May 4 Show!

May Days: Darling buds. Mexican revolutions. Godless Commies. And Mom! Come celebrate the 5th month of the Gregorian calendar with a night of dance, smart comedy, great music, storytelling: a slice of NYC nightlife in a classic East Village venue. A night out like no other.

MAY 4, 2016 SHOW FEATURES:

MUSIC:
Zack Orion – his gorgeous style is “A soup that started in the African sands, whipped through Asia, boomeranged back through the Middle East, climbed the Carpathian mountains and screamed the Atlantic, legs still in a sprint, only to skid through an abandoned train tunnel cutting through the Appalachian hills.”
(https://zackorion2.bandcamp.com/track/stm-zv-3)

BELLYDANCE:
Shari Kamilah returns to the Rat with her signature sizzle — she teaches it and she performs it. Start fanning yourself now. Bring smelling salts to revive yourself…

COMEDY:
Paul Oddo – you’ve seen him on Fox Redeye, at the UCB, the CUNK Show at Creek and the Cave, SXSW, Boston Comedy Festval and Gotham Comedy Live, performing, producing and hosting…now the Rat has him!
(http://www.pauloddo.com/)

SKETCH TEAM:
Chambers and Levine, reunited!
Featuring the Rat’s Artist-in-Residence, Bill Chambers, seen in the Frigid NY Theater Festival, Canuck Cabaret, and some of your fave local bands. (His Henry Rollins and Neil Diamond tributes are epochal.) Co-starringGregory Levine, late of absurdist Russian mini-show PROUD PAPA at theAnnoyance Theatre NY and recurring guest performer with Guilty Pleasures Cabaret!

FAUX GERMAN SCHEISS:
Gregor of Berlin. Gregor regales the audience with tales of Teutonic childhood, decadence, morphine, prostitution, and of course, life in European show biz. (Seen in the Capital Fringe, Frigid NY Theater Festival, Travel Channel, and Guiness Book of World Records for Longest Continuous Variety Show.)

and JUST ADDED:
COOL DANGEROUS MAGIC:
Jeffrey Wetzel brings his hot fast illusions to the Rat. A 1-man show who will make you question your senses!

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!

AND sweet treats sold by atmospheric RETRO CANDY GAL Debby Bell !

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 / 21+ with ID to Drink)

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

Wed., May 4, 2016 – 9:30pm-11pm / Doors Open 9:15 Sharp
$15
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 (http://www.horsetrade.info/)

April 6 Show!

Ten-Foot Rat Cabaret: Rats of Spring!

rat1It’s Back! The show that “forever and irrevocably altered the soul of variety in Old Gotham” returns after its March vacation, with an amazing lineup of new talent and returning nightlife superstars. It’s the Ten-Foot Rat Cabaret at Under St. Marks, with its carefully curated monthly roster of smart comedy, thrilling music, clever storytelling, sexy burlesque, and theatrical vaudeville spectacle.

The Wed., April 6 show features:

Unique Sketch comedy: Blizzard of ’96 (seen at the UCB, NC Comedy Arts Festival 2016, NYC SketchFest 2015 at the People’s Improv Theater)

Hot Conceptual Burlesque/Dance: Mary Cyn (known for the long-running Original Cyn shows, Bardlesque Shakespearean burlesque, and anything that combines intellect, nerd culture and theater with striptease.)

Hilarious comedy: Katie Hartman (half of the outrageous sketch duo Skinny Bitch Jesus Meeting), called “One of the 25 funny people that should have their own TV show” by Complex Magazine. Co-creator/co-star of the web series “Made To Order,” listed as one of “6 Brilliant Web Series” by Marie Claire.

Gorgeous sweeping music: Andalusia, whose members blend rock and jazz with the ancient soulful sounds of Spain and North Africa. 

Funny, brilliant and strange: Bill Chambers, the Rat’s Artist-in-Residence, who might tell a morbidly funny tale of Gotham apartment hunting, animate a dead Teddy Ruxpin a la Mary Shelly, arrange a special appearance by Neil Diamond, or shock you with his live murderbag! (Seen in the Frigid NY Theater Festival, Canuck Cabaret, and punk rock shows all across the Former Communist Bloc.)

Dark “German” nightclub humor and kitsch: Gregory Levine as “Gregor of Berlin,” regaling the audience with tales of Teutonic childhood, decadence, morphine, prostitution, and of course, life in European show biz. (Seen in the Capital Fringe, Frigid NY Theater Festival, Travel Channel, and Guiness 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). “Who needs D*ck Jokes, this woman has Balls!” -Dave Morris

Ten-Foot Rat Cabaret: Rats of Spring!

Wed., April 6, 2016

Doors open 9:15pm / Show 9:30-11pm

$15

Undr St. Marks Theater

94 St. Marks Pl. (8th St.) bet. 1st Ave. and Ave. A

Click for Tickets!

In-theater bar serves craft beers, wine, Japanese sake, cider. 21+ with ID to drink / 17+ or accompanied by guardian to attend show

www.tenfootrat.com

Now 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.