Get Pegged Cabaret feat. Molly Pope and PJ Brown
The Bearded Ladies' Get Pegged Cabaret
Friday, February 28
$8 – $60
La Peg at FringeArtsMap
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.
Hosted by Martha Graham Cracker, February’s Get Pegged will be headlined by Molly Pope and feature an opening performance by PJ Brown!
Molly Pope, A Gay Man, and A Piano
“After a lifetime overthinking every second of every day, cabarettist Molly Pope sets out to find the one thing that has always escaped her: a good time. Armed with the two things absolutely necessary for a good time—a gay man and a piano —she indulges in a set of songs she’s always wanted to tackle, but never found a good excuse to sing until now. Concepts like “fun” and “joy” and “just ’cause” on hand, she deploys her signature neo-retro style to get back to the elemental sweet spot of cabaret.”
Star Producers: Linda & David Glickstein
Feature Photo by Plate 3 Photography
Photo by Plate3.com
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 Molly Pope
Molly Pope is a singer et al. whose shows have played Joe’s Pub, Feinstein’s/54 Below, Feinstein’s at the Regency, Ars Nova, The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, OBERON (A.R.T.), Teatro ZinZanni (Joe’s Pub Seattle), Get Pegged at FringeArts and the Adelaide Cabaret Festival in Australia. Hailed as “One of downtown cabaret’s most adventurous performers” by the New York Times, she is the recipient of both the 2016 Bistro Award for Creative Cabaret Artistry and the 2016 MAC Award for Musical Comedy. She has been named a Time Out New York “Top Ten Cabaret Act” and a Village Voice Best of NYC for “Best Singer To Turn Life Into A Cabaret.” She has also performed at The Cafe Carlyle, the Afterglow Festival in Provincetown, “Our Hit Parade” at Joe’s Pub, Greenwich House Music School’s “Uncharted Series” and as a resident artist at The Orchard Project (Saratoga Springs). Stage credits include FOUND (Atlantic Theater Co, Philadelphia Theater Co), Horseplay, or the Fickle Mistress (LaMama ETC/Theatre Askew), The Making of King Kong (Target Margin/Immediate Medium). Her original solo musical, “Polly Mope” premiered at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia in the summer of 2019.
About Drew Wutke (A Gay Man)
Drew Wutke is a NYC-based multi-disciplinary artist. Credits include Bway/Off Bway/Intntl musicals, concerts, solo shows/cabarets, and general Sing-Out-Louisery®️. Last in Boston w/ Bebe Winans’ BORN FOR THIS. Collaborations w/ award-winning artists Molly Pope, Martha Graham Cracker, Joey Arias, Natalie Joy Johnson, Julian Fleisher, Lea Salonga, many others; Co-creator/MD/arr: Kevin Smith Kirkwood’s CLASSIC WHITNEY HOUSTON: ALIVE! series, Joe’s Pub; World Premiere: FOR TONIGHT. In dev: BELLE OF TOMBSTONE; Jim Steinman’s THE DREAM ENGINE. Christina Crawford’s MOMMIE DEAREST. DiAna Pasari’s I GOT NAKED TODAY. Marie’s Crisis (ft in New Yorker/Time Out). Resident MD: JEN WALDMAN STUDIO. (MM, vocal coaching, OKCU). He and The Piano, along with Gay Men Everywhere, are forever indebted to Miss Pope and ART. IG:@drewwutke.
About PJ Brown
PJ Brown has performed for over two decades; enjoying membership in such bands as: The Divas of One Live, Soulamite!, The Sideshow Prophets, and Northern Arms. She has made many cameos in numerous bands and projects as well, including (but not limited to): Brown Sugar, Pig Iron Theatre, The Peek-A-Boo Revue, & Martha Graham Cracker Cabaret. PJ Brown and Her Resistance is an experimental, dark soul and funk band, and you can follow them on Facebook and Instagram.
About Martha Graham Cracker
Forget everything you know about drag shows.
About the Bearded Ladies Cabaret
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).
About John Jarboe
John Jarboe (she/hers) is a cabaret artist, director, writer, historian, and host serving you revolution, herstory, queer community making, and a whole lot of glitter. She 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. She 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.
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