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What a delightful evening we had at Maggie’s Cabaret on February 1st with the concert titled LOVE STORIES: IT TAKES ALL KINDS, a cabaret-concert collaboration between Maggie’s Cabaret and the DC Cabaret Network.  It was a full house with folks standing in the back and a standing ovation at the end.  Everyone enjoyed an evening celebrating love with songs from many perspectives, styles and genres.  It was truly wonderful.

Proceeds from the event went to support St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church.  Cindy Hutchins (Artistic Director of Maggie’s Cabaret) and Michael Armstrong (Managing Director of Maggie’s Cabaret) produced the evening and George Fulginiti-Shakar was Music Director and Accompanist.  Many thanks to the many volunteers who staffed the evening at St. Margaret’s.

Cast of LOVE STORIES: IT TAKES ALL KINDS: A Valentine Cabaret at Maggie’s Cabaret
February 1, 2013
Photo taken by Otis Ramsey-Zoe
Back Row from Left:  Cindy Hutchins, Dorian Woodruff, Christy Frye, Eileen Warner, Emily Leatha Everson, Chris Cochran, George Fulginiti-Shakar
Front Row from Left:  Alex Tang, Pamela Jackson, Steven Cupo

I sang two songs from the Singable Picture Book repertoire, but songs that were originally written for grown-ups to enjoy!  Here’s what we all sang (in performance order):

Christy Frye
HAVE YOU GOT ANY CASTLES, BABY? (Music by Richard Whiting, Lyrics by Johnny Mercer)
I WISH YOU LOVE (Music and French Lyrics by Charles Trenet, English Lyrics by Albert Beach)

Chris Cochran
PART OF A PAINTING (Music and Lyrics by Benj Pesek and Justin Paul)
BENNY (Music by Arthur Johnston, Lyrics by Hal Vickery)

Emily Leatha Everson
RHODE ISLAND IS FAMOUS FOR YOU (Music by Arthur Schwartz, Lyrics by Howard Dietz)
GRANDMA’S FEATHER BED (Music and Lyrics by Jim Connor)

Dorian Woodruff
THE  MORNING AFTER (LEAVE) (Music by Zina Goldrich, Lyics by Marcy Heisler)
I CAN HOLD YOU (Music and Lyrics by David Friedman)

Eileen Warner
STORYBOOK (Music and Lyrics by Nan Knighton and Frank Wildhorn)
THE PROMISE (I’LL NEVER SAY GOODBYE) (Music by David Shire, Lyrics by Alan and Marilyn Bergman)

Pamela Jackson
DON’T KNOW WHY (Music and Lyrics by Jesse Harris)
KING OF ANYTHING (Music and Lyrics by Sara Bareilles)

George Fulginiti-Shakar and Alex Tang
WHY HAVEN’T I HEARD FROM YOU? (Music by Dennis Livingston, Lyrics by Bob Levy)

Steven Cupo
DOES ANYBODY LOVE YOU (Music and Lyrics by Bill Solly)
WITH YOU (Music by David Shire, Lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr.)

Cindy Hutchins
OUR LOVE IS HERE TO STAY (Music by George Gershwin, Lyrics by Ira Gershwin)



Rhode Island is Famous for You
Words by Howard Dietz
Music by Arthur Schwartz
Book Assembled by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus

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Grandma’s Feather Bed (John Denver’s)
Words and Music by Jim Connor
Adapted and Illustrated by Christopher Canyon


Wrap-up about the event posted on the St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church website:


Personal story:

My dear friend George Fulginiti-Shakar not only Music Directed and Accompanied the event, but he also played the role of MC.  Before the show, he asked each person to fill out an index card with a few interesting facts about themselves.

I wrote:

My middle name is Leatha.  You pronounce it like “Lisa” with a lisp.  My great-grandmother’s name was Leatha.  Leatha spell checks (or at least it did for a long time in MS Word) to “Leather.”  Everson spell checks (or at least it did for a long time in MS Word) to “Evasion.”  So ladies and gentlemen, please welcome Emily Leather Evasion.

Please forgive me for this infraction, but this sort of thing makes me chuckle.  Especially since it is true.  I did not add that one of my dad’s pet names for me was “Lethal,” but there you are.  I do love my name, but like Catalina Magdalena Hoopensteiner Wallendiner Hogan Logan Bogan, there’s not much I can do about the fact that it’s the name my mother gave me.

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