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Jewel Box Revue 2022

Jewel Box Revue 2022

The legendary, gender-bending performance will come to life when Klein & Alvarez Productions, LLC presents “Jewel Box Revue 2022” at IndyFringe Theatre Festival in Indianapolis August 18-September 4.



  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 29, 2021 Media Contact Shannon Samson (317) 999-7088 “CABARET LATINO” SERÁ ESPECTACULAR INDIANAPOLIS — After more than a year of crushing cancellations and darkened theatres, Klein & Alvarez Productions,...

La La Love, a Virtual Valentine

La La Love, a Virtual Valentine

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 25, 2021 Media Contact Shannon Samson (317) 999-7088 LA LA LOVE, A VIRTUAL VALENTINE Homegrown Talent Brings Cabaret Back to Indianapolis (INDIANAPOLIS) — After a year of show cancellations and darkened...

Magic Thread Cabaret 2020 Season

Magic Thread Cabaret 2020 Season

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 9, 2019 Media Contact Shannon Samson (317) 999-7088 MAGIC THREAD CABARET 2020 SEASON Seasoned Artists and New Faces Create a Magnetic and Diverse Lineup (INDIANAPOLIS) — Klein & Alvarez Productions,...



  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 23, 2019 Media Contact Shannon Samson (317) 999-7088 SINGING STREISAND Cabaret Revue Pays Homage to an Icon (Carmel, Ind.) — In a career spanning six decades, there is no one like the incomparable Barbra...



  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 5, 2019 Media Contact Shannon Samson (317) 999-7088 DIVAS WILL DAZZLE AT FRINGE FESTIVAL “Les Chanteuses” Celebrates Legendary Women of Color (INDIANAPOLIS) — Klein and Alvarez Productions, LLC is proud to...

Magic Thread Cabaret Announces 2019 Season

Magic Thread Cabaret Announces 2019 Season

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 11, 2019 (Carmel, Ind.) — Klein & Alvarez Productions, LLC is delighted to follow its successful inaugural season with another carefully curated lineup for 2019 of diverse and dynamic artists, all of whom have ties to...


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“On the Aisle with Tom Alvarez” arts & entertainment blog

A Streetcar Named Desire

“Neighbors and strangers: Catalyst Repertory puts ‘Streetcar’ in our faces,” Jay Harvey Upstage, March 5, 2023

“’A Streetcar Named Desire’ at IndyFringe Basile Theatre,” A Seat on the Aisle, March 5, 2023

“Catalyst creates outstanding ‘Streetcar’,” Plays With John & Wendy, March 8, 2023

“Thoughts on Betty Rage Production’s ‘Collective Rage: A Play in Five Betties’ and Catalyst Repertory’s ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’,”, March 8, 2023

“Broadway’s Leading Ladies: A Tribute,” IndyFringe Festival 2018

“IndyFringe Festival: ‘Broadway’s Leading Ladies,'” Indianapolis Theater Reviews, August 19, 2018

“‘Broadway’s Leading Ladies: A Tribute’ Take a Bow,” IndyFringe Talks, August 19, 2018

“What’s on stages around Indy in August,” Indy Style, WISH-TV, August 16, 2018

“Everything was well done – the staging, the costuming, the three singers, Austin (in nicely embellishing his part), the three musicians, including Dustin who is not only a great pianist but a really good showman, which we also heard others comment upon. The spontaneous standing ovation was well deserved. Congratulations on another winning production!” — Frank Basile, arts philanthropist & patron, August 19, 2018

“If you like showtunes and I LOVE showtunes you’ll have a blast with this show. Tom Alvarez and Dustin Klein have filled a void with this one. Additionally, watching Dustin’s musicianship and how he breathes with the actor is worth the price of admission. ” — Ty Stover, StageQuest Indy Facebook page, August 18, 2018

Magic Thread Cabaret

“Magic Thread Cabaret releases 2020 lineup,” Current in Carmel, December 16, 2019

“Magic Thread Cabaret Announces 2020 Season,” Broadway World, December 9, 2019

“Magic Thread Cabaret sets shows at The Cat,” Current in Carmel, February 25, 2019

“Magic Thread Cabaret Announces Its 2019 Season,” Broadway World, February 13, 2019

“Magic Thread Cabaret comes to Carmel,” Hamilton County Reporter

Sophisticated Giving Charity Register 2018, page 91

“Cabaret & Calder: A Celebration,” Sophisticated Living Indianapolis, March-April, 2018, page 124

“New cabaret featuring local talent puts Indy one step closer to becoming a cabaret mecca,” IndyStar, March 1, 2018

“Art Patrons Support Magic Thread Cabaret,” Current in Carmel, January 30, 2018

“Magic Thread Cabaret to Become Resident Company at The Cat,” Current in Carmel, December 29, 2017

“Roundup: Cabaret theater’s new name…” Indianapolis Business Journal, September 6, 2017

Lucas DeBard in “I’ll Take Romance”

“What’s on Indy stages this holiday season,” Indy Style, WISH-TV, November 21, 2017

“DeBard to showcase romantic songs,” Current in Carmel, November 14, 2017

Les Chanteuses

“Magic Thread Cabaret’s ‘Les Chanteuses’ at Fonseca Theatre” A Seat On the Aisle, February 15, 2020

“Celebrate Black History Month With Les Chanteuses” Broadway World, January 22, 2020

“Les Chanteuses Really are THE Singers!” IndyFringe Talks, August 18, 2019

“LES CHANTEUSES Announced At IndyFringe Festival,” Broadway World, August 8, 2019

Melissa Schott: The Key of Me

“Magic Thread Cabaret presents Indiana native Melissa Schott,” Indy Style, WISH-TV, Nov. 15, 2018

“Night & Day diversions,” Current in Carmel, November 12, 2018

“What’s on stage in November?” Indy Style, WISH-TV, November 8, 2018

“Melissa Schott Returns to Indiana,” Broadway World, November 6, 2018

“Magic Thread Cabaret presents Schott,” Current in Carmel, November 5, 2018

Katy Gentry: “Judy Garland LIVE!”

“Katy Gentry: Judy Garland LIVE!” at The District Theatre
“Indy theaters offer up classic shows for the holiday season,” Indy Style, WISH-TV, Nov. 21, 2018

“Dick Wolfsie visits the ‘Off-Off-Broadway of Carmel,” WISH-TV, July 7, 2018

“Gentry brings Judy Garland to life to on Carmel stage,” Journal Review, June 6, 2018

“Gentry channels Judy Garland again in Magic Thread Cabaret performances,” Current, June 25, 2018

“‘Katy Gentry – Judy Garland Live’ at The Cat,” A Seat on the Aisle, July 7, 2018

Keith Potts in “Here I am”

“Magic Thread Cabaret presents Keith Potts,” Indy Style, WISH-TV, February 26, 2018

“Priority list includes western films, romantic ‘Bridges,’ more,” Indianapolis Business Journal, February 25, 2018

“Magic Cabaret show features Potts,” Current in Carmel, February 16, 2018

“What’s on Indy stages this weekend,” Indy Style, WISH-TV, February 1, 2018

“New year, new shows opening in Indy,” Indy Style, WISH-TV, January 4, 2018

Calder, The Musical

“Calder, The Musical” CD For Sale

“2017 Most Impressive Theatre Awards – Part 1,” A Seat on the Aisle, December 17, 2017

“A preview at upcoming Indy performances,” Indy Style, WISH-TV, June 22, 2017

“Composer Dustin Klein Reflects on ‘Calder, The Musical,'” On the Aisle with Tom Alvarez, March 16, 2017

“Calder, The Musical,” The Weekly View, Eastside Voice, February 2, 2017

 “‘Calder, the Musical’ at IndyFringe Theatre,” A Seat on the Aisle, January 28, 2017

 ” …Calder the Musical…” The Art of the Matter, WFYI,  January 21, 2017

“A performance from ‘Calder, The Musical,'” Indy Style, WISH-TV, January 17, 2017

“Upcoming Shows: ‘Calder, the Musical’ at IndyFringe Theatre,'” A Seat on the Aisle, January 2, 2017

“Don’t Miss Out See Calder The Musical,” IndyFringe Talks, August 21, 2016

“‘Calder, The Musical’ Benefit,” Sophisticated Living Indianapolis, July-Aug. 2016, page 130

“Cast for ‘Calder, the Musical,'” A Seat on the Aisle, March 25, 2016

“Even More on ‘Calder, the Musical,'” A Seat on the Aisle, February 17, 2016

“Keep an eye out for this upcoming happening: a new musical!” A Seat on the Aisle, January 26, 2016