Nightcap Cabaret was accidentally founded in the Fall of 2013 by Nate Golden and Anne Marie Scalies when asked to put on a holiday themed cabaret as a fundraiser for a local theatre company. Not only did the process fuel the camaraderie among the artists, it spread to the audience as well. Hungry for more, in the fall of 2014 Nate and Anne Marie gave life to Nightcap Cabaret to obey the Great Bard’s instruction “If music be the food of love, play on!”
Nightcap Cabaret’s mission is to contribute to the Philadelphia culture with professional quality, fast-paced, and high energy musical events. We promote and feature the talent of local actors, singers, musicians, and other creative members of our community. We wish to increase the visibility of live theatre artists by sharing resources, promoting good will, and supporting philanthropic endeavors.
Artistic Director, Nate Golden
A Bachelor of Fine Arts graduate of Shenandoah Conservatory, in Winchester, VA, Nate relocated to Philadelphia to fulfill an acting apprenticeship at Walnut Street Theatre and is thrilled to have found his home away from home. Philadelphia is thriving with Artists and Nate is happy that he and Anne Marie are working together to provide another performance outlet. Nate is an Actor, Director and Choreographer and has worked with many of Philadelphia's Theatres including Walnut Street Theatre, Arden Theatre, Delaware Theatre Company, Media Theatre, Bristol Riverside Theatre, The Wilma Theatre, Theatre Horizon, Mauckingbird Theatre Co, The Eagle Theatre, Players Club of Swarthmore, Mazeppa Productions, The Candlelight Theatre, MainStreet Musicals, Arcadia Univeristy, as well as regionally at The Princeton Festival, The Papermill Theatre, Riverside Theatre, Theatre on the Lake, Allenberry Playhouse, and Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre. Nate is also an active teaching Artist providing theatre education to students throughtout the Delaware Valley. Find out more information on Nate at www.nategolden.com
Producing Director, Anne Marie Scalies
Anne Marie is thrilled to be on this adventure with Nate. She spent several years with Mazeppa Productions where she met Nate during their run of Spring Awakening. Anne Marie holds a BFA in Theatre from Kutztown University where she directed and stage managed several productions. Along with Mazeppa, Anne Marie has also worked with Walnut Street Theatre, Media Theatre, Rockwell Productions, Encore Entertainment, Big Apple Dinner Theatre, Keystone Arts and Theatre School and Upper Darby Summer Stage. She spends a lot of her time volunteering at The Players Club of Swarthmore where she produces and directs large scale musicals as well as works heavily on their social media campaigns. Her passion lies with educating the youth in theatre but her day life has her working as an Employment Recruiter for Arch Telecom, a Sprint Preferred Retailer. She has been a Barrymore nominator and adjudicator for Philadelphia Independence Awards and is currently a freelance theatre critic for Philly Life & Culture and Broadway World Philly.
Resident Music Director, Grant Uhle
Grant Uhle, hailing from Cincinnati, Ohio, holds a Master of Music degree from Temple University. Grant has taught musical theater and classical voice lessons as an Artist in Residence since 2012. Since moving to Philadelphia to study at Temple in 2005, Grant has performed with area theater and opera companies, participated in faculty recitals at Temple, and worked as a teaching artist and music director. Highlights include The Rake's Progress with Curtis Opera Theatre, A Little Night Music at the Arden Theatre Co., Pride and Prejudice with Main Street Musicals, Le Nozze di Figaro with Temple Opera, and Sweeney Todd with Temple Theaters.
Artistic Associate, Jenna Pinchbeck
Jenna Pinchbeck is honored to be a part of the Nightcap team where she proudly contributes her skills as both an actor and photographer. She made her way to Philadelphia by way of NYC and is so happy to be a part of this city's incredible artistic community. Having worked with companies such as Mazeppa Productions, Arden Theatre, 11th Hour Theatre, Walnut Street theatre as both an actor and teaching artist, she is happy to call Philly her new home. With a BFA in Musical Theatre from Shenandoah Conservatory, she is also a producer of The Annual Shenandoah Conservatory Alumni Concert in NYC. As owner of Jenna P Photography and leader of the #UnitedWePlan photo campaign in support of Planned Parenthood, her work can be found at www.jennapphotography.com. Thank you again to Anne Marie and Nate for their undying support, love and performance opportunities!
Artistic Associate, Amanda Jill Robinson
Amanda is grateful to be fostering the joy of theatre among such fine artists and friends. As an actor and musician/composer, she has worked with Theater at Monmouth, Walnut Street Theatre, Act II Playhouse, 1812 Productions, EgoPo Classic Theater, Maukingbird Theatre Co, 11th Hour Theatre Co, Revolution Shakespeare, and Delaware Shakespeare Festival. She is a member of The Greenfield Collective, and one half of the comedy duo, Ruth and Estelle. She holds a BA in Theatre Performance from Susquehanna University. amandajillrobinson.com