Camp Cabaret Archive

Current Cabaret Shows

April 18, 2015

8:00 pm


General Admission: $19.50
VIP Reserved Table Seating: $29.50 or 800-838-3006


The Caberet at Camp Bar,
490 N Robert St, St Paul

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.

Monday, May 18

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

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

General Admission: $10 or 800-838-3006

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Second Fiddle is honored to bring to life this newly reworked, intimate musical telling of the passengers first, second and third class — aboard the ill-fated luxury liner Titanic in the nights leading up to the ship’s fatal encounter with an iceberg in the North Atlantic in 1912. Through an ingenious doubling scheme, created by original Broadway cast member, Don Stephenson, Titanic Ensemble Version requires a cast of just 20 to tell the gripping story of the ocean liner’s maiden voyage and tragic demise.

The Original Broadway Production of Titanic opened on Broadway April 23, 1997, at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre and ran 804 performances but closed at a loss, despite winning five Tony Awards (including Best Musical) and the release of James Cameron’s film Titanic in December 1997.

Story and Book by Peter Stone
Music and Lyrics by Maury Yeston
Orchestration by Ian Weinberger
Produced on Broadway by Dodger Theatricals, Richard S. Pechter and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Titanic is produced by arrangement with
560 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10022

Divas through the Decades

Divas Through the Decades is a musical tribute to some of the most influential female vocalists in American pop music, featuring songs from the 40s through today’s current hits! Performed at The Cabaret at Camp Bar, the show spotlights music made famous by Divas including Tina Turner, Diana Ross and the Supremes, Celine Dion, Aretha Franklin, Gloria Estefan, Madonna, Beyoncé, Shania Twain, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, and many more!

Divas through the Decades is filled with electrifying vocals, cutting edge choreography, great costume changes, and a high-energy performance that is second to none! Not only will you experience iconic music and incredible singing and dancing, but you will also find comedy, sentiment, and lots of fun, audience interaction throughout the show!

April 9 - 11, 2015

Thursday & Friday at 7:30 pm
Saturday at 7:00 pm

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


VIP Reserved Table Seating: $34.50
Reserved Seating: $24.50 or 800-838-3006

March 21, 2015

9:30 pm


General Admission: $10.00 or 800-838-3006


The Cabaret at Camp Bar,
490 N Robert St, St Paul

The Rainbow Connection Comedy Tour is a 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, trans and straight 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 feature Adam Guerino, Marla Depew, Dina Nina Martinez, Rachel McCartney and Krista Atkinson.

Meet the Team

Adam 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, is a great place to start.

Marla 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. She is a graduate of the Second City Training Center’s writing program, has studied at iO and The Annoyance in Chicago, and has performed at venues and festivals throughout the Midwest and Los Angeles including Zanies, Laugh Factory, Second City’s Donny’s Skybox and deMaat Theatre, The Lincoln Lodge, Tao Comedy Studio, Akbar, Chicago Women’s Funny Festival, and Gilda’s Laughfest. She is the producer of the monthly showcase Laughs In The Lounge and a co-producer of Just Dickin’ Around, a women-run, queer-friendly comedy collective. 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 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!

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.

Bye Bye Liver, the Twin Cities Drinking Play, is a high octane comedy adventure centered around one of the Twin Cities’ favorite past times—drinking. With outrageous sketch comedies mixing drinks, interactive drinking games and male versus female inebriation, Bye Bye Liver is a play premised on the simple joys and complex consequences that indulging in a drink or two or three can bring.

Under the direction of John Haynes, director of the Creative Institute at Actors Theater, the Bye Bye Liver cast features a team of comedy stalwarts. The hour-and-15-minute show premiered in Nashville and was originally created by producer, writer and director Byron Hatfield.

Star Tribune says, “Show has been knocking them back”

City Pages says, “A-list event!”

TC Daily Planet says, “Bye Bye Liver hits the sweet spot”!


See calendar for dates and times


General Admission: $24.50
Groups of 6 or more: $19.50
Groups of 10 or more: $14.50
or 800-838-3006

*MUST BE 21+

The Cabaret at Camp Bar
490 North Robert Street
Saint Paul, MN 55101


Leslie Jordan in Say Cheese

Get ready once again MINNESOTA! He’s baaack! Arriving at St. Paul’s Camp Bar for a 3-show limited engagement, Leslie Jordan returns to Twin Cities territory with his latest show, “Say Cheese, My Life In Front of the Camera,” one man show. In this new work, Jordan, the Emmy-winning actor, shares hilarious stories of his exploits in Hollywood.

With hundreds of television shows, films, and commercials to his credit, Leslie Jordan is a familiar face on the entertainment scene. He was seen in the Oscar- and Screen Actors Guild-Award winning film The Help. In 2006, he won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his portrayal of “Beverley Leslie” on Will and Grace. He has also appeared on Privileged, Ugly Betty, Boston Legal, and Reba. In addition to his supporting role in The Help, audiences may recognize Jordan from his creation of “Brother Boy” in the cinematic cult classic Sordid Lives.

February 25 - 28, 2015

Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at 7:30 pm

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


General Admission: $29.50 - $39.50
VIP Reserved Table Seating: $39.50 - $44.50 or 800-838-3006

March 5 - 21, 2015

View calendar for dates and times


General Admission: $24.75
VIP Reserved Table Seating: $29.75 - $34.75 or 800-838-3006
Groups: Call 651-290-2290.


The Caberet at 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

Valentine’s Evening:
February 14, 7:00 p.m.

The Cabaret at Camp Bar
490 N Robert St, Saint Paul, MN


General Admission: $19.75
VIP Reserved Seating: $24.75 or 800-838-3006.

Spend your Valentine’s Day evening with:

Connie Evingson, vocals
Adi Yeshaya, keys
Dave Karr, saxophone
Gary Raynor, bass
Mac Santiago, drums

Jazz vocalist Connie Evingson is known for taking divergent musical paths. Her recorded catalog of acclaimed CDs ranging from jazz and Broadway standards to the music of Peggy Lee, the Beatles, Django Reinhardt, Dave Frishberg, Norman Gimbel and more, reflects an adventurous spirit that knows no boundaries.

Valentine’s Weekend:
February 13, 7:00 p.m.

The Cabaret at Camp Bar
490 N Robert St, Saint Paul, MN


General Admission: $19.50
VIP Reserved Seating: $24.50 or 800-838-3006.

Bring your Valentine for an evening of love songs with:

Cookie Coleman, vocals
Adi Yeshaya, keys
Dave Karr, saxophone
Nathan Norman, drums
Gary Raynor, bass

Cookie Coleman has delighted audiences across the country with her cabaret performances. Singing jazz standards in a timeless fashion, she has performed in nightclubs and theaters, including New York’s Greene Street, Catch A Rising Star and regularly at The Dakota in Minneapolis.

Comedy Roast of Mr. Scrooge. This Christmas, it will be Scrooge's chestnuts roasting over an open fire...


General Admission: $19.50
VIP Reserved Seating: $24.50 or 800-838-3006.
For group rates and info, call 651-290-2290.


The Cabaret in Camp Bar
490 N Robert St, Saint Paul, MN

December 12 - 21

Friday, Dec. 12 at 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 13 at 9:30 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 14 at 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 17 at 8:00 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 19 at 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 20 at 10:00 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 21 at 8:00 p.m.

*This is a very adult production with strong language and not for those offended by modern roast humor. *Must be 18+

The Comedy Roast of Mr. Scrooge combines the oldest traditions from comedy—savagely mocking someone—and the holidays—imbibing in one too many ‘nogs and telling everyone what you really think. All the classic, beloved characters from A Christmas Carol finally get their chance to give Scrooge what’s coming to him in words that Charles Dickens never even knew.

Starring some of the Twin Cities’ funniest actors, this irreverent and raucous show is the perfect anecdote for those who prefer a little more spice and a little less nice to their holidays. This ain’t your average Christmas Carol!

“I had the best of times! Tis a far, far funnier thing than I did!” — Charles Dickens

“Exceeded even my expectations!” — Pip

“It was so funny, I peed my knickers!” — Mrs. Dickens