“flawless cabaret… Derow’s rich voice has a remarkable range” – Cabaret Scenes

In “My Ship: Songs from 1941,” Dawn Derow performs chart-topping music composed or sung by some of the most legendary and prolific performers of the era, including Duke Ellington, Irving Berlin, Kay Dyser, Tommy Dorsey, Billie Holiday, Kurt Weill, The Andrews Sisters, and many more. Her stunning renditions in this award-winning show are not only an homage to classic songs of the WWII period, but a tribute to the performers who kept hopes high during the war.

“My Ship: Songs fron 1941” earned Dawn the “Best Female Vocalist” award at the 2018 Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs (MAC). Her recording of the show won a 2022 MAC Award for “Best Recording.”

A New Yorker by way of Cape Cod, Dawn grew up in Eastham, MA and began pursuing her performing career in her childhood. She graduated from the Boston Conservatory with a Bachelor’s in Music: Vocal Performance & Opera Emphasis, achieving the second highest vocal score in her class. After graduation, Dawn performed in operas and musicals around the world, as well as a guest entertainer aboard international cruise ships, displaying an uncanny ability to transition from singing a Puccini aria to a jazzy torch song.

In 2008, Dawn, having lived in New York City for several years, began to pursue a cabaret career. She has performed in prestigious venues, including the Weill Center at Carnegie Hall, Birdland Jazz Club, The Laurie Beechman Theater, Don’t Tell Mama, The Friars Club, the Bitter End, The Cutting Room, Carroll Place, and The Green Room 42.

Dawn uses her songwriting and guitar abilities throughout her cabaret performances, leading to high praise and awards for her shows. Her CD Music 4 TWO with award-winning guitarist Sean Harkness earned her a 2014 MAC nomination for “Best CD.” In 2015, Dawn won her first MAC award for her work in the duo show REVOLUTION with Kathleen France. In 2016, Dawn employed her formidable opera singing skills in her solo show LEGIT: A Classical Cabaret. She received a Bistro Award for “Outstanding Vocalist” for her performance.

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Effective immediately, Dakota will require either proof of a completed COVID-19 vaccination regimen OR proof of a negative COVID-19 test result (which was administered up to 72 hours prior) for any person* to enter any events** held at Dakota. The COVID-19 vaccination card must show a completed regimen that concluded at least 14 days before the date of the event that the patron plans to attend. Dakota does NOT accept self-administered Antigen Rapid Test results or provide them to patrons without either of the above listed required proofs. PCR and Antigen Rapid Test results are accepted if administered by a clinic or State-certified testing facility.

Proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test

  • Must be shown at the time of entry into Dakota.
  • Must match the ticket holder’s ID.
  • May come in the form of: a physical vaccination record card, a printed out file of vaccination record, a printed out negative test result, or a digital document on a mobile device (i.e. a photo image of a vaccination record card, a PDF file, a Word file, a Pages file, Docket app, Bindle app, Clear app, or other options).

In accordance with the City of Minneapolis, Emergency Regulation No. 2022-1 MASKS ARE REQUIRED to be worn indoors, except for the purposes of eating, drinking, or performing on stage.

Staff: This policy applies to all staff for all events and it also applies for entry into the building when there are no events.

Questions? Email Joe Doermann, Director of Operations at: [email protected]

Children under 5 not vaccinated may show a negative COVID-19 test as outlined above.

*This policy applies to all people entering Dakota. This includes staff, performers, etc.

**This policy applies to any and all events held at Dakota. This includes shows that other venues and organizations present in Dakota’s space.

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