BART to host cabaret night with Eileen Stamnas and Jim Gibney


The Bethany Area Repertory Theater (BART), in partnership with the Dickens Parlour Theatre, this week announced its inaugural event for the 2013-2014 season. On Oct. 11 and 12, national touring artists Eileen Stamnas and Jim Gibney will present an evening of cabaret-style music. The sister-and-brother duo will offer the sounds of a supper club in an evening of relaxing and entertaining music.

Stamnas and Gibney began their singing and acting careers performing in pubs, on cruises, for charity events and together in “The Main Event,” headlined by Gibney. They have performed at the White House and at multiple Inaugural Balls. Their performances have taken them together and separately to such cities as Lake Tahoe, Reno, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., and around the nation.

The cabaret evening will feature an eclectic mix of songs from Frank Sinatra and Nancy Wilson to Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman. They will perform classics such as “Come Fly with Me,” “I’ve Got the World on a String” and “Time to Say Goodbye.”

For this limited, two-night-only event, the parlor doors will open at 7 p.m. for a reception and cash bar. The show will start at 7:30 p.m. in the theater. Following the show, attendees can join the artists in the parlour for coffee and dessert. Tickets cost $25. Call (302) 826-1071 or go online at www.dptmagic.com for tickets.

Following this opening event, the 2013-2014 BART season is scheduled to run through April 2014 and will include two plays, “We Gather Together” and “Noises Off,” and a one-man show, “Southern Comfort.” For more information, follow BART at www.facebook.com/BARTinBethany.

The Bethany Area Repertory Theater (BART) was founded in 2012 by Bethany resident and award-winning playwright Bob Davis and Rich Bloch, owner of Dickens Parlour Theatre in Millville. BART is a non-profit organization, with the goal of bringing local theater to the Bethany area, and through the Encore Foundation established by Bloch, providing scholarships to local area high school students who seek to pursue a career in the arts, either on or off stage.