DEATH IS A CABARET OL’ CHUM: A GRAVEYARD CABARET
RATING: 5 STARS
BEST OF THE PHILADELPHIA FRINGE! (DC Metro Theater Arts)
“…A beautiful, flamboyant, amazing, haunting, hilarious, stunning and wickedly entertaining funereal roller coaster”.
“A show filled with nothing but highlights… REV Theatre Company’s Death Is A Cabaret Ol’ Chum is a show to die for! GO!” (DC Metro Arts)
“A consistent favorite and top ticket-seller, REV rises for another year of graveyard frivolity. Head to the cemetery for free cocktails and cabaret that spooks and stirs the soul”. (Philly Voice)
“A quirky combo of fright-night-meets-kickline-cabaret…gripping vocals…..stunning”. (Phindie)
“This is terrific cabaret, campy and vampy with that twist of risqué. The three member cast deliver the tunes with intimate menace”.
Back (from the dead!) by popular demand and after yearly sold-out performances, New York-based REV Theatre Company will return to Laurel Hill East Cemetery to thrill and chill audiences amid the tombstones and mausoleums this September.
Conceived and created by REV’s Co-Artistic Director, Rudy Caporaso, directed by Co-Artistic Director, Rosey Hay and musically directed by Giacomo Fizzano; performed by Rudy Caporaso, Gabrielle McCarren and Leah Savin.
Sip free cocktails and imbibe with the embalmed as three departed (singing) souls appear in a misty boneyard while darkness falls and as they journey between this world and the next – all with music from Bessie Smith to Amy Winehouse, Cole Porter to Sonny & Cher.
Bring your own blankets or beach chairs, picnics and (even more) beverages for a toe-tapping, spine tingling good time!
Appropriate for ages 13+
This performance contains fog/smoke effects.
The content of some songs is risque, “naughty”.
One song is interactive (one-on-one) with audience members.
Health & Safety
Audience members may choose to wear masks at this event, but they are not required. Vaccination cards will not be checked.
Rudy Caporaso – Creator/Performer. Co-Artistic Director, REV Theatre Company. Extensive Off Broadway, regional, UK credits. For REV- title role-Hamlet, Iago-Othello, Puck-A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the Dromio twins- The Comedy of Errors and The Dog-The Witch of Edmonton. Creator/Performer: REV’s 1940’s Cabaret, REV’s Vaudeville, REV’s Graveyard Cabaret-critics’ choice and audience favorite, all for Fringe Arts. Leads REV’s after-school and summer programs. Graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and a member of Actors Equity Association.
Rosey Hay-Director Co-Artistic Director, REV Theatre Company. Director- For REV -A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Comedy of Errors, Hamlet, The Witch of Edmonton. Regional: Hedda Gabler with Christine Baranski; Tom Jones, Wild Oats, Carthaginians – Williamstown Theatre Festival. Royal Shakespeare Company (Asst Dir). Faculty: University of the Arts and Temple. Director: Juilliard School, NYU Grad Acting Program.
Giacomo Fizzano – Musical Director. is a multi-hyphenate actor/writer/musician based in Philadelphia. He is music directing his first Philly Fringe show. His musical Norton I had a staged reading as part of UArts’ Spring 2022 Polyphone Festival. More information about Giacomo can be found at www.giacomofizzano.com
Gabbi McCarren – Performer(she/her) recently graduated with a BFA in Musical Theatre(UArts) and was last seen in Catching Fireflies (54Below), Crimson Lit, Don’t Stop Me(Polyphone 2022). She’s online @gabbi_mccarren,GAbbey Road on YouTube
Leah Savin – Performer (she/they). Philadelphia credits: I Want a Country, The Blazing World (UArts). BFA in musical theater from University of the Arts. leahsavin.com. ig:@leahannasavin. Love to my family!
David Kappler is a freelance photographer, videographer and sound and lighting engineer/designer. He has worked with REV on over twenty productions. www.kapplerphoto.com
About the Artist
REV Theatre Company brings a fresh contemporary vision to existing dramatic works and company created new pieces. We present our work in unique and site-specific spaces: we have performed on the steps of the Art Museum, parking lots in New York and Philadelphia, a pier on the Hudson River, a tiny storefront on the Lower East Side of NYC, the grounds of a Victorian mansion in Cape May, two iconic Philadelphia cemeteries and dozens of parks in the Tri-State Area.
Since 2012, REV has successfully partnered with Laurel Hill Cemetery to bring our Graveyard Cabaret to the Cemetery for the Philadelphia Fringe. The show is a five star critics’ choice and a DC Metro Theater Arts Fringe First, as well as an audience favorite.
One of our trademarks is the active involvement of the audiences in our outdoor productions. We acknowledge and encourage direct communication and response from our audiences, engaging them in a collective participation with the performers, the story, the action, the space and each other. These open air productions also enable REV to engage with diverse communities in New York City, Philadelphia, Scranton, throughout Connecticut and upstate New York. REV’s educational outreach programs and senior programs are an essential part of our mission as well.