Stepping Out

PA Players opens cabaret series

The Addams Family
Joyce Goldschmid/Special to the Town Crier
Songs from “The Addams Family,” staged by Palo Alto Players in 2015, are part of the cabaret series..

Palo Alto Players has created a new virtual cabaret series for the fall that is slated to begin this week.

Titled “Homebound Cabarets,” the series features Palo Alto Players’ artists performing some of their favorite songs and scenes in an effort to inspire, entertain and amuse patrons.

With original concept by artistic director Patrick Klein, the cabarets are designed to be at-home experiences that can be watched at showtime – hosted live with surprise guests – or viewable on demand up to 24 hours later.

“It’s long been a dream of mine to create a cabaret series to highlight the extraordinary talent we have participating in our mainstage programming,” Klein said. “If this unprecedented situation has given us anything, it has allowed us the time and opportunity to boldly explore new avenues of production. I am excited to see what our friends come up with from their homes, as this series is all about tapping into their boundless creative and innovative energy.”

A summary of each show in the series follows.

• “Once Upon a Midnight Dreary,” Friday through Oct. 31. It features a cabaret of songs, dances and scenes from Broadway hits and beyond that fit the spooky season.

• “If You Knew My Story,” Nov. 13-22. Artists take the virtual stage with musical performances and scenes that “defy perceptions, transcend boundaries and celebrate the new normal,” according to a Palo Alto Players press release.

• “Holiday Family Sing-Along.” Dec. 4-13. Streamers are invited to sing and dance along with artists performing classics and offbeat tunes appropriate for this festive time of year.

Streaming tickets and three-show subscriptions are offered for $20 and $50, respectively.

For times, tickets and more information, call 329-0891 or visit paplayers.org.

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