our story

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!”


our mission

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.


our company

Founding 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.


Co-Artistic Director, William Connell

Bio Coming Soon.


Co-Artistic Director, Janine Merolla

Janine Merolla has a masters in Theatre Education from Emerson College. She currently works as Education Director at Wolf Performing Arts Center, a nonprofit children's theatre organization in Bryn Mawr, PA. She has been a teaching artist with the Walnut Street Theatre, Theatre Horizon, the Wilma Theatre and Philadelphia Young Playwrights. She has been in actor in Philadelphia, Boston and New Jersey, though she considers herself an educator first. Prior to being a co-artistic director, she has been in several cabarets at Nightcap, (including one she wrote herself called Good Grief) and in the audience for MANY more! 

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.


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