Thursday, July 19, 2018

Gaslight Cabaret Festival
announces Fall 2018 season

From left: Prince, Webb, McFadden
The Gaslight Cabaret Festival this week announced the schedule for their fall 2018 series, which will feature ten different performers and a total of fifteen performances over five weekends in October and November.

The series kicks off with performances on Friday, October 19 and Saturday, October 20 of a new version of "Broadway's Greatest Hits," with William Michals returning with a new female counterpart, Jillian Louis, and a new set of songs.

Other notable return engagements include Tony Award-winning Broadway performer Faith Prince (Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27) and singer/songwriter Jimmy Webb (Sunday, October 28), who wrote 1960s and '70s pop hits such as "By The Time I Get to Phoenix," "MacArthur Park," "Wichita Lineman," and "Up, Up and Away."

The series will mark the St. Louis cabaret debuts of Carrie St. Louis (Friday, November 2 and Saturday, November 3), who's starred in Broadway shows such as Wicked, Rock of Ages, and Kinky Boots, and Christina Bianco (Friday, November 16 and Saturday, November 17), whose comedic impressions of various famous female vocalists have gotten more than 24 million views on YouTube.

Other shows will include Bob Gerchen performing "Joe Cocker: Never Forget" on Thursday, November 1; Kansas City trumpeter and vocalist Lonnie McFadden, backed by pianist Ptah Williams' trio, on Thursday, November 8; and former St. Louisan Katie McGrath, doing a new show called "Aunt of the Year" on Friday, November 9.

In addition, St. Louisan Ken Haller will reprise his "Happy Haller Days!" on Sunday, November 10 and Sunday, November 18; and longtime vocal coach Caroline Zarinelli will debut her show "In Pursuit of Magic" on Sunday, November 11.

All shows begin at 8:00 p.m. at The Gaslight Theater. Single tickets range from $30 to $45, depending on the show and performance date, and are on sale now.

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