Saturday June 25th
10:00 - 12:00 AM Sardi's, Gabriels Guest House. Workshop.
Val 'Cookie' Schillawski 'How to Dress For The Stage'
Cookie has been a Costume Mistress for community theatrical events from Upstate NY to Upstate Massachusetts. Her costuming has won numerous awards along the way.
She can show you how to look like a million dollars for under $100.00. You have your show. Now, look like a success.
Entry by VIP Plus, Masterclass Pass or $25 ticket.
12:30- 2:00 PM Sardi's, Gabriels Guest House.
Workshop, 'Cabaretfest to Broadway'.
Musical Director Mike Renzi.
Callanan is a Boston lady and alumni of the first CabaretFests. She went on to star on Boston's 'Menopause the Musical' and appeared for many seasons, with Brian Patton, Provincetown's Central Room at the Crown & Anchor. A road tour across the country as a star in 'MAMMA MIA'. Callanan has appeared on Broadway in 'Annie', 'MAMMA MIA', and in the original cast of the Award-winning 'Band Stand'. A true CabaretFest Broadway STAR we are delighted to have her back, once again, to impart her wisdom.
Welcome back, Mary!
Entry by VIP or Masterclass Pass
or Observers ticket, $50
Donations to support our ongoing Scholarship Fund for students attending the Master Classes are always appreciated. Click the 'Donate' button on different pages. We offer three scholarships a year to students of any age, race, sexual identity. Our students go on to create their solo shows in NYC, Boston, and the festival.
Richard White 'From the Pens of Friends'
Musical Director Joe Della Penna
Sardi's, Gabriels Guest House.2:30 - 3:30 PM
White's Broadway show credits, chronologically are “The Sound of Music”, “Sail Away”, “Oliver!”, “Holly Golightly/Breakfast at Tiffany’s”, “Henry Sweet Henry” the non-musical “The Creation of The World and Other Business” (Arthur Miller wrote it and White understudied all the male roles) and “Her First Roman”.
Back for his second solo show, White has THE VOICE that makes you say "Ah!"
He has created a show of music written by composers he knows and has worked with. It is literally a Who's Who. Sit in a relaxed living room atmosphere and soak up his genius at telling a story thru music.
Roderick Ferguson "Man Overboard"
4:00 - 5:00 PM at Sardi's, Gabriels Guest House.
Musical Director: Mike McAssey
Roderick is returning to the festival with a brand new show. He is known for his comedic, original performances in Provincetown, Boston, Bermuda, and NYC. We highly recommend this performer, who when studying with the late Barry Levitt had Levitt remark " This kid's got it!"
Don't miss his show. You will go away smiling.
Tickets $30.00 or VIP Plus Pass.
6:00 - 7:00 At the Pilgrim House
Musical Director Mike Renzi.
CabaretFest welcomes back Mary Callanan to the festival! Callanan participated in the very first festivals and moved from her role in 'Menopause the Musical 'in Boston, to numerous nationwide tours to leading roles on the Broadway stage.
She has appeared in 'Annie', MAMMA MIA!' and created her original role in the Tony Award-winning 'Bandstand'. She was about to appear in the revision of 'My Fair Lady', on Broadway, when the pandemic hit.
Along with Brian Patton, she can be seen every week in a live stream 'Tipsy Tuesdays' on Facebook. Her vocal versatility and 'wicked' humor have made Callanan a favorite to audiences.
Welcome 'home', Mary!
Tickets $35. This show will sell out.
Your host and musical MC for the evening:
Saturday Night Gala
'Some Enchanted Evening'
8:00 - 10:30 PM Venue Red Room at Velvet
Presenting the 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award to
'The Prince of Cabaret', Mr. Steve Ross.
Photo by Stacy Sullivan
The Provincetown CabaretFest is pleased to present the 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award to Mr. Steve Ross. Ross will accept the Award from last year's recipient Sidney Myer and CabaretFest Producer, Patricia Fitzpatrick. Ross has previously appeared at the Provincetown festival as our headliner performer, celebrating the works of Cole Porter.
Decades-long New York society and nightclub favorite, Ross is an accomplished pianist, singer, and sought-after performer. "Steve Ross is the epitome of class and sophistication", wrote Stu Hamstra of Cabaret World Magazine. Ross reminds us of the glamorous days of pianist, Peter Duchin with his knowledge of the American Songbook and the depth of his artistry.
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Headliner, Sidney Myer, is a consummate performer, voice-over artist, and sought-after MC. He has been the manager/booking agent for the famous Don’t Tell Mama, on Restaurant Row, in New York City. for over four decades. He also worked at Panache & Rose's Turn for many years There isn’t a person of note in the cabaret community who hasn’t worked for Sidney. His compassion for entertainers is legendary. If you’ve made it in this industry, chances are Sidney Myer had a helping hand. Myer has entertained from New York to London.
Myer is a recipient of numerous industry awards: 2020 Best Club Manager- Broadway World, MAC Entertainer of the Year, Backstage Bistro, Mabel Mercer Foundation's Cabaret Classic & Paula Laurence Awards. We are proud to say he was our 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient at Provincetown CabaretFest last season.
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Myer's Musical Director is the extraordinary performer and accompanist, Tracy Stark.
We Welcome Ms. Stark to her first time at the festival.
Pianist/Music Director/Arranger/Bandleader/Singer-Songwriter, Tracy Stark 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 Musical 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 8 years.
Her 3rd CD of original music, Shades of Beautiful, was released on the Miranda Music label, exquisitely produced by Richard Barone, with world-class guest vocalists,
We Welcome Tracy to her first Provincetown CabaretFest!
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For this show only, please welcome an extraordinarily talented drummer and percussionist, Mr Rex Benincasa who will be accompanying Sid Myer during the show. Look him up on Facebook, and Wikipedia.
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To add even more glamour, we have invited back to the festival the beautiful Celebrity Master Coach and Special Guest Star, Angela Bacari. Her Musical Director is the fabulous Michael Renzi. This will be a truly glamourous Broadway evening.
Bacari can often be found singing duets with her grandson, Nicolas King at the famous NYC Birdland & Wick Center, Boca Raton, Florida.
You are in for a treat with their special, classy, jazz, and Broadway mash-up!
VIP Tickets $50.00 General Seating Tickets $35.00
We will be observing the laws regarding social distancing. Please wear your face masks at all times and utilize the hand sanitizer available on-site.
CabaretFest 2021 is requesting Venmo or Paypal donations to get us through these very unusual and difficult times. Please consider donating to help us keep CabaretFest going for another 20 years!