by Bre Northrup


Murder, mystery, and music, The Mysterious A Cappella Murder Cabaret delighted a full house for its final performance as part of the 16th Annual Midtown International Theater Festival on August 2nd. Starring real-life, four-part a cappella group, Cabaret Sauvignon, this murder mystery followed the fictional journey of Jersey City-based Cabaret Sauvignon as they are framed as criminals for the murder of their manager. Cabaret Sauvignon is comprised of four female vocalists: Alexandra Pflaster, Amanda Levie, Amy Elise, and Elena Zazanis. This real life group upped the ante for a cappella groups everywhere by creating a plot-filled a cappella musical with hits like “Royals” by Lorde, which was sung beautifully by Amanda Levie; “It’s My Party” by Leslie Gore; “Crazy” by Gnarls Barkley; and even the classic folk hymn “Down in the River to Pray.” Both the title and the campy acting do not leave much to the imagination plot-wise. However the show is fiercely entertaining, whimsical, and unique in form. These four women are pros at blending four part harmonies.



The Mysterious A Cappella Murder Cabaret was performed as part of the 16th Annual Midtown Theater Festival at The Davenport Theatre, 354 W. 45th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues.


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