Rachael Sage: Tchatchkes & Latkes! (A Benefit for Hurricane Sandy Relief)
Show Description"Rachael Sage's talent and "what's a Jewish girl to do?" observations...could turn out to be the unlikely hit of Fringe 2009" -The Herald (Edinburgh)
"Sage's songs blend old-world melodies with whimsical riffs, implanting both modern themes and painful historical events. The resulting sound...boldly recalls a rich Jewish cultural heritage." -Forward
"Sage (is) the Jewish Norah Jones" -Washington Jewish Week
Local art-pop songstress Rachael Sage brings her campy, inspiring ‘Tchatchkes & Latkes!’ back to Joe's Pub as a Holiday Benefit for Hurricane Sandy Relief.
Her post-Hanukah,-pre-Christmas musical hijinks will feature Sage’s quirky theatricality at its best – an upbeat evening of vaudevillian shtick, playful Yiddishkeit, tall tales, wacky props, pianistic flair and hilarious, written-on-the-spot, topical compositions.
Sage will weave songs from her ten-album discography with shpiel about her life as a former ballerina, adventures on the road, and her family’s extensive menorah collection. Her Edinburgh Fringe Festival one-woman shows, her many previous Joe's Pub appearances, and her acting background (she studied at The Actors Studio and The New York Shakespeare Lab at The Public Theater), all combine to create a singer-songwriter with a compelling stage presence.
**All proceeds from this performance will benefit the following Hurricane Sandy Relief organizations: The Red Hook Initiative (Brooklyn), Project Hospitality Staten Island Hurricane Relief Fund (Staten Island) and Graybeards (The Rockaways).