ABOUT THE ORIGINAL
Now in its third year playing Off-Broadway in an authentic New York speakeasy that was actually used as a meeting place by the notorious Tammany Society, 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: 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
Creator of The Imbible series currently on its third sold-out production, The Imbible: Christmas Carol Cocktails, Anthony has been acting professionally for over thirty years and has appeared in hundreds of short films, plays, and musicals. He recently completed his 175th performance of “The Imbible: A Spirited History of Drinking” now in its second year Off-Broadway, and he is also a regular guest on national television shows likeFOX Money, The Dr. Oz Show, and The Better Show, as well as numerous radio programs on networks such as SiriusXM and NPR. Anthony has a concentration in music theory from Duke University, where he also studied opera and vocal performance with legendary voice instructor John Hanks. He has sung with many award-winning vocal groups including the Duke Chorale, the Durham Civic Choral Society, The Accidentals acappella group, and Voices of GothamBarbershop Harmony Society Chorus. Anthony founded his first theatre company in 2000, and he has been running stage companies on the east coast for nearly fifteen years. www.anthonycaporale.com
Soprano and Director
Nicole is an accomplished writer and musical theatre performer who has also been directing, choreographing, and teaching for almost a decade. She is an Amazon bestselling novelist with numerous additional writing credits that include national magazines, a web series, several stage plays, and an ongoing sketch comedy show at Carolines on Broadway. Her one-act On The Uptown 2 Express Train was a Finalist in New York’sStrawberry One-Act Festival, in which she received a Best Actress nomination, and her most recent play, I Feed You, was also produced in the 2014 New York International Fringe Festival. SAG-AFTRA. www.nicoledimattei.com
Ruthellen is a graduate of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She is a New York-based actor and writer for both stage and film. She just completed work on the short film The Body, which she wrote, produced, and starred in.
Will is a native North Carolinian with a BA in Acting from Appalachian State University. He was last seen as Toby in the nation’s longest running revolutionary outdoor drama, Horn in the West.
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.
Mark was most recently seen touring the country as the understudy for The Beast and Gaston in the National Tour of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Other Favorite Credits include: Sky Masterson (Guys and Dolls); Harold Hill (The Music Man); Billy Flynn (Chicago); Max Andrews (The Andrews Brothers); Brad (The Rocky Horror Show). Mark was a Lead Singer for Holland America Line’s Ryndam and Oosterdam ships as well as the Inaugural Voyage of the Nieuw Amsterdam. He has been a Featured Soloist for the National Cherry Blossom Parade, Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade, and Miss America Parade.
Glenn holds an MM in classical voice from the University of Michigan. Recently, Glenn could be heard singing (and “dancing”) aboard Celebrity Cruises in their full scale production shows produced by Qdos Entertainment
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
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.