Cabaret Comedy Series

Come down to the Cabaret and get ready to ROFL!

August 16th features Chris Zito (As seen on Comedy Central, A&E and the USA Network, his Podcast, “Dad Like It’s Your Job,” and longstanding radio personality on Mix 93.1 and 96.1SRS in Mass.), Wali Collins (As seen on Netflix “The Get Down”  “House Haunters” on HGTV,  “Difficult People” on Hulu, Today Show, Comedy Central, Comics Unleashed, Spin City, Letterman, ABC’s “The View”, Comedy Central, VH-1, AXS TV and the movie Coyote Ugly) and Stephanie Peters (As seen on Access Hollywood, FOX TV, BET’S “Comic’s View”, Denis Leary’s “Comics Come Home”)!

Comedians for future Cabaret Comedy Shows will be announced soon!

Meet Loaf: The Ultimate Tribute to Meat Loaf & The Music of Jim Steinman 2025

If you love the music of Meat Loaf, get revved up, because Meet Loaf really ignites! Lead Singer Benny Israel faithfully captures Meat Loaf’s powerful, wide-ranging operatic vocals, along with the epic theatrical show Meat Loaf fans have come to love.
Aside from evoking the nostalgia of the 1977 Bat Out of Hell album as well as various other Meat Loaf Hits, Meet Loaf also tributes the genius of Jim Steinman, known for his superior songwriting and outstanding composition. Steinman hits performed by Benny Israel and powerhouse female counterpart Ariel Eva, include but are not limited to, “It’s All Coming Back to Me Now” by Celine Dion, “Total Eclipse of the Heart” and “Holding Out for a Hero” by Bonnie Tyler, “Dead Ringer for Love” featuring Cher, and “Making Love Out of Nothing At All” by Air Supply.

For crying out loud, and in the words of the Meat Loaf legend himself, “Keep Rockin’!”

 

One Hot Night: A Tribute To Neil Diamond 2025

For ten years, One Hot Night has been the Northeast’s premier Neil Diamond tribute. Featuring the spot-on vocals and engaging personality of Tommy Lynn as Neil, this 10-piece show band delivers the ultimate Neil Diamond experience.

Basing their show on Neil’s Hot August Night live albums, One Hot Night’s show is a guided tour through the career of one of America’s greatest entertainers. And the band, all veteran New York area players, reproduces the material with style and swagger. Spanning Neil’s long and storied career, they bring the Hot August Night albums to life once again. From the early hits like “Solitary Man” and “Kentucky Woman” to his mega-hits “America” and “Love on the Rocks” (and “Sweet Caroline” of course!), One Hot Night delivers them all! And through it all, Tommy Lynn gives a performance that is faithful to Neil’s live shows. He brings the audience in and makes them part of the show, creating an unforgettable live experience. If you’re a Neil Diamond fan (and who isn’t?), Tommy Lynn and One Hot Night belong on your “Don’t miss” list!

Desert Highway

Since its formation, Desert Highway Band “A Tribute to the Eagles” continues to captivate & entertain major audiences. They attribute this achievement to performing a non-stop journey via numerous radio hits, top ten singles, and album favorites. Both musically and visually, they present the excitement of a live Eagles concert.

Desert Highway Band is a passionate group of six talented professionals of studio and concert tour veterans with major recording artists, who together recreate ‘live’ the inspired rich vocal harmonies and intricate guitar styles made famous by the legendary Eagles. From the country inspired “Take it Easy” to the soaring guitar layered rock anthem “Hotel California” to the provocative edge of destruction lyricism “life in the fast lane”. Desert Highway Band -“A Tribute to the Eagles”- channels the music of this legendary band that to this day continues to resonate with long-time and new-found fans of all ages.

Absolute Queen with special guest Absolute Def Leppard

ABSOLUTE QUEEN has spent hundreds of hours in the studio studying Queen’s many layered harmony vocals and instrumentation to bring you the most authentic sounding Queen Live experience. The show is more than just a Queen Tribute band, the music and stage production will blow you away!

ABSOLUTE DEF LEPPARD brings you a show like no other! The boys have spent literally over 1000 hours in the studio recreating the multi layered vocal harmonies, and with that plus amazing live vocals and the incredible stage production involved, you get the closest thing to the original album versions as possible! This is exactly what the real band does, so we bring you a really fantastic facsimile of a real Def Leppard concert.

Sweeney Todd

Sweeney Todd has become a bloody, worldwide success since being awarded eight Tony’s, (including Best Musical), for its Broadway premiere. Stephen Sondheim’s and Hugh Wheeler’s (A Little Night Music, Pacific Overtures) tasty, thrilling, theatrical treat has simultaneously shocked, awed and delighted audiences across the world.

An infamous tale, Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to nineteenth century London, seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which, he opens a new barber practice. Mrs. Lovett’s luck sharply shifts when Todd’s thirst for blood inspires the integration of an ingredient into her meat pies that has the people of London lining up… and the carnage has only just begun!

 

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Sleeping Beauty

Get ready for a magical journey into the land of fairy tales at the Downtown Cabaret Theatre, where dreams come true and adventure awaits around every corner!

In our final enchanting TYA production of 2025, witness the timeless tale of a beautiful princess cursed into a deep slumber, awaiting the kiss of true love to awaken her. But fear not, because a brave prince is ready to rise to the challenge! With his trusty sword in hand, he sets off to rescue the princess from the clutches of an evil witch and face the fiery breath of a fierce dragon.

But our hero won’t be alone on this daring quest! With a team of helpful fairies by his side and true love lighting the way, nothing can stand in the way of our intrepid prince and his sleeping beauty. Prepare to be swept off your feet as the princess is awakened, the witch is vanquished, and order is restored to the kingdom in a spectacle of magic, bravery, and true love’s triumph!

But wait, there’s more! At DCT, we’re known for putting our own unique twist on classic stories, so get ready for surprises around every corner that will keep you on the edge of your seat and leave you begging for more. So gather your family, pack your imagination, and join us for an unforgettable adventure that’s sure to capture your hearts and leave you believing in happily ever afters!

The recommended ages for our Theatre for Young Audiences shows is 3 to 10 years old, although all ages are welcome.

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Santa Story 2

At the North Pole, snowflakes dance, candy canes twirl, and Santa is preparing for his big Christmas flight. But a whisper floats in the air: “Is Christmas in trouble?” No worries, friends, because Santa’s on it!

Santa Claus and his jolly crew of elves are gearing up for their most exciting adventure yet. But with Christmas in peril Santa knows just the trick to bring back the sparkle—it’s time to call in a “special friend” to help save the day!

Join this merry gang as they set off on a whirlwind journey through the snowy North Pole. With laughter bubbling like hot cocoa and sleigh bells ringing with excitement, they’re ready to tackle any challenge that comes their way! From slippery slopes and silly surprises, each twist and turn of this sleigh ride promises adventure – and a whole lot of laughs! With Santa leading the charge, there’s no stopping this spirited crew!

So grab your hats & mittens and hop aboard for a magical ride. This isn’t just a Christmas story—it’s a rollicking adventure filled with friendship, cheer, and enough holiday magic to make even the grumpiest Grinch smile!

 

The recommended ages for our Theatre for Young Audiences shows is 3 to 10 years old, although all ages are welcome.

Have questions? Visit our FAQ page here

Hansel And Gretel

Get ready to embark on a deliciously delightful adventure as we journey into the enchanted world of Hansel & Gretel at the Downtown Cabaret Theatre!

Join Hansel and Gretel, the brave brother and sister duo, as they venture into the mysterious woods and stumble upon a house made entirely of gingerbread—yes, you heard right, gingerbread! But beware, because lurking within is a tricky witch with a sweet tooth and a mischievous plan.

Will Hansel & Gretel outsmart the witch and find their way back home? It’s a tale filled with twists, turns, and plenty of giggles along the way! Get ready for a whirlwind of hi-jinks and laughter as our dynamic duo navigates through candy-coated challenges and heartwarming moments that will leave you craving more.

With captivating performances, magical sets, and toe-tapping tunes, this is one Hansel & Gretel adventure you won’t want to miss. So grab your breadcrumbs and join us for an unforgettable journey that promises fun for the whole family!

 

The recommended ages for our Theatre for Young Audiences shows is 3 to 10 years old, although all ages are welcome.

Have questions? Visit our FAQ page here

In The Heights

Over the course of the Tony award-winning musical, In the Heights, we encounter the many colorful residents of Washington Heights — a New York City neighborhood on the brink of change. Usnavi, a first generation Dominican-American corner bodega owner, and his friends and family are dealing with the pressures of rising rents and closing neighborhood businesses. As one family struggles to figure out how to pay for an Ivy League tuition for their brilliant and hard-working daughter, a young woman is trying to put a down payment on a new apartment, and Usnavi himself is trying to get back to the Dominican Republic to reconnect with his roots after the death of his parents. In Washington Heights, community is everything, and we see how each of these individuals struggles to survive and how these same individuals come together as a community to mourn their losses and rejoice in their triumphs. Over the course of the show, we see the hard-working residents of Washington Heights grapple with love and lust, identity and racism, all while the prospect of a winning lottery ticket hangs in the air, potentially changing the livelihoods of the people and the community forever. This revolutionary new musical combines Latin rhythms and dance with hip-hop lyrics to tell a captivating story about what it means to chase your dreams as you cling to your roots, and to celebrate the community from which you grew.

 

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Puss In Boots

Hold onto your hats and buckle up for a purr-fectly exciting adventure as DCT brings the timeless tale of Puss in Boots to life like never before!

Get ready to meet the coolest cat in town—Puss in Boots! With a twinkle in his eye and style for miles, this cunning feline is ready to charm audiences of all ages with his quick wit, killer fashion sense, and oh-so-savvy schemes.

Join Puss in Boots on a wild ride as he outsmarts everyone in his path, from bumbling ogres to tricky trolls. But watch out, because this clever kitty might just find himself in some hairy situations along the way!

With dazzling costumes, toe-tapping tunes, and laugh-out-loud moments, this TYA (Theatre for Young Audiences) adaptation is a must-see for kids and parents alike. So grab your popcorn, settle into your seats, and get ready to embark on a magical journey filled with adventure, friendship, and plenty of feline fun!

The recommended ages for our Theatre for Young Audiences shows is 3 to 10 years old, although all ages are welcome.

Have questions? Visit our FAQ page here

To Be Announced

To Be Announced

TBA: (under consideration Into the Woods/Cats/Shrek) June 6 – June 29. 2025

Linda Ronstadt Experience

American Idol Star Tristan McIntosh creates a stunning portrayal of Linda Ronstadt in the prime of her career. Supported by a superb backing band, Tristan’s formidable vocal talent and stage presence will transport you to a time when Linda Ronstadt ruled the airwaves as one of the most popular female vocalists in music history. The Linda Ronstadt Experience takes you on a Musical Journey of Chart Topping Smash Hits, “You’re No Good”, “When Will I Be Loved”, “That’ll Be The Day”, “Blue Bayou” and many more classic hits by Jackson Brown, Elvis Costello, Tom Petty, Neil Young, Warren Zevon, The Rolling Stones, and Little Feat to name a few! Showtimes 4pm & 8pm on October, 19th 2024.

“The Linda Ronstadt Experience, featuring American Idol finalist Tristan McIntosh, may be the best tribute band I’ve ever encountered and I’ve seen a few.” Mark Sisti, Observer Dispatch

All About Joel: Billy Joel Tribute

David Clark’s “ALL ABOUT JOEL” is a musical tribute conceived and presented with a tremendous amount of detail by Long Island veteran singer/piano player David Clark. He continues to gain attention and popularity across the country with stunningly accurate piano playing, lead vocals, and an eerily similar stage look to the Piano Man himself while engaging the audience with wit and humor. Having been a part of the Long Island & NY area music scene since 1985, he has carved out a solid reputation as a piano player, singer, and performer at countless private events and concerts around the northeastern tri-state area and beyond. All of these experiences have led him to the present day – staying connected to his piano/vocal roots and his childhood hero by presenting a tribute to the music he loves, from the very singer/songwriter/performer who inspired and motivated him at the age of 10 years old to pursue a life of music…BILLY JOEL! Showtimes 4pm and 8pm.

 

Jackie’s Boy Presents The Motown Revue: The Next Generation

Grammy Award Winning Singer/Songwriter Jackie’s Boy Presents The Motown Revue “The Next Generation”. Celebrate a night of history and musical magic of Motown with Jackie’s Boy and friends singing the classics from Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations and the Diva of all Divas Diana Ross..and much more! Step into Hitsville U.S.A. Detroit, Michigan in the 60’s and feel the melody, love and soul from your favorite musical icons. Fill your heart beat to everyone “Dancing in the street” by Martha Reeves and The Vandellas and let your mind escape with “Just My Imagination” by the Temptations.
Create new memories and think back on the past with amazing singers setting the stage for a night of high energy and true bliss. This 90 minute show is definitely designed to get you on your feet to dance the night away. Reminisce the sound of Motor City and enjoy The Motown Revue “The Next Generation”! Showtimes 4pm and 8pm on August 31, 2024.

Royal Scam: A Tribute To Steely Dan

“A cover group that gets uncannily close to the originals…”

– Jay Lustig, The Star Ledger

Since it’s inception in 1992, the Royal Scam has been performing for packed houses and cheering crowds who appreciate the classic rock music of Steely Dan.

Touted by NJ Monthly as one of the Top 10 tribute bands to experience, the band’s stellar musicianship and attention to detail for every song have garnered them a large and loyal following.  Featured on the cover of Steppin’ Out Magazine, the Scam has played to rave reviews at such respected venues as the China Club, Shell Theater at Trump Marina, McCloone’s Supper Club, Club Bené, The Rock and Roll Cafe, Berks Jazz Fest, Scranton Jazz Fest, Bethlehem Musikfest and Trumpets Jazz Club, just to name a few.

The Royal Scam radiates a spirit of vitality, authenticity, and intimacy that breathes new life and emotional energy into the music they perform. The ensemble creates an inspiring, engaging musical experience and is consistently first rate and professional.

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Britishmania: World’s Best Beatles Tribute

Britishmania isn’t just another Beatles band, they’re an authentic tribute band, dedicated to the accuracy of The Beatles! The Beatles revolutionized the world of rock music, making them one of the most iconic music groups of all time. Their music lives on today through ‘Britishmania’ Beatles Tribute Band! Britishmania is so much more than a Cover Band, with authentic costumes, guitars and amps, cover bands only just play the music and usually not note for note! Britishmania keeps the spirit of the Beatles alive through their perfected theatrics and expert performances! The Beatles are loved by millions and thanks to Britishmania, a whole new generation will have the opportunity to learn what the music is all about! 

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