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Cabaret in the Courtyard – When You Wish: The Music of Disney

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Cabaret in the Courtyard

When You Wish: The Music of Disney

Walt Disney has been behind some of the most memorable films of all time, and some of the longest running Broadway musicals too! Music has always played an integral part in the long running success of their movies and stage shows.

From Beauty and The Beast to The Little Mermaid, to The Lion King and the most recent box office sensations Frozen and Frozen 2! Bring the whole family to Cabaret in the Courtyard on July 24th & 25th for When You Wish: The Music of Disney, celebrating some of the greatest songs to ever be written for the screen and stage. Featuring material by Alan Menken, Stephen Schwartz, Bobby & Kristen Lopez, Lin-Manuel Miranda, The Sherman Brothers and more!


Enjoy a full “cabaret” experience with Cabaret Charcuterie available as an add-on at the time of ticket purchase or on the night of the event. 

Cabaret Charcuterie Board
Assortment of finely-cured Italian meats, artisan cheeses, fruit, nuts and baguette

Receive 20% off your Cabaret Charcuterie to compliment your Cabaret experience if you pre-purchase at ticket checkout!

Other lite-bites will be available for purchase at Cabaret in the Courtyard the evening of the show.

Cabaret shows will begin at 6:00 PM for a twilight entertainment experience.  Table seating begins at 5:00 PM. Tables seat 2-4 guests.

Seating is extremely limited – buy tickets before the show sells out!


TATIANA MONIQUE ALVAREZ is a Los Angeles based Cuban, Puerto Rican actor, singer, and dancer.  She has performed all across Southern California in theatrical productions, and theme parks and most recently was seen as Columbia in The Rocky Horror Picture Show Drive-In Experience at The Drive-In @ Cal State San Marcos produced by CCAE Theatricals. Other credits include West Side Story (Moonlight Amphitheatre), Newsies (McCoy Rigby Entertainment), Mamma Mia (3D Theatricals), and Beauty and the Beast (Performance Riverside). She also appeared all across the country in the National Tour of Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical (McCoy Rigby Entertainment). Her theme park credits include Knott’s Berry Farm’s Snoopy’s Boysenberry Jamboree and their Christmas Spectacular Home For The Holidays, as well as Fantasmic! at the Disneyland Resort where she portrayed Ariel from The Little Mermaid. She graduated from Fullerton College with a major in Theatre Arts. Tatiana is represented by DDO Artist Agency and Triniti Management.

SANLYN CARTER is so grateful to be able to be a part of that Disney Magic again in this cabaret! She was last seen as Princess Tiana in Mickey and the Magical Map at the Disneyland Resort. She kept busy during the pandemic by participating in Samson: The Wrestling Musical Cabaret’ and Ecclesiastes: The Circle of Life Cabaret, written/directed by Dustin Ceithamer and produced by Melissa Mollner. Sanlyn also appeared Off Broadway in Dustin’s Revelation the Musical also produced by Melissa. Her favorite roles include, LegoFriend Andrea at Legoland CA, and Narrator in Joseph….Dreamcoat. She was proud to sing the National Anthem at the Padres Stadium and she also choreographs and teaches dance in the Inland Empire and runs a successful voice studio. Sanlyn would love to thank her family for listening to her countless vocal warm-ups and for supporting her every step of the way. And most importantly, she wants to thank God for sustaining her and for trusting her with these gifts.

JACOB HAREN was born and raised in San Diego, CA. Select credits include: Elder White in The Book of Mormon (Broadway & National Tour), Rock of Ages (Las Vegas), Up Here (La Jolla Playhouse, world premiere), How the Grinch Stole Christmas (The Old Globe), Frank Abagnale Jr. in Catch Me If You Can (Moonlight Stage Productions & Musical Theatre West). Jacob produces his own Youtube Channel “Me+You+Disney+” where he reacts to content on Disney Plus with friends and actors of their respective Disney shows, as well as his one-man show “Pure Imagination” that explores the realities and irrealities of a life in performance. He holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from UC Irvine. @jacobdharen

SARAH HINRICHSEN is so unbelievably excited to be home and performing in California! A New York transplant, she spent the last year (pre world shutdown!) touring to more than half the country leading the First National tour of Escape to Margaritaville as Rachel. Prior to touring, she lived in New York performing Off-Broadway and in multiple concerts (Broadway in Bryant Park, Fleet Week, Broadway Barks) and Pre-Broadway workshops. A proud Oklahoma City University Graduate, She has worked in regional theatres across the country as Katherine Plummer (Newsies), Jo March (Little Women), Gabrielle (Cinderella), and many more. She spent the last year earning her license in Holistic Nutrition, writing music for “Friendship Bridge” – a non profit organization working to empower women in Guatemala to start up businesses, perfecting her granola recipe, authoring a cookbook, and hanging out with her 3 beagles. Next month, she’ll head back out on the road with Escape to Margaritaville, but cannot imagine a better ending to this chapter in CA than singing some Disney songs with amazing people! Thanks to her family as always, and Jordan Beck for the opportunity to share some Disney magic here tonight!

PABLO ROSSIL is excited to return to live performing with Cabaret in the Courtyard. After a few years of musical theatre performance in the Southern California region, Pablo shifted his focus to producing. Amongst many exciting projects is his Swingin’ With series, which recently debuted 2 albums: Swingin’ With The Mouse and Swingin’ With The Music Of Broadway. Both of those albums can be found on www.swinginmusic.com and wherever you stream your music.

TAYLOR PECKHAM (Resident Musical Director) After spending the last 3 years working in NYC, Taylor is thrilled to be back in his hometown of San Diego making music with his west coast pals. Having been lucky enough to work with Jeremy & Jordan many times over the years, Taylor is overjoyed to have the chance to join them again here, at their new CCAE home.

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Cabaret in The Courtyard is a monthly concert series from the team behind Cabaret at The Merc. For 8 years, Producers Jordan Beck and J. Scott Lapp brought the very best of Broadway to the intimate historic venue in Old Town Temecula. Now part of the CCAE family, the duo is launching an exciting new series of monthly cabarets which will take place in the courtyard directing behind the Center Theater. Patrons will come to enjoy a more romantic, upscale atmosphere seated at cocktail tables with food and drink service available starting 1-hour before the performance. Individual tables can be purchased for groups of 2 or 4 (COVID-SAFE).

Buy tickets online (below), or at the Center ticket office, or by calling 800.988.4253. The ticket office is open Tue. – Sat. 12–6 PM, and Sun. 12–5 PM.

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