"showTunes & Cocktails at the Jefferson" Belts Out Second Year, Monday, January 23

Michael Kyrioglou


Washington, DC – After a successful December 2011 kick-off and a year of big crowds and big voices, showTunes & Cocktails at The Jefferson begins its second year as DC’s only monthly sing-a-long of theatre tunes on Monday, January 23 at The Jefferson, Washington DC’s Quill Bar. The Jefferson, Washington DC is located at 1200 16th Street, NW. Admission is FREE.

The next showTunes & Cocktails events will be:
• Monday, January 23 (7-10pm) – special guests are Kevin Stephen McAllister (Two Gentlemen of Verona, a rock opera at The Shakespeare Theatre and Brother Russia at Signature Theatre) and Ashleigh King (Hairspray at Signature Theatre)

• Monday, February 13 (7-10pm) – special guests are Washington theatre couple Tracy Lynn Olivera and Evan Casey

• Monday, March 12 (7-10pm) – special guests are Jamie Eacker and David Jennings

showTunes & Cocktails at The Jefferson is a partnership born from a mutual desire to welcome both residents and visitors to the storied hotel by embracing this very popular and enjoyable entertainment - while showing off – just a little - the wealth of theatrical talent in the Washington area . . . and to have a terrific time.

While these events are open sing-a-longs around the piano, lead by pianist extraordinaire Glenn Pearson, a mainstay of Washington’s social scene (and a theatreWashington board member), showTunes & Cocktails will feature special guests from Washington theatre’s abundant talent pool to sing a few songs and promote their current or upcoming productions.

Discounted parking is available (with validation). Specialty cocktails and appetizers will be featured on the bar menu.

The Jefferson is generously donating 20% of the proceeds to support the year-round education, audience building, professional development and advocacy efforts.

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The Jefferson Hotel
With 99 exquisitely furnished guest room and suites The Jefferson, Washington, DC, enjoys a well-earned reputation as Washington’s finest small hotel. Since 1923, this Beaux Arts jewel has presided over the corner of 16th and M Streets, NW, catering to savvy Washingtonians and the world’s elite travelers. Since its August 2009 reopening following a two-year transformation, The Jefferson, Washington, DC has enjoyed the spotlight with extraordinary service, fine dining, exquisite accommodations, and an exclusive new spa – gaining their acceptance into the prestigious ranks of the Relais & Châteaux luxury hotel collection.

theatreWashington is the only organization dedicated solely to promoting, representing, and supporting all segments of Washington’s professional theatre community—theatres, artists, company members, and audiences of all ages—and our community as a whole. theatreWashington’s programs include:

theatrewashington.org - The ultimate online resource to see what's playing on Washington stages. Features include Washington’s only show-filtering system from which audiences can seek and sort productions based on their specific interests, extensive information about productions and artists, and fascinating stories from behind the scenes.

The Washington Theatre Guide - The FREE comprehensive year-long directory detailing theatre information, theatre festivals, complete seasons, as well as nearby restaurants, parking, public transportation, affiliate organizations, and a handy theatre neighborhood guide.

tixCertificates - Gift certificates valid for an array of shows that are playing at 50 Washington-area professional theatres; the perfect gift to introduce—or re-introduce—family and friends to the experience of live theatre.

Washington Collaborative Audience Database - A master patron database for participating organizations to cut costs, increase marketing efficiency, and examine audience behavior through comparative market analysis.

The Helen Hayes Awards - The annual event that honors extraordinary achievement in—and draws regional and national attention to—Washington professional theatre. Artists, audiences, supporters, and some of the most notable leaders in American Theatre join together to celebrate their combined accomplishments and Washington theatre.

Helen Hayes Recommended - A time-sensitive way for Helen Hayes Awards judges to help identify and promote exceptional work and therefore cultivate audiences while shows are still running.

Washington Audience Development Initiative - Multi-layered marketing and awareness campaigns to promote Washington theatre regionally and nationally as a world-class theatre destination.

showTunes & Cocktails at The Jefferson - A monthly sing-a-long for theatre lovers to join special guests from Washington stages and pianist extraordinaire Glenn Pearson to belt out show tunes in the intimate setting of The Jefferson Hotel’s elegant Quill Bar.

The Washington Theatre Legacy Project - A landmark program that, since 1994, has provided the tools, resources, and opportunities to incorporate theatre into the daily lives of area children, thus enriching, connecting, and strengthening the future generation of our community.

Community Mobilization - Advising, organizing, and mobilizing the community about relevant economic, social, and political issues affecting the Washington theatre.

The theatreWashington Green Room - Monthly informal networking opportunities to encourage mentorship and the sharing of ideas in which local theatre professionals gather, network, and learn from one another in a pressure-free, highly-creative environment.

For more information, visit theatrewashington.org, email info@theatrewashington.org, or call 202-337-4572.

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