New York Halloween Treats – DC Metro Theater Arts

Get into the Halloween spirit with a themed selection of three choices including an online event, live broadcast and new album release.

Photo by Roberto Araujo.

I Hexed You: The Sanderson Variation – Multi-hyphenated transgender pop sensation and LGBTQ activist Mila Jam joins stars Jay Armstrong Johnson, Allison Robinson and Amanda Williams Ware, special guests Jonathan Burke, Nick Rashad Burroughs, Gavin Creel, J. Harrison Ghee, Todrick Hall, Robyn Hurder, Eva Noblezada, Heath Saunders, Ahmad Simmons and Will Swenson, and other stage and screen favorites for this year’s annual streaming spooktacular inspired by the cult hit film Hocus Pocus. Presented by Johnson (The Phantom of the Opera; ABC Quantico) and produced by Kampfire Films, the spellbinding visual album, to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, will feature new numbers, larger-than-life performances and choreography, over-the-top costumes and makeup, unparalleled production value, and a healthy dose of Broadway.

The online cinematic extravaganza kicks off Thursday, October 28 at 8 p.m. Live chat will be available when the stream debuts, with on-demand viewing available until 11:59 p.m. on Monday, November 1. For tickets, priced at $20, go in line. Every ticket purchased will help people across the country affected by HIV/AIDS, COVID-19 and other serious illnesses. Members of the production company also participate in Spookathon, I put a Spell on Youof the first fundraising competition to see who can raise the most for those in need. Click on here make a donation.

Winnie’s Rock Cauldron Cabaret – Your favorite soul-sucking sirens from Salem, Winifred, Sarah and Mary Sanderson will also appear in an all-new live theatrical rock concert at The Green Room 42 on Sunday, October 31 starting at 7 p.m. Bette Midler tribute artist Jennica McCleary, who originated the role of Winifred Sanderson in Orlando, Florida, in Disney’s Magic Kingdom 2015 production of Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular (now a viral video), is thrilled to have brought up this fan-fiction-style gig while battling breast cancer, to celebrate everyone’s inner magical badass witch. In an evening filled with music and parodies spanning many decades and genres, the Sanderson Sisters will cast a spell that is sure to have you singing, dancing and laughing your ass off. Please note that the show may not be suitable for young children.

Green Room 42 is located on 4and YOTEL floor, 570 10and Avenue, New York. For tickets to the 7 p.m. show, priced from $39 to $129, click here. In accordance with COVID-19 protocol, all members of the public must be fully vaccinated to enter the venue; and don’t forget to park all the brooms at the ticket office.

Drawing by Tim Jacobus.

Goosebumps® The Musical: Ghost of the Auditorium – On the occasion of 78and birthday of author RL Stine on October 8 Ghost discs releases the original nineteen-track studio recording of the stage adaptation of his bestseller. Featuring music and lyrics by Danny Abosch and book and lyrics by John Maclay, streaming and digital formats will be available Friday, October 29, just in time for Halloween. The all-star cast includes Krystina Alabado (mean girls), Alex Brightman (beetle juice), Noah Galvin (Waitress), Sheryl Lee Ralph (dream girls), Will Roland (be cooler) and Stephanie Styles (Kiss me Kate), plus a special appearance from Stine himself. The highly anticipated album is produced by Abosch, who also provide arrangements and orchestration.

Published by Scholastic Inc., Goose bumps was named the world’s best-selling book series of all time in 2003 Guinness Book of World Records, with more than 400 million books in print in English, as well as international editions in 32 languages. It tells the story of Brooke and Zeke, who are thrilled to star in a mystery show called The ghost, and not the least bit frightened by the old legend that the coin is cursed. But when strange and spooky messages begin to appear and a hidden threat begins to disrupt rehearsals, they begin to wonder: what if there really is a ghost haunting their school, determined to shut down the show? To find out, order the album in line.

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