The Monocle and The Emerald Room

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Saint Louis’ destination for live entertainment, our signature blend of hand crafted and specialty cocktails, and electrifying nightlife in The Grove’s famed speakeasy cabaret. Our 1920s theme places emphasis on creating an exceptional experience and producing live entertainment that our patrons can enjoy.

The Monocle and the Emerald Room is your venue for speakeasy, vintage nightlife with a modern twist!

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Featured Performers

Adria Andrews has been entertaining audiences since childhood as a lover of theatre and music, but it was in 2005 that she made her formal debut on stage in St. Louis. She has been fortunate enough to have performed across the Midwest and has held numerous pageant titles including Miss Gay St. Louis, Miss Gay Illinois America, Miss Gay Missouri America and Miss Gay Midwest America. She has also placed in the Top 10 and Top 5 at the national Miss Gay America pageant. Adria’s love for a variety of music styles can be seen in her ever-changing looks that she brings to you on stage.

Karma T. Cassidy is one of the premier singing female impersonators in Saint Louis, MO. Getting her start almost 10 years ago under a different moniker, Fran Schwartz, as she hosted the shows of a now disbanded burlesque troupe, The Bombshell Bettie’s.  After moving to Chicago for career, meeting the man of her dreams, taking a break from the stage, and then moving back to Saint Louis, Karma was born out of a deep need to entertain once again. 

Karma hosted a popular variety show called Instant Karma Cabaret at Bad Dog Bar & Grill from May 2014 to May 2015.  Through this show Karma proved she was a force to be reckoned with in the Saint Louis entertainment scene and that her interactive and spontaneous hosting style made her not only endearing to the audience but able to captivate them.

Karma is a regular cast member of shows like Mighty Monday’s at the Soulard Bastille, The Grey Fox’s TGIF, Ab Fab Friday’s at Bar:PM, as well as her own show at Bar:PM quarterly on the random 5th Sunday called Boozie Brunch with Jessica Leigh Foster, SUP with Karma T. Cassidy and Friends at The Soulard Supper Club, BENT a Variety Show in the third Saturday of each month at the soon to open Spectrum STL (formerly Complex), and Strictly Drag, a once Monthly show on the second Saturday of every month in The Emerald Room at The Monocle with Jessica Leigh Foster and Adria Andrews!    
 
Karma has also proven herself as a disciplined pageant queen winning Miss Bastille 2015, Miss Springfield Missouri America 2015, and making the top 10 at Miss Gay Missouri America 2016 her first time competing (she placed 6th overall.) 
 
Karma is excited to bring her brand of entertainment back to The Monocle!
James Dunse began his training in Musical Theatre early in life training in voice, theatre, and dance. He received his Associates in Vocal Performance as well as a B.A. in Musical Theatre. James went on to work at The Municipal Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, and has been fortunate enough to grace many of the local cabaret and theatre stages playing many characters, including the principle role of Mary Jo Shively in the World Premiere of Linda Bloodworth-Thompson’s Re-Designing Women at The Spotlight Cabaret.
Inspired by the Miss Gay America Pageant, he began his female impersonation career at Faces Nightclub winning The Best Newcomer Award as Jessica Leigh Foster. Jessica has since made her mark in the Miss Gay America System, winning The Miss Shining Star America crown as well as placing in the top 10 at Miss Gay Missouri America.  As Jessica Leigh Foster, James has helped raise upwards of $75,000 for non-for-profits such as The Saint Louis EFA, PAWS, the It Gets Better Project, NOH8, Planned Parenthood, and many others.  Recently, James joined the cast at The Emerald Room at The Monocle. Since then he and his alter ego Jessica has had the honor of working with such amazing talents such as Amy Armstrong, Kyle Hustedt, Lola Van Ella, The Chicago Cabaret Project, Coco Peru, Leslie Jordan, Karma T. Cassidy, Thom Wall, Chloe Walier, Jeremiah Clark, Tony Tripoli, and Joe Posa as Joan Rivers! Both Monsieur James and Jessica perform at The Emerald Room in The Varieté Cabaret Show, Dr. Frank-N-Furter in The Rocky Horror and a Little Bit More Cabaret Show, and in the monthly line-up shows “Lola’s Flavor of the Month,” and “Strictly Drag!”

Amy Armstrong has graced stages from coast-to-coast, both large and small, and in over 20 countries worldwide with her one-of-a-kind wit and musical prowess. She has had the pleasure of opening and sharing the spotlight with famed entertainers including; Kathy Griffin, Mary Wilson and the Supremes, Phyllis Diller, Bea Arthur, Jennifer Holiday and Judy Gold to name a few.