Organizers for the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic’s Cabaret at The Commons fall series say they are expecting to return to sellout shows for the fall series.
Christine and Mike Elwood are sponsoring the three-concert lineup with Victoria Craig Griffin and Christopher Raskob co-sponsoring.
“The talent this series is top notch, and to see them perform anywhere else would cost big dollars,” said Donnie Robinette, Philharmonic executive director.
The intimate, sometimes informal performances are averaging more than 350 people per show, according to Robinette. Since the shows began in 2015, they have attracted ticket buyers from as far away as Louisville, Kentucky, and Cincinnati, Ohio, who say they would he paying $20 just to park for similar entertainment in those cities.
Here’s an overview:
Sept. 29: Jeremy Jordan — The Tony Award nominee has been seen in “Little Shop of Horrors,” “Waitress,” “Newsies,” and “West Side Story,” and will offer a new cabaret act – named “Broadway in the Woods” – performing songs that defined his rise from regional theatre in Connecticut to the Broadway stage and the big screen, including turns in the film adaptation of Jason Robert Brown’s “The Last Five Years,” the CW series “Supergirl,” and Disney’s “Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure.” He has starred in the film adaptation of The Last Five Years opposite Anna Kendrick. Other film and television credits include: “Joyful Noise,” “Law &Order” and “Elementary.” Jeremy has been performing his solo cabarets to sold out audiences around the U.S. and London since 2014 and made his solo Carnegie Hall Debut in October 2019.
Oct. 27: Abby Mueller — She recently originated the role of Queen Jane Seymour in “Six: The Musical on Broadway,” for which she earned a Drama Desk Award. Prior to that, she starred as Carole King in “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” on Broadway and the First National Tour. Other New York credits include “Kinky Boots” on Broadway and the pre-Broadway workshop production of “School of Rock.” On TV, the Chicago native has appeared on “America’s Got Talent,” “The Today Show,” “Late Night With Seth Meyers,” “The Tonight Show Wieth Jimmy Fallon” and “Good Morning America.”
Dec. 2: Matt Doyle — He will pay tribute to the pop artists who have inspired him, including Queen, John Lennon, Leonard Cohen, and more. He’ll be joined by music director and arranger Will Van Dyke and his band The Whiskey 5. Doyle is a 2022 Tony Award nominee for his performance as Jamie in the Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim’s “Company,” for which he just won the Outer Critics Circle Award, and has also been nominated for Drama Desk and Drama League Awards. His Broadway credits also include Tony-winning Musicals “The Book of Mormon” (in the lead role of Elder Price) and “Spring Awakening.” “War Horse,” and the revival of the beloved musical comedy “Bye Bye Birdie.”
Series tickets are now available to the public by going online at thecip.org or by calling the box office at 812-376-2638, Ext. 1. Single show tickets will be available for purchase starting Sept. 1. Assigned seating is based on time of purchase. Groups wanting to sit together must purchase their tickets together.