2016 Cabaret & Performance Conference

The conference brings some of the biggest names in Cabaret Theater to perform at the O'Neill each summer, providing valuable development and performance training for select Cabaret Fellows – up-and-coming performers on the cabaret scene.

**Note: Premium Singles are sold as individual tickets only, and are seated at 2-top tables. To reserve a complete 2-top, purchase two tickets. Premium Tables are available as complete four-top tables only, and include complimentary wine service. 



Cabaret Opening Ceremonies

Wednesday, August 3; 8pm

Opening Variety Show - come preview the acts to come! 
Admission is free! 


Brad Simmons- In the Company of Strangers: The Music of Paul Simon

Thursday, August 4; 8pm

Head of the Junior Fellows Program, Simmons celebrates his 8th summer with us. This year Brad steps out on his own with his brand new show featuring the songs of Paul Simon. This show is not to be missed.


An Evening with Norm Lewis!

Friday, August 5; 8pm

Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League, and Outer Critics Circle award-nominee and Broadway showstopper, Norm Lewis joins us for an unforgettable evening of song and reminiscences.


Molly Pope Likes Your Status

Saturday, August 6; 8pm

Pope has appeared in venues across the globe, recently won a 2016 Bistro award and a 2016 MAC award, and is critically acclaimed in the New York Times, the Village Voice, and Time Out New York.


The Barb Jungr & Lennie Watts Show

Sunday, August 7; 8pm

Our 2016 Master Artists in Residence. Combined, they have won more awards than they can carry, and you will see why as they romp across our stage together for the very first time!


Melissa Manchester

Tuesday, August 9; 8pm

Grammy-winning Manchester will knock your socks off with her concert collection of songs and stories. Career hits include “Don’t Cry Out Loud,” “Midnight Blue,” and “You Should Hear How He Talks About You.”


Fun! Fun! Fun!- The Music of the Beach Boys

Wednesday, August 10; 8pm

The talented Cabaret Junior Fellows train with the best, and put together an unforgettable evening.


An Evening with the Fellows

Thursday, August 11; 8pm

See the 2016 Fellows – emerging artists on the cabaret scene – in a concert featuring new songs and classics.


Karen Mason- Mason’s Makin’ Music

Friday, August 12; 8pm

10-time MAC award-winner and 6-time Female Vocalist of the Year, Karen has starred on Broadway, off-Broadway, on television, in recordings, and has ripped the roof off of many a theater.

Cabaret Grand Finale

Saturday, August 13; 8pm

2016 Finale Variety Show, featuring guest artists and fellows from throughout the conference. Not to be missed!



Funding for the 2015 Cabaret & Performance Conference provided by: 

Maximilian E. & Marion O. Hoffman Foundation, Inc.