Bloomington's Professional Theater Company

Bloomington's Professional Theater Company

Administration & Cardinal Box Office

411 E 7th St
Bloomington, IN 47408
(812)336-9300 Box Office
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Get your toes tapping with a night of songs that swing! Inspired by great singers from Ella Fitzgerald to Frank Sinatra, this show is sure to hit the sweet spot for anyone who likes their musical theater with a dash of ring-a-ding-ding!

Cardinal’s streaming cabaret series features 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 March 26 & 27 at 7:00pm.

Please Note: Tickets must be purchased at least one hour prior to the performance. For last minute tickets, call the box office at (812) 336-9300.

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!

Signature Cocktail

Cardinal Spirits CocktailAdd some razzmatazz to your night of jazz! During the week of the cabaret, Cardinal Sprits will be featuring a swing inspired cocktail-to-go called “The Berries and the Bees” – which comes with a full bottle of their Standard Dry Gin. Add the gin to Cardinal’s raspberry-blackberry-honey syrup & lemon juice mixer for five perfectly balanced cocktails. The drink is a play on the classic “Bee’s Knees” cocktail which was very popular during the Swing Era! 

The to-go cocktail will be available on Cardinal Spirits’ carry-out menu now through Saturday March 27th. Orders can be placed directly through Cardinal Spirits by ordering online or in person at their walk-up window, open everyday from noon-7:30pm (922 S Morton St). You can either “pre-order” (a maximum of 24 hours in advance) on their carry-out site and set a pick-up time for the next day, or you can order for pick-up the day of the performance. Enjoy!

Hosting Schedule

Friday, March 26:
Cole Winston
Samantha Joy Pearlman
Dominic Pagliaro
Saturday, March 27:
Maggie Lynn Held
Eric Shelley
Brandon Magid


Maggie Lynn Held is happy to be back with Cardinal Stage. She was last seen as Myrtle in The Great Gatsby. Maggie performed at Opryland USA and Busch Gardens Tampa. She was a company actor with Stages Children’s Theatre Touring Company, Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center and headlined on the Mediterranean cruise line, Costa Rivera. While in NY, Maggie starred in the first regional production of Songs for A New World and booked National and Regional Voice Over spots. Favorite roles include, Truvy in Steel Magnolias, Anita in West Side Story, and Junita in The Musical of Musicals The Musical. Maggie is the founder of Scribfolio®, an interactive 2D imagination game and was recently selected for an inventor panel at Toy Fair 2020. Maggie was a part of The B-Start Entrepreneur Program at IU and The Foundry at Purdue. Guest speaking engagements include Destination Imagination Global Finals and Astra Toy Show 2018. Maggie wishes everyone well and hopes to spread creativity and laughter in 2021.






Becca Houghton HeadshotBecca Houghton is excited to appear for the first time in a Cardinal Stage production. She sang locally with the Postmodern Jazz Quartet from 2009 to 2012 and performed more recently for Bloomington’s first Lumiere Ball in support of mental health awareness. Becca would like to thank her family, especially her daughters, Hailey and Daphne, for always cheering her on!

Shannon O’Connor Starks has been an actor/singer/dancer for Cardinal Stage for the past 7 years. Most recently, she voiced Jennet Brewster in the fall Walkabout Radio Play. As an arts educator for Cardinal, she teaches drama and musical theatre classes at Fairview Elementary and is currently leading a virtual drama club. Shannon is excited to share one of her favorite songs from the Great American Songbook for the Swing Into Spring cabaret. Tune in! 


Dominic Pagliaro HeadshotDominic Pagliaro is thrilled to be joining Cardinal Stage for their Swing into Spring Cabaret! Most recent credits: Cardinal Stage: Newsies (Morris Delancey); Woodstock Playhouse: Mamma Mia! (Sam), Deathtrap (Sidney Bruhl), Hair (Tribe); Clinton Area Showboat: Oliver! (Bill Sikes), Jesus Christ Superstar (Caiaphas), The Little Mermaid (Triton); IU Mainstage: City of Angels (Buddy), Urinetown (Cladwell). Dominic, from Sandy Hook, Connecticut, recently graduated from Indiana University with a BFA in Musical Theatre and an individualized minor in Musical Theatre Composition. Thanks to Mom, Dad, family, and friends for their support. www.dompagliaro.com

Samantha Joy PearlmanSamantha Joy Pearlman (SJP): The SJP’s are a “solo” girl group performed by Samantha Joy Pearlman, born out of love for harmony in a socially distant world. SJP reinterprets Andrews Sisters’ material and performs all 3 parts as her 3 alter egos: Sammy, the lovable lead singer, Joy, the nerdy soprano, and Pearl, the rebellious alto. MD and Arrangement by Louis Danowsky, aka “Louie D.” SJP is an actress, singer/songwriter, writer/director, and educator based in NYC (www.samanthajoypearlman.com). Her debut EP, Atonement, is set to be released in the next few weeks.  At Cardinal, she recently directed Flat Stanley in 2019 and was set to direct Stinky Cheese before the shutdown. She cannot wait to return to Bloomington and tell more stories with Cardinal Stage.  

Sean PuentSean Puent is a recent graduate of IU Bloomington. You may have seen him in Cardinal Stage shows like Fun Home (Bobby Jeremy, et al.), Beauty and the Beast (Monsieur D’Arque/Ensemble), and Newsies (Spot Conlon/Ensemble), or in IU productions like By the Bog of Cats (Carthage Kilbride) and Three Sisters (Fedotik). Sean was also recently featured in Cardinal’s first Walkabout Radio Play, The Women in the Woods (Austin).

Eric Shelley HeadshotEric Shelley is a native Hoosier and a graduate of Indiana University’s Theatre and Drama program. He is enjoying his “Bloomerang” status after working as an actor and teacher in NYC/LA for the past 19 years. Theatre: Lost Letters (Bloomington Playwrights Project), Shortly After Takeoff, opposite Patricia Kalember (Harbor Theatre Company, NYC), Only a Lad (New York International Fringe Festival), Harold & Maude, opposite Pamela Meyers (Theatreworks Palo Alto, Dean Goodman Choice Award for Principal Performance in a Musical), Peter Pan (Asolo Repertory, Pioneer Theatre Company), Grease (European Tour), Utah Shakespeare Festival, The Secret Garden (Fulton Opera House, Alabama Shakespeare Festival), Oliver! (Westchester Broadway Theatre, West Virginia Public Theatre, Gateway Playhouse), Disney Dreams, Hercules The Musical, Voyage of the Ghost Ship (Disney Cruise Line Theatricals). Film: Second Born, Spider-Man. Web Series: Absolution: The Series. Proud member of Actors’ Equity Association since 2000.

Cole Winston is a senior in the Musical Theatre program at Indiana University. For Cardinal Stage: Disney’s Newsies (Davey), Beauty and the Beast (Le Fou), Flat Stanley (Stanley). Playwrights Downtown: The Wave (James). Festival 56: Little Women (Laurie), Rabbit Hole (Jason), Mary Poppins (Robertson Ay). Indiana Summer Theatre: Spelling Bee (Chip) and Our Town (Wally). IU Theatre: City of Angels (Stine), Head Over Heels (Basilius), Julius Caesar (Cinna/Titinius), Big Fish (Zacky), Tiger Beat (JP). First Stage: Ella Enchanted (Prince Char), Goosebumps (Brian), and TXT U L8R (Anthony). www.colewinston.com @coleawinston

Michelle Zink-Muñoz HeadshotMichelle Zink-Muñoz is a New York based actor originally from Wyckoff, NJ. She graduated in 2019 from Indiana University, where she studied Musical Theatre and Creative Advertising. In college, Michelle was the National Society of Arts and Letters-Bloomington Chapter winner for Musical Theatre in 2018 and 2019. IU Theatre and IU Summer Theatre: Urinetown, Duchess of Malfi, and Joe Schmoe Saves the World. Recent Credits: Screaming Into the Void at Alleyway Theatre; Sister ActBright Star, White Christmas, Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, and Spring Awakening at Weathervane Theatre; The Wave at Playwrights Horizons. She is thrilled to be back performing for the Bloomington community once again.






Creative Team

Director: Kate Galvin

Music Director & Pianist: Brandon Magid

Guitarist: Ben Jackson

Video Editor: Macy Kloville 

Production Manager: Corey Hollinger

Macy Kloville (video editor) is a 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.




Brandon MagidBrandon Magid (music director / pianist) is a music educator, director and vocal coach and recently graduated with his Master of Science in Music Education from 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. 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





Benjamin JacksonBen Jackson (guitarist) is a guitarist based in Bloomington, Indiana. He is finishing his first year of a doctorate in Classical Guitar Performance at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Currently, Jackson participates in many different mediums of music making from classical music, to playing in rock and country bands, playing for musicals, and working as an educator at the Stafford Music Academy. Jackson is very excited to be working with Cardinal Stage on their Spring Cabaret and appreciates the opportunity to play music in times like these.