My good friends are expecting their first child (yay!), and they are having a baby shower soon. The twist is that they are very involved in musical theater, and we're going to surprise them with a shower / cabaret. As a groomsman in their wedding and a longtime friend of the expectant father, I volunteered to be one of the performers. But now I need a song. So I'm looking for a Broadway-style song about parenthood that I could sing for them. I'm a tenor, and they don't know the gender of the child. [more inside]
Is there a German translation of Kander & Ebb's CABARET? [more inside]
"Halo is like, 8 million Pongs"; help me find something to illustrate how far computers have come. [more inside]
Help me, Mefi, you're my only hope! I need song suggestions for a science fiction cabaret! [more inside]
Help me avoid embarrassment. I have no training and couldn't tell you what my range is using, like, technical terms, but when singing I embarrass myself least with Amy Winehouse's song You Know I'm No Good. Taking that as my (only) data point, what song should I attempt at an evening of Sondheim?
What obscure musical gems have you unearthed from the Great American Songbook genre -- Broadway show-tunes, cabaret and jazz standards from the 1930s-1960s? [more inside]
SongFilter: What funny, contemporary (last 50 years) Broadway song can I break out for an upcoming cabaret? [more inside]
What are some magic tricks that are simple to make/do for an indoor cabaret? [more inside]
Have Julius Monk's cabaret/nightclub shows ever been released on CD or mp3? Shows like "Take Five," "Pieces of Eight," and "Dressed to the Nines" were staples of my childhood, and I'd love to hear them again. [more inside]
We will be in Berlin from this Saturday until Wednesday. Please recommend a cabaret-type performance that will be comprehensible to non-German speakers, is not overly risque, and will make for a fun evening.
What are some great resources, preferably online, of fringe arts (burlesque, cabaret, circus, improv, street theatre, etc) in the United Kingdom? [more inside]
How can I make a poster out of a coloring book page? [more inside]
Where can I find Marlene Dietrich recordings online? Back in college, a professor made a cassette tape of her songbook for me, but the tape is long gone and I no longer own the hardware to play such technology anyway. I think he must have recorded it from his own albums-- it had that really wonderful static that you only get from vinyl. Such a soundtrack would be *perfect for a cold, wet, gray day in Upstate...
Audio or video from Das Lusitania Songspiel? [more inside]
Help me be a fantastic Cabaret MC . . . I need jokes, tricks, filler lines, and so on . . . oh, and this Cabaret is also a wedding!
Help me be a fantastic Cabaret MC . . . I need jokes, tricks, filler lines, and so on . . . oh, and this Cabaret is also a wedding! [more inside]
Yesterday I spent an incredibly enjoyable night at Miss Behave's Variety Nighty, a cabaret night at the Roundhouse in London, UK. People of Mefi, please help me have many more such evenings. Where can I see more of this kind of thing in and around London? [more inside]
LyricsFilter: slow grindy strip tune, burlesque style, female voice, contemporary rather than vintage. [more inside]