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JOIN US! Let's get together!

Join this community of advocates to put Cabaret on the cultural map of Chicago. Be part of a supportive network open to all cabaret artists, associates and audiences.

Be A Donor

To join our Circle of Song (donations $300 or more) or make a donation (up to $299). Click here. Donations of all amounts are gratefully accepted.

Be A Member

Your membership helps advance our work to build awareness of cabaret as an art form. To learn about our membership categories and to sign up for membership, click here.

Be Our Audience

You can subscribe to our mailing list to receive information on upcoming performances. Subscribe here.


Professional Growth & Development

  • Have you always wanted to do a cabaret show? Gain instant access to directors, music directors and an up-to-date list of venues.

  • Vocal health -- your voice is your instrument and keeping it healthy is paramount. Learn more about the many fine voice teachers and coaches who are members.

  • Workshops on Material, Social Media, The Business of Cabaret, Performing and much more - learn from expert professionals among our membership as well as special guest presenters who are happy to share their knowledge and experience.

  • Your colleagues are all listed in the Member Directory. Create a profile so your fellow members and visitors can learn about YOU!

Performance Opportunities

Get your feet wet.

Emerging Artists Showcase* - Up to five selected artists who have not yet performed a cabaret show of their own compete for judges in this annual showcase. One winner is selected to receive the Denise Tomasello Scholarship Award to help cover production costs of their first solo cabaret show. To learn more, email


Already performing shows but need a bit more exposure?

Open Mics - Happening all over the City of Chicago and online, Open Mics welcome performers new to cabaret as well as established veterans. Open Mics hosted by our members are posted on our Instagram & Facebook pages, and listed on our website calendar.
Get cast in one of our productions Chicago Cabaret Productions* - Live showcases with group casts in a variety of themed programs, i.e., the Musical Mondays series, our two-night holiday show Merry Measures, composer/lyricist shows.


Annual Gala* - The annual gala concert and fundraiser honors both local and national cabaret figures and featured members. To be eligible to perform you must have previously produced your own cabaret show.

Cabaret Beat - Music and Conversation*—The online series combines interviews and performances  by cabaret veterans and new performers. Shows air on YouTube and Facebook. Read more about Cabaret Beat here.

 *Members receive Information via email on how and when to submit audition materials for these shows

Personal Perks

When you become a member you’re instantly part of a like-minded community of cabaret performers and supporters.

  • Our Member Directory is a great way to make new friends and meet new colleagues to collaborate with on projects. 

  • Add your own member profile so other members, producers and directors can find you.

  • Volunteering on one of our committees is a great way to get to know fellow members and further the presence of cabaret in Chicago.

  • Feel free to contact any of our board members if you have an area of interest. We’d love to hear from you!

Publicize and Promote Your Projects

Our Calendar of upcoming performances is sent weekly to our mailing list of over 1,800 fans and members. As a member you can list your shows and gigs in the calendar.

As a member, you can send emails directly to fans and other members announcing your upcoming performances.

The Chicago Cabaret Professionals Social Media team then promotes your performances to hundreds more via our FacebookTwitter and Instagram pages.

Lift up your fellow members by sharing news  about their upcoming performances on your own social media platforms - and  they will do the same for you.

The Quarter Note Newsletter will now be published for the public as Chicago Cabaret Magazine! Members are encouraged to submit articles and events to for the quarterly publication.

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