published in the Palm Beach Post. And know that Charlie's now released a new CD entitled "Charles Cochran -- Live in New York."

Renee Toroian

Last seen during the 2003 holiday season, Renée Toroian returned to the stage this spring, performing once again with music director (and now her husband!) Gregory Toroian. Her new show All In The Game was presented at The Hideaway Room at Helen's. Renée prepared the show with director Gerry Geddes.

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Diane McCulloh

Diane McCulloh reprised her show, Moments in Time for one performance at The Hideaway Room at Helen's. The show was originally presented last fall, and was prepared with music director Tedd Firth. Tedd returned for these dates, as did Chuck Sastre on bass and Peter Grant on drums. Diane also worked with the assistance of creative consultant Thomas Mills.

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Jackie Draper

Shortly after New Yorkers experienced a record-breaking snowfall, and with winter seeming to just drag on . . . Jackie Draper did her best to let us know that spring was just 'round the corner. She presented her newest cabaret offering entitled Believe In Spring at Danny's Skylight Room, ably assisted by music director Gregory Toroian and director Helen Baldassare.

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Eivind Opsvik

Eivind Opsvik has become a familiar name on the MLP site through his work as bass player with many of our featured performers. And yet we'd guess far fewer of our readers have seen him perform in a pure jazz mode. Eivind has released two fantastic CDs of his own compositions, Overseas and Overseas II, and is constantly touring, playing his innovative music on stages all over the world.

Eivind is often found performing in and around the city. If you haven't seen him on stage with his jazz group, trust us: get there!

Click here to visit Eivind's website for details .

Bobbe Norris and Larry Dunlap

Here are our west coast friends Bobbe Norris and Larry Dunlap and here are some details about  one of their rare New York City appearances. We're always excited to welcome them back to town.

Ruth Carlin

Ruth Carlin presented her show Ruth Carlin Sings at Danny's Skylight Room in November of 2005. Ruth worked with director Joe Brancato to prepare the show, and shared the stage with music director Paul Greenwood on piano and Scott Lee on bass.

Due to her initial success, Ruth was asked to return for an additional date in January, 2006. Click here for complete information.

Benefit for Hurricane Relief

Helen Baldassare and The Cabaret Performance Workshop sponsored a performance to benefit the hurricane relief efforts of Habitat For Humanity. Held in mid-November of 2005, the show featured performances by students and faculty members of the Workshop, with a few special friends added for good measure. Click here for a complete list of performers.

This special fund-raising event was very successful, sending over $1,800 to assist the folks hit hardest by Katrina.

Patricia Geraghty

Patricia Geraghty presented a brand new show called "A girl walks into a bar..." at The Encore in October of 2005. The show, Patricia's solo debut, was crafted with director Helen Baldassare and music director Paul Greenwood. Fine company, indeed.

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Alison Layton

Alison Layton performed at Don't Tell Mama in October with her new show called Autumn Girl Soup: Remembering Kirsty MacColl. Alison developed the show with director Helen Baldassare and shared the stage with music director Gregory Toroian.

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Susan Neuffer

In September of 2005, Susan Neuffer returned to (appropriately enough) the Encore with a second set of encore performances of her show Instant Karma. She worked with music director Gerry Dieffenbach and director Lennie Watts to prepare the show.

Click here to view Susan's invitation.

Moira Danis

Moira Danis brought her new show I Wish It So to Danny's Skylight Room Cabaret, and it seems she made quite an impression. Music enthusiast Gregg Culling wrote: "[Moira] is a classically trained lyric soprano who has developed into a fine jazz influenced singer who can break your heart, make you laugh and move you in an emotionally filled program. . . . Danis has chosen an exquisite collection of songs that display her new found direction in singing, incorporating her classical training, her excellent sense of rhythm, and her unbridled enthusiasm for singing."

Visit www.MoiraDanis.com for more information.

Alexa Levitt

Alexa Levitt made her first appearance here at Manhattan Live Performance when she brought her debut cabaret act to Don't Tell Mama. She returned to the cabaret stage with an engagement at The Duplex in Greenwich Village, then worked out of town in a theatre in West Virginia.

In April of 2005, Alexa returned to NYC and presented a new show at Upstairs at Rose's Turn.

Click here to see Alexa's promotional card.

Patti Wicks

She's been called “. . . an uncommonly gifted jazz pianist . . ." and " . . . a real jazz singer . . ." She's Patti Wicks, and we were pleased and proud to welcome her to Manhattan Live Performance in 2005.

How great is Patti Wicks? Carol Sloane says, “ . . . [she's] my kind of singer . . . " We have a special place in our hearts for Patti. She lives and works in Florida, and we're always excited when she pays a visit to NYC, as she did recently when she appeared at The Metropolitan Room.

Patti also played The Jazz Standard in 2005, and here is some information about that date. Have a look at Patti's web site and get yourself a copy of one of her wonderful CDs.

Peter Yawitz

Peter Yawitz won a Nightlife Award and a Bistro Award for his show A New Man, which he presented at Don't Tell Mama. He was also a nominee for a 2005 MAC Award.

Peter presented the show a few more times in April of 2005, this time at The Hideaway Room at Helen's.

Click here to visit Peter's web site.

Alexa Levitt

G’DAY CABARET: IN the spring of 2005, we were delighted to be in the audience at Don't Tell Mama to experience a bit of international cabaret. In My Blue Angel: Marlene Dietrich, Australian singer Catherine Campbell portrayed both a fan of the great Dietrich, and Dietrich herself.

With a blend of classic Dietrich numbers and contemporary cabaret tunes, this quietly winning show was a hit at the 2004 Adelaide Cabaret Festival, and we certainly saw why. This Don't Tell Mama engagement was a brief one and, sadly, Catherine and company were quickly home to Australia, preparing a nationwide tour of the show. We'll be on the watch for any new offerings from this creative team, and when they return to NYC, you can be sure we'll let you know.

Here’s a bit more info.

SueMatsuki

Sue Matsuki performed at Don't Tell Mama in February of 2005 in a show called Six Degrees From Richard Skipper. Then, she went out on the road for a while.

Sue's always busy, always working, always connected to the heartbeat of New York City entertainment. Pay a visit to her Website to get all the information on her comings and goings: SueMatsuki.com.

Miranda Music

Kitty Skrobela, CEO of Miranda Music, sent us word about a one-night event, Gay Valentine Music Celebration -- a benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The show was held at The Town Hall, and featured The Canticum Novum Singers, Ambassador Mens Chorus, Paul Taylor Dance Company, Gay Gotham Chorus, John Wesley Wright, Jeanne MacDonald, David Del Tredici, Michael Ferreri, John Bucchino, Karen Oberlin, Chris Trakas and Ron Price.

Kitty's a longtime friend of ours, and we encourage you to visit www.mirandamusic.com.

Dolores MacKay

Dolores MacKay debuted her new show Something Good at Upstairs at Rose's Turn. Dolores crafted the show with veteran director Gerry Geddes. Music director/pianist Wells Hanley joined her on stage, and Elias Bailey was on bass. The show was a delight. Shortly thereafter, Dolores relocated to her native Boston, and we look forward to the day whe she comes back to pay a visit.

Click here for full information.

 

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