Chicago Cabaret Professionals premieres new online music and interview series

Updated 4/7/2021 5:34 PM

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

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.

Cabaret Beat

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

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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

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