What a Beautiful Beast: Ten-Foot Rat Last Weekend

Sometimes a GREAT show takes 24 hours to recover from. Ten-Foot Rat Cabaret this past Saturday Dec. 8 was such a show! Musicians, instruments, costumes, props, comedy of all types, Mime Burlesque(!), multiple keyboards, singers, dancers, Xmas story, funk-soul rock and Broadway belting – an Insane Wonder! Let us give thanks to all who made this great beast work: Performers, in order […]

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Dec. 8 Performer Highlight: SisterMonk

On Saturday, Dec. 8, 10:30pm, witness one of the best bands we’ve ever heard, anywhere: SisterMonk. (Watch/Listen Here: live at Bar Nine, NYC) Led by frontwoman Kathy Deane on the African djembe drums and soaring, fiery vocals, SisterMonk creates: “slinky, undulating, wickedly danceable punk-infused funk and Middle Eastern-inspired jams. There’s no band in New York anything like them.” (New York Music Daily) Raised by Irish immigrant […]

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NYC’s Dance Music Comedy Art Show: Dec. 8 at 10:30pm

Since 2013, Ten-Foot Rat Cabaret presents an inspired, curated monthly celebration of amazing dance, gorgeous music, smart comedy, clever storytelling, hot burlesque, art and theatrical vaudeville spectacle. A great show in a legendary East Village venue: A campy, classic NYC nightlife experience like no other! (Great reviews and Ticket info at bottom)   Saturday Dec. 8, 10:30pm Show Features – GORGEOUS MUSIC: One of the best […]

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Tip: Go See Jackson Sturkey and His Orchestra on Nov. 28!

TEN-FOOT RAT RECOMMENDS: Didja catch Jackson Sturkey at the Ten-Foot Rat Cabaret‘s big 5th Anniversary Show? Then you already know he’s a wonderful talent, a fantastically eccentric melange of demi-monde stardom: nostalgic and subversive, flirty and melancholy, bawdy and bohemian. And Jackson has his own monthly show at Under St. Marks Theater,* gathering artists with a signature Lower East Side aesthetic […]

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Another Rat, Another Big Hit! (Last Sat. Nov. 10)

What a show this weekend! From the packed (sold-out!) house, roaring and laughing, to the knockout performing artists, the Nov. 2018 Ten-Foot Rat Cabaret was beyond our expectations! We had Jazz Trumpet, Blues Rock Guitar, singing, Nerdlesque Burlesque for Thanksgiving, Modern Dance, smart Comedy, fake German Scheiss, and… “David Lee Roth” rambling and wailing Sinatra! Merci Beaucoups to: Performers: David Segovia, Jess Salomon, Bill Chambers, Scarlett […]

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Tip: Dancers + Girl Power + Lady Bosses = ‘Sexy Is’

TEN-FOOT RAT RECOMMENDS: Take six talented dancers from various pro backgrounds – modern, jazz, tap, club, Bolly and Off-Broadway – and add three beautiful belting singers: The Sirens. Fuel it with fierce theatricality, proud sexiness, and empower it with an all-female-owned production company: That’s Guilty Pleasures Cabaret, comin’ at you with “Sexy Is,” an amazing, entertaining, and, yeah, empowering show […]

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Nov. 10 Performer Highlight: Eganam Segbefia

At age 10, trumpeter “Ego” (Eganam Segbefia) emigrated to the U.S. from Ghana. Since then he’s played brilliantly at Carnegie Hall, became a member of the Brooklyn Steppers Marching Band and plays with the United Nations Symphony Orchestra. But he still loves to mingle with the New Yorkers who witnessed his greatness: playing by the Grand Central-Times Square Shuttle. He began playing the […]

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The Rat’s Bill Chambers IS David Lee Roth!

Loyal Ten-Foot Rat Cabaret fans have seen the Rat’s Artist-in-Residence Bill Chambers incarnate a bizarre roster of other humans, including the Many Ages of Neil Diamond (both young wholesome-hippie rocker and mature Establishment nightclub versions), Henry Rollins and a certain Garden State musician named “Bryce Sproongstein.” Now he becomes the latter-day Liberace: the rock ‘n roll showman called David Lee Roth.  See […]

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Nov. 10: NYC’s Dance Music Comedy Art Show Returns!

Since 2013, Ten-Foot Rat Cabaret presents an inspired, curated monthly celebration of amazing dance, gorgeous music, smart comedy, clever storytelling, hot burlesque, art and theatrical vaudeville spectacle. A great show in a legendary East Village venue: A campy, classic NYC nightlife experience like no other! (Great reviews and Ticket info at bottom)   Saturday Nov 10, 10:30pm Show Features –   GLORIOUS TRUMPET: At age 10, […]

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The Rat’s 6th Year Off to a Great Start!

Hurrah! Ten-Foot Rat Cabaret‘s 6th year is off to a great start! This past Saturday (Oct 13) was the Psycho Celebrity Halloween edition, and it was killer. Thanks go firstly to our knockout performers: Annie Ester and Vinnie Ester starting us off with a little “Natural Woman” — those soaring vocals and keys. Leila Ben-Abdallah, whipping through a whirlwind of hilarious characters. Tabby […]

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