The Fabulous Martini Show

May 15 & 22 Dinner and Show May 16 & 23 Show Only


Created & Directed by Michael Rogaliner
Music Directed by John DiSanto

The music of Sinatra’s Vegas is back at Pickwick & Frolic with its Original
Cast for 4 Performances Only! Join us for this special engagement as
Pickwick celebrates Hilarities’ 30th Anniversary.
Party like the Rat Pack and experience all over again what made “The
Midnight Martini Show” Cleveland’s longest-running tribute to the
era of cool. The Martini Show has it all…cool guys, hot dames, showgirls,
jokes, toasts, wisecracks and, of course, the great songs that made Sinatra
and his pals synonymous with the glitz and glamour of Vegas.

Dinner includes a choice of the following:

First course salad and bread service

Second course a selected entree from below

Pepper Strip Steak with onion demi, sea-salted smashed potato with onion & spinach, vegetable medley

Rosemary & Garlic Pork with apple-mango chutney, sea-salted smashed potato, vegetable medley

Vegan Spaghetti & Meatless Balls spaghetti squash,a meatless blend of lentil, sesame, and chick pea, basil marinara

Quinoa Crusted Salmon with rice pilaf, red pepper sauce, vegetable medley

Chicken with Lemon Wine Sauce with rice pilaf, vegetable medley

Third course a glass of sparkling

To Buy tickets to Fabulous Martini Show and Dinner Click Here
May 15th & 22nd

To Buy tickets to the Fabulous Martini Show Only Click Here
May 16th & 30th



Created & Directed by Michael Rogaliner
Music Directed by John DiSanto

In May of 2003 Pickwick & Frolic opened The Midnight Martini
Show, a tribute to the music of Sinatra’s Vegas, with a singularly talented
cast. It played every Friday and Saturday at midnight for nearly 5 years
on the cabaret stage garnering national attention for Pickwick and its
cast. We’re thrilled to be back on the occasion of Hilarities’ 30th
Anniversary once again presenting Rat Pack era songs in the style that
made them famous, in a room reminiscent of a Vegas lounge, with
beautiful showgirls, cool guys, hot dames and, hopefully, a little intense


Ian Atwood HeadshotIAN ATWOOD is proud to be an original member of The Midnight
Martini Show here at Pickwick and Frolic. He has had the pleasure of
doing thousands of shows in front of ten of thousands of people, all
while singing some his most favorite songs. None of this would have be
possible if it wasn’t for Nick, Michael, and John. To them he says thank
you. Thank you for giving a 23 year old kid a shot at helping put on a
show and to allow him to entertain people. He can’t think of a better way
to spend an evening. Much love to his fellow “Pallies” throughout the
years: Donnie, Eileen, Greg, Keith, and Connor. And also to the
hundreds of guest artists/vocalists that he has the pleasure of sharing the
stage with: you all make me who I am today and for that I thank you all
very much. To the journey! TPOG


Eileen-BurnsEILEEN BURNS is thrilled to be back at Pickwick having recently
returned from touring nationally and internationally with the World
Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra from 2012-13 as their female vocalist.
She is featured on their 2013 album “In The Mood.” Eileen was an
original cast member of The Midnight Martini Show from 2003-2008 .
She was also a cast member of Pickwick’s The Stylettes and can
currently be seen in Pickwick’s Vegas Burlesque on most Friday
evenings. Outside of Pickwick, Eileen can be heard around town at
venues like Nighttown, Blu Jazz and the Music Box Supper Club,
singing with with local jazz combos and fronting vintage swing band
Red Light Roxy.



KEITH FARIS joined the cast of The Midnight Martini Show in its
second year after a year of special guest appearances in the show. He is
a fan of the Rat Pack and an avid jazz pianist. Keith has had lead roles
on area stages in such musicals as The Full Monty, West Side Story, Guys
and Dolls and The Little Shop of Horrors as well as appearing regularly
in area commercials.



BETSY KAHL (Showgirl) is excited to be celebrating Hilarities’
anniversary with the cast of The Martini Show. She has been happy to
call Pickwick her second home for over 10 years. Betsy’s heart belongs
to her horse, her dogs, and her family.



SARA ROUSE (Showgirl) is currently performing in her 6th Murder
Mystery at Pickwick in Bachelorettes Gone Homicidal. She has played
Sally TuShue in The Red Carpet Murders, Mandy Sparks in Cruise Ship
Killer, Nurse Lisa in Psych Ward Whacker, Eve in Murder at the Oasis,
and Prissy in Toga Party Terror as well as a run as the showgirl in
Pickwick’s famous Midnight Martini Show. She has appeared on other
area stages in such musicals as The Full Monty and South Pacific as well
as in independent films.



GREG CROSS (drums) has been a fixture on the music scene locally
and regionally for many years. He plays professionally in jazz combos,
orchestras, big bands and, his personal favorite, musicals. Greg lives in
Oberlin with his wife and family and is excited to once again appear on
the Pickwick and Frolic scene.


Michael Rogaliner (Creator/Director) and John DiSanto (Music
Director) have created and produced original shows for Pickwick &
Frolic for over 12 years including The Midnight Martini Show, The
Martini Show Dinner Spectacular, Vegas Burlesque, Mardi Gras
Burlesque, Cabaret Rock, Toga!, The Stylettes and the murder mysteries
Stage Struck, Red Carpet Murders, Cruise Ship Killer, Psych Ward
Whacker, Murder at the Oasis, Toga Party Terror and Bachelorettes
Gone Homicidal as well as staging the hit run of the Off-Broadway
musical Forever Plaid. Michael has an MFA in theatre directing from
Syracuse University and has directed plays and musicals throughout NE
Ohio and Central New York. Some of his favorites have been Evita,
Nunsense, Godspell, Pippin, Jesus Christ Superstar and Jeffrey. John is
a theatre and church music director whose primary instruments include
pipe organ and harp.

Jenniver Sparano (Costumes) has designed and constructed costumes
for various productions on the Frolic Cabaret stage, most notably the
long-running Martini Show. Her costume creations can also be seen at
theatres throughout the area including Beck Center, Blank Canvas
Theatre, Cleveland Public Theatre, Dobama and others. In addition to
her design work, she is proud to co-produce an annual musical
production to benefit the AIDS Taskforce and CAN/API. A Phi Beta
Kappa graduate of Mt. Holyoke College, she also studied in Paris and is
employed by KeyBank.

Celebrate Mother’s Day

May 10th


Enjoy The Cleveland Pops Orchestra Ensemble performance during this 45 minute show starting at 6:30 pm.

Whether you are looking for the Show Only option, our special Dinner and Show (featuring a 3 course dinner in our main dining room and a reserved seat in Hilarities 4th Street Theatre) or The Cleveland Pops Preview Package (featuring our famous buffet dinner, a glass of sparkling wine and preferred seating at the show), your your mom will love this evening of fun.

Purchase your tickets today by calling 216-241-7425 or online using the links below.


The Cleveland Pops Strolling Strings Preview Package located in the Frolic Cabaret Click Here

Show Only or Dinner & Show Tickets Click Here

Connor-O'Brien_2014The Cleveland Pops Strolling Strings Preview Package includes:

  • Glass of Sparkling
  • Fresh garden tossed salad with balsamic vinaigrette
  • Roasted peppercorn strip loin with caramelized onion demi glace
  • Whole grain mustard roasted salmon with a chimichurri sauce
  • Rosemary and garlic rubbed steamship round of pork
  • Herb roasted rotisserie chicken
  • Mushroom marina cavatappi with fresh basil and mozzarella cheese
  • Crispy yukon potatoes, grilled onion and wilted spinach
  • Wild rice
  • Vegetable medley
  • Assorted pastry

Live Music by members of The Cleveland Pops Strolling Strings on the Cabaret stage during dinner.

And a preferred ticket to The Cleveland Pops Orchestra Ensemble performance in Hilarities 4th Street Theatre – showtime 6:30pm (duration 45 minutes)

The Ensemble performance to include: Carl Topilow – Conductor, Connor O’Brien – Vocals and 7 musicians

All for $61 plus tax, gratuity and fees

The 3 course dinner includes:

  • A choice of 3 salads
  • 7 entrees to choose from
  • and 2 desserts

A reserved ticket to The Cleveland Pops Orchestra Ensemble performance in Hilarities 4th Street Theatre – showtime 6:30pm (duration 45 minutes)

The Ensemble performance to include: Carl Topilow – Conductor, Connor O’Brien – Vocals and 7 musicians

All for $56 plus tax, gratuity and fees

Or choose The Cleveland Pops Orchestra Ensemble performance in Hilarities 4th Street Theatre for $25 plus fees

Hilarities 30th Anniversary Coming in May

May 2015


Come and celebrate Hilarities 4th Street Theatre’s 30th Anniversary this May!

Watch for more details to come!

Audi Sharif Live On Kevin’s Stage

Every Saturday at 11 pm

Audi-web-photo-20122webSaturdays 11:00PM-12:30AM

Join us for the sultry sounds of Audi Sharif, a great mix of music from Dinah Washington to Roy Orbison and Amy Winehouse plus many others……..

PrimeTime Live

The Last Saturday of Every Month at 11 pm

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When: The last Saturday of every month

Tickets: $2.00 + 2 item min.

Showtime: 11:00 p.m. in The Frolic Cabaret (Seating begins at 10:30 p.m.)

How does it work?

Fashioned after Open-Mic nights in L.A., Chicago, New York and other major cities, potential comics will sign up in advance (Sometimes this can be MONTH’S in advance) to perform at their scheduled show. They will then take that time to promote their show and appearance, making flyers, emails, telephone calls, etc. YES – you MUST promote your show to have people out! 10+ comics will be allowed to sign-up and perform. Slots available and dates will be listed on this page for future reference.