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Craig Jessup is TAKING CHANCE ON LOVE This Fall

It's a topsy-turvy world where it seems every one is shouting, pointing fingers, skirting scandal or spewing venom. Acclaimed singer Craig Jessup, on the other hand, is taking a chance on love with some of the greatest songwriters from the Great American Songbook - Rodgers and Hart, the Gershwins, Burton Lane, Vernon Duke.

A veteran of the Bay Area cabaret scene, Jessup returns to 142 Throckmorton Theatre with Taking a Chance on Love, a classy collection of tunes for one night only. With musical director/accompanist Ken Muir and his trio, Jessup will explore some of our greatest musical standards and throw in some gems from across the pond by "The Master," Sir Nöel Coward. Jessup sold out the run of his one-man showcaseCraig Jessup Sings Noël Coward at the Mark Hopkins Hotel, an evening that was described by the Contra Costa Times as "sophisticated...wonderfully bright and intelligent (not to mention very funny)."

Craig Jessup has been playing theatres, cabarets and concert halls throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe for more than 25 years. Jessup teamed with Ruth Hastings and Barry Lloyd in 1977 to form Ruth Hastings & Co., and the trio played nearly every cabaret in San Francisco including Le Domino, Chez Jacques, Gordon's, Fanny's, Trinity Place and the Plush Room, culminating in a sold-out concert at the Geary Theatre which was recorded live.

A highly successful run of Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris at Chez Jacques resulted in an invitation to perform the acclaimed musical revue in Brussels, Belgium at the Belgian National Opera Company just after Brel's death.

On his own, Jessup, who was described by the San Francisco Examiner as "smooth, clever and quite wonderful" has appeared in musicals and revues with Artstreet Theatre, Rohnert Park's Pacific ALLIANCE THEATRE Company, Broadway by the Bay (San Mateo), California Conservatory Theatre, 42nd Street Moon, the Aurora Theatre Company and Marin's Alter Theater Ensemble.

Craig Jessup is
Taking a Chance on Love

Songs of Rodgers, Hart, Gershwin,
Coward & more

with the Ken Muir Trio


Friday, October 21, 2016

8 p.m.

142 Throckmorton Theatre
142 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley

Tickets are $20 - $35 or 415-383-9600

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