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Katie Mcgrath returns for her first Blue Strawberry appearance since she returned home to St. Louis from New York City: One Degree from Elvis. It’s all about shameless namedropping, stories and songs as she brags about all the people she knows who know famous people, you know?  

She’s one degree from Elvis, John Lennon, Elton John, The Lou’s own Nelly, Sheryl Crow, Gregory Hines and others, thanks to her popular and influential friends. She’s ZERO degrees separated from some major drop-worthy names, too, due to her stint as a front desk clerk at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel. Wages: $2 per hour. Stories: priceless! 

Patrick DeGennaro, multi-award winning singer, composer and teacher, makes his St. Louis debut as Katie’s music director. The show is directed by Lina Koutrakos. 

100% of Katie’s proceeds will be donated to St. Louis non-profit organization Pianos for People.

Quotes from critics:

“Katie McGrath has already pursued, captured, and pretty much perfected cabaret performance.” Gerry Geddes, Bistro Awards

“It doesn’t take long to figure out McGrath’s style is stand-up cabaret and in that, it’s different, refreshing, and completely entertaining. Her demeanor is a delight, with a honey-tinged voice and personal magnetism that says ‘genuine article.’” Marilyn Lester, Cabaret Scenes

“When was the last time you saw a gal walk into a room looking like a fashion model (Cheryl Tiegs in the day); then sing like an angel and deliver one-liners like a stand-up comic?” Sue Matsuki, Cabaret HotSpot

“(McGrath’s Show) ‘Significant Others’ was, in short, a perfect blend of laughter and tears delivered by a singer who is now a master of her art, riding on Jensen’s impeccably tailored arrangements.” Chuck Lavazzi, Cabaret Scenes