Cabaret (English pronunciation: /kæbəˈr/) is a form of entertainment featuring music, song, dance, recitation or drama. It is mainly distinguished by the performance venue, such as in a restaurant, pub or nightclub with a stage for performances. The audience, often dining or drinking, does not typically dance but usually sits at tables. Performances are usually introduced by a master of ceremonies or MC (sometimes spelled emcee in the U.S.). The entertainment, as done by an ensemble of actors and according to its European origins, is often (but not always) oriented towards adult audiences and of a clearly underground nature. In the United States, striptease, burlesque, drag shows, or a solo vocalist with a pianist, as well as the venues which house such events, are often advertised as cabarets.


The word cabaret was first used in 1655. It is derived from tavern probably from M.Du. cambret. The word cabaret came to mean "a restaurant or night club" by 1912.

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French cabaret (from 16th century)

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Sarasota Herald-Tribune 19 May 2022
Jazz Club of Sarasota's Monday Night Jazz Cabaret series, held in Florida Studio Theatre's John C. Court Cabaret, continues with La Lucha ... Along with their originals, La Lucha is known for inventive jazz covers ... Court Cabaret, 1265 First St., Sarasota; $34-$39;

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The Spokesman-Review 19 May 2022
Comedy. Nate Bargatze. the Raincheck Tour – Nate Bargatze’s comedy is clean and relatable, evident in his 10 appearances on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” and his four appearances on “Conan.” Friday, 7 and 9 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W ... Cabaret HoneyRouge la Rue Cabaret with special guest Ashley Lopez ... ....

Asolo Rep’s ‘Eureka Day’ pokes fun at divisive school politics and facts

Sarasota Herald-Tribune 16 May 2022
The members of the executive committee of the Eureka Day school in Berkeley, California, practically trip over themselves with exacting politically correct language, understanding and active listening during their meetings ... Timely theater ... 2022-23 season. Asolo Rep announces new season of shows, framed by 'Cabaret' and 'Man of La Mancha' ... Sarasota....

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Citizen Tribune 15 May 2022
Get direct links to the event details at Or read below if you just want to know the time & place. Thursday May 12th. The Alaskan Hotel & Bar (Juneau) – Front to Franklin Open Mic Night 9p-1a ... Koot’s – Velvet La La 10p-3a ... Anchorage Moose Lodge – Velvet La La Live 8p-12a. Broken Blender – Sassy Saturdays Live Cabaret 8p-9.30p ... .......

New College grad anticipated pandemic battles in comical drama at Asolo Rep

Sarasota Herald-Tribune 09 May 2022
When New College of Florida alumnus Jonathan Spector wrote “Eureka Day” – a play that centers on the outbreak of a potential epidemic at a private school and the parental debate that ensues over vaccinating students against the illness – it was 2017 ...Cabaret' and 'Man of La Mancha' are part of 2022-23 season....

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