Special Project Proposal Packet Now Available

Cabaret Theatre is now accepting proposals for the Spring 2018 Special Project! Guidelines are enclosed in this packet. Included are six (6) sections to be completed and submitted by OCTOBER 27th, 2017 at 11:59pm. To ensure a timely response, please be sure to check and
double-check your proposal for all the necessary components before submission.

Please send an email to both of the following: our Artistic Director, Paolo Arceo, at artistic.cabarettheatre@gmail.com and our Special Events Coordinator, Maya Mitterhoff, at mayasoph97@gmail.com, as soon as possible to indicate that you are interested in proposing. If you would like to include the project you are considering proposing, that is perfectly acceptable; however, this preliminary email does not necessarily need to attach you to any specific idea.

We look forward to reading your proposals!


Directors' Showcase Proposal Packet Now Available

Are you a first-time hopeful director or someone who wants to gain further directing experience? Cabaret Theatre is excited to announce that the proposal packet for the 2017 Directors' Showcase is NOW AVAILABLE!

Guidelines are enclosed in this packet. Included are three (3) sections to be completed and submitted by OCTOBER 2nd, 2017 at 11:59pm. To ensure a timely response, please be sure to check and double-check your proposal for all the necessary components before submission.

Please email our Artistic Director, Paolo Arceo, at artistic.cabarettheatre@gmail.com and Directors’ Showcase Coordinator, Rafael Lozada, at rafaellozada4@gmail.com, as soon as possible to indicate that you are interested in proposing.

We can't wait to hear from you!


Announcing the Cast of Peter and the Starcatcher

We are happy to announce the cast of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER:

BOY: Johnathan Lerman
MOLLY: Katie Siegel
SMEE: Aaron Aug
PRENTISS: Nishika Bagchi
TED: Stephanie Bradli
LORD ASTER: Celine Dirkes
ALF: LuisDiego Millan

Congratulations to the cast, and thank you to all who auditioned. Please don't hesitate to reach out to us about future opportunities to get involved at Cabaret!

Introducing Cabaret Theatre's 2017-2018 Season

"From ordinary comes extraordinary."

Cabaret Theatre is proud to present a compelling, exciting 2017-2018 Season that exemplifies the power a black box theater’s space possesses to transform, transport, and transcend. In every show Cabaret has produced in its forty-one years to date, the audience and the performers are taken on a journey that moves and intrigues them; we are proud to continue that legacy in our upcoming season. Furthermore, we aimed to expand on this goal by telling four stories that encapsulate in their scenes and in their songs the potential in the commonplace and the possibilities in the everyday. In essence, Cabaret’s 42nd Season is our love letter to our black box space and the extraordinary things that can come out of our ordinary home.

Directed by Maya Mitterhoff

Based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, Peter and the Starcatcher tells the story of how a young orphan came to be the famous boy who wouldn't grow up. As Peter embarks on his life-changing journey, he is faced with greedy pirates, jungle tyrants, singing mermaids, and a very special little girl named Molly, who shows Peter the importance of perseverance, hope, and love. Told by a dozen actors portraying over 100 unforgettable characters, Peter and the Starcatcher reminds us of what it was like to truly believe in magic and helps us find that magic within ourselves once more.


Thursday, November 2nd
Friday, November 3rd
Saturday, November 4th
Sunday, November 5th


September 11th
September 12th
Callbacks: September 13th

The production staff application for Peter and the Starcatcher is now open until August 30th!

Directed by David Novis

Set in present-day New York, Adam Gwon's 90-minute musical, Ordinary Days, explores just how intertwined our lives truly are. Despite their individual stories, our four characters prove how, ultimately, we're all sharing in the same experience. Funny, heartfelt, and, above all, intimate, this show disproves the notion that our lives are anything but alone, anything but insignificant - anything but ordinary.


Thursday, November 30th
Friday, December 1st
Saturday, December 2nd
Sunday, December 3rd

Director TBD

A stirring play by Neil LaBute, this drama explores what we give up for love, what we risk for art, and how similar these two things can be. Centered around a young student, his dynamic relationship with a captivating graduate art student, and his best friends’ turbulent engagement, this play is a curious study into modern-day relationships and all the beauty and ugliness that comes with them. In under two hours and with just four characters, LaBute’s script directly tackles and challenges societal perceptions of ethics, art, humanity, and power. “Natural, beautiful, and malleable,” The Shape of Things leaves us with no definite answers, but instead with a myriad of gripping questions.


Thursday, March 1st
Friday, March 2nd
Saturday, March 3rd
Sunday, March 4th

Are you interested in directing The Shape of Things? Reach out to our Artistic Director at artistic.cabarettheatre@gmail.com to express interest and to receive the necessary proposal materials!


Directed by Ajit J. Mathews

With music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Wicked) and a book by Roger O. Hirson, Pippin tells the profoundly human story of a man as he strives to rise above the mundane and to achieve something exceptional. Schwartz’s timeless pop-tinged music underscores and heightens Pippin’s journey through war, sex, politics, and love, ushered along by a mysterious but encouraging troupe of players. Deceptively lighthearted at face value, the musical’s tone quickly shifts and ultimately challenges the audience with one question: how far are you willing to go to be extraordinary?


Thursday, March 29th
Friday, March 30th
Saturday, March 31st
Friday, April 6th
Saturday, April 7th
Sunday, April 8th

Be on the lookout for production staff applications and audition dates for the last three shows within the next few months. We can't wait to see the talent you all bring to Cabaret this season!

Announcing our Back-to-School Revue – Prostaff Application Now Available!

We are pleased to announce Cabaret Theatre and The Livingston Theatre Company's 2017 Back-to-School Revue: "If I Stay: A Musical Revue," written by Maya Mitterhoff and Ajit J. Mathews and directed by Maya Mitterhoff.

Told in a series of vignettes through the use of hyper-contemporary musical theatre, this revue embodies the feelings of restlessness that are within each of us at different moments in our lives, from the rush of driving towards nowhere to the yearning to be with the ones you love. Both companies are very excited to be leading the 2017-2018 season with this production, and now you have an opportunity to be involved! The production staff application is now open until Sunday, June 18th.

Back-to-School Production Staff Application



The Back-to-School Revue Proposal Packet Now Available!

Once again, Cabaret Theatre is teaming up with our friends at The Livingston Theatre Company to put on the first show of the 2017-2018 season: the Back-to-School Revue!

Did you love last year's revue? Want to direct one of your own? Now's your chance! We are now officially accepting proposals for the Revue. All proposals will be due by 11:59 p.m. on June 5th. Please refer to the attached packet for detailed instructions on how to submit your ideas. If you have any further questions, feel free to contact either our Producer, Ajit Mathews, at producer.cabarettheatre@gmail.com and/or LTC's Managing Director, Joana Marmelo, at info@ltc.org.

We look forward to reading your proposals!

Back-to-School Revue Proposal Packet

2017-2018 Main Stage Proposal Packet Now Available!

We are excited to announce that we are now accepting main stage proposals for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year! All proposals will be due by 11:59 p.m. on June 12th. If you have any questions regarding your proposal or the contents of the packet, please reach out to our Producer, Ajit Mathews, at producer.cabarettheatre@gmail.com, and/or our Artistic Director, Paolo Arceo, at artistic.cabarettheatre@gmail.com.

We look forward to reading your proposals!

2017-2018 Main Stage Proposal Packet

Announcing the 2017-2018 Cabaret Theatre General Board!

Cabaret Theatre is proud to announce the 2017-2018 General Board! We cannot wait to work with these outstanding individuals and create another strong season. Congratulations to everyone!

Associate Producer – Krystina Matos
Special Events Coordinator – Maya Mitterhoff
Directors' Showcase Coordinator – Rafael Lozada
Original Play Festival Coordinator – Tatianah Demande
Rutgers Night Live Representative – Christopher Michael
Technical Director – Amy Lassiter
Associate Technical Director – David Novis
House Manager – Jamie Einiger
Box Office Manager – Abby Weinick
Box Office Assistants – Gabrielle Talvacchia, Amy Cruz, Madhu Mohanmurali, Danielle Shabi
Social Media Chair – David Novis
Press Secretary – Gabrielle Talvacchia
Videographer – Larry Fried

Thank you to everyone who applied, and remember there are still numerous ways to be involved at Cabaret Theatre! For more information on upcoming performance or leadership opportunities, please check out cabarettheatre.org or reach out to our incoming producer, Ajit Mathews,  at ajmathews01@gmail.com.