Singy-sing, talky-talk, drinky-drink

I was recently asked, in this interview with Inside Cabaret, what cabaret is.  A lot of people would probably say that cabaret is a very personal, intimate exchange of music and stories between a performer and audience.

My answer was:

Cabaret is… singy-sing, talky-talk, and (for the audience, mostly) drinky-drink. The rest is up to you…

Not the most sophisticated response admittedly, but I stand by what I bring to the table.  Especially this table:

The Periodic Table Table