Photo by: Austin Ruffer
The Green Room 42 Presents: “Poetry/Cabaret: SEASONED!” – “A Variety Salon”
Starring Thomas March & Friends
Friday, December 6, at 9:30 p.m.
The Green Room 42
“I don’t know what the hell that was, but I f*$&ing loved it!” – recent Poetry/Cabaret audience member
In this “variety salon,” a multi-genre evening of emotional whiplash, the coffeehouse meets the cabaret as “Poetry/Cabaret” (Time Out NY–recommended) once again brings together poets and performers in a face-paced night of stimulating variations on a theme. The second episode of the season, “SEASONED”, billed as a “non-holiday holiday” show, explores a wide range of experiences associated with this time of year—Feeling spicy? Seen it all? Been through a few things? (Too) full of holiday cheer?
Curator and host Thomas March (Aftermath) and the cast explore these and more, in song, poetry, comedy, and story. In addition to comedy from the host, the show will feature poetry from Tyler Mills and Thoughtress; comedy from Ashley Gavin; and music from Jen Kwok and Kat Liz Kramer. Drew Wutke will be on keys as musical director. Throughout the evening, the audience will be treated to special guest performances (Jonathan Chang, Jordan Ho, Hector Lionel, Jerome Ellison Murphy, Daniel Nolen, and others ) from A Good Mixer, a dramatic visual and poetry hybrid developed by Thomas March and painter Valerie Mendelson. Based on a cocktails guide that came out in 1933, the year Prohibition ended, the project presents “portraits” of cocktails alongside poems imagining the personae of the people who are drinking them—their public “party” selves as well as the thoughts they keep hidden from others. Expect longing, lust, regret, jealousy—and many more seasoned and seasonal feelings.
570 Tenth Ave, 4th Floor (inside YOTEL)
42nd Street & Tenth Avenue
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Tickets can also be purchased at the box office prior to show time.
Praise for “Poetry/Cabaret”:
“[W]hen taking a chance by skipping a group show of Cole Porter songs you already know in favor of a cabaret that has the word “poetry” in its’ title, a person might, happily, expand their mind and find something new to like.”—Stephen Mosher, BroadwayWorld.com
“March has a lot of personality and a lot of opinions. Charming, to say the least, he is unapologetic with his rhetoric. . . . He is a gifted guy, an affable host, and quite a snappy dresser. . . all the elements needed for the emcee of a variety show with some real variety”—Stephen Mosher, BroadwayWorld.com