ABOUT THE ORIGINAL
Now in its third smash year, The Imbible: A Spirited History of Drinking sweeps audiences along a 10,000-year journey through history and across the globe accompanied by craft cocktails and the vocal stylings of The Backwaiters acapella group! Sit back and enjoy the music and drinks while Anthony Caporale holds forth on the history and science behind alcoholic beverages, traces their economic and political impact on our cultural development, conducts live demonstrations of brewing beer and distilling spirits, and – like any good bartender – keeps his guests laughing throughout the night! Combining Anthony’s encyclopedic knowledge of beverage history and decades of bartending experience with his legendary skills as a storyteller and entertainer, The Imbible treats audiences to a completely original and thoroughly enjoyable evening of immersive theatre utterly unlike anything they’ve ever experienced!
The Imbible has moved to New World Stages, the renowned theatrical complex which has served as the home of Tony-Award-winning, Guinness-Record-setting, and Pulitzer-Prize-earning shows!
The Imbible: Christmas Carol Cocktails
The Producers' Club
358 West 44th Street off Ninth Avenue
Playing November 17 - December 30, 2016
It’s the morning after Scrooge’s spectral visits, and our hero is determined to celebrate Christmas by throwing a party “just like old Fezziwig!” However, he realizes he has no idea how to go about the thing, and the libations prove particularly puzzling. Summoning Marley back for some additional help, they depart on another trip through time and space – with acapella accompaniment! – to mix cocktails past, present, and future under the expert tutelage of three Christmas Spirits.
Discover the stories behind our most cherished holiday drinks of days-gone-by, sample cutting-edge molecular cocktails of holidays yet-to-come, and learn how to make today’s hottest beverages for your very own seasonal celebrations.
"Takes holiday cheer to a new level!"New York Magazine
"One of the best holiday offerings to be found this year in NYC!"NYCGo.com
The Imbible: Rum Drinks… And Pirates!
Played July - October 2015
Created exclusively for multi-award-winning Hornblower Cruise Lines, "The Imbible: Rum Drinks… and Pirates!" tells the story of rum from the origins of the Triangular Trade in Africa, through sugar production on Caribbean plantations, right up to the modern-day rediscovery of New England's pivotal role in the spirit's checkered past - all through The Imbible's signature blend of science, history, and some of the best drinks in New York!
Acapella music, Caribbean folk songs, authentic sea shanties, and more pirates than you can shake a sabre at all come together to transform your Happy Hour cruise into an evening of entertainment and adventure you and your guests will never forget!
Tenor and Creator
Anthony is a true pioneer in the beverage world, internationally known for being the first to bring mixology to both YouTube, with his seminal web video series Art of the Drink TV, and then to the stage in The Imbible series. He is the founder and Artistic Director of Broadway Theatre Studio, as well as the Director of Beverage Studies at New York’s award-winning Institute of Culinary Education. Anthony has appeared in hundreds of short films, plays, and musicals. He is a regular guest on national television shows like The Dr. Oz Show, FOX Money, and The Better Show, and numerous radio programs on networks such as NPR and SiriusXM. Anthony holds a BSE from Duke University, where he also studied vocal performance. Anthony has served as the National Brand Ambassador for Drambuie Scotch Liqueur, the Cocktail Ambassador for Truvia Natural Sweetener, the Managing Editor of Chilled Magazine, and he is the host of Spoon University's Mixology 101 weekly video series. GIAA. www.anthonycaporale.com
Soprano and Director
Nicole is the Director of Operations for Broadway Theatre Studio, and has been with the company since its inception. She co-wrote, directed, and performed in The Imbible: Rum Drinks...And Pirates! and produced, directed, and performed in The Imbible: Christmas Carol Cocktails. Nicole is an Amazon bestselling novelist with writing credits that include national magazines, a web series, a sketch comedy show at Carolines on Broadway, and several plays. Her play On The Uptown 2 Express Train was a Finalist in the Strawberry One-Act Festival, for which she also received a Best Actress nomination. She is currently working on two different pilots, her fourteenth book, and many more incarnations of The Imbible – stay tuned! SAG-AFTRA.
Ruthellen is a graduate of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She is an actor and writer for both stage and film, has been with The Imbible since opening night, and appeared in all three productions.
Tia holds a music degree in Jazz Studies from St. Francis Xavier and recently graduated from AMDA. Credits include Swinging Frankie’s Way (Apollo), Little Women (Neptune), and arranging/singing in The New York Nightingales.
Kristin is a graduate of Fordham University and Circle in the Square Theatre School. Off-Broadway: Can Can (Carnegie Hall), Aesop’s Fables (New World Stages), andPiggy Nation (Snapple Theatre Center).www.kristinguerin.com
Kate has appeared in all three Imbible productions. She has a BFA in Musical Theatre from Montclair State University, and performed for 3 years as a Lead Vocalist for Carnival Cruise Lines. She is also a host for the NYC based Cranky Cabaret.
Alec studied theatre and music at Denison University, where he sang with The Denison Hilltoppers. He also trained at The New York Film Academy. Favorite credits include Princeton in Avenue Q, Melchior in Spring Awakening, and Cliff in Cabaret.
Alessandra is a New York based actress-comedian-singer. That’s right folks, a triple threat…or a triple something, she’s never quite sure how that works. She can be seen doing sketch comedy with her sketch team Laundry Day at Carolines on Broadway, and also performs in a monthly variety show called R&R Mystery Hour currently running at The Players Theatre. Alessandra also rocks out a good tambourine beat when she takes the stage with The Bone Chimes
Luke is a recent NYC transfer from NC where he received a BA in Acting. He can be found auditioning for more theater work, and hoping other shows like this cast him. Luke was last seen in the NY Children’s Theatre Festival as a sock.
Josh started writing songs as birthday presents for friends and family at age nine. After discovering acappella singing and arranging in high school, he became the music director of Yale’s Society of Orpheus and Bacchus. Since college, he’s taught music theory and appreciation and conducted choirs and musicals for a variety of schools, camps, and theater programs, including three off-Broadway shows. He’s written over seventy arrangements, a cabaret song cycle, and a symphony for full orchestra. He also plays piano for the ’90s cover band Uncle Jesse and the folk-rock band East River Divide. Last summer, Josh was awarded the Lou Perry Scholarship to Harmony University, where he studied arranging and composition with David Wright and Steven Armstrong. This fall, he’ll be studying composition at Rutgers Mason Gross. www.joshehrlich.com
Michael is currently a Production Manager for Jazz at Lincoln Center, and also serves as Technical Director for Broadway Theatre Studio. Prior to that, he worked as the Production Manager for the John W. Engeman Theater after serving as Theatrical Consultant for its $5 million renovation, and he was also Technical Director of Stony Brook University’s Staller Center for the Arts. Michael has been a theater professional for over 15 years, and managed countless productions ranging from touring companies and industry events to musical performances and of course lots and lots of theater. Production credits include regular performances by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra led by Wynton Marsalis, Upfronts for The Discovery Channel, and Alan Cumming’s original U.S. run of MacBeth.
Kim is a Jill-of-all-trades in the theatre, constantly bouncing back and forth between administration and production. She graduated from Elmira College in 2013 with a B.A. in Theatre. Companies she’s worked for include The New York International Fringe Festival, Richards/Climan, Inc., Signature Theatre, Cape May Stage, and The Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center.
Kate lives at the SoHo Playhouse, and may actually be a figment of everyone’s imagination. She has worked, at some point, in all facets of theater, mostly within the walls of the Soho Playhouse. Occasionally she ventures to other theaters, and turns lights and plays music there, too. She has a profound enjoyment of waffles.