MargOh Channing was starring and she performed in character, in a slyly sloshy style
What a great room Pangea is, full of kind, prompt service and it's handicap-friendly. It was my friend, Kevin Scott Hall, who, amongst others, convinced the owner, Stephen Shanaghan, to open the dining room as a cabaret. Wonderful idea!
"UnCorked" was the title of MargOh's show and she shared the stage with the sexy Man-ee Champagne on background vocals and, sometimes. as lead or solo singer. Songs ranged from classics like "I Got You Babe" to "I've Written a Letter to Daddy."
None other than the great Nellie McKay (pronounce Kye, gov'na!} was MargOh's special guest for her final show for now at Pangea, at least for a while. She had a great, satirical political number, "You Govern," and joined MargOh in a duet by singing "Over the Rainbow."
I was the evening's paparazzi. Snap, snap, snap for this ingenious and snappy production at this idyllic, intimate room. Tracy Stark was accompanist, astounding as always on piano and there was a terrific drummer onstage as well.
After the show, after Nick and I had a drink and free shot at the bar, we went home. On the street outside, Nick first ran into Flotilla DeBarge, out of drag, soon to appear at Pangea cabaret in his own show on Valentine's Day night. Expect new Q&As with both MarGoh and Flotilla very soon!
Special thanks to Nick's better half for driving me home to Bay Ridge!
|Our sexy waiter, Venny!|
|The sexy manager, Stephen Shanaghan|
|Tracy Stark, Nick Lion, Margoh|
|Flotilla & Nick|