Camp Cabaret Archive

Current Cabaret Shows

March 21, 2015

9:30 pm

Tickets:

General Admission: $10.00
BrownPaperTickets.com or 800-838-3006

Location:

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, www.adamguerino.com 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 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.

March 5 - 21, 2015

View calendar for dates and times

Tickets:

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

Location:

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

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

TICKETS:

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

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

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

Tickets

General Admission: $19.75
VIP Reserved Seating: $24.75
BrownPaperTickets.com 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

Tickets

General Admission: $19.50
VIP Reserved Seating: $24.50
BrownPaperTickets.com 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...

Tickets:

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

Location:

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

Monday, November 24

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

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

Second Fiddle Productions website
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Second Fiddle presents a staged reading of Baby: a musical about three couples working their way towards parenthood. Featuring a fantastic score by Maltby and Shire with musical theatre favorites such as “I Want it All” and “The Story Goes On,” Baby examines all the stress and triumphs that accompany the waiting, anticipation and arrival of a baby.

Baby opened on Broadway on December 4, 1983, and it played for 276 performances. This show hasn’t been seen in the Twin Cities for almost 25 years. Come join us as we take a closer look at this Tony Award-nominated gem of a musical.

Book by SYBILLE PEARSON
Music by DAVID SHIRE
Lyrics RICHARD MALTBY, JR.

Based upon a story developed with Susan Yankowitz
Originally Directed on Broadway by Richard Maltby, Jr.
Produced on Broadway by James B. Freydberg and Ivan Bloch
Kenneth John Productions Inc., Suzanne J. Schwartz
in association with Manuscript Production

BABY is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019 Phone: 212-541-4684 Fax: 212-397-4684 www.MTIShows.com

NOW PLAYING!

See the calendar for specific dates and times

Tickets:

VIP Reserved Table Seating: $34.50
VIP Reserved Groups of 8+: $29.50
Regular Folks: $29.50
Regular Folks Groups 8+: $24.50
BrownPaperTickets.com or 800-838-3006

Location:

The Cabaret at Camp Bar
490 N Robert St, St Paul, MN 55101

Country music’s hardest working duo is back with a rip-roarin’, foot-stompin’, beer-by-the-bucket, GOOD TIME!

Doyle Mayfield, a beloved country star who found his way on to the charts in both the ’70s AND the ’80s is back and this time he has Debbie #3 by his side.

The Doyle and Debbie Show is a hilarious country music spoof that has audiences raving! When your side isn’t hurting from laughing you’ll be in the aisles dancing along to songs like “Stock Car Love”, “When You’re Screwin’ Other Women (Think Of Me)” and “Barefoot and Pregnant.”

“…a gloriously tacky send-up of a washed-up country duo.” - The New York Times

“Brilliant!” “Drop-dead funny!” - Chicago Tribune

“Clever, hilarious, wacky and brilliant…” - Chicago Sun-Times

“Nothing short of fabulous!” - Chicago Reader

“A brilliant musical revue that should be seen more than once.” - The Tennessean

“It is akin to George and Tammy doing a night at the Grand Ol’ Opry ” - Austin Onstage

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.