MAC to School Returns for a Third Year!

| August 28, 2017

MAC to School

SEPTEMBER 9 & 10, 2017

244 Rehearsal Studios
244 West 54th Street, 10th Floor, NYC

The Manhattan Association of Cabaret (MAC) announces the third year of its MAC TO SCHOOL weekend event. The two-day cabaret event features classes, seminars and workshops and will be held Saturday and Sunday, September 9 & 10 from 10:00 am to 6:30 pm each day at 244 Rehearsal Studios, 244 W. 54th Street, New York City.

REGISTRATION
Flat registration fee for MAC members: $50
Non-MAC members may also attend the MAC to School weekend for a total fee of $150, or join MAC for only $50 for a full year membership to take advantage of the deeply discounted MAC member price of only $50 for the entire weekend.

See below for descriptions of events and choose which ones you’d like to attend. Your $50 registration fee is good for admission to all events. If you can’t make it to some events, that’s okay! Tuition is the same, regardless of how many events you attend.

Please choose only one session per time slot. If you change your mind, please get in touch as soon as possible so that we can accommodate the change!

To register, go to macnyc.memberclicks.net/index.php?option=com_mc&view=mc&mcid=form_242382

WEEKEND SCHEDULE

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

10:00 – 10:30

HOMEROOM

10:30 – 1:00

CABARET 101: GETTING STARTED
A panel discussion that will focus on getting your cabaret career started. What to do, how to do it, and where will it all go?

CABARET 201: KEEP IT GOING
Been in the cabaret world for a while, and looking to shake up your act? Join us for this panel discussion with artists who’ve kept the ball rolling for years, all the while keeping it fresh.

1:00 – 2:00

LUNCH BREAK

2:00 – 4:00

PUNCHING UP YOUR PATTER with NANCY WITTER
Join 20-year veteran cabaret comedian Nancy Witter for a fun, supportive, safe space to create funny, clever, or meaningful patter to complement your musical act. You’ll work on finding your voice within your act—the one that speaks rather than sings.

VOCAL WORKSHOP with SUSAN EICHHORN YOUNG
Every voice is individual and unique. Discovering the “why” of what a singer does allows each to discover how to access technique and authenticity to sing the repertoire he or she is pursuing!  Bring music* and be prepared to sing!

4:15 – 6:30

Sally Mayes

MASTER CLASS with SALLY MAYES*
The New York Times calls her “a singer of incandescent ebullience, deliciously saucy.” People Magazine describes her as “the kind of rich theatrical voice that elevates a show tune.” On Broadway, Sally is perhaps best known for her performance in the Roundabout Theatre revival of She Loves Me for which she won Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations. She has appeared in film and on television and on countless cast recordings, in addition to her five solo albums.

* Depending on enrollment, singing in master classes is not guaranteed.

 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

10:00 – 11:30

SHINING YOUR LIGHT: CULTIVATING CHARISMA AND AUTHENTICITY with DANIELLE EPSTEIN, LMSW
Whether it’s connecting to a casting director through a video audition or connecting to an intimate cabaret audience, we’re often called to be seen in front of an audience, in ways we’re not completely comfortable with in daily life. We often question how to best make our voices heard and how to make a lasting impression. Charisma and authenticity are often assumed to be ephemeral qualities bestowed on an elite group of lucky actors, politicians and media personalities, but, in this workshop, we’ll examine how charisma and authenticity are more about first, honoring the light inside of you; and, second, making a commitment to putting that light to good use in the world.

11:45 – 1:15

VOICE SAVERS: TRADITIONAL AND HOLISTIC with LISA VIGGIANO
This seminar features vocal health strategies from a speech-language pathologist by day/singer by night. on keeping the voice healthy and resilient. We will have some fun with traditional and holistic tricks to reduce the effects of fatigue and stress on the voice.

TECHNICALLY SPEAKING with JONNY MERCADO
For people to love you as much as they should, you gotta be seen and heard. Spend some time with one of cabaret’s finest technical gurus as he helps you find your light, learn about mic technique, and what to ask for in a tech rehearsal. *A pianist will be provided for hands-on instruction of mic-technique. Bring music!* This workshop will be held at Don’t Tell Mama.

1:15 – 2:15
LUNCH BREAK

2:15 – 4:00

JOURNEY TO THE PAST: LOOKING BACK AT THE HISTORY OF CABARET
Join us for an in-depth panel discussion on what cabaret was like before Facebook, YouTube, and selfies. We’ll chat with folks who’ve been around and seen it all… and lived to tell the tale.

4:15 – 6:30

Kristine Zbornik

MASTER CLASS with KRISTINE ZBORNIK
The New York Post called her a madcap mix of Ethel Merman, Lucille Ball and Bette Midler; her father called her a lazy piece of sh*t that would never amount to anything; you decide. Credits— Broadway: A Catered Affair; Las Vegas: Mamma Mia! (Rosie); 1st National Tour : 9 to 5 (Roz).

Other highlights: Varla Jean Merman Is The Bad Seedling – Christine (Lead) TWEED Prods.; Blood Orgy of the Carnival Queens; The Club (Bertie). Cabaret and one person shows: Jackie Hoffman & Kristine Zbornik (Joe’s Pub); Holiday Hams Lead; Blow Up World; Ball of Confusion; Serving Mankind; Zbornik in a Trunk. The love of my life is Jesus; he’s a really great kisser.

*Depending on enrollment, singing in master classes is not guaranteed

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