Chicago Cabaret Professionals premieres new online music and interview series
Chicago Cabaret Professionals presents a new online series that combines interviews and performances by cabaret veterans and new performers. "Cabaret Beat: Music & Conversation" will be hosted by singer/actor Wydetta Carter, and will feature two artists each week for the half-hour show.
The format includes a live performance by the artist, a taped performance and an interview that focuses on what inspires the artist's cabaret projects. A focus is on how cabaret connects music and art to our community and beyond, even during the pandemic when venues were closed and many music-related jobs were cancelled.
This eight-episode series will premiere at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 11, and can be seen on the Chicago Cabaret Professionals YouTube and Facebook channels. Join the CCP mailing list for direct links to the shows at www.chicagocabaret.org.
Episode one will feature cabaret singer Cathy Glickman and cabaret singer/pianist Carolyn Wehner.
Host Wydetta Carter is on the production committee with Chicago Cabaret Professionals and serves as principal councilor for Actors Equity in the Central Region of the stage actor's union. She is a singer/actor especially known for musical theater, jazz and as a wedding singer. Carter is also a wedding officiant and teacher of "SongOlogy," song interpretation.
Season 1 Schedule
April 11 -- July 18, 2021 6:00pm CT
All episodes will be available on Facebook and YouTube.
Episode 1 - April 11
Guests: Cathy Glickman and Carolyn Wehner
Episode 2 - April 25
Guests: Maureen Christine and Kevin Wood
Episode 3 - May 6 (Mother's Day)
Guests: Lou Gale and David Edelfelt
Episode 4 - May 23
Guests: Laura Freeman and Michael Joseph Mitchell
Episode 5 - June 6
Guests: Carla Gordon and Ellen Winters Reynolds
Episode 6 - June 20 (Father's Day)
Guests: Cynthia Clarey and Cindy Firing
Episode 7 - July 4 (Independence Day)
Guests: Catherine Thomson and Charles Kouri
Episode 8 - July 18
Guests: Wendy Parman and Josephine Sanges