“An Evening with Melora Hardin” at The Cabaret

Many know Melora Hardin for her role as Jan Levinson on the hit NBC sitcom The Office, but Hardin is more than a comedic actress playing the hard nosed, big boobed boss to Michael Scott. The Cabaret at the Columbia Club presents “An Evening with Melora Hardin,” where this entertainer fills Indianapolis downtown with the gentleness of her voice. This star of stage and screen is bound to knock the socks off Indianapolis theatre with her melodic and harmonious pipes. Hardin will give two performances April 9 and 10 at The Cabaret in the Columbia Club. Tickets range from $35.00 to $55.00, plus a two beverage minimum per person. Add a three course dinner before the show for only $30.00 more per person. This Indianapolis event begins at 8:00 pm on both evenings.

Known best for her work on the small screen as Jan Levinson in NBC’s The Office and Trudy Monk on USA’s Monk, Melora Hardin has more than proved herself as a talented and funny individual. It is her live work, however, that often goes unnoticed in the spotlight of these two hit television shows. In 2008, Hardin made her Broadway debut as Roxie Hart in the revival of Chicago: The Musical, sharing her vocal chops with the world for once and all. Now hear her in person at The Cabaret in the Columbia Club off Monument Circle in Indianapolis downtown.

This blonde bombshell will deliver “an evocative, intimate and fun evening of music laced with sultry humor; featuring standards, Broadway and original songs.” Her road to a performance in Indianapolis is long and varied, filled with acting experiences from the ripe old age of eight. The daughter of a prolific actor, Jerry Hardin, and acting coach, Diane Hardin (who was behind stars like Leonardo DiCaprio, Jessica Biel and Hillary Swank), Melora Hardin had a very early introduction to the entertainment world.

As she studied ballet, singing and acting, Hardin found herself a fairly successful child actor, landing roles on pivotal seventies sitcoms like The Love BoatDifferent Strokes and Little House on the Prairie. She even landed a few roles on the silver screen including Soul Man and Papa Was a Preacher. Her first big break would have come much earlier as the female love interest in Back to the Future. However, when the lead role passed from Eric Stoltz to Michael J. Fox, Hardin was recast because of her towering height.

She went to college at Sarah Lawrence in New York State, an education that was interspersed with solitary travels abroad. Through the nineties, she enjoyed moderate success with regular appearances on sitcoms like Caroline in the City, Quantum Leap and Friends, in which she convinced Ross to talk dirty. Her career really took off in 1997, when Clint Eastwood cast her in a pivotal role opposite Gene Hackman in Absolute Power.

Video: An Evening with Melora Hardin at The Cabaret in the Columbia Club, Indianapolis, Indiana 




After that she starred in a gritty USA drama Cover Me followed by regular appearances on Judging Amy and Boston Legal. She even landed a few more film deals in Thank You for Smoking, 27 Dresses and 17 with Zac Efron and Matthew Perry. Her film career was put on hold when a pilot she filmed, The Office, was picked up by NBC and became one of the most talked about series on television. Since then she has enjoyed massive success from her work as Jan Levinson on the series.

Hear a different side of Melora Hardin at The Cabaret in the Columbia Club of Indianapolis downtown. This distinctive Indianapolis performing arts venue offers elegant entertainment. Before the show, grab dinner and drinks at any of these great Indianapolis restaurants or Indianapolis bars. Stay tuned to Indianapolis News, Events and Information on Fun City Finder.com for all the latest on fun things to do in Indianapolis. Get out in Indy and find some fun!

Melora Hardin
April 9 and 10, 2010

The Cabaret at the Columbia Club

121 Monument Circle
Indianapolis, IN 46204