Mouths of Babes

Mouths of Babes

This tender tomboy and rough-and-tumble lady come together to melt hearts and shake souls with undeniable chemistry and a truly unexpected heralding of wisdom. Mouths of Babes’ sound is equal parts celebration and blues, folk and soul, salve and anthem—an invitation to love this life, to sing your sob story and end it with a smile. These two songwriters light up the stage—juggling harmonies, guitar, bass, foot percussion, cajon, banjo, harmonica, and ukulele from song to song, inviting the audience to join the choir, and engaging listeners with sentiments that range from heartfelt to hilarious.

In her twelve years with popular folk-pop quartet Girlyman, Ty Greenstein established herself as a prolific songwriter and gifted lyricist, a talented multi-instrumentalist, and a magnetic presence onstage. Relix Magazine writes, “The poignant honesty that Ty brings to [her] tunes gives them an emotional intensity that’s as bracing as it is moving,” while the Americana Gazette praises her powerful lyrics: “Tylan’s practice of extending metaphors out toward a precipice keeps an unpredictable edge to [her] songs. Most writers would stop at the easy close. Ty jumps, leaving much to imagination, to powerful effect.”

Over the course of seven years with sultry roots trio Coyote Grace, Ingrid Elizabeth played the upright bass, wrote and sang, commanding audiences with her larger-than-life sassiness and professional dancer’s grace. Curve Magazine claims, “The fiery redheaded bassist…is the unabashed, unapologetic woman who isn’t afraid to yell it all from the rooftops,” and Amy Ray (Indigo Girls) once marveled, “They write such heart wrenching melodies and make such textured harmonies that I find myself enraptured and taken by their timelessness of song.”

The new material from Mouths of Babes finds Ty’s heartfelt songs being lifted up by Ingrid’s infectious irreverence, while Ingrid’s songs dig for a deep taproot of universality a la Ty’s literate leanings. In September 2014 the duo recorded their debut EP, Faith & Fumes, which was released to much fan acclaim in December 2014, and EP Release Tours are being planned through the end of 2015.

$15 Ticket in Advance & a 2 Drink Minimum in the Cabaret Theatre

Sunday, April 19th at 6:30pm
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Love Stinks! The Gay Men’s Chorus

Love Stinks

Soloists from the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington share their universal experiences of love–and survival–through stories and song.

$20 Ticket in advance and a 2 Drink Minimum in the Cabaret Theatre
$25 Ticket at the Door (plus service charge) and a 2 Drink Minimum in the Cabaret Theatre

Saturday, April 18th at 4:30pm
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Saturday, April 18th at 7:00pm
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Jenn Harris – The Moment You Been Waiting Four

Jenn Harris - The Moment You Been Waiting Four

Jenn likes her Barbies, her version of MTV music videos, and working it ALL out. In her first solo show ever since her bedroom at the age of 7, Jenn uses props and pop music from her past & present to examine whatever and get her through the week…

Critics have called Jenn “Fun to watch”, “Wonderfully droll”, “She puts a quirky spin on both verbal and physical comedy”, “Minimalist’s discipline and unshakeable onstage sangfroid”, “Jenn Harris takes audiences down comedic rabbit holes.”

Jenn’s friends call her:
Randy- “Ugh. Creative, hilarious, ingenious, whacky, astute, absurdist, fierce.”
Matt- “Ballsy, weird, explosive, fun, stupid, childish, brave, crazy, joyful, positive, energetic.”
Jamie (No longer a friend)- “….nice…when you know you are gonna get something free. Kinda dominating, but clean.”

Me: “Dad how would you describe my work? In one word?”
Dad: “Are you talking about the writing stuff or the performance stuff? I don’t know but we are kinda biased. We’ve never seen anything bad unless we are going to go back to college stuff, but even then it wasn’t your fault because it was the writing, but anything we’ve seen you do, you do great, and steal the show and it’s like, Jesus God! It’s nuts. Come on already! We are disappointed in the business. I mean GOD!…Okay, ONE word to describe your work, ahh…I don’t know? Great for us. ‘Great’ I guess? Overachieving. Well, I guess you could take that as bad, but you know. Uh…Underappreciated. You can give that to the casting directors. I mean the business department is disappointing. But it ain’t over. I mean how old is that guy from WHIPLASH? And no one even knew him except for that insurance commercial, and but still, he was old then! I mean how old was Kevin Spacey before he got the movie 7?”

Jenn Harris is a New York City actress best known for playing Clarice Starling in the Off Broadway hit, “SILENCE! The Musical”, Lortel and Theater World Award winner for “Modern Orthodox”, and co-star of the Indi hit film “GAYBY”. She was a regular in “Our Hit Parade” at Joe’s Pub and has done numerous Off Broadway and Regional plays. Some TV credits include “30 Rock”, “Alpha House”, “Bored To Death” and the films “Better Living Through Chemistry”, “A Case Of You”, “Confessions of a Shopaholic” and the upcoming “5Doctors”. She is a member of QWAN company who perform dramatic staged parodies of films (NOTES! and SWAN!!!) and are currently in development of a new perfect mess. She was in season two of the wildly successful web series “HIGH MAINTENANCE” and writes web content for Conde Nast Entertainment. She and her partner, Jimmy Gribbin, share www.bucketofcuddles.com. Her vintage web series “Meet The Agents” and many other performance videos can be seen on Youtube for free!

Monday, April 13th at 9:30pm
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An Evening with Michelle Buteau, Marina Franklin, and Veronica Mosey

Michelle Buteau, Marina Franklin, and Veronica Mosey

Michelle Buteau: Born in New Jersey to Caribbean parents, comedian/host/performer Michelle Buteau brings a cheeky swagger, unique perspective and big personality to stage and screen. You can catch her co-hosting on VH1’s Big Morning Buzz Live with Nick Lachey weekdays at 9AM. Michelle has been a staple at VH1 appearing on countless I Love The series, Best Week Ever, where she was nominated for a New Now Next Award, and also played the sassy sidekick on The Jenny McCarthy Show. As a comedian, Buteau has toured the country performing at colleges, clubs and comedy festivals. Her television stand-up appearances include the The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Lopez Tonight, Comedy Central and Last Comic Standing. As well as playing Private Robinson on FOX’s critically acclaimed series Enlisted, Michelle is also known as ‘The Crazy Girlfriend’ on Comedy Central’s Key & Peele and Adult Swim’s The Eric Andre Show. Michelle’s dynamic presence both on television and on the stage, bringing an unapologetic frankness to every performance will have you saying “Hey, Girl Hey!” the rest of your day.

Marina Franklin: New-York based Marina Franklin is emerging as one of the hottest comedians in the comedy scene today, with such notable appearances as, Wanda Syke’s Herlarious, Showtime’s Women Who Kill, Craig Ferguson’s Late Late Show, The Jay Leno Show, Chappelle’s Show, Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, NBC’s Last Comic Standing Season II, and Showtime at The Apollo. She is a favorite in Comedy Festivals across the world, like Melbourne Comedy Festival, Scotland’s Glasgow Comedy Festival, BBC’s World Stand’s Up, Rotterdam’s Comedy Factory, Montreal’s Just For Laughs, Ireland’s Kilkenny Comedy Festival, and Nashville’s Bonnaroo Music Festival. Franklin’s career in entertainment wasn’t always in stand-up comedy; originally from Chicago, she made her acting debut at the Illinois Rep Theatre. She then quickly realized her love for acting and went on to pursue a MFA in acting at Syracuse University. Franklin is viciously likeable, if there is such a thing.

Veronica Mosey: Veronica Mosey is a force to be reckoned with. (She is already irritated, that last sentence ended in a preposition.) Her strong opinions and fiery performances, have earned her regular stage time at the Comic Strip in New York City as well as appearances on The Dr. Phil Show and Vh1. She has been seen in national commercials and her sarcastic wit has been published in Us Weekly magazine’s Fashion Police segment.

$10 Ticket & a 2 Drink Minimum in the Cabaret Theatre

Wednesday, February 18th at 7pm

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