Get Pegged Cabaret feat. Cynthia Hopkins and Sapphira Cristàl
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Get Pegged Cabaret feat. Cynthia Hopkins and Sapphira Cristàl

The Bearded Ladies' Get Pegged Cabaret

Hosted & Curated by John Jarboe



La Peg at FringeArts
140 N Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, PA United States
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Friday, Jan 18 at 10:30pm

Sapphira Cristàl

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, live music, and performance. Hosted by John Jarboe, 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 a visiting performer.

Internationally acclaimed musical performance artist Cynthia Hopkins and premier drag performer Sapphira Cristàl headline this month’s Get Pegged.

Standing Room: $8
Table for 2: $30*
Table for 4: $60*
Table for 5: $75*

*There is an additional $15 food and drink minimum per guest seated at a table

Star Producers: Linda & David Glickstein

About the Artists

Cynthia Hopkins writes songs, records albums, and creates groundbreaking musical performance works that intertwine truth and fiction, blurring the lines between edification and entertainment. She has produced eight performance works, eight albums of original music, and one museum installation. Her work has been honored with many awards, including a 2015 Doris Duke Artist Award, a 2010 Guggenheim Fellowship, and the 2007 Alpert Award in Theater. Ms. Hopkins also works as a performer, composer, voice over artist, and musician for many other folks. She is currently working toward a Masters in Music Therapy at Drexel University.

Sapphira Cristàl is a classically trained composer and classical singer with a five octave range. She is Philadelphia’s premier Whitney Houston impersonator and previously performed at Get Pegged as Nina Shemone, her Nina Simone-based character. She can be seen in every major city in the North East region and as a former Queen of Boston Pride, Miss NY USofA, Miss Everything of Philadelphia, and two year runner up in the Miss’d America Pageant. She has been featured on Bravo TV’s Watch What Happens Live, Fire Island Entertainer of the Year 2018, and recently received the Philadelphia’s Best Lip-sync Artist Award.

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).