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Topic - Matthew Gardiner
Signature Theatre kicked off its seventh annual Sizzlin' Summer Cabaret series, 13 evenings of performances, on Wednesday and continuing through Aug. 17. A variety of performers, mostly stars of the D.C. theater scene but also a few faces a bit less familiar locally, will shed the personas of the characters they portray and perform a program of their own design meant to give the audience a better sense of who they are as artists.
"It's a completely different, more personal experience," said Mr. Gardiner. "The ticket price is less, and the performance is a shorter one. It's a more compact evening, but it doesn't have any less of a dramatic arc. They are truly wonderful experiences."
"Cabaret can be many things, it is hard to define," Mr. Gardiner said. "It can be about sharing one composer's music or sharing a certain genre's music, or it can be about sharing stories about yourself through music. Good cabaret, there's no wall between the performer and the audience, there's a very open exchange that feels like you're having a one-on-one conversation with that performer."