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2010 Fort Salem Cabaret Series
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The first space to open in July, 2007, under our renovation plan was the Cabaret at Fort Salem Theater, a little jewel box that hosts musical performances, designed by David Pedemonti to reflect the Mainstage in miniature. Lawrence Hillis in The Eagle described the atmosphere as "the meeting of old friends" with "the beauty of a romantic candle lit dinner." The room features a recessed 8' by 6' stage with state-of-the-art lighting and sound, an antique six foot Knabe Grand Piano in Brazilian rosewood, up to sixteen cabaret tables, and chairs that match the walls of burgundy and gold.
   
   
 
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Thanks to all our incredible performers
for another fabulous (well, it was!) Fall at the Fort Cabaret Season.
And to our loyal Season Subscribers and SIX Full Houses.
It doesn't get any better than this,
though we'll be trying come spring.
Watch this space on March 1 to hear about our Spring Ahead Series.

   
   
 
THE OVERFLOW CROWD HAD A WONDERFUL, TUNEFUL TIME!
  SONGS MY HUSBAND WROTE CD RELEASE PARTY, October 23 at 8 PM
 
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Years on the drawing boards, months in the making. Here at last. Lynne Kerr, the den mother of the Cabaret at Fort Salem Theater, commuted to Saratoga several times a week to the Woods End Studios, where engineer Charlie Eble, veteran of several Grammy-winning recordings, guided her and her husband through the recording and mastering of twenty-two songs. With music by the Fort's artistic director, Jay Kerr, Songs My Husband Wrote includes lyrics by Kerr's longtime collaborator, the late Arthur Kirson, Ed Kulkosky, Barbara Lewin and Laurel Smith and Kerr himself.

Join us at the release party (special $15 bargain ticket includes party food and drink) to celebrate the occasion, hear a sampling of the tunes, and return home with your own signed copy of one classy lady's classy CD.
 
IF YOU MISSED THE SHOW, DON'T MISS THE CD!
ORDER BY CLICKING HERE.
 
 
THE SOLD-OUT HOUSE ROSE IN A STANDING OVATION!
  BROADWAY'S BILL CARMICHAEL sings RICHARD RODGERS, October 30 at 8 PM
 
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Returning to the Fort after last year's very successful retrospective, Those Shining Lights Inside of Me, Broadway veteran Bill Carmichael treats us to songs by one of his and our favorite theater composers, Richard Rodgers.

Carmichael cut his performing teeth on regional theater roles in Carousel, Oklahoma, Boys from Syracuse, and A Connecticut Yankee, shows by Rodgers and Hammerstein and Rodgers and Hart, before treading the Broadway boards in Cats, Ragtime, Peter Pan, and Les Miserables. He returns to his musical roots in this salute to the greatest Broadway composer of all time.

Enjoy a symphony of great songs, including "Mountain Greenery," "Surrey with the Fringe on Top," "It Might As Well Be Spring," and "You'll Never Walk Alone."

   
 
TWO FIRST RATE ACTS ENJOYED BY AN ENTHUSIASTIC FULL HOUSE
 
Capital Region Favorites GREG ANDERSON AND MARY POHL, Nov. 6 at 8 PM
 
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8 PM SOLD-OUT. SECOND SHOW ADDED AT 5 PM. SECOND SHOW SOLD-OUT!
  WRGB ANCHOR JERRY GRETZINGER in MOSTLY FRANK, Nov. 13 at 8 PM
 
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WRGB Anchor Jerry Gretzinger sings Sinatra and some other crowd favorites in Mostly Frank.

Gretzinger has been a staple in local theatrical productions, including recent productions of The Producers and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. As a founding member of last fall’s Albany's Singing Anchors created in our cabaret, with Jessica Layton and Benita Zahn, Jerry continues to entertain around the Capital Region with them in their very successful cabaret show.

Star of this summer’s Forever Plaid on the Mainstage, Jerry returns to the Fort, swinging and crooning and putting his best comedic foot forward as he explores everyone’s favorite tunes. Perhaps a surprise guest or two.
   
 
SHE CRAMMED 'EM IN AGAIN FOR ANOTHER CAPACITY CROWD!
  NANCY TIMPANARO-HOGAN in PLAYFUL AND GRATEFUL, Nov. 20 at 8 PM
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International Cabaret Star Nancy Timpanaro-Hogan returns to the Fort, after a sold-out evening last spring, in a special Thanksgiving celebration of comedy and music.

Having relocated to her hometown of Mechanicville a few years ago after a meteoric rise and twenty years in Manhattan cabaret, touring and opening for Joan Rivers and starring across the country in her own one-woman show about Totie Fields, Ms. Timpanaro-Hogan embodies the many aspects of the true cabaret spirit. Not one to be held to a tightly constructed script, Nancy never fails to seize the moment, commenting and cajoling as she wanders through her appreciative audience.

Immediate and intimate, Ms. Timpanaro-Hogan never ceases to amaze and amuse.
   
   
  Tom's Fall
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Tom Kerr has designed sets for us, created displays in our lobby, and been a good friend to the Fort. When we descended into his basement studio to select an image for our poster and mailer, we found at least twenty fall scenes that we loved, photographed and seriously considered. It was this lone oil painting (Tom's medium is generally pastels) that popped out at us and that pops on the poster. Visit Tom's website and get a great sense of his many talents.


   
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
   
 
   
 
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