Mark your calendar for Saint Joan Of Arc Cabaret, Friday, October 27th & Saturday, October 28th and the "Sunday Show" on October 29th at 7 p.m. Ticket sales begin Saturday, September 9 starting at 10:00 am in the Saint Joan of Arc Gym, 4537 Third Ave. S, Minneapolis.
Saint Joan of Arc Catholic Community, has hosted its unique annual Cabaret fundraiser since 1994 to raise money for our parish programs and ministries while treating audiences to the Twin Cities’ top musical talents.
Cabaret raises more than $100,000 each year and has brought in over $1.5 million for Saint Joan of Arc’s parish programs and ministries. Each year a group of parishioners volunteer their time to help make Cabaret happen.
How We Use The Funds
The funds raised at Cabaret go to help underwrite the 90 plus SJA ministries that serve our parish, neighborhood and aids our brothers and sisters in Guatemala and Africa. We believe strongly in programs and ministries that serve the poor, marginalized, isolated, alienated and suffering. We focus on our commitment to “Welcome You Wherever You Are on Your Journey” – and we mean it. Some will tell you that a visit to a St. Joan of Arc liturgy was the last stop on their search for a worshipping community that accepted them for who and what they are. They came here on a Sunday morning and they have stayed for years. If you are looking for a spiritual home we hope you will visit us and enjoy the joy-filled experience of Sunday at SJA.
Cabaret is the highlight of our musical year, selling out year after year and is known for showcasing topnotch Twin Cities talent. Again this year music directors George Maurer, Tommy Barbarella and Dan Chouinard have put together a lineup that includes a long list of some of the Twin Cities finest, best known and respected performers.
Friday’s and Saturday’s Cabarets, will feature a catered menu, refreshments, round-table seating and plenty of entertainment included in the $75 price. The doors open at 5:30 for Happy Hour and a family style dinner will be served at 6:15 pm so bring your appetite! The new menu includes: Chicken Au Vin with capers, rice pilaf, spring salad and various desserts. We will also be serving beer, wine and soft drinks. Play Heads or Tails by purchasing a Lei and you could win a condo stay in Hawaii or buy a 50/50 raffle ticket and take home half of the cash raised in the raffle.
Friday's Cabaret Line Up
Mary Jane Alm, Ben Ballantine, Tommy Barbarella, Dan Chouinard, Joe Cruz, Jack Gladstone, Maria Jette, Rachael Kroog, Rachel Kurtz, Aimee Lee, Boyd Lee, George Maurer, Michael Monroe, Cyril Paul, Christina Pawlowski, Thomasina Petrus, Ann Reed, Robert Robinson, Bobby Schnitzer, Mick Sterling, Mark Stillman, Sophia Shorei, Sima Sumilowsky, Timothy Roehl, Fred Vagle, Anna Vagle, Maggie Vagle, Lee Vague
Saturday’s Cabaret is setting up to be a special night with a reunion of Patty and Paul Peterson who will perform a rare duet. We will also feature the trio of our Cabaret music directors George Maurer, Tommy Barbarella and Dan Chouinard preforming at the grand piano together for a show stopping number. We will also be featuring Chuck Lazarus, Dane Stauffer, Leslie Vincent and Gwen Matthews for the evening.
Saturday Cabaret Line Up:
Tommy Barbarella, Seth Boyd, Dan Chouinard, Joe Chouinard, Terri Coats, Debbie Duncan, JP Fitzgibbons, Jack Gladstone, Deb Harley, Steve Kremer, Charles Lazarus, Larry Long, Gwen Matthews, George Maurer, Dean Magraw, Paul Peterson, Patty Peterson, Cyril Paul, T Mychael Rambo, Dane Stauffer, Carin Vagle, Leslie Vincent, Grant Vague, Fred Vagle, Anna Vagle, Andrew Walesch, Harley Wood
“The Sunday Show,” is all about the music and will feature comedian C Willi Myles as our MC and showcases a four artist evening with Leslie Vincent, Rachel Kurtz, Jack Gladstone and Kasano Mwanza and backed by the Saint Joan of Arc band and Choir. All seats will be concert- style assigned seating ranging from $25-$40 per ticket, making it an affordable, entertaining evening. "The Sunday Show" has really become a bridge from the Cabaret night to the kickoff to the Saint Joan Concert Series. This year The Sunday Show will feature a four featured artist evening with Leslie Vincent, Rachel Kurtz, Jack Gladstone and Kasano Mwanza and backed by the Saint Joan of Arc band and Choir. Our band features composer and pianist George Maurer, former New Power Generation keyboard player Tommy Barbarella and pianist and writer Dan Chouinard. Our Master of Ceremonies, comedian C Willi Myles, “American’s Everyday Comedian” will entertain between music sets with his quick wit, high energy, side-splitting style.
Rachel Kurtz is an incredible Minneapolis based singer/songwriter with a beautiful voice and an amazing story. Rachel shares personal testimonies of tragedy and triumph with a vulnerability that captivates her audience. She has performed at the Cabaret in the past and has had the opportunity to travel to Africa, Germany and India with her music ministry. She has a strong desire to make a difference in the world through her music and a passion for global justice.
Jack Gladstone, “Montana’s Blackfoot Troubadour” one of Native America’s premier lyric storysmiths. In a career spanning over three decades, Jack is regarded as a cultural bridge builder between Western and Native Americans through a mosaic of music, lyric poetry and spoken word. In 2015, Jack was honored with a Governor’s Humanities Award. Jack will also be performing at masses on Sunday, October 29 at Saint Joan of Arc.
Kasano Mwanza, who is an amazing singer-actor originally from Zimbabwe, who at the moment (and up until October 28th!) is one of the leads in Chanhassen Dinner Theater’s Grease Kasano is the "Teen Angel.” Kasano also played Little Anthony in last fall's hit at Minnesota History Theater’s Teen Idol. Kasano will be doing an Al Jarreau tribute, along with singing R&B and funk songs in his Sunday Show set.
“The Sunday Show” is at 7 p.m. October 29 in the Saint Joan of Arc Gymnasium, 4537 Third Ave. S, Minneapolis. Assigned seat tickets are $25.00, $30.00 and $40.00 and available online at
www.stjoan.com through Brown Paper Seller or after Mass each Sunday starting September 10. For more information, call Saint Joan of Arc, (612) 823-8205.
Check out the many volunteer opportunities that make the Cabaret successful: Cabaret Coordinator Roles & Cabaret Volunteer Roles. Recruiting for Cabaret is done a year ahead of time, so opportunities will be available for Cabaret 2018 soon.