ANGEL DRAKE PRESENTS: SEX AND DRUGS AND ROCK 'N' ROLL

Genre: Musical

Zephyer Rep is proud to return with their cabaret series ANGEL DRAKE PRESENTS: SEX & DRUGS & ROCK 'N' ROLL

Angel Drake hosts an evening of songs from the rock genre.  Everyone has a little bad boy in them.  Show us yours.

Come check out some of NYC's finest as they sing their hearts out!   Join them for a short interview after the song as they discuss why they chose that particular song and what significance it has to their life.  It's like Jay Leno, except with a personality. 

At the end of the evening there's an audience favorite vote where winner takes home $50!

So join us on July 3rd, 'cause we'll be naming names and squeezing all the juice!

Open:   07/03/10
Close:   07/03/10

Schedule:
July 3rd at 10:30pm
Theater:   Wings Theatre
Address:   154 Christopher Street
New York, NY 10014
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Closest subway: 1, 9 to Christopher Street, west on Christopher Street several blocks to theatre

Cost:$15 regular, $10 student (with valid ID) or Call: Wings Theatre boxoffice@wingstheatre.com at 212-627-2961
Company: Zephyer Rep
Angel Drake The Host

Miss Angel Drake is known as "Songstress and Survivor of the Blues" and has been in show business since her youth in Augusta, Georgia, where her first brush with fame came with her first love, James Brown. "I used to carry him sweet potato pie when he was in jail the FIRST time. I was around fifteen then."

Her career went on to include being lead singer for the girl group she founded and gave her own name to, The Angels. With Miss Drake on lead vocals they had a hit with "My Boyfriend's Back" until her scandalous affair with a Washington Senator violated a morals clause in her record contract and she was unceremoniously dropped from the group. She found herself in jazz clubs in the New York's West Village and soon fell head over heels for the monologist, Lord Buckley. She still credits him with many of her ideas about life, love and the world we live in-though he broke her heart when he chose his wife over her.

Alissa originally hails from Massachusetts (she does not want to talk about the NBA finals this season), and studied Theater Performance at Rhode Island College, where she had a concentration in musical theatre.  Upon graduating, she began to focus more on classical theatre, spending four seasons touring with Shakesperience Productions, as well as performing contemporary and classical works in other regional productions.  Favorite credits include: Macbeth (Lady Macbeth), Twelfth Night (Olivia), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Hermia), As You Like It (Rosalind), The Shape of Things (Evelyn), The Liar's Club, and The Who's Tommy.  Between tours she had a nomadic existence all over the boroughs (also known as subletting) before finally settling in Manhattan.  This July marks Alissa's first uninterrupted year in the city, and she is currently exploring the arts and entertainment communities in the city while also planning a return to RI in July to perform in a new original work at the Artist's Exchange.  Prospective ventures include branching out in the music world, writing, and comedy.  She is also a current member of Write Act Repertory Eastside here in the city. Alissa is always seeking representation, but will also settle for a good Pilsner.

Since being in NYC Helene has graced many an Off-Broadway and Regional stage.  Exposed to the world of downtown Cabaret, Helene quickly fell in love and performed several Cabaret shows including "I Like Vain People" and "Hate is the New Love."  Ms. Ellford has developed an impressive list of theatrical credits that range from ditzy blonde to slutty blonde. She currently resides in New York and also divides her time between Los Angeles and Rockville, MD.  She is thrilled to contribute to Pride month and the fight for equality, and performs in honor of her fabulous friends without whom none of this is possible. Literally.  They wrote this bio.  ;)

Following a 20-year intermission during which she portrayed an editor at The New York Times, Susan Kirby returned to the stage last December as a 30++ chorus girl in Christmas Rappings at Judson Memorial Church. She studies singing with Woody Regan and sings in his workshop. She has studied acting at the University of Colorado, the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and HB Studio, and with Gene Frankel, David Perry and Lenore Stefanik.
Susan has been appearing recently in a number of short independent and student films, including Love Under Glass, directed by Diane Ingino, and 69, a SUNY-Purchase student film directed by Mattson Tomlin.
Susan spent her college years in Boulder, Colorado, in the late 1960’s and early 70’s, and has had experience with all three of the topics of this evening’s program (an admission she makes thanks to the statute of limitations).
Susan and her alter egos appear on her Web site, www.pmsaga.com.

Josh Lipman is a writing intern at Zephyer. He is an Honors Theater major at Swarthmore College with concentrations in playwriting and dramaturgy. He has a band named the Smile, although nobody in the band really likes the name. At Swarthmore he has served as dramaturg for the Department of Theater’s production of Hayavadana, directed excerpts from Caryl Churchill's A Number and Harold Pinter’s A Kind of Alaska, and stage managed Jessie Bear’s Pop Out. He also served as assistant to the playwright for the Andhow! Theater Company’s world premier of Andrew Irons’ Linus and Alora.
 

Tess Middlebrook (Jessie) began acting in NYC in 2007.  A character actress, she recently appeared in The Tie that Binds, which debuted at The Producers Club in May of this year. She has performed in film, television, webisodes and numerous Off Off Broadway productions.  Tess currently performs with her improv team 'Fat Computer' via the Upright Citizens Brigade and numerous other clubs around the city.  She also produces her own web-series about an actress trapped in a cooks body called “Cooking with Schizophrenia”, and is currently writing her own one woman show, entitled Different kinds of dumb, which she does over 7 different characters each with their own special type of ‘low IQ’.  A chef in her former life, you can see Tess on the Food Network on the Hit Series "CHOPPED".  The show premiers in October 2010 where she does all sorts of cooking and comedy for your entertainment.  Tess has trained at Stella Adler, The UCB Theater, and through private coaches such as Sybil Lines of the Royal Shakespeare Company In London, and Becky Drysdale of IO and Second City in Chicago.  She is thrilled to be working with such dedicated and talented people and is playing Jessie in this production of Personal Appearance at Wings Theater.   

Billy Pelt is single. cathedralofthedowntown@gmail.com