Absinthe, A Broadway Cabaret
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT: Absinthe, A Broadway Cabaret, LLC.
CEO/Executive Producer: Carolan Trbovich
What if you could experience the magic of Broadway in an intimate setting, without having to travel thousands of miles from home? Meet Carolan Trbovich, CEO of Absinthe, A Broadway Cabaret, LLC. Founded upon the idea of creating a cultural exchange between two of the world’s most musical hubs, Absinthe introduces Broadway stars to Nashville in an intimate setting, showcasing their talent and personal repertoire.
While doing PR for several Broadway outlets, Carolan’s New York friends introduced her to the art of cabaret – an uplifting musical experience, with fine dining and cocktails, and a chance to interact with the artists up close. “When I found cabaret I thought, ‘this is what I am meant to do,’” she says. “It reminded me why I got into the entertainment industry in the first place.”
As homage to the art form of cabaret, Carolan named the company after its first drink of choice, Absinthe. Absinthe’s shows opens with a strolling magician who engages each table with card tricks, and an “Absinthe Pour” performance,which kicks off the festive spirit of the evening. Unlike traditional cabarets, Absinthe is a unique nomadic musical production designed to transform any venue into a tribute to Broadway. Absinthe also has a lineup of Broadway performers positioned to teach Master Classes, in which local students and performers will have the opportunity to both observe technique and learn from established Broadway stars.
Thriving on a spirit of cultural exchange between the Big Apple and Music City, Carolan has built partnerships with several companies in New York. One of her primary partners is Scott Barbarino, manager of the iconic cabaret club Iridium; Carolan brings local Nashville jazz singers to New York to perform, and Scott brings cabaret artists to perform at Absinthe in Nashville. Carolan also holds an exchange with The Metropolitan Room, owned by Bernie Furshpan. Recently, they held a contest in which the four winning cabaret performers came to Nashville for an Absinthe Cabaret show, and the four best country acts will fly to New York to perform this November. “It’s all about a musical exchange, where Broadway meets Broadway,” Carolan says.
For updates about upcoming shows or Master Classes, be sure to visit their website and connect with them on Facebook and Twitter. Absinthe is also currently seeking local sponsors for upcoming shows and Master Classes. For more information about becoming a sponsor you can contact Carolan directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.