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As it turns out, Klaus Nomi wasn't just the singer in a viral video you may have seen in college! He was a new-wave vaudevillian with a soprano that could melt the heart of even the heaviest of heavy metal rockers in the 1980s. (If you were out of the loop, look up the song "Lightning Strikes" on YouTube.) He was a fixture in New York's underground music scene, and his German expressionist wardrobes, incredible facility with makeup, and operatic synths had a big influence on David Bowie and the Talking Heads. In Alien/Angel, Devin Bannon will bring this larger-than-life character back to the stage, with help from Annastasia Workman on piano and Kathy Moore on guitar. Boylesque dancer Waxie Moon is running the choreography for Bannon's two backup dancers, and Keira MacDonald will direct. Enjoy this tale of a queer icon alongside a menu of pastry and pies, a nod to Nomi's talent for baking.