OUT OF THE BOX: THE SONGS OF DENNIS LIVINGSTON
A showcase presented by the DC Cabaret Network at the Black Fox Lounge, Washington, DC, 2012
Left to right: Dennis Livingston, Alex Tang, George Fulgiiniti-Shakar, Amy Jackson, Terri Allen, Lonny Smith, Heather Frank, David McMullen, Christy Frye, Pam Jackson, Maris Wicker, Christy Trapp, Dorian Woodruff
This five-minute trailer shows selections from songs used in the showcase.
Videos of each song in the show may be found at the Songs
page next to each title and at the individual page for each song.
You can see a sample below.
Such a Curious Feeling
Performer: David McMullen
Get Out On Your Own
Performer: Pamela Jackson
If I Could Tell You
Perfomer: Christy Frye
It's Time For Roses
Performer: Terri Allen
Puttin' On Some Feathers
Performers: Terri Allen, Pamela Jackson,
Lonny Smith, Dorian Woodruff
Why Haven't I Heard From You?
Performers: George Fulginiti-Shakar & Alex Tang
Chris Coleman sings
"It's Time for Roses" as the
title song on his CD
Dane Vannatter sings
"Sooner Than Someday" on
ME & MY FRIENDS: THE
SONGS OF BOB LEVY
Lua Hadar sings
"It's Time For Roses" on
IT'S ABOUT TIME
Robyn Spangler sings
"Every Time I Look At You,
I Fall in Love Again" on
ON A LIQUID AFTERNOON
Nancy Stearns sings “An Ordinary Day” on A WISH
CABARET SHOWCASES FEATURING DENNIS' SONGS
"ASCAP-MAC Songwriters Showcase"
(New York, four times)
"TRU Faces Cabaret"
"Annual Songwriter Series"
(New York, three times)
"Cabaret Songwriters Showcase"
(Boston, two times)
"Stop The Presses!"
(Washington, DC, two times)
"Boston Sings Boston"
(Boston, three times)
"New Voices @ CUA: Festival of New Vocal Music" (hosted by the student
chapter of SCI at the School of Music of The Catholic University of America,
"Something's Coming" (Boston)
Dennis has received the ASCAPLUS Award multiple times under a program based on the most recent performance history of an ASCAP member's catalog
"Get Out On Your Own", in the original version provided here (revised later), placed second in the Jazz Category of the 8th Annual Billboard World Song Contest
"My Lucky Day", in the original version provided here (revised later), received an Honorable Mention in the Jazz Category of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest
"It's Time For Roses" placed third in the Open Category of the Portland (Oregon) Songwriters Association
THE CRETACEOUS CABARET, a children's musical, received an Honorable Mention in the Jackie White Memorial National Children's Play Writing Contest (sponsored by South Carolina's Columbia Entertainment Company)
"My Lucky Day", in the original version provided here (revised later), received an Honorable Mention in the Jazz Category of the 12th Billboard World Song Contest
"The Stories In My Mind" was an Austin Songwriters Group finalist in the category for voice and one instrument
QUOTES FROM THE CRITICS
“BACA's first annual Songwriters Showcase features, among other composers, songs by Dennis Livingston - including the bittersweet, highly visual, almost filmic ‘A Misty Day In Istanbul’ gorgeously sung by Brian De Lorenzo."
— Beverly Creasey, Theater Mirror
"’An Ordinary Day’ details beauty and appreciation in the commonplace, with lyrics that weave a vividly visual tapestry."
— Tom Kelly, San Francisco Bay Times, reviewing Vandana Bali's show at The Plush Room (San Francisco)
“‘It’s Time For Roses’ is a captivating story song with some word choices that got my ear (I like hearing ‘zen’ and ‘Bartok’ in this tale of a well-read but isolated person finding a new love).”
— Rob Lester, TalkinBroadway.com, reviewing Lua Hadar’s “It’s About Time”