Yes, we may had a short show, but we did indeed survive The Rapture…well, at least, we were not taken. We were left behind and luckily, it’s still pretty cool down here. AND we’ll be back at the Indian Road Cafe June 16th!
The short show was fun, and you can’t have a better reason for a short show than people working like regular Arianna Armon (doing The Death of Don Juan at Theatre For The New City), and Jennifer Wren (doing Providence: A Musical Comedy) among others. And while the crowd was small, they were a happy crowd and nearly all sang with me on my “Alex learns a pop song!” choice: REM’s It’s The End Of The World As We Know It.
Rich even had stuff going on but luckily not that night. His night was Saturday. The Manhattan Choral Ensemble, which specializes in unaccompanied work, commissioned new work with the theme of the city, preferably New York. Rich was one of three composers whose work was chosen. That night the chorus performed the three pieces and then asked the audience the vote on which of the three they wanted to hear again. Rich’s piece – titled Coney Island with text from Sarah Teasdale’s eponymous poem – was the winner. It is a beautiful piece and we were so happy and proud that his work was recognized as such. The evening was recorded and hopefully, we should be able to post the piece soon(!)
In the meantime, June will be bustin’ out all over soon so come on UP and join us June 16th at the Indian Road Cafe!
May 19th we will be back at the Indian Road Cafe way-the-hell-uptown at 7pm.
We had a great show back in April with Jaye Maynard trying out material from her new cabaret show “Bird In the Blossom” sharing her love of the work of Blossom Dearie, Jonathan Larsen Award Winner (and newly engaged!) composer Josh Cohen playing us some music that you can hear at his shows happening at The Laurie Beechman, and Arianna Armon positively SHOCKED me singing a song from the 70′s Cinderella movie musical The Slipper and The Rose. I truly thought I was one of the only people in the world who remembered this Richard Chamberlain vehicle. Is it any good? I would probably question my judgement if I saw it now. In fact, it would probably be a candidate for my friend’s Bad Beer, Bad Movie party, but dude, when I was 7, and fell in love with Richard Chamberlain (taking a break from my crush on Luke Skywalker) I did. not. care. So rock on, Arianna. (By the way. not only is Arianna in Death of Don Juan, but she is a finalist for Broadway’s Next Big Star, so give her a vote!)
We also had some newcomers (yay!) showing off their stuff and you can, too so come on UP and join us!
It is a fun, safe environment and, should you need to drink a little courage, you cannot go wrong with the ridiculous beer selection and fab cocktails offered at the Indian Road Cafe…and then you can treat yourself with their fab food after you have successfully done your thang.
And on the 20th, you can laugh it all off way-the-hell-DOWNtown at No Name and A Bag O’ Chips and see me play drums – mediocrely – as part of the house band The Summer Replacements.
Come on UP!
Welcome all! Yes, FINALLY The Uptown Cabaret has a blog! Woo Hoo! Come here to find out about our shows, music theatre events – including those of guests! – and, of course, our other No Name events.
In the meantime, feel free to drop on by No Name Presents: The Uptown Cabaret May 19th (tra-laaa, it’s May!) at The Indian Road Cafe.