Huguenot Cabaret returns May 7 for first time since 2019 at new Manor Club venue

The Huguenot Cabaret will make its return May 7 after two years of Covid-19 cancellations.

Celebrating its 22nd anniversary this year, the cabaret has provided the opportunity for many to show off their vocal talents and raise money for a good cause.

“We have this unofficial group of people who have been participating in cabaret for years, ranging from younger performers who are local to established professionals,” said Dana Thayer, who is the communications chair on the Huguenot Cabaret Planning Committee.

Proceeds will support a variety of local, national and international mission projects. These causes include local soup kitchens, disaster relief assistance and efforts focused on peacemaking and social justice issues.

The event will be held at the Manor Club Theater, a new location for the event. Thayer said the previous venue was the space used by Spotlight Gymnastics in the Huguenot Memorial Church complex, but it was difficult to remove all the gym equipment. Volunteers also had to cart in chairs, tables and sound equipment.

The 300-plus seat theater at the Manor Club allows additional capacity.

“Practically every year, we sold out and had a waiting list,” Thayer said. “The sheer logistics will be much simpler this year.”

Like any other year, guests can enjoy drinks, appetizers, dessert and a silent auction. The cabaret also offers community service hours to high school students who help set up, serve food and clean.

This year, the cabaret is being produced by Kathryn Jones, Huguenot director of music ministries, and Louise Price Kelly. Brian Bober will take on the role of emcee. 

In regards to Covid-19, the event will follow protocols put in place by the government, sponsor or the venue at the time of the event.

Tickets for the cabaret can be purchased here.