Brett Ryback Premieres THE KID WITH THE KEYS at Sterling's Upstairs Tonight, 9/16

Brett Ryback Premieres THE KID WITH THE KEYS at Sterling's Upstairs Tonight, 9/16

Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal welcomes television and Los Angeles Ovation Award nominated theatre composer and performer Brett Ryback in the premiere of The Kid with The Keys tonight, September 16, 2012.

In The Kid with The Keys, Ryback promises an elegant night of troublemaking, immaturity, and kid-play featuring music from the Millennial Generation of composers including Joe Iconis, Ryan Scott Oliver, Daniel Maté and, of course, Ryback himself.  Mike Sawitzke (from indie band The EELS) will play guitar; and Max Mueller joins on cello for a show that explores prepubescent awkwardness through songs, anecdotes, and the uncorrected lyrics of grade schoolers who know a lot about life, love, and Unicorns - even if they can't quite spell.

Ryback received an Ovation Award nomination for his music from Liberty Inn: The Musical. He also wrote the book for Darling, as well as the book, music, and lyrics for The Tavern Keeper's Daughter. His recent Los Angeles acting credits include The Lieutenant of Inishmore and The History Boys for Center Theatre Group, and the world premiers of Doctor Cerberus and The Prince of Atlantis for South Coast Rep.
He appeared Off-Broadway in Lesli Margherita's nightclub hit All Hail the Queen, and his television appearances include Cupid, House, and How I Met Your Mother. He has won the Tennessee Williams One-Act Competition, and was a Finalist for the Richard Rodgers Award. For more information about the artist, please visit:

Tickets are $38 for VIP Reserved Seating and $28 for General Admission Seating.
Both prices include the entertainment cover and a $10 food and/or beverage minimum.
Attendance is by reservation only and may be made by calling (818) 754-8700. The
dinner seating begins at 5:30pm; Showtime is at 7:00 pm. Patrons enjoying dinner are
encouraged to arrive no later than 6:00pm. There is no service during the performance.

Presenters of such stars as Tony Award winners Faith Prince and Daisy Eagan; and
Broadway performers Rachel York, Lea Thompson, Jason Graae, Ilene Graff, Beth
Malone, Danny Gurwin, Nita Whitaker, David Burnham, and many others... Sterling's
Upstairs at the Federal is located at 5303 Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood, CA

91601. Valet Parking is available directly behind the Federal ($3.50 with validation).
Ample street parking is also available. The dress code is upscale casual.

Formerly known as Sterling's Upstairs at Vitello's (June 9, 2006 to March 18, 2012),
the new Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal had its grand opening on April 1, 2012.
Touted as "LA's cabaret destination" by the Los Angeles Times, Sterling's Upstairs is
also known for its décor; a blend of cool 1930's chic, infused with a cutting edge 2012
design. The oldest standing building in the east San Fernando Valley, The Federal
is located in North Hollywood, California's trendy NoHo Arts Disctrict. For further
information about Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal, please visit

Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal is produced by Michael Sterling and Tony
Monsour of Michael Sterling & Associates, the Studio City-based entertainment
public relations and Production Company. Since 1980, Sterling has represented such
stellar clients as Elizabeth Taylor, Lance Armstrong, Scott Hamilton, David Copperfield,
Joan Collins, Alan Thicke, Carol Lawrence, David Brenner, Andy Gibb, and Robert
Goulet, Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager to name but a few. Aside from his celebrity
clientele, Sterling has represented Broadway musical theatre, various National Theatre
and arena tours, Los Angeles theatre productions, Emmy Award-winning television
specials, celebrity books, albums and CD's. Mr. Sterling is also a critically-acclaimed
director of musical theatre in Los Angeles, and has produced various theatrical events
and productions throughout southern California.

Sterling is also the Los Angeles co-producer and correspondent for Broadway World
TV; and co-producer and co-host of the popular LA Talk Network series
State of the Arts ( presented by Breakdown Services and
Performing Arts

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