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LGBT / Cabaret / Theatre Concerts at the RRazz Room October-December

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the RRazz room at Hotel Nikko
222 Mason Street (at Ellis)
San Francisco, California 94102
www.therrazzroom.com

Tickets:
866.468.3399 (TicketWeb)

Category: Nightlife
LGBT, Cabaret, Theatre, Pop, Rock
Fri-Sat, Oct 22-23, 10:30pm
$20-30 (Limited VIP)
CARLY OZARD
Somebody to Love: My Tribute to Freddie Mercury
Ever since Carly discovered the voice of Freddie Mercury, she has been in love with his theatrical, rocker glam persona. Freddie Mercury could sing anything...in any style, and that alone is an art to celebrate. After covering and loving his music for years, Ms. Ozard and musical director Joe Wicht are creating "Somebody To Love: My Musical Tribute to Freddie Mercury." Carly will be Queen for a day, paying homage to her idol, and sharing historic and interesting facts about Mercury's public and intimate lifestyle. Carly relates to Mercury's flair for theatrical and dramatic performing, incorporating his work into a night of fabulous cabaret. Carly Ozard, Somebody to Love: My Tribute to Freddy Mercury runs for 2 performance only Friday-Saturday, October 22-23 at 10:30 PM. The RRazz room at Hotel Nikko is located at 222 Mason Street (at Ellis), San Francisco, CA 94102. Tickets are $20-30 (Limited VIP) with a two-drink minimum . For reservations call 866.468.3399 or visit: www.theRRazzroom.com
Dedicated link to Carly Ozard: http://www.therrazzroom.com/10Artist/CarlyO10Oct.html

Category: Nightlife
LGBT, Cabaret, Drag, Pop, Rock
Fri, Oct 29, 10:30pm
$25
COUNTESS KATYA SMIRNOFF-SKYY
Back in the USSR: A Voyage into The Beatles' Songbook
Join San Francisco's favorite Russian red-head, the Countess Katya Smirnoff-Skyy for her latest cabaret spectacular, Katya...Back In The USSR, a voyage into the Beatles' song book. This musical adventure examines the music of the fab four as only Russia's (self proclaimed) Greatest Mezzo-Soprano understudy turned Countess, turned Macy's cosmetic counter lady could envision. It's Abby Road meets the Met with a good dose of cabaret. Katya will be joined by her marvelous band the TOM SHAW TRIO.
Countess Katya Smirnoff-Skyy, Back in the USSR: A Voyage into The Beatles' Songbook runs for 1 performance only Friday, October 29 at 10:30 PM. The RRazz room at Hotel Nikko is located at 222 Mason Street (at Ellis), San Francisco, CA 94102. Tickets are $25 with a two-drink minimum . For reservations call 866.468.3399 or visit: www.theRRazzroom.com
Dedicated link to Countess Katya Smirnoff-Skyy: http://www.therrazzroom.com/10Artist/Katya10-10.html

Category: Nightlife
LGBT, Cabaret, Drag, Pop, Theatre
Thu, Nov 4, 8pm
$20
COURTNEY ACT
Maybe She's Born With It
Australian Idol alumni and gender-bending sensation Courtney Act and Australia's most glamorous diva lands at the RRazz room stage for ONE NIGHT ONLY Thursday, November 4. Hot on the high heels of performing her sell-out show on the ATLANTIS GAY CRUSIES, Courtney Act will bring some glamour to the RRazz room and will take you on a musical journey through some familiar waters, albeit with a fresh Courtney twist. This witty show, written and directed by Dean Bryant, (Priscilla Queen of The Desert) will appeal to everyone from twinks to twunks, trannies to grannies. Come and enjoy the sheer cover of entertainment that is Courtney Act in "Maybe She's Born With It."
Courtney Act runs for 1 performance only Thursday, November 4 at 8:00 PM. The RRazz room at Hotel Nikko is located at 222 Mason Street (at Ellis), San Francisco, CA 94102. Tickets are $20 with a two-drink minimum. For tickets call 866.468.3399 or visit: www.theRRazzroom.com Dedicated link to Courtney Act: http://therrazzroom.com/10Artist/CourtneyA.html

Category: Nightlife
LGBT, Cabaret, Drag, Theatre
Fri-Sat, Nov 5-6, 10:30pm
$25
JEFFREY JOHNSON as EDIE BEALE
Little Edie Beale's Infamous 1978 Cabaret Act "Live At Reno Sweeey" Re-Staged With Jeffrey Johnson
After two successful runs earlier this year at Joe's Pub in New York City and a feature in May's issue of Playbill Magazine, "Little Edie" Beale takes her show west for this first time to San Francisco. Many have seen the HBO special "Grey Gardens," and have knowledge about Edith Beale; however, "Edie Beale Live at Reno Sweeney," recreates the now infamous nightclub performance of Ms. Beale, of Grey Garden's fame, in New York City in 1978. Written by Duval, who managed and produced a cabaret act by Edith Beale, the show recreates the essence of those magical nights at the New York City nightclub using dialogue, songs, and text from the historic event and conversations that took place following the 1978 appearance. This special engagement run stars Ganymede Arts' artistic director, Jeffrey Johnson as Beale. Also in the cast are Michael Winstead and Keith Tittermary. The upcoming San Francisco shows are Edie's first West Coast performance before she heads south to Los Angeles to perform at Show at Barre. Sandra Bernhard has said that "Jeffrey Johnson's "Little Edie Beale" is Flawless!" While the Washington City Paper stated, "Johnson's Little Edie is both grand and gratifying!" And the director of the original Grey Gardens documentary, AlBert Maysles praised Jeffrey's performance as "Excellent. Pure perfection. Truly astonishing!" Jeffrey Johnson as Edie Beale runs for 2 performances only Friday and Saturday, November 5-6 at 10:30 PM. The RRazz room at Hotel Nikko is located at 222 Mason Street (at Ellis), San Francisco, CA 94102. Tickets are $25 with a two-drink minimum. For tickets call 866.468.3399 or visit: www.theRRazzroom.com  
Dedicated link to Jeffrey Johnson as Edie Beale:
http://therrazzroom.com/11Artist/edie_b.html

Category: Nightlife
Cabaret, Pop, Great American Songbook
Sat, Nov 6, 7pm
Sun, Nov 7, 5pm
Mon, Nov 8, 8pm
$35 ($45 Limited VIP)
DEANA MARTIN
Deana Sings Dino - Memories Are Made Of This
Deana performs many of her father's greatest and most enduring hits, including: "Memories Are Made Of This," "That's Amore," "Everybody Loves Somebody," and many more of the world's favorites. Her on-stage performance treats the audience to an intimate repartee, sharing with them a look into Dean's life, by way of her personal anecdotes and a video montage, comprised of rare never-before-seen home movies and private photos. You will relive with Deana some of the most treasured moments from Dean Martin's long and illustrious career. Deana sings the most famous hits of her musical family, including "Uncles" Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr., plus Judy Garland, and many others. The show is a combination of musical treasures intertwined with personal reflections and private recollections, from a lady who grew up having a family-like relationship with the people to whom she is paying tribute. Since the show's inception three years ago, Deana has enjoyed rave reviews and has been performing internationally to sold-out audiences on three continents. Treat yourself and those you love to an evening of a lifetime. See and enjoy Deana Martin, live! Deana Martin runs for 3 performances only Saturday, November 6 at 7:00 PM; Sunday, November 7 at 5:00 PM; and Monday, November 8 at 8:00 PM. The RRazz room at Hotel Nikko is located at 222 Mason Street (at Ellis), San Francisco, CA 94102. Tickets are $35 ($45 Limited VIP) with a two-drink minimum. For tickets call 866.468.3399 or visit: www.theRRazzroom.com
 Dedicated link to Deana Martin:
http://therrazzroom.com/10Artist/DeanaM10.html

Category: Nightlife
Cabaret, Comedy
Tue, Nov 9, 8pm
$20
DiAnne Fraser & Brad Ellis (Musical Director of FOX TV's Glee)
Part-Time Diva
DiAnne Fraser has performed her hit cabaret show, PART TIME DIVA, to sold-out crowds in her native Los Angeles. Her unique path to the cabaret scene includes a successful career behind the scenes in the entertainment industry. Ms. Fraser spent fifteen years in the ranks of Hollywood agents and is now a partner in management company Industry Entertainment. At the same time, she has thrived in her role as wife and mother. Prior to her rise in the world of professional representation, she performed in a variety of Off-Broadway productions... an endless stream of musicals from Manhattan to Monrovia. She even appeared on Broadway... as a waitress at the Saloon Restaurant (64th & Broadway). Recently Ms. Fraser made her triumphant return to New York Theatre as a Producer of the musical GLIMPSES OF THE MOON in the Oak Room at the Algonquin. Among future producing ventures is the upcoming revised version of the musical WORKING which opens next winter at Chicago's Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place. Tales of her experiences create a fun-filled and poignant evening of music and comedy. Directed by Clifford Bell. Musical Director **Brad Ellis. Special Material by Jeff Cohn.**Brad Ellis is an Americancomposer, musical director, orchestrator and jazz pianist. Ellis is perhaps most visible as the quiet teacher/piano accompanist for the high school kids on Glee, the Fox television show for which he is part of creator Ryan Murphy's musical production team. DiAnne Fraser "Part-Time Diva" With Brad Ellis (Musical Director of FOX TV's Glee) runs for 1 performance only Tuesday, November 9 at 8:00 PM. The RRazz room at Hotel Nikko is located at 222 Mason Street (at Ellis), San Francisco, CA 94102. Tickets are $20 with a two-drink minimum. For tickets call 866.468.3399 or visit: www.theRRazzroom.com
 Dedicated link to DiAnne Fraser:
http://therrazzroom.com/10Artist/DianneF10.html

Category: Nightlife
LGBT, Comedy, Theatre, Drag, Great American Songbook
Wed, Nov 10, 8pm
$30
MATTHEW MARTIN
All Singing, All Dancing, All Dead
Matthew Martin is keeping Hollywood history alive and well, and he will be conjuring the Late Greats of the Silver Screen in his new show ALL SINGING, ALL DANCING, ALL DEAD! Come see his incomparable incarnation of Bette Davis which has received critical acclaim in multiple stage productions in San Francisco, New York, London and Los Angeles. Martin also resurrects Katharine Hepburn in her full majestic glory; breathes life into Miss Peggy Lee's sultry song styling; revives Judy Garland's inimitable voice and presence, and as a dynamic dancer, Martin sizzles the stage with the tornado tapping of the legendary Ann Miller. Martin memorializes the immortals in tribute to the timeless classics when stars were truly stars!!! Special guests include Tom Shaw on piano and Roberta Drake on drums. Matthew Martin "All Singing, All Dancing, All Dead" runs for 1 performance only Wednesday, November 10 at 8:00 PM. The RRazz room at Hotel Nikko is located at 222 Mason Street (at Ellis), San Francisco, CA 94102. Tickets are $30 with a two-drink minimum. For tickets call 866.468.3399 or visit: www.theRRazzroom.com Dedicated link to Matthew Martin "All Singing, All Dancing, All Dead": http://therrazzroom.com/10Artist/MatthewM10.html

Category: Nightlife
LGBT, Theatre, R&B, Soul, Pop, Gospel
Fri, Nov 12, 8pm
$29.50-79.50
Jennifer Holliday
One Night Only!
@ Castro Theatre
429 Castro Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
Tickets: 415.392.4400

Jennifer Holliday, who comes to San Francisco's Castro Theatre for a rare concert appearance this November, is a performer too multi-talented to be easily categorized. She is a Broadway legend who took The Great White Way by storm in "Your Arm's Too Short to Box with God" and later changed theatre history with her iconic, Tony Award winning performance as Effie White in Dreamgirls. She is an unparalleled R&B songstress who scored smash hits with classic tunes such as "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going," "Hard Time for Lovers, "No Frills Love," and "Heart on the Line." She is a spiritually thrilling gospel singer who performed powerful duets with the likes of Luther Vandross, delivering a rendition of "His Eye is on The Sparrow" that is said to have left Paul Simon speechless. She is an indelible contributor to many of television's greatest moments, offering astonishing performances of her signature tunes on the Grammy and BET awards, and creating memorable characters on shows such as Touched by An Angel and Ally McBeal. She is a dedicated and tireless humanitarian, dedicating countless hours (and countless performances) to the fight against AIDS. Miss Holliday's concert is sure to be a thrilling experience for any fan who has been touched by any of Miss Holliday's many gifts. Jennifer Holliday runs for 1 performance only Friday, November 12 at 8:00 PM. Castro Theatre is located at 429 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA 94114. Tickets are $29.50-79.50. For tickets call 415.392.4400 or visit: www.theRRazzroom.com
Dedicated link to Jennifer Holliday: http://therrazzroom.com/10Artist/JenniferH10B.html

Category: Nightlife
LGBT, Comedy
Fri-Sat, Nov 19-20, 10:15pm; Sun, Nov 21, 4pm
$30
JASON STUART & MICHELE BALAN
Two Jews Walk Into the RRazz room ... And Tell Jokes!

Jason Stuart has performed at all of the top Comedy Clubs & comedy festivals and hundreds of gay events & prides, colleges & universities, and even on Broadway. Since Stuart makes such a strong connection with his audience, he is in high demand by corporate programs with his lecture, Coming Out In Hollywood, on being openly gay in the workplace. Most recently, he appears in Logo's new comedy series, One Night Stand-Up.Although his semi-celebrity came via stand-up, Stuart is also well-known for his work as an actor playing gay & straight roles on over forty popular television shows. Stuart has wowed audiences on the TV screen with guest roles in hits such shows as The Closer, Will & Grace, George Lopez, Everybody Hates Chris, House, M.D., It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Charmed, to name a few. He is best known playing "Dr. Thomas", the gay family therapist on My Wife and Kids.As a character actor, filmmakers say his talent is a cross between the depth of Philip Seymour Hoffman, the comedy timing of John Ritter and the quirkiness of Steve Buscemi. He has worked with heavy hitters George Clooney, Faye Dunaway, Angelina Jolie, Damon Wayans, Drew Carey, George Lopez, David Spade and even Arnold Schwarzenegger. Stuart was featured in the comedy hit A Day Without a Mexican and the HBO award winning drama Gia. Among the big studio pictures he appeared in, Kindergarten Cop and Vegas Vacation are favorites among TV fans.

Michele Balan is a brash, New York Stand-up comedian who was one of the four finalists on NBC's 2006 "Last Comic Standing" and she is "The Last Woman Comic . . .. " She has recently appeared on Byron Allen's Comics Unleashed and the OUTlaugh festival on MTVs LOGO, opened for the Smothers Brothers, and is headlining all over the country in Comedy Clubs, cruises, corporate events, JCC's country clubs and more! She is appropriate for all audiences...well, maybe not children's parties! She writes for Life & Style magazine, contributor in many books and writes comedy for other well-known comedians. Often told she was naturally funny, the Brooklyn native left a high-paying executive position at a computer company to pursue comedy - even though comedy has never proved as lucrative - and she has been performing ever since. She has recorded "Neurotic by Nature" at the LA Improv in 99 (it features Nell Carter), in 2004 she recorded "Live Just Barely" at the famed Joe's Pub... and soon to be released "Is it hot in here? or is it me!" recorded at the Triad Theater. Voted one of the "Top 10 Comics" by Backstage Magazine in 2004. Jason Stuart & Michele Balan runs for 3 performances only Friday-Saturday, November 19-20 at 10:15 PM and Sunday, November 21 at 4:00 pm. The RRazz room at Hotel Nikko is located at 222 Mason Street (at Ellis), San Francisco, CA 94102. Tickets are $30 with a two-drink minimum. For tickets call 866.468.3399 or visit: www.theRRazzroom.com Dedicated link to Jason Stuart & Michele Balan:
http://www.therrazzroom.com/10Artist/MicheleJason10.html

Category: Nightlife
LGBT, Drag, Cabaret
Mon-Wed, Nov 29-Dec 1, 8pm
$75 (Opening NIght) $50
Donna Sachet'S 18th ANNUAL SONGS OF THE SEASON
A San Francisco Tradition
Donna Sachet brings all of her timely wit, unpredictable humor, and sensitive singing showmanship to this holiday benefit for the AIDS Emergency Fund, joined by talented musical friends from across the country. Ticket sales and sponsorship opportunities available at www.songsoftheseason.net

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