BWW Review: BETSY WOLFE: ALL BETS ARE OFF at The Cabaret
Tucked away in the newly renovated space behind the 924 Gallery downtown is the new gorgeous Cabaret. The space, formerly a warehouse and then a roller skating rink, is now a beautiful gem. Intimate tables sit close to a stage that hosts stars straight from Broadway. The theatre moved into its new location in April and the result is unbelievable. The Jazz Kitchen designed a menu with cocktails, starters and entrees perfect for any evening. If you haven't been to the new Cabaret yet, what are you waiting for?
I attended Betsy Wolfe's show last week. Wolfe made waves on Broadway for her performances in The Last Five Years, Falsettos, and most recently in Waitress. This show, "All Bets Are Off" was a delightful combination of Broadway favorites and playful humor. Wolfe's rich vocals showcased fan favorites from Into the Woods and made me fall in love with the musical Waitress, even though I haven't seen it yet.
The beauty of the Cabaret lies in the spontaneous nature of each show. Unlike well-known musicals, with cabaret, audiences never know what to expect next. Artists can choose to sing old standards or an original number. They can share personal stories or make jokes with random people in the crowd. Wolfe kept everyone on their toes as she spiced the night with anecdotes from her personal experiences with Broadway legends.
The rest of the 2018 season includes the following three shows. :
Fundraiser Gala: Gunhild Carling
Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018
Swedish musical sensation and internationally acclaimed superstar, Gunhild Carling, is a can't-miss event! She sings, tap dances, juggles and plays virtually every instrument around, often playing three trumpets at the same time...is there anything she can't do? With heavy influences from Bix and Louie Armstrong as well as?Billie Holiday, Carling is a jazz artist of the old breed, combining extraordinary skills with vaudeville stunts. All proceeds will help support the artistic and educational programs of the cabaret.
Individual ticket - $175, includes pre-show party, live auction, heavy hors d'oeuvres, wine, cash bar, and desserts.
Kate Baldwin Friday, Nov. 30 & Saturday, Dec. 1 | 8 pm
Kate Baldwin starred opposite both Bette Midler and Bernadette Peters in the 2017 Tony-winning revival of Hello Dolly!,garnering accolades for her sparkling humor and soaring voice. Kate's new show titled How Did You Get This Number? features signature songs from her acclaimed performances in Finian's Rainbow, Giant, Big Fish, and Hello Dolly!
Tickets: $95 VIP / $85 main floor / $75 banquette / $55 high cocktail / $25*
Sophistitix Members (Ages 21-35) receive a 25% discount (limit 2)
Student Tickets: $25 (Must show ID when checking in)
PLEASE NOTE: Saturday's performance is SOLD OUT. Please call 317-275-1169 to be added to the waiting list.
Norm Lewis Friday, Dec. 14 & Saturday, Dec. 15 | 8 pm / Sunday, Dec. 16 | 7 pm
Tony Award-nominee? Norm Lewis?rings in the holiday season with his unique spin on holiday favorites, such as "This Christmas," "Santa Baby," "Where Is Love?," "Home" from?The Wiz," "The Gift of Love," and "All I Want for Christmas," along with songs from throughout his career that have made him one of the most sought-after leading men on Broadway.
Tickets: $100 VIP/ $90 main floor / $80 banquette / $60 high cocktail / $25*
Sophistitix Members (Ages 21-35) receive a 25% discount (limit 2).
Images courtesy of The Cabaret.