PERFORMER’S COM­MENTS

“What a fab­u­lous evening! Larry brought the oppor­tu­nity and the venue and I got the plea­sure of bring­ing the music. My favorite thing to do!“Andi Rose

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“Work­ing the New Voices Cabaret was a won­der­ful expe­ri­ence for me; I felt like I really got to inter­act with the Philly the­ater com­mu­nity and per­form my heart out for an incred­i­bly warm, sup­port­ive audi­ence.” Chris Baron

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“Larry McKenna’s New Voices Cabaret is a great way to get your name out in the Philadel­phia The­atre area! Not only is it a fun night for audi­ences, it’s a no pres­sure atmos­phere which really allows per­form­ers to be them­selves. I would do it again in a heart­beat! ” Carly Mayo

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Work­ing with the New Voices Cabaret was a great expe­ri­ence for me. It was an amaz­ing oppor­tu­nity to per­form in such a sto­ried venue.”Maria Leonetti

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“Cabaret is a spe­cial art form and Philly was in des­per­ate need for some­one to sup­port and help show­case all of these incred­i­ble bud­ding artists. I was so excited when Larry pre­sented me with this oppor­tu­nity and am hum­bled to have been able to share my sto­ries and tal­ent with the Philly the­ater com­mu­nity in an inti­mate space where strangers could feel like friends. That’s what cabaret is all about!” Cas­san­dra Nary

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“Larry McKenna has brought together the best and fresh­est young voices together in an warm and inti­mate set­ting. I was for­tu­nate enough to be there to par­tic­i­pate in the open­ing night per­for­mance. (I am much older than the oth­ers who took the stage.) It is great to see a venue in Philadel­phia that pro­motes great young tal­ent. It is a chance to show­case these won­der­ful per­form­ers and def­i­nitely a oppor­tu­nity to hear great music, sung by some of the tri-State’s best voices. I know the audi­ence went home happy, singing, and totally entertained.Keep this going!!!”Chuck Shea

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“Thank you so much!! I had a blast work­ing with you! This was a won­der­ful expe­ri­ence!! It is such a warm and sup­port­ive envi­ron­ment where per­form­ers can just have fun and be them­selves. It is an excel­lent oppor­tu­nity for “new voices” to show the Philly the­atre com­mu­nity who they truly are. I would most def­i­nitely do it again!!” Saman­tha Riesenberg

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“New Voices was such a won­der­ful expe­ri­ence! Larry cre­ated a fun, relaxed, friendly envi­ron­ment and was a plea­sure to work with. This is a won­der­ful addi­tion to the Philadel­phia cabaret scene and I’m excited to see all the new tal­ent!” Molly Tower

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“Per­form­ing in the New Voices Cabaret was an awe­some expe­ri­ence. It was def­i­nitely a great way to put myself out there as a per­former, and it was fun!” Anabelle   Gar­cia

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“It was a priv­i­lege to be a mem­ber of the New Voices Cabaret cast. Per­form­ing along side so many tal­ented peo­ple was such a plea­sure. Whether attend­ing as a per­former or an audi­ence mem­ber you are sure to have a good time.” Brian McFad­den

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“Per­form­ing in the New Voices Cabaret was an amaz­ing oppor­tu­nity to not only sing but to also meet so many tal­ented artists. Larry McKenna gave me an expe­ri­ence of a life­time. He is truly ded­i­cated to pro­mot­ing new artists while pro­vid­ing the much needed sup­port and encour­age­ment to pur­sue my goals and dreams.” Andrew Ruggieri.

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“Larry McKenna’s New Voices Cabaret presents a won­der­ful oppor­tu­nity for newer per­form­ers to get a feel for appear­ing on stage alone. As the youngest singer this sea­son, I appre­ci­ated the chance to select songs that were right for my type and voice, to find a way to inter­act with the audi­ence through my pat­ter and songs, and to work with tal­ented pro­fes­sion­als like Zach Wise­ley (my accom­pa­ni­est). Larry McKenna has taken his love of per­form­ing and com­bined it with his gift of teach­ing to pro­vide an amaz­ing learn­ing expe­ri­ence. Thank you, Larry, for your encour­age­ment and sup­port. I look for­ward to work­ing with you again.John DiFer­di­nando

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“Being selected for the New Voices Cabaret was a won­der­ful expe­ri­ence! I can­not say enough about work­ing with Larry and his pas­sion for the young per­form­ers in our com­mu­nity. I am so grate­ful to have had this expe­ri­ence and would do it again in a heart-​beat.” Hilary Bucell

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“I had so much fun per­form­ing with the New Voices Cabaret Series, and was thrilled for the oppor­tu­nity to sing a full cabaret set for such a great, full house at Soci­ety Hill. I also met and net­worked with a lot of young a tal­ented per­form­ers, had fun with old friends and made some new ones. Thanks Larry for the oppor­tu­nity to per­form!” Har­ri­son Post

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“It was an absolute blast to be a part of Larry’s New Voices Cabaret series! The whole night was so relaxed, the audi­ence was wel­com­ing and excited, which made per­form­ing so much fun! Much thanks to Larry McKenna for pro­vid­ing an amaz­ing expe­ri­ence for the peo­ple on stage as well as off!!” Vic­to­ria Gui­t­eras Mayo

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“This video’s great, the sound is so clear! Thank you…My guests and I really enjoyed the evening.“Meera Mohan

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“It was so good work­ing with you again and your kind words before I went on stage was hum­bling and appre­ci­ated. Thanks again!” Michael Hogan

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“Larry, I had a great time last night. It was won­der­ful work­ing with you, and my friends and fam­ily raved about the cabaret series. The video is awe­some, thanks!” Megan Pisors

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“Hey Larry! The video looks great! Thanks for get­ting it up so quickly! Thanks so much for hav­ing me as part of NV on Tues­day night. I had an awe­some time per­form­ing. It’s a great venue, and the whole expe­ri­ence was fun, orga­nized, and super pro­fes­sional.” Jenna Pastuszek

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“Thank you, Larry. I had so much fun last night, and will def­i­nitely keep in touch.” Eliz­a­beth Zell

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“Thank you so much for a great cabaret expe­ri­ence! I had so much fun and it was won­der­ful to work in such a pro­fes­sional envi­ron­ment. I enjoyed meet­ing you and I can’t wait to work together again!” Valerie Jonkoff

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“Thank you for an amaz­ing and reward­ing expe­ri­ence! It gave me the chance to sing some great songs for an incred­i­bly sup­port­ive audi­ence and Larry couldn’t have been more won­der­ful to work with. It was run very pro­fes­sion­ally but was also very fun! The accom­pa­nist are fan­tas­tic and warm and Larry him­self was extremely sup­port­ive and help­ful through­out the whole process. I look for­ward to work­ing with you again!“Kim­berly Suskind

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“Larry, love the video. It’s great. Hav­ing a chance to per­form in New Voices Cabaret was a fan­tas­tic expe­ri­ence for me. It was the first chance I had in Philadel­phia to really show­case myself to friends, fam­ily, and indus­try pro­fes­sion­als. Larry was so wel­com­ing and sup­port­ive and I had such a blast! The other per­form­ers were fan­tas­tic to watch as well.” Dana Kre­itz

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“Thank you SO MUCH for this oppor­tu­nity. Never did any­thing like that and I LOVED every sec­ond of it. Thank you, Thank you. ” Anthony Con­nell

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“I had such a blast per­form­ing in the New Voices Cabaret Series. It was such a won­der­ful oppor­tu­nity to do what I love to do most, and a fun and sup­port­ive envi­ron­ment to do it in. What a great way for new per­form­ers to be given an oppor­tu­nity to per­form and gain expo­sure in the Philly mar­ket. Thank you Larry for all the sup­port and encour­age­ment — I had an absolutely amaz­ing time!” Sarah Braver­man

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“The New Voices Cabaret was a won­der­ful oppor­tu­nity to show­case my musi­cal tal­ent. I rec­om­mend all per­form­ers take advan­tage of such a great expe­ri­ence. The New Voices Cabaret is a nice gate­way into the local music mar­ket.” Vanessa Howard

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“Larry, thank you so much for an awe­some evening. I had a blast per­form­ing. My friends and fam­ily were thrilled by the tal­ent and had a great time. Please keep in touch!” Jen­nifer Hermansky

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“I had my sights set on this cabaret long before I was actu­ally cho­sen to per­form. The expe­ri­ence was every­thing I hoped it would be and so much more! I am grate­ful for the oppor­tu­nity that Larry has given me. He made me feel instantly com­fort­able and spe­cial upon walk­ing through the door — what more could you ask for before singing a half hour set? This Cabaret series is a won­der­ful oppor­tu­nity for new tal­ent to show­case them­selves in a really great city. Highly rec­om­mended!” Maria    Pan­vini

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“Thanks Larry! I had such a great expe­ri­ence per­form­ing at Soci­ety Hill Play­house! The cabaret was very inti­mate and I couldn’t help but want the audi­ence to know me bet­ter as not only a per­former, but also as a per­son. I’d rec­om­mend any vocal­ist in the Philly area to audi­tion for NEW VOICES.” Steven Calakos

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“Larry, thank you so much for giv­ing me this amaz­ing oppor­tu­nity. This was my first time singing in a cabaret and I’m so grate­ful to have per­formed in yours at Soci­ety Hill Play­house. I only hope that our paths cross again soon, it was such a plea­sure work­ing with you!!!!” Rachel Beiswenger

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“I had such a blast last night…I can’t even tell you– the love and com­mu­nity in that room was soo incred­i­ble! Larry– you’ve cre­ated some­thing ter­rific for the per­form­ers in Philly– THANK YOU! It was really a joy and risk-​taking step out of our com­fort zone night for Patrick and I.” Tara Tagli­a­ferro

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“I can­not thank you enough for the won­der­ful per­for­mance oppor­tu­nity you pro­vided me and so many other per­form­ers around the region. It’s such a won­der­ful expe­ri­ence and I look for­ward to work­ing with you again in the near future.” Kyrus Keenan Westcott

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“I just want to drop a line and say thank you for let­ting me be a part of the New Voices Cabaret. It was an awe­some expe­ri­ence, I had such a rush and this is no exag­ger­a­tion I almost didn’t get to sleep last night.” Brian McKay

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“What fun to have an evening where per­form­ers of all dif­fer­ent back­grounds and styles can per­form for a full house! Thank you Larry for the chance to stretch myself as a per­former and try new mate­r­ial in front of a sup­port­ive crowd. This is a real gift for Philadel­phia area per­form­ers.” Sarah Gafgen

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“Thank you so much! I am still blown away by the sup­port I’ve received and by how much fun I had last night. Thank you again for this oppor­tu­nity. It was a night ill remem­ber for a long time.” Allie Steele

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“New Voices Cabaret was a great expe­ri­ence! Larry is so kind and so pro­fes­sional and the audi­ence so sup­port­ive. A mem­ory I will truly never for­get. Thanks.” Mau­reen Cotellese

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“I had such a blast with New Voices Cabaret. Larry and his team are fan­tas­tic peo­ple to work with, and it’s a great chance to be seen and get to know other Philadel­phia area per­form­ers! I would jump at the chance to sing for New Voices again! Thank you Larry for includ­ing me in Sea­son Two!” Sharon Eyster

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“What a spe­cial night! From the beau­ti­ful space at Soci­ety Hill Play­house– to the excel­lent house accom­pa­nist, Zach– to Larry’s warm and sup­port­ive energy– to the high cal­i­bre of the other per­form­ers– New Voices Cabaret was a ter­rific expe­ri­ence. I had a blast, and I’m so glad Larry’s intro­duced such a won­der­ful show­case for Philadel­phia area per­form­ers to the com­mu­nity!” Jen­nifer Bissell

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“I had such a won­der­ful time per­form­ing in the New Voices cabaret. It is a great oppor­tu­nity to show­case your­self in a dif­fer­ent way young artists may not get to in the pro­fes­sional world. Larry is super wel­com­ing and kind. Oh, and Zach rocks that piano!” MacKen­zie Smith

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“New Voices Cabaret is truly an amaz­ing expe­ri­ence to be involved with. Not only did I ben­e­fit from shar­ing my musi­cal tal­ents with those in the Philadel­phia music and the­atre indus­try and my fam­ily and friends, but I got to meet and enjoy the tal­ents of oth­ers! This cabaret is not only great for per­form­ing in a com­fort­able and pop­u­lar envi­ron­ment but, is also great to net­work and meet other per­form­ers. Thanks again Larry for this oppor­tu­nity!” Martha Wasser

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“What can I say about New Voices. It was one of the BEST expe­ri­ences of my life. Larry is charm­ing and funny, all while being pro­fes­sional. There was never a time when I didn’t feel sup­ported or appre­ci­ated. Tues­day night was great, it was like singing in a jazz club and I am so grate­ful to Larry for the oppor­tu­nity. Thank you Larry for mak­ing me feel like a star.” Faye Macey

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“I am so grate­ful to have been able to be a part of the 2nd sea­son of Larry McKenna’s New Voices Cabaret. I can’t think of a bet­ter way to get your name out there in the Philly area while meet­ing oth­ers in the indus­try and hav­ing an extremely enjoy­able evening of per­form­ing and enjoy­ing per­for­mances at the same time. What a great night!” Tim Reilly

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“Larry McKenna’s New Voices Cabaret gave me the oppor­tu­nity to not only show­case myself, but share the stage with a hand­ful of other fan­tas­tic per­form­ers. I am not orig­i­nally from PA and the cabaret served as just another warm wel­come to a city of good peo­ple, great tal­ent, and sup­port­ive audi­ences. It was a blast to get up and show off a lit­tle bit of my per­son­al­ity through song and to also join this group of Philly’s finest singers and per­form­ers brought together for a night of fun and bril­liant per­for­mances. I owe all my thanks to Larry and the cast of Strictly Pla­tonic.” Jamie Goldman

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“To say that I had an amaz­ing time would be a severe under­state­ment. The level of tal­ent and the amount of love and encour­age­ment in that room that night was over­whelm­ing. As an actor, it’s an incred­i­ble oppor­tu­nity to work on audi­tion mate­r­ial and min­gle with other tal­ented pro­fes­sion­als. AND you walk away with a fan­tas­tic video (which is essen­tial to have in this dig­i­tal age…). A HUGE THANK YOU goes out to Larry McKenna and his team! Bravo!” Bren­dan Cataldo

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"A HUGE THANK YOU to Larry McKenna and the New Voices Cabaret Season 3!!!! This is my first appearance at Society Hill Playhouse. I truly hope not my last. I enjoyed performing to a warm and welcoming audience. I loved the other performances by Justin and Jenna. They will go far. This entertainment business can be so rewarding. Just to see someone smile or shed a tear because of my performance is priceless. I am pleased to have been heard as a  new voice at the Season 3 New Voices Cabaret." Debbie Thompson

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"The New Voices Cabaret was a very valuable experience. Larry is a great person to work with and the house accompanists are excellent. It was the perfect way to start a new career and I know it has helped me in the right direction."  Justin Caiazzo


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"New Voices is a fantastic cabaret experience. I had never performed in a cabaret show before, but Larry and his staff made me feel at ease. It was so unique because you could tell your very own story, which is something actors almost never get to do! The venue, audience, and everyone involved made it a truly comfortable and fun time. I feel that this one night has made me grow and push myself as a performer. I had a blast and I can't wait to come back and see more new voices! ” Joanna Volpe

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"I just wanted to thank you again for giving me the opportunity to perform last night.  It was one of the best nights of my life!!!"  Nikki Paulino

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"As an actor, you don't usually get to pick the material you'll be performing.  New Voices allowed me choose songs meaningful to me, and gave me an opportunity to get up in front of an incredibly supportive audience and truly sing from my heart.  It was an amazing experience, and one that I will not soon forget.  Bravo November 5th performers and Bravo Larry!!"  Sarah Lutz

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"I had so much fun performing in New Voices Cabaret.  The entire experience was a total blast, I wish I could do it again!  Larry and his team are professional, and fantastically sweet and supportive.  I highly recommend the experience to performers looking for exposure in the Philadelphia market (and looking to have a ton of fun)."  Geoffrey Bruen

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"The New Voices Cabaret is a great way for young performers to really showcase themselves in a casual, worry-free environment.  Larry makes sure that the performers feel comfortable every step of the way and provides a wonderful opportunity for them to perform in Philadelphia.  I really enjoyed performing my set and would recommend it to any newcomer to Philadelphia!"  Richie Sklar

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"Performing with New Voices was a great experience. I got to try out some new rep on a live audience and stretch myself as an interactive performer. It was a really fun evening, and my friends and guests enjoyed themselves, too!"  Rachel Hendrickson

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"Having the chance to perform at The New Voices cabaret was a wonderful experience! I felt like I was really able to interact with the audience and loved the support from my family, friends, and the philadelphia community! Such a fun experience!" Mariah Frost\

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"Larry McKenna's New Voices Cabaret was a wonderful experience and opportunity to grow as a performer. I had so much fun creating my cabaret and telling my story. Cabaret is a difficult genre, and I am happy to have my built own show that I can use again!"  Mary McNulty

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"The New Voices Cabaret isn't only a great tool for self promotion, it's also a great tool for increasing an actor's self awareness. You learn a lot about yourself as a performer in such an intimate setting with all eyes on you. It's a wonderfully positive experience, Larry is incredibly supportive, and the plethora of material you can bring to the stage is endless! It's really a singer's dream come true. I'd do it every season if I could."  Angela Leone  

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"Thank you Larry for welcoming me into your New Voices family and for making me feel so special and at ease.  You've made my first cabaret a wonderful experience, not only for me but for my family and friends as well!  We had a great time!  Rachel Burghen

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"Performing in the New Voices Cabaret was a wonderful experience. It was such a memorable evening and an awesome performance opportunity. The atmosphere was so fun and relaxed and I would recommend this to any new performer in the Philadelphia area!"  Katie Wicka

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"Having seen many friends of mine perform in New Voices, I was so excited for the opportunity to be involved with this season! This is a wonderful opportunity for any artist to create something truly unique and personalized. Cabaret is an under-appreciated art form, and Philadelphia is lucky that Larry has created this opportunity for so many performers to practice it. From beginning to end, the process was professional, relaxed, and fun." Chelsea Drumel

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"As my first experience 'being myself' onstage, New Voices made me feel like a rockstar in a smokey jazz club. And let's be serious, isn't that all anybody ever wants to be in the end?  Plus, Larry is the best, the other singers are awesome and super entertaining, and there's a drink included! Does it get much better? The answer is an enthusiastic no."  Jenna Kuerzi

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"I had a WONDERFUL time performing in the New Voices Cabaret.  It was intimate, entertaining and raw!  It's something every performer should get to experience. Hands down one of my most memorable performances!" Kaitlin Shaginaw

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"Thank you Larry for letting me be part of your New Voices CAbaret!   What an awesome experience.  It made me realize how much I love performing in that type of setting.  Would love to work with you again."  Austy Hicks

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"Singing at New Voices challenged me to a new level. I'd never done my own cabaret. But I had the support of everyone there and it was a great night!" Janine  Merolla 

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"Being a part of New Voices Cabaret was a great welcome to the Philly theatre scene and the community at large. The whole experience was stress-free and fun for the performers, while still a professional and entertaining night of theatre for the audience. Even the pre-show process of choosing songs and rehearsing was made easier with Larry's support and guidance."  Alanna Shaffer

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"I was so excited to be chosen to perform in Larry McKenna's NEW VOICES CABARET! It was a fun night with friends, very well organized, and I have a great DVD for my website! Already in his fourth season, I think Larry has created a pretty awesome opportunity for Philly actors- it's a MUST DO!"  Deedee Mann

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"I had a ton of fun at the cabaret. Everyone was extremely supportive and it was really laid back. The audience was great and it felt like a really safe environment! I loved it."  Kelly Crawford

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"Larry, thank you so much for allowing me to have that opportunity on Tuesday! Because I was not a voice major in college, I was never able to show anyone that I could sing. On Tuesday, some friends, high school and college professors in the audience told me that they had no idea. I absolutely loved performing as a part of New Voices, and bonded so well with the other performers after just one night. It was truly an amazing experience. I'm hoping this can lead to even more musical theater opportunities in the future.  Thank you again!"  Aimee Goldstein

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"Performing for Larry McKenna's New Voices Cabaret at Society Hill Playhouse was truly a joy for me! The venue was super, the staff was professional and welcoming, and the atmosphere was supportive, exciting, and PERFECT. The friends and family members who attended had a wonderful time and enjoyed every second of the evening. What a terrific opportunity for performers to share their passions with enthusiastic and appreciative audiences. I feel so fortunate to have been part of it!" Kate Nice

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"Thanks for a wonderful night on Tuesday - I had an absolute blast!   What an awesome experience - the audience was responsive and receptive to all of the performers, and I felt totally comfortable in the space during my entire set.  I haven't had this much fun performing in a long time!"  Tom McGovern

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"Performing at Larry McKenna's New Voices Cabaret was such an awesome experience! It was a great opportunity to sing songs I probably never would have gotten the chance to sing otherwise. The audience was so warm and supportive. The whole atmosphere was relaxed, but professional. A great night was had by all and I am still receiving rave reviews of the whole show from friends and family!"  Sarah Webster

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"Larry, I cannot tell you how many texts messages, Facebook notifications and emails I've gotten about last night and it's all thanks to you and your team! It was a pleasure and truly a dream come true to perform for the NVC! My family rarely have seen me perform and it was great to have them there! I loved being up there and the atmosphere that was in the room! It's a very welcoming space and a great place for a young performer! Thank you so much for all that you did! Like you said earlier in the night, the crowd is there for you and wants to see you succeed and marvel them! I think all the elements of NVC make it a winning experience for anyone involved! Thanks again and please keep in touch. I hope to work with you again in some capacity and I'll be back to the show soon!" Charlie Gallagher
 
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"I had a great time performing at NVC! It was the perfect opportunity to showcase some of my favorite material from over the years.  Performing as "yourself" on a stage is a whole different game, and I learned so much from this experience.  Larry kept in touch frequently leading up to the cabaret, was there for us every step of the way, and made us feel comfortable from the moment we walked through the doors. It's definitely something I would love to do more often!" Colleen Murphy
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"What I find most rewarding about this process is the freedom to be yourself and the encouragement to share that onstage.  The atmosphere is one of trying bravely, no matter what.  Thank you!"  Michael Gamache
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"My performance at the New Voices Cabaret literally changed everything for me!  I now have the confidence to take on auditions and be more confident in my talents.  The experience truly brought out a side of me that i haven't seen in a long time.  I love performing again and now have the confidence in myself to make these dreams come true!  Thank you to Larry McKenna for making my 20 minutes of fame possible!"  Christine Falconi

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"Larry McKenna's New Voices Cabaret was one of my favorite nights I have experienced in Philly. The laid back, encouraging atmosphere was the perfect place to take risks with new material. My friends who attended had a blast watching such diverse performers in one night. I would recommend partaking in the New Voices Cabaret series to any rookie or veteran of the Philadelphia Theatre scene. I feel invigorated and rejuvenated from the opportunity to perform my own selections." Jamie Beth Weist   
 
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“Thank you for a great time on January 13!  I had a wonderful experience performing for the crowd, and even with the snow change we had a great turnout!  And the video was uploaded so quickly - great turn around! Looking forward to receiving the DVD.  I'm also very thankful that you worked to find a new accompanist for us since Tom had a conflict, and having the green room space to prepare was fantastic and unexpected."  Jen Jaynes
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"I had a great time.  Larry is a great person to work with.  I would definitely work with him again in the future." Andrew Barr
 
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“Performing at New Voices was one of the most fun performing experiences I have had in a long time!  The venue is intimate and comfortable, and the audience- to die for!  It's the perfect situation to try out something new for your repertoire, test out a new cabaret idea, or just to get up on stage and entertain the masses.”  Katie Romano 

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“I honestly enjoyed having the opportunity to sing all of the songs I love in front of such a awesome audience. I had a great time singing at Society Hill Playhouse and I hope to have many more opportunities in the future!!  I had an awesome time working with you, thank you so much for the opportunity, as well.”  Adrienne Wells 

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"My experience with the New Voices Cabaret was a great one. I had an absolute blast on that stage! I loved meeting new people and fellow performers. Larry is extremely great to work with and he truly makes your experience as smooth and laid back as possible. I can't wait to go back!" Cierra Olmo

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 “I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to perform songs of my choosing for a warm and receptive audience.  I was impressed with the supportive atmosphere that Larry has created for this event and I would perform there or work with Larry again any time!  Thank you for a wonderful experience!“ Cindy Chait

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"Being my first cabaret, I had no idea what to expect.  But from the moment I stepped on that stage, I had a blast!!  It's a perfect atmosphere to try something risky, because everyone is there for you, rooting you on!  I am so thankful to have had this unique opportunity to perform and watch so many other talented people.  The entire night reaffirmed my decision to be a performer and do what I love!  THANK YOU!" Cait Dailey

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“Larry, I just wanted to say thank you again for giving me this opportunity.  It was a pleasure working with you, your son, Trevor and the other performers.  That experience was one of the most positive experiences I have ever had as a performer. The audience was a blast as were the workers and the other performers.  Everyone that came out to support me said they had an awesome time and they loved it.  Thank you so much again for everything.  Hope to perform for you again sometime!  I cannot thank you enough!!! Warmest regards and endearing thanks!”  Rachel Sweeney

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“New Voices was such a unique and incredible experience! It allows for performers to show off what they've been working on in front of such a calm and supportive audience that you can't find anywhere else. It was definitely one of my favorite performances to date. Audience member, or performer it is always a pleasurable and memorable experience!” Darby Pumphrey  

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“Larry,
 thank you so much for the wonderful cabaret experience. It was so nice to step on a stage for the first time in two and a half years, and such a warm and welcoming stage made it even better! It was so awesome to get back out there, and will always remember now that New Voices was the first place I gained my courage to step out from behind the curtain, and start pursuing what I love, which is singing and making people laugh. I am so glad everyone was so supportive and fun! It was exactly what I needed to push me in the right direction after so many years of doubt!  Thank you so much again!” Meghan Wahl

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“Larry, I wanted to say thank you so much for the opportunity to sing at you Cabaret last night. I had so much fun and the environment was great! I hope to come back in the future. And will attend upcoming events when I can.  Thank you again.” Emma Rose Green 

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It's not often you get to chance to perform four of your favorite pieces, let alone in such a warm, intimate setting!  The New Voices Cabaret is a one-of-a-kind opportunity that all young performers should take advantage of! Ally Hern

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New Voices is a great opportunity to play, try out some new material, and just be yourself. It was a lot of fun playing in an intimate space in front of a loving audience. Such a rewarding experience. Definitely worthwhile.  Thanks so much! I had a blast with New Voices! Maria Pfender

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"What a fantastic experience! I had a blast, and the biggest thing I got out of that night was just the opportunity to interact with the audience. I was incredibly nervous beforehand, trying to think of what I was going to say, but once I got up there and just did it, it came much easier than expected and I really enjoyed myself. New Voices is also a great place to try some new things you're unlikely to get a chance to try elsewhere. Thanks Larry!"  Mark Marano

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“I had a wonderful experience with the New Voices Cabaret. Everyone was so great to work with and so friendly. This is what the business is about. Building great relationships and learning a lot on the way. Such a wonderful opportunity!”  Chelsea Delgado

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“Performing for the New Voices Cabaret was such a rewarding experience, and I am so glad that I took the chance and auditioned! As someone who is new to the Philadelphia area, it was not only a great way to break in to the Philly theatre scene and get up on stage; it was also a great way to meet other talented performers. Larry was incredibly supportive and made the entire process very easy and fun. I definitely recommend New Voices Cabaret to anyone who is looking for opportunities to perform and have a blast doing it! I definitely hope to perform there again in the future, and I will definitely be returning as an audience member!” Rachel Dalton

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"The New Voices Cabaret is one of the most fun theater experiences I've had!  It's an incredible night of story-telling and singing in the most supportive atmosphere in Philly.  Larry has done a wonderful thing for the theater community by starting this cabaret series for up-and-coming artists to share their talents." Julia King

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"New Voices Cabaret was such an incredible experience.  Thank you Larry for giving us such a great opportunity to share our music with friends and family!" Alexandra Rush

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"It's not often, as a performer, you get to choose your material and sing for such a receptive audience. I had such an awesome time! What a warm welcome to the Philly theatre community!" Lauren LeBlanc

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“Performing in New Voices Cabaret was a great experience.  I had fun putting together my own set of material, especially because I was encouraged to show a lot of diversity in my selections.  Any opportunity to perform is so rewarding, and this cabaret is a chance to not only perform, but for one night only you can be yourself and show people who YOU really are, which is something so unique and special about this experience.” Maura McColgan

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"I had an incredible time with the New Voices Cabaret! It’s a wonderful opportunity available for performers here in Philly, and an amazingly fun night to experience both on stage or off! Larry is a joy to work with, and made me feel completely confident and comfortable. I’m so lucky to have something like this in my city, and I urge every singer out there to be a part of this! " Jenna Rogalski

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"Hello Larry, I just wanted to send a big thank you your way! I had such an amazing time last night. I'm so grateful for you and what your cabaret does for new talent in Philadelphia. It was such an emotional and awesome evening. Please keep me in mind for anything you might have going on in the future. I'll see you in soon!" Rachel Gitel

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”Performing in New Voices reminded me how much I enjoy both seeing and being a part of the art of cabaret singing. Being able to be myself and have such a great time in such a cool little venue and in front of so many supportive people reminds me why I love my profession. Larry McKenna is awesome for providing this opportunity to singers in the Philadelphia area who want to showcase their work!"  Kendyll Young

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"What a fine opportunity to be able to share and experience talent with other young artists. For someone who has always considered himself an actor and not a singer, this opened up a whole new facet of my performing identity. A wonderful opportunity to observe and grow. Thanks Larry!"  Grant Struble

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“Larry, I can't thank you enough for letting me perform in your cabaret and your kind words before hand. I had so much fun and my family and friends loved it. I really appreciate the opportunity and hope I can come back sometime for another season! My family was talking about how hilarious you are and what a great time they had.  THANK YOU SOOO SOOO MUCH!”  Samantha Moscony

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“What a wonderful evening! The New Voices Cabaret is so fun and I would encourage anybody to take part in it if the have the opportunity.”  Samantha Ricchiuti

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"What a wonderful experience I had.  There is no place like it in Philly where you can showcase local talent.  I'd do it again and again if I could!!" Barbara Sherman

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“New Voices gave me a much needed outlet to sing pieces that mean a great deal to me. I enjoyed being a part of New Voices very much, and Larry was a pleasure to work with! “ Abigail Alwein

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“I had a wonderful time singing with New Voices Cabaret! My fellow performers were talented gems and I loved the intimate and relaxed atmosphere. It was refreshing to able to perform so many songs of my choosing amongst friends and family.” Nellie Brown

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"I have never had such a good audience.  Beyond those who come fore you, the rest are warm and embrace your set wonderfully."  Matthew Vesely

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“New Voices was a great way to get up and perform for an intimate audience. Not only was it a really nice performance experience, it was good exposure as well - I found out after the cabaret that the artistic director of The Eagle Theater was in the audience! I told all of my theatre friends to audition for the next season!” Rachel Romean

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"Performing in Larry McKenna's New Voices Cabaret was an experience unlike anything else I have ever done before. It was such fun, friendly, and welcoming environment, and it's a fantastic opportunity for a performer to showcase themselves to the Philly theatre community. I would highly recommend any singer to audition for this cabaret!"  Camille Mola

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“Being apart of the New Voices cabaret was an opportunity of a lifetime!! The space was great, the sound and quality of the accompanists, sound system, and performers were top notch! Larry runs a professional cabaret which allows up-coming stars to share their talent. I was blessed to be able to perform there. Spectacular experience!” Vanessa Vause

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“The New Voices Cabaret was a personal achievement for me on many levels. I was able to show case my range as a performer, as well as share my talents with friends and family who have supported me over the years. Lastly, the New Voices Cabaret challenged me as a performer to embrace each moment I created and be truly present on stage. I am thankful to have had this opportunity and am proud to say that I am now a member of the New Voices Cabaret Alumni." Samantha DeWitt

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“I had a blast flexing my creative cabaret muscles and New Voices was the perfect space for me to do it. Larry was incredibly helpful and welcoming and made the whole process a breeze. Couldn’t recommend this enough for young or new performers in the Philly area!” Katie Johantgen

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“Larry McKenna's New Voices Cabaret, in their new venue at the Radnor Hotel, is the cabaret to see on the mainline!  Local singers receive a top-notch, professional experience, a recording of their cabaret and a chance to perform a 20-minute set before a fun and appreciative audience.   New Voices Cabaret gives singers the opportunity to showcase their talents and gives audiences the opportunity to see quality performances.  As a singer from Season 5, I would recommend my fellow singing colleagues to audition for Season 6 as the experience is one you won't regret!” Amy Armstrong

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“New Voices offers an amazing, unique opportunity to perform your own 20 minute set to an incredible audience in the Philadelphia area. I had the pleasure of being one of the first to perform in their new venue at the Radnor Hotel and I have to say it was an incredible night. My other performers were amazingly talented and a delight to share a stage with and I got to have a huge amount of creative freedom over my 4 song set with a wonderful house pianist, Jen Buono. If I could do the cabaret every month I'd sign up in a heartbeat, it was that much fun.” Margot Adams

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“Larry does it again!!! The new space is beautiful and nothing but welcoming to the performers. I had the honor of performing with one of my best friends this time and it we had so much fun! Thank you so much Larry for this wonderful opportunity. I can't wait to come back again soon!!” Lauren Patanovich

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"The new voices cabaret was a great place to perform and get exposure." Meagen Cutting

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“My experience performing with Larry's New Voices Cabaret was incredible. It was such an honor to perform beside so many other talented singers and feel so welcomed, supported, and encouraged. It is a well-organized, classy event and it was so enjoyable to prepare and perform songs I not only love, but got to chose myself. Larry and his team provide a unique and positive opportunity to share oneself and one's talents. Thanks to everyone who worked so hard to put on a great show! “  Stevie Neale

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“Larry's New Voices Cabaret gave me a one-of-a-kind opportunity to share some of my favorite songs with my family and friends, as well as network and make new connections. I'm so glad I participated!”  Maggie Griffin-Smith

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"My experience with the New Voices Cabaret was an awesome one. I think what I loved most about it was that I felt lucky enough to have been chosen after my audition, but I also felt very adult being responsible in putting my own cabaret together. We're given the opportunity and then it's completely up to you to make it your own. There aren't lots of places you get to be you as an artist on stage, but New Voices gives you that chance. Thank you Larry for such a cool experience!" Rachel Medori
 
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“Participating in the New Voices Cabaret was like no other performing experience I've had. From my audition to the end of my cabaret night, I felt an overwhelming amount of positivity that definitely improved my overall performance. It was wonderful to have the opportunity to sing songs that I have always loved for the most supportive audience, with the most professional accompanist. Larry and all that are involved with the New Voices Cabaret are not only professional, but they are some of the kindest people you will ever work with. I'm so happy I decided to audition, and I hope to be able to join again in the future. “ Alicen Ragonese

Philadelphia\'s Most Fun Cabaret

“Per­form­ing in the New Voices Cabaret was an amaz­ing oppor­tu­nity to not only sing but to also meet so many tal­ented artists. Larry McKenna gave me an expe­ri­ence of a life­time. He is truly ded­i­cated to pro­mot­ing new artists while pro­vid­ing the much needed sup­port and encour­age­ment to pur­sue my goals and dreams.”

Andrew Ruggieri, Season 1

Get a First-Class Video of Your Performance

“Larry, love the video. It’s great. Hav­ing a chance to per­form in New Voices Cabaret was a fan­tas­tic expe­ri­ence for me. It was the first chance I had in Philadel­phia to really show­case myself to friends, fam­ily, and indus­try pro­fes­sion­als. Larry was so wel­com­ing and sup­port­ive and I had such a blast! The other per­form­ers were fan­tas­tic to watch as well.” 

Dana Kreitz, Season 2

Showcase Yourself in the Philadelphia Market

“I had my sights set on this cabaret long before I was actu­ally cho­sen to per­form. The expe­ri­ence was every­thing I hoped it would be and so much more! I am grate­ful for the oppor­tu­nity that Larry has given me. He made me feel instantly com­fort­able and spe­cial upon walk­ing through the door — what more could you ask for before singing a half hour set? This Cabaret series is a won­der­ful oppor­tu­nity for new tal­ent to show­case them­selves in a really great city. Highly rec­om­mended!” 

Maria Panvini, Season 2

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