‘The Overtime Cabaret: From Home’ and Streaming Shows

Cabaret, music, comedy, poetry, drama and dance are all offered virtually.

The Overtime Theater, located in San Antonio, is the city’s only venue that strictly produces works from Texas talent. If you’d like a taste of arts in San Antonio, check out these virtual offerings.

The Overtime Cabaret is back!

Because the theater on Bandera Road is far too small for social distancing, it is going virtual with four new shows — The Overtime Cabaret: from Home.

“It will be a little different, but will also have the same flair, talent, and variety as the in-person version,” said the Overtime’s managing director Nicole Erwin. “You’ll get four shows worth of music, poetry, comedy and dancing!”

All shows will be held on Saturday night at 8:00 p.m. and are hosted by Jules Vaquera. Watch parties will begin on the Overtime’s Facebook page 15 minutes before each program. Reserve your space, Here’s the schedule:

Saturday, Sept. 19

  • Music — Jules Vaquera and Matt Legare
  • Poetry — Dyhanara Rios and Jason Shaggy Gossard
  • Dance — Stephan Gaeth
  • Comedy — Jake Yarbrough

Saturday, Sept. 26

  • Comedy — Jake Yarbrough
  • Poetry — Mandy Lynn Lara and Joyous Windrider
  • Dance — Ann Almonte
  • Music — Bethany Schwartz and Nick Lewis

Saturday, Oct. 3

  • Poetry — Joyous Windrider and Mandy Lynn Lara
  • Music — Alaia Brown and Dyhanara Rios
  • Comedy — Jake Yarbrough
  • Dance — Priscilla Isaac

Saturday, Oct. 10

  • Poetry — Joyous Windrider and Dyhanara Rios
  • Belly dance — Karen Barbee
  • Music — Alaia Brown and Jules Vaquera
  • Comedy — Jake Yarbrough
Streaming Shows

Currently available to rent in the Overtime’s Virtual Theater is Derek Berlin’s solo performance, An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe: the Man, the Myth, the Legend. Berlin portrays the tortured artist shortly before his tragic death in this award-winning production. A streaming link can be obtained here.

Two original musicals that premiered at the Overtime are scheduled to be streaming soon. The first is Jules Vaquera and Dan Timoskevich’s original musical, Nightingale. Very loosely based on the Hans Christian Anderson tale, is set in the Cauldron nightclub, the hottest blues and jazz venue in an unspecified but recognizable urban city. A streaming link can be found here.

Amie Rose and Robert Moritz

Ride the Musical, by Rachel Roth and Dan Timoskevich, is the story of a taxi driver named Stockton (Robert Moritz) who’s underwater on his taxi medallion due to competition from rideshare companies. He and his daughter, Jess (Amie Rose), are struggling to make ends meet. She wants to go to acting school and he’s trying to keep them from being evicted. After separate chance encounters with a limo driver, they both decide to test their limits as to what they’re willing to do to stay afloat. A streaming link can be obtained here.

Donate to the Overtime

As the voice of independent, locally-produced theater, the Overtime serves a valuable purpose in the community. Even though its voice has been silenced during these difficult times, there are still bills to pay. Please make a donation here.

Feature photo (l-r): Marie Warren Bunch, Caitlin Palmer and Dorianna James in Nightingale.

Kurt Gardner


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