Salty Brine Announces Production Of Cabaret-Theater Hybrid I'M A LOT LIKE YOU
Salty Brine announces a new cabaret-theater hybrid production of I'm A Lot Like You as the latest installment in his series, The Living Record Collection. I'm A Lot Like You is inspired by Weezer's alternative rock album, Pinkerton, and Puccini's iconic opera, Madame Butterfly. The show will perform at Pangea (178 2nd Avenue) on May 23, 30 and June 6, 13, 20, 27. Doors will open at 6:00pm with performances beginning at 7:00pm.
Advance tickets are $20 and can be purchased online at www.thesaltiestbrine.com.
A rockstar legend with an inferiority complex. An officer's promise made but never fulfilled. A girl. A letter. A song. A knife. Weezer's gritty sophomore album, Pinkerton, and Puccini's soaring opera, Madame Butterfly, converge in the latest installment of The Living Record Collection.
I'm A Lot Like You, created and performed by Salty Brine, is directed by Shaun Peknic with arrangements by Mike Brun and Alex Thrailkill and costume design by Heather McDevitt Barton. The show features performances by musicians Michael Hunter, Matthew Marsh, Hiroyuki Matsuura, Alex Thrailkill and Debbie Christine Tjong.
The show was originally performed in a developmental setting in November 2015 at The Red Room.
This dazzling expedition into the heart of popular music, created and performed by cabaret artist Salty Brine, takes incredible albums and twists them in style and form until they are at once familiar and foreign, nostalgic and new. Imagining track lists as blueprints for evenings of musical mayhem, Salty brings you The Living Record Collection.
Past shows (all Time Out New York Critics' Picks) include Abbey Straße, I've Been to Sea Before, Second Hand News, Dark Side of the Rainbow, I Carried a Watermelon, He's So Unusual, Givin' Up Your Heart, I'm A Lot Like You, These Are the Contents of My Head, Thank U 4 a Funky Time, This One Night at the Opera, How Strange It Is, Good News, or Harry the Dog, Dean. Maybe Frank. Maybe Sammy and Welcome to the Jungle.
Salty Brine is a New York-based actor, playwright, and Bistro award-winning cabaret artist. He is the creative force behind The Living Record Collection, a series of cabaret performances built around popular albums. Time Out New York has called him "the love child of a Paul Lynde, Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey in Cabaret threeway". NY Credits: Clown Bar (Pipeline, The Box), How Did I Get Here? (Bowery Arts & Science), Vera; Or The Nihilists (HERE), Shannon Foy (Bowery Arts & Science), The Poor Of New York (Connelly Theater), Backstage At Horror Drag (Animals, Incubator Arts Project), Thanksgiving! A! Pageant! (Ars Nova), The Infernal Machine (CSV Cultural Center), Straight Talk (Dixon Place), Taylor Mac's The Lily's Revenge (HERE), Oh The Horror! (Naked Angels). Regional: The Elementary Spacetime Show (César Alvarez, Philly Fringe), The Baltimore Waltz (Cape Rep), Dead From New York (Diversionary Theatre). He is co-creator (with Justin Levine) of the vaudeville duo Pepper 'n Sam (Ars Nova, Joe's Pub). Salty is currently rewriting the libretto of the musical Kicks (score by Alan Menken). Faculty, Playwrights Horizons Theater School, NYU.