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Nat Zegree stars in 'Virtual Cabaret' at Playhouse

Nat Zegree, the popular and zany piano impresario, will star in the Nat Zegree Virtual Cabaret at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8 and 9 in a Flat Rock Playhouse event.

Zegree will take the audience on a fun-filled musical journey through his appearances at the Playhouse and his own life over the past couple of months. From "On the Road Again" and "Route 66" to reprises of "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" from Million Dollar Quartet and his piano solo "Blackbird" from The Music of Queen, Zegree reminds us of the music and shows we love.

Recorded in the Playhouse Rehearsal Hall amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the socially-distanced filming used a small production crew to ensure safety for Zegree and the Playhouse staff. The virtual fundraiser runs roughly one hour. Contribution tiers range from $100 to $250 with offerings for a live meet and greet ($150) and a dinner available for pickup before the Oct. 8 showing ($250).

“Nat is not only a singular talent by any standard, he is a great collaborator and dear friend,” says Flat Rock Playhouse Artistic Director Lisa K. Bryant. “His heart for the Playhouse is huge and his commitment to our success and longevity is evidenced by his joyful and constant participation in whatever he’s asked to do — although, it is usually Nat who is first to offer himself in support of FRP in whatever capacity he can and we are always happy to oblige.

"He’s a beautiful soul and phenomenal talent, and we are fortunate that he seems to love us almost as much as we love and adore him. We had a blast making this silly and intimate cabaret, and we hope everyone signs up to watch and appreciate all that Nat offers in yet a whole new socially-distanced way.”

Nat Zegree has been on the Flat Rock Playhouse Leiman Mainstage many times since he first appeared as Jerry Lee Lewis in the 2016 production of Million Dollar Quartet. Since 2016, he has performed on the Rock as Mozart in Amadeus, Pickin’-and-a- Grinnin’, Mozart to Pop Charts, and most recently, The Music of Queen. He has also starred in many one-night-only fundraisers including The Nat Before Christmas, Dark Nat Revue and The Nat-mare Before Christmas. Zegree was even slated to reprise his role as Jerry Lee Lewis in Million Dollar Quartet this year until the pandemic forced the Playhouse to close the curtain to the public for the entire 2020 season. The Playhouse was elated to welcome Zegree back for the intimate filming of the virtual cabaret, and they’re excited for patrons to experience Nat Zegree unlike ever before.

To register visit or mail a check made out to Flat Rock Playhouse with “Nat Zegree” in the memo line. Deadline to mail in checks is Sept. 28. Provide your best email address for follow-up information.
Attn: Development Office
Flat Rock Playhouse
PO Box 310
Flat Rock, NC 28731