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BWW Reviews: KRITZERLAND CHRISTMAS Puts the Jolly in Your HollyBWW Reviews: KRITZERLAND CHRISTMAS Puts the Jolly in Your Holly
by Don Grigware - Dec 9, 2014

The cast of fantastic singers included Kim Huber, Robert Yacko, Madison Claire Parks, Roger Befeler, special guest Jason Graae, and young singers Sami and Sarah Staitman, Brennley Brown, Paige Befeler and 10 year-old Hadley Belle Miller. Virtuoso pianist James Lent served as musical director for the event headed up by host Bruce Kimmel, who was in especially good form about to celebrate a birthday on December 8. (more...)

Kritzerland Brings Sherman Brothers Tunes, with Richard Sherman, to the Triad TonightKritzerland Brings Sherman Brothers Tunes, with Richard Sherman, to the Triad Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2014

Kritzerland at The Triad presents 'SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIUS! The Songs of The Sherman Brothers' tonight, November 15, 2014 to 7:00 PM and 9:00PM. (more...)

Jason Graae to Join Kritzerland's Holiday Show at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal, 12/7Jason Graae to Join Kritzerland's Holiday Show at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal, 12/7
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2014

Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal presents 'HAPPY HOLIDAYS! THE ANNUAL KRITZERLAND HOLIDAY SHOW' on Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 7:00 PM. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Kritzerland Salutes JERRY HERMANBWW Reviews: Kritzerland Salutes JERRY HERMAN
by Don Grigware - Nov 4, 2014

On Sunday November 2, Kritzerland presented its 51st show Put on Your Sunday Clothes, The Songs of Jerry Herman at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal with special guest star Karen Morrow. No surprise that this was an uplifting, thoroughly enjoyable evening of song, for as host Bruce Kimmel stated up front, 'No one brings optimism to Broadway like Jerry Herman.' Fabulous Tom Griep served as musical director at the piano with super songsters David Engel, Valerie Perri, Damon Kirsche, Shannon Warne, Chelsea Emma Franko and 14 year-old Sami Staitman as well as the aforementioned queen of singers Karen Morrow. Singing doesn't get any better than this! (more...)

Broadway Veteran Karen Morrow and More to Tribute The Songs of Jerry Herman, 11/02Broadway Veteran Karen Morrow and More to Tribute The Songs of Jerry Herman, 11/02
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2014

Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal presents PUT ON YOUR SUNDAY CLOTHES - THE SONGS OF JERRY HERMAN, Sunday November 2, 2014 - 7:00 PM (more...)

Kritzerland to Present THE SONGS THAT GOT AWAY! at the Triad, 11/16Kritzerland to Present THE SONGS THAT GOT AWAY! at the Triad, 11/16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

Kritzerland at The Triad presents 'THE SONGS THAT GOT AWAY! A Potpourri of Kritzerland Favorites' on Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 7:00 PM. (more...)

Kritzerland to Bring Sherman Brothers Tunes, with Richard Sherman, to the Triad, 11/15Kritzerland to Bring Sherman Brothers Tunes, with Richard Sherman, to the Triad, 11/15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

Kritzerland at The Triad presents 'SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIUS! The Songs of The Sherman Brothers' on Saturday, November 15, 2014 to 7:00 PM and 9:00PM. (more...)

Broadway's David Burnham and Valerie Perri Headline Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal, 9/21Broadway's David Burnham and Valerie Perri Headline Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal, 9/21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2014

Continuing its 8 year reign as the most critically acclaimed, award-winning supper club of its kind in the greater Los Angeles area dedicated to presenting the best of Broadway Performers and Nightclub Artists in concert, Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal welcomes Broadway's David Burnham and Valerie Perri in their co-headlining concert debut of Together Again for the First Time, an evening of non-stop Broadway showstoppers with Musical Direction by Mark Vogel at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal in the NoHo Arts District of North Hollywood Sunday, September 21, 2014. (more...)

KRITZERLAND AT 50 Celebration Set for Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal, 10/5KRITZERLAND AT 50 Celebration Set for Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal, 10/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal presents KRITZERLAND AT FIFTY on Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 7 p.m. (more...)

BWW Reviews: KRITZERLAND 4th Anniversary Show Is a WinnerBWW Reviews: KRITZERLAND 4th Anniversary Show Is a Winner
by Don Grigware - Sep 9, 2014

On Sunday September 7, at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal, due to an advance sell-out crowd for the 7 pm show, an additional matinee show was performed for the Fourth Anniversary of Kritzerland. Needless to say, both matinee and evening performances were sold out, making the monthly Kritzerland tributes the most popular shows at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal. The anniversary party was entitled They're Playing Our Song: The Songs That Got Away III and along with special guests Kerry O'Malley and Bruce Vilanch, the big cast also included Robert Yacko, Evan Harris, Madison Claire Parks, Sami Staitman, Jenna Lea Rosen, and also little Hadley Miller, and in chorus numbers of What If?: Kimberly Hessler, Travis Leland, Bruce Merkle, and Adrienne Visnic, all under the baton of super musical director John Boswell. This marked the 49th Kritzerland show since its inception at the Gardenia in 2010, and its host Bruce Kimmel, founder of Kritzerland Records, was in rare form, doling out trivia-worthy anecdotes about every number presented, as well as singing a song himself, due to the absence of Guy Haines. (more...)

Kritzerland to Celebrate 4th Anniversary with Special Guests Kerry O'Malley and Bruce Vilanch, 9/7Kritzerland to Celebrate 4th Anniversary with Special Guests Kerry O'Malley and Bruce Vilanch, 9/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal presents its fourth anniversary show -- THE SONGS THAT GOT AWAY III -- on Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 2 p.m. AND 7 p.m. Doors open at 1 p.m. before the JUST ADDED matinee for brunch/lunch. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Kritzerland Goes Off-Broadway at Sterling's Upstairs at the FederalBWW Reviews: Kritzerland Goes Off-Broadway at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal
by Don Grigware - Jul 7, 2014

It was a pleasure to return to Kritzerland Sunday July 6 for its 47th show saluting Off-Broadway shows: Kritzerland Goes Off-Broadway. Featured were stalwart hits: Hair, Ruthless!, Little Mary Sunshine, Dames at Sea, Falsettos, The Fantasticks and more recent hits such as Floyd Collins, Jason Robert Brown's The Last Five Years and Dogfight. With Bruce Kimmel as host, in dandy form as usual with his amazing trivia notes in between numbers, and sensational musical director John Boswell at the piano, the show got off to a rousing start with young Brennley Brown belting out 'Born to Entertain' from Ruthless! Also on the bill for the evening were the wonderful: Robert Yacko, Madison Claire Parks, Kim Huber, young folks Jenna Lee Rosen, Sami Staitman and special guest stars Jason Graae and Rita McKenzie. (more...)

Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs Presents KRITZERLAND GOES OFF-BROADWAY!Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs Presents KRITZERLAND GOES OFF-BROADWAY!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2014

Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal presents KRITZERLAND GOES OFF-BROADWAY! (more...)

Sterling's Upstairs to Celebrate 8th Anniversary this MonthSterling's Upstairs to Celebrate 8th Anniversary this Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2014

Sterling's Upstairs - housed at popular LA hot spot The Federal in North Hollywood's NoHo Arts District - has not only been described by the Los Angeles Times as "LA's cabaret destination;" but was just cited by LA Weekly as one of Los Angeles's top five supper clubs, With an arsenal of similar accolades from LA based media, Sterling's Upstairs celebrates its eight-year anniversary this month with Broadway performers Maura Hanlon Smith (June 9), Sandy Bainum (June 22) and Bernard Dotson (June 29-June 30). Kritzerland Records' Nobody Does it Better... The songs of Dorothy Fields kicked off the month-long celebration on June 1st featuring Tara Browne, Cynthia Ferrer, Zachary Ford, Kim Huber, Jenna Lea Rosen, Sami Staitman, Sarah Staitman, Robert Yacko and Special Guest... Broadway's Kerry O'Malley. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Bruce Kimmel's Dynomite L'IL ABNER Lights Up LACC Stage Through Tomorrow OnlyBWW Reviews: Bruce Kimmel's Dynomite L'IL ABNER Lights Up LACC Stage Through Tomorrow Only
by Don Grigware - May 23, 2014

Back in the 50s, the era that was innocence personified, Broadway musicals were written to entertain first. Of course, Stephen Sondheim and other more serious composers were beginning to change the face of the American musical with the goal to enlighten, but shows like Li'l Abner, with book by Norman Panama and Melvin Frank, lyrics by Johnny Mercer & music by Gene De Paul and based on Al Capp's 1934 comic strip, showed us the wild hillbilly lifestyle to make us laugh rather than think. Underneath the surface, to be sure, there is political satire and an uplifting message about appreciating the worth of that lesser known patch of American culture, kind of like what 60sTV audiences found in The Beverly Hillbillies. (more...)

Kritzerland to Present NOBODY DOES IT LIKE ME - THE SONGS OF DOROTHY FIELDS at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal, 6/1Kritzerland to Present NOBODY DOES IT LIKE ME - THE SONGS OF DOROTHY FIELDS at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal, 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal presents NOBODY DOES IT LIKE ME -THE SONGS OF DOROTHY FIELDS on Sunday, June 1, 2014 - 7:00 PM. (more...)

AT LONG LAST, COLE PORTER to Play Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal, Special Guest Maude Maggart, 5/4AT LONG LAST, COLE PORTER to Play Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal, Special Guest Maude Maggart, 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2014

Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal presents AT LONG LAST - COLE PORTER on Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 7:00 PM. (more...)

AT LONG LAST, COLE PORTER to Play Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal, 5/4AT LONG LAST, COLE PORTER to Play Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal, 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal presents AT LONG LAST - COLE PORTER on Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 7:00 PM. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal Celebrates 2nd Anniversary with THESE APRIL FOOLISH THINGSBWW Reviews: Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal Celebrates 2nd Anniversary with THESE APRIL FOOLISH THINGS
by Shari Barrett - Apr 7, 2014

On the first Sunday of each month, Bruce Kimmel's Kritzerland Records' presents a supper club musical cabaret at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal in NoHo. Sunday, April 6, 2014, the group celebrated its two-year anniversary with THESE APRIL FOOLISH THINGS with not only foolish songs but ones having to do with Spring or the month of April in general. (more...)

Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal Presents THESE APRIL FOOLISH THINGS, 4/6Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal Presents THESE APRIL FOOLISH THINGS, 4/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

For our 44th Kritzerland show we celebrate the most foolish day and month of the year - April Fools Day. Yes, it's all things April and all things foolish, as well as some things that aren't so foolish. And not only are we celebrating the April Fools, we're celebrating the second anniversary of Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal - in April of 2012 we were the first show in Michael Sterling's new home at The Federal, and we've been there every month since. We have a potpourri of fun planned for our April 6th show, including lots of comedy, some beautiful April-themed songs, and an amazing cast. You'll hear songs you know and songs you don't know, including the world premiere of a brand new Richard M. Sherman song, written with Kritzerland's Bruce Kimmel. And playing it will be Richard M. Sherman, our very special guest star - and as if that and our great cast wasn't enough, we have another guest star, too, the beautiful and superlative Andrea Marcovicci. So, don't be too foolish and wait too long to make your reservations - our last seven shows have been early sellouts. Come and join us to celebrate all the wonderful foolish things we've got planned and to wish Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal a happy anniversary as the best cabaret room in the city enters its third year. (more...)

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