O'NEILL'S CABARET & PERFORMANCE LINEUP ANNOUNCED

 

Tickets Now Available for Tommy Tune, Barb Jungr, Wesla Whitfield, Mike Greensill, Donna McKechnie, and others

 

Waterford, CT – The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center has announced its final schedule of performances for the 2013 Cabaret & Performance Conference. BeginningJuly 31, the ten-day conference will feature performances nightly, with the Grand Finale on Saturday evening, August 11.

Assembled by Artistic Director John McDaniel in his first season at the helm, the powerhouse lineup includes household names in cabaret today, including Tommy Tune, Donna McKechnie, and Barb Jungr, as well as the music of Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen, and a special Junior Fellows performance of the music of Stevie Wonder.

Says McDaniel, “I’m thrilled to be a part of my first Cabaret & Performance Conference, and hope that you will enjoy the variety of artists converging upon the O’Neill this summer. ‘Come Fly With Me’ as we journey together through a series of evenings, all of which I hope will delight, inspire, and entertain on this gorgeous campus.”

2013 Cabaret & Performance Conference Lineup (Schedule and artists subject to change)

Wednesday, July 31 – Cabaret Opening Ceremonies
Join us as we kick off the 2013 Season with a potpourri of what’s to come during the Conference. 
General admission: FREE

Thursday, August 1 – Barb Jungr: Stockport to Memphis
This amazing, unique talent from the UK is sure to bring down the house with her new show! Tracy Stark, Conference music director and a frequent collaborator of Jungr’s, is at the piano this evening. 
General Admission: $35; $28 (members) 
Single (Table for two): $50; $40 (members) 
Table seating for four: $180; $144 (members)

Friday, August 2 – Come Fly With Me: The Music of Sammy Cahn & Jimmy Van Heusen
Join cabaret greats Jeff Harnar, Jennifer Sheehan, Nicholas King, and Linda Hart as they celebrate the centenary and American standards from these two great songwriters! Directed by John McDaniel, music direction by Tedd Firth.
General Admission: $35; $28 (members) 
Single (Table for two): $50; $40 (members)
Table seating for four: $180; $144 (members)

Saturday, August 3 – Ben Rimalower in Patti Issues
Fresh from a sold-out run in downtown New York City, Ben’s critically acclaimed personal story of growing up amidst “all things Patti” is not to be missed. 
General Admission: $35; $28 (members) 
Single (Table for two): $50; $40 (members)
Table seating for four: $180; $144 (members)

Sunday, August 4 – An Evening with Wesla Whitfield and Mike Greensill
Personal favorites of Artistic Director John McDaniel, Whitfield and Greensill are true cabaret and jazz royalty! 
General Admission: $35; $28 (members) 
Single (Table for two): $50; $40 (members)
Table seating for four: $180; $144 (members)

Tuesday, August 6 – Donna McKechnie in Same Place: Another Time
Tony Award-winner of A Chorus Line; McKechnie’s acclaimed new show arrives in Waterford. Music direction by John McDaniel. 
General Admission: $35; $28 (members) 
Single (Table for two): $50; $40 (members)
Table seating for four: $180; $144 (members)

Wednesday, August 7 – Cabaret Junior Fellows
Returning under the direction of Brad Simmons, the Junior Fellows are sure to astound with their extraordinary performances of Stevie Wonder favorites. Special early curtain for an outdoor performance in the Edith Oliver Theater. 
General Admission: $35; $28 (members)

Thursday, August 8 – Cabaret Fellows 
Come celebrate the songs and stories of this year’s Cabaret Fellows, presenting a special program created from their daily coachings with our Master Artist teachers. 
General Admission: $35; $28 (members) 
Single (Table for two): $50; $40 (members)
Table seating for four: $180; $144 (members)

Friday, August 9 – Tommy Tune: Taps, Tunes, and Tall Tales
In Taps, Tunes, and Tall Tales, Broadway’s tallest tapper takes to the world’s smallest stage, dancing, singing and tale-telling through 50 years of big time showmanship — all on only 4 square feet! “You have to see it to believe it.” – P. T. Barnum 
General Admission: $50; $45 (members)
Premium Single (Table for two): $60; $48 (members)
Table seating for four: $220; $176 (members)

Saturday, August 10 – Cabaret Grand Finale
Promising to be one of the Conference’s best yet – not to be missed! Join us to toast and bid farewell to our new family. There are sure to be a few surprises, too! Post-show reception to follow.
General Admission: $50; $45 (members)
Premium Single (Table for two): $60; $48 (members)
Table seating for four: $220; $176 (members)

Table seating, including a bottle of wine, is available for each show except the Junior Fellows. Most evenings close with a public “Open Mic” at Blue Gene’s Pub, featuring performances by Conference Fellows, special guest artists, and O’Neill artistic and production staff.

All performances except for the Junior Fellows take place in the Dina Merrill Theater. Tickets are available by visiting www.theoneill.org, calling the O’Neill Box Office at(860) 443-1238, or emailing boxoffice@theoneill.org.