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NYC’s Hot Art Cabaret Returns on Oct. 14!

FourthAnniversaryMontageNow in its 5th year, the Ten-Foot Rat Cabaret offers an inspired, curated monthly roster of thrilling music, smart comedy, amazing dance, clever storytelling, art and theater.

A slice of NYC nightlife in a classic East Village venue. A night out like no other.

SATURDAY OCT. 14, 10:30pm SHOW FEATURES:

DARK SWEET BOHEMIAN MUSIC:
Jackson Sturkey – the sense of shadowy saloons and old theaters, absinthe in glamorous basements and sepia sheet-music, Jackson’s music and persona will charm and delight you as he captures the essence of the Hot Art Cabaret.

SHARP COMEDY:
Veronica Garza – Veronica’s known for The She-Woman Lady Lovers Variety Show & Workshop (for podcasters), co-hosts The Muddy Waters Show at The Fulton Grand, has appeared on MTV and TMZ — and her jokes were featured on NPR! You will agree with the Rat’s bookers: she’s one hilarious badass.

HOT PROFESSIONAL DANCE TROUPE:
The Fishnet Follies, a “boutique act” created specially for the Rat, members of the acclaimed international Guilty Pleasures Cabaret dance troupe will bring their dazzle, costumery, Tap, Frug, “circus” contortion, and acclaimed Light Show to the Rat every month! See why they wowed Feinstein’s/54 Below, the Triad and resorts from Belize to China!

MONTHLY ART-ENTERTAINMENT BRILLIANCE:
The Rat’s not complete without the funny, clever, eccentric work of Bill Chambers. A pitch-perfect parody of an egomaniacal 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 punk/hardcore shows all across Eastern Europe and NY.

MOE & MARY:
Favorites of Fringe and Frigid theater festivals around the world, Mary Crosbie and Moe Rosen are the Canadian husband-and-wife team often called a “dark postmodern Burns and Allen”: Hilarious, silly, horrifying and loveable, this vaudevillian duo will make you suspect a tesseract opened up to the Golden age of Radio – until you start listening to their insane and insanely funny “conversations.”

LIVE FROM SPAIN: HERR GREGOR!
A melange of lies!  Gregory Levine as “Herr Gregor of Berlin” will regale you with horrid tales of Teutonic childhood, decadence, morphine, prostitution, and of course, the cruelty of show biz. (Seen in the Capital Fringe, FRIGID Festival, Travel Channel, Duplex, Feinstein’s/54 Below and Guinness World Records for Longest Continuous Variety Show). THIS MONTH: Coming to you live from his vacation in Barcelona, Spain, via Facebook Live… if we can force him to.

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~
(Must be 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, Oct. 14, 2017 – 10:30pm
$10 (Discounts if you qualify. Contact us.)

TICKETS – At the Door, or Reserve Online: https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?e=6a76f521a578eef47b8e34e8e55b6f01&t=tix
(Discounts Available)

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Special Thanks to Horse Trade Theater Group

Sept. 9: The Rat’s 4th Anniversary Show and Saturday Debut!

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The Ten-Foot Rat Cabaret is celebrating four years — AND is movin’ on up to the Second Saturday Night of each month! Come celebrate with us on Saturday, Sept. 9 at 10:30pm and enjoy our inspired, curated monthly roster of thrilling music, smart comedy, amazing dance, clever storytelling, art and theater.

A slice of NYC nightlife in a classic East Village venue. A night out like no other.

Sat. Sept. 9 Show Features:

MUSICAL COMEDY:
Self-proclaimed “International Woman of Whimsy,” the razor-sharp comedian, actress, burlesquer and performance artist Scout Durwood appears on MTV’s “Mary & Jane.” Will she grace the Rat with excerpts of her new album, “Take One Thing Off”?

HOT CRAZY DANCE (New Feature):
Come see the launch of “Fishnet Follies”! A “boutique act” created specially for the Saturday Night Rat, members of the acclaimed international Guilty Pleasures Cabaret professional dance troupe will bring their dazzle, costumery, Tap, Frug, “circus” contortion, and acclaimed Light Show to the Rat every month! See why they wowed Feinstein’s/54 Below, the Triad and resorts from Belize to China!

CLEVER, WARM, SUBVERSIVE LATE-NITE:
Actor, comic entertainer and talk-show host IKE (Ikechukwu Ufomadu) brings his witty sophisticated act to open our 5th Year, after playing The Public Theater with a full run of “Ike at Night,” as well as Joe’s Pub, and Ars Nova; and his Christmas show “Ike for the Holidays” at Manhattan Inn. TimeOut NY, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times raved. Come experience Ike!

BEAUTIFUL BLUES BELTING:
Audience favorite Azusa Dance (aka SHESHE DANCE) always captures the room with her rip-roaring vocals. Featured in an upcoming documentary, witness why this wonderful song stylist won over the famously tough Showtime at The Apollo — twice!

MONTHLY ART-ENTERTAINMENT BRILLIANCE:
The Rat’s not complete without the funny, clever, eccentric work of Bill Chambers. A pitch-perfect parody of an egomaniacal 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 punk/hardcore shows all across Eastern Europe and NY.

“GERMAN” CHARACTER COMEDY:
A melange of “Berlinner” nightclub humor and Continental kitsch, Gregory Levine as “Herr Gregor of Berlin” will regale you with horrid tales of Teutonic childhood, decadence, morphine, prostitution, and of course, the cruelty of show biz. (Seen in the Capital Fringe, FRIGID Festival, Travel Channel, Duplex, Feinstein’s/54 Below and Guinness World Records for Longest Continuous Variety Show).

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~
(Must be 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, Sept. 9, 2017 – 10:30pm
$10

TICKETS – At the Door, or Reserve Online:
https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?e=6a76f521a578eef47b8e34e8e55b6f01&t=tix

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Special Thanks to Horse Trade Theater Group

Ten-Foot Rat Cabaret Returns Wed. Aug. 2!

Galatea-NecktieUPDATE: Performer added! Shayna Blass (see below).
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It’s BACK! The Rat (Ten-Foot Rat Cabaret) brings you its signature mix of great music, smart comedy, dance, theater, burlesque, art and storytelling: A slice of NYC nightlife in a classic East Village venue. A night out like no other.

Wed. Aug. 2, 2017 Show Features:

AMAZING BLUES VOCALS:
Azusa Dance (aka SHESHE DANCE). This bold beautiful blues belter conquered the Showtime at The Apollo — twice! The Rat is delighted to have Azusa back, with all her amazing talent, energy and love. You won’t believe your ears.

DANCE / BURLESQUE:
Galatea Stone is back, perpetrating her artful performance for the Rat! Described as a “beautiful oddity” and “striking polymath,” her monthly show, WE ARE LEGION, has been called “deliciously strange” and a “much needed [and] necessary slap in the face for creative ideas.”

CLASSIC CABARET STYLIST:
Chanteusse Shayna Blass will be performing with instrumental backup. Shayna has garnered acclaim from the Washington Post, among others for roles including Lulu in “Cabaret” and Yentl in, yes, “Yentl.”  We eagerly anticpate the goosebumps she elicits.  (http://www.shaynablass.com/videos/)

SHARP COMEDY:
Standup comic Kevin Michael Smith will be making his Rat debut. Trivia: Besides co-producing and performing in the weekly show “Polished Comedy” at Beauty Bar in Manhattan, Smith has played joints as far-flung as Barcelona… and, oh, yeah, he served in the military in Afghanistan. Come honor his service by laughing at his material!

BIZARRE HILARITY:
Artist-in-Residence Bill Chambers is the Rat’s X-factor: He might tell a morbidly funny tale of NYC apartment hunting, animate a dead Teddy Ruxpin a la Mary Shelly, arrange a special appearance by “Neil Diamond” or “Children’s Author Henry Rollins.” (Seen in the Frigid Festival, Canuck Cabaret, and punk rock shows all across the Former Communist Bloc).

PSEUDO GERMAN SCHEISS:
And the Rat cast would not be complete without Gregor of Berlin (Gregory Levine). Master of nihilistic nightclub humor and Continental kitsch, Herr Gregor will regale the audience with horrid tales of Teutonic childhood, morphine, prostitution, and of course, life in European show biz (Seen in the Fringe and Frigid Festivals, the Travel Channel, the PIT, Guilty Pleasures Cabaret and Guinness Book of World Records for Longest Continuous Variety Show).

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!

WITH
Atmospheric Retro Candy Gal Debby Bell! Purveyor of salty sweet treats and delights!

produced by Rob Dub and Gregory Levine

~Beer, Wine, Japanese Sake and Hard Cider Sold in Theater~
(Must be 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

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 – 9:30pm-11pm
Doors open 9:15pm
$10 (Discounts if you qualify. Contact us.)

TICKETS – At the Door, or Reserve Online: https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?e=6a76f521a578eef47b8e34e8e55b6f01&t=tix

_______________________
Special Thanks to Horse Trade Theater Group

June 7 Show: Smokin’ Piano and a Naughty Librarian!

KatieMacyshyn-Green-WideSchool’s out and the night beckons! Join us at our next show on Wed., June 7, 9:30pm.

Smart comedy, great music, dance, theater, storytelling: Ten-Foot Rat Cabaret at Under St. Marks Theater is a slice of NYC nightlife in a classic East Village venue. A monthly night out like no other, since Sept. 2013.

WED. JUNE 7, 2017 SHOW FEATURES:

 

SHARP COMEDY:
Katie Boyle

SMOKIN’ PIANO:
Michael Wysong

CHOREOGRAPHED HILARITY:
Leila Ben-Abdallah

BRILLIANT CONCEPT COMEDY:
Bill Chambers

FAUX GERMAN MORPHINE ADDICT:
Gregor of Berlin (Gregory Levine)

and MUCH MORE!

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!

WITH Atmospheric Retro Candy Gal Debby Bell ! Purveyor of salty sweet treats and delights!

produced by Rob Dub and Gregory Levine

~Beer, Wine, Japanese Sake and Hard Cider Sold in Theater~
(Must be 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

Wed., June 7, 2017 – 9:30pm-11pm
Doors open 9:15pm
$10 (Discounts if you qualify. Contact us.)

TICKETS – At the Door, or Reserve Online: https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?e=6a76f521a578eef47b8e34e8e55b6f01&t=tix

_______________________
Special Thanks to Horse Trade Theater Group

May 3rd Show: Be a ‘Follower’!

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MAY 3, 2017 SHOW FEATURES:

SMART COMEDY:
Brandon Scott Wolf – a comedian? A messiah… a Cult leader?? See what Huffington Post reported about this “controversial” hilarious figure…and perhaps you’ll become a Follower.
(http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/this-comedian-wants-to-claim-his-twitter-account-as-a-tax-exempt-religion_us_58f8db71e4b018a9ce58f51a)

ROARING ROCK & ROLL:
Molly Ruth – she’s back in New York and the Rat is thrilled to have her!

HOT NERDY BURLESQUE
Miranda Raven – a fun, smart, adorable, sexy, high-energy pop-cult sci-fi performing machine brings her live stage awesomeness back to the Cabaret!

MONTHLY BRILLIANCE:
Bill Chambers – Storyteller, multimedia artist, musician, he’s brought you the iPhone Blood Diamond, reanimated a dead Teddy Ruxpin a la Mary Shelley, and brought “Henry Rollins” and “Neil Diamond” to the stage. What’s next??

FAUX GERMAN STUFF:
Gregor of Berlin (sometimes known as Gregory Levine) – suave, arrogant, egomaniac, Germany’s most beloved / despised performer makes a fresh start in NYC…by contractual obligation. He wants you to know that.

and MORE TO COME!

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!

WITH Atmospheric Retro Candy Gal Debby Bell! Purveyor of salty sweet treats and delights!

produced by Rob Dub and Gregory Levine

~Beer, Wine, Japanese Sake and Hard Cider Sold in Theater~
(Must be 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

Wed., May 3, 2017 – 9:30pm-11pm
Doors open 9:15pm
$15 (Discounts if you qualify. Contact us.)

TICKETS – At the Door, or Reserve Online: https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?e=6a76f521a578eef47b8e34e8e55b6f01&t=tix

www.tenfootrat.com

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Special Thanks to Horse Trade Theater Group (http://www.horsetrade.info/)

April 5: The Rat of Spring!

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Spring! The Ides of March have come and gone, and rats feed upon the corpse of Caesar. Come celebrate spring rebirth and the restoration of the Republic at Ten-Foot Rat Cabaret.

Since Sept. 2013, The monthly Rat brings you an evening of performing arts, entertainment, storytelling, music, burlesque, theater – a slice of NYC nightlife in a classic East Village venue. A night out like no other.

APRIL 5, 2017 SHOW FEATURES:

Just Added:
SMART HILARITY:
Nat Towsen, host of long-running Nat Towsen’s Downtown Variety Hour, returns to our stage!
(https://www.facebook.com/downtownvariety)

GORGEOUS RIP-ROARING BLUES:
Azusa Dance

HILARIOUS SHOW COMEDY:
Rory Scholl

SPECTACULAR BURLESQUE:
Karina Libido

MONTHLY BRILLIANCE:
Bill Chambers

SOPHISTICATED “GERMAN” KITSCH:
Gregor of Berlin

…And more to come!

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!

WITH Atmospheric Retro Candy Gal Debby Bell! Purveyor of salty sweet treats and delights!

produced by Rob Dub and Gregory Levine

~Beer, Wine, Japanese Sake and Hard Cider Sold in Theater~
(Must be 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

Wed., April 5, 2017 – 9:30pm-11pm
Doors open 9:15pm
$15 (Discounts if you qualify. Contact us.)

TICKETS – At the Door, or Reserve Online: https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?e=6a76f521a578eef47b8e34e8e55b6f01&t=tix

www.tenfootrat.com

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Special Thanks to Horse Trade Theater Group (http://www.horsetrade.info/)

Act Added to Feb. 1 Show!

Depraved sketch comedy by NatlScandal-TorontoNational Scandal added to the Feb. 1 lineup! National Scandal is a multi-year House Team in good standing at the legendary PIT. (https://thepit-nyc.com/)  NS was an Official Selection at the 2015 Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival.

“The team dissects society and politics in order to find its beautifully flawed human core. Like your scientist friend who gets too drunk at a dinner party, National Scandal is smart yet unpredictable. They’re the dirty freaks you wouldn’t mind introducing to your parents.”

http://www.nationalscandalcomedy.com/