• The Dance Complex (map)
  • 536 Massachusetts Avenue
  • Lexington, MA, 02420
  • United States

Brian & Ariel reunite as a duo opening act for “Ethel!”

Brian Calhoon and Ariel Strasser join forces as a marimba and piano duo for the opening act of The Davis Sisters Present: Ethel! Together, they present a dynamic show of musical theater, pop covers and guilty pleasures re-imagined for marimba, piano and their voices.

"What's a marimba?" Like a xylophone, but bigger and more fabulous -- just like Brian. ;-) Fresh off of performances in San Francisco, D.C. and Provincetown, don’t miss Brian & Ari in Central Square!

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Winner of the 2017 Critic’s Choice Award at PortFringe Theater Festival, audiences say Marimba Cabaret is "a fabulous time!" and “fun, unexpected, inventive, and full of heart!”. Guaranteed to make you laugh, cry, and sing along, there’s something for everyone in this eclectic evening of mash-ups and marimba covers.

Friday, November 16, 8:00pm

The Dance Complex 536 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

Tickets from $13-34. Purchase advance online and save!

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About the Artists

Brian Calhoon combines his experience as a percussionist and vocalist to perform a unique collection of music for marimba and his voice. In 2013, Brian made his stiletto debut as marimba soloist with the Boston Gay Men's Chorus during the Candelabra Cantata, opposite "Liberace" in a battle of dueling keyboards.

Ariel Strasser is a singer, songwriter and pianist originally from the Twin Cities, Minnesota. She just released her second album, “Motivation”, and frequently tours the country delivering soulful pop tunes reminiscent of Carole King, Sara Bareilles and Norah Jones. She comes from a family of musicians, so it is no surprise to see her pursuing music as well.