Conceived by Edward Juvier
Directed & Choreographed by Jessica Wagner
Music Directed by Katya Stanislavskaya
July 20 - July 29
ABOUT THE SHOW
An original cabaret inspired by Jim Henson and The Muppets. This self-referential style of variety-sketch comedy combined with classic songs will be a delight for the entire family, especially if you are a Muppets aficionado.
The Muppet Cabaret is based on an original cabaret conceived by Edward Juvier.
Director & Choreographer
Jessica (she/her) is so excited to be back at Pendragon after playing Theresa in last summer's production of Circle Mirror Transformation (BWW nominee for 'Best Actor'). She originated the role of "Miss Jessica" in The Muppet Cabaret, and is looking forward to directing and choreographing it here in the Adirondacks. Favorites include: The Phantom of the Opera (North American Tour), My Fair Lady (Eliza Doolittle), Anything Goes (Reno Sweeney), The Sound of Music (Maria Rainer), and Avenue Q (Kate/Lucy, Regional Premiere). She has also been seen in concert at Joe's Pub, 54 Below, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Bristol Riverside Theatre, and Forestburgh Playhouse. Originally from Plano, TX, she now resides in Connecticut. BFA: NYU (CAP21). @jessicawagner
Katya (she/her) is a musical theatre composer, lyricist, librettist, musical director, and educator. Her original works include full-length musicals Resident Alien (Weston New Musical Award, Astoria Performing Arts Center, WCU) and Going South (Dixon Place, Gallery Players, Musical Theatre Factory), theatrical song cycle Women on Love (Feinsteins/54 Below, Beechman Theater, Gillioz Theatre, Temple University), and numerous short musicals and cabaret songs. Her newest musical The Useful Citizen, received a Drescher Leave and a SURE grant (both from SUNY), a Thornton Wilder Fellowship (MacDowell), and developmental readings at the Gainesville Theatre Alliance, SUNY-New Paltz, and Florida Festival of New Musicals.
Katya is an Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre at SUNY-New Paltz, where she teaches courses in Voice, Musical Theatre History, and music directs productions. Some of her favorite New York and regional credits as music director and/or pianist include The Flood and Myths & Hymns (Prospect Theatre), … Spelling Bee (ACT of CT), and Jesus Christ Superstar and Sweeney Todd (Connecticut Repertory Theater). She holds an MFA from NYU in Musical Theatre Writing, and an MM from Temple University in Collaborative Piano. @katyastanmusicaltheatre