Founded by legendary entertainers Erin Schwab and Jay Fuchs,

Cabaret Camp is a fun and collaborative program that gives you the opportunity to be the performer you’ve always wanted to be.

What will you do at Cabaret Camp?

First and foremost, you will perform in a CABARET SHOW. Shows take place in some of the best performance venues in the Twin Cities, including Crooners Lounge and Supper Club, the Nicollet Island Inn, and Birch’s on the Lake. These fabulous clubs are also where Erin and Jay do many of their shows. 

In preparation for the show, you will participate in three exciting WORKSHOPS conducted by Erin and Jay. Great fun, and a chance to bond with other performers.

In addition, you will receive two PRIVATE LESSONS with Jay at his home studio. This is where you get lots of personal attention.


  • You will perform at least two songs (more if time allows).

  • Jay will be your piano player, and in some instances will provide harmony and/or background vocals.

  • Tickets will be sold for the show. Because of faithful friends and family, and fans of Cabaret Camp, shows nearly always sell out! 


  • Erin and Jay will coach you and help you develop your own personal sound. 

  • You will learn the value and power of song lyrics!

  • Erin and Jay will demonstrate and share their various approaches to cabaret performance.

  • All participants share their ideas and observations, creating a strong, supportive community.  


  • You will receive two 45-minute private lessons with Jay. 

  • Together you will pick out and rehearse the songs for the show.

  • Jay will work with you on musical phrasing, vocal technique, tone quality, and text expression.

  • He will also put your songs in the right keys, so that you sound like you! 

Erin Schwab

Celebrated musical entertainer, actress, TV and radio personality, and music theater director


  • Rosie in "Mama Mia!", at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts

  • King Herod in “Jesus Christ Superstar”, at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts

  • Crooner’s Lounge and Supper Club, Cabaret with Jay Fuchs

  • The Jason Show, KMSP – Fox 9, frequent guest and audience motivation leader

  • Featured performer with the Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus

  • Musical director for Ashland Productions, SteppingStone Theatre for Youth Development, Apple  Valley High School, and many more

Jay Fuchs "Dr. Jay"

Renowned entertainer, music director, and music educator

  • Erin and Jay Cabaret, 20 plus years

  • Piano Bar at Nye’s Bar

  • Music director for Governor Tim Walz’s Inauguration Ball, The Charlie Awards, US Foods Awards Ball, Basilica of Saint Mary Annual Fund Raiser, and many more 

  • Music Theory Teacher at IPR College of Creative Arts

  • Music Theory Department Head at McNally Smith College of Music (27 years)

  • Ph.D. in Music Theory and Composition from the University of Minnesota

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Some Past Camps

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Sign up for Cabaret Camp and join our 

beautiful family of performers and friends!