Savor the spotlight and learn the fundamentals of cabaret, including choosing the right material, song interpretation, microphone technique and stage presence.

The workshop culminates with a performance at a New York City cabaret. Thirteen sessions include a technical rehearsal and performance.

Class size is limited. Call 212.415.5580 to schedule a required audition on Mon, Feb 2.

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  • Exploring Cabaret (Beg/Int)

    First Session: Mon, Jun 15, 2015, 7 pm - 9 pm

    Instructor: Norma Curley  show bio

    Norma Jeanne's career highlights consist of touring with Deborah Kerr in a play, "The Last Of Mrs. Cheney", and with John Raitt in three summer stock musical comedies (including "The Pajama Game"). Norma understudied two roles in "The Club", directed by Tommy Tune.

    She also became musical director for the final two year Off Broadway run of "Nunsense". She has musical directed in regional and summer stock theatre, enjoying ten years at the historic Depot Theatre in Westport, New York. Children's theatre includes musical directing several shows for Theatreworks USA during the 1980's. Summer of 2007, she was a member of the Art Of Cabaret workshop faculty at Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

    Presently, Norma is happy to be a member of the Musical Theatre faculty at AMDA (The American Musical and Dramatic Ac...for full instructor biography and other classes taught by this instructor, click here

    Instructor: Collette Black  show bio

    Collette Black, class instructor for Exploring Cabaret, has received awards and citations for excellence in various fields of cabaret including The Manhattan Association of Cabaret's Mac Award, The Nightlife Award and Backstage Bistro Award. Her Off-Broadway directing credits include Take It Easy at The Judith Anderson Theatre, What in the World? The Newsical Revue at The John Houseman Theatre and Our Life & Times at Caroline's on Broadway. Her work has been featured on Entertainment Tonight and Fox TV News. Collette serves as artistic director for Upstairs at Rose's Turn in Greenwich Village.

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    Instructor: Mary Feinsinger  show bio

    Mary Feinsinger has music directed many shows in New York and regional theatres. She has won many awards for her compositions—including a 2009 Jackie White Memorial Award, and a 2007 National Children's Theatre Competition Award. As co-founder, vocalist and keyboard artist of the West End Klezmorim, she performed at Carnegie Hall, The White House, Lincoln Center, Symphony Space and St. Peter's Jazz Church. The New York Times called her "the world's greatest Yiddish scat singer." A composer/lyricist in the BMI Lehman Engel Advanced Musical Theatre Workshop, she has had productions of her musical Understood Betsy all over the country.

    Born in New York City, she is a graduate of Barnard College, and has a Master's Degree in voice from The Juilliard School. A member of the Extension Division voice faculty at the Mannes Colle...for full instructor biography and other classes taught by this instructor, click here

    Day(s): Monday

    Sessions: 9

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    Location: Lexington Avenue at 92nd St

    Room: S297, 2nd Fl, S Bldg

    Price: from $400.00

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