Get Pegged Cabaret feat. The Illustrious Blacks and Jeannie Brooks
The Bearded Ladies' Get Pegged Cabaret
Feb 15, 2019
La Peg at FringeArtsMap
Friday, February 15 at 10pm
Like a poison cookie—tempting and treacherous, pleasing and perilous—Get Pegged Cabaret lures you inside a reimagined La Peg, then jumps you with unrestrained intimacy and live music and performance. Each night features uncensored and stimulating entertainment from the sexy, satirical, daring, delightful, queer, and most dangerous performers on the cabaret scene, a one night stand between a local Philadelphia artist and another performer from around the world.
Acclaimed duo The Illustrious Blacks and Grammy winner Jeannie Brooks headline this month’s Get Pegged for an performance that will be outta this world.
Star Producers: Linda & David Glickstein
Feature Photo by Fabian Gomez
Get Pegged (n.)
1. An act of love-making that involves a woman wearing a [redacted] and [redacted] her male partner.
ex. Jane pegged John last night – I bet he won’t be able to sit down for a week!
2. A monthly cabaret series at La Peg, curated by John Jarboe that will make you feel like you are being [redacted] by someone wearing a [redacted].
ex. I went to Get Pegged Cabaret last night! I bet I won’t be able to sit down for a week!
About the Artists
The Illustrious Blacks have arrived to save the world one beat at a time!
Once upon a time in a galaxy not far away, there lived two kings. Each was the ruler of his own deliciously glorious planet. The first king, Manchildblack, was well known throughout the cosmos for his ethereal vocals, celestial sonics, and earthy musical messages. The other king, Monstah Black, was a star in the solar system for his gravity-defying performances, gender-bending fashions, and spacey disposition. One magical night, an inexplicable ultra-magnetic pull forced the two planets to collide. A technicolored explosion occurred, turning night into day, with a feast of aural and visual delights. It was then that the universe was changed forever. Manchildblack and Monstah Black united and became The Illustrious Blacks!
The acclaimed duo fuse music, dance, theater & fashion as the main ingredients to expand minds, shake bootys and encourage all to be bold, be brave and be you!
Jeannie Brooks has been a headliner at the Cape May Jazz Festival for many years. She has also been a top star in New York, Philadelphia, and Europe. And now you can add Grammy winner to her many accomplishments. No matter who she shares a stage with, Brooks holds the attention of everyone in the room.
Brooks treats her crowds to all sides of her musical personality. Weather it be Jazz , gospel, funk, or R&B. Her voice is the kind that stays with you and haunts your dreams. Jeannie changes speed and style on a dime and her jazzy rhythm and blues treatment of any song delivered, is excitement beyond belief.
John Jarboe (she/he) is a cabaret artist, director, writer, historian, and host serving you revolution, herstory, queer community making, and a whole lot of glitter. He is the founding artistic director of The Bearded Ladies Cabaret. Going back to the interdisciplinary roots of cabaret, Jarboe is transforming opera, cabaret, and live performance from her home in Philadelphia, making work that is insistent on its liveness and interactivity, work that will make you sing, dance, clap and question. He plays host to a community of cabaret misfits from around the world, trying to stitch together the history of and practice of a much needed form.
The Bearded Ladies Cabaret is an interdisciplinary troupe of artists who reinvigorate and redefine the form of cabaret in the 21st century by fusing it with theater, opera, and dance. They play with nostalgia and humor to question the embedded social messages in popular culture and tackle the politics of gender, identity, and artistic invention with sparkle and wit. Their work has been seen all over Philadelphia including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Eastern State Penitentiary, Opera Philadelphia, the Wilma Theater, and FringeArts and they have brought their cabaret revolution to Miami, New Zealand, Seattle, Paris, Maryland, Delaware and New York City (Ars Nova, La Mama, and Joe’s Pub).