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Performance Picks: Queen Cabaret, Comedy in a Well, Solo and Group Lovin’

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WEDNESDAY

This One Night at the Opera
Continues every Wednesday through April 29 at The Red Room, 85 E 4th Street, East Village. 8pm (April 29 show at 7:30pm). Tickets are $20. More info here
For over a year now, cabaret artist Salty Brine has undertaken what he calls his “Spectacular Living Record Collection,” where he takes a classic or beloved album (anywhere from Weezer to The Beatles) and performs it in full, giving it his own personal touch. This often includes delightful and surprising reinterpretations of songs, larger-than-life costumes, and storytelling interludes. After working in this style for so long, it’s only fitting Brine is taking on Queen’s harmonic behemoth A Night at the Opera, spinning it into a grand evening of theatrics and betrayal fittingly directed by opera director Jordan Fein.

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Cabaret: Salty Brine’s HE’S SO UNUSUAL

(photo: Daniel Albanese)

(photo: Daniel Albanese)

Cabaret artist Salty Brine continues his residency at The Red Room on East 4th Street with HE’S SO UNUSUAL, a dazzling evening of song and scene that places Cyndi Lauper’s debut album She’s So Unusual into a world of Prohibition and perfectly-coiffed pansies. No stranger to taking on entire albums in one evening, Brine’s past “Spectacular Living Record Collection Cabaret” shows have included Joni Mitchell’s Blue and the soundtrack to Dirty Dancing. There will be surprises, and there will definitely be impressive costumes. Even Ms. Lauper herself gave it her seal of approval. Originally slated to end as October began, Brine is bringing this particular show back for two encore performances.

He’s So Unusual stars Salty Brine and is directed by Max Reuben with dramaturgy by Taylor Adamson, arrangements by Ben Langhorst, costume design by One-Half Nelson, lighting design by Mike McGee, sound design by AJ Surasky, and stage management by Ryan Courtney. Also featuring Ben Langhorst, Chris Nattrass, Ben Arons, and Rob Mosher.

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Salty Brine’s HE’S SO UNUSUAL

(photo: Daniel Albanese)

(photo: Daniel Albanese)

Cabaret artist Salty Brine continues his residency at The Red Room on East 4th Street with HE’S SO UNUSUAL, a dazzling evening of song and scene that places Cyndi Lauper’s debut album She’s So Unusual into a world of Prohibition and perfectly-coiffed pansies. No stranger to taking on entire albums in one evening, Brine’s past “Spectacular Living Record Collection Cabaret” shows have included Joni Mitchell’s Blue and the soundtrack to Dirty Dancing. There will be surprises, and there will definitely be impressive costumes. Even Ms. Lauper herself gave it her seal of approval. Originally slated to end as October began, Brine is bringing this particular show back for two encore performances.

He’s So Unusual stars Salty Brine and is directed by Max Reuben with dramaturgy by Taylor Adamson, arrangements by Ben Langhorst, costume design by One-Half Nelson, lighting design by Mike McGee, sound design by AJ Surasky, and stage management by Ryan Courtney. Also featuring Ben Langhorst, Chris Nattrass, Ben Arons, and Rob Mosher.