Up in the Cheap Seats with Ron Fassler & Friends
January 5, 2018
Join us at Feinstein’s/54 Below for a priceless evening of songs and stories with actor/author Ron Fassler telling his own personal tales of Broadway from his new book Up In The Cheap Seats, a chronicle of the time when he saw more than 200 Broadway shows as a teenager, all for as little as $2.
Famous songs from such classic musicals as Cabaret, Hair, Company, Follies, and Pippin will be sung by Ron’s Broadway friends of yesteryear and today. Each legend will offer a song or two of their own to add to the stash of already hilarious and touching stories that will be explored by Ron Fassler.
Up in the Cheap Seats guarantees to be a unique night featuring Broadway’s best singing the greatest songs of a Golden Age gone by.
Michael Bernardi (Fiddler on the Roof)
Stephen Bogardus (Bright Star)
Kevin Chamberlin (Seussical, TV’s Jessie)
Anita Gillette (Cabaret)
Debbie Gravitte (Tony Award Winner for Jerome Robbins’ Broadway)
Elmore James (Big River, Beauty and the Beast)
Lee Wilkof (Holiday Inn, Kiss Me Kate)
Alexandra Fassler Barrus
Ron Fassler’s Up in the Cheap Seats is an utterly charming and thoroughly entertaining memoir that draws back the curtain on many famous and infamous Broadway shows of the sixties and seventies, all through the eyes and thanks to the chutzpah of a budding actor and critic who never met a stage doorman he couldn’t schmooze. For that alone it is worth the price of admission.
As a theatre-buff, I’ve read countless books about Broadway, but Ron Fassler’s Up in the Cheap Seats is unique among them all. It demands to be in theatre departments worldwide.I relished every word and tried to read it as s-l-o-w-l-y as possible, simply because I didn’t want it to end!
The combination of Ron Fassler’s personal, resonant story, along with the interviews and history of the shows make for a fascinating and very entertaining book. I deeply enjoyed it.