A tree grows in Brooklyn, and so did I! From my first Broadway audition as a clueless ten-year-old for the original The Sound of Music to my own Show and Tell, being selected for the Women’s Voices Theater Festival in Washington DC and the Kennedy Center, I invite you to share my special moments via songs and stories, aided and abetted by music and lyrics of Kander and Ebb, Rogers and Hammerstein, Menken and Ashman, Maltby and Shire, Bock and Harnick and more! Here is a recent video clip from the St Louis Cabaret Festival.

Thanks for visiting, Marilyn

Marilyn Hausfeld and Alex Rybeck at the St. Louis Cabaret Festival

“I would happily see her again—in anything.

Roy Sander, Critic and Review Editor, Bistro Awards


Marilyn Hausfeld and Alex Rybeck have performed their widely acclaimed musical cabaret, Show and Tell (previously known as Just Between Us), at venues throughout the east coast. Original songs and Broadway tunes punctuate funny vignettes, intimate moments and poignant memories. This hour-long production is easily staged—just a piano, a stool, two mics and some lights! If you are looking for a fun and heart-warming show to support a fundraising gala, entertain a conference audience, create an intimate living room theater experience, or fill an entire theater, contact Marilyn.

Marilyn Hausfeld
Sold-out audiences, standing ovations and tears of joy and laughter—what’s not to love? Marilyn’s show has been the highlight of this season’s cultural arts series.
Jeff Dannick
Executive Director
JCC of Northern Virginia
She is simply wonderful, wonderful! She has an infectious manner as she sings and chats—and the audience loves her. She is someone you would like to know.
Rich Massabny
Arlington Weekly News TV
This show could well have been titled, instead, A Haymish Cabaret, for the humor, warmth, and storytelling the act provided. She often provided context for songs that made one appreciate them in a new light.
Michael Miyazaki
► Cabaret Scenes
Hausfeld spins a musical web full of endearing vignettes, interspersed with musical standards, demonstrating her versatile range.
Daron Christopher
► DC Theatre Scene

WOW! Such a wonderful, endearing performance that still has the audience talking.
Anne Beckley
Executive Director
Morgan County Arts Council
A delightful, one-woman cabaret performance featuring DC theater mainstay Marilyn Hausfeld.
Daron Christopher
► DC Theatre Scene
All along in the background is musical director and accomplished pianist Alex Rybeck at the keys, accompanying her superbly without seizing the spotlight away. Theirs is a delightful partnership.
Daron Christopher
► DC Theatre Scene
Alex Rybeck is a symphony in one man.
Faith Prince, Tony Award Winner, (Miss Adelaide) Guys and Dolls 1991

Theater Reviews for Marilyn Hausfeld

Hausfeld gives a stunning demonstration of what is meant by deadpan delivery and deserves much admiration.
Mikel Lambert | The Washington Post
for her performance in Social Security
Marilyn Hausfeld, a veteran of local professional stages, offers a Joy Gresham with a sharp tongued wit.
Leonard Hughes | The Washington Post
for her performance in Shadowlands
Hausfeld gives an absolutely brilliant performance as Kate.
John R. McEwen | The Republican
for her performance in Broadway Bound
Very strong, very funny portrayal.
Terri Goldman | The Review
for her performance in The Sisters Rosensweig
Marilyn steals the show with her single scene...she is absolutely hilarious.
Springfield Times Courier
for her performance in Schmulnik’s Waltz
She is magnificent and most compelling.
Bob Anthony | DC Arts Critic
for her performance in Dear Esther

PHOTOS of Marilyn: Bill Westmoreland