SNL Star Ana Gasteyer makes West Coast Debut with 'Elegant Songs'

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Direct from her sold-out run in New York City, Saturday Night Live star and Broadway veteran Ana Gasteyer (Wicked, Three Penny Opera) makes her West Coast debut in "Elegant Songs from a Handsome Woman" playing a limited engagement Thurs-Sat, August 11, 12 & 13, 2011 at the Catalina Jazz Club, 6725 West Sunset Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028.

Gasteyer brings unique comic wit and style to the stage in her new show featuring songs and stories from...um, dare we say "a Handsome Woman?!"

The evening promises to be classy, brassy and sassy or classy, brassy, quirky and tear-jerky, depending on world events and/or her hair frizz factor. Gasteyer will be gently assisted by Director Julian Fleisher and band leader Jon Spurney.

Thurs - Sat, August 11, 12 & 13, 2011 

Dinner/Drinks begin at 7:00PM / SHOWTIME 8:30 PM
Reserve your seat today! (323) 466-2210 or online at www.UprightCabaret.com/eve?nts

Catalina Jazz Club
6725 West Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028

Ana Gasteyer is best known for her incomparable work on NBC's SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE. During her six year stint, she created some of the most famous SNL characters including middle school music teacher Bobbie Moughan-Culp, NPR radio host Margaret Jo, Lilith Fair poetess Cinder Calhoun, as well as spot-on impressions of Martha Stewart, Celine Dion and Hillary Rodham Clinton.

She recently returned to SNL as Margaret Jo in "NPR'S Delicious Dish" and the now infamous "Muffin Top" sketch with Betty White, which Gasteyer created and wrote.

On stage, she made her triumphant Broadway debut as Columbia in THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW. Since then, Gasteyer earned raves as Elphaba in WICKED on Broadway, and originated the role for the Chicago production, earning a Jefferson Award nomination.

Other New York theater credits include the Tony-nominated Broadway productions of THE ROYAL FAMILY directed by Doug Hughes, THE THREEPENNY OPERA with Alan Cumming and Jim Dale, Eve Ensler's acclaimed Off-Broadway hit THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES, and Manhattan Theatre Club's hit production of KIMBERLY AKIMBO by celebrated playwright David Lindsay-Abaire. Ana also she starred as Fanny Brice in FUNNY GIRL at the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera.

Recently, Gasteyer starred to rave reviews as Fosca in Gary Griffin's production of Sondheim's PASSION at The Chicago Shakespeare Theater, earning a Jefferson Award nomination for her performance.

She also co-starred in the one-night-only star-studded Actors Fund benefit concerts of FUNNY GIRL, HAIR, and A CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION OF Frank Loesser.

Ana can be heard on the Actor's Fund Recording of Hair and the Reefer Madness Soundtrack.

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