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This black-tie evening begins with a cocktail reception. Next, guests are ushered into an elegant ballroom where they're treated to a lavish dinner and entertainment provided by celebrated guest artists. The performances culminate with a special video tribute to Carey Perloff, now in her 25th year as American Conservatory Theatre's artistic director. Then comes an after-party featuring cocktails and dancing to music by Wingtip.
For the 42nd year, the San Francisco Bay Area Theater Critics Circle presents its Excellence in Theater Awards Gala. The SFBATCC continues its decades-long tradition of honoring the best in Bay Area theater by bringing their annual awards gala to San Francisco's oldest operating theater.
Join hundreds of artists from around the Bay in celebrating the best in local theater as we present over 60 awards in recognition of excellence in production, performance, and technical craft. This year's event will return to the historic Victoria Theater in San Francisco, conveniently located near public transportation and parking, with easy access to fine restaurants and some truly colorful watering holes. Ticket price for the gala includes admission to the event, musical entertainment, two beverages, and hors d'oeuvres.
Betty Roi, authentic Parisian chanteuse, will share her love of musique romantique from the '30s to the '60s: French cabaret songs made famous by Edith Piaf as well as beloved jazz standards sung in French and English. Allow yourself to be moved by the enchanting melodies and poetic and dramatic lyrics. You will be transported to Paris and fed by your memories, dreams, and longings…
The princesses are throwing a ball, and you're invited! Broadway's Cinderella, two time Tony nominee Laura Osnes (Grease, South Pacific, Anything Goes, Bonnie and Clyde) brings a couple of her radiant leading lady friends, Tony nominee Susan Egan (Beauty and the Beast, Thoroughly Modern Millie) and Courtney Reed (Aladdin, In the Heights), along with her music director Benjamin Rauhala to create a dazzling evening of musical magic. The all-star cast will sing the most beloved princess songs of stage and screen, reminiscing about their favorite fairy tales and most cherished characters.
Carol Peters and Benn Bacot, two Bay Area favorites and Feinstein's at the Nikko veterans, combine their talents to take you on a journey of love, lust, and laughter backed by the Retrofits — Sue Crosman (piano), Steve La Porta (drums), Benito Cortez (violin), and Steve Weber (bass) — in an evening you will remember for a long time.
Carol Peters is a singer and songwriter that has released two CDs. The Dream Café features original music inspired by her lifetime of adventures and was released with Favorites Carol Peters Sings, the companion album featuring beloved standards and classics. Peters is accompanied by the Retrofits, her longtime band of talented and experienced musicians. "The Retrofits seemed like just the right name for our little group," she says. "We take music from the Great American Songbook and retrofit it in smart ways for a modern audience."
The sultry and sophisticated Diane D'Angelo makes her Feinstein's at the Nikko debut with her show I'm in the Mood for Love. Having established herself as a cabaret singer in Manhattan, Diane is thrilled to bring her show to her hometown of San Francisco. With a classical background, D'Angelo easily crosses over to the cabaret stage with her lush interpretations of the American Popular Songbook. Through the music of Arlen & Mercer, Cole Porter, Hoagy Carmichael, and Lerner & Loewe, and with her dear friends Rick Jensen and Lina Koutrakos at the musical and directorial helm, this velvety female crooner sings us a love story. With her long-awaited debut CD on the heels of this one-night-only show, we encourage you to join us!
The classic American musical film from 1948 that starred Judy Garland and Fred Astaire is in concert on the Feinstein's at the Nikko stage with local favorites Connie Champagne and Scrumbly Koldewyn leading our cast. F. Allen Sawyer writes and directs our presentation that will remind audiences of the familiar story of Broadway star Don Hewes and yet to be discovered Hannah Brown as well as the beloved Irving Berlin score that including great American standards "Shakin' the Blues Away," "Steppin' Out With My Baby," and "Easter Parade." Musical direction by Tammy Hall.
The classic American musical film from 1948 that starred Judy Garland and Fred Astaire is in concert on the Feinstein's at the Nikko stage with local favorites Connie Champagne and Scrumbly Koldewyn leading our cast. F. Allen Sawyer writes and directs our presentation that will remind audiences of the familiar story of Broadway star Don Hewes (Fred Astaire) and yet-to-be-discovered Hannah Brown (Judy Garland) as well as the beloved Irving Berlin score that including great American standards "Shakin' the Blues Away," "Steppin' Out With My Baby," and "Easter Parade." Musical direction by Tammy Hall.
Discovered at the National High School Musical Theatre Awards, Eva Noblezada then auditioned for producer Cameron Mackintosh for his West End revival of Miss Saigon. She was cast in the iconic lead role of Kim and was honored with the 2015 WhatsOnStage Award for Best Actress in a Musical. Before reprising her role in the Broadway revival of Miss Saigon for which she received a 2017 Tony Award nomination, Noblezada assumed the role of Eponine in the West End production of Les Misérables. While performing on Broadway, Eva made her Carnegie Hall debut honoring Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg performing "The Movie in My Mind" with Lea Salonga and the New York Pops. Eva also made her New York solo concert debut with an often-extended residency at the new Green Room 42.
For her Feinstein's at the Nikko debut, Noblezada promises a colorful set list with songs from favorite artists from Frank Sinatra to Amy Winehouse.
Holly Penfield, a luminary on the London jazz cabaret scene for over 15 years, is a native of San Francisco. She returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko with her all-new show, Fragile Human Monster. In this weird, whimsical evening, Penfield will perform a collection of original rock songs with a gypsy jazz influence as well as gut-wrenching ballads written from the bottom of her tangled heart.
Penfield lived in Los Angeles and studied with the legendary vocal teacher Judy Davis (who coached Barbra Streisand, Frank Sinatra ,and Sammy Davis Jr.) before being lured away by the mystique and adventure of London. She appeared at Cafe de Paris, Beach Blanket Babylon, Pizza Express, China Jazz, and Scott's on Mount Street — where she was (like Sally Bowles) the toast of Mayfair!
Celebrate Mother's Day with a one-of-a-kind event. Tony Award winner and new mom to a baby girl Laura Benanti will be joined onstage by her mother, Linda Benanti, for The Story Goes On, a touching and humorous musical journey through their special relationship.
After acclaimed performances in 2015 and 2016, award-winning cabaret legend Marilyn Maye returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko to celebrate her 90th birthday. She was "discovered" by Steve Allen during her 11-year engagement at the Colony in Kansas City, received a RCA contract, and became a constant presence on The Tonight Show, The Joey Bishop Show, The Merv Griffin Show, The Ed Sullivan Show, The Dick Cavett Show, The Mike Douglas Show, and others. Her seven albums and 34 singles have been hailed as "timeless" and her recording of "Too Late Now" was included on the Smithsonian Institution list of the 110 Best American Compositions of the Twentieth Century, securing her place in musical history.
Matt Alber is a former member of San Francisco's world-renowned vocal ensemble Chanticleer, with whom he recorded two Grammy Award-winning albums. Alber is also a former cast member of Steve Silver's Beach Blanket Babylon, the world's longest-running musical revue. In addition, Alber has guest soloed with the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus. He has performed a sold-out concert of his songs at Lincoln Center on their prestigious American Songbook Series. Currently, Alber is filming a docu-series on queer youth called Room to Grow, slated to premiere next month.
Alber has released four CDs and will be performing an intimate acoustic evening of original folk/pop songs, along with his take on familiar pop covers.
Two-time Emmy Award- and five-time Grammy Award-nominated entertainer Michael Feinstein returns to San Francisco to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Feinstein's at the Nikko. He will perform beloved standards from the Great American Songbook as well as some contemporary surprises.
Michael Feinstein, ambassador of the Great American Songbook, has built a dazzling career over the last three decades bringing the music of the Great American Songbook to the world. From recordings that have earned him five Grammy Award nominations to his Emmy-nominated PBS TV specials, his acclaimed NPR series and concerts spanning the globe. His work as an educator and archivist define Feinstein as one of the most important musical forces of our time.
Experience an unforgettable concert dedicated to an American musical legend and king of epic film scores: composer John Williams. Listen to orchestral selections from blockbuster movies such as Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and Harry Potter. Relive all the adventure, fun, and magic of these classic films.
Note: This concert does not contain film clips.
From the poignant and heartrending songs of Édith Piaf to the spirited "Can-Can," the San Francisco Symphony celebrates all things French with Pink Martini's force of nature, vocalist Storm Large. Experience the spectacle and exuberance of France's most infamous club, the Moulin Rouge, on an evening of dazzling vocals and world-class artistry.
Pam Ann is flying high as the international air hostess alter ego of Australian comedienne Caroline Reid. In her latest show, Brace, Brace, Brace, Pam will fly a risky route and navigate a politically incorrect flight path. Nothing is out of reach of her pristine white gloves, strutting up the aisle with a cart full of unpredictable acerbic airline satire. Buckle your seat belt and be prepared to reach for your oxygen mask!
Her more-than-20-year career has earned her elite status and first-class seats jet-setting around the globe selling out prestigious venues and having been included in Qantas in-flight entertainment and featured in advertising campaigns for British Airways and SAS and headlining the Jet Blue pride flight from San Francisco to Long Beach.
You can always travel with Pam Ann by downloading her new app in the iTunes store.
Grammy Award-winning producer and vocalist, and two-time Emmy Award nominee, Steve Tyrell has achieved success as a singer, songwriter, producer, music supervisor, and, most recently, radio host on KJAZZ 88.1 in Los Angeles and online at www.jazzandblues.org. His breakthrough performances in Father of the Bride and Father of the Bride Part II helped Tyrell reinvent and repopularize classic pop standards for a modern-day audience.
For his 2018 Feinstein's at the Nikko engagement, Steve will celebrate the release of his new album, A Song for You, featuring classic takes on love songs by Van Morrison, Leon Russell, Jackie Wilson, Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer, and more.
Musician, actress, and author Storm Large, of Pink Martini fame, returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko for three performances only. Explore the many facets of romance through classics from the Great American Songbook. Storm takes audiences on the journey of every good romance: flirtation, courtship, falling in love…and calling the cops!
Large and her band Le Bonheur released a record designed to capture their sublime and subversive interpretations of the American Songbook. Simply called Le Bonheur and released on Pink Martini's Heinz Records, the recording is a collection of tortured and titillating love songs: beautiful, familiar, yet unique, much like the lady herself. She is also a best-selling author of Crazy Enough, her memoir published by Simon & Schuster in 2012, named Oprah's Book of the Week, and awarded the 2013 Oregon Book Award for Creative Nonfiction.
Be swept away by the voice, beauty, and visceral talent of this artist that truly lives up to her name.
Vanessa Bousay is a talented songstress specializing in Broadway show tunes and classic American standards. Hailed by the Bay Area Reporter as "The Chanteuse of The Barbary Coast," Vanessa Bousay is created by proud San Franciscan and classically trained baritone Erik Chalfant. Mr. Chalfant was a private student of the esteemed late operatic soprano Phyllis Curtin. His characterization of the glamorous Vanessa Bousay is a loving tribute to his teacher, mentor, and friend.
Mr. Chalfant holds the Master of Music degree in Voice Performance from Boston University College of Fine Arts and the Bachelor of Arts degree in Voice Performance and French Literature from Olivet Nazarene University.
For their Feinstein's at the Nikko debut, Vanessa Bousay will appear with her very own Pygmalion, Erik Chalfant and musical director Tom Shaw. Together they will showcase Vanessa's favorite songs and tell the tale of her journey from classically trained baritone to glamorous drag chanteuse.