Marilyn Maye and More at Dino's Backstage and The Celebrity Room this September
Marilyn Maye always packs the Celebrity Room at Dino's Backstage in Glenside, PA, and now fans can get another chance to see this legendary performer as she returns there on September 14, 15 and 16. The month starts off with two performances by Paula Johns and Michael Richard Kelly on September 8 and 9. The duo will be accompanied by The Tom Adams Trio, with Tom Adams on piano, Steve Varner on bass and Grant MacAvoy on drums. On September 22 and 23, the multi-media tribute performer RAndy Roberts will showcase his impersonations of famous women. Michael Richard Kelly and Paula Johns and The Tom Adams Trio wrap up the month with two performances on September 29 and 30.
Dino's Backstage and The Celebrity Room is the unique dining and entertainment experience reminiscent of the sophisticated supper clubs of the 40s and 50s. It was recognized this summer with a "Philadelphia magazine's Best of Philly®-2017-Supper Club" honor and also named "Philadelphia Style magazine's Best of Style-2017-Best Global Cuisine". Dino's is located at 287 N. Keswick Avenue in Glenside, PA. Ticket prices: $30 - Michael Richard Kelly and Paula Johns; $40 - RAndy Roberts; $65 - Marilyn Maye. See www.dinosbackstage.com or call 215-884-2000 for more information.
September 8 and 9 (8:30 p.m.) - Paula Johns and Michael Richard Kelly
September 14, 15 and 16 (8:30 p.m.) - Marilyn Maye
September 22 and 23 (8:30 p.m.) - RAndy Roberts
September 29 and 30 (8:30 p.m.) - Paula Johns and Michael Richard Kelly
Paula Johns is an accomplished cabaret singer and jazz vocalist who hails from Philadelphia. She is often compared to Ella Fitzgerald and other great contemporaries of that era, but Paula brings her own distinctive panache to each song she sings, especially the songs from The Great American Songbooks. With a voice like butter, she enjoys a great lyric that tugs at your heartstring, as well as a lyric that'll make you fall off your seat with laughter. Her passion for the music ignites the emotions of her audiences and allows them to feel the stories that each song tells.
Michael Richard Kelly, Entertainment director and co-owner of Dino's Backstage, Michael has been a professional singer for over 35 years. He came to Philadelphia in 1983 to do the musical spoof "Forbidden Broadway" at The Bellevue-Stratford, and performed for the royal family of Monaco in 1985 when performing "The All Night Strut" at The Casino De Monte Carlo for a month. He did his first cabaret show at Odette's in New Hope, Pennsylvania in 1987, and he found that it was the perfect medium for him. In 1995, Michael, won "Philadelphia Magazine's - Best of Philly® 1995-Cabaret Act" in Philadelphia. Michael also won "Philadelphia Magazine's - Best of Philly®1998-Pet Boutique" for his shop at 12th & Pine Streets in Philadelphia, "...and Toto, too!"
Marilyn Maye first appeared in the spotlight as a tiny pre-teen vocalist in a series of amateur contests in Topeka, Kansas. Since then, she has received an endless stream of kudos. The late Johnny Carson called her "Super Singer." Ella Fitzgerald dubbed her "The greatest white female singer in the world." The Houston Chronicle termed her "A National Treasure." And the prestigious Smithsonian Institution chose her recording of "Too Late Now" (from her RCA Lamp Is Low album) for inclusion in its Best Performers of the Best Compositions of the 20sth Century Permanent Collection, along with such other singing greats as Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra and Judy Garland.
The RAndy Roberts Show is an all live, multi-media tribute to some of the world's most loved performers. Randy's uncanny impersonations of Cher and Bette Midler have kept him in the spotlight for the past twenty years. His roster of famous and infamous ladies also includes: Mae West (a perennial favorite), Joan Crawford, Carol Channing, Ann Miller, Phyllis Diller (an act which landed him on "The Jenny Jones Show" with the real Phyllis Diller), and a bevy of original ladies, including a tribute to Gypsy Rose Lee with a strip tease that leaves little to the imagination and the audience rolling in the aisles, and audience favorite: Consuela - The Latin Showgirl! He closes every show with a mini-lounge act, allowing him the chance to get up close and personal with his audience. The fact that he is bilingual makes him a favorite in clubs in Puerto Rico and Spain. Randy's talents aren't reserved for the stage. He is an accomplished lyricist, an adept sound technician, a talented writer, and a successful producer.
Imagine the sophisticated scene of the supper clubs of the 40's and 50's! That's exactly what co-owners Dino Kelly-Cataldi and Michael Kelly-Cataldi did when they dreamed up Dino's Backstage and The Celebrity Room, the deluxe restaurant, bar and cabaret in Keswick Village, Glenside, PA. They combined wonderful entertainment, outstanding food, impeccable service and magnificent décor in a building designed by the legendary Horace Trumbauer and a space created by the highly-acclaimEd Stokes Architecture. Shortly after they opened, Dino's was named #1 restaurant for Ambiance from OpenTable.com. Located at 287 N Keswick Ave. in Glenside, there are four dining options - the dining room, the bar, the luxurious Celebrity Room and outdoor dining -- that can accommodate up to 120 diners. There is a new and exciting bar menu. Dining al fresco with outdoor bar and lounge area is open weather permitting. Hours are Wednesday to Sunday, beginning at 5 p.m., Sunday Brunch - 11 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information, call (215) 884-2000.