Arias with a Twist Joey Arias and Basil Twist
"Arias With A Twist" is made possible in part with funds from The Jim Henson Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs. "Arias With A Twist" is made possible in part with funds from The Jim Henson Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.
Arias With a Twist played from June 12 - Dec 31, 2008 in the Dorothy B. Williams Theatre.
About the show
HERE's Dream Music Puppetry Program and Tandem Otter Productions in association with Johnnie Moore present Arias with a Twist
Two national treasures unleash their epic imaginations to conjure a modern and intimate fantasy. Twist's signature magic envelopes Arias' legendary voice, transporting us to unpredictable worlds, channeling ecstatic desires, lavish nightmares and bizarre premonitions in a bejeweled cabinet of curiosities that could only be found in one of downtown's last enclaves for bohemian New York style.
A special performance created for the Dorothy B. Williams Theatre, marking Arias' homecoming after a triumphant six-year run in Las Vegas with Cirque du Soleil's Zumanity, and the 10th Anniversary of our Dream Music Puppetry Program.
Featuring Joey Arias & Basil Twist
Musical Arrangements and Production by Eliot Douglass & Jean-Francois Houle
Video Design by Daniel Brodie
Sound Design by Greg Duffin
Lighting Design by Ayumu “Poe” Saegusa
Original Songs by Alex Gifford
Artistic Advisor & Costume Concepts by Thierry M. Mugler
Puppeteers: Lindsay Abromaitis-Smith, Oliver Dalzell, Randy GInsberg, Kirsten Kammermeyer, Matt Leabo & Jessica Scott
Production Stage Manager: Neelam Vaswani
- “Eat your heart out, Madonna.”
- — Ben Brantley, The New York Times
- “What Arias and Twist have fashioned is no less then an eye-popping, delightfully transgressive lysergic fantasia.”
- — Time Out New York
- “As show-business survivors go, few are as graceful or as funny as the drag artist and singer Joey Arias.”
- — The New Yorker