Sit down with a cabernet for the cabaret.
Until last week, Hattiloo Theatre's production of A Holiday Cabaret was only open to patrons and Season 14 and 15 subscribers, presented as a series of six limited-seating shows. The unfortunate consequences of our COVID predicament changed things a bit.
A post from the Hattiloo Theatre Facebook page broke the news: "We planned to perform this musical before a few live patrons over six performances, but because of the increasing number of COVID-19 cases and fatalities, we have canceled all live shows. Still, we are excited to gather virtually and celebrate the season with this perfect blend of holiday music, jokes, and stories."
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- Hattiloo Theatre’s A Holiday Cabaret
The unique Black repertory theater has generously opened this show — for free — to the public. Show some love for the talented performance artists and venue by purchasing a season subscription for when things open back up again. Subscriptions start at only $105.
In the meantime, the show must go on, and in this case it will be a live performance recorded and streamed from the theater's stage. The production, written by Ekundayo Bandele, founder and CEO of Hattiloo Theatre, is a gathering of four friends for the holidays. The friends will sing traditional carols, tell stories, and share the merriment of the season in a family-friendly atmosphere.
What better way to bring joy to Memphis than celebrating with friends during A Holiday Cabaret.
"A Holiday Cabaret," online from hattiloo.org, Friday, Dec. 4, 7 p.m., free.