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John McDaniel

"I’m delighted to welcome so many great stars including Jenn Colella, Marilyn Maye, Matthew Scott & Ken Page, along with so many other O’Neill favorites. It promises to be a season of renewal and reunion!"

- John McDaniel, Artistic Director

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The Cabaret & Performance Conference will present 10 public shows in its return to the beautiful Dina Merrill Theater.​ The line-up features some of the best talent in Cabaret Theater, including O'Neill favorite Cabaret & Performance Conference staff members, four incredible guest artists, and, of course, our Cabaret Fellows and Cabaret Junior Fellows.​ Masks will be required and proof of vaccination will be required for the purchase of a table during the Cabaret & Performance Conference. 

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10 | 8PM

OPENING VARIETY SHOW!

Welcome to Cabaret 2022! We're kicking off the season with a celebratory concert featuring our magnificent array of in-house talent. This performance is open to the public!

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 11 | 8PM

BRAD SIMMONS IN TROUBADOUR

Brad is back in the spotlight with an evening of original songs!

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 12 | 8PM

AN EVENING WITH THE MARVELOUS MARILYN MAYE!

The award-winning Ms. Maye appeared a record 76 times on The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson, who called her their “Super Singer.” The Smithsonian selected one of her recordings as one of the 110 Best American Compositions of the Twentieth Century. This is a "don’t-miss" performance!

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 13 | 8PM

MATTHEW SCOTT IN THE JESUS YEAR

A five-time Broadway veteran, Matthew performs this hilarious and moving autobiographical piece reflecting on fatherhood and seeking guidance from a letter penned by his own long-lost father. With music direction by the great Vadim Feichtner, the show includes songs by Billy Joel, Paul McCartney, William Finn, and others!

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SUNDAY, AUGUST 14 | 8PM

NATALIE DOUGLAS IN BACK IN THE GARDEN: SONGS OF THE '60's

Natalie takes the stage once again this summer in a brand new show created just for the O’Neill—with Mark Hartman at the piano!

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TUESDAY, AUGUST 16 | 8PM

JENN COLELLA IN CONCERT

A Tony Nominee for Come From Away and Grammy winner for Dear Evan Hanson, Jenn Colella's voice and storytelling are unparalleled in this dazzling solo show. With our own Artistic Director John McDaniel at the piano, this is a “don’t miss” evening!

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17 | 7PM, 9PM

THE JUNIOR FELLOWS PRESENT: LADIES OF THE '80s

Our Juniors Cabaret Fellows are front and center celebrating the great women of '80s pop radio under the dynamic direction of Brad Simmons!

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 18 | 8PM

AN EVENING WITH THE 2022 FELLOWS

Join us as our 2022 Fellows take front and center on the mainstage!

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 19 | 8PM

KEN PAGE IN CONCERT!

We are thrilled to welcome Ken Page to the O’Neill for an unforgettable evening. Starring on Broadway in Ain’t Misbehavin’, Cats, Guys and Dolls, and The Wiz—and creating the iconic “Oogie Boogie” in Tim Burton’s classic cult film, The Nightmare Before Christmas—this beloved star brings a wealth of songs and stories in his terrific new show.

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 20 | 8PM

GRAND FINALE VARIETY SHOW

End the season on a high note and join us tonight to say goodbye to another incredible summer. Featuring a special surprise guest!

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CABARET FELLOWS

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JUNIOR FELLOWS