BRAT Productions, Philadelphia’s go-to source for rock 'n roll and theater hybrid performance events, kicks off their 20th season by producing The Lid during the 2015 Fringe Festival. This world premiere theatrical rock opera, written by emerging Philadelphia singer songwriter Pat Finnerty, features 14 originally penned British invasion songs. What’s underneath the lid? Will it change our mundane existence or be more of the same old same old? Find out on Friday September 4, 2015 at 9:00pm (featuring a special after party set by Philadelphia favorite Black Landlord); Saturday, September 5, 2015 at 11:00pm and Sunday, September 6, 2015 at 8:00pm. All performances will be held at the Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill St, Philadelphia, PA. Tickets are on sale now for $20, or $15 for students and 25 and under, at www.fringearts.org (FringeArts members save 30%).Read More
Feel more in The Future! Dream better in The Future! Live forever in The Future! BRAT Productions pairs together physical theater, rock and roll cabaret and a new photo exhibition in Always Coming Soon: The Future, from Thursday, January 15 through Saturday, January 17, 2015 at The Painted Bride Art Center (230 Vine Street). Follow the journey of a troupe of misfit vagabonds who find a 'machine' in a trash heap. As they struggle to decide whether or not to step inside, they reveal more questions than answers: what happens when the time passing is the only thing that is happening? Is the moment to come greater than the moments before? Are all of our best moments already behind us? Tickets are available now for $20 at https://paintedbride.org/events/thefuture/Read More
Feel more in The Future! Dream better in The Future! Live forever in The Future! In this rock and roll cabaret, BRAT Productions provides an opportunity to catch a glimpse of what the future holds. Derelict clowns, aggressive barkers, and little old ladies tell the truth about the days to come and the future that is always coming soon. Always Coming Soon: The Future runs from Friday, May 16 through Sunday, May 18, 2014 at the Performance Garage, 1515 Brandywine Street. Performances begin at 8pm. Tickets are available now for $20 at www.thefuturenearyou.com.Read More
Brat Productions is back for a special one-night-only performance that blends together theatre, rock and dance. Please join us for a special benefit to support the on-going works of Brat Productions. The show will feature a On a Sunday performing Radiohead's Hail to the Thief =Brat Productions mixes a theatre, rock and dance cocktail with Brat Aid: Hail to the Thief on Sunday, April 6, 2014, at Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill Street). Brat’s Artistic Director Jess Conda reunites her band ON A SUNDAY to perform Radiohead’s Hail to the Thief album in its entirety, including a special dance collaboration with Birds on a Wire. This special one-night-only engagement will feature the vocal stylings of Conda and the musical prowess of Mike Corso, Peter Gaffney, Zach Poyatt and Evan Smoker. Bizarre meditation guru Teena Geist (alter ego of Mark McCloughan from No Face Performance Group) will kick-off the mayhem. Doors open at 7:30pm, with the show starts at 8:15pm. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $30 for tickets that include beer and whiskey. Tickets are on sale now at www.bratproductions.org. Admission is 21 and older. Brat Aid is a special benefit to help support the ongoing work of Brat Productions.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Philadelphia’s favorite rock and roll theatre company BRAT Productions presents a cabaret of tiny tales of love. Three Chord Fiction: Love Bites pairs teams of actors with musicians in a rock-theatre cabaret designed to introduce audiences to the next generation of cabaret performers and rock musicians. Each team has one directive: to tell a musical tale of L-O-V-E. Following the cabaret, BRAT welcomes a different guest band for an intimate set each night of the series. Performers will include Red 40, Cleo Phatra, Senor Papos and Jota, Len and the Ladies of the Cursed Church Theater. Rock and roll bands include The Fancy Balloons (February 4), TJ Kong (February 5) and Upholserty (February 6). Three Chord Fiction: Love Bites runs Tuesday, February 4, 2014 to Thursday, February 6, 2014 at Tin Angel, 20 South 2nd Street. Performances begin at 8:00pm. Tickets are ten dollars at www.bratproductions.org. The show is open to ages 21 and up. (More after the jump.)Read More
Brat Productions brings back last year’s hit “Eternal Glamnation” for a two show run on Sundays, September 8 and 15, 2013, at 8:30 PM, at Underground Arts (12th and Callowhill). Conceived by and featuring newly minted Artistic Director Jess Conda, this glam rock fantasia is a story about finding your true self underneath the glittery shadows. Enjoy a wild ride during a high-octane, rock-and-roll, nostalgic tribute to spandex, camp and alien life forms. With all the flamboyance and outrageousness of its era, Glamnation covers all the greats from Bowie, Queen, T. Rex, Lou Reed, Nick Cave and more. After Glamnation, stick around for a drink at the FringeArts Festival Bar and take in a show during the Late Night Cabaret. Tickets are $10 by visiting bit.ly/eternalglamnation, or $15 at the door.Read More