Allerton and Brooks to Perform at Sterling's Upstairs

STERLING'S UPSTAIRS, the all-new supper club at the legendary VITELLO'S RESTAURANT in Studio City, CA. which will celebrate nine months of operation in March, 2007, welcomes Emily Allerton and Sylvia Brooks as its mid-March headliners. Both are musical theatre and nightclub artists making their debuts at Sterling's. 

Emily Allerton will appear in her all new show An Evening with Emily Allerton Saturday, March 10 with Musical Direction by Louis Durra.  The vivacious, young, blue-eyed blonde is a celebrated singer who excels in musical theatre, pop, rock and jazz.  She is also an actress with a diverse list of credits in both film and television. Originally from Oregon, she appeared in Oregon City Performing Arts productions as "Elaine Harper" in Arsenic and Old Lace, and "Helen Keller" in The Miracle Worker.  She also appeared at numerous, notable Northwest theatre venues such as Keller Auditorium and the Chiles Center.  Upon migrating to Los Angeles, Emily was accepted as a student by the distinguished American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Upon graduation, she received the Voice, Speech, and Dialects Award. To date Academy alumni have received nominations for 72 Oscars®, 205 Emmys® and 58 Tonys®. With one campus in New York and another in Los Angeles, the Academy is the only degree-granting conservatory for actors located in America's two dynamic centers for the acting profession. Emily starred in various productions at the Academy including Once in a Lifetime, Uncommon Women & Others, Into the Woods and Living Out Who Lives Within in which she not only starred, but also wrote.

Sylvia Brooks will appear Saturday, March 17 in her new show Fashionably Late and Other Questions  About Life with Musical Direction by Tom Garvin. Many legendary jazz performers came into Sylvia Brooks' life at a very young age. Her father, a renowned jazz pianist, played with such icons as Ira Sullivan,  Buddy Rich,  Peggy Lee, and Dizzie Gillespie, to name a few. So it is only natural the Sylvia went on to become an established performer, having sung at many of the top clubs in Los Angeles, Miami and New York. She has starred numerous times as "Dorothy Brock" in 42nd Street, and "Reno Sweeny" in Anything Goes throughout United States and Southern California. Other regional theater credits include "Ann Field" in Hotel Universe; "Irma" in The Madwoman of Chaillot with The American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco; and "Aldonza" in The Man of La Mancha; No stranger to television audiences, Sylvia has guest starred on General Hospital, Baywatch, Dallas, Designing Women, and the new pilot Mama & Son.  "Sylvia Brooks is first rate." – The Hollywood Reporter.  "From her first moment on stage, she commands your attention in the way she sings and moves with utter conviction" - The Miami Herald. "Sylvia Brooks brings commanding presence" - Houston Chronicle

Both Ms. Allerton and Ms. Brooks join a stellar roster of Sterling's headliners which, to date, have included Broadway stars Kathy Buckley, Amick Byram, Kevin Earley, Ilene Graff (also co-star of ABC's hit series Mr. Belvedere), and Eydie Alyson; prominent U.S. musical theatre and theatre stars Joan Ryan, Paul Stroili, Russ Lorenson, Nita Whitaker, Amanda Abel, Julie Dixon Jackson, Erika Amato, Robert Townsend, and Maura Knowles; popular television star Stepfanie Kramer (co-star of NBC's longtime hit series Hunter); plus concert artists Toni Morrell and Nelson Kole … to name but a few.  

Seating for performances is once nightly between 6:30 pm and 7:00 p.m. and includes an upscale, four-course, prix-fixe menu which offers three entrée choices, followed by a one hour show at the value package price of $50.00 per person.  

For reservations and additional information, call Sterling's Upstairs at Vitello's (818) 981-3077.

STERLING'S UPSTAIRS at Vitello's is produced by MICHAEL STERLING of Michael Sterling & Associates, the Sherman Oaks-based entertainment public relations company.  Since 1980, Sterling has represented such stellar clients as Elizabeth Taylor, Lance Armstrong, Scott Hamilton, David Copperfield, Joan Collins, Alan Thicke, David Brenner, Andy Gibb, and Robert Goulet.  Aside from his celebrity clientele, Sterling has represented various National Theatre and arena tours, Los Angeles theatre productions, Emmy Award-winning television specials, celebrity books and albums.  Sterling is also a critically-acclaimed director of musical comedy theatre in Los Angeles, and has produced various theatrical events and productions throughout southern California.

In addition to Sterling's Upstairs, VITELLO'S also offers outdoor dining, a luncheon buffet, and a unique variety of carefully selected wines. Widescreen plasma televisions are located throughout the restaurant.  Live opera (a long-time feature at Vitello's) is still performed in the restaurant's downstairs Green Room four nights a week.  Jazz nights, a Classic Movie and Dinner night and Comedy nights are also offered weekly.

For over 30 years, VITELLO'S has been known for its outstanding Italian cuisine, romantic atmosphere and superior service.  It is also known world-wide as one of the most legendary restaurants in the United States.   

VITELLO'S is located at 4349 Tujunga Ave. Studio City, CA 91604.  Valet Parking is available.  

Package Dinner and Performance prices may vary pending future performers at Sterling's Upstairs.  


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