Tune will perform "Taps, Tunes, and Tall Tales" on Friday, Aug. 9. McKechnie and recording artists Wesla Whitfield and Mike Greensill will lead the Fellows Program, now accepting applications through May 1.. Early submissions are strongly encouraged.
Additional performers for the Conference will be announced in the coming months, with tickets available beginning June 5.
Under the new artistic leadership of Grammy and Emmy Award Winner John McDaniel, the conference "reexamines, redefines, and revitalizes the Cabaret art form for the 21st century using a definition of cabaret as any kind of live performance in an intimate space that often breaks the fourth wall."
The two-week conference beginning in August features hands-on artistic guidance and instruction to a select group of participants chosen by application and invitation.
There is also a Junior Fellows Program, led by Brad Simmons, that offers select local middle and high school students the opportunity for professional vocal instruction, movement, and hands-on artistic guidance in the art of performance. Junior Fellows are featured during the Cabaret Showcase performance evening as well as at the conference’s open mic sessions.
Information: www.theoneill.org/summer-conferences/cabaret/submission-info. There is a $35 application fee. Please direct any questions about the Conference to Anne G. Morgan, Literary Manager, at (860) 443-5378 ext. 227 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Local auditions for the Junior Fellows program will be held on May 6. For additional information, contact Jill Anderson, General Manager, at (860) 443-5378 ext. 282 or e-mail email@example.com.