Welcome to the FIFTH year of our splendid benefit event, Brass Ring Academy and Cabaret! We’ve danced and laughed and learned and created and raised $3900 for the New England Carousel Museum so far, and this year promises to be even better!
This website is in the process of a redesign, so it’s being updated piecemeal, but tickets are for sale now! Everyone who gets theirs this week gets a Special Gift at the event. Yes, a capital letter Special Gift. It’s just that special. Updates to the site with more information will be announced both here and on our Facebook group, BrassRingCT.
A few things I can tell you now- With the untoward weather last year, not enough people got to experience what may have been my favorite Cabaret yet, so we’re having a do-over! The Eternal Frontier, Them Damn Hamiltons featuring Marc Casslar calling dances, White Elephant Burlesque, and headliners This Way To The Egress!
During the day, we will host presentations on topics from bicycles to beards, corsets to true crime, and the invention of everything from knights in shining armor to gruesome murder! Plus, musical performances, vaudeville, an interactive storyline, amazing vendors and more!
Back by popular demand- A semi-formal AFTERNOON TEA! By even more popular demand, this time, I will share more of their impossibly delectable lemon curd. I promise. Really.
New and exciting- SPLENDID TEAPOT RACING! Bring your own remote controlled teapot, bribe the judges, put on a show, and if you’re not too tired afterwards, race your teapot through an exciting obstacle course to great acclaim and even better prizes! Rules can be found at this link.
We have reached the point in planning where all the lovely little seeds of ideas have started to grow, and oh, my friends, we are going to have a bountiful harvest of silly and enlightening fun. I can’t wait. Join me?