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Kathryn Allison made a rousing Brookside
Cabaret debut last summer and returns, along with music
director Elijah Caldwell, to impress with her soulful
powerhouse vocals. She was first seen on the Paper Mill
Playhouse stage as a student and performer in New Voices
and has since appeared on Broadway in Aladdin,
and the current revival of Company; in concert at
Feinstein’s/54 Below, Joe’s Pub, and Rockwood Music Hall;
and in Paper Mill’s streaming Sing in a New Year! celebration.
Other TV/film and recording credits include John Cameron
Bachelorette, and more. Her debut album, Something Real,
was released in 2019.
Nicholas Rodriguez wowed Brookside audiences
last summer and has starred in Paper Mill’s productions of Irving Berlin’s
Holiday Inn and Some Enchanted Evening
and has had an extensive career on Broadway, film, and the
concert stage. He toured the US as Captain Georg Von Trapp
Sound of Music directed by Jack O’Brien.
Off-Broadway he starred in The Toxic Avenger and Almost Heaven:
Songs of John Denver as well as numerous
regional theater productions around the country; he earned
a Helen Hayes Award for his portrayal of Curly in Oklahoma!
at Arena Stage in Washington, DC, as well as nominations
Fair Lady and Carousel. His debut
First Time…, based on his one-man show of the
same name, fuses Rodriguez’s love of theater with jazz,
blues, folk and pop. He is perhaps best known for the role
of Nick Chavez on ABC’s One
Life to Live, for which he received the GLAAD
Media Award and the 2009 Visibility Award.
In addition to
top-notch entertainment, F.M. Kirby Carriage House Restaurant
patrons will enjoy Head Chef Jacques Marra’s upscale New American
cuisine. A two-course prix fixe menu is available in the brookside
promenade, with small plate options in the courtyard, plus
specialty cocktails, fine wines, and delectable desserts. Dinner
seating opens at 5:30PM. Performances start at 7:00PM.