Camp Cabaret Archive

Current Cabaret Shows

Saturday, August 30

Presented in partnership with
Actors Theater of MN
Doors at 7:00, show starts at 8:00pm

Cabaret Theater in Camp Bar

490 N Robert St. Saint Paul, MN

Tickets:

Must be 21 or over
General Admission: $10.00
BrownPaperTickets.com or 800-838-3006

The Rainbow Connection Comedy Tour is a new, full-spectrum standup comedy tour from the creator of Stand Out: The National Queer Comedy Search, which was presented by The Advocate magazine and Absolut Vodka. By combining the comedic talents of gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans comedians, we showcase the rainbow of queer comedy. We believe this inclusion reflects the diversity of our community and in turn welcomes the diversity of our audience members. Touring multiple cities, the shows will be headlined by Los Angeles-based comedian Casey Ley, hosted by Adam Guerino, and featuring Marla Depew, Dina Nina Martinez and Rachel McCartney.

Meet the Team

Headliner Casey Ley. Ley’s comedy is silly. And smart. And dirty. And dark. And handsome. It’s a lot like him, actually. So it is also self-centered and flakey and relatively promiscuous. He is the creator and host of the popular San Francisco comedy game show “Tonic Trivia” and comedy variety show “Some People Like Us.” He and his shows have appeared in comedy festivals like SF Sketchfest, the Moontower Comedy and Arts Festival in Austin, TX, Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland, OR, and on the radio on the relatively popular NPR station. He has shared the stage with comics you know like Hannibal Buress, Doug Benson, Laura Kightlinger and some other people you’ve heard of if you like comedy. The readers of SF Weekly voted him best comic in San Francisco in 2012 (which had nothing to do with his homosexuality). In 2013 he was runner-up in The Advocate Magazine’s Next Great Queer Comedy competition (which was wholly the result of his homosexuality). Apparently he just wasn’t quite gay enough. Last year, at least.

Hosted by Adam Guerino. Guerino is a nationally touring standup comedian based in Chicago who has been credited as a “comedian-producer-genius” by Chicago Reader and has opened for comic greats James Adomian, Cameron Esposito, Brad Loekle and Beth Stelling. His sardonic charm makes him an ideal host as he seamlessly interacts with the crowd and comedians to give each show a fun and cohesive pacing as well as blur the lines between audience member and performer. He is the creator of Stand Out: The National Queer Comedy Search which partnered with The Advocate Magazine to give queer comedians national exposure. He is the creator of Outloud Chicago which for over three years has brought queer inclusive entertainment to mainstream Chicago venues most notably Queer Comedy at Zanies. He has been featured in comedy clubs all across the country and in Timeout Chicago’s Joke of The Week, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Reader, The Redeye, Gaper’s Block, Huffington Post and WBEZ Chicago Public Radio. For more info, www.adamguerino.com is a great place to start.

Featuring Marla Depew. Depew taps into her sketch comedy background to create rich, wacky characters plucked from both real life and her own head, blending them with sharp observations that challenge conventional thinking. Because of this, her stand-up sets take on a storytelling, theatrical feel complete with physicality and expressive facial movements, whether she’s detailing notes she writes to herself or waxing witty about being the B in GLBT. She is a graduate of the Second City Training Center’s writing program and has studied at iO and The Annoyance in Chicago. Marla has performed at Zanies Comedy Club, Laugh Factory, Second City’s Donny’s Skybox and deMaat Theatre, The Lincoln Lodge, The Lincoln Loft, Studio BE, Stardust Showcase, Hoo HA Comedy, Performance Anxiety Chicago, and The Kates as well as at Chicago Women’s Funny Festival and Gilda’s Laughfest in Grand Rapids, MI. She is a co-producer of Just Dickin’ Around, a women-run, queer-friendly comedy collective that creates supportive, empowering open mics and showcases for female comedians.She is the founder and producer of the monthly showcase Laughs In The Lounge. She is also a founding member of Cell Camp, a sketch troupe that’s performed at various comedy festivals throughout the country, including Chicago SketchFest, L.A. Comedy Fest, and Milwaukee Comedy Festival.

Dina Nina Martinez. Martinez is a trans standup comedian and actor from LA who currently resides in Madison, Wisconsin. Her signature blend of disarming sass and charm has been featured in comedy festivals and multiple world-class comedy venues including LA Pride, The Chicago Women’s Funny Festival, LA’s The Comedy Store and Chicago’s Zanies Comedy Club. She is the creator and host of Madison’s first and only queer comedy show Alphabet Soup, “The D Word” podcast, and the forthcoming The Dina Martinez Show. Though LA was cute and she’s certainly got fabulousness to spare, Martinez’s long term goals are to settle down and be a soccer mom.

Krista Atkinson grew up in Southern Illinois where the cows and corn are plentiful. As soon as she possibly could she got out of all that fresh air to pursue the life of a Chicago city gal. Don’t let her classy outfits and heels fool you she has a potty-mouth! Divorce, d**k pics, dating and dashed dreams: it’s all fair game for this brassy, brazen, bawdy blonde who has lived a full life and has a lot to say about it. Since her move to Chicago, Krista has trained in Improv at Second City and The Annoyance, stand-up with Feminine Comique, and burlesque at Vaudezilla. Krista is a co-producer of Just Dickin’ Around, a women-run, queer-friendly comedy collective that creates supportive, empowering open mics and showcases for female comedians. She has performed at Zanies Comedy Club, Laugh Factory, Chicago Women’s Funny Festival, The Lincoln Lodge, Stage 773, The Playground Theatre, Hydrate, Parlour, Halsted’s, The Book Cellar with The Kates, The Underground Lounge, and the Upstairs Gallery to name a few. Check out www.justdickinaround.com!

Rachel McCartney is a standup comedian living in Chicago. She is a cast member of 100 Proof Comedy and has performed in Queer Comedy at Zanies and Chigaygo at the Laugh Factory. McCartney is a lesbian who prefers not to label herself. Local legend Peter-john Byrnes has called her “Chicago’s foremost grammar comedian,” which is a distinction she plans to have carved into her headstone.

Monday, August 25

Presented by Second Fiddle Productions
in partnership with Actors Theater of MN
Doors at 6:30, show starts at 7:00pm

Cabaret Theater at Camp Bar
490 North Robert Street, Saint Paul, MN

Tickets: Suggested Donation - $10 (at the door)

Second Fiddle Productions website
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Second Fiddle is delighted to bring this English music hall inspired mystery to life. Drood was the first Broadway musical with multiple endings - which will be determined by audience vote! Is the killer beautiful Rosabud? Temperamental John Jasper? Revengeful Helena Landless? YOU DECIDE!

This choose-your-own-ending musical has not been professionally produced in the Twin Cities for 10 years. Let’s unlock this jewel of a show and breathe some life (or death, as the case may be) into this fun whodunit romp!

The Mystery of Edwin Drood is produced by arrangement with TAMS- WITMARK MUSIC LIBRARY, INC. 560 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10022

Two Shows!

Monday, May 12, 7:00 pm
Friday, May 30, 7:00 pm*

Tickets:

General Admission: $12.00
BrownPaperTickets.com or 800-838-3006
Groups: Call 651-290-2290

Location:

Camp Caberet in the Camp Bar
490 N Robert St, St Paul, MN 55101

*All proceeds from the May 30
performance go to Park House

Everyone wants to be wanted and this intimate cabaret show featuring Doug Anderson delivers! MAN WANTED weaves Doug’s personal reflections on dating against a tapestry of hilarious and thoughtful song. An insightful show for anyone who has ever embarked in the pursuit of finding ‘Mister Right’ or at least ‘Mister Right Now.’

Minneapolis and New York cabaret artist Doug Anderson brings his delightful production MAN WANTED to the St. James Studio in June (June 24th, to be exact) and before he goes, he wants to share his personal musings on the pursuit of ‘Mister Right’ with you.

May 8-17, 2014

Thursday, May 8, 7:30 pm
Friday, May 9, 7:30 pm
Saturday, May 10, 7:30 pm
Sunday, May 11, 5:00 pm*
Friday, May 16, 7:30 pm
Saturday, May 17, 7:30 pm
Sunday, May 18, 5:00 pm*

*Pay what you can performance

Tickets:

General Admission: $20.00
BrownPaperTickets.com or 800-838-3006

Location:

Cabaret Theater in the Camp Bar,
490 N Robert St, St Paul, MN 55101

Presented by The Minnesota Shakespeare Company and Actors Theater of Minnesota, William Saroyan’s sparkling The Time of Your Life won both the 1940 Drama Critics Award and the Pulitzer Prize. The play is set in 1939 San Francisco at Nicki’s Saloon and Entertainment Palace — a waterfront cabaret catering to a population of eccentrics, drifters, lovers, immigrants, and young hopefuls. San Francisco Bay’s shipping industry is stirring, transforming through pre-war unionization, and military anticipation. Rollicking music of the 1930s, played by a live band, gives atmosphere and rhythm to a cast of thousands. Mikel Clifford directs.

April 25 - 27, 2014

Friday at 7:30 pm
Saturday at 10:00 pm
Sunday at 5:00 pm

Tickets:

General Admission: $29.50
VIP Reserved Table Seating: $34.50
BrownPaperTickets.com or 800-838-3006
Groups: Call 651-290-2290

Location:

Camp Caberet in the Camp Bar,
490 N Robert St, St Paul, MN 55101

Dame Edna Everage is probably the most gifted and talented woman in the world today: housewife, investigative journalist, social anthropologist, talk show host, swami, childrens book illustrator, spin doctor, Megastar, and Icon. With Olivia Newton-John, Kylie Minogue and Nicole Kidman, she is one of a remarkable succession of female stars to emerge from Australia.

When Michael Walters first donned the “wisteria” coif and rhinestone glasses in early 2001, he never dreamed he would still be performing the Character today - not to mention gaining the blessing of Dame Edna’s original creator, Barry Humphries or having the honor of appearing with Mr. Humphries at a special event on his Birthday in 2010. Walters says he was equally surprised when he discovered that producers all over the world would be eager to present his impeccable impersonation.

April 19, 2014

Two shows! 7:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m.

Tickets:

General Admission: $19.75
VIP Reserved Table Seating: $29.75
BrownPaperTickets.com or 800-838-3006

Location:

Camp Caberet in the Camp Bar,
490 N Robert St, St Paul, MN 55101

This season marks Amy & Freddy’s 15th anniversary performing together! Based in Chicago, music and comedy legends Amy Armstrong and Freddy Allen have graced the stages coast-to-coast, both large and small, and in over 20 countries with their one-of-a-kind wit and musical prowess. They have had the pleasure of opening and sharing the spotlight with some familiar (and some not so familiar) names including Kathy Griffin, Mary Wilson and the Supremes, Phyllis Diller, Bea Arthur, Jennifer Holiday and Judy Gold to name a few. In 2009, Amy & Freddy were featured on national television on Entertainment Tonight as part of their work with the NBC reality show “America’s Got Talent.” They remain dedicated to their community involvement having presented numerous charity concerts over the years, raising over $15 million for LGTB charities worldwide.

Amy & Freddy are proud to have partnered with RSVP Vacations with performances on both the mainstage and cabaret stages on each and every one of their sailings for over a decade. Amy & Freddy have produced four successful and unique albums: Amy and Freddy- the debut, Life is a Cabaret, Naturally Flawless and Feeling Good, recognized and praised nationally by audiences and critics alike. They are also the proud multi-recipients of both the Gay Chicago Magazine “After Dark” and Chicago Free Press “Pressie” awards.

March 14 - 29, 2014

Fridays & Saturdays* at 8:00 p.m.
*Saturday, March 15, at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Special show on Sunday, March 16, at 5 p.m.

Tickets:

General Admission: $29.50
VIP Reserved Table Seating: $34.50
BrownPaperTickets.com or 800-838-3006
Groups: Call 651-290-2290.

Location:

Camp Caberet in the Camp Bar,
490 N Robert St, St Paul, MN 55101

Flanagan is dead, but don’t be sad because remembering his life is all about laughs! Back by popular demand, it’s Flanagan’s Wake, the hilarious, interactive Irish funeral. Come celebrate the life of our dear friend, Flanagan, by hoisting a pint and joining in on the tales that unfold.

Join the villagers of the beautiful Grapplin, County Sligo, Ireland, as they tell tales, sing songs and toast the memory of one of their own. Pay your respects to glowering Mother Flanagan and to the poor grieving fiancée, Fiona Finn. Listen to a eulogy written by County Sligo’s best-known writer, Mickey Finn, and tip a pint with Brian Ballybunion, himself a weaver of tales. Share memories of your own experiences and misadventures with dear, old Flanagan, or simply enjoy the stories and songs of the locals as they recall Flan’s life. Cross yourself with the blessings from St. Gregory’s parish priest, Father Damon Fitzgerald, or cross your fingers that local pagan Kathleen Mooney doesn’t cast a spell on you. Mayor Martin O’Doul will preside over the proceedings with an iron hand (and a parched throat) as he leads in grieving as only the Irish can.

“A Great Party!”- Chicago Tribune
“Roisterous & Boisterous!” - L.A. Times
“A Hoot!” - The Boston Globe
“A great time…” - The Chicago Sun Times
“One of the funniest shows you’ll ever see”- NBC
“Crisp comic timing!” - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

March 6 - 9, 2014

Thursday - Saturday at 7:30 pm
Saturday and Sunday at 5:00 pm

at the Cabaret Theater at Camp Bar
490 North Robert Street, Saint Paul, MN

TICKETS:

General Admission: $34.50
VIP Reserved Table Seating: $39.50

BrownPaperTickets.com or 800-838-3006

It’s time to get out your poodle skirt, set your hair in a poodle frenzy, jump in some saddle shoes and bop the night away to the greatest rockabilly music of the 50s. A night with Buddy and the Boys is the ginchiest time to boogie-woogie to this live, authentic tribute to the music of Buddy Holly.

If you love the rock-n-roll of the 1950s, Buddy and the Boys has the iconic look and sound of the original legend! Even the original Crickets have heard Buddy and the Boys play! An evening with Buddy and the Boys will blow your top as they share the stage with some special guests! Hint: One is the biggest bopper around and the other will make you La Bamba all night long! Supermurgatroid! Buddy and the Boys play those cherished songs the way they were always meant to be played…LIVE! Hear the music that started it all and has been a part of the soundtrack of American life since 1956.

So get your nest, duck butt, slick back or jelly roll ready for a night of fun! All ages, shapes and sizes will enjoy a night with Buddy and the Boys because we all love the rock-n-roll of the 50s. Come as you are or in your chinos and western shirt but be prepared to dance, laugh and tap your toes along with the greatest Buddy Holly tribute band - Buddy and the Boys!

Starring Nicholas Freeman as Buddy and Scott Jorgenson as The Big Bopper (and Host)

Leslie Jordan in Show Pony

Get ready once again MINNESOTA! He’s baaack! Arriving at St. Paul’s CAMP BAR for a 5-show limited engagement, LSELIE JORDAN returns to Twin Cities territory with his very own special “night at the races,” one man show. As one of American pop culture’s most recognizable, enduring (and endearing) personalities, the diminutive dynamo rides back into town.

Galloping back in to St. Paul at CAMP BAR with his latest on-stage, autobiographical romp, “SHOW PONY”, LESLIE JORDAN, the delightful, Deep South Dandy saddles up for an evening of horse feathers hilarity! “SHOW PONY” is Jordan’s reflections on the never ending, relentless quest for sustainability and longevity in “La-La Land”; still having to pay your dues, life on the road and what it takes to truly stay relevant and in the race. In true thoroughbred form, he remains characteristically frank, charming, selfeffacing and wicked!

An admitted, inveterate name dropper, any Jordan show is peppered with those star encounters that seem to only happen to him as he continues to have projects literally fall into his lap that surround him with the biggest names in show business. From being banged on the conker with a frying pan by BETTY WHITE (BOSTON LEGAL) to trying to convince his director friend at the helm of the Oscar winning megahit, THE HELP that he’d be just as feasible in the EMMA STONE lead role as the now mega star was to being surrounded by an orgiastic collection of screen legends (JESSICA LANGE, ANGELA BASSETT, KATHY BATES) where getting his eyeballs carved out by a melon baller (AMERICAN HORROR STORY) triggered his natural instinct to cajole for more scene-stealing screen time, Jordan as always simply can’t and doesn’t hold back.!

February 27 - March 2, 2014

Thursday & Friday at 8:00 pm
Saturday at 7:00 & 10:00 pm
Sunday at 5:00 pm

at the Cabaret Theater at Camp Bar
490 North Robert Street, Saint Paul, MN

TICKETS:

General Admission: $34.50
VIP Reserved Table Seating: $39.50
BrownPaperTickets.com or 800-838-3006