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The Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs is proud to announce the 3rd Annual “MAC presents THEY WRITE THE SONGS.” The show will be held Sunday, November 16th at 4pm in the Engelman Recital Hall at the Baruch Performing Arts Center (Lexington Avenue at 25th Street).

This annual show presents the work of selected songwriters, highlighting both those who are well-established, and those who are on the rise and creating great new work. Songs written by these outstanding songwriters will be performed throughout the show by singers who have previously either won or been nominated for MAC Awards, or in some cases, by the songwriters themselves.

The songwriters selected to present their songs at this year’s show are Amanda Green, Georgia Stitt, Rick Jensen, Ritt Henn, Drew Fornarola. Joshua Cohen, and Tracy Stark. The host for the evening will be Grammy award winning songwriter Julie Gold.  Tracy Stark will be the musical director. Performers will be announced shortly.

In addition, at this show MAC will announce this year’s recipients of the two annual songwriting awards presented by MAC each year – the Dottie Burman award, and the John Wallowitch award. Songs written by these recipients will also be performed at the show.

The event will culminate with an interview of songwriter Amanda Green conducted by host Julie Gold, and a performance of several of her songs. Amanda Green is the lyricist of several recent Broadway shows including High Fidelity, Hands on a Hardbody, and Bring It On.

Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 day of show. There will be a reception at the theater immediately following the performance for all ticket holders, songwriters and performers at no additional charge.  For more information about MAC, visit www.MACnyc.com

Tickets are available through Ovation tickets at this link: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/929238

Order before November 1 with the code EARLYBIRD and save an additional $5 off the ticket price.



We’ve had a blast at your first 3 Open Mics! Our next one will be held on Tuesday, November 25th at the Laurie Beechman Theatre from 7-9:30!
(Please note: due to restructuring at the venue, the October Open Mic has been cancelled.)

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MAC held 2 fantastic seminars this spring, moderated by Billie Roe. One was “Cabaret 101″, and featured tips for getting your show off the ground, with advice from Lennie Watts, Thomas Honeck,  Terese Genecco and Shaynee Rainbolt. . The other was “He Said, He Said”, and featured Roy Sander and Lennie Watts answering all of your cabaret questions.

Here are some pictures from the seminar!



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Marilyn Maye getting her Lifetime Achievement Awards, presented by Bob Mackie!

See some behind the scenes footage from the 2014 MAC Awards!