Nebraska Repertory Theatre presents ‘The Holiday Cabaret’

Jazz Vocalist Jackie Allen stars in The Rep's "The Holiday Cabaret" Dec. 12-21.
Jazz Vocalist Jackie Allen stars in The Rep's "The Holiday Cabaret" Dec. 12-21.

Get into the holiday spirit with the Nebraska Repertory Theatre’s annual holiday celebration “The Holiday Cabaret.”

Directed by Artistic Director Andy Park, performances of “The Holiday Cabaret” run Dec. 12-21. For tickets and showtimes, visit

“The Holiday Cabaret” features live music, including contemporary classics and beloved holiday standards.

“This year we’re featuring jazz vocalist Jackie Allen with Hans Sturm playing bass and Tom Harvill on the piano,” Park said. “There will be a cash bar available throughout the show and plenty of holiday spirit to go around. The Cabaret has grown in popularity each year, and we’re doubling the number of performances this year, so that more people can join in the fun.”

Allen is a jazz vocalist, composer and educator. She has released more than a dozen records, including her most recent “Rose Fingered Dawn,” featuring 10 tunes written for her by Hixson-Lied Professor of Double Bass and Jazz Studies Hans Sturm. Allen is perhaps best known for interpretations of classic jazz ballads and transformation of contemporary tunes.

“Jackie Allen is in an incredible jazz vocalist, and we’re is extremely honored to feature her on The Rep stage,” Park said. “Jackie takes you on a journey with every song. The other day I was listening to one of her albums, and I realized that even though I knew the song she was singing, the standard ‘Love is Blue,’ her interpretation made me hear it again for the first time. That’s what she can do. Take a song that you love and make you love it more. She’s really an exciting performer.”

Get into the holiday spirit and join us for this toe-tapping, uplifting night of song, good cheer and revelry.

“This year promises to be the classiest Holiday Cabaret to date,” Park said. “It’s also confirmed that a famous fat guy will be stopping by the festivities.”