"Two for a Song Plus One” with Doug Bowles and Alex Hassan and guest Jennifer Timberlake
Friday, July 12 and Saturday, July 13 at 8pm: Doug Bowles and Alex Hassan are back at the Cauldron with more laughter, merriment, touching songs and stories from the Great American Songbook. Joined by actress and singer, Jennifer Timberlake, the warblers and pianoodler will introduce you to some amazing lost and forgotten songs of the 20s and 30s that may become your new favorites.
"New York, New Nora" with Nora Palka
Friday, July 19 at 8pm: Fresh off her critically-acclaimed performance as Flora Conrad in On Air, this talented singer-songwriter, piano/ukulele player comes back to the cauldron. After two and a half years of living in NYC and being inspired by everything around her, Nora will take you on a journey through song and comedic storytelling of all she has experienced so far as a New Yorker, featuring her original ukulele tunes, favorite jazz standards, and, of course, some musical theatre favorites.
Kathy Halenda “Somewhere Over the Rose”
Saturday, July 20 at 8pm: Welcome to “Somewhere Over the Rose,” a celebration of the songs, styles and stories of two incredible yet completely different American icons... Judy Garland and Bette Midler. One is long gone and one is definitely still kickin’. This show celebrates their songs, stories and similarities... as well as a few freaky coincidences. So join Kathy on a sophisticated and sassy adventure... Bon Voyage!
Chris Urquiaga “Piano Man”
Friday, July 26 at 8pm: Sing us a song, you're the piano man! Come ready to sing along to and enjoy songs by singer-songwriters who are also virtuosos at the keys. Chris Urquiaga, who has won acclaim in the DC area for his own virtuosity at the keyboard, will perform favorites by artists including Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, and John Legend, in addition to performing his own fun tunes.
“The First Lady of Country: Tribute to Patsy Cline” with Jess Eliot Myhre, Maureen Andary & Aimee Curl
Saturday, July 27 at 8pm: Winchester Virginia’s Patsy Cline was one of the most influential and acclaimed vocalists of the 21st century. A true pioneer for women in the country music industry, but also a wild character whose personal stories shine in their retelling, again and again. Come hear Patsy's lush songwriting unpacked to its essential elements, to uncover the caramel-core of the First Lady of Country's songs.
Katie McManus “My So-Called (Mid)Life”
Friday, August 2 at 8pm: Creative Cauldron veteran Katie McManus (Blues in the Night, Ruthless, and The World Goes Round) returns with a one-night-only-evening dedicated to that looming "middle" of your life. Filled with Broadway, pop, jazz and standards, perhaps it doesn't need to be a crisis after all. She is accompanied by the always-young, Elisa Rosman, who just recently music directed Thunder Knocking on the Door.
Mark Meadows and Danielle Wertz sing Nat King Cole
Saturday, August 3 at 8pm: Join local award-winning jazz pianist and vocalist, Mark G. Meadows featuring San Francisco-based, Falls Church, VA native, Danielle Wertz, as they pay homage to the one and only, Nat King Cole, celebrating the songs and music that made Cole one of the most acclaimed artists of his time. Mark and Danielle will connect the old with the new as they sprinkle in some originals and arrangements alongside Nat King Cole's timeless hits.
Erin Granfield “If The Dress Fits”
Friday, August 9 at 8pm: An evening of song addressing sartorial & other quintessential questions. Erin is grateful to be back at Creative Cauldron after playing Agnes Davis in Conner & Smith’s final Bold New Works production of On Air and Elmira in the critically acclaimed production of Nevermore.
Stephen Gregory Smith “Game On: A Game Night Cabaret”
Saturday, August 10 at 8pm: Join Helen Hayes Award-winning actor Stephen Gregory Smith and journey through musical theatre history in the form of an evening of games, special guests, and prizes! If you like musical theatre and game shows, come out and press your luck!
“You Are My Heroine” with Bridget Linsenmeyer and Inés Nassara from HEROINE
Friday, August 16 at 8pm: HEROINE, the Brooklyn based song writing duo of Bridget Linsenmeyer and Inés Nassarra, will be singing songs by their favorite heroines like Sara Bareilles, Lianne La Havas, Lucius, Joni Mitchell, as well as featuring their catchy originals in promotion for the release of their debut EP! Witness their original power anthems, emotional ballads and mesmerizing covers from the heroines who inspired them. HEROINE celebrates intersectional feminism and self-empowerment.
Katherine Riddle “Tell Me a Story”
Saturday, August 17 at 8pm: You know those songs that draw you in with just a few words: “When I was girl”…“I met a man”…“There was a time”... And then take you on an emotional journey covering hours, weeks or years of a character’s life in a matter of minutes? Come join the talented Katherine Riddle for an evening of her favorite story songs…that will soon become yours.
Bossa Fever with VERONNEAU
Friday, August 23 and Saturday, August 24 at 8pm: Bossa Nova…it’s a chilled-out, slowed-down, grooved-up version of Brazilian samba and it’s totally irresistible! Join Creative Cauldron Passport to the World favorites, and 6 times WAMMIE winning band VERONNEAU as they track the unstoppable rise of the Brazilian beat - the first globally successful world-music, which established itself firmly in our musical DNA.
Cecily sings Nancy Wilson
Friday, September 6 at 8pm: DC’s first lady of soul, Cecily, brings to life the story and music of Nancy Wilson. Vocalist, actress, activist and all-around performer; labeled a singer of blues, jazz, cabaret and pop, Wilson’s 70 year career included performances with such legends as Nat King Cole, Louis Jordan, Dinah Washington, Ella Fitzgerald, and Ruth Brown as she landed more than 30 albums on the Billboard charts.
Rochelle Rice “And We Shall March”
Saturday, September 7 at 8pm: Vocalist and award-winning composer, Rochelle Rice, takes listeners on a journey through the social justice causes, key figures, and the empowering music of the Civil Rights Movement, one of the most transformative eras of American history.
Tom Sweitzer “Meatballs and Music”
Friday, September 13 and Saturday, September 14 at 8pm: Meatballs and Music is a one man show starring Music Therapist, Tom Sweitzer. He will take us through his unique, colorful and unsettling childhood. This production is Tom's way to share the message of the power of music, the importance of connection and the importance of forgiveness.
Tickets for the 2019 Summer Cabarets can be purchased on www.creativecauldron.org or by calling 703-436-9948.
Creative Cauldron is a non-profit arts organization whose innovative programs in the performing and visual arts embody collaboration, experimentation and community engagement. Creative Cauldron was founded by Producing Director Laura Connors Hull in 2002. In June of 2009, Creative Cauldron acquired a permanent home in ArtSpace Falls Church, a 3,000 square foot flexible arts space that provides a venue for year-round classes, live performances of theater, music and dance and visual art exhibits. Programs are presented in part through grants from the Virginia Commission for the Arts, The National Endowment for the Arts, the Arts Council of Fairfax County, the City of Falls Church and the Little City CATCH Foundation.
When: July 12 – September 14, 2019
Fridays at 8:00 pm and Saturdays at 8:00 pm
Where: Creative Cauldron at ArtSpace Falls Church
410 South Maple Avenue, Falls Church, VA 22046
Info: Tickets General Admission $22 - Seniors/Military $20 - Students $18
Tables for Two with wine $60 - Tables for Four with wine $120
Discounts for Groups of 10 or more
www.creativecauldron.org or 703-436-9948
Free Parking is available in the 410 and 400 South Maple Building Garages