Cheyenne Jackson, Steve Kazee, Jeremy Jordan, Christine Ebersole and More Set for The Cabaret at the Columbia Club in 2014
The Cabaret's 2014 Summer/Fall season kicks off July 11th with star of Broadway, Glee and 30 Rock, Cheyenne Jackson in his acclaimed show, Cheyenne Jackson's Cocktail Hour: Music of the Mad Men Era.
Broadway meets cabaret with Tony and Grammy Award winner Steve Kazee (Once) in addition to SMASH & Broadway heartthrob Jeremy Jordan (Newsies, Bonnie & Clyde). Jeremy will also be conducting a master class for aspiring youth and adult cabaretperformers on Saturday, October 11th. Two-time Tony winner (42nd Street, Grey Gardens) and TV/movie star Christine Ebersole will also wow audiences in her award winning one woman cabaret.
The Cabaret's new series, "Jazz at The Cabaret," presented by Morris Machine Co., Inc. and Chris Morris will continue with swiftly rising jazz sensation, Sara Gazarek, in partnership with Indy Jazz Fest. Local favorite, Karen Irwin, is back by popular demand with her tribute to Janis Joplin after two sold out shows in 2013.
Closing out The Cabaret's 2014 season in a swingin' holiday show will be Birdland regulars and acclaimed cabaret stars, Jim Caruso, Billy Stritch and Klea Blackhurst.
"We are thrilled to continue our yearlong soirée with a line up of stellar artists," says Shannon Forsell, The Cabaret's Executive Director. "We continue our commitment to presenting unforgettable nights with world-class, captivating artists up close and personal."
Tickets to The Cabaret's 2014 Summer/Fall season go on sale on Monday, June 2nd. All performances are open to the public. For tickets call 317.275.1169, or order online at www.thecabaret.org. Subscription packages are available. The Cabaret is located in The Columbia Club at 121 Monument Circle, Indianapolis, IN 46204. For more information and video clips of performers, visit The Cabaret's website at www.thecabaret.org.
CHEYENNE JACKSON'S COCKTAIL HOUR: MUSIC OF THE MAD MEN ERA
Presented by The National Bank of Indianapolis
July 11, 8:00 PM; July 12, 7:00 PM & 9:30 PM
Get shaken and stirred as star of Broadway, Glee and 30 Rock takes you back to an era when bossa nova was new, the lounges of Vegas were cool, and dance music spun on every hi-fi. Slip on your hip attire and join us for a swingin' evening of cool tunes from the 50s and 60s.
KAREN IRWIN: A PIECE OF HER HEART: A TRIBUTE TO JANIS JOPLIN
July 25, 8:00 PM; July 26, 7:00 PM
After two sold out shows, Karen is back to take you on a rockin' musical journey through her personal transformation as inspired by Janis Joplin. With anecdotes and Joplin songs including "Mercedes Benz," and "Bobby McGee," Irwin pays homage to the musical icon that changed her life.
Tickets: $35, 5
Presented by David & Jackie Barrett
August 23, 7:00 PM & 9:30 PM
Tony and Grammy Award winner, Steve Kazee, brings his guitar and southern charm to Indianapolis for an intimate evening of original alt-country songs as well as songs he originated in the Tony Award winning musical, Once.
SARA GAZAREK: BLOSSOM & BEE
Presented by Morris Machine Co., Inc. & Chris Morris
In Partnership with Indy Jazz Fest
September 12, 8:00 PM; September 13, 7:00 PM
Hailed by the LA Times as "the next important jazz singer," Sara is steeped in the jazz tradition but not afraid to embrace the music that moves her generation, The evening will include songs from her newest acclaimed CD, Blossom & Bee, an undeniable nod to the spirit of Blossom Dearie.
JEREMY JORDAN: BREAKING CHARACTER
Presented by the Levi Strauss Foundation
October 10, 8:00 PM; October 11, 7:00 PM & 9:30 PM
Star of Broadway, film, and television, Jeremy Jordan, shares songs and stories that have defined his swift rise to stardom. The evening will include music from Broadway's Newsies, SMASH, and his upcoming film, The Last 5 Years, along with his own personal favorites.
RENÉ MARIE: I WANNA BE EVIL: WITH LOVE TO EARTHA KITT
October 17, 8:00 PM; October 18, 7:00 PM & 9:30 PM
The most provocative risk taker of today's jazz divas, René heats things up in her tribute to the divine Eartha Kitt. The show features both well-known and obscure gems from the saucy Kitt repertoire including "C'est Si Bon," "Come On To My House," "Peel Me A Grape," and more.
AN EVENING WITH CHRISTINE EBERSOLE
Presented by Jane Fortune & Bob Hesse and Bill Fortune, Jr. & Joe Blakley
November 14, 8:00 PM; November 15, 7:00 PM
Hailed by The New York Times as "the apex of New York," two-time Tony winner (42nd Street, Grey Gardens) and star of the hit TV series Sullivan and Son, offers up an evening of classic standards and Broadway songs from her extensive career.
A SWINGIN' CHRISTMAS
Presented by Roger Schmelzer & Lucinda Phillips
December 10-12, 8:00 PM; December 13, 7:00 PM
Kick off the holiday season with Birdland regulars Jim Caruso, Klea Blackhurst, and Billy Stritch as they host an evening reminiscent of your favorite holiday TV special with swingin' arrangements of "It's The Holiday Season," "I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm," and other favorites.
ABOUT THE CABARET: The Cabaret is a professional, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The mission of The Cabaret is to elevate and promote the cabaretart form by presenting the finest in professional cabaret performances and developing the next generation of cabaret artists.