Hannah Rose

Hannah is beyond excited to be back performing around her old stomping grounds. After earning her BFA from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Tx, Hannah fulfilled her lifelong dream of moving to NYC. Since then she’s been leaving her mark all over the city: performing in shows, coordinating flawless events, and producing her own solo cabarets (including “Jazz, Gin, and Joy” and “Wanna Bette?”). Now she’s bringing it home for 2 nights of music, comedy, and…Maybe a drink or two.

Veronica Williams

Veronica Williams is an up-and-coming mezzo-soprano known for her “thrilling instrument” and “overwhelming authority” on stage. She is the proud recipient of the 2018 Austin Critics Table Award for Best Singer and is proud to announce she will be joining the San Antonio Symphony in their 2018-2019 season as their first Singer In Residence. She received her Master of Music Degree from Boston’s New England Conservatory of Music, and her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Texas at Austin. Ms. Williams is a proud member of both One Ounce Opera, the Texas Concert Opera Collective, and has had the privilege of performing with the Austin Opera chorus for its past three seasons. Upcoming roles include the title role of Handel’s Rinaldo, and The Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors.

Jim James

Dr. Jim James grew up in rural Iowa, where he began his piano studies at the age of 7. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, a Master of Music degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and a doctorate in Piano Performance from the University of Texas at Austin. He also spent a semester studying at the École Normale de Musique in Paris, France.

Jason Phelps

Jason’s performance work has taken him all over the country. He’s toured with Rude Mechs, Jomama Jones/Daniel Alexander Jones, and The Intergalactic Nemesis. He’s also performed solo dance/theatre work in NYC, St. Paul, and Seattle. In Austin, in addition to Frontera productions, he’s performed with some of the city’s most successful theatre companies including ZACH, Salvage Vanguard, and Capital T.  Jason also has his own production company, Jason Phelps & Co., which creates original work integrating performers and non-performers to build Community.

About our Cabaret Series…

While daydreaming in the desert last year, the NGP team searched for their next creative venture. With a desire to refresh something old, mixed with our love of site-specific work, injected with the need for pure entertainment to coat our current world nerves, and all wrapped up with the love of a good cocktail in a cozy setting… A CABARET series was born. Over the next year we will be presenting multiple Cabaret performances in an effort to explore fresh voices and different musical stylings. Each round will materialize in its own one-time-only nightclub in the most interesting of spaces in Austin and the surrounding area.

Natalie George was honored to be named the Best Out-There Producer-Designer by the Austin Chronicle Critics’ Pick Best of 2017 and hopes to continue creating art and performance in all the nooks and crannies of Austin. The NGP Cabaret is no exception. Riding the wave of our first Cabaret at KC Grey Home we are thrilled to present our second installment—Beach Blanket Cabaret. Don your favorite summer threads and join us surfside at Ironwood Hall, which will be transformed into a central Texas beach oasis. Our bar and kitchen opens at 7pm with delicious themed cocktails and yummy bites from Savage Culinary Adventure with Chef Chris Crowley. The show will include duo MCs, Jason Phelps and Karen Jantsch! Our singers include Hannah Rose, who is returning to Austin from NYC just long enough to join us at the boardwalk, the recent Austin Critics Table winner Veronica Williams, and a surprise guest! Come sit back and relax to the soothing sounds of summer at the Beach Blanket Cabaret!