THE IMAGINARY MENAGERIE to Play Final Performance at The McKittrick Hotel, 12/18
The Imaginary Menagerie, the cabaret stage show, concludes its yearlong residency at The McKittrick Hotel with a grand cabaret on Wednesday, December 18th at 10:30PM in The McKittrick's clubroom, The Heath.
Conceived by and starring Kate Douglas, the concert "completes Katherine Hayes's yearlong search for her missing cousin and co-star Miss Lillian Holiday with an evening complete with magic, mystery, music, drinks, ditties and deer heads."
Directed by Hunter Bird (Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots!) with music direction and orchestrations by Matthew Marsh (13P's Melancholy Play), the evening features singer-songwriters Kiah Victoria, Shaina Taub (Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812), PigPen Theatre Co.'s Ben Ferguson and Dan Weschler (Old Man and the Old Moon), Grace McLean (Natasha, Pierre...), Shayfer James, Lydia Benecke as well as super-pop act Avan Lava's Jo Lampert (Prometheus Bound). Max Chernin also features.
Completing the cast are Menagerie ensemble members Jessie Barr, Rachael Duddy, Matthew Marsh, Alexandra Milak, Sylver Wallace, and Lucy the Deer. The band includes Matthew Marsh, Sam Neufeld, Marc Plotkin, Eric Read, and Matt Rousseau.
The finale will be performed in the new restaurant The Heath at The McKittrick Hotel, home of Sleep No More. The Heath has previously housed Lady Antebellum, Flight of the Concords, Grouplove and Preservation Hall Jazz Band.
Previous special guests from The Imaginary Menagerie include Todd Almond (The Tempest, Melancholy Play), PigPen Theatre Co. (Old Man and The Old Moon), Shaina Taub (Natasha, Pierre...), Ryan Scott Oliver (35MM, Darling).
The project also includes two music videos, "Pavlov" and "Chelsea Savoy," which are available at www.kate-douglas.com.
The Imaginary Menagerie received its development concert production at Joe's Pub in August 2012 produced by Rachel Sussman and Lina Renzina. A full stage show of The Imaginary Menagerie was presented at Ars Nova in June 2013.
Tickets to the December 18th concert are $15 and available at www.imaginarymenagerie.com. Admission 21 and over.