Kahn Artist: Madeline And Me
November 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
New York Debut! Four shows in Oct.-Nov.-Dec.
Eden Casteel was a frustrated teenage soprano in Ohio whose life was forever changed by a Madeline Kahn beer commercial (it was Michelob). In 30 seconds, Casteel knew she wanted to be like Kahn: ”Wealthy, glamorous, with an unbelieveable singing voice.” (Two out of three ain’t bad!) Kahn, of course, was the beloved star of some of Mel Brooks’ most popular movies (Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein). Filled with iconic songs, compelling stories, and hilarious anectdotes, KAHN ARTIST: MADELINE AND ME is an intimate look at the trials and triumphs of both Kahn and Casteel. With John Cook, Piano. Directed by Faith Prince, cowritten with Roderick Ferguson, with musical arrangements by Jim Rice and Bobby Peaco.
FOUR SHOWS at Don’t Tell Mama in Oct.-Nov.-Dec. $20 for MAC Members, $25 General. $20 Minimum must include 2 drinks. Cash only. Food available. Doors 45 minutes prior to show.
A “stunning coloratura soprano” with “a great sense of comic timing,” Eden Casteel is a go-to performer, pianist, and vocal coach who writes, plays, and directs cabarets and showcases for performers nationwide. A native of Dublin, Ohio who moved to Rhode Island in 2010, Eden hosts “The Eden Show,” a weekly interactive livestream on YouTube featuring musical guests who sing, play, and love to talk. Eden’s favorite regional theater roles include The Proprietor in Assassins, Adele in Die Fledermaus, Yum-Yum in The Mikado, Mama Rose in Gypsy, Victoria Grant in Victor/Victoria, and Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd. Eden was part of the St. Louis Cabaret Conference in 2021 and was a Eugene O’Neill Theater Cabaret Fellow in 2023. Eden’s album with Providence-based jazz/blues/roots quartet Evening Sky comes out in late 2023. Learn more at edencasteel.com.