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Cabaret On Stage: An Intimate Evening with Branden & James

Presented by Tennessee Performing Arts Center, TPAC and Studio Tenn Theatre Company at TPAC - James K. Polk Theater, Nashville TN

Jul 17 2021
Cabaret On Stage: An Intimate Evening with Branden & James

You’re invited to a series of new, intimate on-stage experiences with the best of Broadway and beyond.

As Tennessee Performing Arts Center begins their return to live shows, TPAC and Studio Tenn are proud to present five limited-capacity, in-person concerts, featuring Susan Egan, Adam Pascal, Branden & James, Shoshana Bean, and Norm Lewis. Join them for a unique evening as we turn TPAC’s Polk Theater stage into a cabaret.

BRANDEN & JAMES, described by NPR music as a duo with “dazzling cello and soaring tenor vocals” brings the soulful timbre of James on his cello combined with Branden’s emotional and powerful vocals, creating a sound that leaves audiences feeling moved and inspired. “…the always supportive, sometimes haunting power of the cello accompanying Branden’s voice solidifies the classical sound, adds new depth to the popular, and allows the audience to just sit back and take it in…so movingly, that you may forget to breathe!” says Paul Lisnek – Host of Broadway in Chicago Backstage.

The energy and fervor behind their music have a story to tell of their unique pairing. Branden James had a successful career on stage and in recording prior to his meeting the Australian cellist, James Clark. Some of Branden’s accolades include finishing as a finalist on season 8 of America’s Got Talent, appearances at The Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago and Los Angeles Opera. As an accomplished cellist, pianist, and arranger, James brought to the mix his own share of musical accomplishments, accompanying Olivia Newton-John, Idina Menzel, and Bernadette Peters in multiple concerts. “Hardly a supporting player, but, rather, a true co-creator and co-star,” (Robert Windeler, NY Times Correspondent) Clark started churning out arrangements of familiar tunes that make you listen to them as you’ve never heard them before.

Since playing their first public concert together, they’ve been touring around the world with their innovative, classically inspired covers and original songs. Reminiscent for some as The Piano Guys meets Josh Groban, they weave familiar melodies of pop tunes in classical style with their own unique sound. Branden says, “people tell us we’re so unique and different. I think that’s what excites us most. We’re creating something people haven’t heard before.” Branden recently penned a memoir entitled, “Lyrics Of My Life” which will be published by Simon & Schuster in September 2020. The duo will also release their first full-length debut album, Chasing Dreams, recorded with multi-platinum classical crossover producer, Patrick Hamilton (Katherine Jenkins, David Garrett, Alfie Boe) and launch a 25-city US tour alongside touring their new cabaret show, “The Lady Gaga Songbook”.


Masks are required for this event.

Tables have a 4-person capacity. In order to maintain social distancing, there is a 2-ticket limit per table for online sales. Patrons that need less than 2 or more than 2 tickets, please call the Box Office at (615) 782-4040 for seating options.

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Starting at $65/Ticket

Contact: (615) 782-4040

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