We love a good Cabaret! Full of ribald humor, risque songs poking fun at “The Powers That Be” and Liza Minnelli dazzling us with her spunky charm!
“BLEAK! Songs for the Not-Quite End of the World” is an upcoming cabaret show at Town Hall Seattle that will provide all of that! Well, not Liza but adorable gay cabaret stars John Coons and Matt Aument are an acceptable substitute! They’re spunky and charming and have working hips!
The duo will be at Town Hall for “Bleak” for one night only…May 1st so hopefully the city won’t be in ruins after our Comrades have run amuck to take down the Capitalistic Hegemony!
It’s on a Monday night because John Coons is also in town performing in the 5th Avenue Theatre’s production of Sweeney Todd…John doesn’t believe in the bourgeois concept of “the day off”.
It should be a fun show…snag tickets at https://scandiuzzikrebs.com/bleak/
More poo below!
Cabaret duo John Coons & Matt Aument invite you to escape the barren hellscape of your life and join them on their journey through a jazzier, more-glitter-filled apocalyptic wasteland! A wickedly sharp and satirical song cycle, BLEAK! gleefully skewers the plethora of ways that we’re all trying (and failing) to meet the present moment. Come find out just how much fun giving up all hope can be! (And wear something fun. It’s the end of the world, after all.)
Seattle treasure John Coons comes home for one-night only in the show that Nicholas King has said “…absolutely floored me. Very few times in the live performing arts have I experienced outright roaring laughter, gut wrenching truths and misty eyes, and total amazement at talent–at the same time. This show is a must see!”
With a three-piece band and a special guest performance from the star of the recent Broadway revival of 1776, Seattle’s own Sara Porkalob, this biting, anti-capitalist, pre-apocalyptic, queer cabaret is the most entertaining and cathartic way to spend May Day.
Seattle Treasures Return Home with May Day Anti-Capitalist Satire in:
BLEAK! Songs for the Not-Quite End of the World
Presented with support from Scandiuzzi Krebs
Who: John Coons & Matt Aument
Where: Town Hall Seattle – 1119 8th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
When: May 1st, 2023 @ 8pm
Single: $25 – All ages, general seating
VIP Experience: $55 – reserved seating and post-show reception with artist meet and greet
COVID-19 Info: No masks required, but recommended.
Content Warning: Adult Content
About the Artists
JOHN COONS (he/they) is a singer-actor based in New York City. He has performed with the Seattle Opera, Seattle Symphony, Boston Symphony POPS, Pittsburgh Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, and has sung the National Anthem for the Boston Red Sox. He’s shared the stage with popular acts Ben Folds, Foreigner, and Joshua Bell and made his Broadway stage debut singing in the memorial of Jerry Herman. Favorite roles include Pirelli in Sweeney Todd, Zangara in The 5th Avenue Theatre’s production of Assassins, Oswald in Ibsen’s Ghosts, and the Scarecrow/Mrs. Pentstemmon in the musical adaptation of Howl’s Moving Castle. Quickly becoming a fixture on the NYC cabaret scene, he’s performed at Joe’s Pub, The Green Room 42, The Duplex, Club Cumming, and Don’t Tell Mama, though many young New Yorkers would recognize him as Dr. Theremin on WNET’s Let’s Learn. In Seattle, John has performed with The 5th Avenue Theatre, Village Theatre, ACT, ArtsWest, and the 14/48 Projects. Upcoming this season: Sweeney Todd at The 5th Avenue Theatre, his cabaret show, Nocturnal Omissions in venues across the country and Mexico, and his original song cycle BLEAK! At The Green Room 42 and Seattle Town Hall.
MATT AUMENT (he/him) is a music director and orchestrator. In cabaret settings, he frequently performs with Molly Pope (… a Gay Man & a Piano, Polly Mope) and Seth Sikes. Theatrically, Matt’s credits include music directing the Barrow Street production of Sweeney Todd, orchestrations for We Are The Tigers off-Broadway, and new arrangements for the Broadway revival of Gigi.