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June 10, 2012 at 7:30 PM
IDOLS SING THE ICONS!
Viva Las Vegas!
Music of Elvis Presley, Cher
& Elton John
June 10, 2012
Broadway star In The Heights
Star of Grease: You're the One That I Want
With Special Guest Host
Musical Direction by
On Sunday, June 10, 2012 at 7:30pm, Upright Cabaret’s American Icon Series ends another stunning season with VIVA LAS VEGAS - a presentation of personality and pop that honors the flashiest performers of all time: ELVIS, CHER & ELTON JOHN!
Dazzling multi-media sets the stage as special Guest Host JIMMY JAMES sets the slinky mood with impersonations of Vegas' biggest notables like Judy, Bette, Eartha and even Cher. Then, get naughty under the lights as larger-than-life voices scintillate #1 smash hits like Suspicious Minds, Jailhouse Rock, Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves, If I Could Turn Back Time, Benny & The Jets, Your Song and more!
Starring CHAD DORECK (iCarly, Grease: You're The One That I Want), ARIELLE JACOBS (Broadway: In The Heights), recording artist KARISSA NOEL and a surprise special guest! Led by Music Director Jamieson Trotter with the Upright Cabaret band!
With a lot of fun, flamboyance and just a little luck, Viva Las Vegas no doubt hits the jackpot!
*Artists subject to change.
| About the Performers
Broadway's In The Heights
Click for VIDEO of Arielle singing "Breath" from In The Heights
ARIELLE JACOBS made her Broadway debut this past year in the multiple Tony Award-winning Musical In The Heights (Nina Rosario, dir.Thomas Kail). NATIONAL TOURS: In The Heights (Nina); High School Musical (Gabriella, dir. Jeff Calhoun). B'WAYWORKSHOPS: It Shoulda Been You (dir. David Hyde Pierce), Nightingale (by StevenSater and Duncan Sheik, dir. Moises Kaufman), MASK (dir. Richard Maltby, Jr.), GoGo Beach. REGIONAL: Shakespeare Theatre Company of DC: Two Gentlemen of Verona (Julia); Theater of the Stars: High School Musical 1 & 2; Northshore Music Theater: Cinderella; Contemporary American Theater Festival: The Rose of Corazon.
FILM: Water Lilies; Silver Screen Dreams. TELEVISION: Disney 365;Commander in Chief; Dance Wars. CONCERTS: 20th Annual Divas Simply Singing (with Chaka Khan, Teena Marie, and Sheryl Lee Ralph); Upright Cabaret's Making Good (with Stephen Schwartz at Ford Amphitheater). OTHER: Created the eco-website www.HelpHealTheEarth.com which educates kids on how to help save our planet; a published author in the holistic Journey Magazine and the women-empowered Canadian Lifestyle Magazine.
More info at www.ariellejacobs.com
CHAD DORECK Having recently returned from NYC where he starred for
Director Joel Zwick in the pre-Broadway workshop of the new musical
SERRANO: Lover, Poet... Hitman!, Chad is glad to be back in his hometown
and making his debut with Upright Cabaret. After coming in third on
NBC's Grease: You’re the One That I Want, Chad starred off-Broadway in
the NYC Outer Critics award winning musical Altar Boyz. Credits include
LA Stage: Gidget (Dir. Francis Ford Coppola), The Robber Bridegroom,
Scary Musical and Storyville (Dir Ken Page).TV: iCarly, NCIS, NYPD Blue,
Touched By an Angel, Greg Brady in The Brady Bunch in the White House
(MOW) Film: Death Without Consent, Jackass II. For teaching me that
it's only and always about the work, all my love and thanks to Dad, Mom,
Evelyn, & Gloria.
iCarly, Grease: You're the One That I Want
Click for VIDEO of Chad singing "My Eyes Adored You"
KARISSA NOEL has been singing longer than she's been walking, but she
has yet to master doing the two simultaneously. After acting in various
commercials and television shows throughout her formative years, at 19
she decided to concentrate solely on her singing. A former Epic Records
recording artist, with a hit song that is still played in the dance
clubs of NYC, Noel (who has self diagnosed herself as having Multiple
Vocal Personality Disorder) is now using her vocal versatility to help
others...sell stuff (in other words, she sings jingles). She has been a
part of Upright Cabaret's family of performers for the past several
years, appearing in last year's American Icon Series: Cowboys and
Angels, singing the songs of Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn, Upright
Cabaret’s A Broadway Christmas and most recently singing back-up for
three time Grammy winner Award-nominee, Taylor Dayne's new theatrical
concert, Tell It To My Heart.
Singer-Songwriter/Recording & Tribute Artist Jimmy
James will be the special guest-host for the Upright Cabaret’s American
ICON Series final show of the third season: Viva Las Vegas: The music
of Elton John, Cher and Elvis Presley. As a voice impressionist, James
astounds audiences with his dead-on impersonations of Cher, Eartha
Kitt, Barbra Streisand, Judy Garland, Liza Minnelli, Bette Davis, Billie
Holiday and more. His self-penned hit Fashionista has burned the dance
floors world-wide. Hailing from New York City, James now resides in
beautiful Sunny Los Angeles. He has performed for Elton John, Whoopi
Goldberg, Patti Labelle and others.
Vocal Impersonator/Guest Host
Click for VIDEO of Jimmy singing "Three Sister Divas" from Upright Cabaret
JAMIESON TROTTER (Musical Director) returns to Upright Cabaret following his work on
Rhythm of the Night. When Jamieson Trotter was four years old, he went
into the den where his father had been practicing the piano and began
playing what his Dad had just finished working on. As the story goes,
his father peeked into the room and just said, “I’m in deep shit.” He
started lessons for Jamieson the next day. Jamieson Trotter attended
school at California Institute of the Arts, learning from the great bass
player Charlie Haden. He has also studied with Joe LaBarbera, Larry
Koonse, and even the harmonically challenging Waddada Leo Smith
(formerly of the Chicago Art Ensemble). Jamieson's hands have played
small roles in a few movies. He was Val Kilmer's piano hands in "The
Salton Sea," and Debra Winger's coach for "Eulogy" with Ray Ramano.
Jamieson has eclectic tastes in the kinds of music he enjoys playing.
He wrote, co-produced, and played on Roxy Especial's debut release which
mixed latin style with pop song forms right around the same time he was
co-composing the lion's share of songs from Shira Myrow's "Slow
Burner." Shortly after that, he co-wrote, produced, arranged, and played
radio personality, Tera Bonilla's (of Movin' 93) lastest and greatest
mix of old school sounding latin gems. Carol Bach y Rita and Mark
Winkler both have critically acclaimed jazz albums with Jamieson's hands
on keys. He is currently composing in a small room in Highland Park.
Don't disturb him.
Performance: Sunday, June 10, 2012 at 7:30pm
Upright Cabaret's American Icon Series at La Mirada Theatre
Reserved Seating $20 - $50
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