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CABARET NEWS FOR SAN FRANCISCO

FEINSTEIN’S AT THE NIKKO

 

Sharon McNight

Wednesday, Oct 28, 2015  7:00 PM PDT (5:30 PM Doors)

Thursday Oct 29, 8:00 PM  (6:30 doors open)

 

Sharon McNight presents Sophie Tucker’s Farewell Tour

 

Sharon McNight, Tony Award nominee and Theater World Award winner for her role in “Starmites”, has gone on to a celebrated bi-coastal career, being voted Best Actress receiving the San Francisco Bay Area Critics’ Circle Award and winning the New York Critics Nightlife Award for Best Musical Theater Cabaret Show. She recently made her opera debut in “Show Boat” with the San Francisco Opera Company.

 

Sharon has been performing the works of Sophie Tucker for more than two decades. Sophie, who livened up early 20th century nightclubs, Broadway and films with her risque jokes and classic popular songs, , had a career that spanned half a century.  Tucker was widely known as the “Last of the Red Hot Mamas.”

 

Sophie Tucker’s Farewell Tour” has all the ingredients for a memorable night out in a classic cabaret, great songs introduced by Tucker, including: “After You’ve Gone”; “They’ll Be Some Changes Made”; “Darktown Strutters’ Ball”; “Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone”; “The Man I Love” and her signature theme song, “Some of These Days.” Add Sophie’s naughty jokes, bawdy songs, sing-alongs and Sharon McNight’s once in a lifetime performance and you’ll have a night you will never forget.

 

 

John O’Hurley

Friday, Oct 30, 2015 8:00 PM PDT (6:30 PM Doors)

Saturday Oct 31  7:00 (5:30 pm doors)

 

John O’Hurley is best known as J. Peterman on “Seinfeld,” the #1 syndicated television show in the world, for which he won a Screen Actor’s Guild Award. He was also seen on the ABC hit “Dancing with the Stars,” ABC’s “Dance-Off!” and as the host of “Family Feud.” O’Hurley hosts the Purina National Dog Show every year which airs on NBC on Thanksgiving Day. He is one of the most recognizable voices on TV, appearing in dozens of animated productions including Nickelodeon’s “SpongeBob SquarePants” and NBC’s “Father of the Pride.”

 

Also a trained musician, O’Hurley’s first CD, Peace of Our Minds, a collaboration of his piano compositions with world-renowned cellist Marston Smith, debuted #13 on Billboard. His stage credits include starring roles in the national tours of Chicago, Spamalot, Pirates of Penzance, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Brigadoon. He is a New York Times bestselling author with three titles, including The Perfect Dog, which is becoming a stage musical. Most recently, John has recurring on the Lifetime series DEVIOUS MAIDS, opposite Susan Lucci.

 

Betty Roi

Wednesday, Nov 04, 2015 7:00 PM PST (5:30 PM Doors)

Thursday Nov 5 at 8 PM  (6 :30 DOORS)

 

Our own authentic French chanteuse, Betty Roi was born in Paris, but has called San Francisco home since 1983. During that time she has developed a following singing French cabaret music at venues including Alliance Francais, Cafe Claude, the DeYoung Museum, Herbst Theater, Tosca Cafe and Yoshi’s.

 

For her return to Feinstein’s at the Nikko, Roi will be joined onstage by Carolyn Burke, internationally known biographer of No Regrets, The Life of Edith Piaf and together will present a soiree of words and music to celebrate the 100th Birthday of the Little Sparrow.

 

Backed by four musicians, their tribute will weave together iconic Piaf songs and her own words to take the audience on a trip from the Montmatre dives where she got her start to the height of her career at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

 

Barb Jungr & John McDaniel

Saturday November 7 at 7 pm  (5:30 doors)

 

 

Come Together

 

In an exciting new collaboration between two giants of cabaret from both sides of the Atlantic, extraordinary, award-winning vocalist and performer Barb Jungr and Grammy and Emmy winner John McDaniel investigate The Beatles song catalog in their own unique and inimitable fashion.

 

Barb and John celebrate Paul, John, George and Ringo with brand new, and often unexpected arrangements.

 

John, the go-to arranger and Music Director for some of the greatest stars of the Broadway, television and cabaret worlds, is also the Artistic Director of the O’Neill Theater Center’s Cabaret Conference, and has been the arranger and music director for eight Broadway musicals. Jungr has re-invented British and European cabaret and coined the phrase “New American Songbook” to describe her extensive and acclaimed explorations of Dylan, Cohen, Brel and more. Her CDs on Linn Records, Naim Label, and Kristalyn have been released internationally to great response and rave reviews.

 

Here she turns her eagle eye to her own backyard, and The Beatles. John’s love of their repertoire attracted Barb’s attention when he invited her to be Master Teacher at the O’Neill, and there, they created a Beatles’ medley together for the Gala Performance. As huge fans of each other’s work, and with their mutual love of these great songs, John’s superb arrangements, Jungr’s performance and unusual take on the world, this promises to be very special indeed.

 

Jessica Coker

SUNDAY  NOVEMBER 8 at 7:00 pm  (5:30 doors)

7:00 PM

 

Jessica Coker was most recently seen as Emma Borden in the West Coast premiere of Lizzie with Ray of Light Theatre and as Hattie in Broadway By the Bay’s Kiss Me Kate. Some of her favorite previous bay area credits include Philia, Carrie the musical (Miss Gardner) Jerry Springer the Opera (Shawntel), Mr. Irresistible, Songs for a New World, Tales of the City and Godspell. Jessica is a two time TBA award winner for he roles in In The Heights (Abuela) with Broadway by the Bay and The Great American Trailer Park Musical (Betty) with OMG I love that show! productions. Jessica was recently named the 2015 Best New Cabaret Artist in San Francisco. She is a founding member of the cabaret trio B.O.O.B.S. and The Coker Sisters.

 

For her Feinstein’s at the Nikko solo debut, Jessica presents “Sing But Don’t Tell”, a trip into the world of inner monologue: one night, no holds barred, all the things you could never say out loud. Well, technically you still shouldn’t, but you can come hear her sing them. Experience unapologetic self-deprecation, heart-warming laughter, and mostly disease-free tears.

 

 

 

 

 

 

There is a $20.00 per person minimum in the showroom and an 18% gratuity is added to all checksDoors open 90 minutes prior to the performance and seating is first come, first served within the section purchasedWhile our intention is to offer seating choices whenever possible, large and odd numbered parties may be asked to share tables or accept pre-selected seating by the Maître D’Feinstein’s is suitable for any mature person, however, parental guidance is recommended for some performances.Please consult www.feinsteinssf.com for more information on club policies.

 

 

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SOCIETY CABARET NOVEMBER LISTING

 

 

Curtain Call  Friday, November 6th at 7pm

Hosted by Bill Cooperwith Barry Lloyd at the piano

 

Singers are invited to drop by,take a turn at the mic and join in the celebration!A freewheeling party,the coolest of San Francisco’s evenings to enjoy indoors. Just $10 at the door.

 

Down With Love Saturday, November 7th at 8pm

Sheelagh Murphy

 

Barry Lloyd    November 13 and November 14 at 8 pm

 

Slumming on Park Avenue-a celebration of Bobby Short Friday, MAC award nomineeand San Francisco’s Crown Prince of Cabaret, Barry Lloyd,pays homage to the undisputed King of Cabaret, Bobby Short.With Colin Williams on bass, Barry , in tribute to his childhood idol,sings, in his own inimitable style,a dazzling collection of classics made famous by Bobby Short.

 

Benn Bacot        Friday November 20th at 8pm

Home For the Holidays The Bass of the Bay returns with a show of jazz,blues and holiday tunes to kick off the holiday season.

 

Kike Adedeji   Saturday November 21 as 8 pm

 

International Songfest A Go-Go!

Kike will be singing the fun, the beautiful,the silly and the sublime from around the globe.In this tour of the world’s best poplar songs, she will sing in French, Italian, Spanish, and English  and others including her very favorite Italian composer, Henry Mancini. The marvelous Jason Martineau, jazz pianist and composeris Music Director and accompanist.

 

 

November 27th and 28th

 

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends! We will see you back at Society for our holiday shows!

 

 

 

Tickets available at Society Cabaret(No Fees, No Fuss) or by calling 415-857-1896.Buy your tickets early for best prices and seats.All seats assigned based on date of purchase.

 

Seasonal small plates and cocktails available for purchase

at your table. (No Minimums) (Doors open at 7pm)Enjoy the fine Hotel Rex food and drinks;maybe a Societini or two!

 

Society Cabaret at the Hotel Rex 562 Sutter Street

 

 

 

 

 

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