From our sponsors:
Dean Martin Christmas Special
December 1, 2017
6:45 p.m. Dinner, 8 p.m. Show | $30-$75
More info: tonystarlight.com
Tony Starlight Showroom
1125 SE Madison, Suite 103G, Portland, OR 97214
Special guest artists Barbara Ayars, David Saffert and Jillian Snow Harris join Tony to bring the spirit of the great Dean Martin Variety Christmas shows to life.
This is one of our favorite shows at The Tony Starlight Showroom! The first set is a tribute to The Dean Martin TV Variety Show, complete with special guests stars and comedy routines. Barbara Ayars, Jillian Snow Harris and David Saffert will join Tony as they perform songs and sketches, portraying such artists as Rosemary Clooney, Judy Garland, Liberace, Liza Minelli and more, all in the spirit of Dino’s legendary variety television show.
The short second set will be a tribute to Dino’s famous Las Vegas nightclub act that he performed at the Sands Hotel and later the MGM, complete with song parodies and delightfully outdated jokes.
JILLIAN SNOW HARRIS is a singer and actor who resides in Portland, OR. She is a brazen redhead that never takes out the trash without her lipstick on. She received her degree in New York City for Musical Theatre, where she worked predominately in comedy, gracing the stages of Gotham Comedy Club, the Laugh Factory, and Comix NYC. She played Janis Joplin in the Off-Broadway production of 27 Heaven, and was also featured in the Village Voice, praised by Michael Musto, as “the first biological woman to ever do Liza!” In Portland, she recently performed in the Fertile Grounds Festival with her talented friends David Saffert and Mr. Bo Ayars. Today you can catch her at either Tony Starlight’s new Showroom or at most Drag queen bars in the Portland area.
DAVID SAFFERT, like Liberace, is from the great state of Wisconsin. As a pianist he has worked at the Interlochen Arts Camp, Guthrie Theater, Theatre de la Jeune Lune, and Oregon Ballet Theatre. He currently works with Portland Opera. His Liberace has been part of Portland’s Fertile Ground Festival and has made appearances with Bag & Baggage Productions and Theatre Vertigo. David has been thrilled to perform as Liberace on All Classical Portland’s “Thursdays @ 3” and he maintains a partnership with this terrific station. Future projects include symphony appearances and a performance at Liberace’s Las Vegas mansion.
Tony Starlight: Vocals and Drinking Jokes
Bo Ayars: Keyboard
Barbara Ayars: Vocals
Jillian Snow Harris: Vocals
David Saffert: Piano and Vocals
Dennis Caiazza: Bass
Micah Hummel/Toby Reuter-Harrah: Drums
Sean Chiles: Lighting director
Aaron Berryman/Joni DeRouchie: Sound and video