Join Rev. Mary, Courteney, and Liz … and Dan
for a night of Raunchy, Naughty, Saucy, Bawdy Blues from “back in the day” with
World Premiere at
61 Christopher Street @ 7th Avenue
In the heart of Greenwich Village!
Saturday night, October 8 @ 9:30 PM
$23 Ticket at the Door (plus service fee) & a 2 Drink Minimum in the Cabaret Theatre
Back in the good old days, freedom of speech went just so far and came at a cost. Censorship, especially in entertainment, was at its highest… even in private clubs. Blues singers had to seduce their audiences with clever lyrics, double entendres, and lots of food references to get around strict decency laws.
You’d think that they’d be tame by modern comparison… or are they?
Singer Rev. Mary and pianist Dan Furman, joined by Courteney Lynn Wilds and Liz Rabson Schnore, unveil a steamy array of vintage bawdy blues paying homage to performers like Mae West, Sophie Tucker, Bessie Smith, Rosa Henderson, Ruth Brown, Stella Johnson … and Barrel House Annie, to name a few.
You’ll be amazed at all the meanings “grease my griddle,” “hot dog roll,” “mighty tight,” “arriving in low,” and “put some sugar in my bowl,” can have.
Rev. Mary, a former, Broadway staffer, is a trained singer in numerous genres including jazz, blues, showtune, even classical opera; Courteney Lynn Wilds is a trained opera singer and producer of a TV station devoted to opera and musical theatre; Liz Rabson Schnore performs at Brooklyn’s Jalopy Theatre and School of Music. Backing them up is celebrated composer and jazz pianist, Dan Furman and bassist Nori Naraoka.