Latest News in Cabaret - NYC MAC Awards 2020
Ambassador Productions is committed to bringing the very best performers to Provincetown CabaretFest for your pleasure. We are thrilled that so many of our performers are Award Winners at the 2020 MAC Awards ceremony..
Held recently, 30th March, in NYC, however, the pandemic dictated that the awards were live streamed from the Brick Room at Don’t Tell Mama’s and hosted by MAC President, Lennie Watts.
We are delighted to announce that one of our newest members to our line up at Provincetown CabaretFest 2020 is Sean Patrick Murtagh, who was voted Best Male Singer/ Debut. Congratulations Sean.
You can see Sean perform at the Cabaretfest on Friday, May 28 at the Pilgrim House. Ticket information available on the tickets page.
We are also happy to announce that the BEST NEW SHOW in NYC Award went to Live Open Mic at Brandy’s. The pianist for this fun series is Michael McAssey who is also scheduled to appear at the Provincetown Cabaretfest as MC of the Open Mic Night at the Harbor Hotel, Thursday May 27th 8:00 PM
Finally, our previous headliners, Jeff Harnar and Alex Rybeck also won MAC Awards this year.
Provincetown CabaretFest 2020 re: COVID #19 Update
We have been following the TV news, talking to our venues, the Provincetown Tourism Office and performers regarding whether to go forward, as planned, with the Provincetown CabaretFest May 27-May 31,2020
The Town of Provincetown has been shut down for two weeks March 23 – April 7, 2020 by the Provincetown Town Hall resulting in the cancellation or postponement of many functions. Currently, we are holding firm until April 27, 2020, and will proceed with our plans, making our final decision on that date, based on the recommendations or edicts of local and State government.
Until then, keep your fingers crossed that we will be able to bring the community back together with MUSIC and companionship.
Postponement and re-scheduling depend on a number of things: decisions by the powers that be; availability of venues at a suitable date; availability of performers on the new dates and availability of accommodation for the performers. Not insurmountable problems given the enthusiasm of the performers and the enormous support of the Provincetown businesses.
However, should those who have purchased tickets, Master Classes or VIP Passes, wish a refund, we totally understand and will arrange that.* It will be possible to re-purchase tickets of course, at a later date, but you may wish to carry the existing tickets over (we will honor them) thus avoiding the purchase charges for a second time.
No one knows how long the virus will be with us and interrupt our daily lives.
Stay healthy. Keep singing. Stay in touch. Be well, my friends!
Patricia Fitzpatrick & James Locke
* Refunds will be made by check (minus credit card fees applied to your transaction by Pay Pal or credit card companies. Usually 2.9/3.2 %). No refunds will be made until after the decision date April 27th.
All our performers, venues, teachers and guest houses have graciously agreed to stay in place until they hear from us on April 27th.
Our headliner & ticket information,
Master Class Pass,
Lifetime Achievement Award,
Tickets for Pilgrim House shows will be available from March 15th direct from Pilgrim House Box Office, www.pilgrimhouseptown.com.
until then, purchase them on this site along with your
VIP PLUS pass on our Tickets Page.
Singer, actor, game show host and songwriter
John Davidson makes his Provincetown debut as Cabaret Fest 's 2020 Headliner.
The Provincetown CabaretFest
“An Evening with John Davidson”
See 'Events, Saturday, May 30th, 8:30 PM -10:00 PM' for details of show.
Davidson will present his 90 minute, one-man show at the Pilgrim House. He is well known as a movie star, singer, composer and has made numerous appearances on the original Hollywood Squares throughout the 1970's. In the same decade, Davidson was a regular guest on The Mike Douglas Show and the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, hosting that show 87 times.
In 1973 he co-starred with Sally Fields in “The Girl with Something Extra”
Davidson enjoys entertaining face to face with his audiences. “I have had this boy-next-door image for years. That isn’t the real me!”, he explains.
Come see what that glint behind the smiling eyes is all about! Davidson fills the stage with personality, fun, Hollywood gossip, familiar songs and some original compositions that tell the story of his life’s journey from preacher’s son to host of Hollywood Squares, films, Broadway, The Tonight Show, and concert performer!
“I’ve gotten back to my roots and this is really what I love the most,” he says. What I find is that if you’re over 40 you will have heard of me somewhere along the way What I do now is find that over 40 market and show them the ‘role’ I played as John Davidson. Then I show them the real me. Now that audiences are more liberal and ready to get to know the person behind the dimples.”
This is John Davidson’s first appearance in Provincetown. Welcome!
The 2020 Provincetown CabaretFests'
Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient
Sid, as he is known to us all, has devoted his life to supporting the arts. He has been the
Cabaret Booking Manager for almost four decades at Don’t Tell Mama, Rose’s Turn
and Panache. He, personally, has entertained from New York to San Francisco to London.
Myer is a recipient of numerous industry awards: MAC, Broadway World, Backstage
Bistro, Mabel Mercer Foundation's Cabaret Classic & Paula Laurence Awards. Now, to our great delight, Provincetown CabaretFest Lifetime Achievement Award 2020.
Artists he has presented have gone on to careers on Broadway, Television, Motion Pictures; to become the "Star Search $100,000 Grand Prize Winner", the highest jackpot winner in Lotto history, receive multiple Emmy's, Grammy's, Tony’s, Oscars and a Pulitzer Prize.
In 2009, Myer was featured above the fold in the cover story of the Sunday New York Times Arts & Leisure Section with the Headline: “Saviors Of The American Songbook"
Myer has appeared as a featured actor in multiple productions, his film experience includes 20th Century Fox’s “Headin’ For Broadway”. Not to leave television unexplored, Myer has also appeared in: Seasons 1 & 2 of the 5 Time Emmy Award-Winning "After Forever" on Amazon Prime, celebrity Interviewer on Cable’s “Broadway Beat” & “Cabaret Beat” and Nancy Lamott DVD “I’ll Be Here with You”.
He has appeared in commercials for RCA Victor and New York Lotto. has been a Radio Regular on
“The Joey Reynolds Show”. DVD: “Sidney Myer:" Live at The Beechman.”
Master Class Pass:
The Father Jeff Hamblin,MD Scholarship will sponsor three candidates again this year to the Master Class - Master Class Pass!
Our Master Class system has been replaced by a single pass providing access to a comprehensive training program incorporating two Master Classes, four Workshops and your Brunch ticket for one price. Only ten of these valuable passes available.
Coaches include :Angela Bacari (Liza Minnelli's voice coach), John O'Neil, Brian Patton, Sidney Myer, Val Schillawski, Warren Schein and Patricia Fitzpatrick. You get all of these coaches for the one price of $200.
Attendance at the two Performance Master Classes will guarantee you your brunch and your performance at the Sunday Brunch " Top of the World' Show.
Similarly, we are permitting Moderators to attend the master classes for $50.00, each class.
All of the Master Classes SOLD OUT in 2019. We expect a similar situation this year.
Book early, go to our tickets page and secure your Master Class Pass ,now!
Lifetime Achievement Award Past Recipients
Since 2015, it has been our extreme pleasure to honor these extraordinary performers to receive the
Provincetown CabaretFest Lifetime Achievement Award.