Cabaret University
Building Your Show


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You bring in 14 tunes and, as an exercise, (and by the end of class), you will learn the process of putting together a show! This exercise may or may not produce the show you wind up doing, but it is designed to give you an idea of how to start. In this class we will discuss: 

  • Different types of shows (theme, composer, comedic, series, concept)
  • “Formulas” for flow of a show
  • Song positioning – opening, song clusters, “11:00” number and closer
  • Writing patter (how much and where to chat)
  • How to write a killer opening!
  • Promoting your show concept
  • The advantage of using a postcard and what attracts the eye.

For this class
$60.00 for a 3 hour class / $48.00 for paid CH Members (a 20% discount!)

And why not add the companion class – The Business of Cabaret/Present Like a Pro

For both class offerings (See post for the Business of Cabaret Class):
$110.00 for two 3-hour classes / $ 88.00 for paid CH Members (a 20% discount!)

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NOTE:   Do YOU want a 20% discount? Become a PAID member of Cabaret HotSpot! The Artist membership fee for Cabaret Hotspot! is just $25.00 per year!

Sue Matsuki is a 30-year Cabaret veteran, a multi-award-winning performer, songwriter, and producer and is currently the Managing Co-Editor and Correspondent for Cabaret Hotspot! She has had Cabaret columns on Nightlife Exchange and Cabaret Hotline. And, has taught these classes and other Cabaret performance classes at: UCONN’s Osher Lifelong Learning Center; the Theater Barn (Ridgefield, CT) and for the Canadian School of Performing Arts. 


Please join us for this special class, lots of knowledge (and handouts) to help you navigate your way through the craft & business of Cabaret!