Ask A Cabaret Question Wednesday At McElrath Cabaret–What Is The Top Cabaret Room In Your Hometown? Join the Conversation!


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Cabaret entertainer Jennifer Sheehan, performing at The Metropolitan Room, with James Followell accompanying.  Ms. Sheehan’s website, Facebook page, and on You Tube–enjoy!



Wednesday is the day of the week when we at McElrath Cabaret will post a cabaret question for the consideration of our readers.


The questions will have something to do with cabaret, in all its many aspects. The question may take the form of a poll, to which we encourage you to respond, or it may be a question posed to the cabaret community, to which you can leave your response in the comments section at the bottom of the page.


We encourage you to send us any cabaret question that you have that you would like us to pose to the group! You can leave a question in the comments section below, or you can email it to us at kjandathenacabaret [at] Just fill in the [at] with the @ symbol—we need to foil the spam bots, don’cha know.


Today’s question is this: What is the top cabaret room in your hometown?


For those of us who live outside the New York metropolitan area, the question might better be revised to read:  Is there a cabaret room in your hometown?  Which is unfortunate.


Here in Portland, Oregon, there are 2 with which I am acquainted:  Tony Starlight’s Supperclub and Lounge, and Wilf’s.  Both are not exclusively cabaret rooms yet do have cabaret shows on a semi-regular basis.  Both offer jazz performances predominantly, with Wilf’s decidedly heavier on jazz performances, as well as on occasion Tony Starlight’s offering other types of music and special entertainment events.  Both offer nice rooms for cabaret shows.


So what is the top cabaret room in your hometown?  Is there a cabaret room in your hometown?  Let us know down in the comments section! 


I truly look forward to your joining the conversation with your comments! We value each of our readers very much, and hope to entertain you and give you a place to come and learn more about cabaret.


Till next time, 

ps–The Cabaret Soiree Link Party is still going strong–you can visit anytime to click on the links and see what others have posted, or you can share your own recent cabaret blog or cabaret website link from now through Thursday.  Link is below.


Weekly Post Lineup At McElrath Cabaret:

Mondays:  Cabaret Soiree Cabaret Blog Link Party

Tuesdays:  Cabaret Tip Tuesday

Wednesdays:  Ask A Cabaret Question

Thursdays:  Featured Cabaret Blog, Website, Performer

Fridays:  Cabaret Through Time

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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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6 Responses to Ask A Cabaret Question Wednesday At McElrath Cabaret–What Is The Top Cabaret Room In Your Hometown? Join the Conversation!

  1. We are SO excited in Vegas as we now have a truly remarkable cabaret room in our new Smith Center for the Performing Arts! Here is the link to our Cabaret Jazz room which has already featured artists like Jane Monheit and our own local celebrity and truly extraordinary talented artist-in-residence Clint Holmes features a monthly show. The Center is so beautiful and houses a full-fledged theatre, Reynolds Hall for touring shows and acts and plans for much more! Culture is here in Las Vegas! Just a couple of Sundays ago, we saw Idina Menzel present her concert “Barefoot with the Symphony” pops concert and it was amazing! We are hoping to make it to one of Clint Holmes shows very soon and we will give you a full report! ;-)

    • Wow, Karen–that is wonderful news! I’m so happy that there is a vibrant performance community that includes cabaret entertainment in Las Vegas. We would love to hear about Clint Holmes show as well! We so appreciate you stopping by and leaving a comment–always makes my day to hear from our readers, so thank you!

  2. Ellen Ciompi says:

    I’m in Durham, NC and we don’t have a specific cabaret room. Nor is there one I know of in any of the nearby burgs, including the state capital, Raleigh. Barbara Cook and Andrea Marcovicci have given performances in the area, and both were at huge venues with many hundreds in attendance.

    • Hi Ellen: Thank you so much for visiting our blog today and giving us an update from Durham! It’s a very different feel to see a cabaret entertainer in a huge hall as opposed to an intimate restaurant, and I am glad that Ms. Cook and Marcovicci were able to come to Durham and share their talent with everyone. I dream of being able to see either of them in a small room someday–wouldn’t that be amazing? If the audience is not used to the idea, it can be very difficult to find restaurants and lounges that are appropriate for what we do–it can be a lot of breaking new territory for a while until the idea of cabaret and intimate entertainment where the audience sits and listens and responds really takes off, but it’s possible almost anywhere I think. Take care, and hope you stop back by again sometime!

  3. Thanks you for asking!
    A great cabaret venue in London is The Pheasantry, Kings Road, Chelsea, London SW3. It has real style, is airy and not claustrophbic, a decent piano and good PA system (always helps!) At my one performance there so far, the audience were warm and appreciative and seemed to know exactly what I was “about”.
    I understand that it was once a “swinging 60s” club and that the Stones, Beatles etc used to frequent it.

    • Hi: How nice to hear from you and get an update from London! The Pheasantry sounds absolutely wonderful, and so glad you’ve been able to perform there. Maybe someday KJ and I will be able to visit London and check it out, but in the meantime we very much appreciate your update. Thank you for stopping by today, and hope you’ll come by again!