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Cabaret in the Courtyard – Great American Songbook

Presented by the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. 

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Cabaret in the Courtyard

Great American Songbook

Cabaret in The Courtyard will begin on Sunday Night, March 21st with “A Look Back: A Celebration of The Great American Songbook”. Join us under the stars as our talented cast and live band perform classics like “Somewhere Over The Rainbow”, “I’ll Be Seeing You”, “Moon River” and “I Only Have Eyes For You”. Socially distanced from others, your party will sit at your own table, enjoying the songs of Cole Porter, Johnny Mercer, Jule Styne, Frank Loesser and more. Order cocktails, drinks and eats from the on site bar, or have them delivered safely to your table. Limited seating available so get your tickets today!


JOSHUA DAVID CAVANAUGH is a San Diego native who recently moved back from NYC. While on the east coast he regularly performed with a group called Shades of Bublé, a Michael Bublé tribute show. He has performed nationally and internationally. Most recently seen in CCAE Theatricals’ Cocktail Hour: Songs of The Rat Pack at The Drive In @ Cal State San Marcos. His regional credits include Plaid Tidings (Rubicon), Treasure Island (Fulton), Light in the Piazza and Sweeney Todd (The Rev), First Date (SDMT and PRiMA), Little Women and Peter and the Starcatcher (The Barn Stage Company), Forever Plaid (Laurie Beechman and Moonlight Amphitheatre), The Untitled John Mayer Project (The Merc), Dracula (The Dio). Joshua holds a BM in Vocal Performance from Chapman University and an MM in Vocal Performance from NYU. He thanks his friends and family for their constant love and support. Instagram: Jcav1017 and JCavPhoto www.joshuadavidcavanaugh.com


SHAINA KNOX, former internationally renowned professional singer performing in venues ranging from cruise ships to mega churches. Now, accountant. She has been a featured artist in many of Jordan and Jeremy’s performances for the last five years and is known for her classical/jazz interpretations. She dedicates this evening’s performance to her Bubbe and Zede, Cherrie and Ron Lubey.



KRISTIN MULLIGAN is so delighted to be singing again! New York credits include: the national tour of Seussical, The Walking Man with Tommy Tune, Bonnie Boylen in Annie, and 4 years performing with the USO Show Troupe, including performances with Blake Shelton, Chris Kristofferson, Scotty McCreery, and Gary Sinise’s Lt. Dan Band. TV & Commercial credits include: promos as Jim Norton’s girlfriend for his EPIX comedy special “American Degenerate”; national commercials for Keurig, Walmart, Disney World, Mohegan Sun Casinos, among others. Much love to my husband, Michael Mulligan (my favorite duet partner!), and our two kids, Pepper (6) and Ford (2).


MICHAEL MULLIGAN – After living in NYC the last few years, life out here in southern California could not be sweeter! Past partnerships include the Disney Company, ABC, NBC, national commercials, Jim Henson Company, Sesame Street, collaborations with Julie Taymor, Tommy Tune, being on the producing end of Broadway’s Bonnie and Clyde, designing off-broadway, and working in television. Total dork and loving every minute of it. Recently starred in the award-winning production of “The Music Man” as Harold Hill alongside his wife Kristin, as “Marian”. Currently working with Lucas Oil as their on-camera talent for their newest products! Thank you to God, and my amazing wife, Kristin, for EVERYTHING! To our incredible children, Pepper and Ford, we love you! Follow me on IG @OfficialMikeMulligan and CaptainCosplay.


ARTHUR L. ROSS – from Costa Mesa, CA lives in NY pursuing his Broadway and Professional Acting Career while working as a Broadway Wardrobe Technician. He is an Artist in Residence with the New Light Theatre Project  where he was Assistant Director to the Off Broadway World Premiere of “Everything is Super Great.” Arthur was an Adjunct Faculty member at Cypress College in the Theatre and Dance Department for over 6 years teaching Hip-Hop & Tap Dance while choreographing and directing numerous Department Productions & Concerts. As a member of AGVA, Arthur performed at Universal Studios Hollywood in the Blues Brothers R&B Revue, and was an atmosphere dancer and face character for over 7 years.
Broadway/Touring: Elf the Musical, Off-Off Broadway: Rex, Regional: Memphis, Shrek, 9 to 5, Rent, Guys & Dolls. Proud Member of A.E.A, AGVA & I.A.T.S.E. Education: MFA in Acting from UNLV & B.A.C. from BGSU.


TAYLOR PECKHAM (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.



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!



Cabaret in The Courtyard is a new monthly cabaret 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).


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