Home for the Holidays Cabaret
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December 11 - 19, 2020
This holiday season is going to be a little different, but we’ve got a show that is sure to lift your spirits! Join some of your favorite Cardinal artists for a cozy night of songs and stories about the most wonderful time of the year. Fun for all ages!
Cardinal’s streaming cabaret series featuring a mix of local artists and guests from past productions. Each performance will be hosted by a different team of artists and attendees will get the chance to interact with each other and the hosts throughout the show. Click HERE to check out our other virtual cabarets and events.
Streamed performances on December 11, 12, 18, & 19, 2020.
Virtual Streaming Details
Say goodbye to Zoom! Our new streaming platform is the best way to experience professional live theatre. Our Cardinal Cabaret Series will take place online via Crowdcast, this season’s live video streaming platform. With a more sleek design, and an easy-to-use-interface, Crowdcast is way better than Zoom! Because it is internet based, it is simple to cast to your TV, that way, the whole family can watch from the comfort of your own living room. You will not be on camera, but can interact via chat! Want to learn more? Check out our short video tutorial HERE!
Two Sticks Bakery Package Add-On
Cookie box orders must have been placed at least three days in advance. Sales for all performances are now closed.
Add some sweetness to your Home for the Holidays experience!Two sticks Bakery is cooking up some holiday sweets and treats special for this cabaret. Purchase a box of cookies and pick them up at Two Sticks Bakery on the day of your performance. Each box is $15 and comes with delicious 6 treats, including a pecan bar, brownie, chocolate chip cookie, iced sugar cookie, oatmeal raisin cookie, & ginger molasses cookie.
Purchase one or two boxes to make your night extra special! On the day of your performance, stop by Two Sticks Bakery at 415 S. Washington Street, anytime from 12:00 pm-2:00 pm, to pick up your box. Orders must be placed at least 3 days in advance. To purchase, add it onto your order during check out. The item will appear under “Additional Products,” directly under the “Would you like to donate?” question in the check out.
Friday, December 11: Amanda Biggs
Friday, December 18: Janie Gordon
Saturday, December 12: James Rose
Saturday, December 19: Frankie Bolda
Coen Berin is a seventh grader at St. Charles, and is very excited to be playing in his fifth Cardinal Stage production. Starting with his role as Oliver Twist in Oliver!, his previous credits include Chip (Beauty and the Beast), and Tootles (Peter Pan) with Cardinal Stage. He also has performed as Earthworm (James and the Giant Peach Jr.), and various roles in Enchanted Tales with Stages Bloomington. Coen was also seen as Theo (Pippin) with the IU Department of Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance. He also is a gymnast with Rising Star Gymnastics, and studies dance and piano among other endeavors. Coen would like to thank Cardinal for the opportunity to perform for all of you.
Amanda Biggs is an internationally prize-winning soprano who recently relocated to Bloomington from Chicago with her fiancée and two children. Her theater credits include Madame de la Grand Bouche in Beauty and the Beast, Alison in Fun Home, Fantine in Les Misérables, Mrs Lovett in Sweeney Todd, and Selma Steele in The Breeze Bends the Grass.
Frankie Bolda is an actor and improviser based/locked down in Indianapolis. Credits include: Cardinal Stage (Complete History of Comedy: Abridged), ComedySportz, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Indianapolis Shakespeare Co., LAFF Shows, Phoenix Theatre, Red Curb Comedy, iO Chicago, and others. You can still catch Frankie in virtual, all-ages ComedySportz matches with CSz Indianapolis.
Jocylon Evans is a seventeen-year-old junior. Her first and favorite Cardinal production was Beauty and the Beast, playing in the youth assemble. Jocylon loves Cardinal Stages and the joy it has brought to her life and is excited to share that joy with everyone this holiday season.
Janie Gordon began her performing career at the age of six in her living room, for anyone who would watch and listen! A singer/dancer, Janie honed her skills while at Indiana University and worked professionally, both performing and teaching. Favorite roles include Ado Annie in Oklahoma, Anna in the King and I, Maria in the Sound of Music, and Nancy in Oliver. Janie debuted with Cardinal Stage as Mrs. Potts in Beauty and the Beast, which has undoubtedly become her most favorite performing experience! She is excited and humbled to be a part of Home for the Holidays Cabaret with her Cardinal friends and wishes you all peace and blessings for a healthy and happy new year!
Scott Hogsed: At New York City Opera Scott Hogsed sang many roles, including Count Almaviva in Le Nozze Di Figaro and Anthony Hope in Sweeney Todd. He was Javert in Les Misérables with Cardinal Stage. Equity credits include Theater of the Star’s production of Camelot as Lancelot opposite Robert Goulet’s King Arthur.
James Rose (Pronouns: they/them) was last seen tapping on tables as Race in Cardinal Stage’s Newsies! Other favorites: Damn Yankees (Joe Hardy), Cabaret (Emcee), Singin’ in the Rain (Don Lockwood), “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Season 3). Training: NYU. Offstage they co-host the Full Soul Nutrition Podcast and exist on Instagram & TikTok as @jamesissmiling. Wishing you the warmest & happiest of holidays!
Paige Scott is an Indianapolis based composer, writer, and performance artist. Her work has appeared in various reviews, universities, fringe festivals, and theatres across the midwest. Credits include Bomb on a Bus, Lobby Channel, Holy Ficus (2015 Top Selling Show at IndyFringe Festival), J. Eyre (2018 BroadwayWorld- Indianapolis “Best Original Show”) and most recently a co-authorship at the University of Iowa’s New Plays Workshop, Razor Creek: A Folk/Rock Sci-Fi Musical with KT Peterson. When she is not being super serious about stuff, she is usually doing bits with her bits with a partner in comedy, Frankie Bolda. Their Hall and Oates based comedy duo, Little John and Tiny Daryl, were featured in the Chicago Musical Improv Festival at iO in 2019.
Ian Shaw is thrilled to be a part of the Home for the Holidays Cabaret! Previous credits include: A Christmas Story, 2018 and 2019 National Tour (Ralphie) and The Music Man with IU Opera Theatre (Winthrop). With Cardinal Stage Ian has appeared in Peter Pan, (John), Oliver, (Oliver), Mary Poppins, (Michael), and Frankenstein (William).
Katie Scarlett Swaney recently graduated from Indiana University with her BFA in musical theatre and minor in arts management. She performed with Cardinal Stage Company as Katherine in the 2019 holiday production, Newsies. She would like to thank her family for their constant love and support and wish everyone a happy holiday season! www.katiescarlettswaney.com
Marcela Weltsek-Medina has appeared in several Cardinal productions: young Alison in Fun Home, as well as ensemble in Newsies and Oliver. She has had the privilege to perform with the Funny Folx and Avaha Theatre on their charity event to aid the fight against human trafficking.
- Director: Kate Galvin
- Music Director: Brandon Magid
- Video Editor: Macy Kloville
- Production Manager: Corey Hollinger
Macy Kloville is sound designer and audio engineer finishing up her theatre degree at IU. She loves working with Cardinal and misses the fun of tech weeks at the Waldron. Now conquering the world of Zoom Theatre, Macy has become an expert at moving little boxes around a screen. She might be traveling home (Memphis) for the holidays (Hannukah).
Brandon Magid is an arts educator, music director, and vocal coach. He is currently pursuing his Master of Science in Music Education at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. Credits include Broadway: Godspell; Off-Broadway: City Center Encores!; Regional: Paper Mill Playhouse, American Repertory Theater, Barrington Stage Company, and Goodspeed Musicals. Other music director experience includes The Broadway Furball with Christine Ebersole and Platinum Dreams by Tony-nominated composer Gary William Friedman. He has worked as a pianist and vocal coach for multiple institutions including New York University, Northwestern University, and Indiana University in addition to Broadway Dance Center and Interlochen Center for the Arts. He is a proud graduate of Loyola University Chicago and holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in Music and in Theatre. www.brandonamagid.com