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A Nonprofit Cabaret Venue

Join us for a spooky concert just in “time” for Halloween of this 2016 New York Musical Festival smash hit!

Inspired by two stories from Edgar Allan Poe, A Scythe Of Time takes us to London in 1881. The public can’t get enough of the infamously sensational Blackwood Articles, in which writers take their own lives and, in the process of dying, record their experience with death. On the other side of town, our heroine Signore Zenobia, played by Lesli Margherita, embarks on a quest to unravel the mystery of the articles in an effort to save her own magazine, and finds time pressing down on her as she composes a Blackwood Article of her very own.

A bizarre tale of power and love, poetic justice and bloody revenge, A Scythe Of Time shows us just how far one goes for fame and recognition in an absurd world. Winner of the Steele Spring Stage Rights publishing award! A Scythe Of Time has a book by Alan Harris, music and lyrics by Mark Alan Swanson, and will be directed by David Alpert, musically directed by Ryan Cantwell, and produced by Lisa Dozier King.

Lesli Margherita (Matilda, Dames at Sea)
PJ Griffith (Sleep No More, American Idiot)
Brandon Brune (Misconception: The Last Gospel of Christmas, Les Miserables)
Blair Alexis Brown (Adding Machine, Master Class)
Matt Denglar (The Visit, A Little Night Music)
Emily Claire Hughes (Junie B. Jones)
Lance Olds (Carnival, Footloose)
Danny Rutigliano (The Lion King, Billy Elliot)
Jesse Shuff

Originally presented in New York City in the 2016 New York Musical Festival
Dan Markley, Executive Director

Past Performances

  • Thu, Oct 26 :9:30 pm
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