Bay Area Cabaret

Matthew Morrison appears in "Song and Dance Man," a reflection on his two decades in show business, in the Venetian Room. (Courtesy photo)

Matthew Morrison kicks off Bay Area Cabaret’s 15th season

It’s early in the day when Matthew Morrison comes to the phone…

 

Weightless, a world-premiere rock opera by The Kilbanes (Bay Area couple Kate Kilbane and Dan Moses) , opens at Z Space in February. [Courtesy Emily Sevin)

Winter 2018 Arts Preview: Theater

The theater season serves up major tours, offbeat experiments, musicals, comedy and…

 

Brian Stokes Mitchell brings his cabaret act to the Venetian Room. (Courtesy photo)

Brian Stokes Mitchell is fighting the good fight

After you hear Brian Stokes Mitchell singing the Broadway songbook as only…

 

The San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra’s matinee concert includes works by Barber, Mozart and Dvorak. (Courtesy photo)
The San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra’s matinee concert includes works by Barber, Mozart and Dvorak. (Courtesy photo)
Tony Award nominee Carmen Cusack brings her solo act to Bay Area Cabaret. (Courtesy photo)

Carmen Cusack stays busy telling her story

“Show biz! It’s definitely not for sissies,” says Carmen Cusack with a…

Tony Award nominee Carmen Cusack brings her solo act to Bay Area Cabaret. (Courtesy photo)
From left, “Downton Abbey” cast members Allen Leech, Elizabeth McGovern, Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery, Jim Carter, Phyllis Logan and Kevin Doyle gathered in New York in December to commemorate the finale of the phenomenal series. (Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)

Scoop: As ‘Downton Abbey’ concludes, a brief recap from the U.K.

“Downton Abbey,” the most popular show on PBS, ever, is ending its…

From left, “Downton Abbey” cast members Allen Leech, Elizabeth McGovern, Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery, Jim Carter, Phyllis Logan and Kevin Doyle gathered in New York in December to commemorate the finale of the phenomenal series. (Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)
Broadway favorite Emily Skinner appears in a Bay Area Cabaret show in the Venetian Room. (Courtesy photo)

Emily Skinner celebrates Sondheim and more

Tony Award-nominee Emily Skinner is becoming a very welcome presence on The…

Broadway favorite Emily Skinner appears in a Bay Area Cabaret show in the Venetian Room. (Courtesy photo)
Stephanie Blythe appears in Bay Area Cabaret’s season opening concert “We’ll Meet Again: The Songs of Kate Smith.” (Courtesy photo)

Opera’s Stephanie Blythe celebrates legacy of Kate Smith

Stephanie Blythe is popping up all over San Francisco lately. She made…

Stephanie Blythe appears in Bay Area Cabaret’s season opening concert “We’ll Meet Again: The Songs of Kate Smith.” (Courtesy photo)
COURTESY  ANNALEIGH ASHFORDAnnaleigh Ashford brings her cabaret act to the Venetian Room this weekend.

Annaleigh Ashford steps out of ‘Kinky Boots’

If Annaleigh Ashford always seems to be smiling, it may be because…

COURTESY  ANNALEIGH ASHFORDAnnaleigh Ashford brings her cabaret act to the Venetian Room this weekend.
COURTESY JUDY COLLINSJudy Collins will sing “Send in the Clowns” at San Francisco’s Venetian Room this weekend.

Judy Collins looks at Sondheim from both sides

Judy Collins says she has had the same turntable in the studio…

COURTESY JUDY COLLINSJudy Collins will sing “Send in the Clowns” at San Francisco’s Venetian Room this weekend.
COURTESY JOSEPH MORANLeslie Uggams celebrates her lengthy theatrical career in a Bay Area Cabaret performance at the Venetian Room this weekend.

Trailblazing Leslie Uggams shares a life in song

Whether you pronounce it “lez-lee” as her mother did, or “less-lee,” as…

COURTESY JOSEPH MORANLeslie Uggams celebrates her lengthy theatrical career in a Bay Area Cabaret performance at the Venetian Room this weekend.
COURTESY JOAN LAURENSongs by composer Stephen Schwartz are on the bill at a Bay Area Cabaret gala on Saturday.

Bay Area Cabaret kicks off season with Stephen Schwartz

As the cast of the just-opened tour of “Pippin” might opine, Stephen…

COURTESY JOAN LAURENSongs by composer Stephen Schwartz are on the bill at a Bay Area Cabaret gala on Saturday.
courtesy photoComposer Jim Brickman appears in two different Bay Area Cabaret shows at the Venetian Room with singer-actor David Burnham.

Jim Brickman plays music for any age

He has been categorized as new age, but composer-pianist Jim Brickman likes…

courtesy photoComposer Jim Brickman appears in two different Bay Area Cabaret shows at the Venetian Room with singer-actor David Burnham.
courtesy photoNorm Lewis

Broadway singer Norm Lewis talks ‘Scandal,’ Cialis

With Audra McDonald having opened the San Francisco Symphony season last month…

courtesy photoNorm Lewis
Courtesy photoDJ Vin Sol has been at the helm of "Club 1994" for two years.

Megan Hilty’s a smash

It’s been a busy year for Megan Hilty, and opening the 10th…

Courtesy photoDJ Vin Sol has been at the helm of "Club 1994" for two years.
Courtesy PhotoLyricists Marilyn and Alan Bergman will be on hand to share stories at Sunday’s tribute to Marvin Hamlisch in San Francisco.

Remembering Hamlisch and the way he was

Back in 2010, there was nothing misty or water-colored about Marvin Hamlisch…

Courtesy PhotoLyricists Marilyn and Alan Bergman will be on hand to share stories at Sunday’s tribute to Marvin Hamlisch in San Francisco.
Man of many talents: Actor Peter Gallagher appears in his local cabaret debut Saturday at the Venetian Room. (Courtesy photo)Man of many talents: Actor Peter Gallagher appears in his local cabaret debut Saturday at the Venetian Room. (Courtesy photo)

Actor Peter Gallagher has a song on those lips

There’s something engaging about very attractive people who don’t take themselves too…

Man of many talents: Actor Peter Gallagher appears in his local cabaret debut Saturday at the Venetian Room. (Courtesy photo)Man of many talents: Actor Peter Gallagher appears in his local cabaret debut Saturday at the Venetian Room. (Courtesy photo)
‘Round the world: Tony Award-winner Lea Salonga

Home is where Lea Salonga’s heart is

Just days before she performs two concerts at the Venetian Room at…

‘Round the world: Tony Award-winner Lea Salonga