SPRINGFIELD – Springfield native and award-winning cabaret performer Jane Scheckter will present “So You Think You Can Sing? Learn to Become a Cabaret Singer,” an eight-session program at the Springfield Jewish Community Center as part of Life Lessons: The William & Margery Sadowsky Center of Adult Learning. She will be joined by well-known piano accompanist Frank Jackson.
Scheckter has appeared at many clubs in New York and has received rave reviews from the New York Times. Early in her career she performed with Barry Manilow and Bette Midler.
Participants will learn the fundamentals of cabaret, including choosing the right material, song interpretation, microphone technique and stage presence. The program will be held Tuesday evenings from Jan. 8 through Feb. 19 and will culminate with a Cabaret-style show on Sunday evening, Feb. 24.
Ability to read music is not a prerequisite. The workshop will be geared to a variety of musical styles including Broadway, standards, blues, jazz and folk. The cost is $150 and is limited to the first 10 who register. All are welcome. A free information session will be held on Thursday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. to learn more about this program. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (413) 739-4715.