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Cabaret Fest to close with Nunziata twins as headliners

Will Nunziata & Anthony Nunziata debut at Feinstein's

Here’s more on Will and Anthony Nunziata, the twin singers who will headline the Orlando Cabaret Festival this weekend:

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Tony DeSare to open weekend at Cabaret Festival

Tony DeSare

Singer-pianist Tony DeSare seems to be all over the place these days — on Prairie Home Companion last weekend, playing with the New York Pops earlier this week. Now he’s set to headline the Orlando Cabaret Festival Thursday night through Sunday afternoon.

Here’s a little rundown on Tony and a link to his website:

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Cabaret Fest opens Friday with Broadway Boy Jesse Nager — and friend

It’s Orlando Cabaret Festival time again, and we cabaret fans will be getting ourselves down to Mad Cow Theatre to hear some discoveries from the New York cabaret scene along with some swell local talent. Here’s news about the first weekend’s headliner:

Jesse Nager and Andrea Canny:

Jesse Nager

The Boys are back! Well, one of the boys … The Broadway Boys’ founder and artistic director, Jesse Nager is back in town – this time with a show of his own!

Jesse Nager is joined onstage by Andrea Canny … two of your Cabaret Favorites together at last!

A veteran of several Broadway shows and national tours, Jesse will sing all the best songs from these iconic shows — that belonged to other characters. The performance will feature music from Mary Poppins, Mamma Mia!, Good Vibrations, and many more.

Andrea Canny

No stranger to Orlando audiences after three appearances with the Broadway Boys, Jesse goes it alone with Songs I didn’t Get to Sing.

Jesse has sung with Mariah Carey, Shania Twain, and Jason Mraz and is also a member of the Broadway Inspirational Voices. Jesse is the artistic director of the Broadway Boys, a collection of New York tenors that add elements of pop/gospel/funk to traditional musical theater repertoire.

Tickets & Times:

4/29 at 8 pm |  4/30 at 8 pm |  5/1 at 3 pm

Learn more about  Our Headliners >

Learn more about the Songwriters’ Spotlight Series >

Learn more about our It Was A Very Good Year Series >

The more you see, the more you save!  Learn about our package deals.

Tickets are limited. Please call the Mad Cow Theatre box office at 407.297.8788 to reserve your tickets. Not applicable with any other special offer or discount. Offer only applies to performances listed above while supplies last.

For more information about The Orlando Cabaret Festival visit our website at orlandocabaret.com.

Due to the nature of live theatre, all artists, schedules and programming are subject to change. We regret any inconveniences.

Mad Cow Theatre | 105 S. Magnolia Ave. | Orlando, FL 32801

Jazz trio added to Cabaret Festival lineup

Mad Cow Theatre, with the cooperation of the Consulate of Mexico, has added the Javier Nandayapa Trio to the lineup of the upcoming Orlando Cabaret Festival. The trio will give a free concert May 4 at Mad Cow.

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Mad Cow announces cabaret headliners

Here’s more news on the upcoming Orlando Cabaret Festival at Mad Cow Theatre, with the schedule of the festival’s headliners now complete. They are:

  • Jesse Nager

    Jesse Nager, Broadway singer and artistic director of the Broadway Boys, appearing with Andrea Canny,  April 29-May 1.

  • Tony DeSare, singer, pianist and songwriter, May 5-8.
  • Will and Anthony Nunziata, singers (and identical twins), May 12-15.

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Coming up this week

Here’s an early edition of what’s opening this week, beginning with the Tony nominee and cabaret superstar Karen Akers at Mad Cow:

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On this weekend: The Broadway Boys

We caught the Broadway Boys last night at the Orlando Cabaret Festival (at downtown’s Mad Cow Theatre), and we were in heaven.

Don’t miss them. Really.

Shows are at 8 p.m. tonight (Friday), 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.

(This post below is too wide to show up on my blog, but you can read the whole thing but clicking on the online link.)

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This week at the Cabaret Festival

Read on to find out what’s going on at the Orlando Cabaret Festival this week. (I’ll be there at five different shows — what about you?)

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Opening this week

This week the big-deal event in Orlando theater is the Orlando Cabaret Festival, opening Friday night with New York singer K.T. Sullivan and a bunch of Orlandoans, including Kevin Kelly performing the songs of Maltby and Shire, the It-Was-A-Very-Good-Year singers and Cabaret House Party, the best open-mike night around.

But there’s other stuff going on, too, so read on:

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See K.T. Sullivan for free (sort of)

Mad Cow’s Orlando Cabaret Festival starts Friday, with New York singer K.T. Sullivan, and there are some good deals for ticket packages still available — especially if you plan to see most of the festival during its nighttime shows.

(The lunchtime shows, at $12 apiece, are a good deal no matter how you look at it!)

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Cabaret Festival offers ticket deals

The more tickets you buy to the Orlando Cabaret Festival, the cheaper they’ll be. Nice news, and here’s how that works:

Cab Fest program is online

Here’s a little addendum to the Orlando Cabaret Festival news: The singers for the “It Was a Very Good Year” series this time around are:

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More artists announced for Cab Fest

More fun to be had at the Orlando Cabaret Festival, which is letting out the details of its Songwriter Spotlights in dribs and drabs. Here’s all the info, finally:

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More shows announced for Cab Fest

Hiding away on Mad Cow’s website is the announcement of two more shows for the Orlando Cabaret Festival — Andrea Canny singing Frank Wildhorn and Kevin Kelly singing the music of Maltby & Shire.

I’m a huge Maltby & Shire fan, not so much for Wildhorn. But both Canny and Kelly are wonderful singers, and I’ll be happy to hear them do whatever they please. Plus, we get to hear accompanists Terry Thomas and John DeHaas.What could be bad?

Here are the dates, times and descriptions:

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Get your PlayFest schedule here

It’s the time of year when I start having to synchronize my calendar and make sure my track shoes are at hand. It’s PlayFest time, followed by Cabaret Festival time, followed by Fringe time. Take your vitamins now.

To start, here’s a schedule for PlayFest, set for April 2-11. If you’re like me, you want to try to see every one of these things, and this year Orlando Shakespeare makes it easy with a form to fill out that finds a convenient time slot for each one.

(Note: The error on the link to the form has been fixed.)

To figure your schedule out yourself, here you go:

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