Pride Trivia Cabaret BRUNCH

Date & Time: Saturday, June 22nd @ 12:00 PM
(Doors open at 11:30 AM)

TICKETS:

Trivia AND Brunch
$30.00/ticket – In advance
$35.00/ticket – At the door

* Please note that there will be open seating at cabaret style tables for 4 people.

Venue: Moonshine Room @ Club Café

Featuring:  Emcees and Vocalists, Abigail Whitney Smith and Donatella Fermata; Trivia Host, Morgan Chalue; Additional Vocalists, Joshua Dixon Belt, Brittany Rolfs, and Nicole Talbot; and pianist, Sage Fogle.

Pride Trivia Cabaret Brunch

MassOpera—in collaboration with Opera On Tap Boston—is proud to present the second Pride Trivia Cabaret Brunch since 2019! We are partnering with Club Café to combine the forces of their delicious Sunday brunch and our boozey Trivia Cabaret for a Pride event unlike any other!  Eat, drink, trivia, and listen to the best singers in Boston.

In the past we have done specifically musical theatre and opera trivia.  But fret not if you are not a total musical theatre and/or opera nerd!  We will be hosting generalized trivia with a slight bent towards music of all genres.

CABARET & TRIVIA EMCEES

Abigail Whitney Smith

Abigail Whitney Smith

Cabaret Emcee & Vocalist

Bio

 Massachusetts native Abigail Whitney Smith (she/her) is a singing actress who relishes in authentic storytelling across musical genres. Smith has performed & curated/produced performances with organizations including Aural Compass Projects, Boston Lyric Opera, Boston Opera On Tap, Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra, Lowell House Opera, MassOpera, Moonbox Productions Opera Hub, Seaglass Theater Company & Tri-Cities Opera. She received her Masters of Music from Binghamton University & her Bachelor of Music from Boston University. Equally passionate about artist advocacy & inclusion, Ms. Smith is a member of the inaugural class of the Inclusive Stages® Cohort Certification program, which centers around a care-forward approach to creating art in community & inclusion consulting/facilitation in the entertainment industry. Smith is proudly pansexual & polyamorous; she’s currently based in New England.
Donatella Fermata

Donatella Fermata

Cabaret Emcee & Vocalist

Bio

 Donatella shows you that classical music is better with a stiff drink in hand. Born as an outlet for self-expression during the Covid-19 pandemic, Donatella Fermata has risen to become one of Boston’s premiere live singing drag artists. Donatella embodies all of the elegance of an old-school diva with the confidence of a modern superstar.  Recipient of a 2022 grant from Mixtape Recital Series, Donatella continues to push the boundaries of what is “right” and in classical music. Through bold programming in accessible spaces, her creative endeavors seek to deconstruct the barriers to classical music many communities face. This season, Donatella made her professional operatic debut as the Sorceress in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas with Atlanta Baroque Orchestra. 
Morgan Chalue

Morgan Chalue

Trivia Emcee

Bio

  

CABARET VOCALISTS & PIANIST

Joshua Dixon Belt

Joshua Dixon Belt

Cabaret Vocalist

Bio

Joshua Dixon Belt, baritone, is a Boston-based singer. He has recently performed with Odyssey Opera (The Voyage of Edgar Allan Poe) and Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra (Norma) and is a graduate of Longy School of Music (GPD Vocal Studies) as their Access to Equity Scholar. In the 2022-23 season, he debuted with Odyssey Opera (Awakenings) and BYSO (La damnation de Faust), and returned to MassOpera as Papageno (The Magic Flute: Retold). Recent performances also include: Warren (Ordinary Days), Pablo Picasso (After Life) at Longy, Mr. Lindquist (A Little Night Music) with Greater Worcester Opera, The Geographer (The Little Prince) with NEMPAC Opera Project, Eisenstein (Die Fledermaus) and Count Danilo (The Merry Widow) with VOX New England, Morales (Carmen) and Valentin (Faust) with Opera 51.​
Brittany Rolfs

Brittany Rolfs

Cabaret Vocalist

Bio

 
Nicole Talbot

Nicole Talbot

Cabaret Vocalist

Bio

. Nicole Talbot is a singer and television, film, and musical theater actress. She found her voice and passion on stage and has been performing since age 5.  Nicole has appeared in Inside Amy Schumer, I Am Jazz, and dozens of professional and regional musical theater productions. She recently performed in Times Square as part of Playbill Pride alongside Grammy award-winning vocalist Mela Sarajane Daily and GLAAD’s National Rising Star, Jada Cato. Nicole is a National Anthem singer for the Boston Bruins and has performed the anthem at TD Garden for 19,000 fans and millions of viewers on NESN.
Sage Fogle

Sage Fogle

Cabaret Pianist

Bio

Sage Fogle (they/them) is a sought-after vocal collaborator based in Boston. They regularly appear as a recitalist, with a particular affinity for German Lieder. Experienced in the standard operatic repertoire, Sage was the rehearsal pianist for MassOpera’s 2023 production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute and has played several events with the Boston Opera Collaborative and the Handel and Haydn Society. In addition to opera and art song, Sage is an active Music Director at the UU Church of Medford and enjoyed music directing a musical at Harvard University in Winter 2024.  Sage holds a Masters Degree in Collaborative Piano from the Longy School of Music and a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance and Music History from the Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music.

VENUE

Moonshine Room @ Club Café
209 Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA 02116.

If using public transportation, it is best to use the Orange line to Back Bay/South End, or the Green Line to Copley Square.

If driving there is limited metered parking on Columbus Avenue and the surrounding streets (free on Sunday).  For a parking garage: