I Liked It — “Hot” !

I got to see the new City in a Swamp outing, Some Make It Hot.  The show is sort of a satirical musical eco-murder mystery.  There are amusing musical attacks by lyricist/auteur Nick Zill and composer Howard Bennett aimed at the DC homicide department, dating in Washington, and personal methane production among many, many targets.  The evening is imbued with City in a Swamp’s signature slapdash cheer.

The show features terrific performances by Jerry Browning, Rachael Goldman, Doug Smith, Michael Bruno and Mary Jane Bruno.  Barbara Twigg holds things together with her music direction and the ever-Puckish Stan Ismart not only provides great work on drum, but interactive sound effects with the audience.  And that amazing cabaret genius** Ron Squeri provides terrific lighting effects.

The show was the first time I’d been to the Sitar Arts Center, in the area of Adams Morgan where Kalorama runs between 18th & 16th Streets*.  It’s amazing the urban makeover the area has undergone (including a new Harris Teeter).  And the venue is an amazing 80-90 seat space with great sitelines and acoustics.  A venue cabaret performers should certainly investigate!

Regular performances start Saturday, April 26 and run through May 11.

Fridays & Saturdays at 8PM; Sundays at 3 PM.

Sitar Arts Center, 1700 Kalorama Rd., NW, Washington, DC
Parking available across the street ($5 fee).

All tckets are $25; student and group discounts are available.

For information, call 202-364-8644

Order tickets online at www.cityinaswamp.com.

 

Regular performances start Saturday, April 26 and run through May 11.

Fridays & Saturdays at 8PM; Sundays at 3 PM.

Sitar Arts Center, 1700 Kalorama Rd., NW, Washington, DC
Parking available across the street ($5 fee).

All tckets are $25; student and group discounts are available.

For information, call 202-364-8644

Order tickets online at www.cityinaswamp.com.

*OK, I couldhave said 17th and Kalorama, but that doesn’t quite place it for me the same way.  **I can’t ignore my partner’s contributions to the cause 

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