Darlene Love Rocks The Cabot | photo © Eric Antoniou

Like Sleeping Beauty, The Cabot was kissed and reawakened in 2014 by a group of Beverly benefactors who dreamed of bringing the beautiful 1920 film and vaudeville palace back to life.

On October 1, 2015, Casey Soward was hired as Executive Director. Then, on December 13, 2015, Soward and the legendary impresario Fred Taylor brought Darlene Love, the grand dame of rhythm & blues who was a subject of the award-winning film “20 Feet From Stardom,” to the theatre. Newly hired Marketing & Communications Director Sue Auclair created and packed a press party, with Darlene attending and looking adorable in a red rain jacket! There was a huge applause when she entered the party, already in full swing. The party preceded the show and was held at Chianti Restaurant, across the street from The Cabot.

Since that day, the legendary theatre has received tremendous coverage from TV to print and radio to web. In six months, The Cabot had made so much noise, that it won “Best Under The Radar Theatre 2016” from boston.com.

Here are a few quotes with links from the print media:

“Darlene Love Fills The Cabot with Christmas Cheer” wrote The Boston Globe

“LOCAL GEM: Beverly’s Cabot Performing Arts Center thriving once again,” said The Beverly Citizen

“BEST OF THE NEW- 16 new ways to have fun in Boston in 2016: “Abracadabra! The magic is back at Beverly’s Cabot Theatre,” stated The Boston Globe Magazine.

“Just over a year after reopening its historic doors, The Cabot theater has transformed itself, hosting sold-out shows and attracting visitors from all over the region” said The Salem News.

Photo: © Rocco Coviello

“It’s [The Cabot] one of my favorite places to work and it’s so great, the people that come are such great fans and my fans push me on and that’s what’s so great about working at The Cabot, they just surround me with love.”  Darlene Love

“. . .  It’s a beautiful place, a beautiful city and we’ll be there on November 25th, we can’t wait to see your [Darlene Love’s] show.” Jim Braude, Boston Public Radio, WGBH FM

Here are a few linked stories on radio and TV:

Radio Shows:

Photo: © Sue Auclair

Margery Eagan, Peter Wolf and Jim Braude after a segment on Boston Public Radio, December 2018

Television Coverage:

Photo of Cabot Board Member Rich Marino being interviewed by WCVB TV’s Chronicle: © Sue Auclair

Segments on Greater Boston with Jim Braude, WGBH TV:

The Cabot’s 2017 press clipping packet is here: Cabot News Clippings

Press Clippings July 2018 – September 2018: 2018 Press Clippings

Press clippings from BESSIE! Honoring Bessie Smith December 2018: Bessie Clippings!

Some Recent reviews:

Marshall Tucker Band Performs Spirited Set in Beverly

Al Jardine Delights with Vintage Beach Boys Tunes

Tusk Wows Beverly Audience with Fleetwood Mac Classics


Peter Wolf and Sue Auclair, backstage at The Cabot after the third sellout show in two years.

Sue Auclair, Director of Marketing & Communications; Business Development for The Cabot 2015 – 2018