Just in time for the holidays, La MaMa E.T.C. presents Nicky Paraiso as the master of ceremonies for the ultimate holiday cabaret, in our intimate 99-seat cabaret space. Each night there will be a holy host of characters singing, dancing, gender-bending, and merry making, all to get you into the East Village spirit of the season.
The All-La MaMa Ding-Ding Christmas Chorus
David Cale & Dane Terry
Yoshiko Chuma & Vicky Shick – Saturday only
Jeremy Pheiffer – Sunday only
Mike Iveson Jr.
George Emilio Sanchez
Peggy Shaw & Lois Weaver
Pearse Redmond – Guest MC
and other special guest artists TBA!
ABOUT NICKY PARAISO
Nicky Paraiso is currently Director of Programming at The Club at La MaMa Experimental Theatre, and is the Festival Curator of La MaMa Moves!, La MaMa’s annual spring contemporary dance festival. He has been a prolific actor at La MaMa, and the New York downtown theater and performance scene, since 1979. Paraiso’s awards include a 1987 BESSIE Award for Performance, a 2004 Spencer Cherashore Fund grant for mid-career actors, a 2005 NY Innovative Theater Award, and a 2012 BAX Arts & Artists in Progress Arts Management Award. Paraiso has been a member of Meredith Monk/The House and Vocal Ensemble (1981-1990), touring extensively throughout the United States, Europe and Japan. Nicky’s critically acclaimed one-man shows Asian Boys, Houses and Jewels and House/Boy have been presented at La MaMa ETC, Dixon Place, PS122, Dance Theater Workshop and on tour.