cabaret & performance conference
John McDaniel, Artistic Director
The Cabaret & Performance Conference brings some of the biggest names in Cabaret Theater to perform at the O’Neill each summer. Join us for a new show every night!
This variety show opening night performance is free to the public – come one, come all to get a preview of the the next nine nights!
august 2 at 8pm •
Tonya and Brad are together again after wowing crowds at Joe’s Pub in New York City. Tony, Drama Desk, & Obie Award-winning Tonya Pinkins is known to theater, film, & television audiences everywhere and she pairs this summer with O’Neill favorite, Brad Simmons for an eclectic evening of song.
august 3 at 8pm •
The 2017 Drama Desk-winner for Solo Performance, Ed Dixon, recreates his stunning and delightful one man show, recounting his 20-year friendship with the incomparable George Rose.
august 4 at 8pm •
Carol Sloane recorded her first recording at Columbia Records in 1961 and through the years opened for greats such as Oscar Peterson, Woody Allen, Lenny Bruce, and Phyllis Diller. She has performed at Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and Jazz at Lincoln Center, as well as top venues across the country. Join us for this legendary evening of songs and stories.
august 7 at 8pm •
Multi-award-winning Broadway actresses, Anita & Penny, offer their adventures in songs and stories from the Golden Age of Broadway, having worked with such giants as Irving Berlin & Richard Rodgers! Directed by Barry Kleinbort.
august 8 at 7pm & 9pm •
The Junior Fellows kick up the dirt showcasing the music of Springsteen, Mellencamp, Aerosmith, & more, featuring a live band all under the direction of Brad Simmons.
august 10 at 8pm •
Cabaret great and MAC Lifetime Achievement Award-winner, Sharon McNight, tips her hat in tribute to some of the great female singers and comedians who are no longer with us, but whose names and music live on, including Betty, Sophie, Ethel, Patsy, Judy, and more. Ian Herman accompanies on the piano.