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 build on the energy and vitality that was then 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 believed the time had come to introduce cabaret to Detroit.

THE mission

Cabaret 313 is dedicated to bringing the art form of cabaret to Detroit while supporting and enhancing the increasing energy and vibrancy in the city. As part of its mission, Cabaret 313 also fosters the growth of the art form through Master Class Educational Programming.


Inaugural soirées 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, during the fall of 2013, Cabaret 313 began to present 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 hosted Broadway and TV star Norm Lewis, whose gorgeous baritone has been referred to as the most “beautiful voice on Broadway,” and saw the return of Carole Bufford, along with Scott Coulter and Elizabeth Stanley in a show called “Eleven O’Clock Numbers.”

In a special collaboration, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and WDET, in partnership with Cabaret 313 also co-presented blues and jazz singer, Morgan James.

To fulfill its educational mission, Cabaret 313 formed a unique collaboration with Wayne State University. The collaboration resulted in masterclasses with Wayne State theatre students, taught by Cabaret 313 artists.


Allan Nachman


Sabrina Rosneck

Executive Director

Barton Morris

Board Member

Bruce Kridler

Board Member

David Karp

Board Member

Edward Eickhoff


Hazel Karbel

Board Member

Irwin L. Elson

Board Member

Joy Nachman

Board Member

Lawrence N. Bluth

Board Member

Mary Kramer

Board Member

Sandi Reitelman

Board Member