Photo Flash: The SWAP Cabaret At The West End Lounge

Monday, April 9th marked the first edition of the SWAP (Songs With Another Perspective) Cabaret, produced and directed by Alex Beck. Twenty-two artists sang gender-swapped songs from 100 years of the musical theatre cannon.

The evening was a playful interrogation of gender roles and stereotypes in broadway musicals, with an interest in creating conversation around the persuasive power of music and how it informs our societal constructs.

The evening was sold out, SRO, raising several hundred dollars for the Estrogenius Festival - an annual theater festival committed to empowering female and non-binary voices in the theater.

Plans are underway for a follow-up concert in the SWAP series.

Photos by Paul Blaise Corning Jr.

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Photo Flash: The SWAP Cabaret At The West End Lounge
Cassandra Sandberg sings She's a Woman from Kiss of the Spider Woman

Photo Flash: The SWAP Cabaret At The West End Lounge
Producer/Director Alex Beck opens the evening with A Spoonful of Sugar from Mary Poppins with Andy Roninson on they keys.

Photo Flash: The SWAP Cabaret At The West End Lounge
Paul Blaise Corning Jr sings Stars and the Moon from Songs for a New World

Photo Flash: The SWAP Cabaret At The West End Lounge
Justin Goodemoot sings the 1917 standard A Good Man is Hard to Find

Photo Flash: The SWAP Cabaret At The West End Lounge
Vanessa Pereda-Felix belts I'm a Bad, Bad Man from Annie Get Your Gun

Photo Flash: The SWAP Cabaret At The West End Lounge
Cadi Withers sings Standing on the Corner from The Most Happy Fella

Photo Flash: The SWAP Cabaret At The West End Lounge
Max Bitar shows us How Lovely to be a Woman from Bye, Bye Birdie

Photo Flash: The SWAP Cabaret At The West End Lounge
Billie Aken-Tyers is Just an Ordinary Man from My Fair Lady

Photo Flash: The SWAP Cabaret At The West End Lounge
Krystle Guidry sings All I Care About from Chicago

Photo Flash: The SWAP Cabaret At The West End Lounge
Will He Like Me from She Loves Me by Cameron Bartell

Photo Flash: The SWAP Cabaret At The West End Lounge
Justin Henry serves up Dance: Ten; Looks: Three from A Chorus Line

Photo Flash: The SWAP Cabaret At The West End Lounge
Caitlin Lester-Sams sings the merits of being a Man from The Full Monty

Photo Flash: The SWAP Cabaret At The West End Lounge
Garrett Bruce is a different sort of Sally singing In Buddy's Eyes from Follies

Photo Flash: The SWAP Cabaret At The West End Lounge
Shawn Shafner brings down the house with I Cain't Say No from Oklahoma!

Photo Flash: The SWAP Cabaret At The West End Lounge
Matthew Rodgers sings No More from The Goodbye Girl

Photo Flash: The SWAP Cabaret At The West End Lounge
Michael R Jackson sings Every Day a Little Death from A Little Night Music

Photo Flash: The SWAP Cabaret At The West End Lounge
Eryn LeCroy spins Is This What You Call Love from Passion as a cry to stop sexually harassing women

Photo Flash: The SWAP Cabaret At The West End Lounge
Merrill Peiffer sings Tell My Father from The Civil War

Photo Flash: The SWAP Cabaret At The West End Lounge
Michael Cummings tells us One Hundred Easy Ways to Lose a Man from Wonderful Town

Photo Flash: The SWAP Cabaret At The West End Lounge
Jason Pintar strums his uke and sings about One Boy from Bye, Bye Birdie

Photo Flash: The SWAP Cabaret At The West End Lounge
Amanda Bruton reclaims Thank Heaven for Little Girls with a binder full of powerful, inspiring women

Photo Flash: The SWAP Cabaret At The West End Lounge
Darius Anthony Harper brings it all home with Gorgeous from The Apple Tree

 



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