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Stratford Festival Premieres New Cabaret Series This Thursday

These concerts will roll out in the coming weeks on Stratfest@Home.



As winter descends and the pandemic continues, the Stratford Festival offers up some heartwarming new content to entertain and inspire as we await the days when we will be able to gather in theatres again.


Up Close and Musical, a series of nine intimate cabarets featuring some of the Festival's greatest musical performers, takes you back inside the Festival Theatre for the first time since the pandemic cancelled performances last spring.


Filled with emotion, love and laughter, these intimate cabarets feature songs from musical theatre greats and beloved songwriters - from standards to recent compositions. Each artist takes you on a personal journey inspired by and transcending these days of pandemic.


Featuring (in order of release) Marcus Nance, Robert Markus, Alexis Gordon, Cynthia Dale, Robert Ball, Chilina Kennedy, Kimberly-Ann Truong, Vanessa Sears and Dan Chameroy, Up Close and Musical was conceived and directed by Richard Ouzounian, with music director Franklin Brasz, lighting designer Lorenzo Savoini, sound recording and mixing engineer Thomas Ryder Payne and associate director Thom Allison.






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