Vintage themed cabaret is a dark delight

The DC Tweed Ride has passed and the extended re-mix that was 2013 Holloween week had finally ended.  Avoid post  festivities depression and treat yourself to Happenstance Theater’s  fourth edition of Cabaret Macabre.  I’ve been lucky enough to catch two seasons and I really enjoyed both! Michael R. Kelly of had this to say about this year’s production… “Happenstance Theater’s 4th Annual... Read More

Horrors with Happenstance

Our friends at Happenstance have produced the Third Annual Cabaret Macabre.  It opens tonight. Take a date and be humored in the most “ghoulishly gratifying” way. I loved last years edition! Happenstance Theater presents an all-new Cabaret Macabre inspired by Edward Gorey, Victorian nightmares, dangerous croquet and Gothic romance. As always there will be live music played with deadly flare and witty, visual, theatrical collage. This... Read More

Diz and Izzy Aster, the specatular vaudeville duo, are ready to entertain us this Sunday.

Izzy Aster performed the sweetest rendition of Gershwin’s “Summertime” for us at the 2011 Seersucker Social He performed his delightful number  with a bow and a wood cutting saw.  It nearly went without a hitch. Izzy had a few problems at the start of his routine and provided us with more than a few laughs as he began his brilliant act. Unfortunately, he had to perform that day without his better half. Due to a travel mishap... Read More

What the heck happened to Diz?

Diz and Izzy Aster, Vaudeville’s Late Bloomers. A mysterious mishap in Poughkeepsie prevented the beautiful and talented Diz Aster from joining her husband Izzy in his performance at the 2011 Seersucker Social. Izzy, however, managed to perform despite is own on stage blunders. If anyone has a video of his performance, please get in touch with me. I would love to see it. The featured photos of Izzy (Mark Jaster) at the Seersucker Social... Read More