Broadway Star Donna McKechnie Brings SAME PLACE, ANOTHER TIME to SoCal Two Shows Only
Chris Isaacson Presents has announced that legendary Tony Award-winning Broadway star Donna McKechnie will bring her show Same Place, Another Time to Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood on Sunday, May 28 at 7:30pm and Martinis Above Fourth in San Diego on Thursday, June 1 at 8pm.
Tony Award-winning star of A Chorus Line Donna McKechnie is regarded internationally as one of Broadway's foremost dancing and singing leading ladies. Her Broadway shows include How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Sondheim-A Musical Tribute (which she also choreographed), On the Town, Promises, Promises, Company, and State Fair (1996 Fred Astaire Award for Best Female Dancer). McKechnie has starred in numerous productions in London's West End including Promises, Promises, Company, No Way to Treat a Lady, Can-Can, and Follies. She starred in Bob Fosse's last production, the 1987 National Tour of Sweet Charity (Helen Hayes Award nomination). Regional credits include Irma La Douce, Cabaret, The Threepenny Opera, The Goodbye Girl, Mack and Mabel, Annie Get Your Gun, Gypsy, I Do! I Do!, and her own one-woman musical Inside the Music. Most recently she created the musical staging for Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks starring Leslie Caron at the Laguna Playhouse. McKechnie's memoir, Time Steps-My Musical Comedy Life, was published by Simon and Schuster.
Special guests will include Greg Safel making his LA cabaret debut in celebration of his new CD Visible (LML Music), and local favorite Jeffrey Scott Parsons, a musical theatre star working on the boards across the United States and internationally. Some of his many credits include West Side Story, White Christmas, Cabaret, Dames at Sea, 42nd Street, Glory Days, and Forever Plaid. (Safel will not appear in San Diego.)
Chris Isaacson Presents (CIP) has created, produced, and promoted over 700 events since the company's founding in 2004. From small clubs to major theatres CIP has presented some of the most influential stars of this generation. CIP's summer event in 2016 - Broadway Under the Stars: Celebrating the 35th Anniversary of "Dreamgirls" - was a complete sellout at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre in Hollywood. The evening starred original Dreamgirls Sheryl Lee Ralph, LorEtta Devine, and Jennifer Holliday. Most recently, CIP coordinated and produced an elaborate kick-off event at the Pacific Design Center celebrating the premiere of Ryan Murphy's FEUD: Bette and Joan (FX Networks). The Drag-Tacular Live Concert Event featured Tony Award-winner Sam Harris as host. Niki Harris and Bianca Del Rio were only two of the many stars in the show, which played to a standing room only crowd. For information about upcoming CIP events, including Heart & Soul: The Music of Whitney Houston, Dionne Warwick, and Diana Ross! starring Sharon Catherine Brown (Martinis Above Fourth in San Diego on April 9 and Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood on April 15), Shoshana Bean & Friends (Catalina on April 14), and Broadway Under the Stars (Ford Amphitheatre on October 7), visit www.ChrislsaacsonPresents.com.
McKechnie: Same Place, Another Time at Catalina Bar & Grill on Sunday, May 28 is at 7:30pm (doors open at 6pm for cocktail and dinner service). Minimums apply. Admission is $30-$40, and VIP seating ($55) is available. Purchases made before May 22 receive a $5 discount, and online purchases will receive priority seating. The Martinis Above Fourth performance on Thursday, June 1 is at 8pm (doors open at 6pm for cocktail and dinner service). Minimums apply. Admission is $45. Tickets for both shows may be obtained online at www.ChrisIsaacsonPresents.com, or by calling (866) 468-3399. Catalina Bar & Grill is located at 6725 Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, 90028. Martinis Above Fourth is located at 3940 Fourth Avenue (2nd floor), in San Diego, 92103.