Tickets are $15 each and are available at the Venice Theatre box office, 140 W. Tampa Ave., or: 488-1115;

Pinky's Cabaret has returned to the Venice Theatre for it's 3rd Annual Summer Cabaret Festival.  There will be 18 different shows (mostly musicals) performed throughout the summer.  The festival will run from July 9 to August 30 and will feature some of the areas favorite performers: Kim Kollar, Michelle Kasanofsky, Bobbi Eschenbach, Random Acts, Kristofer Geddi, Eric Watters, Kaitlyn Terpstra, kathryn Parks, who will be presenting a fantastic one woman show called "Secrets and Sequins" Robin Fernandez, Eli Schildkraut and Stephen Ditchfield. There are also alot of fantastic newbies this year, including Michelle and David James-Pruyn, who are doing a show called "To Rosie and Mel, With Love" (a tribute to Mel Torme and Rosemary Clooney), John Lariviere will perform "The Sinatra Songbook", playing their tenor sax and jazz guitar, Harry and Lesley Fager will perform "2 Saxy", a show of music from the Great American Songbook.  Kitt Moran, a favorite area performer, will be presenting "Johnny Mercer: An Intimate Portrait".  If you are into shorter quicker plays and want to see a variety of performances in one, the Theatre Odyssey will be presenting "The Best of the Ten-Minute Play Festival".  There really is a show for every taste.  Check out the Schedule below to see what tickles your fancy and then head on over to The Pinkerton Theatre.

Venice Theatre 3rd Annual Summer Cabaret Festival Schedule  

The remaining shows this year:


2 Saxy  Thursdays, July 23 and 30 8 P.M.

 Harry and Lesley Fager bring Saxaphone and Jazz Guitar together.  The duo have been performing in area restaurants and clubs for the last five years.

Live from Venice, It’s Friday and Saturday Night! Friday, July 24 and Saturday, July 25  8 P.M. 

Actor and Man Joey Panek hosts his own talk show with improv artist Christine Alexander as his sidekick.


Eric Watters Hosts 1958 2 p.m. Sunday, July 26 and 8 p.m. Friday, July 31 at 8 p.m.

Local favorite Eric Watters reminisces about 1958; The History and The music!


Theatre Odyssey presents: The Best of the Ten-Minute Play Festival  8 p.m. Tuesdays, July 28; Aug. 11  8 p.m. Wednesdays, July 29;Aug. 12

For the first time, The local theater troupe will present some of the recent favorites from their Ten Minute Play Festival.  Check out the 2015 highlight reel for a little taste of what may be performed. 

Bach and Forth 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1; 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2 at 2 p.m.

Bobby Brader takes a break from his studies in film scoring in Seattle for a unique program of Baroque music.

Awaken the Dream 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6; 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9 at 2 p.m.

Cabaret artist Robin Fernandez will present a  program about following your dreams, with songs like “The Impossible Dream,” “When You Wish Upon a Star,” “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” and “Defying Gravity.”

Kitt Moran presents Johnny Mercer: An Intimate Portrait 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7 and Saturday, Aug. 8

Popular Sarasota singer Kitt Moran looks at the love affair between songwriter Johnny Mercer and singer Judy Garland and the ways it impacted his writing. She will perform songs like “The Days of Wine and Roses,” “Satin Doll,” and “That Old Black Magic."

Movie Magic 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13 and Friday, Aug. 14

Kim Kollar, Michelle Kasanofsky, and Bobbi Eschenbach, three favorites of the summer cabaret festival, celebrating songs from movies.

Trending 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15; 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16 at 2 p.m.

Aprogram about the past, present and future trends in musical theater.

The Good Life  8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20 and Friday, Aug. 28

Kaitlyn Terpstra, a performer who grew up on stage at Venice Theatre, returns to present a new set of uplifting songs from a variety of genres.

Random Acts presents Censory Overload (The Musical) 8 and 11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21 and Saturday, Aug. 29

Known for its risqué and sometimes raunchy sketches and songs, Random Acts returns with a new show,” including an even edgier late-night version!


Laugh ‘Til You Cry 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22 and Thursday, Aug. 27

Kristofer Geddie's second cabaret show, this one featuring DaNiesha Carr, singing songs about the highs and lows of life.

Some Enchanted Evening 2 p.m. Sundays, Aug. 23 and 30

Stephen Ditchfield, the patriarch of the Ditchfield Family Singers, is singing solo for a program of the classics; from Frank Sinatra to Michael Buble.

Check out the Venice Theatre Website for more information on this great celebration of theatre.

Venice Theatre
140 W. Tampa Ave.
Venice, FL 34285

Box Office: 941.488.1115 
Administrative Offices: 941.484.4033 
Education Department: 941.486.8679 

One of the many things that make Venice Florida such an attractive town for the young and older citizens alike is the fact that we have 5 Star Entertainment as well as shopping, restaurants and more! Venice Theater is one of the treasures in the treasure chest of the Island of Venice. Make it a priority this summer to watch one of their Summer Caberet performances!