The Inaugural Performance at The Cabaret's New Theater: Meow Meow

Posted by miannuzzi on April 23, 2018

Dan Grossman, Nuvo

April 23, 2018

A sold-out crowd greeted Meow Meow’s inaugural performance in the The Cabaret on April 21.

The Cabaret's newly completed Christel DeHaan Theatre is in the Metzger Building at 924 N. Pennsylvania St., where the offices of the Arts Council of Indianapolis and Gallery 924 are located.

With its bare bulb lighting defining a bandshell stage, curved walls, and all-in-all Art Deco vibe, The Cabaret might remind you of a postmodern version of the Kit Kat Klub, the venue immortalized by Sally Bowles (Liza Minnelli) in the film Cabaret set in late Weimar-era Berlin.

And before Meow Meow (Australian-born actor Melissa Madden Gray) strutted onto the stage, The Cabaret’s Artistic Director and CEO Shannon Forsell took the opportunity to wax ecstatic about the new venue.

“We’re so thrilled to have you here for the kickoff of our inaugural season in our new permanent home, and by permanent, I mean we will never ever leave,” she said, having led her organization out of its longtime venue the Columbia Club in late 2016. (In 2017, The Cabaret set up shop temporarily in Indiana Landmarks Center's Cook Theater.)  

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"Awesome venue! I tell everyone I know about The Cabaret and encourage them to see a show."

Cabaret Guest


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