Featuring a cast of circus and variety luminaries led by Bindlestiff co-founders Stephanie Monseu and Keith Nelson, this year’s Bindlestiff Family Cirkus Cabaret flirts with the delicate balance between stunning success and exquisite failure. The cast will take audiences on a journey fraught with peril, witnessing a walk atop champagne bottles and the swallowing of a three-foot butterfly knife. With effervescent aerial displays and captivating presentations of legerdemain, the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus Cabaret promises a delightful escape from the every day.
In addition to The Great Kaplan, The Bindlestiff Family Cirkus Cabaret features cast members Keith Nelson (vaudevillian juggler and sideshow marvel), Stephanie Monseu (emcee and instigator), Evan Ruggiero (triple threat, singer, actor, and one-legged tap dancer) and Chloe Somers Wall (delightfully daring aerial acrobat). The Bindlestiff Family Cirkus Band features Robert Cowie on keyboards and Eric Biondo on trumpet and beats. The show is directed by Michelle Matlock, originator of The Ladybug role in Cirque du Soleil’s “Ovo”.
The Bindlestiff Family Cirkus Cabaret will appear at The Cutting Room, 44 East 32nd Street, May 23 to 27. The run features three weeknight performances which are for adults only, and two weekend matinees for the whole family. For tickets and more information, go to: http://www.bindlestiff.org/events/bindlestiff-family-cirkus-cabaret-at-the-cutting-room/