Crossover Cabaret: A Night of Role Reversals in Musical Theater

Event Details:

Location: Oakland Metro Operahouse

Date: Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


What happens when some of the Bay Area’s best performers interpret their favorite tunes they would never be cast to sing?

Crossover Cabaret smashes stereotypes in this fab evening of role-reversing entertainment. Songs are selected completely regardless of gender, image, age, and all preconceived notions. Thought-provoking, hilarious, and inspirational–this group of artists, hosted by Oakland Symphony’s irrepressible Michael Morgan, give each popular and familiar number their own interpretation.

Selections From:
Funny Girl, Show Boat, Yentil, Ballroom, How the Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, The Music Man, La Cage aux Folles, West Side Story, Hamilton and more!

Featured Artists Include:
Trente Morant
Bryan Nies
Heather Orth
Members of Oakland School for the Arts
Nick Quintell
Katy Stephan
Joe Wicht
Members of YMTC – Youth Musical Theater Company

Michael Morgan

Music Director Laureate

Private: Bryan Nies

Associate Conductor

Katy Stephan


Joe Wicht

pianist & performer

Doors will open at 6:30 PM for pre-show refreshments. The program begins at 7:00 PM. This event is open to all ages.

This Essentials event is a kickoff for Oakland Symphony’s May 19th “Guys and Dolls in Concert” at the Paramount Theatre with an all-star cast in this dazzling concert version of the beloved American classic! More information here.

Volunteers / Questions
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*Major support generously provided by The Wallace Foundation*

General Admission FREE