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May 12, 10:30PM: NYC’S DANCE MUSIC COMEDY ART SHOW!

Follies-JamieCummingsNow 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!  (Featured Event in “What To Do in NYC Tonight”)

Saturday May 12, 10:30pm Show Features:

ELIZABETH TAYLOR’S GHOST:
Character genius Adrian Sexton (half of the acclaimed “Drinks with George and Martha: Improvised ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolfe?'”) 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 “Transplants”) returns gives the Rat her unique take on coming from Ireland, surviving NYC, work and dating… and hopefully she’ll tell the hysterical story about her close relative who might have been an axe murderer!

BURLESQUE PERFORMANCE ART:
The Fishnet Follies‘ 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 “Sacred Fever.” He “plays with the blood.” The Rat is thrilled to have him as our May Musical Guest!

MONTHLY ART-ENTERTAINMENT BRILLIANCE:
The Rat’s 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 “dead” Teddy Ruxpin a la Mary Shelly — expect the unexpected. Bill is seen in the Frigid Festival, Canuck Cabaret, Rocco’s Witness Protection Revue and 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 – 10:30pm
$10 (Discounts if you qualify. Contact us.) TICKETS – At the Door, or Click to Reserve Online.

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

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