From July 30-Aug. 8, the ten-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 Tex Arnold, Carol Hall, George Hall, Julie Halston, Rick Jensen, Jeff Klitz, Lina Koutrakos, Laurel Masse, Sally Mayes, Sharon McNight, Erv Raible, Paul Trueblood and Julie Wilson. The aforementioned performers will offer a "Faculty Concert" Aug. 1 at Yale's New Theater. Show time is 7:30 PM.
Throughout the week of classes, several other concerts — all open to the public — will be presented in New Haven. On July 31 Julie Wilson and Carol Hall will perform in an evening dubbed "Cabaret Classics." Wilson's show is titled "Don't Ask a Lady," and Hall has dubbed her evening "I Dream in Technicolor." Show time is 7:30 PM at the New Theater.
"Comedy Tonight!" will be presented Aug. 5 at 7:30 PM featuring Jason Graae in "Coup De Graae" and Brett Somers in her solo evening. "Jazz and Sondheim" is the title of the Aug. 6 presentation, which features Laurel Masse in Concert and Anne Tofflemire's "Searching for Stephen Sondheim." Both evenings will be presented at the New Theater.
The final evening, Aug. 7, will present members of the cabaret Class of 2004 demonstrating what they have learned throughout the week. Entitled "Cabaret Conference Curtain Call," the evening will consist of three, one hour, twelve-song cabaret acts featuring the 36 students.
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. For ticket reservations, call (203) 432-1234. The Cabaret Conference can be found on the web at www.thecabaretconferenceatyale.com.