This year I was hired to document the Summer Cabaret Series for Lucas Theatre for the Arts, and while unable to photograph the entire series due to prior commitments, I was on hand to shoot five of the performances. The cabaret set-up is a bit different from normal concerts at the Lucas, in that the audience is actually onstage with the performers and facing towards the grand theatre as the entertainer’s backdrop. The often sold-out crowds are usually a more ‘mature’ audience than a lot of the rock & roll shows that we (hissing lawns) are known for covering, but according to Artistic Director & cabaret performer Natasha Drena, plans are being discussed to bring a wider variety of music to the cabaret shows. I look forward to seeing what those ideas & conversations bring about, as the venue, series, and intimate performances are a unique treasure to have in our city.
Tickets are still available for some of the remaining shows this summer, so click on the highlighted text above to see the schedule. Many thanks to the Lucas staff & entertainers for allowing us to use some of the photos for this post, and also being incredibly supportive of live music in Savannah.
Here are a few photos with more after the jump.