Over the next few weeks, Cabaret Hotspot! will be Spotlighting the different Open Mics. Up first is the multi-award winning The Salon. This open mic started at the Algonquin Salon, moved to Etc., Etc. where it had a long run and now has set up shop at Don’t Tell Mama.

This show is co-produced by Tanya Moberly and Mark Janas. Sign up is at 7:00 with the show starting at 7:30. “Mama-ettes” sign you up for the two sets. You fill out a card with your song choice and any information you’d like announced by the Host after you sing so it’s also a good opportunity to network and try to sell some seats to your show.

All levels of singers are represented and welcomed. “Trying on” a new tune is also encouraged. All kinds of music, spoken word, original tunes, and a special “Classical Corner” by Mark Janas is presented. This is a safe place to sing and to hone your skills.

It is a weekly open mic with a theme but singing on-theme is not enforced. Each singer gets 1 tune BUT…if you impress, there is always an opportunity to be asked to do a Guest Spot which is a 3-song set OR to co-host the show where you do 5 tunes throughout the evening. This is another good opportunity to advertise yourself if you have a show coming up. There is a different co-host and guest singer each week.

This audience is mostly other singers but a real Salon family has developed with many of these singers supporting each other’s work.

There is a $10 cover charge ($5 for students with ID) and a $20 food/drink minimum. Cash or credit is accepted and for The Salon only, Don’t Tell Mama’s serves dinner in the cabaret room.

For more information, just open up this poster or visit: www.MarkJanasTheSalon.com