Cabaret Convention 2004 is a week-long celebration of The Festival of American Popular Song and welcomes the 20th anniversary of the Mabel Mercer Foundation's establishment. Schedule is as follows:
Monday, Oct 18: Gala Opening
Diane Alcorn, Brent Barrett, Jenny Burton, Barbara Carroll, Spencer Day, Christine Ebersole, Joel Grey, Allan Harris, Maureen McGovern, Sidney Myer, Daryl Sherman, Theresa Tova, Marlene VerPlanck, and Wesla Whitfield
Tuesday, Oct 19: Family
Music unites us all, but neer more strongly than family ties. Discover the pedigree of some of American's Cabaret's great performers as they are joined by their musical mothers, sisters, and brothers in a memorable family night of sharing, laughter and song. Featuring Klea Blackhurst and Winkie Horman; Ann Hampton, Liz and Shirley Callaway; Heather, Sheila and Bruce MacRae; Andrea and Helen Marcovicci; Bill Charlap and Sandy Stewart; and KT and the entire Sullivan family.
Wednesday, Oct 20: Favorite Songs, Favorite Voices
Accompany a dozen of the most requested performers on an enchanted romp through the Great American Songbook. Featuring Christine Andreas, Judy Barnett, Michel Bell, Opie Bellas, Eva Ladas, Jennifer Kruskamp, Karen Mason, Colleen McHugh, Beckie Menzie, Tom Michael, Phillip Officer, Sarah Patridge, and Ida Zecco.
Thursday, Oct 21: Julie at 80
Join Julie Wilson's musical friends in a joyous milestone celebration of the Great Lady of Cabaret. Happy Birthday, Julie! Featuring Barbara Russell, Mary Foster Conklin, Baby Jane Dexter, Lyn DiMenna, Natalie Douglas, Sammy Goldstein, Jeff Harnar, Rebecca Kilgore, Valerie Lemon, Jeanne MacDonald, Sharon McNight, Todd Murray, Joanne Tatham, and Julie Wilson, herself.
Friday, Oct 22: Fly Me to the Moon
A fond remembrance of the romantic, intimate, and sly songs of Bart Howard. Featuring Joyce Breach, Philip Chaffin, Barbara Lea, Sylvia McNair, Elaine Stritch, KT Sullivan, Lumiri Tubo, Ronny Whyte, and Barbara Carroll.
Saturday, Oct 23: Young at Heart
A jubilant afternoon concert for audiences from 9 to 90, uniting fans of the Great American Songbook and encouraging new audiences. Why not introduce a young person to the music you already know and love? Hosted by Andrea Marcovicci and featuring Bobby Belfry, Craig Carnelia, Daisy Carnelia, Jack Donahue, Sammy Horneff, Maude Maggart, Nancy McGraw, Mark Nadler, Stacey Sullivan and Paula West.
Sunday, Oct 24: A Cabaret for Cole
It's delightful, it's delicious, it's De Lovely...and it's ALL Cole Porter. Join the fabulous cast in a toast to the mastery and magnificence of the prolific Porter. Featuring Karen Akers, Nancy Anderson, Anna Bergman, Kent French, Sally Mayes, Pat Morison, Georga Osborne, Craig Rubano, Karen Saunders, Rebecca Spencer, Bobbi Wilsyn, Faith Winthrop and Gretchen Wyler.