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Studio Tenn, TPAC Launch ‘Cabaret Experience’

The updated summer series features three intimate performances exploring the intersection of song and story.

Studio Tenn Theatre Company and Tennessee Performing Arts Center present A Cabaret Experience, a three-show series of cabaret performances featuring Broadway talents with unique perspectives.

The summer series includes two-time Tony Award winner Kate Baldwin’s Sing Pretty, Don’t Fall DownThe Lion King’s Alton Fitzgerald White’s Broadway My Way and a new cabaret creation from Studio Tenn’s Artistic Director Patrick Cassidy called Pink Goes Good With Green, with Wicked stars Kara Lindsay and Teal Wicks.

With performers and audience members sharing an intimate setting, each individual evening blends the music of Broadway with the stories behind the songs as only cabaret can.

“This will be our fourth season bringing top Broadway talent to Nashville for A Cabaret Experience,” says Cassidy. “The series offers the audience a chance to hear behind-the-scenes stories from the witches of WickedThe Lion King‘s Mufasa, and other Broadway musicals.”

A Cabaret Experience seeks to create an atmosphere like the venues in Berlin or New York (Feinstein’s 54 Below) for audiences in Middle Tennessee. With the fourth wall removed, performers bare their souls and audiences share their journeys.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Studio Tenn again to present an unforgettable cabaret series this summer,” says Jennifer Turner, TPAC President and CEO. “This collaboration was one of our first series as we returned to live performances. We’re proud to be expanding this series and keeping cabaret among the diverse entertainment experiences in Nashville.”

Tickets are on sale now at TPAC.ORG, by phone at 615-782-4040 and in person at the TPAC Box Office, 505 Deaderick St., in downtown Nashville. 

A Cabaret Experience Lineup

SING PRETTY, DON’T FALL DOWN with Kate Baldwin
July 13, 2024

As Kate Baldwin nervously stood backstage before a performance in college, her professor whispered, “Sing pretty. Don’t fall down.” She’s managed to do both throughout her journey from Northwestern theatre student to Broadway leading lady. With music direction by John McDaniel, the two-time Tony nominee with the “velvety soprano” (Entertainment Weekly) blends stories, music and humor to share the lessons learned in her journey from college student to professional.

PINK GOES GOOD WITH GREEN with Kara Lindsay & Teal Wicks
Aug. 3, 2024

In PINK GOES GOOD WITH GREEN, two “wicked” witches give you a peek behind the emerald curtain with personal tales about what it was like to visit Oz night after night on Broadway. Together, Kara Lindsay and Teal Wicks will look back on the show that changed them and audiences “for good.”

BROADWAY MY WAY with Alton Fitzgerald White
Aug. 17, 2024

Broadway’s Alton Fitzgerald White is a singer, actor and dancer who has performed the role of Mufasa in Disney’s The Lion King a record-breaking 4,308 times. With music direction by John McDaniel, White’s unique show is an evening featuring songs from characters White has played plus interpretations of his favorite music by Stephen Sondheim, Alan Menken and others.

 

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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.