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NEWS RELEASE ▪︎ ‘AMERICAN IDOL’ FINALIST ADA VOX SET FOR LA CONCERT DEBUT ▪︎ SUNDAY 8/12 at CATALINA BAR & GRILL IN HOLLYWOOD

‘AMERICAN IDOL’ FINALIST
ADA VOX
SET FOR LOS ANGELES CONCERT DEBUT

ONE SHOW ONLY
CATALINA BAR & GRILL IN HOLLYWOOD
SUNDAY, AUGUST 12, AT 7:30PM

American Idol finalist Ada Vox will make her Los Angeles concert debut for one show only at Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood on Sunday, August 12, at 7:30pm, it was announced today by Chris Isaacson Presents. There will be special guest appearances by American Idol alums David Hernandez and Effie Passero.

Drag Queen Ada Vox was a semi-finalist and Top 8 contestant on last season’s ABC reboot of American Idol. Her appearance was a first for the show. Vox auditioned for American Idol in 2013 when she was known as Adam Sanders, but he was eliminated after Hollywood week. Shortly thereafter, the threats on social media began. During the auditions for this year’s show, Adam told the judges that people had attacked his weight, his sexuality, that he sucked, and that he didn’t deserve to be on American Idol. “I let it get to me,” says Sanders, “and it killed me inside. I was contemplating lots of things that I shouldn’t have.” When he heard the show was coming to ABC this year, he decided to audition again but this time as his alter ego Ada Vox. “I was an okay singer then, but I’m a hundred times better now. I’m vocally stronger, I’m a better performer, and I’m way more prepared to take on the challenges that come with a competition like American Idol.” Ada Vox made history as the first Drag Queen ever to get all the way to the American Idol Top 8.

David Hernandez was a season seven finalist on American Idol and gained national attention with his powerful voice and affable personality. In addition to his original music, standards, and Motown hits, Hernandez frequently performs a mix of pop and R&B chart toppers. His talents have been showcased on Ellen, The Today Show, Extra, Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood, and countless others. Effie Passero was a contestant on this past season’s ABC reboot of American Idol. She has performed all over the country, beginning at age five. She trained in opera for 10 years but decided to pursue being a singer/songwriter and has written over 200 songs.

Chris Isaacson Presents (CIP) has created, produced, and promoted over 700 events since the company’s founding in 2004. From small clubs to major theatres, CIP has presented some of the most influential stars of this generation. Most recently, CIP coordinated and produced an elaborate extravaganza for the new series POSE (FX Networks) at LA Pride 2018 and co-produced the Grammy Award-nominated Considering Matthew Shepard at Ford Theatres (earning CIP a proclamation from the City of West Hollywood for its work in the arts and honoring Matthew Shepard). CIP also produced the inaugural West Coast charitable event GAIN: Brighter Futures starring Alisan Porter (winner of NBC’s The Voice) and Grammy Award-winner Thelma Houston for Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) in Beverly Hills. For more information on upcoming CIP events, including The Voice winner Alisan Porter (July 15), Broadway favorite David Burnham (July 17), Tony Award-winner John Lloyd Young (July 26 & 28) and jazz chanteuse Raya Yarbrough (September 14), go to www.ChrislsaacsonPresents.com.

Admission for Ada Vox at Catalina is $25–$35 and tickets may be purchased online at www.ChrisIsaacsonPresents.com or www.ticketweb.com or by phone at (866) 468-3399. VIP seating is available, and online orders receive priority seating. Doors open at 6pm for cocktail and dinner service (minimums apply) and show time is 7:30pm. Catalina Bar & Grill is located at 6725 W. Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood.

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07/11/18

NEWS RELEASE ✰ SCOTT DREIER’S “DORIS AND ME” at the COLONY THEATRE ▪︎ AUGUST 9, 11, and 12

DORIS AND ME
A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO DORIS DAY
STARRING SCOTT DREIER
DIRECTED BY RICHARD ISRAEL

AUGUST 9, 11, and 12
AT THE COLONY THEATRE IN BURBANK

The Colony Theatre in Burbank has announced a four-performance engagement of Doris and Me, A Musical Tribute to Doris Day starring Scott Dreier from August 9–12. Doris and Me is directed by Ovation Award-winner Richard Israel. This engagement follows Dreier’s recent performance at Doris Day’s 96th birthday celebration in Carmel, CA, which was a benefit for the Doris Day Animal Foundation.

Doris and Me is a joyful celebration of the music, life, and career of Doris Day and one  man’s quirky obsession with America’s sweetheart. In his multiple-year Eddon Award-winning and BroadwayWorld.com’s Critics Choice performance, Scott Dreier transports audiences and guides them on a nostalgic sentimental journey. If you’re a Doris Day fan, this is a must-see; if you have yet to be introduced to this timeless legend, you’ll be a devotee by the end of this uplifting, tuneful, funny, and loving musical tribute.

Scott Dreier has made his living as a professional performer for 20 years in theatre, TV, commercials, voiceover, film, recording, and cabaret. He has directed several productions of Forever Plaid, most recently in February 2017. As a performer, Dreier is best known for playing Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors (12 productions). Tours and regional productions include Smudge in the San Diego company of Forever Plaid, Harold Hill in The Music Man, Side by Side by Sondheim (Desert Theatre League Award), the Baker in Into the Woods, Bud Frump in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, JP Who in How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Old Globe Theatre), and First Date (LA Stage Alliance Ovation Award nomination for Best Ensemble of a Musical). Dreier’s self-titled debut CD of Big Band, Broadway, and Pop songs featured a duet with TV’s Katey Sagal (Married with Children, Sons of Anarchy). He has been the guest vocalist for the Pasadena Pops and he sang back-up for Barbra Streisand at two of her LA concerts. Dreier was the official voice of Knuckles the Echidna in the Sonic the Hedgehog Sega Game Series.
Television credits include The First Family, The Suite Life on Deck, I Carly, Malcolm in the Middle, General Hospital, and the film Enchanted: Go West. He has also appeared in numerous national television commercials. Dreier’s second album, “The Doris Day Project” (featuring the music from Doris and Me), also includes a duet with Grammy Award-nominated jazz singer Jane
Monheit.

The running schedule for Doris and Me is Thursday 8/9 at 8pm, Saturday 9/11 at 3pm and 8pm, and Sunday 8/12 at 3pm. Admission is $35 and tickets may be purchased online at www.colonytheatre.org or by phone at (866) 811-4111. The Colony Theatre is located at 555 N. Third Street (between Cyprus and Magnolia) in Burbank, 91502. Ample free onsite parking is available.

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07/06/18

NEWS RELEASE ✰ SECOND CITY HOLLYWOOD ANNOUNCES 2018 BOB CURRY FELLOWS

THE SECOND CITY HOLLYWOOD
ANNOUNCES
2018 BOB CURRY FELLOWS

The Second City Hollywood has announced the 2018 Bob Curry Fellows. The Bob Curry Fellowship is a one-of-a-kind professional development master program, named for the first African-American performer on a resident stage. These actors and improvisers from diverse multicultural backgrounds will train and study at The Second City Hollywood and perform in October of this year.

The fellows are (in alphabetical order) Shukri R. Abdi, Jose Acain, B Anderson, Jorge Emanuel Berrios, Mario Barra, Idil Bray, Braxton Brooks, Rochele Gutierrez, Kalilah Harris, Chase Ingrande, Donzell Lewis, Rashaun Perry, Joy Regullano, Claudio Saavedra, JP Siruno, and Jacklyn Uweh.

During this ten-week program, fellows will meet twice weekly with a variety of Second City instructors and alumni to cover topics like Finding Your Voice, Acting, Improv, Writing, Satire, Musical Improv, Scripted Material, Material Generation, The Second City Archive, History, and Lore. The program will culminate with performances at Second City Hollywood’s Studio Theatre on Thursdays, October 4, 11, 18, and 25 at 9pm and 10pm with a different cast each hour. Tickets can be purchased at secondcity.com. Industry and press comps are available.

Now in its fifth year at Second City’s home base in Chicago, this unique fellowship boasts a rigorous master program for serious-minded talent seeking a career in sketch comedy. The highly competitive fellowship is tuition-free and awarded to exceptional talent selected by auditions and adjudicated by Second City directors and producers. The Bob Curry Fellowship program is designed for, but not limited to, those who identify as any of the following — Asian Pacific, Subcontinent Asian, African American, Hispanic, Native American, and Middle Eastern.

The Second City is located at 6560 Hollywood Boulevard, in Hollywood, 90028. For more information, email outreach@secondcity.com or call (323) 464-8542.

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07/05/18