Combining musical theatre, comedy, and other tongue-in-cheek "art forms," Cabarets by J&J and the Laurie Beechman Theatre will present MISFITS! Following on the success of other one-night hit cabarets like "Shipwrecked," and "A Swing... and a Miss!", this tongue-in-cheek show takes a hard look at the glorious art of miscast performers through hilarious stories and song.

Laurie Beechman favorite Ben Cameron (WICKED, FOOTLOOSE, Broadway Sessions) hosts the evening, directed by Nick Wilders, a collaborator on the current Off-Broadway hit POWER OVER POTUS, with music direction by Jake Turski. Our colorful cast of performers range from Kerstin Anderson (Maria in THE SOUND OF MUSIC National Tour) to recording artist David Alan Thornton bringing their most inappropriate song choices to the stage.

This one-night only production will play the Laurie Beechman Theatre on Sunday, September 10th at 7:00pm. Tickets available at web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/978492.

MISFITS, the latest collaboration between the Laurie Beechman Theatre and Cabarets by J&J, makes its NYC debut! MISFITS is fresh from the bustling metropolis of Berea, OH, where it was hailed as "a rollicking good time" and "surprisingly funny". Inspired by Broadway Backwards, this cabaret-style show showcases talented performers and musicians in songs that they just simply shouldn't be singing. Think Broadway's greatest diva songs sung by some of downtown's greatest divos. Or maybe three sultry tenors serving up Destiny's Child-style harmonies? How about a full gospel choir singing "Memory" on treadmills? Well, hey, we think that last bit sounds cool too, but we're kind of on a budget. MISFITS will make you groan (in all the right ways), cry, and everything in between.

Tickets are $20, with a $20 food/beverage minimum. This one-night only engagement plays the Laurie Beechman on September 10th at 7:00pm. Specialty cocktails are available, served by hunky waiters and dazzling waitresses. Whichever floats your boat, really.

The full cast includes Kerstin Anderson (SOUND OF MUSIC Nat'l Tour), Nathan Fosbinder, Sarah Kleist (HEATHERS), Ashley Lyles, Chris McNiff, Sumner Perera, MJ Rodriguez (RENT, RUNAWAYS), David Alan Thornton (LADY MONDAY), DeMone Seraphim (MISS SAIGON, RAGTIME), Eric Sciotto (SOMETHING ROTTEN, EDWIN DROOD, ROCK OF AGES), Vaios Soriano, Jacob Tischler (SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER), Cartreze Tucker (HAIR), Erica Vlahinos (PALIN, POWER OVER POTUS), and Emily Wronski.

Ben Cameron is a sought after director, teacher, host and performer in NYC. A Broadway veteran, Ben has appeared in the original casts of Wicked, Aida and Footloose. After 2 sold out runs of his one-man-show D ifferent is Good, B en began a career in cabaret as a writer, director and choreographer and creator of B roadway Sessions, a weekly concert series featuring Broadway's best. Sessions, which has been running strong for nine years making it NYC's longest running cabaret series, catapulted Ben to one of the theatre community's most beloved hosts and personalities and lead him to be the frontman of BroadwayCon, Broadway Sessions Beach Party on Fire Island, Dance Captain Dance Attack and Playbill's the BroadwayCast. Ben continues to bring his infectious upbeat energy and hilarious lightning wit to a variety of theatrical projects, because Ben likes Broadway and Ben likes you. www.bencameron.nyc

Nick Wilders is an NYC-based director, music director, composer, producer and happy guy whose work has brought him from Lake Tahoe to the United Kingdom and beyond. Born and raised in central Pennsylvania, Nick began his theatre career as an actor, until his interests broadened to include music direction, production and stage direction. His original cabaret, MISFITS, started at Baldwin Wallace University, and will be seeing it's fifth production at this year. Since graduating in 2015, Nick has been working as a Music Director, Teaching Artist and performer. His recent projects include POWER OVER POTUS (Laurie Beechman Theatre), ROCK OF AGES and BURN THE FLOOR (Norwegian Breakaway), BACK O'TOWN (Midtown International Theatre Festival), and the upcoming national tour of JERSEY BOYS. @wildnickers | www.nickwilders.com

Cabarets by J&J, founded by actor/director James Penca and music director Jake Turski, is dedicated to creating original and evocative cabarets to entertain and enthuse NYC audiences. Under the management of Abbey Vensel, and produced by Wei Zhou, Cabarets by J&J brings in guest directors and performers from Broadway and beyond to create evenings of high quality entertainment that push the envelope and amuse beyond reasonable doubt. Visit www.facebook.com/CabaretsbyJJ for more.

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