by Terri Allen, Psycho Cabaret producer
It’s Fringe time! This year we’re a bit psycho!
We’ve started work on our Fringe Festival show. If you don’t know, this will be the DC Cabaret Network’s third year to participate in the DC Capital Fringe Festival.
This year, we’ve changed the concept a bit and the show is called Psycho Cabaret. The premise: the world is crazy; people are stressed; up seems like down and down up – everyone is . . . yes, just a bit psycho!
We’ve just started rehearsing. Everyone’s material is really interesting – a few well-known songs (I don’t want to divulge them just yet!) and songs from Fascinating Aida, a great one by Jason Robert Brown and much more.
Cast members are: Terri Allen, Chris Cochran, Emily Leatha Everson, Arlene Hill, Michael Vitaly Sazonov, Judy Simmons and Lonny Smith. Judy Simmons is directing the show and Helen Hayes award-winner George Fulginiti-Shakar is musical director.
This year the Festival is expanded, and will run three weeks – July 10 – 27. That’s good news and bad news – we’ve got six shows to sell out over 3 weeks!
We have another challenge this year, because we are not in our beloved Warehouse venue, but have been moved to Chief Ike’s Mambo Room, 1725 Columbia Road in Adams Morgan. For those of you who aren’t 20 or trendy and don’t know this venue, it is a cool, hip bar. But, it is a bit off of the beaten track — even for Adams Morgan, and parking is extremely limited. So, we’re going to encourage everyone to support cabaret and bring 20 of your closest friends to the show! We need to sell seats.
Here are the Psycho Cabaret show dates:
Thurs. July 10, 7:45 PM
Sat., July 12, 7:30 PM
Thurs., July 17, 6:00 PM
Wed., July 23, 7:45 PM
Thurs., July 24, 6:00 PM
Friday, July 25, 5:30 PM
The box office opens officially on July 10 at Fringe Headquarters at the old AV Ristorante at 6th and New York Ave, NW. But, you can go online NOW at www.capitalfringe.org and buy tickets. Or call 1-866-811-4111.
Buy tickets; buy them often; encourage your friends to attend our show!
Think Fringe! Think Psycho Cabaret!