CABARET EVENTS FOR CALIFORNIA & THE WEST COAST FOR TONIGHT FROM CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE
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PALM SPRINGS, CA: HEATHER MCDONALD AT THE COPA
Heather McDonald will perform at THE COPA (244 East Amado Road, Palm Springs CA - 760-866-0021) on Friday & Saturday, March 27th & 28th at 8:00 pm. Heather doesn't hold back on anything, especially when it comes to demonstrating her many talents. She continuously proves to master her craft as a comedian, actress, story producer, and best-selling author. Her first special 'I Don't Mean to Brag' can currently be seen on Showtime. Heather is best known for being a staff writer and for her regular roundtable appearances on E!'s top rated show 'Chelsea Lately'. McDonald is also a best-selling author: her debut book (released June 2010), You'll Never Blue Ball in this Town Again, spent seven weeks on the New York Times best-seller list, and climbed to the #1 position on Amazon's "Bestsellers in Entertainment" list. McDonald released her follow up to Blue Balls in February 2013 titled MY INAPPROPRIATE LIFE: Some Material Not Suitable for Small Children, Nuns, or Mature Adults which also became a national bestseller. My Inappropriate Life is an irreverent account of McDonald's attempts to balance fame with family time, all while doing it her way. McDonald also contributed a chapter to the NY Times #1 bestselling book Lies That Chelsea Handler Told Me. Heather's writing has also been featured in Redbook Magazine, Reader's Digest, The Hollywood Reporter and she has contributed to New York Magazine's Vulture. On top of being a full-time writer and story producer for 'Chelsea Lately,' McDonald has also been a regular collaborator with the Wayans Brothers; serving as a writer on their features WHITE CHICKS and DANCE FLICK. Heather is also a featured performer on 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno' and has been a guest star on the hit television series' 'Frasier,' 'Malcolm in the Middle,' 'Reno 911' and Nickelodeon's 'Drake and Josh.' Most recently, her first solo comedy special, I Don't Mean To Brag, aired on Showtime in August and is currently accessible to watch through On Demand. This hilarious performance showcases her hilarious story telling talents as she recounts the many ways she attempts to balance family and fame. As a stand-up comic, McDonald just wrapped her 'My Inappropriate Life' Tour where she performed to sold-out crowds in San Francisco, Chicago, Dallas, Las Vegas, Atlanta, and more. She opened for Chelsea Handler's 'Lies That Chelsea Handler Told Me' TOUR in sold out performances around the country. These 2000-4000 seat theaters included Carnegie Hall, The Borgata in Atlantic City, The Pearl in the Palms Casino, Treasure Island, Route 66 Casino and the Wiltern in Los Angeles to name just a few. McDonald was a member of The Groundlings Theater where she performed in the Sunday Company for two years. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California. Heather will next been seen on TLC's upcoming show TLSexy. Call for cover/minimum information.
SAN DIEGO, CA: FRIDAYS WITH JANICE EDWARDS & NATHAN FRY
Janice and Nathan (Janice Edwards & Nathan Fry) perform on Fridays from 8:00 to 11:00 pm at MARTINI'S ABOVE FOURTH (3940 4th Avenue, San Diego, CA - 619-400-4500). While Nathan's virtuosity speaks for itself, accompaniment to Janice makes for an inspired pair at they present resonant selections from their extensive list of everything from funk to country, gospel and jazz. No cover show.
LOS ANGELES: ROMEO & JULIET: LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD
Kate Pazakis and Bradley Bredeweg present "Romeo & Juliet: Love is a Battlefield" at ROCKWELL: TABLE & STAGE (1714 Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA - 323-669-1550) on Friday & Saturday, March 27th & 28th at 8:00 pm. At last! The world's most famous playwright meets lycra-clad '80s rock star Pat Benatar. An epic collaboration centuries in the making, Romeo + Juliet: Love Is a Battlefield features Nickelodeon star Ashley Argota as Juliet and hunky singer/actor Rustin Cole Sailors as Romeo as they belt out some of Benatar's biggest hits to tell the timeless story of Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers. A delightfully upbeat twist to the classic story, the modern adaptation will both move you to tears and make you want to move your feet at Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Feliz. There is a $20-$45 cover.
SAN FRANCISCO: LESLIE JORDAN, BRINGS HIS NEW ONE-MAN SHOW TO FEINSTEIN'S
After leaving audiences in stitches in 2014 with two sold-out engagements, FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) welcomes back Emmy Award winner, Leslie Jordan, for three performances of his new one-man show, 'Say Cheese! My Life in Front of the Camera' • on Thursday & Friday, March 26th & 27th at 8:00 pn; and Sunday, March 29th at 7:00 pm. 'Say Cheese! My Life in front of the Camera' humorously examines Leslie's life in front of the camera • more specifically, his relationship with the camera of good friend and professional photographer Jim Cox. Cox's photos of Leslie and friends are featured prominently as the show's subject matter. Leslie Jordan is one of the most consistently recognizable faces in popular entertainment. His journey towards stardom has provided one of the quirkier, impressive varied career trajectories of the past few decades. His arrival in Hollywood back in 1982 (with $1500 sewn into his clothing by his steel magnolia Mother) was the starting gate. After a brief career as a jockey, Jordan has enjoyed the full show-business spectrum; the lean days, the bumps in the road, the acclaim, reaching the pinnacle of television performing with award recognition, the ensuing victory laps followed by an alarming and unexpected down slope, the dangers of being type cast or stereotyped, the challenges to remain relevant in a rapidly changing world of technological advancement, and the ever present threat of being put "out to pasture" by a youth obsessed culture and industry. Through it all, Leslie Jordan has remained constant, relevant and, above all, funny! His ability to take it all in stride has kept him moving onward and upward, through it all. Leslie Jordan is the prestigious Emmy Award winner in 2006 for "Will & Grace". He has enjoyed rapturous reviews for his original stage plays (My Trip Down the Pink Carpet, Stories I Can't Tell Mama, Fruit Fly), and supporting presence in one of Hollywood's most prestigious, message-minded films of the last decade ("The Help,"2012). He's been singled out with great notices for his off-Broadway musical theatre debut in 2011 ("The Lucky Guy"). His defining role as "Brother Boy" in the cult film sensation "Sordid Lives" evolved into a well-received prequel on the LOGO Channel. As the celebrated author and star of his own HBO Special ("Pink Carpet"); Leslie Jordan remains consistently sought after as a Guest Star on every imaginable form of episodic, comedic television (TV Land's "The Exes", Fox's "Raising Hope," Disney Channel's "Shake it Up!" ABC's "The Neighbors." He enjoyed a star turn in the third season of FX's instant classic "American Horror Story" opposite Hollywood heavyweights Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Sarah Paulson and Francis Conroy. He recently appeared in the smash reality competition "Celebrity Big Brother UK". Leslie Jordan has conquered the international stage with sold out runs in Mexico, Canada and the U.K., and remains an in-demand mainstay as a stage/TV/film performer, voice-over artist, fund raiser, spokesperson, out artist, equal rights activist and all around Southern Baptist celebutante. There is a $30-$50 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.
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