Featuring music from episodes 1 & 2
VIDEO: GREAT COMET Alum Mary Knapp Debuts 'Toot Sweet's Variety Show' Featuring New Single
Fresh off the heels of a nine-month run with the Tony award-winning show Natasha, Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812, bandleader & accordionist Mary Spencer Knapp wrote, co-directed, produced & edited the debut episode of her band's new web series Toot Sweet's Variety Show.
Set for premiere on April 6, the surrealistic musical comedy/music video combo marks Knapp's filmmaking debut and chronicles her life as a musician in New York, from starting a band to inadvertently making it into a hit Broadway show.
The pilot episode features the members of cabaret soul band Toot Sweet navigating an absurd world peppered with lecherous showbiz types, rowdy hooligans and mysterious socialites (portrayed by Knapp's fellow Great Comet cast members) as the band attempts to file for industry validation at the Brooklyn Band Registry. The quirky onslaught of action culminates in a decadent parlor showdown serving as the official music video for Toot Sweet's newest single, "Bloody Murder." The song itself is a powerfully unhinged ode to all those hungry performers striving for a piece of the proverbial pie, asking the simple question: how badly do you want this?
Knapp will screen the first of six episodes of Toot Sweet's Variety Show as part of a show on April 5 at Secret Project Robot in Bushwick, Brooklyn. The event will feature a special set from Toot Sweet, highlighted by guests and a live rendition of the fight choreography from the episode. Fellow Comet star Cathryn Wake will open the night with her band For You The Moon.