Amy Stevenson Introduces Talent To Dallas Cabaret Audiences
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by Joseph Melnicoff
Of the four, Miss Shelby-Martin seemed the most comfortable
in a cabaret. She had a free and easy
way while she bantered with the audience. Her highlighting of the comic lyrics in "Miss Byrd" and "The Alto's
Lament" was superb. Mr. Huff and Mr. Brewer
were drowned out by the cheering audience when they sang "For Good" from the
reigning Broadway hit Wicked. Miss Breckenridge does not just sing a ballad, she caresses it, as she
demonstrated in her haunting rendition of "My Funny Valentine."
Accompanying them on the piano was the irrepressible Mark
Mullino. As his fingers glide effortlessly
across the keys, beautiful music responded. Whether playing backup for the
singers or a musical interlude between lyrics, it was an outright pleasure to
be in the company of Mr. Mullino's expertise.
Miss Stevenson is conducting "Mama's Party"
every Monday evening at Phases for newcomers to cabaret, and has already lined
up talent to appear through the end of January. Some of the future "Mama's Party" entertainers include:
For more information on "Mama's Party," please visit the Phases website.
Photo 1: Amy
Photo 2: Sara
Photo 3: Jason Huff
Photo 4: Matt
Photo 5: Patty Breckenridge
Photo 6: Mark Mullino