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Cabaret with Jackie Schiffer, UPCA Lobby Series

Chicago native Jackie Schiffer developed a love for the stage early-on. A versatile actor and cabaret artist, Jackie has appeared on many of New York’s leading cabaret and Off-Broadway stages. Following a successful NYC producing and performing premiere of Gregg Opelka’s C’est la Vie, Jackie has frequently produced theater and cabaret. Highlights include a NYC/Chicago tour of her solo show, A Little Bit In Love, The Glamorous Life, her Metropolitan Room debut, and a one-woman play, Ginna Hoben’s The Twelve Dates of Christmas.  Her favorite theatre credits include: Conversations with an Average Joe (The Snapple Theater Center),The Christians (Playwrights Horizons), The Events (New York Theatre Workshop), The Dream Café (Dramatist Guild Theater),and 3 the Hard Way (Theater for the New City)

​No stranger to the camera, Jackie has appeared in commercials spot for Lexis Nexis, NY Jets, CityMD and Mediacom as well as on television in Monsters Inside Me, I Killed my BFF, Stalked and Most Evil.

When not performing, Jackie is an arts administrator and educator. She maintains a private voice studio.

Movies that Reawaken Wonder: “Coming to America” with Anwar Robinson & Room 28

Pre-show includes music by American Idol finalist Anwar Robinson and a dramatic reading of “Coming to America’s” famous barbershop scenes by comedy troupe Room 28.

Coming to America is a 1988 American romantic comedy film directed by John Landis, and based on a story originally created by Eddie Murphy, who also starred in the lead role. The film also co-stars Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, Shari Headley and John Amos. The film was released in the United States on June 29, 1988. Eddie Murphy plays Akeem Joffer, the crown prince of the fictional African nation of Zamunda, who comes to the United States in the hopes of finding a woman he can marry. 1 hour 57 minutes.

Movies at the Palace” take place at the stunning United Palace, formerly the Loew’s 175th Street Theatre that first opened as a deluxe movie theatre and vaudeville house in 1930. We honor that past while reinventing the movie-going experience by pairing classic titles with pre-show entertainment and expert Q&A’s. The year-long series of “Movies that Reawaken Wonder” celebrates both the Palace’s past as a Wonder Theatre and recent cinematic rebirth, including Lin-Manuel Miranda’s 2016 donation of a DCP projector. Learn more here.

Location United Palace, 4140 Broadway, New York, NY 10033
4pm doors, 4:30pm pre-show, 5pm screening
Adults: $10 online/ $15 at the door
Seniors (65 years and older): $5 online/ $10 at the door


Doors: 7pm, show: 8pm.  UPCA presents its inaugural “Danza Debuts,” featuring emerging choreographers who create new work in our studios then debut it on the United Palace stage.  The two choreographers are Virgil Gadson, a top 4 finalist on “So You Think You Can Dance?” Season 12 and original cast member of the The Hip Hop Nutcracker; & Cassie Nordgren, who curated our Danza Highbridge festival last year.  Read more about this event here.