September 25 at 9:30pm
Cabaret connoisseurs the Bearded Ladies return with another platter of deliciously dangerous, sensationally sweet, and provocatively pleasurable Late Night Snacks. Running throughout the Fringe Festival in a refitted East Passyunk industrial space, these after-hours performances feature different artists every night—from opera singers to drag queens, cabaret stars to art clowns, and everything in between.
Important Nutritional Information
Late Night Snacks ingredients may include artistic experimentation, adult content, consensual touch, ear worms, nudity, jubilation, great selfie material, rampant queerness, and many repeat visits. Not every show will be for everyone so feel free to come, and go, as you please. You know your diet, taste, allergies, and aphrodisiacs better than we. Late Night Snacks are experimental and works-in-progress. When we can, we will provide detailed ingredients for each show ahead of time online so you can decide how best to snack. When ingredients include any items listed below, there will be a notice at the on-site box office.
Nutritionally sensitive ingredients: references to abuse, assault, self-harm, suicide, violence, mental illness, death, blood, or blood play.
About the Artists
Called “one of the most versatile singing artists performing today” (Bachtrack), baritone Will Liverman is a recipient of a 2019 Richard Tucker Career Grant and Sphinx Medal of Excellence. Engagements this season include his return to the Metropolitan Opera as Papageno in its holiday production of The Magic Flute, in addition to Philip Glass’ Akhnaten (Horemhab). He also appears as Pantalone in The Love of Three Oranges at Opera Philadelphia, as Marcello in La bohème at Seattle Opera, and as Silvio in Pagliacci at Opera Colorado and Portland Opera. Performance highlights include his Metropolitan Opera debut in Nico Muhly’s Marnie; Il barbiere di Siviglia (Figaro) with Seattle Opera, Virginia Opera, and Madison Opera; Charlie Parker’s Yardbird (Dizzy Gillespie) with Opera Philadelphia and English National Opera; The Little Prince (The Pilot) with Tulsa Opera; La bohème (Schaunard) with Opera Philadelphia, Santa Fe Opera, and Dallas Opera; and soloist engagements with the Seattle Symphony, Las Vegas Philharmonic, and Civic Orchestra of Chicago.
Dottie Riot is a burlesque performer from Philadelphia PA. She emerged on the scene in 2013 sporting a degree from the New York School of Burlesque. Since then she has gone on to perform in New York City, Pittsburgh, Nashville, Denver, and of course Philadelphia. She is the co producer of Launchpad Burlesque, Burlesque-N-Beyond, and Celeste Giuliano’s Pin Up Peep Show. Most recognizable by her beautiful red hair, Dottie is known for her whimsy and camp. She will steal your heart and take you on a big adventure!
Messapotamia Lefae is a post-gender sartorialist, dance artist, and chanteux based in Philadelphia, PA. Messy has performed with The Bearded Ladies Cabaret in Do You Want a Cookie?, Bastille Day, and Color Me Bearded. Messy seeks to expand social spaces for queer community, encourage gender self-determination, and mend the wounds of transphobia through the performance of sadness, suffering, unlovability, and darkness.
Cookie Diorio is a Philadelphia-based drag performer, a classically trained vocalist, a songwriter, an activist, a husband, mama to the cutest little Yorkshire Terrier ever, a music teacher and lover of all things sparkly. She grew up in historic Auburn, NY with gospel in her ears, civil rights in her blood and many songs in her heart. Cookie mastered walking in 5 inch stilettos in the night clubs of Boston, achieved her hair fantasy by studying vintage videos of Grace Bumbry and founded the giving project Art of the Heel.