Work That Dream at This New Open Mic!

Dream of performing in the Ten-Foot Rat Cabaret? Why not take the first step and strut your stuff, try your hand (and brain and voice, etcetera) at the new weekly Open Mic and Show run by a Rat co-producer: The Electric Stage! Starting April 1st and running every Monday 9pm-11pm, Electric Stage is open to musicians, dancers, comedians, storytellers and every […]

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Reminder: NO Ten-Foot Rat Show on Sat. March 9

Heya, Folks: There is NO Ten-Foot Rat Cabaret on Saturday, March 9, 2019. We surrender the venue to accommodate the annual FRIGID New York international theater festival. (Go see some great Frigid Fest theater!) But have no fear! The Rat returns Sat. April 13, 10:30pm with the glorious Operatic and Broadway return of Julie Lauren Stevens Kosnik*! Reserve April Tickets Here ($10) _____ * […]

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We Had a Stand-By Line for Feb. 9 Show!

Another SOLD-OUT Ten-Foot Rat this weekend! We had a STAND-BY line! Quick thanks to all involved: Peformers: Azusa Dance (aka Sheshe), Veronica Garza, Noam Osband, Bill Chambers, Jordon Waters and Rebirth of Rabbits Foot, The Sirens of Guilty Pleasures Cabaret (represented by Annie Ester and Julia Goretsky), and humbly, myself as Gregor of Berlin. Thanks to our tech Carter O’brien Ford, stage manager par excellence Jennifer Malbuisson, barkeep Diana Van Decker Byrne, doorperson Tess Henry. Host Jillian Thomas. Co-producer Rob […]

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Feb. 9 Performer Highlight: Sheshe Dance

Thousands of New Yorkers have experienced Sheshe’s magic while hustling through the subway: They stop short when they hear her incredible pipes and witness her beautiful charisma. As an official Music Under New York (MUNY) program performer, she turns the sprawling 34th St/Herald Square and Times Square stations into her personal roadhouse, nightclub, party. (WATCH Sheshe HERE) Sheshe Dance (aka […]

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NYC’s Dance Music Comedy Art Show, Sat. Feb 9

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 Feb. 9, 10:30pm Show Features – GORGEOUS BLUES BELTING: Sheshe Dance – […]

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Exhilirating, Sold-Out (Again) Show!

Exhilirating, sold out (Again!) Ten-Foot Rat Cabaret this past weekend! Thanks to our performers, in order: Mike Milazzo, Mimi Oz, Nataly Aukar, Karen Garrett (Special Mention: her Rat debut was thrilling!), Gregor of Berlin (I’m told he* was terrific), dancers from Guilty Pleasures Cabaret (Dance captain Kayla Radomski, Cercle aka YuenHo Cheung, Candice Segarra) doing their spooky carnival Parasols number, Bill Chambers (his “Older Gentleman” character, in Top form!) and Leila Ben-Abdallah (that was hysterical, brave, insane!). […]

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Jan. 12 Performer Highlight: Lola Selsky

Making her debut at the Ten-Foot Rat Cabaret is Lola Selsky! A dynamic physical comedian, dance instructor and burlesque artist, Lola has graced the Orlando Fringe Festival, and multiple-season “dancer, entertainer, performer” in the perennial cult favorite VarieTEASE at Orlndo’s legendary The Venue.   Since moving to NYC, she has worked all sides of the stage, including burlesque kitten-ing at […]

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Jan. 12 Performer Highlight: Karen Garrett (Karina)

Karen Garrett was born Karina Byakova in Kazakhstan – and born to give her gifts to the world. Studying in the Children’s Music Academy (reserved for talented youth) at Karaganda, Kazakhstan, she graduated in Studies of Violin and Piano – simultaneously. At Karaganda’s Music University, she graduated in Viola in 2014. But 2015 saw her get a special training slot […]

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Tip: See Trumpeter Eganam Segbefia on Fri., Dec. 21!

TEN-FOOT RAT RECOMMENDS: Remember how great Eganam Segbefia was at the Nov. 10 Ten-Foot Rat Cabaret? His beautiful golden horn gives forth with classical baroque, jazz, moody and sweet in equal measure. Here’s an opportunity to herald the holidays with a whole concert of beautiful music featuring this gifted warm musician, with special guest, accompanying Pianist Tianyu Deng Tina. Where: […]

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