ZABAR ENTERTAINMENT will present Drunk Musicals every Monday at 8:30 PM and Saturday at 9:30 PM starting April 10 at Green Fig Piano Bar (570 Tenth Avenue at 42nd Street, on the 4th Floor of Yotel). This fun, 90-minute interactive show for audiences 21 and over takes musical highlights from your favorite musicals and set them to a parody script, telling the story of each musical (while poking fun at it) so even your favorite non-Broadway lover will understand the premise of the show. The actors are challenged to perform the show while the audience has the ability to send them shots. The sobriety of these actors is completely in the audience’s hands. Drunk Musicals performs parodies of Wicked, Beauty and the Beast, Chicago, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Little Shop of Horrors, and many more. Half scripted, half improv, you will never see the same show twice. Drunk Musicals was created by producer Kaylee MacKnight and music director Michael Ferrara.
Drunk Musicals started at New York’s West End Lounge over six years ago when Kaylee was working the Monday night open mics. At the time, she was binging “Drunk History” and one night she thought: “Why not combine the two? Why not sing musicals while the audience sends shots to challenge the actors? Most of these people who attended the open mic were doing it anyways!” She came up with the concept of it being like a “cast party” to parody musicals, get drunk, but also tell the story of it so that people who haven’t seen the show would understand the concept and eventually want to go see the actual production. After a lot of asking around, Kaylee was introduced to Michael, who was immediately on board. Michael put together the music and handled all of the orchestrations. The first show was Thoroughly Modern Millie and it played to a sold-out house. Drunk Musicals was born.
Kaylee MacKnight (co-creator/producer) is a NYC based performer and producer. After obtaining a BA in Musical Theatre at The University of Alabama, she has worked professionally in the city for over seven years. When not producing or performing, she works in real estate at City Wide Apartments where she enjoys finding people their next dream apartment. Some of her favorite credits include Next to Normal, Merrily We Roll Along, Ex-Gay: The Musical, and Elphaba in the Drunk Musicals production of Wasted: The Story of Some Drunk Bitches from Oz.
Michael A. Ferrara (co-creator/music director) is a versatile and eclectic musician, equally at home in such diverse roles as conducting symphonic repertoire and performing in musical theater and opera pit orchestras. Having studied trumpet performance at Interlochen Arts Academy, he went on to study at Otterbein University, where he served as the founder of the school’s new music ensemble, Red Noise. He went on to complete a M.M. in Orchestral Conducting at Bard College-Conservatory of Music, where he studied with faculty such as Harold Farberman, Joan Tower, and Dawn Upshaw to name a few. Ferrara currently resides in New York City. His recent credits include: The Music Man (Broadway), Flying Over Sunset (Broadway), Wicked (Broadway), Rock of Ages (New World Stages), Music Director and Conductor: Bernstein’s Peter Pan at Bard’s Summerscape Festival, and Associate Music Director (Jersey Boys, Ogunquit Playhouse). Ferrara has been working with Philip Glass to present a new theatrical work internationally.
Drunk Musicals will be performed Monday at 8:30 PM and Saturday at 9:30 PM starting April 10 at Green Fig Piano Bar (570 Tenth Avenue at 42nd Street, on the 4th Floor of Yotel). Tickets are $60 for premium seating, $55 for regular seating, and $19-35 for bar seating. For
\tickets, please visit www.TheGreenRoom42.com.