SGN EXCLUSIVE: Arnaldo Inocentes talks about March is Cabaret Month in Seattle
Pacific Northwest Cabaret Association is the producer of Seattle's March is Cabaret Month and we are powered by Shunpike! The concept of the festival is to provide a platform for cabaret artists to have their own solo shows. By pairing two acts in a one-hour cabaret show, they cross pollinate their audience and expose both to a wider base. We do two shows every Friday and Saturday in March with different acts in the 7pm and the 9pm. We also like to keep our ticket prices accessible at $15 and that's why I say it is the best $15 you will spend on live entertainment. We also give back 85% of the ticket sales to the performers directly - only keeping 15% for our administrative costs - and if you are a businessperson, you know that is NOT a sustainable model. That's why we rely on donors, grants and Shunpike to keep us fiscally afloat. Our festival focuses on what I call 'American Style' cabaret - what you would have seen in the bars and clubs of New York and urban American cities during the Golden Age of Cabaret in the 1940's and beyond. All live singing and live instruments - mostly piano and voice - a style which is dear to my heart.
'LES ÉTOILES BENEFIT CABARET
JULIA'S ON BROADWAY
It was a full house this past Sunday at Julia's on Broadway for 'Les Étoiles,' a benefit celebrating the art of the cabaret with proceeds going to the Pacific Northwest Cabaret Association, the non-profit producer of 'March is Cabaret Month.' Its founder, Arnaldo! Drag Chanteuse, hosted the two and a half hour showcase that featured Joanne Klein, John Engerman, Sweet Spot Combo, Angie Louise, Valerie Piacenti, Gabrielle Nicole and more.