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Cabaret in the Courtyard – The Songs of Stevie Wonder & Ray Charles

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Presented by the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. Generously sponsored by KPBS

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Cabaret in the Courtyard

The SONGS of Stevie Wonder & Ray Charles

Cabaret in the Courtyard returns on August 20th & 22nd with The Music of Stevie Wonder & Ray Charles! Featuring some of the greatest hits by two of the most legendary songwriters of our time, this show is not to be missed! Be sure to get your tickets soon, as our shows have been selling out within hours of going on sale! Sir Duke will be waiting for you! Other tunes you can expect to hear include Superstition, Ribbon In The Sky, Georgia On My Mind, I Can’t Stop Loving You, Night Time Is The Right Time, and many 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.

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


BRYAN BARBARIN is grateful to be performing in front of a live audience again. He was last seen in the roles of Eddie/Dr. Scott in CCAE Theatricals’ The Rocky Horror Picture Show Drive-In Experience at Cal State San Marcos last October. He has been a stage actor for over 15 years and now spends his time playing in two international touring bands. To him live art is the pinnacle of human expression and he’s pleased as punch sharing that experience with you. Rock on!

DEDRICK BONNER – Hailing from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Dedrick Bonner is now, a Los Angeles artist who has made a career out of being the industry’s  “Go to” man for all things musical. Dedrick started out as a solo performer, playing at opera & theatre houses around the globe. He soon realized that behind the scenes is where he thrived, and thus quickly made the transition. With that transition, he as acted as vocal coach/back-ground vocalist to artists such as Beyonce, Dolly Parton, BTS, the late Natalie Cole, Stevie Wonder, Jennifer Hudson, Fantasia, Ryan Gosling and Kristin Chenoweth. He has also acted as Musical Director for major projects, such as this year’s 2021 Squarespace Super Bowl ad; featuring Dolly Parton, Proctor & Gamble’s 2019 Super Bowl ad,  Old Navy’s 2018 holiday ad, and The Preachers; on Fox 11, alongside Bill Geddie.

KEVIN “BLAX” BURROUGHS is a performer, director, choreographer and lighting designer. Performance Credits: Armand/Once On This Island, Victor & Adrian/Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Benny/In The Heights, Seaweed/Hairspray, Flick/Violet, The Wiz/The Wiz, Judas/Jesus Christ Superstar, Enjolras/Les Miserables, Henry/Next To Normal and others. Directorial Credits: Carrie, Next To Normal, James…Giant Peach Songs For A New World. Choreographer Credits: Little Shop Of Horrors, In The Heights, Carrie, Legally Blonde, All Shook Up, James…Giant Peach, Matilda, The Addams Family, Hairspray, The Wiz and others. Select Lighting Design credits: The Addams Family, Legally Blonde, All Shook Up, Matilda, Wizard of Oz, James…Giant Peach, Next To Normal, The Little Mermaid and his favorite, Carrie. He has worked with companies such as New Village Arts Theatre, Moonlight Stage Productions, San Diego Repertory Theatre, Cygnet Theatre, UCSD, Southwestern College, Lamb’s Players Theatre, LEGOLAND California Resort, and more. He is a Co-Founder of Teatro San Diego. Instagram: @kevinblaxburroughs @teatrosandiego

CHRISTOPHER MOSLEY is thrilled and grateful to be working with CCAE Theatricals once again. Recently trained in CSUF’s BFA Musical Theatre program, Christopher Mosley’s credits include KINKY BOOTS (Angel),  DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID (Sebastian), CRY BABY (Dupree), THE WILD PARTY (Black), SISTER ACT(TJ), and working abroad with AIDA CRUISE LINES. Christopher wants to send love and thanks to his friends and family for all their continuous support. Christophermosley.com @magiccmosley

CORNELIUS JONES JR. currently lives in Los Angeles as a performer, yoga instructor, and wellness coach. Most recently, Cornelius guest starred on HBOMAX’s GENERATION as the fabulous Tequila Mockingbird. He has been featured in Cosmopolitan and OK Magazines alongside student and client, Actress-Entrepreneur Jessica Alba (co-founder of The Honest Company). Pre-pandemic Cornelius was dancing with Oprah Winfrey on her 2020 Vision Tour in partnership with WW. In addition, Cornelius is a veteran performer of NYC’s Broadway theater scene having performed in shows such as The Lion King, Thou Shalt Not, and Smokey Joe’s Café. He can also be seen performing in the LA and San Diego theater communities, with a more notable starring performance as Lola in 3D Theatricals 2020 production of Kinky Boots the Musical and he earned a San Diego Theater Critics Circle Nomination for his portrayal of Sweaty Eddie in Moonlight Stage’s production of Sister Act. When Cornelius is offstage and out of the yoga studio, he works independently for a variety of small businesses & sober living facilities providing the services of yoga, mindful movement and education, and creative writing. Visit Cornelius online: corneliusjonesjr.com

ALLEN EVERMAN (Guest Musical Director) is one of Southern California’s most sought after musical directors and accompanists and has conducted over 50 Broadway-caliber shows. He is known to CCAE audiences from his frequent appearances as part of the cast of The Piano Men. In additional to being a member of the music department staff at Citrus College, Allen also serves as Musical Coordinator at St. Dorothy Parish in Glendora.  As a professional actor and singer, Allen has performed leading roles in theatrical productions at La Mirada Performing Arts Center, 3D Theatricals, The Chance Theatre in Anaheim and the Welk Resort Theatre in Escondido.  He has had the good fortune to work with such ‘greats’ as Sutton Foster, Carol Burnett, Eden Espinosa, Anthony Rapp, and Bobby Rydell.

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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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