Elaine Strich, Ben Vereen, et. al. Set for RRazz Room Performances

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The RRazz Room has announced upcoming performances for April-December 2012 which include Elaine Stritch, Ben Vereen, Ann Callaway, and more. The full listing includes:

APRIL 2012

Steven Brinberg is "SIMPLY BARBRA"
The What Matters Most Tour!
Tue-Wed, 4/3-4 , 8pm
$35
Steven Brinberg performs his show, "Simply Barbra", to international acclaim both on stage and on television, as he pays homage to all that is Streisand. Steven does not lip sync his performances but portrays Streisand with his own voice. Steven Brinberg has appeared as a special guest with Marvin Hamlisch and the Symphony Orchestras of over a dozen cities across the country and was even hired by Miss Streisand's management to perform at her best friend Donna Karan's birthday party. 

Melissa Manchester
Grammy Award-Winning Singer/Songwriter/Actress
Thu-Fri, 4/5-6, 8pm
Sat, 4/7, 7 & 9:30 pm
$45
Manchester's music has established her as a compelling singer/songwriter. She co-wrote "Whenever I Call You Friend" with Kenny Loggins, which became a radio classic. In addition, her songs have been recorded by Barbra Streisand, Dusty Springfield, Alison Krauss, and many others. Manchester wrote the score for Disney's "Mouse Detective" and "Lady & The Tramp II," released her 16th CD and celebrated four decades of performing all at the same time. 

CHARMAINE CLAMOR
on Easter Sunday
Hallelujah!: A Celebration of Rebirth
Sun, 4/8, 7pm
$30
Celebrated by The New York Times as "a gifted vocalist" and by The Los Angeles Times as "one of the important and original new jazz singers of the decade," Filipino-American recording artist and cultural trailblazer Charmaine Clamor has earned her Queen of Jazzipino crown. More...
Jazz Singer

Ann Hampton Callaway
Tue-Sat, 4/10-14, 8pm
Sun, 4/15, 7pm
$35-45
Ann Hampton Callaway-- singer, composer, lyricist, pianist and actress -- is best known for Tony-nominated performance in the hit Broadway musical Swing! and for writing and singing the theme song to the hit TV series The Nanny. Callaway is a Platinum Award winning writer whose songs are featured on six of Barbra Streisand's recent CDs. The only composer to have collaborated with Cole Porter, she has also written songs with Carole King, Rolf Lovland and Barbara Carroll, to name a few. 

THE BENNY GOLSON QUARTET with special guest NNENNA FREELON
Wed-Fri, 4/11-13, 8pm
$40-45
Multitalented and internationally famous jazz legend - a composer, arranger, lyricist, producer - and tenor saxophonist of world note, Benny Golson has played in the bands of world famous Benny Goodman, Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, Earl Bostic and Art Blakey. Golson is the only living jazz artist to have written 8 standards for jazz repertoire. He has recorded over 30 albums for many recording companies in the US and Europe under his own name and innumerable ones with other major artists. Benny Golson (tenor saxophone), Nnenna Freelon (vocals), Jason Marsalis (drums), Ray Drummond (bass), Mike LeDonne (piano)

Six-time GRAMMY® Award-nominee Nnenna Freelon is hailed as the "international voice of Jazz." A standing ovation from 20,000 in her star-making a cappella appearance on the Grammy Awards telecast! She has shared the stage or recordings with Jessye Norman, Herbie Hancock, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Take 6, Al Jarreau, the Count Basie Orchestra and more! Phenomenal performances at Carnegie Hall to The Hollywood Bowl, the Monterey Jazz Festival to the Newport Jazz Festival, and from Montreaux to London! 

Varla Jean Merman The Book Of Merman

Featuring Tom Judson on piano
Sponsored by Manhunt and Fleet Naturals
*Tue-Sat, 4/17-21, 8pm
Sun, 4/22, 7pm
Wed-Sat, 4/25-28, 8pm
Sun, 4/29, 7pm
$35-40
*Opening Night Special $25
Jeffery Roberson aka Varla Jean Merman just recently starred in Willard Beckham's new musical Lucky Guy opposite Emmy Winner Leslie Jordan in NY at the Little Schubert Theatre. He also just completed shooting the feature film Varla Jean and The Mushroomheads which he wrote, starred in and produced. Jeffery guest starred as Varla Jean on Ugly Betty last year in the final season of the show. He was also featured on Bravo's Project Runway Season 5 as the winning model for the show's drag challenge. 

POPPY CHAMPLIN presents THE QUEER QUEENS OF QOMEDY
All Hail The Queens starring Poppy Champlin
and Special Guests:
Christian Shirm (Showtime Comedy Special)
and
Kira Soltanovich (Jimmy Kimmel Live!)
Sun, 4/29, 3pm
$30
There's a unique revue that's touring the country with some of the funniest, edgiest, talented and most outrageous comics, united by the single theme: The Queer Queens of Qomedy. Producer and internationally known comedian, Poppy Champlin artfully selects the best of the best lesbian comics from across the county to join her at each venue. Now in it's sixth year, Poppy and the QQQ are thrilled to announce that HRC has come on board as the official sponsor of the Queens in 2012. 

MAY 2012

Maureen McGovern
"dangling conversations..."
Bay Area Premiere Of Maureen McGovern's Brand-New Show
with Jeff Harris, Musical Director
Tue-Sat, 5/1-5 , 8pm
Sun, 5/6, 5pm
$35-45
A new show (and late Fall 2011 CD release) "dangling conversations..." continues Maureen's celebration of the 2nd half of the 20th Century Songbook with classic songs by iconic singer/songwriters: Paul Simon, J. D. Souther, Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Bruce Springstein, Don McLean, Pete Seeger, Randy Newman, Jonathan Brooke and composer Burt Bacharach --including HELP ME, THE DANGLING CONVERSATION, SUZANNE, FAITHLESS LOVE, IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND, AN AMERICAN SONG, TURN, TURN, TURN. 

Valerie Simpson
A Tribute to Nick Ashford
Tue-Fri, 5/8-11, 8pm
Sat, 5/12, 7 & 9:30pm
Sun, 5/13, 7pm
$45-55
Valerie Simpson wrote some of the greatest love songs of a generation with her husband and writing partner, Nick Ashford. But when he died of throat cancer in August at the age of 70, Simpson was cast adrift. After spending more than four decades together, she didn't know if she would ever get back on stage. Valerie will perform all their greatest hits in this moving once in a lifetime concert experience. The RRazz Room has been the Bay Area "home" of Nick & Val since its inception, and is proud to be the venue that Val chose to debut her new show.

Peter Asher
A Musical Memoir of the 60s and Beyond
featuring the music of Peter and Gordon
Wed-Thu, 5/16-17, 8pm
Fri-Sat, 5/18-19, 9pm
Sun, 5/20, 7pm
$40-45
Peter Asher is the legendary record producer, artist manager and 1/2 of British Invasion duo Peter & Gordon has a superb new multimedia show, which debuted at The RRazz Room in August 2010 for three sold-out performances. The show mixes video clips, photos from his personal archive, storytelling from Peter's history with The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt, and a host of other legends from his nearly five decades in the business. Live performances by Peter & full band. 

CLAIRDEE AND HER QUARTET
SoulO-ist
Fri-Sat, 5/18-19, 7pm
Sun, 5/20, 4pm
$30-35
A rarity in this digital age, Clairdee is truly a spontaneous entertainer bringing sass and sophistication to the stage. At the crossroads of jazz, pop, blues and soul, she seamlessly blends the Great American Songbook and contemporary classic songs with buoyant rhythms, telling riveting stories in her distinctive style to create a fresh spark that suggests the music was written for today. 

Elaine Stritch
Singin; Sondheim...One Song At A Time
Wed-Sat, 5/23-26, 8pm
Sun, 5/27, 7pm
Wed-Sat, 5/30-6/2, 8pm
Sun, 6/3, 7pm
Wed-Sat, 6/6-9, 8pm
Sun, 6/10, 7pm
$45-55
Elaine Stritch has appeared in numerous stage plays, musicals, feature films, and TV programs. She is known for her performance of "The Ladies Who Lunch" in Stephen Sondheim's 1970 musical Company, her 2001 one-woman show Elaine Stritch at Liberty, and for her role as Jack Donaghy's mother Colleen on NBC's 30 Rock. She has been nominated for the Tony Award four times in various categories, and won for Elaine Stritch at Liberty. She received an Emmy Award in 2007 for her appearance on 30 Rock. 

JUNE 2012

Steppin' Out Live With: Ben Vereen
Tue-Sat, 6/12-16 , 8pm
Sun, 6/17, 7pm
Tue-Sat, 6/19-23, 8pm
Sun, 6/24, 7pm
$45-50
For over 40 years, Ben Vereen has showcased his versatility and creativity as a performer on the stage as well as in TV and films. On Broadway, Vereen has appeared in productions such as Wicked, Hair, Jesus Christ Superstar and Pippin, which garnered him a Tony Award and Drama Desk Award for "Best Actor in a Musical." Ever versatile as an actor, Vereen has also created memorable roles such as the unforgettable "Chicken George" in Roots and Louis Armstrong in Louis Armstrong - Chicago Style. Ben's television guest appearances have included How I Met Your Mother, Grey's Anatomy (for which he won the Prism Award), House of Payne, Law and Order: Criminal Intent and Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, to name just a few. 

Sharon McNight
A Night With McNight
Sun, 6/17, 4pm
Mon, 6/18, 8pm
$30
Sharon McNight made her Broadway debut in 1989 in "Starmites", creating the role of Diva. She received a Tony award nomination as "Best Leading Actress in a Musical" for her performance, and is the recipient of the coveted Theatre Worlds Award for "Outstanding Broadway Debut." McNight received her Master of Arts n directing from San Francisco State, taught a City College of SF, has been a master teacher at the Eugene O'Neill Center and is currently on faculty of the Cabaret Conference at Yale. More...
Cabaret, Musical Theatre, Broadway Singer, LGBT

KIM NALLEY
Annual RRazz Room Residency Watch For Details On This Very Special Four-Week Engagement
Musical Director, Tammy Hall
Tue, 6/26, 8pm
Wednesdays: 6/27, 7/4, 7/11, 7/18, 8pm
Thursdays: 6/28, 7/5, 7/12, 7/19, 8pm
Fridays: 6/29, 7/6, 7/13, 7/20, 8pm
Saturdays: 6/30, 7/7, 7/14, 7/21, 8pm
Sundays: 7/1, 7/8, 7/15, 7/22, 7pm
$30-40
Awarded "Most Influential African American in the Bay Area," vocalist Kim Nalley, is already being called "legendary" and "San Francisco institution." With an international reputation as one of world's best jazz & blues vocalists, she is known for her ability to turn a chattering cocktail-sipping crowd into a rapt audience of lifelong fans in minutes. No trip to San Francisco is complete without seeing Kim Nalley perform. 

JULY 2012

Andrea Marcovicci
Smile
Tue-Sat, 7/24-28, 7:30pm
Sun, 7/29, 5pm
Tue-Sat, 7/31-8/4, 7:30pm
Sun, 8/5, 5pm
$35-45
There are certain songs that will always lift your spirits. For over 25 years, the Queen of Cabaret has watched her audiences thrill to the strains of their most beloved songs. "The ones where they burst into smiles, and the ones where they reach across the table to hold hands. I want to make the show about bringing people together," says Marcovicci. "You Make Me Feel So Young," "Life is Just Bowl of Cherries," "It's Only a Paper Moon," "Happy Together," and of course, the title tune, "Smile."

Emily Bergl
Fri-Sat, 7/27-28, 9:30pm
Sun, 7/29, 7pm
$35
In her auspicious RRazz Room debut, brilliant young actress singer Emily Bergl, star of Broadway, film and most recently TV's Desperate Housewives, presented "Kidding on the Square," a theatrical cabaret that transports the audience on a fast-paced ride through love, heartbreak and everything in between. By popular demand, Emily will return to The RRazz Room to debut her brand new show prior to its New York engagement. 

AUGUST 2012

Electile Dysfunction: THE KINSEY SICKS For President
A World Premiere Commission from the creators of "Oy Vey in a Manger"
Tue-Sat, 8/7-11, 8pm
Sun, 8/12, 7pm
Tue-Sat, 8/14-18, 8pm
Sun, 8/19, 7pm
$35-40
Join the Kinsey Sicks at the official launch of their groundbreaking campaign to become the first Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet to win the Republican nomination for President! With an ear attuned to current events, watch the gals try to take America (a)back to a place it never was by out- pandering, out-conspiracy theorizing, and out-outlandishing even the most cynical of the current crop of Presidential candidates, all in glorious, tongue-in-cheek four-part harmony.

Marilyn Maye: Her Own Kind Of Broadway
Tue-Thu, 8/21-23 , 8pm
Fri-Sat, 8/24-25, 7:30pm
Sun, 8/26, 7pm
Tue-Thu, 8/28-30, 8pm
Fri-Sat, 8/31-9/1, 7:30pm
Sun, 9/2, 5pm
$35-40
In the years since Marilyn Maye first appeared in the spotlight as a tiny pre-teen vocalist in a series of amateur contests in Topeka, Kansas, she has received an endless stream of kudos. The late Johnny Carson called her "Super Singer." Ella Fitzgerald dubbed her "The greatest white female singer in the world." And the prestigious Smithsonian Institution chose her recording of "Too Late Now" for inclusion in its Best Performers of the Best Compositions of the 20th Century Permanent Collection

VERONICA KLAUS
Sings The Music Of Peggy Lee
with The Tammy Hall Trio
Fri-Sat, 8/24-25, 9:30pm
Sun, 8/26, 7pm
$30
San Francisco chanteuse Veronica Klaus returns to The RRazz Room with an encore of her critically acclaimed show featuring the music of Peggy Lee. Veronica's keen sensibility and eclectic taste guarantee an evening of intriguing musical selections, encompassing a broad range of material from jazz and pop to originals and obscure gems.
Jazz, Traditional Pop Singer, Cabaret, LGBT

SEPTEMBER 2012

LYPSINKA
in The Passion Of The Crawford
by John Epperson
Directed by Kevin Malony
Tue-Thu, 9/4-6, 8pm
Fri-Sat, 9/7-8, 9:30pm
Sun, 9/9, 7pm
Tue-Thu, 9/11-13, 8pm
Fri-Sat, 9/14-15, 9:30pm
Sun, 9/16, 7pm
$35
John Epperson, appearing as his alter ego Lypsinka, has always delved into powerful womanhood for his groundbreaking shows. Incorporating a sizable dollop of Joan Crawford's large persona, this show is devoted entirely to the Oscar-winning actress. Using recordings of Joan Crawford, Lypsinka (the female brainchild of John Epperson) and another actor play out interviews and speeches given by Crawford. Fun, humorous performance about the refraction of celebrity and addiction to fame. 

Amanda McBroom
Fri-Sat, 9/7-8, 7:30pm
Sun, 9/9, 4pm
$37.50
manda has been called "...the greatest cabaret performer of her generation, an urban poet who writes like an angel and has a voice to match." Her name first came to the attention of the music public when Bette Midler's version of Amanda's song THE ROSE hit number one all over the world in 1979. But it was Amanda's performance of her own song on the Golden Globes (she won), Grammys (she didn't) and The Tonight Show that launched her career as a singer as well as songwriter. 

Karen Akers
Live, Laugh, Love: Akers Sings Sondheim
Fri-Sat, 9/14-15, 7:30pm
Sun, 9/16, 4pm
$45-47.50
Karen Akers, one of America's most arresting and successful concert and cabaret stars, has performed throughout the United Stated, Europe and the former Soviet Union. She has appeared in many prestigious venues worldwide from Carnegie Hall, the Hollywood Bowl, New York's Oak Room at the Algonquin Hotel, and London's Pizza on the Park. Her career also includes three performances at the White House. 

CHERYL BENTYNE (Of The Manhattan Transfer) & Her Trio
Love, Lost & Found
Tue, 9/18, 8pm
$35
In June of 1979, after having already paid plenty of dues, Cheryl was coming out of The Baked Potato, a small jazz club in LA, when her manager asked her if she would like to audition for a spot in The Manhattan Transfer. This was the chance she had been waiting for in her career. She remembers being ecstatic and says that her scream of excitement could be heard for blocks. She was even more excited when she later nailed the audition, and became a member of The Manhattan Transfer. 

HAROLD MELVIN'S BLUE NOTES
Wed-Fri, 9/19-21, 8pm
Sat, 9/22, 7 & 9:30pm
Sun, 9/23, 7pm
$30-37.50
Founded in Philadelphia in the early 1950s as "The Charlemages," the group changed its name to "Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes" in the 1960s. They recorded several hits on Gamble & Huff's Philadelphia International label between 1972 and 1976. Despite group founder and original lead singer Harold Melvin's top billing, lead singer Teddy Pendergrass was their most famous member. In 1975, the group was joined by vocalist Sharon Paige. Harold Melvin's Blue Notes will sing all the greatest hits. 

AUSTRALIA'S THUNDER FROM DOWN UNDER
Wed-Thu, 9/26-27 , 8pm
Fri-Sat, 9/28-29, 7 & 9:30pm
Wed-Thu, 10/3-4, 8pm
Fri-Sat, 10/5-6, 7 & 9:30pm
$35 ($55 Limited VIP Up Close Seats)
Australia's Thunder From Down Under, the internationally acclaimed male revue, returns to San Francisco summer of 2011! The sexy Australian imports crackle with high energy as they show off their buffed bodies to adoring fans who can't seem to get enough of them. Join San Francisco's nightly bachelorette party. You'll laugh! You'll stare! You may even faint! These guys will give you something to write home about! Get ready to party with the hottest blokes in town. These shows will sell out! 

THE FABULOUS BUD E. LUV
Sun, 9/30, 7pm
$30
Bud is back! With his loyal band mates -- Mikey Luv and Markey Luv -- Bud is a bona fide Las Vegas performer. He will charm you with his fantastic showbiz tales, and knock you out with his incredible vocal renditions of Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin and Sammy Davis, Jr., etc. Come for the exciting mix of comedy and terrific musical stylings. 

OCTOBER 2012

MARTHA REEVES
Queen of Motown
Tue-Sat, 10/9-13, 8pm
Sun, 10/14, 7pm
$40-45
It was 1962 that Motown's Artist and Repertoire Director William "Mickey" Stevenson first heard the voice that would become synonymous with "the sound of young America." He invited her to audition at the new Motown Records headquarters, "Hitsville, USA." Though the audition never happened, within a year, Martha had taken the reigns of the company's A&R department. She saw that musicians showed up on time and got paid. She watched, learned, and whenever opportunity presented itself, she sang. 

DIANE SCHUUR
Deedles Returns For Her Annual RRazz Room Run!
Wed-Fri, 10/17-19
Sat, 10/20, 7 & 9:30pm
Sun, 10/21, 7pm
$40-47.50
Since she first began recording, jazz legend Diane Schuur has had a dream. It is one she never got to achieve-until now. The singer wanted to record an album of classic country songs, those that inspired her when she was still a child. The singer has covered a lot of territory, collaborating with a range of artists from straight-ahead jazz trumPeter Maynard Ferguson & the swinging Count Basie Orchestra to the Latin-infused Caribbean Jazz Project to blues titan B.B. King & pop icon Stevie Wonder

Shirley Jones An Evening Of Story & Song

Tue-Sat, 10/23-27, 8pm
Sun, 10/28, 5pm
$40-45
Shirley Jones was virtually unknown when Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein cast her as Laurie in the 1955 movie version of their hit stage musical Oklahoma!. She later played the same role on Broadway and established a career in both theater and the movies, including the musicals The Music Man (1962) and Carousel (1956). She won a 1960 Academy Award for her portrayal of a prostitute in the film Elmer Gantry. From 1970-74 she played Shirley Partridge on the TV show The Partridge Family.

Betty Buckley
Ah Men! The Boys Of Broadway
Tue-Fri, 10/30-11/2, 8pm
Sat, 11/3, 7 & 9:30pm
Sun, 11/4, 7pm
$45-55
Betty Buckley won a Tony Award for her performance as Grizabella, the Glamour Cat, in Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS. She received her second Tony Award nomination for Best Actress in a musical for her performance as Hesione in TRIUMPH OF LOVE, and an Olivier Award nomination for her interpretation of Norma Desmond in the London production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's SUNSET BOULEVARD. Buckley has recorded 12 CDs. Her new CD GHOSTLIGHT produced by T Bone Burnett will be released in 2012. 

NOVEMBER 2012

BOBBY CALDWELL
Wed-Thu, 11/7-8, 8pm
Fri, 11/9, 7 & 9:30pm
Sat, 11/10, 7 & 9:30pm
$45-47.50
Tracing a 28-year history from acclaimed soul stylist to in-demand pop and R&B songwriter, Bobby Caldwell is truly one of the most revered vocalists and songwriters in contemporary music. His hits have become timeless classics: "Next Time I Fall," "Heart Of Mine" and "What You Won't Do For Love" - so popular its been recorded by more than 100 artists. Drawing from his vast repertoire of rousing R&B, intimate smooth jazz stylings and big band songs, Caldwell's superb vocal mastery and his stage presence make for great entertainment and electrifying live performances. 

CARLY OZARD
Sun, 11/4, 4pm
Mon-11/5, 8pm
$25
Carly Ozard got her start with The RRazz Room after winning "Best New Cabaret Performer, 2009" and debuted her one-woman show Bewitched, Bothered and Bipolar to a welcoming audience, in April 2010. "Somebody to Love: My Musical Tribute to Freddie Mercury" debuted in October 2010 and was back again in May 2011. Her last show, Something Wonderful? ran for three nights in November 2011. Having been in NYC for several months, San Francisco will see what Ozard will have in store for November 2012. 

Wesla Whitfield & THE MIKE GREENSILL TRIO

Sun, 11/11 & 11/18, 5pm
Mon, 11/12 & 11/19, 8pm
Tue, 11/13 & 11/20, 8pm
Wed, 11/14 & 11/21, 8pm
Thu, 11/15, 8pm
Fri-Sat, 11/16-17, 7:30pm
$30-40
Wesla Whitfield inhabits that indeterminate zone where jazz and cabaret meet. Trained in classical music and opera, Whitfield has toiled for more than three decades to become one of the most gifted performers breathing life into that exquisite body of Broadway tunes, movie songs and Hit Parade numbers known collectively as the Great American Songbook. Well known in his role as musical director to his wife, acclaimed vocalist Wesla Whitfield, with whom he has recorded nineteen albums. 

Soul Legend MARLENA SHAW
A Natural Treasure
Thu-Fri, 11/29-30, 8pm
Sat, 12/1, 7 & 9:30pm
Sun, 12/2, 7pm
$35-40
While everyone agrees that Marlena Shaw is a National Treasure, it's difficult to categorize her. Both Downbeat and Record World have named her "Best Female Singer," and many have compared her range, class and swing to eternal jazz lights like Sarah Vaughan, Dinah Washington, and Nancy Wilson. She's also been called a "soul legend." Whether she's singing jazz, R&B, pop, rock, soul, blues or gospel, her originality makes such distinctions irrelevant, and each song becomes intimate and new. 

DECEMBER 2012

Sharon McNight
Twisted Xmas; A Druid's View Of The Holidays
Mon-Tue, 12/3-4, 8pm
$30
This show is gonna "sleigh" you. It's an irreverent look at the traditions of the season. Over the past decades, during the holidays, while Debby Boone touted a "White Christmas" and Bruce Vilanch roasted his chestnuts over an open fire, Sharon McNight offered an alternative choice from the expected songs. She has stockpiled myriad and outrageous, wacky musical commentaries on the 12 days of everything from Santa, Jesus, Teddy Bears, Elves, Snow, and of course ... Bette Davis

Franc D'Ambrosio and Jeri Sager
Together Again ... For The First Time
Mon-Fri, 12/10-14, 8pm
Sat, 12/15, 9pm
$30-40
Franc D'Ambrosio is best known for his impressive portrayal of the "Phantom" in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony Award winning Musical, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. Affectionately known as Phantom's "The Iron Man of The Mask" Franc D'Ambrosio was awarded the distinction as the "World's Longest Running Phantom. " 
Jeri Sager is is a veteran of Broadway and numerous national tours. She is best known for her portrayal of "Grizabella" in CATS, Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony Award winning musical.

CLAIRDEE
10th Annual Soulful Sounds Of The Season
A Joyous Holiday Concert For All Ages
Soulful, swinging vocalist Clairdee and her San Francisco-based sextet celebrate the season with an entertaining variety of jazz, R&B, and contemporary grooves for kids from one to ninety-two. The 75-minute program includes classic favorites from Vince Guaraldi's "A Charlie Brown Christmas," and Sammy Cahn's "Let It Snow," to Frank Loesser's "Baby It's Cold Outside," as well as a few surprises. The music will warm your heart, lift your soul and send you dancing into the new year. 

KATYA SMIRNOFF-SKYY
Mon, 12/17, 8pm
$30
Join San Francisco's favorite Russian redhead, the Countess Katya Smirnoff-Skyy at The RRazz Room for her most favorite show, Katya's Holiday Spectacular, an evening of song, story telling, holiday cheer ... and vodka ... lots of it.
Named Best Drag act 2008 by the San Francisco Bay Guardian & best actor in a musical by the Bay Area Theater Critics Association, J. Conrad Frank (writer & Life Coach for Ms. Smirnoff) has worked with the Countess since her arrival in San Francisco five years ago. 

Leslie Jordan
Deck Them Halls, Ya'll!
Tue-Fri, 12/18-21, 8pm
Sat, 12/22
7 & 9:30pm
$40-45
EMMY AWARD WINNING STAR OF TV'S "WILL & GRACE"
BRAND NEW HOLIDAY SHOW - SAN FRANCISCO PREMIERE!
Somewhat of a departure from Jordan's usual autobiographical style, "Deck Them Halls, Ya'll" is an evening of characters lamenting or celebrating the Christmas season. Jordan goes full out on this one with costumes and music. In his words, "Honey, it's a dog and pony show!" "Deck Them Halls, Ya'll!" is both scream out loud funny and life affirming while rolling to a very, very surprising conclusion.

KIM NALLEY with TAMMY HALL & Special Guests
Annual Gospel Christmas
Sun, 12/23, 3 & 7pm
$35
This yearly Christmas tradition features acclaimed vocalist Kim Nalley performing all your favorite holiday songs accompanied by the swelling soulful Hammond B-3 Organ played by the incomparable Tammy Hall with with Josh Workman (guitar), Michael Zisman (electric bass) and Kent Bryson (drums). Expect several special guest and a few sing-a-longs in at this rollicking joyous concert.

THE FABULOUS BUD E. LUV
Tue, 12/25, 8pm
$35
Annual Christmas Show. A San Francisco Holiday Tradition.
Bud is back! With his loyal band mates -- Mikey Luv and Markey Luv -- Bud is a bona fide Las Vegas performer. He will charm you with his fantastic showbiz tales, and knock you out with his incredible vocal renditions of Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin and Sammy Davis, Jr., etc. Come for the exciting mix of comedy and terrific musical stylings. This is Vegas by the Bay, baby!

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