Club Cumming On The Coast

Club Cumming on the Coast

Join us this summer as award-winning actor, singer, philanthropist, LGBTQ+ advocate and nightclub owner, Alan Cumming brings his East Village cabaret bar, Club Cumming, to the Kennebunkport Inn.

Launching Memorial Day weekend, this seasonal outpost will feature a rotating roster of talent, personally curated by Cumming and his team, who will perform Friday and Saturday evenings on a replica of the East Village venue’s “postage stamp-sized” stage.  Entertainment will range from theater world stars to piano-bar showtunes, drag performances to jazz acts and more.  In addition to bringing world class entertainers to Maine’s storied summer colony, Club Cumming on the Coast has partnered with  The Actors Fund to support the national human service organization’s ongoing effort to support those arts professionals who have been especially impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.  Since March 18, 2020, The Actors Fund has provided more than $20 million in emergency financial assistance to thousands of individuals across all 50 states and Puerto Rico.

During the month of June, Club Cumming on the Coast will honor Pride Month with a series of special programs, hotel packages and experiences celebrating LGBTQPIA+ visibility.  Highlights include an exclusive partnership with the stylish, New England-based footwear leader Sperry to showcase the brand’s latest Pride Collection featuring design elements inspired by the LGBTQ+ flags.

Starting May 28, shows will occur weekly, Friday and Saturday from 6-7:30p. Reservations made during the performances will require a food & beverage minimum of $75 per person, with a portion of the proceeds going to The Actors Fund. If you would like to make a reservation for Club Cumming, please select “Outdoor Dining” between 5-6pm. Please note: in the case of inclement weather, performances will be moved indoors and reservations will be accommodated.

Tables at Club Cumming on the Coast are going fast! Make your reservations via OpenTable today, or email dining@kennebunkportinn.com to be added to the waitlist.

John Riddle:
July 23 + 24, 2021

John Riddle can currently be seen as Raoul in Broadway’s The Phantom of the Opera.  He originated the roles of Hans in Disney’s Frozen and Young Anton in The Visit on Broadway opposite Broadway legend, Chita Rivera.  His other credits include Evita (1st National Tour), Ahrens and Flaherty’s Little Dancer at the Kennedy Center, and My Paris at Long Wharf Theatre. He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Follow him on Instagram @thejohnriddle.  

Sasha Pierce Davenport:
August 6 + 7, 2021

Best known for her live vocals, Sasha Davenport was born from the New York City stage. A daughter in the Haus of Davenport, she carries on the family name through her performance quality, powerhouse vocals and comically entertaining hosting skills. “A Sasha Davenport Affair” is an evening of song inspired by Broadway and Jazz.  Sasha has left her unique mark on the NYC Drag scene and is excited to sing for you. Photo Credit: Michael Muenchow

Seth Sikes:
August 13 + 14, 2021

The New York Times called cabaret singer Seth Sikes “A hit with audiences and critics alike.” He regularly performs in Manhattan with a full band for sold-out houses at Feinstein’s/54 Below. His debut show, Seth Sikes Sings Judy Garland, was awarded Broadway World’s Best Tribute Show Award. Besides Judy Garland, he has also performed the songs of Liza Minnelli, Bernadette Peters, and recently debuted a show dedicated to the 1920’s. He is also the Associate Director of The Band’s Visit (Broadway and National Tour) and many other productions. His viral music video parodies, created during the pandemic and set on Fire Island, have been viewed by hundreds of thousands online. Photo Credit: Mitch Zachary

 

EJ Garlands + Carolyn Bagley:
August 20 + 21, 2021

Would you have guessed it? EJ’s not the only musical member of the family. His sister, Carolyn Bagley, is coming to Kennebunkport to share in some of the Club Cumming on the Coast magic! Join the siblings for a weekend of magic, as they explore one of their favorite musicals, Stephen Schwartz’ Pippin. Caitlin Gallogly will also be back in town to help entertain our little corner of the sky.

Kim David Smith:
August 27 + 28, 2021

Described by Broadway World as the “David Bowie of cabaret,” “slyly subversive” by the Wall Street Journal, and labeled the “male Marlene Dietrich” by the New York Times, Australian cabaret performer Kim David Smith conjures the glitter, doom, and decadence of 1920’s Berlin and beyond in his intimate celebration of Dietrich’s musical and cultural legacy: “Mostly Marlene.”

Debuting at Club Cumming in March 2020, Mostly Marlene (littered with more than a modest modicum of Minogue) returns on the heels of a sold-out Australian premiere at Alan Cumming’s 2021 Adelaide Cabaret Festival — queer mega-muses (Kylie, Liza, Madonna, and more) collide with Marlene’s re-imagined repertoire, from Weimar Berlin, to Hollywood, through to the the battlefields of Europe and into the stratosphere with Dietrich’s immortal “Ich bin von Kopf bis Fuss.” Musical direction is by award-winning accompanist Tracy Stark, with costumes by Miodrag Guberinic (Gaga, Minaj, Madonna, etc.).

EJ Garlands + Vince Kelley:
September 3 +4, 2021

Be a ‘Part of Our World’: Long-time friend and musical heart throb, Vince Kelley, joins EJ for an evening of Disney magic. Come for the fairytale; leave with a happily ever after!

The Inn Crowd:
An Evening of Showtunes, Standards, & Surprises

EJ Garlands brings you an evening of your favorite show tunes and standards, from Judy to Ella to Ethel! Come relax at the Kennebunkport Inn for dinner & cocktails… and sing along if you like!

Inside at the piano, Sundays from 4-7pm. No reservations.

Additional Information

Reservations for Club Cumming on the Coast shows will be available on a first come first serve basis and can be made via OpenTable.  A $75 food and beverage minimum per person will be required for all reservations while select shows throughout the summer will be scheduled as ticketed events.  Club Cumming on the Coast is proudly presented by Truly Hard Seltzer, the most innovative brand in the beverage category.  Additional sponsors include; PERRIER®, Sperry, Jordan Winery, lost rangeTM small batch CBD products, Milagro, VIA Agency, Maine Audio Visual and Cointreau. A schedule of performances will be regularly updated on the Kennebunkport Inn website as well as across various social media platforms, including @ClubCumming, @KennebunkportInn and @KennebunkportMaine

For more information on Club Cumming on the Coast, including sponsorship information, please contact media@krcmaine.com