august 20 - 26

previews August 18 - 19

the space

We are pleased to be converting the entire top room of Alice's Tea Cup Chapter II (156 East 64th Street at Lexington Avenue) into a consignment shop for this site-specific immersive production of SHOES AND BAGGAGE.

Shoes and Baggage

story, Original score & Lyrics: cheryl stern

music: tom kochan

Directed by Joe Barros
Featuring Cheryl Stern*

"A Mighty Performance… a little brown bag full of goodies you just must have!" NY Theatre Guide


SHOES AND BAGGAGE is about the insatiable urge to purchase and possess beautiful things and the deeper feelings that propel this behavior. Broadway veteran actress and Jonathan Larson award-winning writer Cheryl Stern takes us on a wild, hilarious, and heartbreaking ride of hunting and spending as she digs deep to understand her own obsession with shopping.

From her escapades while in the cast of the star-studded Broadway revival of THE WOMEN to her stint as coach and host on The Home Shopping Network, Cheryl portrays over two dozen characters, illuminating a secret yet relatable world of retail enslavement.

SHOES and BAGGAGE is a 75 minute solo odyssey, featuring an original score with lyrics by Cheryl and music by Drama Desk nominated and Emmy Award winning composer Tom Kochan. SHOES AND BAGGAGE was originally incubated at The Cell Theater

Brief excerpts from Shoes and Baggage, a solo musical written and performed by Cheryl Stern, with music by Tom Kochan. Taped at the cell theatre, June 2016, NYC.

*denotes member of actors' equity association