"It's a completely different, more personal experience," said Mr. Gardiner. "The ticket price is less, and the performance is a shorter one. It's a more compact evening, but it doesn't have any less of a dramatic arc. They are truly wonderful experiences."
"Cabaret can be many things, it is hard to define," Mr. Gardiner said. "It can be about sharing one composer's music or sharing a certain genre's music, or it can be about sharing stories about yourself through music. Good cabaret, there's no wall between the performer and the audience, there's a very open exchange that feels like you're having a one-on-one conversation with that performer."