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Staff

Shannon Forsell

Artistic Director & CEO

Mark Szobody

Production & Operations Director

Britnee King

Communications & Marketing Manager

Tim Alan Thompson

Audience & Artist Experience Manager

Alisia Morales

Business Manager

Board of Directors

Robert A. DeVoss, Chair

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

Deborah Balogh, Vice Chair

Former Executive VP and Provost Emerita  //  University of Indianapolis (Retired)

Joseph P. Vande Bosche, Treasurer

Former CPA and Partner  //  BKD, LLP (Retired)

Dr. Charles O. McCormick III, Secretary

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

Karen E. Arland

Partner  //  Kennedy Downs & Arland, PC

Gary Butkus

Senior Director – Medical Affairs  //  Eli Lilly and Company

Catherine Chapelle

Director of Strategic Communications  //  Park Tudor School

Stephen A. Claffey

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

Juan Granados-Zuñiga

Product Brand Director – Consumer Marketing  //  Eli Lilly & Company

Amanda Huber

Arts Patron

Karen Woods Hurt

Senior Analyst  //  Salesforce

John Mainella

Senior Customer Experience Manager  //  Lessonly

Roxanne M. McGettigan

Owner  //  RM2 Solutions, LLC

James McGoff

Chief Operating Officer  //  Indiana Finance Authority

Diana Hartley Mutz

Community Volunteer and Arts Patron

Melanie J. Norton

Founder and CEO  //  Norton Philanthropic Counsel

Morgan Snyder

Director of Public Relations  //  Visit Indy

Tony Pickell

President and CEO  //  Precision Planning

Simone Rigaud

Executive Director – Real World Solutions  //  PRA Health Sciences

Judith B. Thomas

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

Hope Tribble

Director – Office of Audit and Performance  //  City of Indianapolis

Cindy Veatch

Chief Creative Officer  //  Creative Thread Consultants

Girish Vitalpur, MD

Program Director of Allergy & Immunology  //  Riley Hospital for Children, Indiana University School of Medicine

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

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

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

    Cabaret Guest
  • “One of the best environments for serious music fans in town!”

    Cabaret Guest
  • "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

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