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The Park n' Play Cabaret

What is the Park n' Play Cabaret?

The Park n' Play Cabaret is a traveling cabaret act performed on the back of a customized 26' flatbed truck. A live accompanist and Chicago's most beloved stage performers will perform a private, socially distanced 35-40 minute Broadway cabaret at a host's location.

Creatively led by 6 time Jeff-award musical director, Eugene Dizon, we imagine an event designed to foster a sense of community and unexpected joy in the middle of this time of isolation and intense anxiety.

The cabaret performance host will collaborate with Theater Wit team members to create temporary "seating" areas with clearly defined chalk and area markers to maintain 6’ social distance between household groups as necessary and 25’ from performers.

1 hour before the show begins, our portable stage rolls in. It contains a full sound setup, live keyboard and percussion station and lights. Each of the singers arrives in a separate car (their private dressing room!) and performs in rotating sequence. No performers or crew are within 10' (16’ while singing) of any other company member or the public and do not share equipment.

At the end of the event, the singers and stage pack up and move out. The host's guests can stay and talk with each other and enjoy a distanced social and cultural outing brought (nearly) to their doorstop.

Safety Guidelines

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Host the cabaret

You can host the Park n' Play Cabaret with booking fees starting at $3500. This includes a cast of 4, musicians, technicans and our portable stage complete with lighting and sound amplification suitable for any size outdoor space.

Support Theater Wit and performing artists while giving your community a unique experience this summer. Ask us about additional site services. Limited performances remaining!

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Special thanks to our cabaret sponsor

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Theater Wit is partially supported and funded by generous grants from a CityArts Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events, Friends of Lakeview NFP, The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, Illinois Arts Council Agency, League Of Chicago Theaters, The MacArthur Fund for Arts and Culture at Prince, The Morgan-Senior Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, and The Saints Volunteers for the Performing Arts.

Standing in solidarity

Theater Wit joins our voice to all those who have been living in anguish under an unjust system of systemic racism and white supremacy. Our artists and staff raise their call for justice in a system that devalues the lives and dreams of its citizenry.

In this time of national trauma, we support people of color and recognize the time is long overdue to take action and support dramatic change.

Our art form is designed to strengthen community and deepen empathy through shared stories. But as a theater, there is a time to speak and a time to listen. Now is our time to listen, hear, understand and never forget the pain and ongoing anguish experienced by our fellow man that has been inflicted by the very culture we purport to strengthen.

The pandemic may have closed our doors, but not our hearts. Never our hearts. We stand with #BlackLivesMatter