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LOS ANGELES - SOUTHERN
CALIFORNIA AREA SHOWS
Dinner reservations: DOORS OPEN 5:30pm. SHOW STARTS 7:00pm!
Reservations have already started coming in, and are highly recommended.
Sterling's at The Federal
5303 Lankershim Blvd.,
North Hollywood, CA 91601
Adjacent to the El Portal Theatre.
For information & tickets go to:
BROWN PAPER TICKETS
or call 24/7 to: 818-754-8700
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Robyn Spangler Orchestra Reel
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Moss Theatre at New Roads School
3131 Olympic Blvd.,
Santa Monica, CA 90404
FOR MUSICAL THEATRE WEST WEB SITE & TICKET INFO
PERFORMANCES ARE AT
CARPENTER PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
6200 E. ATHERTON STREET
WHAT'S LORI DONATO UP TO?
Contact Lori about private coaching,
workshops, & private party appearances.
2nd & 3rd SUNDAYS OF THE MONTH
LIVE JAM BAND - from 4 to 8 PM
OIL CAN HARRY'S - 11502 VENTURA BLVD.STUDIO CITY, CA. 91604
SHOWS IN THE
PALM SPRINGS AREA
The Excitement Machine is back ...
Monday July 13th
5pm - 7pm
At the Ventana Room
Mountain View Clubhouse
Sun City Palm Desert
38180 Del Webb Blvd
Palm Desert CA 92211
with Jeff Lantz on keyboards
Caution: SILLS KILLS !!!!
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JOEL IS ALSO EVERY THURSDAY FROM
6:30 PM TILL CLOSING AT WALLY'S DESERT TURTLE
IN RANCHO MIRAGE
THEATERS, THEATER COMPANIES,
PLAYS IN THE DESERT
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CONGRATULATIONS TO BRIANNA FINNELL
FOR WINNING THIS YEAR'S OPEN CALL.
BRIANNA IS A SEMI-REGULAR SINGER AT
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2015-16 Season Just Announced - Save These Dates!
Opening Night Benefit Concert
Norm Lewis & Laura Osnes
Saturday, November 14, 2015, 6 p.m.
Performance Series - Saturdays at 8 PM:
Maureen McGovern- December 12
Marilyn Maye - January 16
Christine Andreas - February 20
Jane Monheit - March 19
Jarrod Spector & Kelli Barrett - April 9
Cabaret 88 Series - Note: 2 nights this season
Tuesdays and Wednesdays - 6 PM reception - 7 PM performance:
Todd Murray - December 8-9
Julia Murney - January 12-13
Karen Mason - February 9-10
Klea Blackhurst - March 15-16
Jake Simpson - April 5-6
Call 760-325-4490 for more information and tickets.
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2015 - 2016 SEASON TICKETS NOW ON SALE
INDIO PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
45-175 FARGO STREET
INDIO, CA. 92201
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SEASON TICKETS NOW ON SALE FOR 2015 - 201
OUT OF TOWN SHOWS:
SAN FRANCISCO, SAN DIEGO,
SEATTLE, CHICAGO, NEW YORK
.... AND POINTS BEYOND!
ARE YOU GOING TO BE IN SAN DIEGO?
SHER KRIEGER EVENTS SAYS CHECK OUT
THERE ARE LOTS OF GREAT SHOWS AND PERFORMERS
COMING IN 2015 - CHECK THEM OUT BY
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Robyn Spangler singing
Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered
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THERE'S A NEW PALM SPRINGS AREA
CLICK ON THE LATEST COPY FOR THE LINK TO THE ON LINE WEB SITE THEN GO TO REGIONAL NEWS TO READ MY COLUMN OR JUST COME TO ONE OF OUR OPEN MICS AND PICK UP A COPY, OR AT PURPLE ROOM, TROPICALE, AZUL, THREESIXTY NORTH, & AJ'S ON THE GREEN.
Friends of Musical Theater Lunch Club
Carole Linn - contact
NEXT LUNCHEON IS SATURDAY, JULY 11th
or email Carole and get on the email list.
You can order off the menu - no minimum charges.
The group has no dues or rules - just stimulating conversation about
current and past shows, and a chance to interact with others in the
Broadway and Cabaret worlds.
Bring any questions and /or challenges you might have -
for the group to discuss.
Be sure to bring any flyers you have for upcoming shows and give
us a short pitch if you like!!!
Open to all - performers, composers, directors, producers, choreographers, agents, managers, etc.
We will probably start attending shows together and find ways to
support musical theater causes.
You can participate in any way you choose.
Hope to see you soon you at the next luncheon,
Carole Linn - email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 626-963-7700
CABARET GROUPS TO JOIN:
LA CABARET YAHOO GROUP - with 175 members, it's an LA BASED link to other cabaret minded people. It's a great way
to promote your shows and share ideas. JOIN HERE:
STU HAMSTRA'S "Cabaret Hot Line On Line" - With a subscriber list of over 2500 & memberships starting at $20 for a Silver Membership which includes the weekly e-newsletter, a link to your website, free gig postings, show discounts, & so much more. Go to STU HAMSTRA'S
CABARET HOT LINE ON LINE at:
CABARET WEST - This Southern California group is the best source for all your cabaret needs. The $25 annual membership gets you a monthly newsletter, 2 for 1 discounts on many shows, a link to their website, a place to advertise your shows for free, audition notices and much more. Go to:
CABARET SINGERS GROUP: with 532 members nationwide, it is a must for all cabaret singers and their fans. Go to:
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WATCH THE LATEST EPISODE & PAST EPISODES WITH SOME
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Law and Order: SVU,
Up All Night,
The Today Show,
Saturday Night Live (SNL),
The Biggest Loser,
and Jimmy Fallon
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We have an exciting line up this season
so you will want to see as many shows as they can.
RECIPE OF THE WEEK
SUMMER TIME BERRY BARS
While there still in season and cheap.
1 pouch Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix
1 cup cold butter, cut into cubes
1 pint blueberries
1 pint raspberries
1 cup blackberries
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 cup powdered sugar
2 to 3 tablespoons milk
Heat oven to 350°F. Line 9-inch square pan with cooking parchment paper.
In medium bowl, place cookie mix. Cut in butter with pastry blender or two knives until mixture is size of small peas. Add egg; mix until combined. Dough will be very crumbly. Press half of the mixture into pan.
In separate bowl, toss blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, granulated sugar and cornstarch. Spread on top of sugar cookie mixture. Crumble remaining dough on top of fruit mixture.
Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until topping is golden and fruit filling is bubbly. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
In small bowl, beat Icing ingredients with whisk, adding just enough milk to make a thick but pourable glaze. Drizzle over cooled bars. Let stand 20 minutes before cutting. Cut into 4 rows by 4 rows.
A classic clip of a classic star, BETTY HUTTON on
WHAT'S MY LINE in 1958 when she made a comeback
doing a nightclub act in New York City at Cafe De Paris
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Whether you are a seasoned singer from professional to amateur, or a bare beginner, just like with a regular physical boot camp where all levels are welcome, with my upcoming intensive, you will improve your vocal endurance, breath consistency and agility and find your true voice, or greatly expand the voice you already have.|
Students have experienced profound transformations from these workshops.
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Without a doubt I've learned more from Doug than I did with my previous instructors. He is meticulous in his instruction, and at the same time very clear about the how and the why of his technique. My singing has improved at a rapid pace, and it's undoubtedly due to Doug's knowledge, patience, and dedication to teaching. I would advise anyone, at any level, to work with Doug!"
In these 3 week, once a week, 2 ½ hour long sessions you will
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Three Mondays in a row, August 4, 11, 18 from 6:30-9 PM
Step By Step Dance Studio
316 N Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Fee: $120 paid in advance (deadline July 15)
$150 at the door
Send payment to:
27859 San Sebastian Ct
Cathedral City, CA 92234
Bring a yoga mat or towel, baby weights (or something similar, heavy books are fine) and water.
Recording devices allowed.
Food will be provided during the break
PERFORMERS NEEDED FOR
PALM SPRINGS PRIDE CABARET SHOW
GREETINGS FROM BELLA DA BALL:
Hope you are having a great year. Hard to believe it is almost July.
The Greater Palm Springs Pride is only months away. The Festival and the Parade will both be held downtown Palm Springs again this year. And, the festival will be a FREE admission event again!
Touching base with you about your interest in performing at Greater Palm Springs Pride on the Cabaret Stage. It will be located somewhere on or near Palm Canyon (layout plans still being finalized).
The Greater Palm Springs Pride dates are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, November 6-7-8.
Festival hours tentatively will be Saturday, November 7, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, November 8, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The parade on Sunday will start further north on Palm Canyon and end near Amado and the Hyatt. This will also be one of the main entrances to the Festival.
Please let everyone you know what the days are for this year's festival and parade and that it will be a free event!
Now, onto specifics about possibly performing at Palm Springs Pride. Please review and answer and email back to me. Please feel free to forward this to other potential entertainers. All responses are subject to review and consideration. Thank you!
1. Please let me know if you are interested in appearing at the Greater Palm Springs Pride. If so, continue onto the following questions:
2. Do you have a preference of Saturday or Sunday?
3. If time is available both days, would you like to appear both days?
4. Do you have a preference of approximate appearance time?
No guarantees on exact time.
5.Will you bring CD's with your songs? Or will you have musical equipment? (keyboard, guitar, band). If equipment, you provide and set-up must be quick and easy.
6. All song content, stage attire, stage presence should be G-rated as this is an outside event, open to all ages, open to public. Musical numbers should be under four minutes each.
7. Only one person back-stage (if needed) per entertainer as quick dresser. Non-entertainers do NOT remain back stage.
8. No smoking at any time on stage or dressing room.
9. All CD's must be presented to DJ/sound and/or cabaret manager a minimum of 45 minutes before your stage time. Please allow time for parking, walking, etc.
10. All schedules are approximate and performers need to be flexible if they are requested on stage prior to their planned start time or if coordinator deems a later start necessary.
11. Entertainers may sell their CD's/souvenirs on the side table.
12. Length of performance time is subject to review and set-up by cabaret coordinator and pride committee. Stage time is subject to number of performers, type of music, etc. Vocalists may be 5-25 minutes, with possible break? Drag personalities may be 1-4 numbers with breaks between songs for changes if they wish. If you have a minimum or maximum you wish, please advise and that will be taken into consideration.
13. The cabaret is a drama-free zone. Anyone not abiding by coordinator's, committee's, security's rules and regulations may be asked to leave.
14. Do you wish to have a photo of you in pride program? If so, a high resolution photo is requested and should be sent at a later time when requested. Please do not send photos at this time.
15. Appearances/performances are volunteer, no compensation. Tips are yours to keep.
16. Entertainers should not be under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Pride reserves the right to not have an entertainer perform if it appears they are under the influence.
17. Please respond either way as soon as possible. Please include your cell phone number, best email address, Facebook page.
18. In order to be included in the pride program and promotional materials, a response is needed asap. A faster response is very much appreciated.
As in previous years, the line up can fill up quickly so do not wait until the last minute as all submissions must be reviewed by the committee, program scheduled, press and publicity sent out, and programs printed. Those interested in performing at Palm Springs Pride, please contact: Bella da Ball by email at:
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