A NAGLY Cabaret
Critically Acclaimed Shows ... Up Close & Personal
A NAGLY Cabaret
DATE Sunday, April 19, 2020
TIME 4:30PM (Doors 4:00PM)
9 Wallis (see map & parking)
9 Wallis Street
Beverly, MA 01915
Venue Details
Abigail Whitney Smith
Wes Hunter
Todd McNeel, Jr.
Jass Bianchi

To honor Executive Director, Steve Harrington's decade of service to LGBTQ+ youth all over the North Shore, we-at NAGLY-are thrilled to present the first ever 'A NAGLY Cabaret!' This event will feature some of the most talented LGBTQ+ vocal artists from throughout the Boston area, performing in styles from musical theatre to hip hop, opera to jazz.

You don't want to miss this!

Singers include: Abigail Whitney Smith, Wes Hunter, Todd McNeel, Jr. and Jass Bianchi.

Abigail Whitney Smith, Soprano

Massachusetts native Abigail Whitney Smith is quickly gaining recognition as a dynamic singing actress. For the '19-20 season, Ms. Smith makes debuts across opera, recital, and musical theatre with Aural Compass Projects and Lowell House Opera. Abigail has performed with Opera Hub, Mass Opera, Seaglass Theater Company, Boston Lyric Opera and Tri-Cities Opera. Abigail received her MM in Opera Performance from Binghamton University and her BM in Vocal Performance from Boston University. Ms. Smith is an avid musical theatre crossover artist and openly LGBT performer. She is based in Boston and currently studies with Dr. Rebecca Folsom

Wes Hunter, Tenor

Praised for his "drama, heart, and shining tone," Wes Hunter recently debuted his solo cabaret to a sold-out audience at Club Cafê in Boston's Napoleon Room, featuring various selections from musical theatre composers. Operatic credits include leading roles in Mozart's Don Giovanni, Rossini's Le Comte Ory, Verdi's La Traviata, Handel's Alcina, Rossini's L'Italiana in Algeri, and Adamo's Little Women. An avid interpreter of new repertoire, Hunter has performed new works with Beth Morrison Projects, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, International Contemporary Ensemble, and Odyssey Opera, MassOpera, and Boston Opera Collaborative, including working with acclaimed composer Nico Muhly in Boston.

Todd McNeel, Jr., Baritone

A versatile artist commended for his "tower of strength" stage presence and "powerful voice" (Theatre Mirror), McNeel is a singer of the operatic and musical theatre repertoire. He is a member of the American Spiritual Ensemble — a group whose primary mission is to keep the American Negro spiritual alive and to share dynamic repertoire that highlights the Black experience. Recent credits include Gloriana (Odyssey Opera), Norma (Boston Lyric Opera), Le Nozze di Figaro (Boston Opera Collaborative), Tuck Everlasting (Umbrella Stage Company), Freedom Ride (MassOpera/Chicago Opera Theater), Pagliacci (Boston Lyric Opera), Assassins (Arts After Hours), Ragtime (Wheelock Family Theatre and The Company Theatre), 1776 (New Repertory Theatre), Porgy and Bess (Princeton Opera), Little Women (MassOpera), Coal Creek (Hartford Opera Theatre), Brother Nat (Emerson Paramount Theatre), and Turandot (Cincinnati Opera). McNeel is a recipient of the prestigious Emerging Talent Artist award from the Kurt Weill Foundation/Lotte Lenya Competition for his performances in opera and musical theatre. When not on stage, he is the Digital Account Manager at Boston Magazine. Instagram: @toddy_mack



9 Wallis
9 Wallis Street, Beverly MA - next to the Larcom Theatre
National Touring Artists
Regular performances by national touring artists
9 Wallis Stage
Comfortable cabaret-style seating at elegant tables
Crescent shaped solid oak bar
Crescent shaped solid oak bar
Fine Wines, Local Craft Beers, Specialty Cocktails & Top Shelf Spirits
Serving Fine Wines, Local Craft Beers, Specialty Cocktails & Top Shelf Spirits
Corky Laing and his band
Intimate entertainment up close and personal
Henri Smith Mardi Gras Concert
Feel like you're part of the band
Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul & Mary
5-time Grammy winner Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul & Mary leads the crowd in song
J. Geils Band Founding Member Danny Klein's Full House
J. Geils Band Founding Member Danny Klein's Full House NYE 2019 SOLD OUT
Jon Butcher's SOLD OUT CD Release Concert at 9 Wallis
Jon Butcher's SOLD OUT CD Release Concert at 9 Wallis
9 Wallis Stage
High-Five from Grammy-nominee Jon Butcher [photo by Michael Sparks Keegan]
Eric Gales SOLD OUT SHOW at 9 Wallis
Eric Gales SOLD OUT SHOW at 9 Wallis
Barry Goudreau (formerly of BOSTON) and his new band, Engine Room NYE 2020 SOLD OUT
Barry Goudreau(L), Brian Maes(R)
Barry Goudreau(L), Brian Maes(R)
Ronnie Baker Brooks
Chicago Blues Legend RONNIE BAKER BROOKS
Kat Riggins and her Blues Revival
Miami's KAT RIGGINS and her Blues Revival
Henri Smith Mardi Gras Concert w/ Grammy-winners Charles Neville & Amadee Castenell
Henri Smith Mardi Gras Concert w/ Grammy-winners CHARLES NEVILLE & AMADEE CASTENELL
Barrence Whitfield with former Savages
Local Soul Star BARRENCE WHITFIELD and former Savages rock a sold-out crowd! [photo: Ted Reed]
Rock Legend Corky Laing of MOUNTAIN
Rock Legend Corky Laing of MOUNTAIN kicks off his 2017 US Tour at 9 Wallis
British Blues/Rock pioneer Kim Simmonds & Savoy Brown CD Release Concert
Savoy Brown CD Release Concert
Pousette-Dart Band
Folk-Rock Legends Pousette-Dart Band SOLD OUT show!
Gary Hoey
Rock Guitar God Gary Hoey's SOLD OUT Show!
Davy Knowles w/ Johnny A.
Davy Knowles SOLD OUT Show with surprise guest Johnny A.
James Montgomery 70th Birthday Bash
JAMES MONTGOMERY's 70th Birthday Bash Special Guests Christine Ohlman & Shor'ty Billups Veterans Benefit | 2 Sold Out Shows
Mud Morganfield
Duke Robillard
Roomful of Blues founder DUKE ROBILLARD
Rev. Bennett
The Rev. Andre Bennett speaks at Beverly's Martin Luther King Community Breakfast JANUARY 2018
Roomful of Blues
5 Time Grammy Nominees Roomful of Blues at our Grand Opening APRIL 1 2017
Quentin Callewaert
Young Rising Star Quentin Callewaert at our Grand Opening APRIL 1 2017
Appetizers for a private party
Parties transform into Nightclub-Style Dancing

About 17 miles north of Boston, award-winning 9 Wallis is a gorgeous, fully restored, historic location conveniently situated in the heart of Downtown Beverly's Arts District at 9 Wallis Street, right next to the Larcom Theatre -- less than half a mile from the Beverly Depot rail station and 3 miles from Route 128, with plenty of nearby parking (see map).

In April 2017, after 4 years of presenting over a hundred shows at Beverly's Larcom Theatre (featuring Grammy-winners, Rock & Roll Hall of Famers and platinum recording artist), gimmeLIVE's owners Peter and Vickie Van Ness, transformed 9 Wallis into the most intimate, elegant, fully air conditioned listening room north of Boston with comfortable seating at tables, plus food & beverage service offering fine wines, local craft beers, specialty cocktails (featuring local distilleries and all-natural juices) and top-shelf spirits.

In August 2018, Peter and Vickie were presented with the Boston Blues Society's Keeping the Blues Alive Award for their work at 9 Wallis.

Because of its beautifully restored, tremendously flexible space with the best dance floor on Boston's North Shore, 9 Wallis has become a favorite venue for fundraisers, private parties and corporate events. Local charities have raised thousands of dollars at 9 Wallis (see examples). With world-class entertainment, an event can begin as a cocktail party or fully seated dinner...then transform into a nightclub-style dance party with concert quality sound and stage lighting.

CLICK HERE if you'd like someone to contact you about raising money for your charity. CLICK HERE if you want to book a party or corporate event.

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There is plenty of nearby parking at 7 lots from 150 feet away to 3 blocks away. Lots are 25 Cents/Hour (see map). Street parking is more. All parking is FREE after 8pm and on Sundays.

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MIKE BISHOP GROUP Pousette-Dart Band J.P. Soars and the Red Hots J. GEILS BAND founding member DANNY KLEIN'S FULL HOUSE Shaw Davis and The Black Ties | Special Guest Tyler Morris Gina Sicilia BARRENCE WHITFIELD VICTOR WAINWRIGHT and The Train STEVE SWEENEY and Friends Deric Dyer Rockin' the House with Megan Wolf and Tim Pike Corky Laing's Mountain Megan Wolf Presents Amy Winehouse Paul Nelson Band ALBERT CASTIGLIA Delta Generators DEADBEAT Fundraiser for Salem Sound Coastwatch Spirit of the King Elvis Show in Worcester Spirit of the King Elvis Show in Beverly The Fools Grits and Groceries Orchestra ANTHONY GOMES JAMES MONTGOMERY 50th Anniversary Celebration