Provincetown Cabaretfest Presents Largest Variety Show Ever And Debuts New Scholarship Program

By: May. 17, 2018
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Provincetown Cabaretfest Presents Largest Variety Show Ever And Debuts New Scholarship Program

Provincetown CabaretFest 2018 (May 31 to June 3) will feature over thirty vocalists, musicians and comedians, appearing in the Paramount Room of The Crown and Anchor, during its Friday night show "Music, Music, Music". The Friday evening show is the largest variety show every produced in the festival's eighteen-year history. The entertainers hail from all over the U.S. and will perform in a variety of shows, in one of the most extensive cabaret festivals in Massachusetts. All festival events share the theme of sophisticated and soulful 1950s music and will showcase the unique art form of live cabaret.

Producer Patricia Fitzpatrick will award scholarships to three emerging performers, to further encourage the cabaret art form. Fitzpatrick has built the festival upon the idea that "education is the key that unlocks all further endeavors" (a phrase that inspired her as a young person). "The varied music shows pull seasoned performers to the festival, and in turn they commit to offering workshops, master classes, and Q&A sessions to aspiring vocalists", she says. The scholarships are underwritten by Fr. Jeffrey Hamblin, M.D., a longtime supporter of the Provincetown CabaretFest. According to Hamblin, "I hope to enable the perpetuation of this culture of song in the hope that this vibrant art form will not be lost but will engage intellectually and emotionally those who perform and those who listen, to discover that 'life is a cabaret!'"

Performers slated to appear at the festival include: Mark Alan, Jo Brisbane, Joe Della Penna, Brian De Lorenzo, John DeMarco, Dawn Derow, Jay Cee Driesen, Patricia Fitzpatrick, Rod Ferguson, Michael Garin, Stephen Hanks, Jeff Harnar, Jason Henderson, Jim Keating, Vivienne LaBarbera, Tom La Mark, Jeff Macauley, The Max & Cam Duo, David Meulemans, Mardie Millit, Carolyn Montgomery, John O'Neil, Carol O'Shaughnessy, Brian Patton, Joni Rapp, Alex Rybeck, Lydia Sabosto, Warren Schein, Bryon Sommers, John Spinks, Janet Stanton, Zoe Stewart, John Thomas, Richard White, Nancy & Dave Wilber Duo, and Kevin Wood. The Jeffrey Hamblin Scholarship recipients (Jason Henderson, Janet Stanton, and Zoe Stewart) will perform along with graduates of the Marilyn Maye Master Class, at the festival's closing brunch "Memories Are Made of This" on June 3, in the Crown & Anchor's Paramount Room. They will be accompanied by the Brian Patton Trio, featuring Ron Ormsby on bass, "Doc Jazz" Alan Clinger on electric guitar, and Brian Patton on piano.

Tickets to the Marilyn Maye master classes have sold out. Please check the festival website ( for complete information about shows and performers, including headliners Jeff Harnar and Alex Rybeck, and Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Carol O'Shaughnessy. All tickets must be purchased at or at the Crown & Anchor box office (247 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA).