Cabaret Series

Join performer, choreographer, and teacher Jonathan Ragsdale for an evening of song and dance as he says goodbye and THANK YOU to the friends, teachers and students who have helped him become the young man he is today, before moving to New York City to chase the dream!

Directed by Hal Simons
Paul Roth on Piano

Dancers: Katie Marshall, Samantha Rogers, Callie McCarty, Montana Sandoval, Mercedes Goodart, and Belle Hernandez

This is a FREE event, donations will benefit the ABQStages "Growing Stage" scholarship fund, giving young people the opportunity to experience the art of musical theatre.

*Graduation party to follow at Marshall Performing Arts Conservatory, 2637 Texas St NE.

For reservations call 288-1205 or click here. RESERVATIONS.

WHAT IS CABARET?

Cabaret is a form of entertainment featuring comedy, song, dance, and theatre, distinguished mainly by the performance venue—a restaurant or nightclub with a performance area and the audience sitting at tables (often dining or drinking) watching the performance. Cabaret performances are typically intimate evenings. They vary widely and may include political spin offs, musical tributes, or light and funny entertainment.

Cabaret began in France around the turn of the 19th century, later flourishing in Germany and the United States. Some of the most famous early cabarets in France were the Chat Noir, the Moulin Rouge, and the Folies-Bergère, the last two of which are still in business. Cabaret was an immensely popular form of entertainment throughout the 19th century, sometimes featuring circus acts along with the more common musical and dance numbers.

Today’s performers sometimes battle a perception that cabaret is all about old-fashioned show tunes. Admittedly, there are still plenty of performers who belt out familiar showtunes, but cabaret encompasses so much more. Informal cabaret shows are also a good way for young performers to showcase their skills.

Cabaret is sometimes considered a dying art form. Luckily, New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles have thriving Cabaret scenes, and now Albuquerque has ABQStages’ Cabaret Series! We hope you will ‘come to the cabaret’ and experience this unique genre of entertainment for yourself.

ABQStages Cabarets have included:

Two Ladies Cabaret

Paul Roth & Friends Cabaret

Miss Hannigan's Pour Me a Life Cabaret

Getting to Know Me*

Mai Tais & Latkes

The Dating Game Cabaret

There’s No Friendship Like Show Friendship*

Mother’s Day Cabaret

You & Me: a Traveling Cabaret

Miss Hannigan's Hulapalooza

Welcome to Macabaret

Miss Hannigan's Ho Ho Holiday

*Emerging Artist Cabaret