Happy Anniversary Cabaret Scenes!
February 23, 2020

All Photos: Maryann Lopinto

The American Songbook Association celebrated the 25th anniversary of it’s publication, Cabaret Scenes magazine, the oldest (and only) national print magazine dedicated to cabaret and small venue entertainment. A cavalcade of cabaret stars who have graced the Cabaret Scenes cover over the last 2+ decades performed both known favorites and new show-stoppers to a packed audience at the Green Room 42, (minus one very special VIP, Cabaret Scenes Editor-in-Chief, Frank Dain, who was regrettably indisposed).

Here are some picture highlights from the evening.

Eric Comstock and Barbara Fasano opened the evening with a rousing Broadway medley.


Eric Yves Garcia and Carolyn Montgomery, who run the ASA’s school program, celebrated the next generation with “You Must’ve Been a Beautiful Baby.”


T. Oliver reed cast a spell with “That Old Black Magic.”


ASA Executive Director, Marilyn Lester, welcomes the crowd


Laurie Krauz gets political with “There are Such Things”


Betsyann Faiella delivers a charming “Crossword Puzzle”


Beckie Menzie & Tom Michael treat with a combo arrangement of Cyndi Lauper’s and Sammy Cahn/Julie Styne’s “Time After Time”


Carla Gordon sets the record straight with “Alternative Facts”


Danny Bacher laments “Hard Hearted Hannah”


Anita Gillette and Penny Fuller powerfully reminisce with “Once Upon a Time” (Paul Greenwood at the piano)


Ruby Rims conquers with “Just Ask Me, I’ve Been There”


Julie Gold offers comedy and empathy with “The Genius Bar”


Stacy Sullivan lifts spirits with “It’s a Good Day”


Tanya Holt resonates with “Laughing Matter”


Jamie deRoy brings the house down with “Jews Don’t Camp”


Marissa Mulder enchants with “Across the Universe”


Steven Brinberg transforms into Anthony Newley (with hints of Babs) in “What Kind of Fool Am I”


Corinna Sowers Adler offers a golden voiced “New York State of Mind”


Sidney Meyer delivers a comic tour de force with “It Was You”


Natalie Douglas electrifies with a rousing and poignant “Mississippi Goddamn”


Steve Ross is charm personified in a delightful arrangement of “Cheek to Cheek” and “Let’s Face the Music and Dance”


Mark Nadler and KT Sullivan lovingly close the evening with “Thanks For The Memories”

Additional Pianists, not pictured above include: Daryl Koljack