the Cabaret Choir
Lilith Stargazer Roxxx
She is a recipient of the Cabaret’s Cultural Award, All-Star Cast, and is a member of the Dove and Lily Court. She will be featured throughout the evening both singing and tap dancing. It was Lilith’s idea that the Cabaret should have a choir – so this is the Inaugural Winter Show featuring the choir!
Raveneque Noire, an up-and-coming performer in the Albuquerque scene, found her love in music before she could walk. At a young age, she was taken under wing of her grandmother, who performed and sang in the local theater of Odessa, Texas.
Ravenesque soon transformed her passion for music to violin, and after numerous years in orchestra, began singing throughout middle and high school. As an Alto and Mezzo-Soprano, she has won several ribbons in solo/ensemble pieces, and took state in honor choir, 1998. As a teenager and young adult, her passions only grew. She picked up a guitar and bass, and performed with a local rock and roll band, Ethereal Surrender. After a small album recording, and a short 15 minutes of fame, the band split, remaining friends.
Ravenesque continued with her passions for music and performance, and can now be found performing locally. You can often find her at her favorite kareoke bar, on the burlesque stage, and at the Black Cat Cabaret as a member of the Cabaret Choir.
Karissa began her involvement in choir with church at age 6, and in 1998, she recorded a song for the Gaithers. She performed in several church plays, and was involved in theatre for a time in high school, but found that singing was her passion. She loves karaoke and even worked for a time as a karaoke jockey. She is currently singing with the choir and on the worhip team at Metropolitan Community Church, a church for the Christian LGBQT+ community. In her spare time, she likes to play video games… a lot..
Anna C. Diaz
3rd Place Winner of the Second Annual Venus Awards, Terese is no stranger to the stage. She’s been in the semi-finals for the NM State Fair Karaoke Competitions, and she recently won two awards for bodybuilding. Music is one of her biggest passions and she won’t let anything stand in her way.
Maury toured with the Missoula Children’s Theatre from 1991-1993. He has done several shows in the Portland area, playing Charlie Brown, in “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown”, Chief Bromden in “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”, Benny Southstreet in “Guys and Dolls”…and many others. He also has written, directed and produced several shows for both the Vancouver and Portland Title IX Indian Education Programs as well as many Christmas musicals and various other non-musical shows. Maury is an enrolled Lakota on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota.
Paul can be seen locally with Celebration Theater and started with The Easter Bonnet, then last year’s Café Christmas and most recently in Letters From the Heart. He got started in theater in middle school and then performed in several high school productions. He was also active in Community Theater in Clearwater Florida. He is an ordained Pastor with Metropolitan Community Church, “Doing Church is a lot like doing theater, we get to wear costumes, sing and we have to learn our lines!” He hails from the New England and Florida, he moved to Albuquerque four years ago.
Jeremy “Jerebear” Aspen
Renato Estacio-Burdick, Bass-Baritone/Countertenor, is the Artistic Director of the Black Cat Cabaret (Co-Owner of S4200 Sidewinders) and has been active for 30+ years in productions to include one-acts, musicals, revues, operas, operettas, theater; Estacio has also been an entertainer in singing, acting, radio, and voice-over narrator, as well as show host for over 25 years. As Artistic Director, Estacio-Burdick is focused primarily on guiding artistic excellence, artistic growth, leadership development, and community engagement. Estacio-Burdick also served as a Commissioner of Music for New Mexico, where they assist in the preservation of music in New Mexico from 2014 through 2019; Estacio was Founder and District Director for the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions for New Mexico during the 2015 and 2016 MONC auditions.
Estacio-Burdick is a guest judge for the NM State Fair Karaoke Competition, was President of the Southwest Arts Group from 2013 – 2016 (holding a residency at the African American Performing Arts Center), and Director of Marketing/PR for the Las Vegas Philharmonic. Renato was a professional casino entertainer, hosting shows and performing on stage in Broadway and Holiday Show Revues. Other stage credits include Masetto (Don Giovanni), Spirit 3 (Magic Flute), Marco (Gianni Schicchi), Player 4 (If Men Played Cards as Women Do), Gentleman Starkey (Peter Pan), Cowardly Lion (Wizard of Oz), Tin Woodsman (Wizard of Oz), Guardian of the Gates (Wizard of Oz), Brian Furman (Christmas Recaptured), Sir Despard Murgatroyd (Ruddigore), Luis (Gondoliers), Boysy Dunbar (War on Tatem), Epimetheus (Prometheus), Teddy (Rhiannon’s Diary), and other roles. Estacio conducts the choir “The Cat’s Meow” and has taught voice for 18 years.
Estacio-Burdick took courses in acting at the Acting Studio (NY), and voice, movement, and acting at the Neighborhood Playhouse (Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in Residence). In high school, Renato was recipient of the Mark Hamill Fine Arts Award, and several awards for his performances in pantomime, and one-act plays. They hold advance degrees in music (performance) and business marketing.