Keith Potts will show off his vast variety of musical skills.
“It’s a traditional cabaret-style show,” Potts said. “I sing a lot of songs, but I also tell some stories, crack some jokes. It tells a little bit about my life, about my career as well as some songs I love to sing.”
Magic Thread Cabaret will present “Keith Potts: Here I Am” at The Cat Theatre, 254 Veterans Way, Carmel, March 2 and 3. The shows are 7 and 9:30 p.m. each night. The show is 90 minutes including a 15-minute intermission.
Potts, who lives in Indianapolis just across from the Carmel line, appeared in Actors Theatre of Indiana’s “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” this month.
“It’s a busy beginning of the year for me, but busy with all the things I love to do,” Potts said.
This is the first Magic Thread Cabaret production held at The Cat. Magic Thread Cabaret’s producing partners are Dustin Klein and Tom Alvarez.
“I’m excited with the Songbook Academy at The Palladium nearby. There is already a fan base for this style,” Potts said.
The songs will cover a variety of music.
“There is some classic Songbook-style Broadway, songs from movie musicals, contemporary Broadway shows and television,” Potts said.
Potts said he likes to sing songs that he wouldn’t traditionally sing in a musical theater context.
“So, I sing songs that are written for characters much older than me or for a female character,” Potts said. “One of my favorite musicals is ‘Gypsy,’ and I’ll be singing ‘Everything’s Coming Up Roses’ from that show. I’m also doing a sonata featuring cello and piano to give my voice a break. I started playing cello when I was 10 years old, so that’s something I’m excited to incorporate into this show.”
Potts, 28, will be accompanied by a three-piece band.
“Throughout the show, I’ll be playing cello, violin, guitar and mandolin at different parts of the show,” Potts said. “So, it’s a variety of different parts of my musical career.”
Potts, who grew up in Chicago, attended the Boston Conservatory of Music. He teaches private lessons as well as group theater classes for Jr. Civic Theatre.
For more, visit thecattheatre.com.