“This Is My Happy Place” is a captivating cabaret where you can share your joy of singing — your happy place.
It doesn’t matter whether your songs are uptempo toe-tappers or heart-rending ballads. “My Happy Place” is a celebration of the power of song — your songs — to uplift our spirits and soften our hearts.
It’s more than just a performance – it’s a ticket to the happy place within us all.
You’ll be performing with a unique ensemble of young singers from the NYC metro area who would like more performance opportunities, and who want to learn about cabaret. Many (but not all) of our performers are students at New York’s performing arts high schools and colleges, and have professional aspirations. They’re extraordinary young performers!
Our cabarets feature professional piano accompaniment. No tracks, ever.
“This Is My Happy Place” features both showtunes and pop songs.
For more information about the workshop, or to sign up, click the button below.
Maybe you’re focused on getting accepted to a college with a great MT program, or getting cast in your high school production, or getting into a performing arts high school, or landing a role on Broadway, or a national tour. Or perhaps you aren’t getting the performance opportunites you want. You might be busy with school or other commitments. How can cabaret help you? Cabarets get you more experience in front of an audience. Our cabarets provide high-quality video that you can add to your reel. They don’t require a big commitment of time or money. And they’re rewarding and fun!
You can sing songs you love. Try out new audition material. Learn how to connect with and engage an audience. Cabaret performers are not just singers, they’re performance artists and storytellers.
Cabaret great Andrea Marcovicci once said:
“Accompanied by live piano, cabaret performers fully embrace the role of storyteller, embodying the varied themes and emotions of each song and story. There’s no decorated set, high-lifted stage, or elaborate costumes; but this simplified approach to performance art removes the barrier between the audience and the performers. You aren’t required to suspend any disbelief. Anyone can connect to the stories, songs, and performers on a personal level; listening, laughing, or even shedding a tear as the music moves them.“
With experience, you’ll learn how to make a lasting impression. Bring your uniqueness into your performance. Connect with your audience on a personal level. These are skills best learned by doing.
Come prepared, and trust in yourself.
About the Laurie Beechman
If you’ve never performed at the Laurie Beechman, let me say a few words about it. The Laurie Beechman Theatre is downstairs from the West Bank Cafe. This charming and comfortable 90-seat cabaret venue has a state-of-the-art lighting and sound system and has been the home of some of the hottest Broadway and cabaret performers for over 30 years. For over 10 seasons, the Laurie Beechman was the home of Broadway Sessions.
We’re looking forward to performing at the Laurie Beechman again, and we’re looking forward to meeting some new singers and sharing this experience with them.
Participation is strictly limited to 12 singers, and each singer can perform two songs. There is a workshop fee of $150. This includes two Zoom meetings, coaching, two in-person rehearsals, and performance.
If this sounds like something you’d like to try, you can apply by clicking on the button below. The form includes additional information you’ll need to help you decide.
Georgia Attardi performs “The Life I Never Led” at the Laurie Beechman Theatre, June 4, 2023. Whitney Wallace, piano.