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CHEAP THINGS TO DO IN NYC TONIGHT: July 14

Dino-RabbitsFootNYC’s Dance Music Comedy Art Show: Ten-Foot Rat Cabaret is tonight Sat. July 14 at 10:30pm!

(Click to Reserve $10 Tickets)

Now in its 5th Year,¬†Ten-Foot Rat Cabaret (READ REVIEW)¬†features an inspired, curated monthly roster of thrilling music, smart comedy, amazing dance, clever storytelling, sexy burlesque, art and theatrical vaudeville spectacle. A great show in a legendary East Village venue: a NYC night out like no other!¬† (Featured Event in ‚ÄúWhat To Do in NYC Tonight‚ÄĚ)

Saturday July 14, 10:30pm Show Features:

BIG-TIME HOTSHOT COMEDIAN:
It’s Dino Stamatopoulos!
He played Star-Burns on “Community.” He wrote for Mr. Show. He created stop-action animation Moral Orel and Mary Shelley‚Äôs Frankenhole for Adult Swim. You‚Äôve seen him in Conan sketches.
(Stephen Colbert¬†tweeted: ‚ÄúHey. You know Dino Stamatopoulos?¬†He‚Äôs funny…”)

HIPHOP VAUDEVILLE:
Telling the true stories of African-American performers in the 1910s and now, this show-ensemble created by dancer and choreographer¬†Jordon Waters¬†is very funny, poignant, dynamic, cool, and finally triumphant. The Rat is proud to present excerpts of ‚ÄúRebirth of Rabbit‚Äôs Foot‚ÄĚ (presented at¬†Feinstein‚Äôs/54 Below, Joe‚Äôs Pub and a¬†6-Month Residency¬†at the PIT Theater). Rabbit‚Äôs Foot is about to explode with dance, patter, and energy!

GORGEOUS MUSIC:
A sound that’s simple, raw and stripped down, while filling the room with soul and intensity: that’s Henry Black, a singer and guitarist making his Rat debut. We’re thrilled to welcome him aboard!

MONTHLY ART-ENTERTAINMENT BRILLIANCE:
The Rat‚Äôs not complete without the funny, clever, eccentric work of¬†Bill Chambers. A horrifying parody of an Apple tech expo, the tale of Vincenzo the Chain-Smoking Monkey, re-animating a ‚Äúdead‚ÄĚ Teddy Ruxpin a la Mary Shelly ‚ÄĒ expect the unexpected. Bill is seen in the Frigid Festival, Canuck Cabaret, and the annual East Village Antifolk Festival.

PSEUDO ‚ÄėGERMAN‚Äô NIGHTCLUB HUMOR:
Gregor of Berlin¬†(aka¬†Gregory Levine) ‚Äď suave, sinister, sarcastic, appearing ‚Äúby contractual obligation,‚ÄĚ the Fatherland‚Äôs favorite entertainer will regale you with horrid tales of Berlinner childhood, decadence, morphine, prostitution, and of course, show biz. (Seen at Feinstein‚Äôs/54 Below, APAP showcases at the Duplex, Capital Fringe, Frigid Festival, Travel Channel and in the Guinness World Records).

HOT WORLD DANCE ENSEMBLE:
Members of the acclaimed international¬†Guilty Pleasures Cabaret¬†dance troupe bring their Moulin Rouge-style dazzle, costumery, Tap, Frug, ‚Äúcircus‚ÄĚ contortion, and acclaimed Light Show to the Rat every month! See why they wowed Feinstein‚Äôs/54 Below, The Duplex and resorts from Belize to China!

HOSTED by Stand Up Comic/Storyteller, Canadian Import Jillian Thomas (MTV Live, The Toronto Show, The Buzz, Listen Missy, & 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, July 14, 2018 ‚Äď 10:30pm
$10 (Discounts if you qualify. Contact us.)

TICKETS ‚Äď Click to Reserve Online¬†or buy at the Door

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REVIEWS:
‚ÄúGreat example of what a variety show can be!‚ÄĚ ‚Äď Opplaud.com

‚ÄúVery¬†fun¬†stuff. That‚Äôs what you can expect from¬†Ten Foot¬†Rat¬†Cabaret.¬†‚ÄĚ ‚Äď ApplauseApplause

 

Special Thanks to Horse Trade Theater Group / Frigid NY

 

Musician Added to July 14 Cast: Henry Black!

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A sound¬†that’s¬†simple, raw and¬†stripped¬†down,¬†while¬†filling the room with soul and intensity: That’s Henry Black, musical guest at the July 14 (10:30pm) edition of Ten-Foot Rat Cabaret.

Click to Reserve Tickets ($10) or purchase at the door:
Under St. Marks Theater, 94 St. Marks Pl., bet. 1st Ave. and Ave. A.

Watch and Listen to¬†Henry’s¬†video and you’ll understand why we booked him:¬†¬†https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mT1mMIw1p4

NYC’s Dance Music Comedy Art Show: July 14, 10:30pm

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Now in its 5th Year, Ten-Foot Rat Cabaret features an inspired, curated monthly roster of thrilling music, smart comedy, amazing dance, clever storytelling, sexy burlesque, art and theatrical vaudeville spectacle. A great show in a legendary East Village venue: a NYC night out like no other!  (READ REVIEWS, below.)

Saturday July 14, 10:30pm Show Features –

GORGEOUS MUSIC:
A sound that‚Äôs simple, raw and stripped down, while filling the room with soul and intensity: that’s Henry Black, a singer and guitarist making his Rat debut. We’re thrilled to welcome him aboard!

BIG-TIME HOTSHOT COMEDIAN:
He wrote for MR. SHOW. He created stop-action animation Moral Orel and Mary Shelley’s Frankenhole for Adult Swim. You’ve seen him in Conan sketches. It’s¬†Dino Stamatopoulos!
(Stephen Colbert tweeted: “Hey. You know Dino Stamatopoulos? He’s funny. He also has a band called Sorry About Everything…”)

HIPHOP VAUDEVILLE:
Telling the true stories of African-American performers in the 1910s and now, this show-ensemble created by dancer and choreographer¬†Jordon Waters¬†is very funny, poignant, dynamic, cool, and finally triumphant. The Rat is proud to present excerpts of “Rebirth of Rabbit’s Foot” (presented at Feinstein’s/54 Below, Joe’s Pub and a 6-Month Residency at the PIT Theater). Rabbit’s Foot is about to explode with dance, patter, and energy!

MONTHLY ART-ENTERTAINMENT BRILLIANCE:
The Rat’s not complete without the funny, clever, eccentric work of¬†Bill Chambers. A horrifying parody of an Apple tech expo, the tale of Vincenzo the Chain-Smoking Monkey, re-animating a “dead” Teddy Ruxpin a la Mary Shelly — expect the unexpected. Bill is seen in the Frigid Festival, Canuck Cabaret, and the annual East Village Antifolk Festival.

PSEUDO ‘GERMAN’ NIGHTCLUB HUMOR:
Gregor of Berlin¬†(aka¬†Gregory Levine) – suave, sinister, sarcastic, appearing “by contractual obligation,” the Fatherland’s favorite entertainer will regale you with horrid tales of Berlinner childhood, decadence, morphine, prostitution, and of course, show biz. (Seen at Feinstein’s/54 Below, APAP showcases at the Duplex, Capital Fringe, Frigid Festival, Travel Channel and in the Guinness World Records).

HOT WORLD DANCE ENSEMBLE:
Members of the acclaimed international¬†Guilty Pleasures Cabaret¬†dance troupe bring their Moulin Rouge-style dazzle, costumery, Tap, Frug, ‚Äúcircus‚ÄĚ contortion, and acclaimed Light Show to the Rat every month! See why they wowed Feinstein’s/54 Below, The Duplex and resorts from Belize to China!

HOSTED by Stand Up Comic/Storyteller, Canadian Import Jillian Thomas(MTV Live, The Toronto Show, The Buzz, Listen Missy, & 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, July 14, 2018 ‚Äď 10:30pm
$10 (Discounts if you qualify. Contact us.)

TICKETS ‚Äď Click to Reserve Online

_______________________
REVIEWS:
Check out this 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

 

Special Thanks to Horse Trade Theater Group / Frigid NY

Gregor Does Karaoke?! JA!

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Gregor of Berlin does¬†karaoke?! Jawohl! Germany’s favorite exiled entertainer (and Ten-Foot Rat regular, “by contractual obligation”) is joining a a bill of other characters*¬† in a genteel, sophisticated, bizarre, funny ongoing series: “Stories & Songs: Character Edition.”
(It got a great writeup in ComedyCake.com!)

Produced by Bailey Swilley, you can catch it at the PIT Loft, 154 W. 29th St, bet. 6th and 7th Aves (near Pioneers Bar).
Click for Tickets ($8.00)

Come sing along,¬†marvel, shudder — and laugh, damn you, laugh!

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* played by actors, comedians and trained singers! Gregor is, sadly, untrained.

Cheap Things to Do in NYC Tonight !

PamWessAndGPC-BackstageNYC’s Dance Music Comedy Art Show: Ten-Foot Rat Cabaret is tonight at 10:30pm!

(Click to Reserve $10 Tickets)

Now in its 5th Year,¬†Ten-Foot Rat Cabaret (READ REVIEW)¬†features an inspired, curated monthly roster of thrilling music, smart comedy, amazing dance, clever storytelling, sexy burlesque, art and theatrical vaudeville spectacle. A great show in a legendary East Village venue: a NYC night out like no other!¬† (Featured Event in ‚ÄúWhat To Do in NYC Tonight‚ÄĚ)

Saturday June 9, 10:30pm Show Features:

BEAUTIFUL BLUES BELTING:
Audience favorite¬†SHESHE DANCE¬†(aka¬†Azusa) always captures the room with her rip-roaring vocals and big big heart. Witness why this wonderful song stylist won over the famously tough Showtime at The Apollo ‚ÄĒ TWICE!

MADAME BOUGE:
Aka¬†Pamela Wess¬†(star of cult fave ‚ÄúClown Porn‚ÄĚ and co-host of the¬†The ORIGINAL NYC Talent Show), a superb scary sexy hilarious¬†performance-art burlesque parody who just may destroy something ‚ÄĒ because she carries a horse-whip!

INSANE CHARACTER(S):
Katie Hartman, fresh off a major role in the Netflix comedy The Week Of (playing opposite Adam Sandler and Chris Rock!!!), has killed it in cult-favorite comedy Gypsy Danger and Skinny B*tch Jesus Meeting. And the Rat has her on June 9th!

WORLD DANCE TROUPE: FISHNET FOLLIES
Moulin Rouge-style dazzle, costumery, Tap, Frug, ‚Äúcircus‚ÄĚ contortion, and acclaimed Light Show! The Fishnet Follies, a boutique team created specially for the Rat, are members of the acclaimed¬†Guilty Pleasures Cabaret¬†dance troupe. See why they wowed Feinstein‚Äôs/54 Below and resorts from Belize to Dubai to China!

MAD ‚ÄėMOCKSTAR‚Äô CONCERT:
The legendary¬†Killy Dwyer¬†(host, Radio Free Brooklyn) is a singer, songwriter, mosher, digital artist and performer like you‚Äôve never seen! Learn why Jerry Stiller said, ‚ÄúKid, that Lady Gaga‚Äôs got nothin‚Äô on you!‚ÄĚ when she was a Finalist in the annual Andy Kaufman Awards!

FUNNY BITTER(SWEET) STORY LEGEND:
Michele Carlo¬†(creator of ‚ÄúFish Out of Agua‚ÄĚ and acclaimed solo show ‚ÄúThere Goes the Neighbrhood‚ÄĚ) is the self-proclaimed ‚Äúredhead with 8,000,000 stories about New York City‚ÄĒperhaps one of them is about *you*‚Ķ‚ÄĚ We‚Äôre looking forward to getting lost in her words.

GUITARIST-SINGER:
In his Rat debut, meet¬†Hayden T. Stearns! A terrific compelling musician, singing from the heart (a cliche, yes, but you‚Äôll see) ‚ÄĒ and carving out a niche all his own in NYC.

PSEUDO ‚ÄėGERMAN‚Äô NIGHTCLUB HUMOR:
Gregor of Berlin¬†(aka¬†Gregory Levine) ‚Äď suave, sinister, sarcastic, appearing ‚Äúby contractual obligation,‚ÄĚ the Fatherland‚Äôs favorite entertainer will regale you with horrid tales of Berlinner childhood, decadence, morphine, prostitution, and of course, show biz. (Seen at Feinstein‚Äôs/54 Below, APAP showcases at the Duplex, Capital Fringe, Frigid Festival, Travel Channel and in the Guinness World Records).

HOSTED by Stand Up Comic/Storyteller, Canadian Import Jillian Thomas (MTV Live, The Toronto Show, The Buzz, Listen Missy, & 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, June 9, 2018 ‚Äď 10:30pm
$10  (Discounts if you qualify. Contact us.)

TICKETS ‚Äď Reserve Online Here

_______________________
Special Thanks to Horse Trade Theater Group/Frigid NYC

 

All Hail Queen Taradise!

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Congratulations to one of our favorite performers: Taradise, who won the title 2018 New Jersey Queen of Burlesque!

Taradise Bizub is a dancer, burlesque performer, comedian, actress and producer who epitomizes what it means to be in Show Biz.

Member of the acclaimed posh burlesque-theater ensemble House of Noire,¬†Taradise performs all over NYC and America as a solo act and in conjunction with others. She can be seen regularly onstage at legendary Lower East Side¬†“pin-up bar”¬†Nurse¬†Bettie.

On May 25th, she competed in the Queen & King of NJ Burlesque Competition, as part of the NJ Burlesque Festival at The Asbury Hotel, in Asbury Park, NJ.
And she won! …but frankly, we weren’t surprised.

Watch Taradise¬†in one of her¬†Ten-Foot Rat Cabaret appearances,¬†in one of her favorite incarnations:¬†Lucille¬†Ball¬†in¬†“I Love Lucy!¬† (Her appearance starts at :58)

Thurs May 31: The Rats Invade the PIT!

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That’s right: Talent from Ten-Foot Rat Cabaret will be movin’ on up – from¬†St. Marks Place to 24th Street and the PIT Theater, to appear in Rocco’s Witness¬†Protection Revue!

Comedian Jillian Thomas* and dancer/performance-artist Andrea Palesh will join “Rocco” ** in a¬†fun fast wild showcase of music, characters, musical theater and more!

Thursday, May 31, 10pm
The PIT (People’s Improv Theater)
123 E. 24th St. (bet. Park & Lex)
$8
Click to Reserve Tickets

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ALSO FEATURING:

GORGEOUS GUITAR and Singing by Hayden Stearns

HIPHOP VAUDEVILLE — amazing deep hybrid art with ensemble Rebirth of Rabbits Foot¬†(led by¬†Jordon Waters, and featuring cast members Austin Bowen,¬†Mally Reber¬†and Fred Collier)

INSANE MUSICAL THEATER by the Professional Singers and Broadway Types of “Sally Tomato” * (Ringleader¬†David Bell, with¬†William Goulet Kean,¬†Anne Schroeder,¬†Tiffany Springle.¬† LIVE PIANO accompaniment by¬†Dan Reitz.)

INSANE-ER GROUP COMEDY:
Just Gravy! —-> Starring¬†Hannah Cassius,¬†Brian Rosenblatt,¬†TJ Regno,¬†Nick Cohen,¬†Patrick McCarty,¬†Gabby Brown

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* The Rat’s regular host
** played by Gregory Levine, known to you as Gregor of Berlin

June 9 at 10:30PM: NYC’s Dance Music Comedy Art Show

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Now in its 5th Year, Ten-Foot Rat Cabaret features an “inspired,” curated monthly roster of thrilling music, smart comedy, amazing dance, clever storytelling, sexy burlesque, art and theatrical vaudeville spectacle. A great show in a legendary East Village venue: a NYC night out like no other! (READ REVIEW)

Saturday June 9, 10:30pm Show Features –

BEAUTIFUL BLUES BELTING:
Audience favorite¬†SHESHE DANCE¬†(aka¬†Azusa) always captures the room with her rip-roaring vocals and big big heart. Witness why this wonderful song stylist won over the famously tough Showtime at The Apollo — TWICE!

MADAME BOUGE:
Aka¬†Pamela Wess¬†(star of cult fave “Clown Porn” and co-host of the¬†The ORIGINAL NYC Talent Show), a superb scary sexy hilarious¬†performance-art burlesque parody who just may destroy something — because she carries a horse-whip!

INSANE CHARACTER(S):
Katie Hartman, fresh off a major role in the Netflix comedy The Week Of (playing opposite Adam Sandler and Chris Rock!!!), has killed it in cult-favorite comedy Gypsy Danger and Skinny B*tch Jesus Meeting. And the Rat has her on June 9th!

WORLD DANCE TROUPE: FISHNET FOLLIES
Moulin Rouge-style dazzle, costumery, Tap, Frug, ‚Äúcircus‚ÄĚ contortion, and acclaimed Light Show! The Fishnet Follies, a boutique team created specially for the Rat, are members of the acclaimed¬†Guilty Pleasures Cabaret¬†dance troupe. See why they wowed Feinstein’s/54 Below and resorts from Belize to Dubai to China!

MAD ‘MOCKSTAR’ CONCERT:
The legendary¬†Killy Dwyer¬†(host, Radio Free Brooklyn) is a singer, songwriter, mosher, digital artist and performer like you’ve never seen! Learn why Jerry Stiller said, “Kid, that Lady Gaga’s got nothin’ on you!” when she was a Finalist in the annual Andy Kaufman Awards!

FUNNY BITTER(SWEET) STORY LEGEND:
Michele Carlo¬†(creator of “Fish Out of Agua” and acclaimed solo show “There Goes the Neighbrhood”) is the self-proclaimed “redhead with 8,000,000 stories about New York City‚ÄĒperhaps one of them is about *you*…” We’re looking forward to getting lost in her words.

GUITARIST-SINGER:
In his Rat debut, meet¬†Hayden T. Stearns! A terrific compelling musician, singing from the heart (a cliche, yes, but you’ll see) — and carving out a niche all his own in NYC.

PSEUDO ‘GERMAN’ NIGHTCLUB HUMOR:
Gregor of Berlin¬†(aka¬†Gregory Levine) – suave, sinister, sarcastic, appearing “by contractual obligation,” the Fatherland’s favorite entertainer will regale you with horrid tales of Berlinner childhood, decadence, morphine, prostitution, and of course, show biz. (Seen at Feinstein’s/54 Below, APAP showcases at the Duplex, Capital Fringe, Frigid Festival, Travel Channel and in the Guinness World Records).

HOSTED by Stand Up Comic/Storyteller, Canadian Import Jillian Thomas (MTV Live, The Toronto Show, The Buzz, Listen Missy, & 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, June 9, 2018 ‚Äď 10:30pm
$10  (Discounts if you qualify. Contact us.)

TICKETS ‚Äď Reserve Online Here

_______________________
Special Thanks to Horse Trade Theater Group

What a Show That Was! (Sat. May 12)

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Ten-Foot Rat Cabaret: NYC’s Dance Music Comedy Art Show¬†on Saturday night: Wow!¬†Gregory Levine hosted* and it was a very good show. Much much thanks to our performers:
David Segovia, whose voice and guitar were rich, soulful, gorgeous. Thanks for being so easy to work with.
Andrea Elizabeth Palesh** with her entrancing and clever Mata Hari act (and congrats on your Burlesque debut!) — and oh that seamstressing!¬†
Katie Boyle, very funny. (Is complimenting too American?)
Bill Chambers, whose monologue on fertility technology was somehow touching and disgusting simultaneously — and hilarious!
Adrian Sexton¬†as The Ghost of Liz Taylor — with a monologue and audience Q&A in character — was Gothic, addled, bizarre, brilliant!
Rebirth of Rabbit’s Foot¬†(led by¬†Jordon Waters, and featuring cast members¬†Kisai Angely Silfa-Perez,¬†Diana Cooper,¬†Lisa Bathily,¬†Rebecca Gual,¬†Mally Reber, with Andrea Palesh) gave us a wild updating of vaudeville with hiphop, consciousness-raising and spectacle — terrific!

Thanks to Rat crew and staff: now-less-new Matt Mitchell in the tech booth, hitting his sophomore show in great stride! Thanks for the extra rehearsal time. The lovely and capable Tina Lund stepping in last-minute as Stage Manager and helping connect all the dots. Jenny [surname?] at the door, always a crucial task, well done; and of course Diana Van Decker Byrne in the Bar, delightful and helpful as always.

To my co-producer¬†Rob Dub: Hurrah! NOW we can watch “Moon.”

Special thanks, as always, to Erez Ziv and the gang at Horse Trade Theater Group aka FRIGID New York, who manage Under St. Marks Theater, do Herculean work to keep unique artful entertainments and indie theater like the Rat alive in NYC. Go to their website, see a HT/Frigid show at Under St. Mark’s or the Kraine, and support the good stuff.

Last but never least: All of YOU who came out to watch a great live show. Thank you so much! See you at the next Rat, on the next Second Saturday: SAT. JUNE 9, 10:30PM!

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* in lieu of vacationing perma-host Jillian Thomas. Greg generally perform a single set, in addition to co-producing.
** Andrea appears courtesy of Guilty Pleasures Cabaret, Inc.

Cheap Things to Do in NYC Tonight !

GraceGotham-Stumblebum-80NYC’s Dance Music Comedy Art Show: Ten-Foot Rat Cabaret is tonight at 10:30pm!

(Click to Reserve $10 Tickets)

Now in its 5th Year,¬†Ten-Foot Rat Cabaret (READ REVIEW)¬†features an inspired, curated monthly roster of thrilling music, smart comedy, amazing dance, clever storytelling, sexy burlesque, art and theatrical vaudeville spectacle. A great show in a legendary East Village venue: a NYC night out like no other!¬† (Featured Event in ‚ÄúWhat To Do in NYC Tonight‚ÄĚ)

Saturday May 12, 10:30pm Show Features:

ELIZABETH TAYLOR’S GHOST:
Character genius¬†Adrian Sexton¬†(half of the acclaimed ‚ÄúDrinks with George and Martha: Improvised ‚ÄėWho‚Äôs Afraid of Virginia Wolfe?’‚ÄĚ) brings you want you know you secretly desired and longed for: An evening of Q&A with the soused, swearing, violet-eyed ghost of Liz Taylor!¬† (See the writeup in BroadwayWorld.com)

HIPHOP VAUDEVILLE:
Dynamic, cool, funny, this show-ensemble led by Jordon Waters brings modern sensibilities to an ancient entertainment form: Rebirth of Rabbit’s Foot is about to explode with dance, patter, and energy.  (Rabbit’s Foot appears at Feinstein’s 54 Below, Joe’s Pub and won a 6-Month Residency at the PIT Theater!)

RAZOR-SHARP COMEDY
Audience favorite and Expat¬†Katie Boyle¬†(host and producer of ‚ÄúTransplants‚ÄĚ) returns gives the Rat her unique take on coming from Ireland, surviving NYC, work and dating‚Ķ and hopefully she‚Äôll tell the hysterical story about her close relative who might have been an axe murderer!

BURLESQUE PERFORMANCE ART:
The¬†Fishnet Follies‚Äė lead dancer¬†Andrea Elizabeth Palesh¬†breaks precedent with a daring, surprising, saucy Historical-themed Burlesque number as WWI spy Mata Hari!*

GORGEOUS MUSIC:
Singer-guitarist¬†David Segovia¬†brings sweeping sounds, beauty, passion and a ‚ÄúSacred Fever.‚ÄĚ He ‚Äúplays with the blood.‚ÄĚ The Rat is thrilled to have him as our May Musical Guest!

MONTHLY ART-ENTERTAINMENT BRILLIANCE:
The Rat‚Äôs not complete without the funny, clever, eccentric work of¬†Bill Chambers. A horrifying parody of an Apple expo, the tale of Vincenzo the Chain-Smoking Monkey, re-animating a ‚Äúdead‚ÄĚ Teddy Ruxpin a la Mary Shelly ‚ÄĒ expect the unexpected. Bill is seen in the Frigid Festival, Canuck Cabaret,¬†Rocco‚Äôs Witness Protection Revueand the annual East Village Antifolk Festival.

HOSTED BY…
Gregory Levine, this month only! (Filling in for vacationing perma-host Jillian Thomas.)

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, May 12, 2018 ‚Äď 10:30pm
$10 (Discounts if you qualify. Contact us.) TICKETS ‚Äď At the Door, or¬†Click to Reserve Online.

_______________________
Special Thanks to Horse Trade Theater Group/Frigid NY
* Fishnet Follies appear courtesy of Guilty Pleasures Cabaret, Inc.