A series of three concerts called the Speakeasy Cabaret will transform the stage of the Lucas Theatre into a lounge straight from the 1920s.
Debuting June 13, the first Speakeasy Cabaret will feature live jazz and cabaret music. On June 20, Velvet Caravan will present Gypsy swing, and on June 27, Broadway cabaret will be performed.
The bar will be open during all three performances, with hors d'oeurves available.
Roger Moss is one of three singers who will perform at the first event.
"It's very interesting," he says. "People will actually sit on stage, and the performers will also be on stage. I'll be doing songs from the American Songbook - some Mercer, some Gershwin."
"We wanted to offer something different for the summer - something laid-back and fun," says house manger Alyssa Couturier. "It's going to be very casual.
"Right now, we're just starting off with three Thursdays in June," she says. "If people like them, we will continue them througout the summer."
No more than 100 people will be admitted to each Speakeasy Cabaret.
"It's a different experience than people normally get at the Lucas," Couturier says.
"It's a more intimate event. People are going to go down the alleyway and enter through one of the stage exit doors and come up onto the stage.
"There will be a dance floor, a bar and small cocktail tables," she says. "It's going to be a speakeasy-type atmosphere."
IF YOU GO
What: Speakeasy Cabaret with live jazz and cabaret music
When: 8 p.m. June 13. The doors will open at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St.
Cost: $20 general admission, $10 for students, at the door. There are no advance tickets and entrance is limited to the first 100 people.