The debut of The Cabaret’s new performance space at 924 N. Pennsylvania St. has hit another hurdle – but the local music series as bounced back with an acclaimed substitute for its April 21-22 opening weekend.
The stumbling block came when appearance by The Puppini Sisters of the United Kingdom was derailed by visa issues, resulting in the cancellation of their U.S. tour. It follows a change when The Cabaret delayed its scheduled late-March opening, resulting in a rescheduling of both Tony Award-winners Jennifer Holliday and Laura Benanti.
The opening weekend will now be handled by a woman described as “a post-post modern diva,” Meow Meow, who last appeared at The Cabaret in April 2014.
Joined by music director Lance Horne (also music director to cabaret icon Alan Cumming), Meow Meow cleared her schedule to fly across the pond and kick off The Cabaret’s season of grand openings in true cabaret-style.
Meow Meow has hypnotized, inspired, and terrified audiences globally with unique creations and sell-out seasons from New York’s Lincoln Center and Berlin’s Bar Jeder Vernunft to London’s West End and the Sydney Opera House. Her performances have been described as “a wild night of sequins and satire, original ‘chansons apocalyptiques’, witty wicked Weimar, 1930’s Shanghai show tunes, 60’s French pop, Brel, Brecht, Casal, Kitt, Radiohead re-visioned. Music. Mayhem. Magnificence.”
Subscription pre-sale for 2017 subscribers and/or donors of $250+ begin 10 a.m. March 12. Single ticket sales open to the public at 10 a.m. March 15. For more information, go to www.thecabaret.org.