5th Annual Princeton Arts Alumni Cabaret
The Duplex in NYC
Saturday April 13, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Every year the Princeton Arts Alumni hosts a cabaret in New York City to create an opportunity for alumni to perform in a historic professional venue. Bringing together artists across decades and disciplines, the cabaret is often the NYC debut for performers, especially the most recent graduates. As a financially independent organization, the annual cabaret is vital to raise the funds that cover annual operating expenses and support program development and growth.

Thank you for joining us for the evening and supporting the Princeton Arts Alumni. Enjoy the show and join us in the bar afterwards to continue the fun! -Your host, Pilar Castro-Kiltz ‘10

And our thanks to Vince Dimura, the evening’s musical accompanist and steadfast collaborator with Princeton Arts Alumni

Listed below are performers in alphabetical order:

Performing: Musical Theatre Selections

Bio: Katie Birenboim is a NYC-based actress, director, and writer.  Since graduating in 2016, she made her NYC-debut in the Off-Broadway revival of Fiorello! at Classic Stage Company.  Other favorite performing credits include Mary Poppins (Mary), Guys and Dolls (Adelaide), [title of show] (Heidi), Arsenic and Old Lace (Elaine), and, most recently, Hair (Crissy).  Katie has assistant directed a number of workshops and musicals under Tony award winner John Rando, most recently Bill Finn's The Royal Family of Broadway at Barrington Stage Company, and she assistant directed Popcorn Falls under Tony award winner Christian Borle in Fall 2018.  She also continues to develop and write original musical cabarets, plays, and some fiction.  Go Tigers!   

Follow at: @kbirenboim

Katie Birenboim ‘16

Howard “Freddy” Blohm ‘75

Performing: The Scene of the Crime by Howard Fred Blohm

Bio: Blohm been performing as a singer-songwriter in Greenwich Village on and off since graduation, while day-gigging as an actuary. Two years ago, he joined ASCAP and AARP on the same day. Since then he has been doing a themed Sunday night set every 3 months at The Bitter End. The next show is Fathers Day, June 16 at 7pm.

Follow at: https://www.reverbnation.com/freddyblohm/songs

Adrian Carr ‘83 ‘14

Performing The Immigrant Song by Adrian Carr

Bio: Carr attended the Juilliard School, then Princeton for his Masters. He writes music and teaches at SUNY Plattsburgh in Northern NYS. He has performed everywhere from coffeehouses to immigrant shelters as well as premiering his album, Days of the Year at Carnegie Hall.

Performing: Sketch Comedy Fun with Cande and Max

Cande Duran is an NBC Page, currently on the production team of All In with Chris Hayes at MSNBC. Previously head writer of Princeton’s late night talk show, All-Nighter, she is a writer/filmmaker/comedy person/AMC A-Lister ($20/month for three movies a week, plus shorter lines, free size upgrades at the snack bar, and rewards! If you see one movie a month in Dolby Digital, it is already worth it!) She has also been featured on the Wag dog walking app. Though she is no longer very active on the app, mostly because of the headache from filing that 1099-misc for income earned as an independent contractor though Wag, (all the CPAs in the house know what I’m talking about) she will gladly walk your dog.

Follow at: @Candlepower22

Cande Duran ‘18

Max Feldman ‘19

Performing: Sketch Comedy Fun with Cande, Max, and Paul

Bio: Max Feldman is a filmmaker, writer, comedian, and chump in his final year of college. He’s the head writer of All-Nighter, Princeton’s late night talk show, and the head writer emeritus (aka “dead writer”) of the Princeton Triangle Club. His interests include directing, screenwriting, editing, sketch comedy, stand-up, and pondering the fact that George Harrison had the strongest solo output of any former Beatle, likely because Paul and John used up all their good ideas with the Beatles, while George was only allowed to record one or two of his songs per album.

Follow at: @snacks_feldman

Performing: If I Didn’t Know Better by Sonya Hayden (pianist)

Bio: Marc Fishman '17 is a classically trained pianist, conductor, music director, composer, and orchestrator. He has performed throughout the NY area, including at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and Le Poisson Rouge. Marc has also performed with the Princeton University Orchestra (Concerto Competition Winner, 2014) and the Long Island Philharmonic (Concerto Competition Winner, 2012). At Princeton, he conducted the Princeton Triangle Club and music directed numerous musical theater productions on campus. Marc is currently a software engineer in NYC.

Marc Fishman ‘17

Performing: Follow the River by Juliet Garrett Wolosoff

Bio: Garrett is a singer/songwriter, just returned from recording her first EP in London. Next live- Mercury Lounge, April 24th 8 pm.

Follow at: @julietgarrett

Juliet Garrett Wolosoff ‘15

If I Didn’t Know Better by Sonya Hayden (performed by Katie Welsh ‘15 and Marc Fishman ‘17)

Bio: Sonya Hayden ‘16 is a composer, lyricist, and playwright. Her musicals and plays have appeared at various local and international venues, including the Edinburgh International Festival, Traverse Theatre, Village Pub Theatre Leith, Merlin Theatre Frome, and Art House Productions. Sonya is a member of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop and was previously a member of the Princeton University Triangle Club Writers’ Workshop (Milton Lyon Award for Outstanding Writing), as well as Traverse Theatre Young Writers and the Village Pub Theatre Writers Collective in Scotland. She holds an MSc in Playwriting with Distinction from the University of Edinburgh and an A.B. in Music with Highest Honors from Princeton University.

Follow at: www.sonyahayden.com  

Sonya Hayden ‘16

Performing: Stand-up by Allison Light

Bio: Allison Light, 2018, is an Audiobook Producer at Simon & Schuster, as well as a writer, singer, improviser, and translator. At Princeton she made comedy with Quipfire! and Triangle, and in NYC she makes it with whoever makes eye contact with her on the subway.

Allison Light ‘18

Performing: #wanderlust… at 30 by Steven Liss

Bio: After making his standup debut in Boston, Steve traveled South America and Europe from 2016-2019 to find himself and new material. A Jersey City resident, he performs in comedy clubs throughout New York City. He was previously Chairman of Princeton's Tiger Magazine, America's 2nd oldest college humor magazine.

Follow at: @steveventures

Steven Liss ‘10

Performing: Scar Tissue by Red Hot Chili Peppers (in the style of swing)

Bio: Alycya "Lee" Miller was born and raised in South Carolina. Her earliest influences include gospel, classic soul and southern rock. Lee sang in church choir and studied classical viola before matriculating at Princeton, where she directed an R&B a cappella group. Upon graduation, she moved to New York. New York was a one way ticket to a global art world.There, Lee studied Latin, jazz and Broadway music and dance styles. She trained in improvisational theater at the PIT, studied samba with Djoniba and later moved to London where she studied comedy writing. Lee has written two musical comedies that showed in New Orleans, Montreal, New York and Washington DC. She draws cabaret inspiration from James Brown, Liza Minnelli, Debbie Harry and Tina Turner.

Lee Miller ‘96

Performing: If I Didn’t Know Better by Sonya Hayden (singer)

Bio: Katie Welsh is a singer specializing in musical theater and the Great American Songbook. Recent performances include solo concert engagements at Feinstein’s/54 Below, the Princeton Club of New York, Don’t Tell Mama, The Duplex, and the Metropolitan Room. Welsh graduated magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Princeton, where she concentrated in English and received a certificate in Theater. For her senior thesis, she created Women in the World of Sondheim, which, in conjunction with her written work, garnered her the Alan S. Downer Senior Thesis Prize. Welsh is also a researcher and writer on topics of musical theater. You can find more information on her website, katiewelsh.com.

Follow at: @katiewelshmusic 

Katie Welsh ‘15