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20th Annual Cabaret Festival

In- person event and online
(see access info below)

Saturday, May 21        7:30 pm

Kander and Ebb ... And All That Jazz

May 21-22

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Karen Mason 

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with Christopher 
on piano

Karen "has few peers when it comes to ripping the roof off with her amazing voice that knows no bounds!" 


Karen is "an American idol!"

-The New York Times 

Karen has headlined at Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Feinstein’s @ 54Below in New York and Feinstein’s @ The Nikko in San Francisco. 


Karen has shared the stage with Michael Feinstein, Jerry Herman, Chita Rivera, Luciano Pavarotti, Rosemary Clooney, Liza Minnelli, and John Kander and Fred Ebb!


Her highly acclaimed recordings include her newest CD, Let the Music Play, and It's About Time, which includes the Award-winning title song about marriage equality. Come see Karen!

Saturday, May 21,  2 pm

Cabaret Conversations

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Barry Kleinbort      Claudine Casson-Jellison        Hechter Ubarry

Barry Kleinbort

Musical Director

Composer & Lyricist

He's earned the prestigious Edward Kleban Foundation Award for lyric writing, two Gilman-Gonzalez Musical Theatre Commendations Awards & the ASCAP/Jamie deRoy award for songwriting. He wrote the book and lyrics for the musical WAS, which was the inaugural production of the American Music Theater Project in Chicago

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Performer & Producer

2021 Bistro Award winner for her cabaret

Hey, Frenchy! Stories and Songs from the Pantry. It's storytelling centered on her on again, off again relationship with the French language, her absolute love of French chansons, and how that love of French music led to a reunion with her father, Pierre.

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Hechter Ubarry


Began his cabaret career performing at Danny’s Skylight Room in 2001, but his roots are on Broadway in the musical Man of La Mancha. His last two shows, Call Me Papo (available on You Tube) and Hechter Ubarry: On Stage, were both written and directed by Barry Kleinbort. 

He also sings with Vocal Ease, a non-profit organization that provides entertainment for senior centers throughout NYC. His repertoire includes songs in English and in Spanish

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Aaron Lee Battle

Aaron Lee Battle


A Backstage Bistro Award winner for Outstanding Vocalist. Aaron has appeared at many of the cabaret rooms in NYC to include Don’t Tell Mama, The Duplex, Judy’s & Helens, not to mention, the legendary Eighty-Eights and the Five Oaks!

David Gaines 


A faculty member at Juilliard and a coach/accompanist in the drama division. He’s had a long and happy collaboration with Claudine Jellison & Barry Kleinbort. Hey Frenchy! is their fifth show together.

Sunday, May 22,  2pm

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Aaron Lee     Battle

 Gentlemen of Jazz

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with Jono Mainelli  on piano

Cabaret Conversations   

In-person registration:

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Webinar ID: 848 1315 5953
Passcode: 009939
To join by phone: +1 929 436 2866


Kander and Ebb … And All That Jazz      

In-person registration:

TO JOIN US ON ZOOM using your device, just click here to join:
Webinar ID: 816 5912 8399
Passcode: 369258
To join by phone: +1 929 436 2866


Gentlemen of Jazz     

In-person registration:

TO JOIN US ON ZOOM using your device, just click here to join:
Webinar ID: 820 6506 5390
Passcode: 994570
To join by phone: 1 929 436 2866

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