Cabaret 313 was born of the vision and passion of Sandi Reitelman and Allan Nachman, two Metro Detroiters who developed the idea and plan to bring professional cabaret to the city of Detroit. An intimate genre in which the singer tells a story through song, it evokes both laughter and tears and forges a connection between the artist and the listener. Their thought was that cabaret could tap into and build on the energy and vitality that is now being unleashed in this city . With the resurgence of this art form in cities around the world, and with Detroit’s cultural renewal, both Allan and Sandi and numerous others believe the time has come to introduce cabaret to Detroit.
Inaugural soirees were held during the spring of 2013 in the private homes of several influential Detroit supporters. In lovely settings, guests were treated to the wonderful artistry of award-winning renowned performers Christine Andreas, Carole J. Bufford and Louise Pitre. With the success of these sold out events, and with a bandwagon of supporters, Cabaret 313 is now presenting cabaret experiences to the public, beginning with sold-out performances by Amanda McBroom, considered by some to be the “voice of her generation,” followed by another sold-out performance featuring the iconic German-born Ute Lemper. During the spring of 2014, Cabaret 313 will host Broadway and TV star Norm Lewis, whose gorgeous baritone has been referred to as the most “beautiful voice on Broadway,” and see the return of Carole Bufford, along with Scott Coulter and Christina Bianco in as show called “Eleven O’Clock Numbers.” In a special collaboration, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and WDET, in partnership with Cabaret 313 will also co-present blues and jazz singer, Morgan James.
With a mission to foster the artform of cabaret through outstanding performances and education, Cabaret 313 has formed a collaboration with Wayne State University to provide master classes and workshops for theatre students.
Cabaret 313 is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to bringing professional cabaret to Detroit.