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MASTER CLASS COACHES & Musical Directors


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BACARI burst into the entertainment scene in the 1970's with an appearance on the Dinah Shore television show that brought her the longest studio applause in TV history for a singing performance!

After years in the industry Bacari, who resides in Rhode Island, became a sought-after vocal coach. One of her most famous clients is Oscar and Tony Award winner LIZA MINNELLI. She worked with Liza for over a decade and helped bring her voice back after her stroke.

This year Angela will be leading a Celebrity Master Class on Tuesday, June 21 (9am-1pm). Students will prepare a song to perform at the Sunday brunch "BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S"

Class size is limited to ten students. Registration is available for this class on our tickets page.

David Rhodes

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Rhodes recently returned from London UK where he set the audiences on fire with his original show " Rhodes Less Traveled". Last season Rhodes led an intimate and riviting Workshops at CabaretFest. He works to define the emotions behind sining a song. This year David will continue exploring the "reasons why" we select our material and delve into our 'behind the scenes" emotions before performing our material. A must do Master Class.  Sign up for his Workshop by registering for the Master Class Pass today. 

Patrica Fitzpatrick

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Fitzpatrick is know within the cabaret community for her strong 'patter". A story teller who is masterful at meldding songs together with witty, warm and sometimes tear producing stories, critics have praised her as "one of the best story tellers in the industry". In her Workshop she will share her secrets for building a shows theme and adding that much needed "patter". She has been nominated twice for a MAC Award, and her recent show " Memories of the Playboy Club" is nominated by Broadway World Magazine for Best New Cabaret Show 2022.



Myer is the Booking Manager of the iconic DON'T TELL MAMA, New York City's famous cabaret and piano bar. An award-winning performer and TV commercial spokesperson, Sidney has spent his illustrious career as a sought-after mentor to hundreds of cabaret performers. 

He has been with the festival as a Lifetime Achievement Award recipient (2020), headline performer and Master Class coach for over three years. In 2021, Myer's one man show SOLD OUT at the festival and he received three standing ovations. 

We are thrilled to have Sidney back with us this season!



Karen is one of the most sought-after Master Coaches in the industry. And this year's Lifetime Achievement recipient. A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be coached by Broadway's Karen Mason. She will delve into the melody/lyrics and together you will unfold the original presentations of your song.  


Candidates of all three Master Classes will perform , at the Sunday Brunch "Breakfast at Tiffany's"  show, June 26 at the Crown & Anchor Paramount Room

We welcome Tracy back for her second year at the festival. Pianist/Music Director/Arranger/Bandleader/Singer-Songwriter, Tracy is an 11-Time MAC Award winner, in the categories of Music Director, Piano Entertainer, and Song of the Year.  She is also a Bistro Award winner for Music Direction and has won Cabaret Hotline’s Songwriter of the Year Award.

Tracy has worked with Sarah Dash (Labelle), Lesley Gore, Phoebe Snow, Karen Black, Nona Hendryx (Labelle), Randy Jones (Village People), Barb Jungr, Brenda Braxton, Justin Sayre, Eric Millegan (Bones), Tonya Pinkins, Nathan Lee Graham, and hundreds of other rock, jazz, and Broadway vocalists.  She stays busy creating and music directing 75-100 different shows per year, in addition to her ongoing work as music director for the Eugene O’Neill Cabaret Conference for the past 9 years.Her 3rd CD of original music, Shades of Beautiful, was recently released. 




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We welcome back, Boston's own, Tom La Mark. Tom is a legendary composer, band leader, accompanist and all-around great guy! He has worked with them all. Tom rejoins us this year as Musical Director for many of our Spotlight and Solo Show performers. A regular at Club Cafe in Boston, he can also be heard at Sculler's Jazz Club, concert halls and recently at Bull Run, Shirley MA with Carol O'Shauneshey in her Rat Pack Show

Fr. Jeffrey L Hamblin

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CabaretFest 2023 is all about performance education and continuing the art form of cabaret. Thanks to Fr Jeff for offering scholarships every year to allow deserving candidate students to study at the festival. To date he has sponsored over 20 students!

Hoosier born and bread, New Yorker for many years and now residing in Sarasota, Florida, Fr Jeff has had a love of music since childhood. Being an educator, clergyman and physician he sees daily how music is able to touch the human core.

Cabaret is an intimate form that, through music and storytelling, touches and enlivens the performer and audience. The scholarships are awarded to help perpetuate this art form and allow the students to polish their skills and receive input from Cabaret professionals.

The Father Jeffery Hamblin Scholarship program will be sponsoring three 'stars of tomorrow' this year. 

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