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Cabaret & Concert News R.E.D. Hat Fight Club to Receive World Premiere Concert Staging

The queer parody musical is written by the American Theatre Wing’s Jonathan Larson Grant winner Joel B. New.

Lydia Gaston, Tari Kelly, and Wendy Makkena

R.E.D. Hat Fight Club, an irreverent queer musical parody, will receive a world premiere concert staging May 14 at Green Room 42.

The show, written by Jonathan Larson Grant winner Joel B. New, centers on a milliner who is fired on her 50th birthday. When she suddenly falls in love with a mysterious stranger, she spirals into an underground fight club where it is up to her to save the world.

The Red Hat Society is a real international social organization that brings together women over 50 to encourage aging in a playful manner surrounded by community—and of course bedecked in red, often sparkly, hats. The musical is in no way endorsed or affiliated with the Red Hat Society.

R.E.D. Hat Fight Club will star Lydia Gaston, Renee Claire Bergeron, Tari Kelly, Wendy Makkena, Charles Sanchez, and Jill Melanie Wirth. The concert is directed by Katharine Pettit, and will feature David Fraley as music director.

R.E.D. Hat Fight Club is a love letter to all the amazing women in the world who've taught us it's never too late to make lifelong friends, learn something about yourself, or be a fabulous queen," sas New. "It's the perfect Mother's Day gift for moms, dads, and their adult kids; the LGBTQ+ community; cabaret, comedy, and new musical theatre enthusiasts; and the Rebellious Empowered Divas in all of us.”

The 75-minute concert will be live streamed in addition to the 7 PM live presentation. For more information, click here.

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