Q&A with Norm Lewis: Broadway star and Scandal good guy shares about being behind the scenes on stage

Posted on 26. Aug, 2015 by admin.

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By Emily Taylor, NUVO August 26, 2015 Let’s be real, you either love or hate Broadway shows. There is nothing in between. If you are in the former it’s likely that you have heard of Norm Lewis. He has taken on roles in Les Miserables, The Phantom of the Opera and Chicago. Now he is [...]

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2015 Forty Under 40: Melynne Klaus

Posted on 21. Aug, 2015 by admin.

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By Lou Harry, Indianapolis Business Journal January 31, 2015 The foundation’s foundation: Established after its namesake sold Resort Condominiums InternationaI, Christel DeHaan Family Foundation focuses its giving on the arts in Indianapolis. “Arts aren’t just a nice thing to have,” said its director, Melynne Klaus. “They’re a need to have a quality of life.” Adding [...]

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Alan Cumming coming to the Cabaret; ATI schedules ‘Sweeney Todd”

Posted on 21. Aug, 2015 by admin.

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By Lou Harry, Indianapolis Business Journal May 14, 2014 It’s the time of the season for season announcements—-at least from many of the region’s performing arts groups. Here are some potential highlights for those who like to look ahead. —Actors Theatre of Indiana’s upcoming season will include a rare local professional production of Stephen Sondheim’s [...]

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6 reporters outline their perfect Indy weekends

Posted on 20. Aug, 2015 by admin.

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April 9, 2015 Leslie Bailey, The Adventuress • Friday night: I’ll wind down from a long week with a pedicure at Evan Todd Spa & Salon (50 W. Washington St., www.evantoddindianapolis.com), allowing plenty of time to enjoy the pool, sauna, steam room and showers. Dinner is a short walk away at Napolese (30 S. Meridian St., www.napolesepizzeria.com) for [...]

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Shannon Forsell: Indy’s Premiere Diva & Cabaret Hostess

Posted on 20. Aug, 2015 by admin.

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By Tom Alvarez, UNITE Indianapolis August 8, 2015 In Indianapolis and in the gay community in particular, the name Shannon Forsell is synonymous with cabaret. Not only is the beloved LGBT ally a highly regarded cabaret performer in her own right, she is also the artistic director and CEO of the Cabaret at the Columbia [...]

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Carol Welsman Master Class Tips

Posted on 20. Aug, 2015 by admin.

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International jazz chanteuse Carol Welsman taught a master class at The Cabaret on Saturday, August 15, 2015. Here are some of her tips to aspiring performers: Remember that you are putting on a show; if you have three people on stage and they are static, that is not the same as if performers are moving [...]

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Interview: Being Up Close & Personal: The Art of Cabaret

Posted on 20. Aug, 2015 by admin.

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By Rita Kohn, NUVO June 5, 2015 The Cabaret Conservatory instructors, Ron Hellems, professor of theatre at Ball State University and Anita Hall, recording artist and jazz vocalist, shared with NUVO their thoughts about Cabaret as an art form, and what it takes to start as a singer: NUVO: What makes Cabaret such a distinctive [...]

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Review: Lisa Ermel, ‘Mary Poppins’ and Darrian Ford share the Examiner spotlight

Posted on 20. Aug, 2015 by admin.

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By Tom Alvarez, Indianapolis Performing Arts Examiner July 31, 2015 “Darrian Ford: The Music of Sam Cooke” Broadway performer (“State Fair”), dancer (Alvin Ailey), television actor (HBO’s “Introducing Dorothy Dandridge”) and recording artist Darrian Ford made his Cabaret at the Columbia Club debut Friday, July 24, the first of two night engagement. Accompanied by his music director [...]

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Review: World music group returns to the Cabaret with its cosmopolitan sound

Posted on 20. Aug, 2015 by admin.

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By Tom Alvarez, Indianapolis Performing Arts Examiner July 17, 2015 Like they did during their previous appearance at the Cabaret at the Columbia Club in April of 2013, Paris Combo energized the sold out crowd when they performed at the downtown nightclub Wednesday, with a one night only engagement to kick off the summer/fall 2015 season. Interestingly [...]

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