THE GOLDEN GIRLS: THE CHRISTMAS EPISODES Returns to the Victoria Theatre, 12/5-22
Matthew Martin (Blanche), a native San Franciscan, has been conjuring Bette Davis for many years in SF, NYC LA, and London stage productions including Awe About Eve, Hush Up, Sweet Charlotte, Whatever Happened to B.B. Jane?, and The Star. He recently completed the film parody Baby Jane?, starring as Baby Jane Hudson which premiered in SF's Frameline Film Festival and was also recently featured in the documentary Queer Icon: The Cult of Bette Davis. He has starred in countless stage productions in San Francisco including Theatre Rhino and multiple productions in town. An actor, singer, dancer, director, choreographer and man of many faces and voices, Matthew has also incarnated Joan Crawford in a stage parody of her last film Trog, Katharine Hepburn, Judy Garland, Ann Miller, Jane Russell, Susan Hayward, Peggy Lee, Eartha Kitt Mitzi Gaynor and many other stars of the Silver Screen. MM Has also had the pleasure of appearing at many Marc Huestis extravaganzas at the Castro TheateR. Martin is keeping Hollywood legends alive and well embodying their essences on many stages. He most recently appeared at the Rrazz Room with his solo show All Singing, All Dancing, All Dead. As Blanche Devereaux, he has loved of working with his good friends in The Golden Girls since 2007.
Pollo Del Mar (Rose) is indispensable in San Francisco's LGBT community, and has acquired the sobriquet "The Queen of San Francisco Media," An award-winning San Francisco drag performer, personality, emcee, magazine cover girl, activist and celebrity journalist, she has shared the stage with gay icons from Lady Gaga to Katy Perry and Cyndi Lauper This is her fifth year portraying the world's favorite St. Olaf native Rose Nylund in The Golden Girls: Live. When not onstage, Pollo's interviews with Hollywood's A-List frequently appear on the cover of GLOSS Magazine, Northern California's premiere LGBT entertainment and lifestyles publication. Her column "The Glamazon Diaries" prints in The San Francisco Bay Times and her work now publishes around the world via Australia's GuideToGay.com. Find Pollo weekly at The Cafe, where she hosts The Castro's popular weekend drag show The GlamaZONE with Pollo Del Mar. Show time is Sun. nights, 9:30 pm.
Cookie Dough (Sophia) is an over-the-top personality and wild antics on stage and screen has made her an overnight sensation 20 years in the making! In the Spring of 2002, the ambitious entertainer launched "Cookie...After Dark." the cabaret show continues at Martuni's lounge in SF. In August 2004, "The Monster Show with Cookie Dough & DJ MC2" was launched in the Heart of the Castro. After nearly a 5 Year run at Harvey's Bar & Restaurant, the show has found a home at the newly remodeled Edge Bar, weekly on Thursdays, it is the Longest Running Drag Show in the Castro. Winning Best Drag Act - Best of the Bay 2006, Playing to sold-out audiences for the past five years, Cookie has co-produced The Golden Girls; amusingly playing the sharp-tongued character Sophia Petrillo. In 2010, Cookie was elected Grand Duchess Of San Francisco. This 38 year old Fundraising Organization fits in with Cookie's kind and giving spirit. Whether it is fundraisers for a wide array of local organizations or nonstop professional gigs, Cookie plans to remain on the stage for a long time to come.
Pictured: Pollo Del Mar (Rose), Heklina (Dorothy), Matthew Martin (Blanche) and seated Cookie Dough (Sophia) in The Golden Girls: "The Christmas Episodes".