On February 27, 2020, we came together with friends to put on a show to lift spirits and raise money for CommonCause.org. Thank you all who came to support our sold-out show!
As I walked home from rehearsal one night in the East Village, I was arrested for putting up a small poster to promote the upcoming run of my popular parody self-help lecture, 7 1/2 Habits of Highly Effective Mistresses, the musical. This "wildly entertaining" comic monologue was the result.
Presented as part of Make America Laugh and Sing Again.
Ellen Mandel and I created "I Cannot Get Enough" originally for our sold-out show 7 1/2 Habits of Highly Effective Mistresses. But after I was sued for the parody by the FranklinCovey Corporation for trademark infringement of "7 Habits of Highly Effective People," we took the best material and created a new show Savvy Secrets of Successful Mistresses, the musical.
We keep the song topical, updating the lyrics with the latest news events. This version was created for Make America Laugh and Sing Again.
Words by Lisa Faith Phillips and Ellen Mandel, music by Ellen Mandel
With the marvelous Ellen Mandel on piano, the show ended with her terrific song "Smile When You Say Goodbye" performed by Ellen and Stan Baker, Mariah Bonner, Michael Lydon and Lisa Faith Phillips.
Music and lyrics by Ellen Mandel
Video by Jon Waldman. Edit and titles by Todd Stuart Phillips
An excerpt from How to Be a Bad Girl, a funny parody self-help lecture, by Lisa Faith Phillips. Featuring Ellen Mandel on piano. At Cornelia Street Cafe Underground. Video shot by Todd Stuart Phillips
Check out this great video from Natalie's new album Then Sing Him Home.
Music video directed by Susanna Wolk. Words by William Shakespeare. Music by Natalie Smith and Michael Chorney.
Mariah performs You and the Night and the Music live in Los Angeles, with Steve Rawlins on keys.
This is one of my favorite songs from one of my favorite albums, Natalie Smith's brilliant Take my Piano
Natalie Smith live at Rockwood Music Hall. Album release concert. 10/1/15 for her debut album: Take my Piano
After being sued for my successful 7 1/2 Habits of Highly Successful Mistresses by the owners of the trademark 7 Habits of Highly Effective People we created How to Be a Bad Girl, a parody self-help lecture by Lisa Faith Phillips. Featuring Ellen Mandel on piano. Video by Todd Stuart Phillips.
When I first saw Mariah singing in a play, I was captivated and suggested that cabaret might be a wonderful way to share her gifts as an entertainer. Here Mariah talks about developing her first cabaret show, "A Natural Woman", at The Gardenia Room in Los Angeles in 2015. It's a joy to watch her soar!
Natalie Smith's marvelous new album Then Sing Him Home release concert at Rockwood Music Hall, 1/28/19. Featuring Natalie Smith, Michael Chorney, Robinson Morse, and Dan Davine. Music by Natalie Smith words by William Shakespeare.