Regional Reviews: Philadelphia
Late Night Snacks
I was lucky enough to attend a special preview performance where co-directors John Jarboe and Jackie Soro were serving up some of the best cabaret this side of Paris. John Jarboe was rousing as the evening's host and opening act. Just moments after the Midnight Munchies (Late Night Snacks' funky stage band) struck up the tunes, Jarboe had the entire audience laughing out loud and singing along. Only Jarboe's sparkling charisma and phenomenal vocal skills could turn the Electric Slide into a legitimate showstopper. Philadelphia favorite Eric Jaffe kept the audience smiling with two top-notch numbers, but the adorably effervescent Sam Rise stole the show with their authentic humor and an impressive original song.
For over about a month, a selection of special guests join hosts Jess Conda, Cookie Diorio, Eric Jaffe, John Jarboe, Anthony Martinez-Briggs (aka "US"), Sam Rise, and Adrienne Truscott. If you're looking for a good time in Philadelphia this fall I highly recommend attending several performances so you can get your fill of these tasty treats.
Late Night Snacks runs through October 2, 2022, at The Switch, 421 N. 7th Street, Philadelphia PA. Tickets are pay what you wish at the door; no one will be turned away. Additionally, tiered pricing will be available. For advance registration, visit fringearts.com .