The Magic of Cabaret

The Magic of Cabaret

A cross-cultural journey through Paris, Berlin and New York cabarets! Each venue features a Master of Ceremonies and its own unique style of performance- complete with cabaret-style seating and refreshments!


  • Iris Bartkowski (Chorus)
  • Kenneth Carnes (MC, German Cabaret/Chorus)
  • Carol Charniga (French Ensemble/Chorus)
  • Bryant Empie (Chorus)
  • Donna Marie Floyd (Middle Eastern Dancer)
  • Gwen Ellen Fraser (Featured Singer/Chorus)
  • Ira R. Gilman (MC, French Cabaret)
  • Thom Gonyeau (French Ensemble/Chorus and Featured Dancer)
  • Jay Gorham (Barender/Chorus)
  • Kim E. Knightes (French Ensemble/Chorus)
  • Maria A. Lally (French Ensemble/Chorus)
  • Caren Lessner (Featured Dancer)
  • Lawrence Lessner (Magician)
  • Jeff Lucchese (Female Impersonator)
  • Colin McKnight (French Ensemble/Chorus)
  • Lou Michaels (Maitre’D/Chorus)
  • Debra Moyer (Chorus)
  • Howard Moyer (The Spirit of Cabaret)
  • Carla Page (Featured Singer)
  • Donna Cerniglia-Panzl (Dancer/Chorus)
  • Quency René (Featured Singer)
  • Laura Roth (MC, New York Cabaret/Featured Singer)
  • Lewis Roth (Seated Patron)
  • Lori Torgersen (Chorus)
  • Elisa Verb (Featured Singer)
  • Bonnie Williams (Featured Singer)
  • John Field Wood (Tipsy Patron)
  • Thelma Zeh (Mama/Chorus)
  • Norm (as Himself)

Production Team

  • Producer: Michael W. Jegabbi
  • Co-Directors: Lawrence and Caren Lessner
  • Music Director: Jean Van Syckle
  • Co-Choreographers: Caren Lessner, Donna Panzl
  • Production Assistant: Jennifer Depew
  • Stage Manager: Ted Peck
  • Set Construction: Ken Zarnoch, Larry Mele
  • Set Painting/Decor: Drew and Ginnie Mills
  • Make-up: Marge Martin
  • Lighting: Karen Empie
  • Sound: Alan Angelo

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January 19-21, 1996