Sat, March 14th

The Midnight Cabaret Premiere Party

burlesque dj TICKETS

Doors 10:30PM
Show 11PM
Advance Price $15 GA / $300 VIP (guaranteed seating for up to 4ppl and 1 bottle of your choice)
Door Price $20 GA

Advanced online ticket sales stop at 5pm on day of show
If available, more tickets are available at door

Drom, Jenny Rocha & Thirsty Girl Productions Present

The Midnight Cabaret
Premiere Party


Drom, Jenny Rocha and Jen Gapay of Thirsty Girl Productions are thrilled to announce the premiere of The Midnight Cabaret, Saturday March 14th at East village hot-spot Drom. This sexy soiree features an alluring line up filled with dancing ladies, circus spectacles, live music and a DJ after-Party!

The evening begins with the French swing jazz stylings of The Avalon Jazz Band followed by NYC's hottest new cabaret, hosted by notorious downtown drag superstar Sweetie. An amazing array of performances by many of NYC's most cutting edge performers will commence starting, well, at Midnight: Late Night Fly Girls! Jenny Rocha & Her Painted Ladies, The Italian Stallionette, Angie Pontani, “The World’s Show-busiest Couple!”, Kitten N’ Lou, World-Renowned Contemporary Circus Artist, Kyle Driggs, the Russian that will keep you blushing, Miss Ekaterina and The Most Handsome Man in Sideshow, Ray Valenz and The Elizabeth Taylor of Burlesque, Tansy! 

The night continues with a club vibe as DJ Momotaro spins a mix of high-energy oddities and wild go-go stompers for NYC’s most notoriously bawdy and daring crowds.






 



About The Producers & Host


Featured on Bravo's Project Runway and seen on Oprah, Sweetie is a full tilt, larger than life, bold, beautiful, plus sized bundle of dynamite.  Celebrated as New York City's Best Lipsync Artist 13 years in a row and two time Drag Entertainer of the Year, Sweetie has won coveted roles in the major motion picture To Wong Foo, Rupaul's cult comedy Starrbooty, and Off Broadway's smash hit Wig Out at the highly respected Vineyard Theatre.  Sweetie's downtown roots include runs and appearances at Ps122, Here, The Public Theater, Joe's Pub, The Abrams Arts Center, and Dixon Place.  Sweetie's long time affiliation with TWEED Theater has afforded her high praise for her hysterical takes on William Inge's Picnic, Tennessee Williams Summer and Smoke, and adaptations of film classics A Patch of Blue, Ordinary People and The Postman Always Rings Twice.  In her solo work, Sweetie's quick, caustic, rapid-fire delivery tops off her irreverent "take no prisoners" onstage persona.  She is one of the best emcees in the business. Sweetie's capacity to tickle our funny bone then tug on your heartstrings is astounding.  She is the best of "Bette", a dollop of "Dolly", a little "Lampanelli" and a whole lot of love.  This professional glamour puss always leaves them weak and begging for more. 

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"A True Drag Icon” The Village Voice

"To watch Sweetie is to enter a Twilight Zone where the natural laws of physics and biology seem to have melted and mutated." Ben Brantley   The New York Times

Jenny Rocha is a choreographer, producer, costume designer and performer. She is the director of The Painted Ladies (a.k.a "Jenny Rocha & Her Painted Ladies") and Rocha Dance Theater. She also creates work for various entertainment companies and nightlife variety shows such as The Box, Dances of Vice by Shien Lee, Roxy N Dukes, Elan Artists, The Floating Kabarette, Under the Bridges and many more. Rocha has been creating and producing large scale projects and events since 2000 and is a rising force in the NYC nightlife scene, collaborating with various circus, burlesque and performance artists-most recently "The Dinner Party: A Whodunnit Cabaret". The New York Times has described her choreography as "authoritative work" and her troupe as "hilarious manic tootsies".

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Jen Gapay is the mastermind behind Thirsty Girl Productions, an alias that serves her well as the producer of hundreds of music, burlesque and variety shows. Voted the #1 Most Influential Non-Performing Woman in Burlesque by 21st Century Burlesque in 2013, and 2014 Gapay started The New York Burlesque Festival in 2003 (with Angie Pontani) and The New York Boylesque Festival (with Daniel Nardicio) in 2012. Both festivals are multi-day, multi-venue events featuring a cavalcade of international performers showcasing for sold out crowds. Thirsty Girl also co-produces annual shows, Menorah Horah and The Asian Burlesque Spectacular, is the producer of the touring variety show Filthy Gorgeous Burlesque. Thirsty Girl founded and produced The Coney Island Talent Show, now in its fifth year.  She is also the Associate Producer of the PBS-aired documentary Last Summer at Coney Island, and has organized benefits for Coney Island USA, The Coney Island History Project and Save Coney Island.



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Other Performer Links:

www.avalonjazzband.com

www.angiepontani.com

www.missekaterina.com

www.kittenandlou.com

www.kyledriggs.com

www.tansyburlesque.com

www.coneyisland.com/coney-island-circus-sideshow/cast/ray-valenz