Creative Cauldron’s Summer Cabaret Series

Chris “JChris” Urquiaga

Gearing up for its upcoming 20th season, Virginia’s Creative Cauldron offers “a summer celebrating all things musical theatre.”

August and September’s lineup includes the company’s annual summer cabaret series featuring “some of the best talent the DMV theater scene has to offer,” curated by curator Matt Conner, local gay songwriter and Helen Hayes Award-winning director.

All shows take place in the company’s intimate theater space, but are also available to watch live this year for those unable to make it to the theater at specific times. Highlights below:

Sondheim Reunion Cabaret” featuring performers from Cauldron’s recent production of In the woods, including Rachel Lockett, Holly Kelly, Brett Klock, Brooke Bloomquist and Bobby Libby. (8/13)

“Love is the key” with DeCarlo Raspberry, an evening full of “love in every aspect” drawn from jazz, soul, gospel, classical, R&B and musical theatre. (8/19)

Chris “JChris” Urquiaga, paying homage to inspiring and empowering Latin divas including Selena, Shakira and Rocio Durcal, all backed by an energetic band, “Que vivan las divas!” (8/20)

“Double Date” featuring Sarah Anne Sillers with her husband, pianist Andrew Kullberg, and Joshua Simon with husband Brandon Scott Heishman, billed as a “one night only” party celebrating music, marriage and friendship with beloved tunes from Broadway and beyond. (9/9)

Susan Derrythe Cauldron star and veteran stage performer whose debut album is titled I wish. (9/10)

“Under the Sky of Paris” with Wesley Diener, fresh from a series of performances in the southwest of France for an evening of opera, musical theater and standards. (9/16)

“Songs that I stole from my children!” with Kanysha Williams offering insight into his life as a voice teacher, from “songs I can’t get out of my head” to “ridiculous stories about hanging out with teenagers several times a week”. (9/17)

Creative Caudron performs at ArtSpace Falls Church, 410 South Maple Ave., Retail 116. Tickets are $25-$35 for each live show, or $90-$180 for a two-table or four-table more wine; $15 for each live stream.

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