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September 3, 2020 – Update

September and October shows postponed to 2021.

As I write to you during these highly unusual times, I hope you are staying both safe and healthy.

As you would expect, we have considered every possible scenario for reopening our doors to welcome our patrons back to enjoy the art form we all hold so dear. We asked for your advice through our audience surveys, and we heard you loud and clear.

We heard that you are eager to return but are not yet ready to return to indoor venues until there is a vaccine, or that the pandemic is better under control.

Additionally, our national artists have made it clear that they are not yet ready to travel and perform in intimate indoor spaces.

The health and safety of our artists, patrons, volunteers and staff is our priority.

While we have remained hopeful and optimistic, we are also realistic about the challenges of bringing artists to Indianapolis and gathering in our beloved space in the near future.

We maintain our flexibility and know that the show will go on soon, but in the near-term we have made the difficult decision to shift our September and October season performances to the summer and fall of 2021.

As a ticket holder for one or more of the affected shows, you will receive an email with new dates as soon as those details are confirmed. No action is needed at this time.

We are in the process of working with the artists to finalize new dates for the summer and fall of 2021, as all indicators currently point to summer being the earliest window of time to safely return to indoor performances. However, we remain flexible – so as soon as it is possible to present live performances in our space safely, know that we are at the ready and committed to doing so!

We also have a variety of plans in the works to continue to bring you world-class cabaret experiences, and we are excited to share those with you soon…so stay tuned!

In the meantime, you can get your cabaret fix on our YouTube Channel, where we now have over 200 videos of archived performances, master classes, and more! Plus, we will be adding new videos every two weeks, so there will always be plenty of content to keep you entertained!

If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at info@thecabaret.org, or call us at 317-275-1169. We look forward to answering any questions you may have – and, of course, seeing how you are doing during this unprecedented time.

We will get to the other side of this. Know that when that time comes, we will be here with your seat ready for you. We cannot wait until we can gather again with you and raise a glass to the arts, which have, now more than ever, continued to bring joy and respite to so many of us during this difficult time.

Thanks for your patience and continued support, and for being part of our Cabaret family.

Shannon Forsell
CEO & Artistic Director


September 2, 2020 – Update

September and October shows postponed to 2021.

For the safety and well-being of the students, artists, patrons, and staff, we have made the difficult decision to cancel this live performance.

As you can imagine, this is a big disappointment for the students who have worked tirelessly to prepare for the show. We are currently working with the class in hopes that we can safely film their performances in the near future and present their work virtually, so keep your fingers crossed and stay tuned!

Being unable to present shows has been and will continue to be a mounting financial challenge for our organization. We’re working hard to get to the other side of this crisis in order to continue our work presenting world class performances and educational programming.

Therefore, we humbly ask ticket holders to consider the following options:

  • Donate the value of your ticket to The Cabaret. Your donation will be recognized as a tax-deductible gift and you will receive an acknowledgement letter.
  • Apply the value of your ticket toward a gift certificate, which can be used toward any upcoming performance.

Please reach out to us at info@thecabaret.org or call us at 317-275-1169 and let us know if you are able to transfer your order to a donation or gift card, or if you would like a refund via check. If we have not heard from you by Friday, September 25, your order will be automatically transferred to a tax-deductible donation.

We cannot wait until we can gather together again to celebrate these amazing students and the next generation of cabaret stars.

Thanks for your support, and for being part of our Cabaret Family. Take care and stay well.


August 25, 2020 – Update

Well-Strung performances have been rescheduled for 2021.

Get excited, Well-Strung Ticket Holders! We’ve finally determined new dates for the group’s performances at The Cabaret!

Originally scheduled for Friday & Saturday, July 24 & 25, 2020, Well-Strung’s performances will now take place on Friday & Saturday, July 16 & 17, 2021.

All tickets purchased for the original Well-Strung performances have been automatically reassigned to the following rescheduled performance dates.

  • Tickets for Friday, July 24, 2020 at 8PM have been reassigned to Saturday, July 16, 2021 at 8PM.
  • Tickets for Saturday, July 25, 2020 at 8PM have been reassigned to Saturday, July 17, 2021 at 8PM.

Please note that you do not need to take any action at this time. However if you have any questions or are unable to attend the performance to which your ticket has been reassigned, you can contact us Tuesday-Friday (10AM-5PM) at 317-275-1169 or info@thecabaret.org.

As you can imagine, being unable to present shows has and will continue to be a mounting financial challenge for our organization. Therefore if you are unable to attend the rescheduled performances, we humbly ask you to please consider the following options:

  • Donate the value of your ticket to The Cabaret. Your donation will be recognized as a tax-deductible gift and you will receive an acknowledgement letter.
  • Apply the value of your ticket toward a gift certificate, which can be used toward any upcoming performance.

Performing arts venues across the country are suffering right now. So whether or not you can make use of your tickets, we encourage you to consider helping the arts community ensure general operations and staff salaries are supported by making a tax-deductible donation. You can donate to most organizations by visiting their websites – including The Cabaret.

We are incredibly grateful for your patience, understanding, and support. We look forward to seeing you soon – hopefully in the audience for Well-Strung in 2021!


August 25, 2020 – Update

Megan Hilty performances have been rescheduled for 2021.

Get excited, Megan Hilty Fans! We’ve finally determined new dates for her performances at The Cabaret!

Originally scheduled for Friday & Saturday, June 19 & 20, 2020, Megan Hilty’s performances will now take place on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 7PM and 9:30PM and Sunday, May 2, 2021 at 8PM.

You’ve probably noticed that Cheyenne Jackson’s name has yet to be mentioned. That’s because unfortunately, due to his upcoming filming schedule, Cheyenne will not be able to join Megan for a 2021 performance. Luckily, Broadway and television star Megan Hilty has a powerhouse voice that has no problem taking the stage solo!

All tickets purchased for the original Megan Hilty and Cheyenne Jackson performances have been automatically reassigned to the rescheduled Megan Hilty performance dates.

  • Tickets for Friday, June 19, 2020 at 8PM have been reassigned to Sunday, May 2, 2021 at 8PM.
  • Tickets for Saturday, June 20, 2020 at 7PM have been reassigned to Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 7PM.
  • Tickets for Saturday, June 20, 2020 at 9:30PM have been reassigned to Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 9:30PM.

Please note that you do not need to take any action at this time. However if you have any questions or are unable to attend the performance to which your ticket has been reassigned, you can contact us Tuesday-Friday (10AM-5PM) at 317-275-1169 or info@thecabaret.org.

As you can imagine, being unable to present shows has and will continue to be a mounting financial challenge for our organization. Therefore if you are unable to attend the rescheduled performances, we humbly ask you to please consider the following options:

  • Donate the value of your ticket to The Cabaret. Your donation will be recognized as a tax-deductible gift and you will receive an acknowledgement letter.
  • Apply the value of your ticket toward a gift certificate, which can be used toward any upcoming performance.

Performing arts venues across the country are suffering right now. So whether or not you can make use of your tickets, we encourage you to consider helping the arts community ensure general operations and staff salaries are supported by making a tax-deductible donation. You can donate to most organizations by visiting their websites – including The Cabaret.

We are incredibly grateful for your patience, understanding, and support. We look forward to seeing you soon – hopefully in the audience for Megan Hilty in 2021!


May 15, 2020 – Update

The Cabaret is postponing two additional upcoming shows: An Evening with Megan Hilty and Cheyenne Jackson and Well-Strung: The Singing String Quartet.

At this point in time, we have not yet finalized new dates for either show. We are currently working with the artists for both shows regarding alternate dates.

All tickets purchased for the original dates will be good for the rescheduled performances. Ticket holders will be notified of the new performance dates (as well as what to do if you can’t make the new dates) as soon as those details arise.

Ticket holders do not need to take any action at this time. But, if you have any questions, you can contact us Tuesday – Friday (10am – 5pm) at 317-275-1169 or info@thecabaret.org.

Please know that we are incredibly grateful for your patience, understanding, and support. We look forward to seeing you soon. In the meantime, stay healthy, stay strong, and stay home.


March 31, 2020

The revelry has to be postponed, but thankfully won’t be cancelled. The Cabaret has rescheduled the following performances due to the COVID-19 pandemic:

–  Ball State University Next Generations Cabaret – Originally scheduled for Friday, April 17 (8PM); rescheduled for Friday, September 11 (8PM)
–  Beth Leavel – Originally scheduled for Saturday, April 18 (7PM and 9:30PM); rescheduled for Friday, September 18 and Saturday, September 19 (both at 8PM)
–  Andre De Shields – Originally scheduled for Friday, May 15 and Saturday, May 16 (both at 8PM); rescheduled for Friday, September 25 and Saturday, September 26 (both at 8PM)
–  Eva Noblezada – Originally scheduled for Saturday, April 25 (7PM and 9:30PM); rescheduled for Saturday, October 10 (7PM and 9:30PM)
–  Telly Leung – Originally scheduled for Friday, May 8 and Saturday, May 9 (both at 8PM); rescheduled for Friday, October 23 and Saturday, October 24 (both at 8PM)

Ticket holders will not need to take any action unless they cannot attend the rescheduled date of the show for which they originally purchased tickets. Those ticket holders who cannot attend should contact The Cabaret box office at 317-275-1169 or info@thecabaret.org to exchange their tickets into a different show (pending availability). The usual exchange fee will be waived due to the circumstance.

Ticket holders who are unable to use their tickets for any of The Cabaret’s shows are encouraged to donate the value of their ticket to The Cabaret as a tax-deductible gift.

“The financial impact of a theatre needing to ‘go dark’ for several months is devastating,” says Shannon Forsell, Artistic Director and CEO. “Therefore, donations of any size are critical now more than ever. It may not seem like donating the price of your ticket will make much of a difference, but it truly does. The Cabaret – along with the entire local arts community – needs all the support they can get right now.”

The Cabaret wants to remind the community that they can help arts organizations ensure that general operations and staff salaries are supported during this time by making a tax-deductible charitable gift. Most organizations – including The Cabaret – can accept donations on their websites.

Tickets will be available to purchase for any shows with available inventory once current ticket holders have been helped. Those interested in purchasing tickets can stay up to date on shows and ticket availability via The Cabaret’s social media pages (@thecabaret on Facebook and Twitter, and @the.cabaret on Instagram) or The Cabaret’s website.


MARCH 16, 2020

Friends of The Cabaret:

The Cabaret’s staff and board want to ensure you that the health and well-being of our artists, patrons, volunteers, employees and community is our highest priority.

New guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention adopted today by both the city of Indianapolis and the state of Indiana asks that mass gatherings be limited to fewer than 50 people for the next eight weeks. As such, we are working to reschedule any performances that may be impacted during that timeframe and will contact affected ticket holders with details as they arise.

In the meantime, the following changes will take place immediately:

  • The Next Generations Cabaret scheduled for Friday, April 17 has been rescheduled for Friday, September 11. Ticket holders do not need to notify The Cabaret unless they cannot attend the rescheduled date.
    • For those unable to attend the rescheduled date:
      • Tickets can be exchanged into an alternate 2020 performance (while supplies last).
      • If those ticket holders do not wish to exchange their ticket into an alternate 2020 performance, The Cabaret asks that they please consider donating the value of their ticket to The Cabaret or applying it toward a gift certificate.  (Donated tickets will be recognized as a tax-deductible gift and donors will be sent an acknowledgement letter.)
      • Exchanges and donations can be made by calling the box office at 317-275-1169.
  • Until further notice, The Cabaret is waiving all ticket exchange fees.
  • At this point in time, no action is needed from ticket holders for any other show. Ticket holders will be contacted as changes arise.

Also, please note that beginning Thursday, March 19, The Cabaret box office and administrative offices will be closed to the public with plans to reopen on Monday, March 30. (Dates subject to change.) Box office staff will still be available Monday-Friday, 10AM-6PM at 317-275-1169 or info@thecabaret.org.

We know you will miss the fun, connection, and refined revelry you so enjoy here at The Cabaret, and we will miss you – our Cabaret family – as well. We’ll be keeping you updated and inspired, however, via e-blasts and social media. So be sure to connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

We also encourage you to keep in mind the financial impact that COVID-19 will have on the cultural institutions throughout our community. Organizations having to “go dark” due to unforeseen circumstances can be devastating to their artists, technicians, and staff.

You can help us (and other arts organizations) ensure general operations and staff salaries are supported during this time by making a tax-deductible charitable gift.

Please know that we are incredibly grateful for your patience, understanding, and support. We are confident that together, our community can remain strong as we navigate these uncertain times.

Wishing you health and peace,

Robert DeVoss, Board Chair
Shannon Forsell, Artistic Director & CEO

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