January/February 2020
Luigs & Warrender's

Das Barbecü

Hill Country Barbecue Market

Das Barbecü

Books and Lyrics by Jim Luigs
Music by Scott Warrender

presented at

Hill Country Barbecue Market
30 W 26th St.
New York, NY 10010

Winter takes a witty and delicious turn with On Site Opera’s new production of Jim Luigs and Scott Warrender’s  Das Barbecü at Hill Country Barbecue Market in the Flatiron District. A nod to Wagner’s Ring Cycle merged with a comedic Texas fable, the songbook ranges from Broadway to Texas swing, from jazz to twangy country and western as mismatched lovers meet on the day of their double shotgun wedding with five actors playing more than 30 outrageous characters at breakneck speed. 


Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 7:30pm
Monday, January 27, 2020 at 7:30pm
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 7:30pm
Sunday, February 2, 2020 at 7:30pm
Monday, February 3, 2020 at 7:30pm
Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 7:30pm
Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 7:30pm
Monday, February 10, 2020 at 7:30pm
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 7:30pm

Dinner seating – $95 (includes family style BBQ dinner)
Bar seating – $60 (no food service available)

A full cash bar is available with all seating sections. 


Running time: Approximately 2 1/2 hours with intermission
Language: English
Audience in “Dinner Seating” will be seated in chairs at long tables for the duration of the performance. Dinner will be served family-style at each table, including vegetarian options. Non-alcoholic beverages included. Be prepared to share with your table mates!
Audience in “Bar Seating” will be seated on bar stools for the duration of the performance. Non-alcoholic beverages included. There will be no food service available at bar seating. The restaurant upstairs will be open before the show if you would like to eat prior to getting seated.
Performers will move throughout the space, including all sides of the audience.
There will be minimal audience interaction.

MENU – Served family style
Meats: Beef Brisket (gluten free) | Market Chicken (gluten free)
Sides: Sweet Potato Bourbon Mash (vegetarian, gluten free) | Longhorn Cheddar Mac & Cheese (vegetarian) | Cornbread
Dessert: Red Velvet Cupcakes | Banana Pudding

The menu included with ticket prices is fixed; no substitutions allowed. If you have any questions about allergies or dietary restrictions, please contact Hill Country Barbecue Market at (212) 255-4544.


On Site Opera does not offer refunds for ticket purchases for this production. Ticket exchanges are possible with at least 48 hours notice, pending availability.

“Das Barbecu” is produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company.
The Actors and Stage Managers employed in this production are members of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. www.actorsequity.org
Hill Country Barbecue Market, West 26th Street, New York, NY, USA


Featuring members of the American Modern Ensemble
Conductor/Piano: Emily Senturia  |  Keyboard: Riko Higuma  |  Guitars: Liz Faure
Fiddle: Victoria Paterson | Drums: Clara Warnaar


Hill Country Hospitality was founded by Marc Glosserman with the vision of bringing the authentic cuisine, original culture, and famed music of the Central Texas barbecue belt to New York City. In 2007, with his wife & partner, Kristen, the company opened its flagship restaurant, the wildly successful Hill Country Barbecue Market, on 26th Street in Manhattan. The combination of a unique and inviting ambiance, and a mouthwatering menu including meats smoked with traditional Texan Post Oak, plus great cocktails, Texas brews and lots of live music, made Hill Country Barbecue Market an instant classic, garnering rave reviews, including a two-star review by The New York Times, topping Wall Street Journal’s Best Barbecue Restaurants list, and earning a Critic’s Pick by New York Magazine. In 2011, a new outpost of Hill Country Barbecue Market opened in Washington DC with much acclaim. Visit www.hillcountry.com

  • “Das Barbecü” is bent on giving the audience a good time. And with the singers sliding between rows of dining tables, the audience certainly gets mixed up in the fun.

    The New York Times
  • This is one fairly tasty take on Wagner that has had many lives over its nearly 30 years. Plus, here at the Barbecue (which includes a real meal), it features a smart cast of five, who manage to turn into 25 characters in this toothy satire!

    Broadway World
  • Boasting a joyously energetic cast and offering flat-out fun for all, the event also offers a barbecue dinner, complete with dessert. The performers move about the space and often take part in a scene or song barely a foot away from those in attendance.

    Epoch Times
  • Directors Eric Einhorn and Katherine M. Carter have made the most of the space, immersing the audience into the silly antics that this Southern town has concocted. Best of all, there’s a brisket, roast chicken, bourbon mash sweet potatoes, and mac and cheese preceding the affair. It’s sure to make even the most opera resistant cowboy or cowgirl whoop n’ holler.

    Manhattan Digest
  • Looking around at the audience, we have never seen so many grinning faces.

    Voce di Meche

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