Sold-Out Show! …and It Was Great.


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We had to turn people away — it was a SOLD-OUT SHOW, and it was a GREAT one! Talking about Ten-Foot Rat Cabaret last Saturday night, Aug. 11. All-too-brief thanks to everyone involved:

Our brilliant performers: Mike Milazzo, rocking with that encore; Calvin S. Cato, hilarious and delightful as always; members of Guilty Pleasures Cabaret (this particular show featured Andrea Elizabeth PaleshMelissa Buriak and the elusive Camille), Lady Van TrampBill Chambers (as Neil Diamond as Jello Biafra… if you missed it, don’t ask, I can’t explain properly), and that Gregor of Berlin fella.

Rat Crew and Horse Trade Staff: Matthew WJ Mitchell rolling with the flow in the tech booth, Jennifer Malbuisson stepping in as Stage/House Manager: splendid! Diana Van Decker Byrne at the bar, Tess Henry at the door.

Host-with-the-most Jillian Thomas, terrific once again.

My co-producer Rob Dub.

Special thanks to Erez ZivDebby Bell holding down the fort in the office, and everyone else at Horse Trade Theater Group/Frigid NY.

And to our incredible AUDIENCE! Thank you, friends, new friends, total strangers, East Village neighbors, TDF subscribers, et cetera: for coming out, packing a black box theater, and loving some great art-entertainment.

See you all next month, Saturday Sept. 8, 10:30pm: the Rat’s FIVE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY SHOW!
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Aug. 11 Performer Highlight: Mike Milazzo

The Ten-Foot Rat Cabaret is thrilled to welcome back the great Mike Milazzo on Saturday, August 11 -10:30pm.

Guitarist extraordinaire, singer, songwriter, Mike’s storied career included opening for Richie Havens, Levon Helm and Donovan.

Roots Americana, blues, rock — his rich, earthy voice and leonine presence, mastery of the live show and wry humor make him a one-of-a-kind.

Listen to Mike Milazzo

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See Mike’s Previous Appearance at Ten-Foot Rat

…So, Who Else is Performing on August 11th?

Moulin Rouge-style dazzle, costumery, Tap, Frug, “circus” contortion, and acclaimed Light Show: That’s what you can expect from the acclaimed international Guilty Pleasures Cabaret.

From Stonewall’s stage to Oxygen’s My Crazy Love, San Francisco Sketchfest to Austin’s Out of Bounds Comedy Festival, get ready for:  Calvin S. Cato!

The Blood Diamond iPhone, Vincenzo the Chain-Smoking Monkey, Neil Diamond’s “True Crime Confessions” — Bill Chambers, the Rat’s Artist-in-Residence, brings something wild and different every month.

In her Ten-Foot Rat Cabaret debut, “Lady Von Tramp” (that MAY be a stage name, we haven’t ascertained) twists a Brothers Grimm fairytale in a saucy, strange, irresistible performance!

Gregor of Berlin” (also a stage name?) was thrown out of Berlin for insulting the Crown Prince. Or so he says.  Der Fatherland’s favorite entertainer will amuse you with horrid tales of Berlinner childhood, decadence, morphine, prostitution, and of course, Show Biz.

Canadian Import Jillian Thomas (MTV Live, The Toronto Show) , queen of the annual East Village Oscar Awards Party, and creator of Canada’s longest-running legal marijuana cafe comedy-club show! See why Second City‘s Joe Flaherty said,
“Wow, you looked so innocent back stage… face of an angel and the laugh of the Devil!”

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)

Ten-Foot Rat Cabaret
at Under St. Marks Theater
94 St. Marks Pl. (8th St.) bet. 1st Ave. and Ave. A

Saturday, Aug 11, 2018 – 10:30pm


Great example of what a variety show can be!” –

Very Fun stuff. That’s what you can expect from Ten Foot Rat Cabaret. ” – ApplauseApplause


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