"PRESS" is for wrinkled pants! Read what OTHER INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS are saying about The PennyPan Cabaret!!
"Valdaniel is a hell of a charmer on the mic, and his voice shines equally as busker and playwright. Fantastic debut!"
Scott Stangland, Actor, NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812
""Everything about this production was wonderful. I had no idea what to expect when I sat down to watch The PennyPan Cabaret, but I walked away feeling lighter, happier and just a little bit sore from laughing. Go watch it."
Moushumi, musician - NBC's The Voice
“It was such a treat taking some friends of mine to Valdaniel Martins’ new show called the PennyPan Cabaret. Valdaniel is a gifted story teller and writer. He is able to weave together classical mythology, his own “hero’s journey,” music and his experiences busking in the subways of NYC in a highly sophisticated manner but one that never loses its connection with and for the “common man.” Kind of like taking Hunter S. Thompson, Leon Redbone and Steven Wright and putting them in a blender. He really made me want to sit up and listen to every word.” Dillon McCartney , Director of Business Development - New York International Opera Projects (NYIOP)
"Funny and unpredictable and VERY New York!"
Ckay, singer/songwriter - LIVE AT THE APOLLO
"The PennyPan Cabaret is an imaginative and current take on theater, full of stories that are relatable and fun to follow."
James Margolis, singer/songwriter - THE TRAVELERS
"A wild, giddily-rendered, musical journey into the subways and then somewhere deeper. I watched the brilliant Max Wingert lure us into the world of the title character--a sex-charged, egotistical, mischievous and bored Satyr looking for the one nymph he can't have. I laughed out loud at his antics until Wingert and writer Valdaniel pull the greatest trick of all: amidst all of the laughing I suddenly realized I was quite moved."
Daniel F. Levin, playwright/composer/producer
"I thoroughly enjoyed The PennyPan Cabaret! Valdaniel is one of my all time favorite NYC artists and with his musical talents and wit he shows us a glimpse of his New York City; the city you notice when you stop for a moment, take a good look, and question where your roommate's really from!"
Brittany Sherrod, comic
"The PennyPan Cabaret deftly infuses Greek myths hilariously into our everyday grasp for dignity and purpose, through and with the soul of a beat poet's poignant whimsy. A shared fracturing of story that reminds us we are all in this together."
Matt Mundy, actor/voice-over artist
"The Penny Pan Cabaret is a touching work of art. The audience is transported by a captivating cast of characters to a variety of whimsical worlds, filled with laughter and honesty. It's the kind of show that leaves you wanting to see it again and again."
Isabel Alvarez, singer/songwriter
"PennyPan is a cool, intelligent show with great music and lots of laughs."
Richard Marx, actor/playwright
"The PennyPan Cabaret shows us the entertaining alchemy of a geographic Odd Couple: New York City and the Arcadia of the ancient Greeks. Through the eyes of sagacious and cunning troubadour Valdaniel and his cast, the shadows of stand-up comedy, spoken word and sitcom-like dialogue aren't what they seem... but the result of this theatrical combo feels like a chill pill, a belly laugh and a wintry brood all in one sitting There's the feeling that it will soon teeter over the edge into a bacchanal that you hope you'll be invited to. Don't miss out!"
Nate Spear, actor/playwright