Join Mistress Ginger for a queer musical romp through Broadway of the 1980s. Expect shoulder pads, roller skates, and frisky felines galore. All your favorite showtunes will be there. Think Cats, Phantom, Les Miz and more. Meanwhile, Ginger will regale you with tales of her adventures in coming out queer, leading one and all on a bedazzled journey to luscious liberation. Meow!
Starring Mistress Ginger and directed by David Hanzal, with costumes by Nancy Pohl, lighting design by Heidi Eckwall, and film by Kevin Obsatz.
Thursday, June 6
Friday, June 7
Saturday, June 8
7pm (doors at 6pm)
The Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater
810 W Lake Street, Minneapolis
Thursday: $5-20 sliding scale
Friday & Saturday: $15 in advance/$20 at the door
To reserve tickets by phone, call the Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater box office at 612-825-8949.
A Kickstarter campaign to support the production is underway through May 26. Learn more below and consider being a backer.
A Message from the Mistress
I'm ultra excited to announce that we've launched our Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for our next cabaret venture, a revamp of Broadway, Circa 1986, a queer musical romp through Broadway of the 1980s, with Pride themes to inspire one and all.
We have until May 26 to raise $2,000. This campaign allows us to transform the 2015 show to make it even more dazzling and more meaningful. Here’s how:
A refocusing of the narrative around Pride themes
A short film to replace the intermission
Backing tracks developed in special arrangements
Enhancements to costumes, props, and set pieces
I have a team of talented collaborators helping to bring all of these parts and pieces to life:
David Hanzal, director
Nancy Pohl, costumer
Heidi Eckwall, lighting designer
Kevin Obsatz, filmmaker
Tamara Ober, videographer
George Maurer, musician
Amy Jeanchaiyaphum, photographer
This new production premieres June 6-8 at the Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater. We hope to bring the production to other communities in the future — maybe even to a theater near you!
Here’s how you can support Broadway, Circa 1986:
Back the campaign (there are some fantastic rewards - check them out below!)
Email your cabaret-loving friends and family to help us spread the word
You can also watch the campaign video, a short and sweet little something I cooked up to tell you about the campaign. Be teased!
Yes, there are rewards. I’m delighted to express my gratitude for your support in all of these tantalizing ways:
Social media shout-out
Social media fan kick in your honor
Autographed 8x10 photo of yours truly
My cookbook autographed for you or a loved one
Show tickets plus meet-and-greet
Vegan cake delivery plus singing telegram
A song in your honor
A gourmet vegan dinner for four
An in-home cabaret show
Learn more about all these rewards on my Kickstarter page, and please consider becoming a backer. If you have any questions, please just send me an email. I’m so thankful for your support.
I hope the poster image at the top of this page gives you a glimpse of how this music-theatre magic is going to be utterly fabulous and phenomenally inspiring. I can't wait to share it with you!
For a list of upcoming Mistress Ginger appearances, visit the EVENTS page.
JUNKYARD CABARET TIMELINE
2009: The Mistress Ginger Junkyard Spectacular
2010: Bedroom Eyes
2011: Spell No. 2
2011: Geek in the Pink
2012: Don't Rain on My Panda Bear
2014: Mistress Ginger Cooks: Love Songs to Turn Up the Heat
2015: Broadway, Circa 1986
2015: From Bessie to Brazil
2015: Billie & Billy
2016: Mistress Ginger's V-Day Soirée
2016: Hello My Name Is Mistress Ginger
2017: Be My Nasty Valentine
2017: 40 Ways to Flaunt It
2018: Mistress Ginger’s V-Day Soirée
2019: Let’s Misbehave: Mistress Ginger Sings Cole Porter