Shannon Forsell

Artistic Director & CEO

Mark Szobody

Production & Operations Director

Tim Alan Thompson

Audience & Artist Experience Manager

Molly Griffin

Business & Finance Director

Britnee King

Communications & Marketing Manager

Val Phelps

Artistic Apprentice

Lasana D. Kazembe, Ph.D.

Artist in Residence

Board of Directors


Board Chair:
Melanie J. Norton

Founder & CEO
Norton Philanthropic Counsel

Deborah Balogh

Executive VP & Provost Emerita
University of Indianapolis

Joseph P. Vande Bosche

Former CPA & Partner
BKD, LLP (Retired)

Dr. Charles O. McCormick III

Co-Founder & Ophthalmologist
Indiana Eye Clinic, PC (Retired)

Strategic Initiatives Committee Chair:
Karen Woods Hurt

Senior Analyst of Global Enablement

Executive Committee Member:
Lasana D. Kazembe, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
IUPUI School of Education

External Relations Committee Chair:
Diana Hartley Mutz

of the Arts


Gary Butkus

Senior Director of Diabetes & Medical Affairs
Eli Lilly and Company

Cathy Chapelle

Director of Strategic Communications
Park Tudor School

Stephen A. Claffey

President & Executive Director; Retired Partner
Crooked Creek Food Pantry; Faegre Baker Daniels

Sarai Cotterill

Accounting Manager

Robert A. DeVoss

Former Owner/Partner/President
Management, Inc. (Retired)

Troy Gilstorf

Regional Managing Partner

Juan Granados-Zuñiga

Senior Director of Consumer Marketing
Eli Lilly and Company

Amanda Huber

of the Arts

John Mainella

Cape Fletcher Associates

Roxanne McGettigan

RM2 Solutions, LLC

Simone Rigaud

Executive Director of Real World Solutions
PRA Health Sciences

Rebecca Robinson

Mixed Media Artist
Self Employed

Morgan Snyder

Director of Public Relations
Visit Indy

Judith Thomas

Deputy Mayor of Neighborhood Engagement
Office of the Mayor / City of Indianapolis

Hope Tribble

Finance, Public Policy, and
Business Operations Executive

Cynthia Veatch

The Creative Thread

Girish Vitalpur, MD

Director of Allergy & Immunology
Riley Hospital for Children, Indiana University Health

Robert Zehr

Travel to Remember

  • “We looked at the many places where we could spend our money for entertainment and realized there was no venue that came close to The Cabaret. The venue and staff simply make this venue the best in Indianapolis.”

    Cabaret Guest
  • “Indy's posh landing pad for Broadway stars on Pennsylvania Street.”

    Indy Star
  • "Attending a cabaret show can feel like you're part of a (very stylish) secret society. It's you, the audience, seated at tables, sipping wine or a cocktail, with the vocalist, perhaps fresh off of Broadway, just a few feet away on stage."

    Indianapolis Monthly
  • “Best in class. A truly delightful experience - over the top!”

    Cabaret Guest
  • Melissa Hall, Stage Write Indy

    The beauty of the Cabaret lies in the spontaneous nature of each show. Unlike well-known musicals, with cabaret, audiences never know what to expect next. Artists can choose to sing old standards or an original number. They can share personal stories or make jokes with random people in the crowd.

    Melissa Hall, Stage Write Indy
  • “The Circle City’s swanky new cabaret space is Broadway’s latest buzz.  Old Hollywood meets urban chic in a softly lit chandelier-filled room that holds 190 people—no seat in the house is more than five rows from the stage—it feels like Lea Salonga is giving her life story for you.  Stick around for a meet and greet after the spellbinding serenade."
    Indianapolis Monthly
  • “One of the best environments for serious music fans in town!”

    Cabaret Guest
  • "This space is truly what a cabaret is meant to be... an intimate setting of hightops and enclosed booths help the audience feel special and a lone piano with small, personal stage complete the picture."

    Broadway World
  • “Awesome venue! I tell everyone I know about The Cabaret and encourage them to see a show.”

    Cabaret Guest
  • “My favorite thing in the world is to connect with people, break the fourth wall, improvise, make people laugh, and talk directly to the audience. Cabaret is basically everything I like to do, all in one.”

    Tony Award-winner Laura Benanti


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