We done it! Three (3) (III) years! Thanks to everyone who made last night’s Ten-Foot Rat Cabaret: THIRD Anniversary All-Star SHOW! so special.
Performers: Julie Lauren Stevens, radiant and glorious as always, Subhah Agarwal, who describes modern life, sex, dating and ethnic bullsh*t like no one else — and is poised to explode in the comedy world; Mary Cyn, temptress and genius, who makes brilliant scary performance art out of burlesque; Bill Chambers (who may be the funniest man in NY), who makes me wish I were Robert Evans; Jeffrey Wetzel like a man possessed with a straitjacket and 50 pounds of stainless-steel chains; and the 500* dancers and singers of Guilty Pleasures Cabaret ( Andrea Elizabeth Palesh, Bridget Bose, Melissa Buriak, Melissa Cammarata, Katarina Lott, Annie Wessendarp, Vincent Ester) — super-sharp, kids! Oh, yes: and me as Gregor of Berlin, reenacting a horrific children’s show at Disney World.
Rat Staff-crew: Clay West, taking more and more on as stage manager, William Glenn, juggling 1,000 technical tasks and keeping us all looking and sounding sharp — with an injury, no less; Salli Squitieri Butterfield at the bar, Erez Ziv ** (more about him later) at the door. Debby Bell with the atmosphere and the big help. Hosting BIGtime by the face of the show, Jillian Thomas!
And of course, my co-producer (and show videographer/live-streamer — the man in the crowd) Rob Dub. We did it, tovarich!
**Special thanks go to Horse Trade Theater Group and Erez Ziv , who do more than anyone even imagines to support and nurture independent shows, plays, events and festivals, the artful entertainments that live in this town!
And last but MOST, all of YOU who watched the show, in person and online — THANK YOU!!! Please join us on Wed. October 5 at 9:30pm for the Ten-Foot Rat Cabaret’s New York Comic Con Unlicensed Copyright Infringement Tribute Show!