MASTER CLASS COACHES & ACCOMPANISTS

ANGELA BACARI

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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.

SIDNEY MYER

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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 MASON

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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

MICHAEL McASSEY

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McAssey is a 4 time MAC and BISTRO Award winning entertainer recently heralded by BROADWAY WORLD as “The clown prince of New York cabaret!”  He is a much sought-after music director, coach and accompanist for cabaret shows in NYC and around the country. He is a current MAC Board Member and  web designer (you're looking at his work now!) He also designs flyers and posters for cabaret shows and theatre.
 

As a music director and conductor for numerous Broadway National Tours (AVENUE Q, TITANIC, PRISCILLA) and Regional theatre, “Mac” has been busy in between shows as a Vocal Coach at PACE University, NYU, NY Film Academy, The College Audition Conservatory and for the last three seasons here at CabaretFest.

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TRACY STARK

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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. 

MASTER CLASS SCHOLARSHIPS
Fr. Jeffrey L Hamblin

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CabaretFest 2022 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 sholarships 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. 

                     Masterclass Pass 2022 - SOLD OUT!
This year we have invited three Master Class tutors to run three separate days of Master Classes. Angela Bacari, Sidney Myer & Karen Mason hold their Master Classes on Tuesday June 21st Wednesday 22nd, and Thursday June 23.  

Class size is limited to TEN students. Fee is $150.00 per class or a VIP Master Class Pass $300.00. We are fortunate to have Master Class Workshop coaches: Natalie Douglas, Karen Mason and David Rhodes offering three-hour Workshops during the festival. Those classes are open to a larger audience and will be offered at $50.00 per person.

A Master Class VIP Pass is available for all sessions at a savings!  Purchase a Master Class VIP Pass and receive $600 of seminars, Workshops and Master Classes for $300.00 (Master Class VIP Pass includes private parties, all master classes and workshops and you will perform at the Sunday Brunch). As always, we offer the best Masterclass tutors, so grab this opportunity to snap up a chance to work with these top professionals.