Manhattan Cabaret Arts in Association with The LOFT LGBTQ+ Community Center proudly announce:
A Judy Garland Cabaret Workshop!
When: Saturday, June 18, 2022 | 1 pm- 4 pm (includes 15-minute intermission)
Where: The LOFT LGBTQ+ Community Center, 252 Bryant Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605
This June would be Judy’s 100th birthday!
So, in celebration of her centennial, and Pride month, we are celebrating our unofficial gay icon by singing songs she made famous.
The first 7 people to sign up will be singing their chosen Judy Garland song* Anyone with a song in their heart and a love for Judy is welcome to participate. Don’t be shy, both amateurs and professionals are all welcome.
Everyone else is encouraged to join as the auditors/ audience. Think of it as a masterclass that everyone is invited to celebrating Judy’s music.
This workshop is free. Optional donations will be accepted to cover the cost of our live pianist.
*All you have to do if you would like to sing is email Eadie Scott, the artistic director of Manhattan Cabaret Arts at: [email protected] she will then send you a song list to choose from and.. we will take it from there. The first 7 people to contact and confirm with Eadie will be chosen to sing and work with Ricky and Eadie for an approximate 20 minute session. At the end of the workshop, everyone (including the audience) will sing Over the Rainbow together.
Manhattan Cabaret Arts is a full - service community for all things cabaret. We offer performance workshops, non-performance workshops, private coaching, private voice lessons, and direction of individual and group shows.
Our mission is to keep Cabaret alive and thriving!!
We celebrate the telling of stories through song. Our teaching and coaching approach is supportive, inclusive and nurturing. We firmly believe in the healing power of music and encourage anyone with a song in their heart to lift up their voice in song.
EADIE SCOTT is the managing artistic director of Manhattan Cabaret Arts.
Eadie has been singing since she was old enough to speak and studied privately in High School with an adjunct professor from SUNY Purchase. Eadie was selected for various choral competitions in High School and was cited in the Who’s Who of music.
Eadie has a BFA degree in Musical Theater from SUNY Fredonia and has been teaching voice for over 30 years. She was hand picked by the Director of the Vocal Department at SUNY Fredonia to teach voice for non majors in her senior year at Fredonia and performed an honors recital (one of 2 candidates chosen for this prestigious honor) prior to graduation.
She has studied voice at the renowned Chautauqua Institute under the guidance of Marlena Malas.
As a theater performer Eadie has worked at some of the most highly regarded theaters in the country. As a cabaret performer, Eadie has worked extensively in New York City.
She has produced over 100 cabaret shows; group theme shows, and solo performers. In addition to directing weekly workshops she has directed She Rock, a tribute to 70's female rock legends, Jerry's Women, a revue of the music of Jerry Herman (which she also wrote) . Eadie has been commissioned to write and direct several specific theme revues including Thou Swell, the music of Rodgers and Hart, and Face the Music, an Irving Berlin tribute show.
Cabaret performance credits include: Our life and Times, Bistro award. What in the World?!, Nightlife award. Wished on the Moon: a tribute to Dorothy Parker, Laurie Beechman and Don’t Tell Mama. Are You Having Any Fun ?, The Duplex, Eighty Eights , Cabaret Magazine Award for best debut. Several featured appearances at Town Hall in The Mabel Mercer Cabaret Conventions.
Regional theater credits include: Oliver: Mrs Bedwin (TUTS), Fiddler on the Roof : Golde (Fireside Theater), Man of La Mancha (TUTS), Fiddler on the Roof: Grandma Tzeitel / u/s Golde and Yente (Westchester Broadway Theater), Fiddler: Shaindel/ u/s Yente and Evita: Mama (Walnut Street Theater ), The Pirates of Penzance: Kate/ u/s Ruth (Pittsburgh Public ), A Christmas Carol : Mrs Fezziwig and My Fair Lady: Mrs. Hopkins (Geva).
Theater credits In New York City : Newsical- original cast, Jonestown, the Musical (Fringe Festival), Voice of the City (York Theater).
RICKY RITZEL has been a fixture on the nightclub and cabaret scene in NYC for over 35 years and, as Will Friedwald in the Wall Street Journal said, ‘He is the embodiment of the tradition.’ Ricky was recently named one of the 50 Most Influential People in Cabaret by Nightlife Exchange. He has received 21 Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs Awards in10 different categories. An accomplished solo performer, Ricky has also accompanied such greats as Vivian Blaine, Ruth Warrick, Arthur Prysock, Varla Jean Merman, Julie Wilson, Lenora Nemetz , Nanette Fabray and Miss Coco. Ricky was featured musician/sidekick on MTV's '15 Minutes with Andy Warhol', Sandra Bernhard's Radio Show on SIRIUS Satellite network and was musical director for the Sally Rand Tribute at Town Hall featuring Bebe Neuwirth, Donna McKechnie,
Julie Wilson, Carleton Carpenter, Marge Champion, Karen Mason and directed by Tony Stevens. With famed Chicago jazz vocalist Spider Saloff, Ricky created several award winning revues such as "1938", which was recorded on the Kopathetics label, "Porgy & Bess: a Cabaret Concert" and "Ira and Others". His performance as Jimmy Durante in "Schnozzola!" earned him critical raves and numerous awards. Ricky is half of the kooky "Lounge does Top 40" duo, THE LOUNGEOLEERS with 5 CD's on the Emenar label. Ricky has been seen in Las Vegas as Jimmy Durante in "Stop the Music!' with Sharon McNight as Sophie Tucker and toured with Leslie Anderson for 5 years performing every known work they could find by Johnny Mercer in 4 different revues. He is also proud to have served as the first Artistic Director for cabaret at the premiere season of the Gettysburg Festival, is on the Advisory Board of Directors for the Manhattan Association of Cabarets, of which he was President from 2006- 2009.
For more information about Manhattan Cabaret Arts please visit their website