A first Wednesday musical event : It’s a jungle out there

featuring singer, Debra Vogel, with musical director, Darryl Curry

Mar 1, 2023
5:30 PM | Bar opens
6:30 PM | Program
7:30 PM | Dinner
skylight gallery
Open to Coffee House and Salmagundi members
Program is FREE to attend
Eventbrite RSVP required
There will be an a la carte menu to choose from with a $5 per glass Coffee House wine special.
Reservations for dinner required; card payments only
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You will have the option of RSVP-ing for the event alone, or for both the talk and dinner. Dinner is not pre-paid for this event.
For any questions, please email Brittney at coffeehouseclub@hotmail.com

Creative Team

Darryl Curry, Musical Director
Nora Brown, Musical Staging
Elfin Vogel, Director

Photo: Julie Saad
Design: Jon Hammer

About the Event

Poster for It's a Jungle Out There with a black and white headshot of Debra Vogel. Caberet Hotline Online writes, "...this lady has great pipes and seems like she can sing anything...She's someone to watch and to go see." Gay City News writes, "Ms. Vogel is a sly and knowing comedienne who can also deliver a richly heartfelt ballad."

As a part of their First Wednesday Musical series (curated by Nancy Winston), Coffee House Club is thrilled to present It’s a Jungle Out There with cabaret singer, Debra Vogel, and musical director, Darryl Curry. It’s sure to be a lively evening of entertainment, followed by dinner in the downstairs dining room.

About Debra Vogel

Debra Vogel is a NYC-based cabaret singer who is known for creating lively and intimate performances that envelop the audience in her unique warmth and humor. She partnered in her early shows with the late Jeffrey Roy as musical director. After a period of performing in various plays and musicals, Debra returned to cabaret, teaming up with fellow singer and actor Brian Tom O’Connor to form the duo known as “O’Connor & Vogel.” Together, they created three successful shows with musical director Darryl Curry: Guy & Doll; How to be Perfect; and Found & Lost, which they performed in and around New York City.

Debra then returned to creating solo shows which she has performed to sold out houses in and around New York City: Is It Now Yet?; Life, Love and All That Jazz; Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries; I Feel Lucky; and her latest show, It’s a Jungle Out There, all with her longtime, multi-talented musical director Darryl Curry. Debra’s latest show, It’s a Jungle Out There, directed by Elfin Vogel with musical staging by Nora Brown, debuted in Rock Tavern and New Paltz, NY in the Fall of 2022, and Debra is very excited to bring her newest show to the beautiful Skylight Gallery at the Salmagundi Club.

About Darryl Curry

Darryl Curry sitting at a piano, a microphone in front.

Darryl Curry is a member of the Dramatists Guild and the Episcopal Actors Guild. He is Director of Music at St. Clement’s Episcopal Church and works as a composer, musical director and performance coach in New York City.

He wrote incidental music for the 1999 20th Anniversary Off-Broadway production of The Elephant Man and has had two musical works commissioned: The 46th Street Mass, commissioned by St. Clement’s Episcopal Church in New York, and the sung ballet, My Shadow, based on the Robert Louis Stevenson poem, commissioned by the Staten Island Ballet.

Darryl has written two plays, Heavenly Sunlight and Blue Skies (now called The Pull), both of which were given readings by the Woodstock Fringe Playwrights Unit, in 2015 and 2016. The Pull was read via Zoom in 2021 during Covid by Erik Ransom’s Future Playwrights Society. He also has created a comic performance monologue, Time’s Here, which was produced in Atlanta, GA, by The Parenthesis Theater Club for their Buckhead Shorts series.


Ticketed guests are welcome to stay for dinner by indicating so in their Eventbrite RSVP.

There will be an a la carte menu to choose from with a $5 per glass Coffee House wine special. You can pay for your meal with a card or your membership account (no cash). Remember: No tipping. Enjoy!