Vampingo Productions proudly presents the return of:
VANJARI: The Mother/Daughter Cabaret!
Starring Evangeline Johns and Ariana Johns
Musical Direction by Darryl Curry
Staging by Max McGuire & Mark Mindek
Following their sold-out debut in July, VANJARI is thrilled to return to Don't Tell Mama for two more dates in September!
In their new and unique show, Evangeline and Ariana take the audience on a generational romp from the Blues to Blondie to Broadway—with selections ranging from Java Jive, The Cure, Kander & Ebb, with a dash of Grey Gardens, because…the apple doesn't fall very far from the tree!
Evangeline began performing in the Copacabana chorus line--then came summer stock and regional theatre, followed by experimental theatre with Laurie Carlos, Suzan-Lori Parks and many others. She performed Off-Broadway in the solo show LATE NIGHT CATECHISM, and in 2017, she joined lyricist Ariana Johns and composer Darryl Curry in the premiere of the new musical, 'BUZZ, SON OF A BEE…AN ACTOR'S LIFE FOR ME'. She recently completed an encore performance of her cabaret, RADIO SONGS, in which Ariana joined her for some duets—sparking such audience enthusiasm that VANJARI was born.
Ariana has performed with Darryl Curry in her cabaret series, THE DREAMER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY, and they are currently creating a new musical, A STROLL WITH TROLL, selected by the Dramatist's Guild Foundation for a reading in the Women's Voices Theatre Festival, where Ariana was one of three featured playwrights. She began in comedy/improv with Chicago City Limits, and she's performed her solo show, VAMPINGO…A COMEDY WITH BITE on both coasts. Musical performances include new works at The National Opera Center, The Metropolitan Room, and Musical Theatre Factory.
With Darryl Curry's wonderfully inventive musical arrangements and Max McGuire & Mark Mindek's staging, VANJARI is a delightful hour of entertainment!
SUNDAY, September 16th at 4:00 pm &
TUESDAY, September 25th at 7:00 pm
Don't Tell Mama
343 W. 46th St. (8th/9th)
Reservations: donttellmamanyc.com or 212.757.0788
$15 cover/2 drink minimum; cash only
Press contact: Alwyn Mathers 310.902.8073 email@example.com
Some Audience Feedback:
'Evangeline and Ariana have gifted us with talent, variety and class--they are the real deal!' --Sondra Lee
'A fabulous show! If you're in New York in September, drop by Don't Tell Mama, and see two delightfully talented ladies entertain you and bring the house down! It's a HIT!!! It should run FOREVER!!!' --Michael Citriniti
'Two legendary Theatrical Goddesses using their unique interpretive skills to set DON'T TELL MAMA'S ablaze with nostalgia, humor and a whole lotta' heart. To see (and hear) the world through their eyes is to remember what a beautiful woman, some serious talent, and a microphone can bring to our world'--Daniel McDonald, The View From the Trailer Park
'Congratulations on a wonderful show yesterday. I had such a good time! Loved your choice of material and your repartee' --Debra Vogel