Review: Stephanie J. Block at The Cabaret

Posted on 28. Mar, 2014 by admin.

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By Lou Harry, Indianapolis Business Journal March 11, 2014 Stephanie J. Block had some explaining to do. As with most performers who find their way to the stage at the Cabaret at the Columbia Club, Block isn’t a name immediately familiar to those outside of the theater circles. Sure, there were hardcore Broadway fans in the [...]

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Review: Broadway and country music showcased on local stages over weekend

Posted on 28. Mar, 2014 by admin.

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By Tom Alvarez, Indianapolis Performing Arts Examiner March 11, 2014 It is not unusual for Examiner.com to attend two or even three separate performing events on any given weekend and most of the time they could not be more disparate. Such was the case when this writer sawStephanie J. Block at the Cabaret at the Columbia [...]

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Stephanie J. Block Master Class Tips

Posted on 12. Mar, 2014 by admin.

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Stephanie J. Block, Broadway star of Wicked, The Pirate Queen, Anything Goes, 9 to 5 the Musical and much more, taught a master class at The Cabaret on March 8, 2014.  Stephanie taught an inspiring class to seven up and coming performers.  Here were some of the tips she shared with us that afternoon: Be [...]

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Chester Gregory Master Class Tips

Posted on 18. Feb, 2014 by admin.

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Broadway star, Chester Gregory, taught a master class at The Cabaret on February 15, 2014.  Chester Gregory is best known for his roles in Sister Act, Hairspray, The Jackie Wilson Story and Dreamgirls. Here are his tips for aspiring performers: Always have a clear and strong intention. Don’t try and do your song the “right” way.  [...]

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Betty Buckley Master Class Tips

Posted on 18. Feb, 2014 by admin.

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Broadway & TV star, Betty Buckley gave a master class in Muncie, Indiana for students in Ball State University’s department of Theatre and Dance on November 23, 2013. Buckley is most recognized for her roles in Cats and Sunset Boulevard as well her starring role in the television show Eight is Enough. Here are her tips [...]

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Review: Chester Gregory channels ‘Mr. Excitement’ in Cabaret show

Posted on 18. Feb, 2014 by admin.

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By Tom Alvarez, Indianapolis Performing Arts Examiner February 17, 2014 If anyone ever decides to produce a biopic on the life of entertainer Jackie Wilson, they should consider Chester Gregory in the title role because he definitely has the goods to pull it off. Based on the audible response of the sold out audience present at his [...]

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Review: Megan Hilty exudes star quality in Cabaret debut

Posted on 27. Jan, 2014 by admin.

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By Tom Alvarez, Indianapolis Performing Arts Examiner January 22, 2014 Fans of Megan Hilty, who starred in the cancelled NBC TV series “Smash,” were not disappointed when she performed Saturday at the Cabaret at the Columbia during the 7:30 p.m. show (a second show was held at 9:30 p.m.). Those present who were somewhat familiar [...]

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Review: ‘Broadway Boys’ stir up heat in Cabaret debut

Posted on 17. Dec, 2013 by admin.

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By Tom Alvarez, Indianapolis Performing Arts Examiner December 17, 2013 Six of the brightest young male performers from the Great White Way showed off their formidable talents in “Broadway Boys: Hark!” Wednesday at the Cabaret at the Columbia Club in downtown Indianapolis. Closing the Cabaret’s 2013 fall/winter season with their touring holiday show, the group [...]

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Review: Cabaret show falls short of expectations

Posted on 17. Dec, 2013 by admin.

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By Tom Alvarez, Indianapolis Performing Arts Examiner November 27, 2013 It’s possible that there is hardly anyone alive who hasn’t at least heard “Memory,” the song made famous by Betty Buckley as Grizabella in “Cats,” the long running musical that premiered on Broadway in 1982. Bringing her star power to Indy, resulting in sold out [...]

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