“Sunrize “With a Z” Off-Off…OFF Broadway” is a loving satire of contemporary musical theatre divas. With her unique song stylings interspersed with whimsical reflections, sage advice and insightful back stage stories, Sunrize shares her ups and downs in the “business we call show.” Created and performed by Joseph W. Ritsch as a benevolent tribute to the musical theatre artists he adored as a child, as well as a creative endeavor to combine his work a drag artist and musical theatre performer. Sunrize was a critically acclaimed staple of the NYC nightlife and cabaret scene, headlining in such prestigious venues as The Duplex, Judy’s and Fez, as well as touring across the US and internationally, with such reviews as “You’ll laugh so hard tears will roll down your cheeks” New York Newsday.
“Sunrize ""With a Z"" Off-Off...OFF Broadway” is produced in partnership with Howard Community College’s Educational Foundation. A percentage of all tickets sales will go towards funding meal kits distributed by the college Food Pantry which combats food insecurity for current students.