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SUE'S COLUMN - ARTICLES SINCE APRIL 1, 2011
Sue's Column Archive
September 30, 2010 - March 31, 2011


SUE'S COLUMN - NOVEMBER 13, 2013
You may have noticed that Sue has been away from CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE for awhile and it's because she's been traveling again and not really able to commit to a weekly column. Instead, Sue will be checking in when she has a topic to write about and the time to produce it.

SUE'S COLUMN - JULY 31, 2013
Sue Matsuki is back from a vacation sailing on the 'high seas' and sent us this column which she wrote comparing producing a cabaret show with a voyage on a sailboat She also tells about some shows she is doung
at the METROPOLITAN ROOM in the coming months. And, as usual, her column us full of advice, anecdotes and suggestions for cabaret performers and fans alike!

SUE'S COLUMN - JULY 2, 2013
Sue Matsuki has sent us another new "Views, Reviews & News" column before she takes most of the month of July to go sailing with her husband. There are reviews and a special show recommendations for upcoming cabaret events - plus news of a new series of shows she will present at the METROPOLITAN ROOM in the coming months. And, as usual, her column us full of advice, anecdotes and suggestions for cabaret performers and fans alike!

SUE'S COLUMN - JUNE 20, 2013
Sue Matsuki has sent us another new "Views, Reviews & News" column. There are reviews and a special show recommendations for upcoming cabaret event - plus news of a new series of shows she will present at the METROPOLITAN ROOM in the coming months. And, as usual, her column us full of advice, anecdotes and suggestions for cabaret performers and fans alike!

SUE'S COLUMN - JUNE 18, 2013
Sue Matsuki has sent us a new "Views, Reviews & News" column. There are reviews and several show recommendations for upcoming cabaret events - including news of a series of shows she will present at the METROPOLITAN ROOM in the coming months. And, as usual, her column us full of advice, anecdotes and suggestions for cabaret performers and fans alike!


SUE'S COLUMN - JUNE 8, 2013

Sue Matsuki has sent us a new "Views, Reviews & News" column - her second for 2013!
There are three reviews and several show recommendations for upcoming cabaret events. And, as usual, her column us chock full of advice, anecdotes and suggestions for cabaret performers and fans alike!

SUE'S COLUMN - MAY 16, 2013
Sue Matsuki has sent us a new "Views, Reviews & News" column - her first for 2013! I was so overjoyed to get this one - which includes several reviews and recommendations, I posted it on the website right away - photos and links to be added later!

SUE'S COLUMN - DECEMBER 31, 2012
Sue Matsuki has sent us a new "Views, Reviews & News" column all the way from Cambodia! Sue is traveling in Asia with her husband for about 2 months (she left on Tuesday, December 18th). In her last column Sue presented the top-10 basics for a great cabaret show. Today, she presents her 10 Cabaret Resolutions for 2013!

SUE'S COLUMN - DECEMBER 16, 2012
Sue will be traveling in Asia for about 2 months, departing on Tuesday, December 18th, but before she left she sent a new column for the website. In stead of the usual "top ten of 2012" list, Sue presents the top-10 basics for a great cabaret show.
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SUE'S COLUMN - DECEMBER 6, 2012
Sue Matsuki has sent us a new "Views, Reviews & News" column. This week, in keeping with CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE's CDs FOR THE HOLIDAYS promotion, Sue writes about Holiday CDs - including some dos and some Don'ts. She also reviews the recent "Barbra" show presented by Tanya Moberly with Steven Ray Watkins at DON'T TELL MAMA. She sent along a list of shows she recommends over the next few days, and some shows she is appearing in over the next few weeks.

SUE'S COLUMN - NOVEMBER 23, 2012
Sue Matsuki sent us a new "Views, Reviews & News" column. This week, Sue interviews funnyman Tom Ragu about the new comedy series he produces in Greenwich Village. She also sent along a list of shows she recommends, and some shows she is appearing in over the next few weeks.


SUE'S COLUMN - NOVEMBER 15, 2012
Sue Matsuki sent us a new "Views, Reviews & News" column. This week, Sue interviews four cabaret performers from outside NYC about their experiences, thoughts and comments about breaking into the NYC Cabaret scene.

SUE'S COLUMN - NOVEMBER 8, 2012
Sue Matsuki sent us a new "Views, Reviews & News" column. This week, Sue discusses "Community" - specifically the Cabaret Community" and the tremendous outpouring of love, support and encouragement that cabaret performers give to eachother - wherever and whenever disasters (small and large) occur.

SUE'S COLUMN - NOVEMBER 1, 2012
This week, Sue discusses a situation that all performers find themselves experiencing. She has a few cabaret picks for the weeks to come and talks about a few projects she herself is involved with.


SUE'S COLUMN - OCTOBER 25, 2012
Sue Matsuki sent us a new "Views, Reviews & News" column. This week, Sue has written a new collection of "pet peeves" - most of them contributed by readers of her column. She has a few cabaret picks for the weeks to come and talks about a few projects she herself is involved with.


SUE'S COLUMN - OCTOBER 18, 2012
This week, Sue interviews Richard Skipper regarding his future plans, now that he as discontinued his well known Carol Channing impersonation shows. She also reviews Marissa Mulder's recent CD Release show at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM, recommends a few upcoming shows that feature "casts of thousands" and talk about a few projects she herself is involved with.


SUE'S COLUMN - OCTOBER 11, 2012
This week, Sue brings us her 101st column, marking the start of her third year as a CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE columnist. This time she writes about a CD release event, but not in a cabaret setting, but in a rehearsal hall. Them moving back to cabaret, she reviews Eddie Bruce's recent Tony Bennett tribute show at FEINSTEIN'S. She also invites one and all to an encore of her new show with Edd Clark, a tribute to legendary singing team, Steve & Eydie, (last show on October 14th at DON'T TELL MAMA).

SUE'S COLUMN - OCTOBER 5, 2012
Sue Matsuki sent us a new "Views, Reviews & News" column. This week, Sue discusses (no holds barred) what she loves about cabaret - and what she hates about cabaret. She plugs the return of her new show with Edd Clark, a tribute to legendary singing team, Steve & Eydie, (last show on October 14th at DON'T TELL MAMA) well as some cabaret picks in the upcoming weeks.

SUE'S COLUMN - SEPTEMBER 27, 2012
Sue Matsuki sent us a new "Views, Reviews & News" column. This week, Sue talks jazz - and how to be (and how not to be) a Jazz Vocalist! She plugs the return of her new show with Edd Clark, a tribute to legendary singing team, Steve & Eydie, in October as well as some new cabaret events she is producing in NY State.


SUE'S COLUMN - SEPTEMBER 20, 2012
Sue Matsuki sent us a new "Views, Reviews & News" column. This week, Sue talks about contests - and losing same. She plugs the return of her new show with Edd Clark, a tribute to legendary singing team, Steve & Eydie, in October as well as some new cabaret events she is producing in NY State.


SUE'S COLUMN - SEPTEMBER 13, 2012
Sue Matsuki sent us a new "Views, Reviews & News" column. This week, Sue writes about Boo Boo Kitty Moments (see article if you don't know what this means). She also has a few more reviews and picks for upcoming shows. She plugs the return of her new show with Edd Clark, a tribute to legendary singing team, Steve & Eydie, in October as well as some new cabaret events she is producing in NY State.


SUE'S COLUMN - SEPTEMBER 5, 2012
Sue Matsuki is back at last after a month's vacation, with with a new column, which we posted on the website yesterday. This week, Sue writes about what she did on her vacation, including reviews of several shows she attended - with more reviews coming next week. She opens her column with a report on the memorial service held on September 2nd to celebrate the life of Marianne Challis, who passed away on August 29th. Sue also makes some picks for upcoming shows and announces the return of her new show with Edd Clark, a tribute to legendary singing team, Steve & Eydie, in October. Plus she will be producing some new events in NY State.

SUE'S COLUMN - JULY 26, 2012
Sue's is back this week with with a new column. In this week's column, Sue writes about those two very self damaging feelings that overtake us all: Jealousy & Anger. She delves into those personal negative thoughts we all harbor at times, and offers a few solutions to help us break free of them. Sue also makes some picks for upcoming shows and reminds us of her own new show with Edd Clark, a tribute to legendary singing team, Steve & Eydie, in August.

SUE'S COLUMN - JULY 19, 2012
Sue's is back this week with with a new column jam packed with news, reviews, views and even some picks. In this week's column, Sue continues her column of last week, and shares more of the principles of the best book on creativity that she has ever read - a book that changed her life in relation to how she treats her singing, her talent, the business of singing and even her life now. She reviews recent shows by Will & Anthony Nunziata, Bruce Clough, and Jamie deRoy.
Sue also makes some picks for upcoming shows and reminds us of her own new show with Edd Clark, a tribute to legendary singing team, Steve & Eydie, in August.

SUE'S COLUMN - JULY 12, 2O12
Sue's Back with a new column jam packed with news, reviews, views and even some picks. In this week's column, Sue shares some of the principles of the best book on creativity that she has ever read - a book that changed her life in relation to how she treats her singing, her talent, the business of singing and even her life now. She reviews Sharon McKnight performance with the Les Paul Trio at THE IRIDIUM, and Stacie Perlman's show at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM. Sue also makes some picks for upcoming shows and reminds us of her own new show with Edd Clark, a tribute to legendary singing team, Steve & Eydie, in August.

SUE'S COLUMN - JULY 5, 2012
Sue's Back with a new column jam packed with news, reviews, views and even some picks. In this week's column, Sue writes about gossip, insults and brickbats (and how to deal with them). She passes along a note from THE METROPOLITAN ROOM regarding their recent a/c problems, reviews recent shows by both Lennie Watts and Marcus Simeone, mentions a weekly show taking a summer break and another one returning after a spring break, and makes some picks for upcoming shows. She also reminds us of her own new show with Edd Clark, a tribute to legendary singing team, Steve & Eydie, in August.


SUE'S COLUMN - JUNE 28, 2012
In this week's column, Sue interviews Scott Barbarino of the IRIDIUM. She recommends an upcoming show and
also reminds us of a special event to be presented by MAC & Sue Matsuki Productions on June 30th plus her plans to perform in a new show with Edd Clark, a tribute to legendary singing team, Steve & Eydie, in August.

SUE'S COLUMN - JUNE 21, 2012
In this week's column, Sue interviews Ally Backus of the brand new ROY ARIAS STUDIOS & THEATERS, in the heart of the busy Times Square area. S
he also reminds us of a new event to be presented by MAC & Sue Matsuki Productions on June 30th plus her plans to perform in a new show with Edd Clark, a tribute to legendary singing team, Steve & Eydie, in August.

SUE'S COLUMN - JUNE 14, 2012
In this week's column, Sue interviews Phil Geoffrey Bond of NYC's neweast cabaret space: 54 BELOW. She also reminds us of a new event to be presented by MAC & Sue Matsuki Productions on June 30th plus her plans to perform in a new show with Edd Clark, a tribute to legendary singing team, Steve & Eydie, in August.

SUE'S COLUMN - JUNE 7, 2012
In this week's column, Sue interviews Bernie Furshpan, the new Managing Partner at The Metropolitan Room. She reviews a cabaret debut show seen recently at DON'T TELL MAMA and she also announces a new event from MAC & Sue Matsuki Productions for June 30th and her plans to perform in a new show with Edd Clark, a tribute to legendary singing team, Steve & Eydie, in August.

SUE'S COLUMN - MAY 31, 2012
In this week's column, Sue's topic is "PR - promoting your cabaret event in the media."
She also announces a new event from MAC & Sue Matsuki Productions for June 30th and her plans to perform in a new show in August.

SUE'S COLUMN - MAY 23, 2012

In this week's column, Sue's topic is "Self-confidence and battling the blues when it comes to singing.
" She covers such things as bad reviews, low audience count, the rude audience members, and other things that can "bring you down". She also announces a new event from Sue Matsuki Productions for June 30th and her plans to perform in a new show in August.

SUE'S COLUMN - MAY 17, 2012
In last week's column Sue revealed the steps she takes to write a "script" for her own cabaret performances, with some tips that every performer can use. This week she reveals the secrets she uses to remember lyrics. She also has another reminder about her next PEOPLE YOU SHOULD KNOW event.

SUE'S COLUMN - MAY 10, 2012

In this week's colum Sue gives some tips and hints on writing a script for your cabaret show. She also writes about some special cabaret and other events she was involved in this week, and In the SUE'S NEWS section announces the date of her next PEOPLE YOU SHOULD KNOW event.


SUE'S COLUMN - MAY 3, 2012

In this week's colum Sue takes on the topic of comedy in cabaret, including her own method for developing comedy material personalized for her. In the SUE'S NEWS section, she writes about some special cabaret events she is involved in this month, including the date of her next PEOPLE YOU SHOULD KNOW event.

SUE'S COLUMN - APRIL 26, 2012

In this week's colum Sue reflects on what singing has meant to her over all these 20 years that she's been in this business as she kind of winds down a little from performing and producing in the new phase of her life as a retired person and spending more time traveling with her husband. Sue also has a review of MEG FLATHER's CD RELEASE SHOW/PARTY at DON'T TELL MAMA and TERESE GENECCO & HER LITTLE BIG BAND's CD RELEASE SHOW/PARTY at the IRIDIUM. In the Sue's NEWS section, she has some picks and special announcements.


SUE'S COLUMN - APRIL 16, 2012

In her last column, Sue gave her take on this year's MAC AWARDS show at BB KINGS on March 29th. She included some comments she received regarding MAC and the MAC AWARDS system and added her own comments and suggestions. This column includes and interview with MAC President Lennie Watts plus a note from Phil Bond concerning one of Sue's comments in that article. Sue also has a review of Tom Vaughn's recent show at THE LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE. In the Sue's NEWS section, she has some picks and special announcements.

SUE'S COLUMN - APRIL 2, 2012
This week Sue starts with the REVUE section and gives her take on this year's MAC AWARDS show at BB KINGS on March 29th. Next, in the VIEWS section, Sue reports on some comments she received regarding MAC and the MAC AWARDS system - adding her own comments and suggestions. In the Sue's NEWS section, she has some picks and special announcements.

SUE'S COLUMN - MARCH 29, 2012

This week Sue starts with Views item on "Why I Sing" quotes from friends. She reviews recent shows by Vickie Phillips, Craig Pomranz, Janice Hall and Marya Zimmet and then, in Sue's News, she has some picks and special announcements.

SUE'S COLUMN - MARCH 19, 2012
This week Sue lists another bunch of "pet peeves". She also reviews Tanya Holt's recent show at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM and once more plugs her "People You Should Know" show at DON'T TELL MAMA this week Saturday night.

SUE'S COLUMN - MARCH 14, 2012

This week Sue's column could be called "If I Owned A Club" - Sue dreams of winning the Lotto and opening her own cabaret - listing all the things she would do differently. She also reviews Marieann Meringolo's current FEINSTEIN'S show and picks a few "must see" shows for the weeks to come, plus news about her next PEOPLE YOU SHOULD KNOW show at DON'T TELL MAMA.

SUE'S COLUMN - MARCH 5, 2012
This week Sue revisits her column of last year about the MAC AWARDS, updating it and adding some more comments on MAC and awards in general. She reviews Ellen Kaye's recent show at the METROPOLITAN ROOM, has two show picks plus news about her next PEOPLE YOU SHOULD KNOW show at DON'T TELL MAMA.

SUE'S COLUMN - FEBRUARY 27, 2012
This week Sue "reviews the reviewers"! She also reviews two cabaret shows: Eric Michael Gillett & La Tanya Hall at FEINSTEIN'S; Dr. Edward "Pappy" Lowel and Brett Lowel at THE DUPLEX; and Susan Hodgdon at DON'T TELL MAMA. Sue also notes the passing of noted theater critic Howard Kissell and passes along a cabaret pick. Finally she has some great news about two cabaret events she and MATSUKI PRODUCTIONS are presenting in NYC and Connecticut.


SUE'S COLUMN - FEBRUARY 20, 2012
This week Sue presents some responses to her questionnaire of last week's column, and reviews 4 cabaret shows: Carole Demas' SUMMER NIGHTS at the Laurie Beechman; Freda Payne's CELEBRATING ELLA AND OTHER LADIES OF JAZZ at the Iridium Jazz Club; Janelle Rintrona's ON MY WAY at The Duplex; and Bob Diamond's THIS FUNNY WORLD at Don't Tell Mama. She also has more cabaret picks, plus some great news about several cabaret events she and MATSUKI PRODUCTIONS are presenting in NYC and Connecticut.

SUE'S COLUMN - FEBRUARY 13, 2012
This week Sue offers a questionnaire, compiled from inquiries she has received for the past several months. She reviews the The Metropolitan Room Staff Spectacular: Valentines Day Edition and Sandy Bainum's Something to Sig About show. She also has more cabaret picks, plus some great news about several cabaret events she and MATSUKI PRODUCTIONS are presenting in NYC and Connecticut.


SUE'S COLUMN - FEBRUARY 9, 2012
This week Sue writes about all the joys and all the pitfalls of "Collaboration". She also has more cabaret picks, plus some great news about several cabaret events she and MATSUKI PRODUCTIONS are presenting in NYC and Connecticut.


SUE'S COLUMN - JANUARY 30, 2012
Sue is back from her vacation in Spain and reviews "Cabaret - Barcelona Style" - She also has a cabaret pick plus some great news about several cabaret events she and MATSUKI PRODUCTIONS are presenting in NYC and Connecticut.


SUE'S COLUMN - JANUARY 23, 2012
In today's column, Sue presents a report on an interview she had recently with Tedd Firth, one of cabaret's busiest musical directors - She also has some great news about several cabaret events she and MATSUKI PRODUCTIONS are presenting in NYC and Connecticut.


SUE'S COLUMN - JANUARY 17, 2012
In today's column, Sue presents a report on an interview she had recently with Mark Nadler, currently appearing at the LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE with his show "CRAZY 1961" - She also recommends a show coming up int he next few weeks, and has some great news about several cabaret events she and MATSUKI PRODUCTIONS are presenting in NYC and Connecticut.


SUE'S COLUMN - JANUARY 11, 2012
In today's column, Sue presents a report on an interview she had recently with Erv Raible, the Executive Director of The International Cabaret Conference at Yale University, held this year JULY 27th - AUGUST 5th. She also recommends a show coming up inthe next few weeks, and has some great news about several cabaret events she and MATSUKI PRODUCTIONS are presenting in NYC and Connecticut.


SUE'S COLUMN - JANUARY 2, 2012
In today's column, Sue gives her top 10 cabaret picks from the time she began writing reviews for CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE in November, 2010. She recommends a shows coming up inthe next few weeks, and has some great news about several cabaret events she and MATSUKI PRODUCTIONS are presenting in NYC and Connecticut.


SUE'S COLUMN - DECEMBER 27, 2011

In today's column, Sue writes
about finding enough time in a day to get all your tasks done, when juggling family, work and singing career responsibilities can be an awesome project. This week she has some suggestions in the art of "prioritizing". She recommends some shows coming up over the next few weeks, and has some great news about several cabaret events she and MATSUKI PRODUCTIONS are presenting in NYC and Connecticut.

SUE'S COLUMN - DECEMBER 19, 2011
In today's column, Sue writes
about the low attendance lately at many NYC cabaret events. She has 3 "non-reviews" - shows she has seen but are too closely related to the performers to give a "real review". She recommends some shows coming up over the next few weeks, and has some great news about several cabaret events she and MATSUKI PRODUCTIONS are presenting in NYC and Connecticut.

SUE'S COLUMN - DECEMBER 12, 2011
In today's column, Sue writes about CDs - and some "do's & dont's" . She reviews Susam Winter's recent show at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM and THE RESCIGNO'S VARIETY SHOW: A RESCIGNOEL at THE DUPLEX. Sue also recommends some upcoming shows and reports on some shows she will be appearing in, including her own Christmas show with Edd Clark.

SUE'S COLUMN - NOVEMBER 28, 2011
In today's column, Sue reviews Julie Reyburn's show at FEINSTEIN'S on Sunday night, November 27th and then interview's Julie on her career in cabaret. Sue also recommends some upcoming show and reports on some shows she will be appearing in, including her own Christmas show with Edd Clark.

SUE'S COLUMN - NOVEMBER 22, 2011
In today's column, Sue talks about producing and performing - and what it's like choosing performers - and being a performer who's not chosen. She reviews two shows she saw recently in Wisconsin plus a vocal class showcase in New York. Sue also recommends an upcoming show and reports on some shows she will be appearing in.

SUE'S COLUMN - NOVEMBER 14, 2011
In today's column, Sue has some great suggestions and ideas for the holidays; she reviews shows by Cookie Stark at THE LAURIE BEECHMAN and Parker Scott at THE DUPLEX - plus recognizes the band members for the Russ Garcia show she reviewed last week. She also recommends some upcoming shows and reports on some shows she will be appearing in.

SUE'S COLUMN - NOVEMBER 8, 2011
In today's column, Sue changes places - she reports on "pet peeves" from readers! She also reviews three shows seen: Frank Torren at MAMA's, Shaynee Rainbolt & Terese Genecco at THE IRIDIUM and Christine Pedi - also at the IRIDIUM. She has a few words about reviewers, recommends some upcoming shows and reports on some shows she will be appearing in.

SUE'S COLUMN - OCTOBER 31, 2011
In today's column, Sue has some recommendations for MAC members about the upcoming MAC AWARD nominations, plenty of news, 3 1/2 reviews, and talks of several upcoming shows that she recommends (including a few that she is hosting or appearing in).

SUE'S COLUMN - OCTOBER 24, 2011

In today's column, Sue talks about "teaching cabaret" (she has a cabaret class at UCONN - the Waterbury, CT branch). She also reviews shows by Debra Vogel and Patricia Fitzpatrick and passed along more news on her "People You Should Know" show this Saturday night.

SUE'S COLUMN - OCTOBER 11, 2011
In today's column, Sue reviews two show seen last week and has news about 2 shows by a songwriter friend and 2 shows she is involved in.

SUE'S COLUMN - OCTOBER 4, 2011
In today's column, Sue discusses patter - to do or not to do, that is the question! And she asks the eternal cabaret question: "Is it the Singer's vision or the Director's vision?" She also reviews a show seen on Monday and has news about a show by a friend and 2 shows she is involved in.

SUE'S COLUMN - SEPTEMBER 26, 2011
In today's column, Sue has one more interview "transcript" - a continuation of her column last time about performing on a cruise ship. She also includes a few reviews - and a few "blind" comments on performances seen, plus some reminders for all performers.

SUE'S COLUMN - SEPTEMBER 13, 2011
In today's column, Sue proves she's back full time after spending the summer sailing and traveling - sending in her column via e-mail. She has a great article about creating (and maintaining) your stage image, two reviews of shows she saw last week, plus news of two shows she is taking part in.


SUE'S COLUMN - SEPTEMBER 6, 2011
In today's column, Sue reveals everything you ever wanted to know about performing on a cruise ship but were afraid to ask. She also reviews two cabaret shows she's seen and plugs an upcoming cabaret debut. A new review by Mona Finston, who has been subbing for Sue as CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE's cabaret reviewer while Sue travels this summer, is also included - she writes about Ricky Ritzel's latest cabaret show

SUE'S COLUMN - AUGUST 29, 2011
In this week's column, Sue discusses the age-old question "What is Cabaret?" A new review by Mona Finston, who has been subbing for Sue as CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE's cabaret reviewer while Sue travels this summer, was delayed - the show Ms. Finston planned to review over the weekend was cancelled due to the hurricane.

SUE'S COLUMN - AUGUST 22, 2011

In this week's column, Sue has some more new "Pet Peeves", and makes some picks for the weeks to come. Meantime, our Summer Reviewer Mona Finston reviews Jason Danieley and The Frontier Heroes at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

SUE'S COLUMN - AUGUST 15, 2011
In this week's column, Sue has some new "Pet Peeves", she follows up on the essay by Stu Hamstra in Saturday's MEMBERS ONLY newsletter about local cabaret organizations, reviews one of the singers at a variety show she was at last week, and makes some picks for the weeks to come. Meantime, our Summer Reviewer Mona Finston reviews the SIMPLY STREISAND REVUE at THE LAURIE BEECHMAN.

SUE'S COLUMN - AUGUST 8, 2011
In this week's column, Sue follows up on the essay by Stu Hamstra in Saturday's MEMBERS ONLY newsletter about the upcoming NYC Cabaret Convention, and adds her thoughts, plus comments from folks she's talked to. Meantime, our Summer Reviewer Mona Finston reviews Bob Spiotto in Shades of Grey: A Tribute to Joel Grey - at the METROPOLITAN ROOM.

SUE'S COLUMN - AUGUST 1, 2011
In this week's column, Sue gives advice to "newbies" - performers who come into cabaret for the first time. She also comments on an essay from the MEMBERS ONLY NEWSLETTER about SOCIAL NETWORKS; Meantime, our Summer Reviewer Mona Finston reviews the Nunziata Brothers who appeared recently at FEINSTEIN'S.

SUE'S COLUMN - JULY 25, 2011
In this week's column, Sue describes a "one sheet" press release, including a sample from her own kits; our Summer Reviewer Mona Finston reviews Baby Jane Dexter's recent CD release show at the METROPOLITAN ROOM.

SUE'S COLUMN - JULY 18, 2011
In this week's column, Sue shows how "pop" song performance differs from "standards"; our Summer Reviewer Mona Finston reviews Colleen McHugh in "Calendar Girl: Pret a Porter - Cole Porter's French Connections" and Sue passes along some tips for great cabaret in the next few weeks.

SUE'S COLUMN - JULY 12, 2011
In this week's column, Sue "dissects" a song, our Summer Reviewer introduces herself, and Sue passes along some tips for great cabaret in the next few weeks.

SUE'S COLUMN - JUNE 27, 2011
In this week's column, Sue reviews Eric Michael Gillett's "Cast of Thousands" show, Tom Ragu's recent comedy show at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM, and introduces her summer associate reviewer.

SUE'S COLUMN - JUNE 20, 2011

This week Sue starts with a few warnings and comments about cabaret events and performances, reviews three shows (including one in which she took part). Finally, she passes along some news on upcoming shows and a bit of personal news.

SUE'S COLUMN - JUNE 8, 2011
This week Sue starts by pointing out one of the biggest blunders a cabaret performer can make - it's called "affectation". She goes on to revise an earlier review after seeing a show a second time, and a second review of a show that really shows how cabaret should be performed. Finally, she passes along some news on upcoming shows and a bit of personal news.

SUE'S COLUMN - JUNE 2, 2011
This week Sue talks about talking - and being yourself when doing so. She reviews a show and then talks about a trio of events presented by a famous cabaret family. Plus she has some big news about her personal life - and a new headshot!

SUE'S COLUMN - MAY 23, 2011
This week Sue slips over to the "dark side" for a theater reading, featuring friends from cabaret, she reviews three great shows and makes more show picks for the weeks to come.

SUE'S COLUMN - MAY 17, 2011
This week Sue gives more pointers on building a successful show plus reviews two great show she saw in one night! Also more picks and an advance look at a show she's doing in June.

SUE'S COLUMN - MAY 10, 2011
This week in Sue's column she writes "blind" reviews on 2 shows, and writes about some upcoming events to be on the lookout for and a show she is presenting in CT.

SUE'S COLUMN - MAY 2, 2011
This week in Sue's column she writes about a performer who is more "sizzle" than steak - or, having a star name does not necessarily mean a winning show. She also reviews 3 shows she really liked, and writes about some upcoming events to be on the lookout for - two of them in which she is taking part.

SUE'S COLUMN - APRIL 27, 2011
This week in Sue's column she comments on some of the e-mails and comments she has received about her MAC AWARD comments of 2 weeks ago. She also reviews a show by a Vegas superstar she really liked, and writes about some upcoming events to be on the lookout for.

SUE'S COLUMN - APRIL 18, 2011
This week Sue's column is a "must read" for anyone planning to produce/perform in a cabaret show out of their home town. She also reviews two shows she really liked, and writes about some upcoming events to be on the lookout for.

SUE'S COLUMN - APRIL 11, 2011
This week Sue's column covers a lot of territory, from Norwalk, CT to New Hope, PA. And she reviews a show put on by Yoga Practitioners as well as a show put on by church members! And, she even "reviews" a cabaret venue, rather than a cabaret performance! She starts off with some words about the current MAC AWARD voting.

SUE'S COLUMN - APRIL 4, 2011
This week Sue's column is about "STUFF" (aka more Pet Peeves – WARNING: she's cranky today!). She also gives a "non-anonymous-review" and plugs some upcoming cabaret events.

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