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You Really Are A Heel by Mabeline

December 9 - 18
Ruba Club - 416 Green St, Philadelphia 19123

This Christmas season, Mabeline “Grinchester” Diorio presents You Really are a Heel. Emerging from Whoville’s underground cabaret scene, the Grinch’s Ex-Missus is ready to light the tree and spill the tea on the holiday’s most notorious villain. Join the green goddess as she reclaims her showbiz dreams and spreads holiday cheer with her favorite carols and jams from her self-titled EP. You Really are a Heel is presented by House of Diorio and The Bearded Ladies Cabaret. Directed by Brett Ashley Robinson and featuring DJ Cindy Lou.

Patrons will need to show proof of vaccination for admittance.


Advance VIP:
$40. This ticket includes reserved table seating.

Advance General Admission:
Reserve a ticket in advance to make sure we don't sell out. Choose the tier that best fits your wallet. If you are able to pay a higher tier, you are helping cover the cost of the lower tier tickets. All tickets are General Admission with seating first come, first served.
Ticket price tiers available at $10, $20, $30

For all performances, Pay-What-You-Can tickets will be available at the door. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

All shows at 7pm except a special afternoon performance at 1pm on Sun Dec 12th

Added Programming

Join us for a special late night cabaret with Edith Piaf following the December 11th Mabeline. The third annual Edith Piaf holiday cabaret. Your favorite dead chanteuse channeled by Bearded Ladies Artistic Director John Jarboe returns from the other side to serenade you in this late-night cabaret. With special appearances by Cindy Lou Who and Mabeline. Follow the link below to buy tickets to ONLY REGRETS, including an option to buy a linked ticket to the December 11th Mabeline 7pm show!

You Really Are a Heel production team

Land acknowledgement

Whoville may be on a snowflake, but we aren’t. Let’s acknowledge the history of this land and the original people of this land. This is a Land Acknowledgement written by Trinity Norwood, Citizen of The Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Nation. As you read it, take a second to breathe, look around and take in your surroundings. Before Philadelphia was the city we know and love today, this land was known as “Lenapehoking( Lun-nah-pay-hawk-ing)” or Land of the Lenape. The Lenape are the indigenous people of what is modern-day Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and the southern tip of New York. Through genocide, relocations, the Indian Boarding School era, and continued systematic erasure the Lenape people have persevered and live on as modern-day sovereign nations. We recognize their legacy that has been soaked into the very ground we stand on right now. And we acknowledge the intergenerational connection to this legacy that we all share as the descendants to the immigrants of this land. Although this history is heavy, the future is filled with hope. As part of this practice of acknowledgement we will be giving 10% of all donations made today and a portion of ticket sales to We Are The Seeds, a local and national organization that celebrates and educates about contemporary Indigenous arts and culture. You can connect to their work