For Good: A Cabaret Event with Deanna Maio

For Good

The Songs that Changed Me For the Better

a cabaret celebration of songs from my journey
~musical theater~swing~jazz~classic pop~comedy~

with Portland Musical Theater Company Founder,
Singer and Actress,  Deanna Maio

Proceeds from For Good: The Songs that Changed Me For the Better support Portland Musical Theater Company.

At the historic Peninsula Odd Fellows Lodge, Portland Musical Theater Company founder, Deanna Maio, will perform the songs from her journey as a musician, actress, and performer including classic show tunes, adult contemporary and pop favorites, swinging jazz standards, inspirational ballads, and more.

We’ll start with her suburban Indiana roots with songs she’d sing into a hairbrush and dancing around with in her bed room, through her her first professional theater job, the recording of her EP “Deanna & the Downbeats”, to the creation of her first musical revue, and the birth of Portland Musical Theater Company.

With Deanna’s signature storytelling approach, each song is like a mini-play that will have you laughing, and feeling inspired and joyful.

In our supperclub-like environment you’ll enjoy the music at your candle-lit bistro table.

Beer, wine, plated desserts, snacks and more are available for a suggested donation.

This is the perfect respite from a busy week and great for a date night or an evening out with friends.

You’ll hear favorites like:

  • If I Knew You Were Coming I’d a Baked a Cake
  • My Man from Funny Girl
  • Mambo Italiano by Rosemary Clooney
  • Singing in the Rain
  • Somewhere from West Side Story
  • I Feel the Earth Move
  • and many more. 

Joining her are “The Downbeats” her jazz duo featuring K.J. McElrath on keys and Steve Morgan on bass.

And don’t be surprised if you see Deanna break out her ukulele or kazoo at some point. 

What: For Good: The Songs that Changed Me for The Better
A cabaret celebration of broadway, pop, swing and more

When: May 4th at 7:30pm, May 5th at 2pm, and May 11th at 7:30pm

Where: All performances are held at the Peninsula Odd Fellows Lodge at 4834 N Lombard St. Portland, OR 97203

Tickets: Click Here or call the Portland Musical Theater Company Box Office at 971-225-7469

Important Accessibility Note: the theater space at the Peninsula Odd Fellows Lodge is on the second floor. There is a staircase and a stair lift chair for our guests who prefer not to climb the stairs.  We recommend you arrive 30 minutes before showtime if you plan to use the stair lift chair. Please feel free to call us is you have questions about the facilities.

Tickets are just $15-$20 and members of Portland Musical Theater Company’s Inside Circle email list can save with specail coupon codes just for them.

Groups of 10 or more friends, family or coworkers save 20% with our group savings.

Questions: Contact us online or call 971-225-7469

Frequently Asked Questions

WHERE CAN I PARK?
There are plenty of street parking options around the Peninsula Odd Fellows Lodge location. If you’re feeling fancy, get a “driver” by taking Lyft or a taxi.
IS THERE AN AGE REQUIREMENT?
Cabaret Cafe is a “nightlife” event that can be enjoyed by any mature young person.
IS CABARET CAFE HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE?
Yes, Cabaret Cafe is handicap accessible. Please note: the theater space at the Peninsula Odd Fellows Lodge is on the second floor. There is a staircase and a stair lift chair for our guests who prefer not to climb the stairs. Those using the stair chair will need to get in and out of it and can bring their wheelchair or walker upstairs. There is no elevator.
IS THERE FOOD AVAILABLE AT CABARET CAFE?
Yes. Our refreshments team offers yummy desserts and snacks, wine, beer, non-alcoholic beverages and goodies available for purchase.
WHERE DO I PICK UP MY TICKETS?
PMTC does not use physical tickets. If you purchase tickets online, you will receive an email with tickets. You may print that out to make seating faster, or have them available on your smartphone. When you arrive for the performance, you will check in with The Cabaret host using your last name. You will then be led to your table by one of our friendly ushers.
WHAT IS CABARET?
Cabaret has its origins in 19th-century Paris, at Le Chat Noir, where musicians and poets performed in a casual atmosphere where people felt free to eat and drink. The word and descriptions of cabaret are derived from the French word meaning “wine cellar” to describe the small room where this form of entertainment was born. Over time, European cabaret evolved into a number of forms, including comedy, burlesque and sociopolitical satire.

In America, cabaret was performed in speakeasies and other intimate nightclub venues and evolved into a much more jazz-infused style of performance. New York City nightclubs, like the Cafe Carlyle, feature singers associated with music from a genre known as the Great American Songbook.

Today, cabaret is its own, identifiable art form, distinctive from musical theatre, nightclub singing, or a concert. The most essential elements of cabaret are simple: a performer in a small room with an audience at close range, seated around cozy tables, with the performer mere feet from the audience.

“…An evening of song and stories in an intimate space that shatters the “fourth wall.” Part stand-up comic, part balladeer, part evangelist; today’s performer often has a theme that unifies the evening, knows a great deal about the music they’re singing, and share that information in witty and inventive ways. At its best, cabaret can amuse, entertain, and inform…it can dazzle you, catch you unawares and make you weep… The audience participates in a direct, emotional conversation with the artist…”
~ Andrea Marcovicci, in the New York Times

 

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