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Karaoke means Joy

Allie Pinel

February 10 - February 11


The Brick presents
Karaoke means Joy
by Allie Pinel
Feb 10 & 11, 2023

Karaoke means Joy is an immersive karaoke performance. This ego show looks into our performance dreams of ourselves versus reality and the unlikely friendships that form around the local gay karaoke bar.

Writer, Director, Choreographer: Alexandra Pinel
Video Production: Maksim Akselrod
Dramaturgy: Janine Cunningham
Collaborators: Sophie Bromberg, Mistah Coles, Susana Cook, Janine Cunningham, Lindsey Weaving and Kegan Zema.

Karaoke means Joy takes place in a gay karaoke bar just reopening after Covid and poses questions around adult friendships and our performance dreams for ourselves. This immersive performance introduces us to Andi and Mo friends and regulars of the bar for 7 years who still have a lot to find out about themselves through song, Chloe the bachelorette who discovered this place on TikTok, Roxy the aspiring singer and also regular VIP, Sam the bartender who just quit singing and DJ who is a budding politician- and karaoke DJ.


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In consideration for the health and safety or our staff members, artists, and audiences, The Brick remains committed to maintaining vaccination requirements and mask mandates for our in-person presentations for the foreseeable future. We ask that all audience members remain masked. All staff and performers will be vaccinated; performers may not be masked. Audience can provide proof of vaccination with a government issued I.D. along with a physical copy or picture of your COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card, the NYC COVID Safe App or the New York State Excelsior Pass. Please be patient with staff.



February 11, 2023
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Allie Pinel


Brick Theater
579 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, 11211 United States
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