Jaz Dorsey is a native of Atlanta, Georgia. He has a BA in International Studies from Chapel Hill and pioneered the graduate dramaturgy program at Virginia Commomwealth University. From 1990 to 1997 he lived and worked in New York City and enjoyed numerous productions of his own cabaret-style musicals including Cafe Escargot and Alice In America. He currently lives in Nashville, Tennessee where he curates a new play reading series for the Nashville Parks Theatre Department. He is also managing director/dramaturg for The Spiral Theatre Studio in New York.
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Having spent the first half of 2014 working on David Rush’s one man play about Leonard Bernstein, I was excited to learn that The Roxy Regional Theatre in Clarksville had Bernstein’s first musical, ON THE TOWN, as the opening show for their 2014-2015 season.
Waiting for cabaret in Nashville is a lot like waiting for Godot. In this city of singers and songwriters, it’s bound to come along eventually – and with the growing legions of young musical theatre artists (and their mentors) it would seem an art form that has a natural place here in Music City.
Rachel Rodriguez is headed to New York to sing Classic Country at the Metropolitan Room September 3rd and 4th. You can find out what that’s all about at www.metropolitanroom.com
Theatrically, the school year couldn’t have gotten off to a better start than it did last night at Belmont, when three of Music City’s most accomplished divas kicked up their heels on the stage of Massey Concert Hall with an evening of amazing songs that haven’t been done to death.
Jaz Dorsey: Is There Cabaret in Nashville? Carolyn German: There isn’t much of what New Yorkers would recognize as “cabaret” here in Music City, though every week there are dozens of “writer’s nights” where our tremendous population of singer/songwriters show up to share their original works, along with anecdotes and patter (and most of these […]
The Actors Reading Room invites you to join us for our first Musical Theatre Writers Night and Cabaret showcase, spotlighting 18 of Music City’s most exciting musical theatre writers and performers, including a group of future superstars from the Belmont Musical Theatre Program and Belmont’s own Nancy Allen! Speaking of musical theatre superstars, Mallory Gleason […]