Friday, December 13

The Cabaret at The Columbia Club 2014 Winter-Spring Schedule


Indianapolis' posh nightspot, The Cabaret at The Columbia Club ~ overlooking Monument Circle, has released its 2014 Winter-Spring Season Schedule and it looks good. Check back for reviews.

Known for bringing divalicioush, devilish and delightful entertainers to the Indy stage, The Cabaret has built such a reputation top performers from the stages of Broadway, television and film are lining up to step on our stage. This season brings back audience favorites and those who might become a new favorite.







2014 Schedule

AN EVENING WITH MEGAN HILTY
January 18, 7:00 PM & 9:30 PM
BELTING BLONDE BOMBSHELL
The Cabaret’s Fifth Anniversary Season opens with Broadway and television star, Megan
Hilty. Megan gives an evening of Broadway showstoppers, along with selections from her brand
new album It Happens all the Time. On stage, Hilty starred in Broadway’s Wicked and 9 To 5: The Musical, as well as City Center Encores: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Audiences also know her as Marilyn Monroe/Ivy Lynn on NBC's SMASH, earning her a Grammy nomination for "Let Me Be Your Star." Hilty can currently be seen alongside Sean Hayes in NBC’s Sean Saves the World.
Tickets: $65, $75, $86, $95

CHESTER GREGORY: THE EVE OF JACKIE, A TRIBUTE TO JACKIE WILSON
February 14 &15, 8:00 PM
The Cabaret celebrates Black History Month with Broadway star Chester Gregory in his award-winning show: The Eve of Jackie. Gregory reveals the sometimes tragic side of the man who recorded more than 50 hit singles from 1957-'75 with “Lonely Teardrops” to “(Your Love Keeps Liftin’ Me) Higher and Higher." Gregory’s Broadway credits include Sister Act, Hairspray, and Dreamgirls. Other credits include The Jackie Wilson Story, Hairspray the Movie and performing for Michael Jackson.
Tickets: $25, $35, $45, $55

STEPHANIE J. BLOCK: THIS PLACE I KNOW
March 7 & 8, 8:00 PM
VOTED BY THE AUDIENCE AS THEIR #1 FAVORITE SHOW OVER THE LAST 5 YEARS!
Stephanie J. Block has established herself as one of the most relevant and versatile voices in contemporary musical theatre. She starred on Broadway in Wicked, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Anything Goes, 9 To 5: The Musical, The Pirate Queen and The Boy From Oz (opposite Hugh Jackman).
Most recently, Block starred in the Off-Broadway musical, Little Miss Sunshine. The Tony-nominated performer shares songs from a vast Broadway career and from her solo album, This Place I Know.
Tickets: $35, $45, $55, $65

TIERNEY SUTTON: AFTER BLUE, THE JONI MITCHELL PROJECT
March 19, 8:00 PM
JONI MITCHELL REIMAGINED
FEATURING MARK SUMMER AND SERGE MERLAUD
In her most daring and revealing project to date, five-time Grammy nominee, Tierney Sutton, pays homage to the revered pop singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell. Sutton puts her unique stamp on Joni Mitchell tunes going back to “Both Sides Now” and “Big Yellow Taxi” to more recent numbers like “The Dry Cleaner from Des Moines,” “Be Cool,” and “Don’t Go to Strangers.”
Tickets: $25, $35, $45, $55

MEOW MEOW: FELINE INTIMATE
(Image at top)
April 11 & 12, 8:00 PM
a lesson in performance art exotica
The bustier-clad, vampy, sexy and slightly deranged chanteuse “drags cabaret kicking and screaming into the 21st century” (Time Out NY). Her purr-fectly unique, post-post-modern brand of kamikaze cabaret has hypnotized, inspired and terrified audiences worldwide. Expect nothing less than sequins and satire; witty wicked Weimar; 60’s French pop; Brel, Brecht and Kitt; mayhem and magnificence.
Price: $25, $35, $45, $55

CYRILL AIMÉE
April 23, 8:00 PM
A MODERN SERVING OF GYPSY JAZZ
Internationally renowned, Cyrille’s vocal stylings are synonymous with musical genius. Her culturally rich background has supplied her with the driving force of Dominican rhythm and the incredible swing of the French Gypsies. Born in Fontainebleau, France, Aimée’s introduction to jazz was the result of the fortuitous location of her upbringing in Samois-sur-Seine, where the legendary gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt once lived. At the young age of 27, Aimée has already released five CDs internationally, was winner of the Montreux Jazz Festival Competition and a finalist in the prestigious Thelonious Monk Vocal Competition.
Price: $25, $35, $45, $55

KARRIN ALLYSON: ROUND MIDNIGHT
May 2 & 3, 8:00 PM
A SMOKY AFTERGLOW AFFAIR
After a dozen releases on Concord Jazz over the course of two decades, and three Grammy nominations for Best Jazz Vocal Album along the way, the versatile vocalist/pianist still believes that the emotional connection that takes place in a small, quiet club during the late hours is one of the best parts of the jazz experience. Explore the warmth and depth of an artist who engages with a range of music from Gershwin and Porter to Duke and Thelonious. The evening will feature songs from Karrin’s vast career as well as from her newest release, Round Midnight.
Price: $25, $35, $45, $55

JAMES TORMÉ: LOVE FOR SALE
May 16, 8:00PM
NOT YOUR MAMA’S TORMÉ
The Cabaret celebrates Jazz History month with the son of the legendary entertainer Mel Tormé. James Tormé brings classic jazz to a new generation, infusing older classics with contemporary influences, and haunting newer songs with his timeless throwback renditions. Having grown up hanging out with jazz legends such as Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Buddy Rich, and more, it is no surprise that his debut jazz album Love For Sale reached #2 on iTunes Jazz and #3 on Amazon Jazz. Come find out why Jazz FM says, “If you get a chance to see James Tormé you should beg, borrow, even steal a ticket.”
Tormé brings classic jazz to a new generation, infusing older classics with contemporary influences, and
Price: $25, $35, $45, $55

LAURA BENANTI: IN CONSTANT SEARCH OF THE RIGHT KIND OF ATTENTION
June 6 & 7, 8:00 PM
QUIRKY STAR OF STAGE AND SCREEN
Celebrating the release of her brand new CD, Live at 54 Below, Tony-Award winner Laura Benanti, bares all in an evening filled with amusing stories, mesmerizing melodies and self-deprecating humor. This kooky and sexy Broadway and TV star will feature an eclectic range of music from the Great American Songbook to popular songs of today.
Price: $35, $45, $55, $65

SUSAN WERNER
June 27, 8:00PM
THE QUINTESSENTIAL STORYTELLER
Critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Susan Werner and her music defy category. She has cultivated a reputation as a daring and innovative songwriter who boldly endeavors to weave old with new to create altogether new genres of music. She has recorded sixteen albums with projects ranging from jazz to country, and even gospel. With her grace, wit, and pure genius in capturing the human experience in music, Werner delivers it all.
Tickets: $25, $35, $45, $55

ABOUT THE CABARET
The Cabaret is a professional, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The mission of The Cabaret is to elevate the cabaret art form; attract, develop and retain high-quality local performance talent; and provide a unique and important contribution to the city’s artistic and cultural life.

Elizabeth J. Musgrave is a syndicated fine-living, travel, food, wine and spirits columnist, freelance writer and photographer, and performing arts and restaurant critic for Gotta Go. Read Infused, her spirits, wine & beer lifestyle column, at www.GottaGo.us and www.FoodDigital.com and catch her as Indy’s Personal Lifestyle Adviser on Indy Style, WISH8 (CBS). Gotta Go is published on www.Gottago.us, www.BroadwayWorld.com, and in magazines. Follow her on Twitter @GottaGo, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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