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 at Moscow’s prestigious Tchaikovsky Conservatory.
International Music Competitions: Karen nailed top European awards, starting at age 13 with 2nd Place in Russia, then first place in Italy (2010), and 1st & 2nd place awards back home in Kazakhstan.
In July 2015, Karen moved to America.
Now, she plays in “clubs, rooftops and on planes.” We’re dying to find out first-hand what that means… besides the terrific talent we’ve already seen.
TICKETS: Reserve $10 Tix Here …or buy at the door.
(NOTE: in case of sell-out, tickets purchased online have seating priority. Please arrive on time!)
So… Who Else Is Performing on Saturday Jan. 12?
TIPPER GORE’s TED TALK BURLESQUE
The inimitable Leila Ben-Abdallah (you remember her from the Rat’s Psycho Celebrity Halloween show) has brought us a dirty puppet show based on The Scarlet Letter, a stunt woman auditioning for Michael Bay, and an awkwardly aroused librarian wooing the Great Works of Literature: Leila is a super-talented character comedian with a gift for the absurd. See her present the godmother of the Parental Advisory Label!
HIGH-KICKING DANCE TROUPE:
Moulin Rouge-style dazzle, costumery, Tap, Frug, acrobatic “circus” contortion, and Light Show — that’s the acclaimed international Guilty Pleasures Cabaret dance company! See why they’ve wowed crowds at Feinstein’s/54 Below, the Duplex, the Cutting Room and worldwide resorts from Dubai to Belize to China!
BEAUTIFUL ROCK-BLUES ALT-COUNTRY:
Mimi Oz and Mike Milazzo together are Oz and Milazzo – a fantastic duet of earthy and sweet, rough and beautiful sounds. These two gifted singer-songwriter guitarists are virtual legends in NYC’s East Village/Lower East Side live-music scene… The Rat is thrilled to present them. (Listen to Mike here) (Listen to Mimi here)
Nataly Aukar has featured in shows with Nimesh Patel (SNL staff writer) and OPENED in Dec. for Gad Elmaleh’s international Dream Tour (Dubai, NYC, Miami). Nataly deals with “her family, her hot Lebanese friends, dating, her sexuality in Lebanon, her sexuality in America, and everything that makes you a better person than she is.”
The Rat would not be complete without our Artist-in-Residence: the funny, brilliant, and bizarre Bill Chambers. He brought us Henry Rollins’ Children’s Book Read-a-long, David Lee Roth’s Therapy Session, Vincenzo the Chain-Smoking Monkey, Neil Diamond’s True Crime Confessions. Expect the unexpected from this hilarious performance-art polymath. He opened the Gotham Storytelling Festival, slew the Canuck Cabaret, and appears in the annual cult favorite Lower East Side Anti-Folk Festival.
‘GERMAN ARISTOCRAT’ … OR CON MAN?
Continental kitsch and dark “German” nightclub humor with Gregory Levine as aristocratic criminal Gregor of Berlin. Suave, sinister, witty and sarcastic, Herr Gregor regales the audience with horrid tales of warped Teutonic childhood, decadence, and of course, show-biz life in Europe and America. Gregory/Gregor has been seen in the Capital Fringe, Frigid Festival, Travel Channel, The Duplex, the PIT Comedy Theater and Guinness Book of World Records.
HOSTED by Stand Up Comic/Storyteller, Canadian Import Jillian Thomas (MTV Live, The Buzz, The Toronto Show, Listen Missy and Much Music’s Love Court). Not to mention the annual East Village Oscar Awards Party, and Canada’s longest-running cannabis-cafe comedy-club show!
Produced by Rob Dub and Gregory Levine
~Beer, Wine, Japanese Sake and Hard Cider Sold in Theater~
(Age 17+ or accompanied by guardian to attend show / 21+ with ID to Drink)
WHERE and WHEN:
Ten-Foot Rat Cabaret
at Under St. Marks Theater
94 St. Marks Pl. (8th St.) bet. 1st Ave. and Ave. A
Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019 – 10:30pm
TICKETS – Reserve Online or buy at the Door
“Great example of what a variety show can be!” – Opplaud.com
“Very fun stuff. That’s what you can expect from Ten Foot Rat Cabaret. ” – ApplauseApplause