August 11, 2010

Life is a Cabaret for Jersey Boy Kristofer McNeeley!

August 11th, 2010


Maggie Lillis of has a terrific feature on JB Vegas cast member Kristofer McNeeley & his “Holding the Space” solo show at the Liberace Museum Cabaret Showroom.

For one Jersey Boy, life is The Cabaret every Sunday.

Kristofer McNeeley presents his solo show “Holding the Space” at 2:30 p.m. every Sunday inside The Cabaret Showroom at the Liberace Museum, 1775 E. Tropicana Ave.

McNeeley leaves the Strip show “Jersey Boys” and picks up a guitar to croon interpretations of music by singer/songwriters such as Billy Joel, John Denver, Phil Collins and Burt Bacharach. The set also includes original compositions influenced by the artists.

“It’s a really mellow afternoon of me doing what I love,” McNeeley said. “It’s almost like someone is getting to sit down with me for 45 minutes and get to know me.”

McNeeley stepped onto The Cabaret stage when his wife, artist Ali Spuck, took leave of her own afternoon performances after the birth of their daughter.

He said the couple support the work that the Liberace Foundation does to foster young musicians, and they were drawn to performing at the venue. Spuck was first to perform inside The Cabaret Showroom in her show “Here I Am,” which runs at 1 p.m. Wednesdays. She and McNeeley may collaborate during future shows, he said.

Liberace’s mirrored, 9-foot, Baldwin grand piano plays second fiddle to performers in the venue.

The theater holds about 100 people, which makes for an intimate experience for audience and performer, Combs said.

The setting also attracted McNeeley.

“It’s an off-the-beaten-path thing,” he said. “I just get up there and be authentic and do what I do. People are really responsive to it.”

Tickets for “Holding the Space” are $15. For more information and tickets, visit or call 798-5595

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