The Mabel Mercer Foundation's 26th annual cabaret fest brings together some of the genre’s most established artists to celebrate the Great American Songbook. Performers of note at the October 13 gala opening include Christine Andreas, Lauren Fox, Allan Harris, Maxine Linehan, Kristoffer Lowe, Marilyn Maye, Sidney Myer, Karen Oberlin, and Vivian Reed. The October 14 show, devoted to songs of World War II, features Jeff Harnar, Andrea Marcovicci, Karen Akers, Carole J. Bufford, Ann Hampton Callaway, Natalie Douglas, Tovah Feldshuh, Marissa Mulder and Gabrielle Stravelli. Life Is a Cabaret: The Songs of Kander & Ebb, on October 15, features Karen Mason, Brent Barrett, Penny Fuller, Anita Gillette, Lina Koutrakos, Sally Mayes, T. Oliver Reid, Steve Ross and Sandy Stewart. The finale on October 16, devoted to songs by Vernon Duke and Marvin Hamlisch, includes Klea Blackhurst, Liam Forde, Eric Yves Garcia, Heather MacRae, Marieann Meringolo, Shawn Ryan, and Carol Woods.