#VERRY MCVERRY 2019 - Maureen McVerry's New Solo Cabaret Show Comes to Oasis
Critically-acclaimed musical theater singer and comedic cabaret artist Maureen McVerry presents her New Solo Cabaret Show, #VERRY McVERRY 2019, An Eclectic Selection of Songs About Love That Sparked Joy, and had to be in her show, at Oasis - SF's hottest nightclub.
Maureen will be accompanied by a three-piece combo including:
Johnny Verry - bass, Roberta Drake - percussion, with piano and Musical Direction by Dave Dobrusky. The show is directed by Rick Simas.
#VERRY McVERRY 2019 will be performed for One-Night Only,
Sat. May 18, 2019 - 7:00 pm - at OASIS, 298 11th St. (at Folsom St.) in SF 94103. Tickets are $20 - $40. General Admission. (21 + w/ Photo ID). Tix Available at https://sfoasis.com/events/maureen-mcverry19. For more info call 650-315-5446
In 1993 Maureen McVerry created VERRY McVERRY her ever evolving Cabaret Show and has performed it for 25 years. In SF she has performed at OASIS, Feinstein's, the New Conservatory Theatre, the Herbst theatre, the Plush Room, the Venetian Room, the Gateway Theatre and the Alcazar. VERRY MCVERRY has also been performed at 88s in NYC and the Gardenia Room in LA and at other venues nationally. (2012 nominated for Best Solo Show SFBATCC).
As a stage actress, just like Jack Benny Ms. McVerry celebrates 39 years in the theatre. At ACT she played Eliza Doolittle in Pygmalion (SFBATCC award), Kitty Packard in Dinner at Eight (SFBATCC award), the Gypsy in Scapin, Carrie in House of Mirth, Mrs. Fezziwig in Christmas Carol and Sister Gabriella in the infamous The Pope and the Witch. At ACT she also played Mrs. Schlemiel in Schlemiel the First and went on with the show to the ART in Cambridge and The Geffen Playhouse in LA. McVerry was featured as Kay in the SF Shakespeare Festival production of Oh Kay! (SFBATCC award) and in The two long-running SF shows, Noises Off (SFBATCC and Dramalogue award) and Curse of the Werewolf (SFBATCC award). At Marin Theatre Company she has appeared in Side by Side by Sondheim, You're Going to Love Tomorrow (SFBATCC award), Born Yesterday (SFBATCC award), Room Service, and Me and My Girl. Maureen has also appeared in four different productions of Noises Off and would gladly do that show once or twice weekly to stay in shape. At 42nd St Moon she has appeared in several shows: Pardon My English (SFBATCC award), High Spirits, Wildcat*, Very Warm for May*, Student Gypsy and directed the successful revival of Oh Kay! In 2011. She appeared at Theatreworks as Lady Bracknell in Being Ernest, Sylvia in Learned Ladies of Park Avenue* and Jack's Mother in Into the Woods. She played Clara in SEX at the Aurora Theatre*. At Center Rep, the hit musicals, Bingo* and XANADU - her first Shelly nomination as Calliope. In 2014 at SF Playhouse, she reprised her role as Jack's Mother in Into the Woods, which she plays 24/7 (her son's name is Jack).
In 2014 Maureen's husband of 32 years, Rick Alber (Dr. Rom on KGO radio) died unexpectedly from an unsuccessful heart operation. After a break, she slowly went back to work. She did her new solo show Love Will Kick Your Ass at OASIS and at Feinstein's. She made her drag king debut as Mr. Roper in Three's Company Live at Oasis. She returned to Center Rep and played Georgette in It Shoulda Been You (Shelly nomination), 42nd St Moon and played Pauline in No No Nanette *, Theatreworks playing Marge in Bridges of Madison County*, and SF Playhouse playing the Old Lady in Sunday in the Park With George.* In 2018 Maureen played Linda Porter in the one woman show, Love Linda at Cinnabar Theatre in Petaluma.
She is the winner of 7 SF Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Awards (SFBATCC) and 2 Dramalogue Awards. McVerry's film credits include Nine Months, The Dead Pool, Big Business, True Believer, Howard the Duck, The Ox and the Eye and Crackers. On TV, Full House and Divorce Court.
For the last 10 summers, McVerry has held the verry successful Maureen McVerry's Musical Theatre Camp for children and teens. The camp's motto is "where children learn to play on and off the stage". Since 2001, She has directed 27 student theatre productions at public schools on the Peninsula. Since Rick's passing, she only directs one middle school musical a year at North Star Academy in Redwood City. * SFBATCC Nomination
She is the winner of six Bay Area Theatre Critics' Circle Awards (BATCC) and two Drama-Logue Awards. McVerry's film credits include Nine Months, The Dead Pool, True Believer, Big Business, The Ox and the Eye, and on TV in "Full House."
On the Peninsula, Maureen runs highly successful children's camps under the banner, Maureen McVerry's Musical Theatre Camps. The motto of the camps is " where children learn to play on and off the stage." For this work she has been told she will be given entry into heaven with no questions asked. She was married to Rick Alber, who was known as "Dr. Web" on KGO radio. Rick passed away in 2014. She has two children, Jack and Flannery.