Sex! Comedy! Economics!: An evening with Trav S.D. (and Friends)


New Brew Performs Select Scenes From:
The Curse of the Rat King: Trav S.D. (libretto) and David Mallamud (music) have been collaborating on this campy comic opera since 2010. It is a post-modern mash-up of Universal horror films, The Pied Piper of Hamelin, the operas of Gilbert and Sullivan, the writings of Sigmund Freud, and numerous other elements. On the bill with him will be selections from Three Way, by David Cote (libretto) and Robert Paterson (music), which has been described as “a kind of NC-17 Il trittico”, and two works with lyrics by UTC#61’s Edward Einhorn: The Velvet Oratorio (music by Henry Akona) and Money Lab (music by Avner Finberg).

Featuring David Gordon, Seth Gilman, Anne Hiatt, David Macaluso, Cameron Russell, and Krista Wozniak with Christopher Berg tinkling the piano keys.

Who and What is TRAV S.D. ?
Writer and performer Trav S.D.’s most recent play was the just-closed, critically acclaimed “Horseplay, or The Fickle Mistress” at La Mama’s Ellen Stewart Theatre, featuring Molly Pope, Everett Quinton and Jan Leslie Harding. Prior to that, he produced and directed the first revival in history of the Marx Brothers’ first Broadway show “I’ll Say She Is”, a sold-out hit of the 2014 New York International Fringe Festival. He has presented his own plays, vaudeville revues and solo shows at such venues as Joe’s Pub, La Mama, Dixon Place, Theater for the New City, the Ohio Theatre, HERE Arts Center and the Brick. He is perhaps best known for his 2005 book “No Applause: Just Throw Money: The Book That Made Vaudeville Famous”, and his popular show biz blog Travalanche.

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Home Brewed Opera: History Edition














March 12 – 9pm – No Cover!

Freddy’s Backroom (627 5th Ave, Brooklyn)

Opera on Tap presents an irreverent romp through the History of Opera. Join our opera-on-tappers as they give you the skinny on 415 years of music in 70 minutes. From Purcell to Puccini and beyond, enjoy a whirlwind tour of Opera through the ages.

Followed by LIVEBAND Karaoke at 10:30pm with the DIRTY SEXY ENSEMBLE

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Want to know more about the selections on our program? Check out our Study Guide!


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New Brew Goes to Michigan!

Friday February 6th, 8pm


376 9th Street, Brooklyn, NY
NO COVER! (Suggested donation $10)



Michigan. The Great Lakes State. Home to Motown records, Eminem, Madonna, and Iggy Pop. Famous for… well.. we’ll let New Brew tell you all about that.

On February 6th, New Brew will share their love of the Wolverine State with a program of music from, about, or related to the Great State of Michigan, featuring selections by our very own Christopher Berg, William Bolcom, William Flanagan, Irving Berlin and many more.

Featuring: David Gordon, Annie Hiatt, Seth Gilman, Alex Guerrero, and Krista Wozniak, with Maestro Berg on the keys.

**We are proud to list Bell’s Brewery as an official sponsor of this performance! Bell’s will be on hand with discounted drink offerings and other fun goodies throughout the show. Don’t miss this opportunity to pair some mighty fine music with some mighty fine beers!!!**


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Home-Brewed Opera: New Years Edition

We’ll be channeling the lighter side of opera with a night of hits from musical theater and operetta. Help us usher in 2015 operatically and join us in toasting your new year’s resolutions before you put them back on the shelf!
Followed by LIVEBAND Karaoke!

Thursday January 8th, 9pm
Freddys Bar and Backroom
627 Fifth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215


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HomeBrewed Opera- OKCupid Edition

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Would you date Carmen? How about Rodolfo? Home Brewed Opera: OKCupid Edition explores this question:

How would characters from opera fare in the world of online dating? Join us for the heartbreak, missed connections, and hilarity of the dating world with an operatic twist.
Directed by Rachel Benoit

Home Brewed Opera: OKCupid Edition
Thursday, November 13th – 9pm

Freddy’s Bar and Backroom
No Cover!

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