Tonight Quince Productions founder Rich Rubin will present the third annual “A Very Quince Holiday Cabaret” at Tabu, an event to raise funds for the theater group’s 2014 season. Thirteen fab singers will congregate in the sports bar’s upstairs lounge to belt out some traditional holiday tunes, everything, Rubin tells me, from “from ‘Santa Baby’ and ‘River’ … to that old Carpenters favorite ‘Merry Christmas, Darling.’” On the performance roster is Quince alumni Carly Bodnar, Tyler Riley, Michael L. Medvidik and G Philly favorite Sean Thompson.
The event will also serve as a chance for Rubin to announce Quince's 2014 schedule, including the very next show, slated to start in April. I asked him for a hint, and all he told me is that it will be written by one of the company's "favorite playwrights," which, if I had to guess, will probably be Daniel Talbott, who wrote popular 2013 GayFest! show Someone Brought Me.
Festivities begin at 6 p.m. at Tabu (200 S. 12th St.). The tickets are $15 (regular admission) to $25 (VIP, guaranteed seating), and can be purchased here. If you're feeling extra merry, stick around after the performance when Sara Sherr fires up the karaoke machine for "Quince Cabaret Afterparty: Soundtracks/Showtunes/TV Themes."
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