Have you heard of Mazeppa Productions? If not, get ready to hear that name buzzing around town a lot more. The company is single-handedly aiming to reboot the Philly theater scene in a big way.
This theater company will be launching a huge fundraiser on February 25th that’s likely to carry just as much fizz and pizzazz as its unique name. The event will be a showcase of some incredible talent, along with free flowing cocktails and some big reveals regarding what Mazeppa has in store for unconventional theatergoers this year.
Mazeppa’s 2nd Annual Fundraiser will be held at the beautiful and elegant Ethical Society of Philadelphia in Rittenhouse Square. As indicated, there will be plenty of booze when the party starts at 7pm, but that’s hardly where the fun ends. Several of Philly’s favorite theatre performers including Robert Harris, Marcus Stevens, and Stacy Moscotti will be belting out several show stopping cabaret hits from 8pm on, so come let your inner thespian out and “all that jazz.” Liza would be so proud.
There will also be a silent auction, the proceeds of which, along with ticket purchases, will go towards the company’s season, allowing them to continue producing the great entertainment they are capable of. Tickets can be purchased here, however entry is limited. Keep in mind that this party sold out last year, so you should probably get on it now.
Mazeppa gets its name from a prostitute in Gyspy, and that alone should tell you just how edgy, playful, and all around fabulous this company is. They are also putting on a production of Spring Awakening July 11th- 28th, a Duncan Sheik musical (hello, 90′s) that took home no less than eight Tony’s and once featured the stunning young actress/singer Lea Michele (Gleek shoutout!).
So if you are looking for an escape from a mundane night of typical nightlife shenanigans, shake it up at Mazeppa’s Annual Fundraiser, experiencing cabaret culture at its finest. The time has come to reinvigorate local theatee. Look out Suzanne Roberts. Let’s drink sing to that! Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to go dig up my old Wicked CD.