Review: Karen Irwin is explosive as Janis Joplin in Cabaret show

Posted on 05. Aug, 2014 by admin.

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By Tom Alvarez, Indianapolis Performing Arts Examiner July 26, 2014 A tornado in the form of Karen Irwin touched down Friday at The Cabaret at the Columbia Club during “Karen Irwin: A Piece of Her Heart: A Tribute to Janis Joplin.” Her appearance was the first of a two day engagement which saw the singer brought back by [...]

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Review: Cheyenne Jackson endears himself to smitten audience in Cabaret debut

Posted on 15. Jul, 2014 by admin.

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By Tom Alvarez, Indianapolis Performing Arts Examiner July 14, 2014 Singer-songwriter Cheyenne Jackson has a rare talent and presence. Those lucky enough to experience it were treated to a vibrant performance Friday when he presented “Cheyenne Jackson’s Cocktail Hour: Music of the Mad Men Era” at theCabaret at the Columbia Club on Monument Circle in downtown [...]

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Review: Cheyenne Jackson at The Cabaret: Mad Man’s Love Songs

Posted on 15. Jul, 2014 by admin.

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By Josh Cox, Indianapolis Monthly July 14, 2014 Two hours of ‘Music of the Mad Men Era’ allowed a glimpse into the personal life of this dashing, self-aware performer. Cheyenne Jackson kicked off his Cabaret performance Friday evening with the well-sung yet overused “Feeling Good.” A seeming staple of the genre and format, it was performed [...]

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Review: Susan Werner Cabaret show is anything but predictable

Posted on 03. Jul, 2014 by admin.

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By Tom Alvarez, Indianapolis Performing Arts Examiner July 2, 2014 Folk singer-songwriter Susan Werner appeared for one night only Friday at the trendy Cabaret at the Columbia Club and lived up completely to the title “the empress of the unexpected,” a description given her by NPR. Accompanied by percussionist and harmonica player Trina Hamlin, a noted folk [...]

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Review: Laura Benanti Cabaret debut reveals a performer who’s a complete package

Posted on 16. Jun, 2014 by admin.

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By Tom Alvarez, Indianapolis Performing Arts Examiner June 9, 2014 Laura Benanti not only possesses a pristine-sounding soprano instrument and an exhaustive vocal range—she’s quirky, witty, bright and if that were not enough, she also has the looks of a model. A Tony Award winner, Benanti appeared Friday, for the first of a three day [...]

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Laura Benanti Master Class Tips

Posted on 12. Jun, 2014 by admin.

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Star of Broadway,  television (NBC’s The Playboy Club, Go On, and The Sound of Music Live!), and Tony Award winning actress (Gypsy) Laura Benanti taught a master class at The Cabaret on June 7, 2014. Here are some of her tips for aspiring performers: When performing on stage, don’t hold your hands at your stomach. [...]

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Review: Laura Benanti Shows Classic and Comic Chops at Cabaret

Posted on 06. Jun, 2014 by admin.

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By Josh Cox, Indianapolis Monthly June 6, 2014 Clad in a chic black jumpsuit and statement necklace, Tony Award–winner Laura Benanti took the stage Thursday night at The Cabaret at the Columbia Club to warm applause, her talented pianist and arranger Todd Almond at her side. She immediately worked her way through the Jerome Kern/Johnny Mercer [...]

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Review: Meow Meow at The Cabaret

Posted on 06. Jun, 2014 by admin.

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By Hope Baugh, NUVO April 14, 2014 As demanding and affectionate as a cat, sexy Australian performer Meow Meow makes you half-fear, half-wish she would come over and knead your lap. Whether she’s passing out flowers for people to toss to improve the impressiveness of her entrance or recruiting people to hold her lyrics – or [...]

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Review: James Tormé displays a brand uniquely his own

Posted on 06. Jun, 2014 by admin.

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By Tom Alvarez, Indianapolis Performing Arts Examiner May 17, 2014 He may be storied jazz singer Mel Tormé’s progeny, but James Tormé demonstrated that he has his own distinct sound, not to mention identity, when he opened his two day run Thursday at the Cabaret at the Columbia Club on Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis. The 40 [...]

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