Ask A Cabaret Question at McElrath Cabaret–Audience Size During The Holidays? Join The Conversation!


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Here is a little Paul Lynde for your late-night enjoyment!  An actor and comedian, he started on Broadway in New Faces of 1952, and you may remember him from the popular TV shows Bewitched and Hollywood Squares, as well as the voice of Templeton the rat in the cartoon film Charlotte’s Web and in the film musical Bye, Bye Birdie.

It’s late, so just a quick cabaret question tonight:


Do you notice a difference in numbers of audience members during the holidays when compared to other times of the year?


I was reading one of Sue Matsuki’s columns from the Cabaret Hotline Online last night (Can I find the exact article now that I need it?  No, of course, I cannot, but when I do I will link back to it.), and she mentioned that she has noticed in New York City during the holidays that audience numbers sometimes are down for cabaret shows.  It got me to thinking about how it is here in Portland, and I have to say that if you are playing at the one or two actual cabaret rooms in town, it seems to be just the opposite.  Tony Starlight’s is known for it’s Christmas show, and they run it for a month and sometimes sell out seats to the event.  Perhaps it is in New York that there are so many entertainment options during the holidays that the audience gets spread a little too thin, whereas if you live in a smaller town, there are fewer options, keeping audience sizes larger.  Just a guess.


But that’s just one club in Portland, Oregon.  What is it like where you live during the holidays?


Do you notice a difference in audience numbers during the holidays when compared to other times of year? Let us know down in the comments!


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About Athena at McElrath Cabaret

Athena McElrath is an entertainer with a love for theatre and singing. She enjoys delving in the area of historical cabaret, researching the singers and clubs that were in business from before 1920 to the present, in New York and beyond.
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