Underground Cabaret, a Circus & Burlesque Speakeasy Spectacular + 3-course dinner
DeKalb Stage, the event space in Downtown Brooklyn, introduces The Underground Cabaret, a Circus & Burlesque Spectacular featuring a revolving roster of renowned aerialist, variety artists and burlesque legends. The Underground Cabaret, which includes a 3-course dinner by Mediterranean restaurant, Miznon, launches on Thursday, April 8th and runs through May 31st on Thursdays and Saturdays: 7:30PM – 10:30PM.
Ticket information: resy.com/cities/ny/dekalb-stage.
Aerialist, producer and visionary behind the event Kyla Ernst-Alper, Founder of Anver Entertainment comments, “We are thrilled that The Underground Cabaret is the first circus and variety show to open in Brooklyn. We are opening on the very location where vaudeville impresario, and Albee Square namesake, Edward F Albee II had his legendary theaters. It is exciting that 100 years after the heyday of vaudeville, the reopening of live entertainment in Brooklyn is being led by an artist-founded and artist-run organization.”
Anna Castellani, Founder of DeKalb Market Hall adds, “We could not think of a more exciting way to entertain our customers. Anver Entertainment’s focus on high quality programming and diverse casting perfectly aligns with DeKalb Market Hall’s global cuisine and inclusive environment.” She continues, “With the addition of Miznons’ famed Mediterranean specialties, this spectacular show will be the talk of the town.”
The Underground Cabaret hosts include international burlesque legend The Maine Attraction (featured performer with Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett, Dita Von Teese, and Marc Jacobs), and Ivory Fox (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Teaser Festival). Theme music is by Spencer Ludwig (Latin Grammy winner and featured 2021 Grammy performer with Harry Styles.). The Underground Cabaret rotating roster of talent highlights include:
- Burlesque legends Media Noche (21st Century Burlesque’s list of Top 50 Burlesque performers worldwide), Gigi Bonbon (Miss Coney Island 2018, Burlesque Hall of Fame), Tansy (The Berlin Burlesque Festival, The Burlesque Hall of Fame), and Darlinda Just Darlinda (Adelaide Fringe Festival, Underbelly Festival).
- Spectacular variety artists including jugglers Michael Karas (The Devouring at Paradise Club) and Jean-Taé Francis (Bindlestiff Family Cirkus), contortionists including Snö Bunta (Quixotic Fusion, Cirque Du Soleil), drag queen superstars The Dragon Sisters (The Quick Flight Tour featuring original their debut EP The Fine Print), and Benjamin Franklin and Joshua Dean (multiple-category winners at the Burlesque Hall of Fame, 2 Ring Circus).
- Aerialists including Elizabeth Munn (Estée Lauder Supreme campaign 2021), Lisa Natoli (Spiegelworld), Kyla Ernst-Alper (The Devouring at Paradise Club, aerial consultant for Estée Lauder Supreme campaign 2021), Lani Corson (Chicago national tour), Kris Olness (Helga in Cabaret with Alan Cumming), and Juanita Cardenas (Adelaide Fringe Festival).
The show will be accompanied by a three-course dinner from Miznon created by Israeli celebrity chef Eyal Shani’s Brooklyn kitchen. Shared appetizers of green beans, batata, signature pitas and salatim (dips) will be followed by a selection of main courses including beef stew, octopus matbucha, or ratatouille, followed by assorted desserts.
Covid safety protocol will include masks worn by performers and guests, social distancing, temperature checks and limited capacity.
Thursdays and Saturdays: April 8 - May 31 7:30PM – 10:30PM
Tickets $135 (includes 3 course dinner & show)