From Aug. 1-10, the nine-day conference at Yale will offer an intensive program in the art of performing in cabarets in order to train artists for the industry. Among the faculty taking part in the training are Tovah Feldshuh, Carol Hall, George Hall, Julie Halston, Lina Koutrakos, Marilynn Lovell Matz, Sally Mayes, Erv Raible, Fred Voelpel, Thommie Walsh and Julie Wilson. On Aug. 9 the graduates of the class of 2003 will perform an evening of three, one-hour cabaret acts at Yale's University Theater. Throughout the week of classes, several other concerts — all open to the public — will be presented in New Haven. On Aug. 2 at the New Theater, Tovah Feldshuh will perform "Tovah: Out of Her Mind" on a double-bill with cabaret legend Julie Wilson ("Gems I Love"). "The Cabaret Conference Faculty Concert" is scheduled for Aug. 3 at the New Theater and will feature performances by Tovah Feldshuh, George Hall, Carol Hall, Rick Jensen, Jeff Klitz, Lina Koutrakos, Marilynn Lovell Matz, Sally Mayes, Amanda McBroom, Erv Raible, Paul Trueblood and Julie Wilson.
"2 Women U Should Know" is the title of the Aug. 7 concert at the University Theater, which features Marnie Baumer in "Animato in G: A Tribute to Women in Animated Film" and Pam Tate singing "Something Wonderful." Jason Graae and Sally Mayes will take to the stage of the University Theater on Aug. 8: Graae has titled his show "An Evening of Self-Indulgence"; Mayes will perform "The Story Hour."
All concerts will be held at 7:30 PM with a ticket price of $20 each. The New Theater is located at 1156 Chapel Street (between York and Park Streets) in New Haven, CT. The University Theatre, also in New Haven, can be found at 222 York Street (between Chapel and Elm Streets). For ticket reservations, call (203) 432-1234. The Cabaret Conference can be found on the web at www.thecabaretconferenceatyale.com.