More fun to be had at the Orlando Cabaret Festival, which is letting out the details of its Songwriter Spotlights in dribs and drabs. Here’s all the info, finally:
- Wild About Wildhorn: Andrea Canny with John DeHaas. Noon May 3, noon and 9:30 p.m. May 7, noon and 7 p.m. May 13.
- What Am I Doin’? — The Songs of Maltby and Shire: Kevin Kelly with Terry Thomas. 9:30 p.m. April 30, noon and 9:30 p.m. May 6, noon may 11, 5:30 p.m. May 16.
- Black on Broadway: E. Mani Cadet with Tonya Phillips-Staples. 7 p.m. May 1, noon May 14.
- Mad For Menken: Laura Hodos with Chris Leavy. Noon May 4, noon May 10, noon May 12.
- The Remarkable Mr. Mercer: Michelle Mailhot. Noon May 5, 4 p.m. May 9.
- The Millay Sisters: Rachel Murdy and Margi Sharp with Steven Katz. 9:30 p.m. May 14, 7 p.m. May 15.
Most of these folks may be familiar to you because they’re worked extensively in Orlando theater and music. But here’s a bio for E. Mani Cadet, who played Sportin’ Life in last weekend’s Porgy and Bess, and some info about the Millay Sisters:
E. Mani Cadet was born in Miami, Florida but was raised in Jean-Rebel, Haiti, where he simmered in the rich tradition of his family’s Haitian culture and his passion for music and acting was ignited. Mani is a seasoned performer, having achieved great acclaim in opera, musical theater and as a concert entertainer. Mani has performed on such world-renowned stages as the Lyric Opera of Chicago, New York City Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, Connecticut Opera, Martinique Opera, Berganz Opera, the Cotton Club and the Music Theatre of Wichita. Some of Mani’s beloved roles include: Jazz in Blitzstein’s opera Regina, Tamino in Mozart’s The Magic Flute, Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor, Peter Quint in The Turn of the Screw, Agew in Once on This Island and Old Deuteronomy in Cats. Mani was last seen as Beadle Banford in last year’s Mad Cow Theatre/Orlando Philharmonic production of Sweeney Todd.
And here’s a link to the website of the Millay Sisters, a New York-based cabaret act.
For ticket info, click on the Cabaret Festival link.