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CabaretFest 20th Anniversary
Sept 30th - October 4th, 2020
Ambassador Productions brings the largest cabaret festival in New England back to Provincetown for its 20th Anniversary celebration! Provincetown is an historic fishing village, a town known for its arts, artisans, musicians, and their thoroughly welcoming atmosphere!
"Imagine - The Music of the Swing'n 1970s Meets the Roaring 20s"
Our commitment to education continues this year with Celebrity Master Classes and Performance Workshops. This season, however, we have had to shift our focus (due to COVID-19) and concentrate on our educational aspects. We have had to cancel some of our shows, our Sunday Brunch, and other food-related events due to the Governors' revised edicts allowing no more than 25 people indoors at one time.
Therefore we are hosting all our solo shows in a new format - some will be indoors, some out depending upon numbers attending. Sadly, only our VIP Plus Pass holders, generous Sponsors, Master Class students, and Variety Show performers can be admitted to the shows due to current regulations.
Our Saturday Night Gala, featuring Nick King (last years amazing headliner), Angela Bacari (our Celebrity Master Coach - and Nick's grandmother!), renowned jazz, Emmy Award-winning composer, pianist, and Musical Director Mike Renzi, and Lifetime Achievement Recipient Sidney Myer will be M.C.'d by our own Massachusetts resident, John O'Neil.
Fr Jeffrey L Hamblin, MD
CabaretFest 2020 is all about education and continuing the art form of cabaret
Hoosier born and bred, New Yorker for multiple years and now residing in one of the performing arts centers of Florida – that would be Sarasota - Fr Jeff has had a love of music since childhood. Being an educator, clergyman, and physician he sees daily how music is able to touch the human core. Cabaret is an intimate art form which, through music and storytelling touches and enlivens the performer and the audience. The Scholarships are awarded to help perpetuate this art form and allow the students to polish their skills and receive input from some of the best Cabaret artists.
The Father Jeff Hamblin Scholarship Program has sponsored nine students. This year the Father Jeffery Hamblin Sponsorship program will be sponsoring three more stars of tomorrow.
The Mission Statement of the Provincetown CabaretFest is to entertain and train, educate, and coach students interested in preserving the art of Cabaret performance.
In keeping with the mission statement, Ambassador Productions, through our Provincetown Cabaret Festival, strives to bring the art form of the American Songbook, in an intimate venue to a wider audience.
From the resurrection of Cabaret Festival, May 2015, we have concentrated on an educational program aimed at new-comers and returnees to the stage. We invite the top Master Coaches in the country to the festival to coach, encourage, train, and teach our students and scholarship candidates.
Our Celebrity Master Class and Performance Workshop instructors are the best. Our celebrity instructors have included Mark Nadler, Steven Ross, the Comstock's, Marilyn Maye, Jeff Harnar with Alex Rybeck. Last year, we were extremely fortunate to secure the expertise of the iconic Sharon McNight. This season we are honored to have as our Celebrity Master Coach Angela Bacari - vocal coach for Liza Minnelli.
We are extremely proud that some of our masterclass and workshop students have gone on to great things in Boston, Palm Springs, CA, and New York City. Our graduates have achieved leading roles in Broadway Shows, participate in the Saint Louis Cabaret Convention, perform at Palm Springs night clubs, cruise ship work, London Cabaret Rooms, and the Australian Cabaret Festival.
Cabaret Festival, Provincetown.
2020 is the year the festival celebrates its 20th Anniversary. Ambassador Productions, our staff, supporters, and volunteers are proud to produce the CabaretFest for our sixth year.
The producers and committee want to thank the many sponsors that make the festival possible, the Visitor Services Board, WOMR Radio, The Bradford Inn, White Wind Inn, Anchor Inn, Brass Key, Crowne Pointe Inn, Clarendon Inn, Snug Cottage, Harbor Hotel, Old Colony Inn, Admiral’s Inn, The Red Barn Gift Shop in Eastham, Bay State Cruise Lines and the enthusiastic volunteers that make this festival possible.
Provincetown CabaretFest is sponsored, in part, by the Town of Provincetown Visitors Service Board.