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Part of the CABARET @ DULING HALL Series

Monday, February 11, 2019, at 7:30 pm


Jackson, MS–Mississippi Opera presents an original cabaret just in time for Valentines Day, featuring performers and real-life married couple, Michael Bunchman and Jessica Medoff. 

“THE TRUTH ABOUT LOVE…AND THE USUAL LIES” is amusical journey through the ups and downs of love with songs from Kurt Weill’s "Street Scene," songs by William Bolcom, and American popular classics. 
When asked about their inspiration for this show, Bunchman and Medoff state that they wanted to “tell a story using songs from all genres, bring a little bit of the formal recital repertoire onto a casual stage, then couple it with a belter tune from a contemporary musical.”  The result is a journey about a young woman’s discovery of love in all its quirky variations, both through falling into it and falling out of it. 

The pairhas created and performed multiple cross-genre recitals for companies across the country, including Santa Barbara Opera, El Paso Opera, Oregon Cabaret Theater, Natchez Festival of Music, the Las Cruces Symphony, FestivalSouth and The Cell Theater in New York City. They were honored to have toured with Garrison Keillor and A Prairie Home Companionin The Netherlands, Scotland and Norway. 

 In addition, Medoff is also active as a film and television actress and starred in the feature film The Heart Outright. In September 2018, she began shooting the feature film, Walking with Herb, which co-stars Edward James Olmos and George Lopez.

Bunchman and Medoff currently reside in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

“THE TRUTH ABOUT LOVE…AND THE USUAL LIES” – February 11, 2019, at Duling Hall, 622 Duling Ave., located in Jackson’s historic Fondren District. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. with cash bar. Performance starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 and available at the door, by phone at 601-960-2300 or online at

The Cabaret @ Duling Hall series is sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi. This project is supported in part by funding from the MS Arts Commission, a state agency and in part, from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.