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2010 Fort Salem Cabaret Series
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2010 TALENT WINNERS' CABARET, AUGUST 27 and 28, at 8 PM
 
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Winners of the Salem Courthouse Community Center's Seventh Annual Talent Trials present an evening of entertainment in the cabaret. One of the favorite community presentations of the Fort, winners in youth and adult categories perform, sometimes solo, sometimes interactively with one another.

Pictured:Adult winner Patty Mansmith, Youth winner Kellin Campbell, and Teen winner Morgan Renee Hall. Sarah Rogers, also a winner in the Adult category, had to return to college and was unable to join us for the show.
     
     
     
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STARTING APRIL 10,
FOUR SATURDAYS, FOUR SHOWS,
EACH ONE UNIQUE,
FEATURING IMPROV COMEDY, A CAPPELLA HARMONIES,
FAMILIAR MELODIES, AN INTERNATIONAL CABARET LEGEND
AND YET ANOTHER* REAL LIVE BROADWAY STAR!

   
  APRIL 10 - BOYS 'R' US AND THE IMPROV CLUB
 

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The four singers in the a cappella quartet, Boys ‘R’ Us, met as teens in 1982 when they were singing in the Racing City Barbershop Chorus. Within months, they decided to form their own quartet, independent of the chorus, and quickly became successful in local and regional competitions and performances. Grown men with real responsibilities, they call themselves Boys ‘R’ Us because they “never really wanted to grow up.”

Balancing their jobs, their families, and their lives, the four singers performed once again in 2008 after twenty years apart, last summer competing (as adults) and winning in the Salem Courthouse’s Annual Talent Trials. That was followed by an appearance at the Cabaret at Fort Salem Theater in the Talent Winners’ Cabaret, where members of the audience suggested they headline their own cabaret. From L to R above, they are Bill Hoogeveen (tenor), Scott Varley (baritone), Paul Labas (bass), and Steve Prehoda (lead).

For their return to the cabaret stage at Fort Salem, Boys ‘R’ Us are joined for a truly interactive evening by The Improv Club. Based in Clifton Park, NY, and founded two years ago, The Improv Club consists of experienced stage performers and stand-up comics who believe the shortest distance between two people is humor. An Improv Club show integrates the best in classic improvisation with new games and original sketches appropriate for family audiences.

For their show in the Cabaret at Fort Salem Theater, this talented troupe brings the audience into the show by incorporating their suggestions into scenes. Improv aces Cherri Alderdice, Judi Clements, Jon & Marcy Hausman, Jory Langner, Julie Phillips, Janet Smith and Steve Smoller are joined at the Fort by their DJ, Schuylerville’s Christopher Tucker, who provides upbeat, whimsical music to accompany the Improv Club’s sketches.
   
  APRIL 17 - VARIOUS ARTISTS SING Songs from the Fort
 

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Featuring Susan Cicarelli Caputo, Dan Garkinkel, Jay Kerr, and Jessica O'Keefe.

The old man along the road in Vietnam from Songs of War and Peace; the waitress in love with the detective in Breakfast Epiphanies; the teenage girl in love with Robert Lewis Stevenson at the Trudeau sanatorium in Adirondack Awakening; the widow mourning the recent death of her farmer husband from Corn! The Musical. Moments that touch and amuse, from shows that have started right here at Fort Salem.

These and so many others: these are the Songs from the Fort. Music and lyrics written by Fort Artistic Director Jay Kerr, with collaborators Jeremy Blachman, Al Budde, Laurel Smith and Stephen Trombley.
   
  APRIL 24 - NANCY TIMPANARO-HOGAN in Happy Birthday, Barbra Streisand
 
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In 2001, Nancy Timpanaro-Hogan moved back to her native Saratoga County after twenty-five years as one of the leading lights during the golden age of the Manhattan cabaret scene. An outstanding singer with impeccable comic timing, Nancy Timpanaro garnered rave reviews from the New York Times, Post and Daily News while receiving the most coveted recognition from her performing and producing peers: two MAC and four Bistro Awards.

She regularly opened for Joan Rivers and has successfully brought her cabaret show to nightclubs and supper clubs around the world. Nancy wrote and starred in the one-woman show, Adorable Me! The Totie Fields Story, which opened off-Broadway at the American Jewish Theater (pretty good for an Italian girl) and toured the country. Before her night at Fort Salem, Nancy will have just completed a run (April 8-16) at Cohoes Music Hall as Mama Rose in the Broadway classic, Gypsy.

In Happy Birthday, Barbra Streisand, Nancy Timpanaro-Hogan salutes and celebrates the show business legend who turns sixty-eight the night of the show by singing the songs that Babs made famous. We would like to guarantee that Ms. Streisand will be in attendance; we cannot.
   
  MAY 1 - BROADWAY STAR TERI RALSTON
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Teri Ralston comes to Fort Salem directly from the original run of the off-Broadway play, Good Ol’ Girls.

A veteran of the Broadway musical stage, her first New York job was in Jacques Brel is Alive and Well, quickly followed by her role in the original cast of Stephen Sondheim’s iconic musical, Company. Teri’s other Broadway original cast credits include A Little Night Music and the Stephen Schwartz cult classic, The Baker’s Wife.

The versatile Ms. Ralston, who directed and performed with Peggy Lee in Side By Side by Sondheim, has performed as a soloist with Michael Feinstein with the New Mexico Symphony and LA Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl. Her extensive television credits include roles on The Bold and the Beautiful, Frasier, Murder She Wrote, and Dharma and Greg.

Teri Ralston recently moved back to New York City from Los Angeles, and released her first solo CD, aptly titled, I’ve Got to Get Back to New York.
   
 
*Ms Ralston is the latest Broadway star to grace the boards at Fort Salem. Broadway star Neva Small opened The Cabaret at Fort Salem Theater in July, 2007, taking her original show, Not Quite an Ingenue, from the Fort to a run off-Broadway. That fall, Mary Stout entertained with bawdy flair. In 2008, Tom Flagg debuted his club act in the cabaret, and returned a year later in Corn! The Musical. In 2009's Fall at the Fort series, Tony nominee Martin Vidnovic and Bill Carmichael started shows at Fort Salem that have now gone on to other venues. We bring you top-level performers, including the Best of Broadway, without the traffic and the expense. And you get cheesecake, too!
   
 
SATURDAYS AT 8 PM IN THE CABARET
$20 includes $5 for DESSERT & COFFEE
Catered by Norene's & Fred's

SEASON TICKET DISCOUNT PRICE $65

SEATING IS LIMITED BY LAW/RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED
MASTERCARD & VISA ACCEPTED
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THE FORT MAKES. THE WORLD TAKES.
LAST FALL'S CABARETS SEE LIFE BEYOND THE WALLS OF THE FORT.

MARTIN VIDNOVIC in You Make Me Feel So Young
PLAYED THE METROPOLITAN ROOM IN MANHATTAN IN DECEMBER.
BILL CARMICHAEL REPRISED Those Shining Lights Inside of Me
IN FEBRUARY at THE VERGENNES (VT) OPERA HOUSE

 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
   
 
   
 
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