Archived entries for Catalina Bar & Grill

NEWS RELEASE ▪︎ MICHAEL GRIFFITHS & ANDREA McARDLE SET DATES IN SAN DIEGO & HOLLYWOOD

CHRIS ISAACSON PRESENTS
PRESENTS
MICHAEL GRIFFITHS —
IN VOGUE: SONGS BY MADONNA
AND
ANDREA McARDLE: ‘70s & SUNNY
IN HOLLYWOOD AND SAN DIEGO

Chris Isaacson Presents has announced Australian cabaret sensation Michael Griffiths, making his West Coast debut with his show In Vogue: Songs by Madonna in San Diego and Hollywood in January, and Broadway’s Tony Award-nominated Andrea McArdle performing her show ‘70s & Sunny in February. Griffiths will perform at Martinis Above Fourth in San Diego on Thursday, January 26 at 8pm and at Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood on Sunday, January 29 at 7:30pm. McArdle, along with special guest opener Anthony Federov, is on Monday, February 13 at 8:30pm at Catalina Bar & Grill.

In Vogue: Michael GriffithsMichael Griffiths is a singer, pianist, actor, composer, and musical arranger. He was nominated for a Green Room Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as Bob Crewe in Jersey Boys. Griffiths has also appeared in Priscilla Queen of the Desert, We Will Rock You!, Shout! and he was in the original workshop of the Australian musical Prodigal. His acclaimed solo cabaret shows In Vogue: Songs By Madonna, Sweet Dreams: Songs By Annie Lennox, and Adolescent and Cole have received critical and audiences acclaim in every cabaret festival from Australia to New York, Auckland, Edinburgh, Hong Kong, and London. Griffiths won the Best Cabaret Adelaide Fringe Award in 2014 and the Best Cabaret Weekly Award in 2015.


Andrea McArdle (Credit Grace Rainer Long)Andrea McArdle
first captured the hearts of theatergoers everywhere in 1977 when she originated the title role in the Broadway musical Annie. She became the youngest performer ever to be nominated for a Tony Award as Best Lead Actress in a Musical. She also received the Theatre World and Outer Critics Circle Awards for her performance. Since then, McArdle has starred in several Broadway musicals and appeared in theatres in New York, nationally, and internationally, in productions including Jerry’s Girls, Starlight Express, State Fair, Les Misérables, and Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Other stage credits include Anything Goes, They’re Playing Our Song, Mame, Hello Dolly!, Meet Me in St. Louis, Blood Brothers, Urinetown, The Fantasticks, Evita, Oliver, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Annie Get Your Gun, Grease, Cabaret, and Gypsy. McArdle appeared in The Vagina Monologues off Broadway and on tour. She has performed in concert halls from Carnegie Hall to the Hong Kong Philharmonic and hotel showrooms in both Las Vegas and Atlantic City. Her film and television credits include Annie, Rainbow, The Leading Ladies of Broadway, All My Children, and the PBS special Andrea McArdle on Broadway.

Anthony Federov rose to fame as the fourth place finalist on season four of American Idol. As a singer/songwriter/actor he has released two solo CDs and several hit songs on iTunes. As a musical theatre performer, Federov has appeared in productions of The Fantasticks and Rent (both off Broadway), The Sound of Music, Les Misérables, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, among others.

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. For information about upcoming CIP events, including Night After the Tonys (June 12) and Broadway Under the Stars (October 7), both at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre, and to purchase tickets, visit www.ChrisIsaacsonPresents.com.

Michael Griffiths’ In Vogue: Songs by Madonna is presented in association with Martinis Above Fourth in San Diego. The January 26 performance will begin at 8pm. Doors open at 6pm for cocktail and dinner service (minimums apply) and admission is $25 (www.MartinisAboveFourth.com or www.ChrisIsaacsonPresents.com). Martinis Above Fourth is located at 3940 Fourth Avenue between Washington Street and University Avenue in San Diego, 92103.

At Catalina Bar & Grill, Griffiths’ In Vogue: Songs by Madonna plays Sunday, January 29 at 7:30pm. Doors open at 6pm for cocktail and dinner service. Andrea McArdle’s ‘70s & Sunny plays Monday, February 13 at 8:30pm and doors open at 7pm. Food and drink minimums apply. Admission for the shows at Catalina Bar & Grill is $25—$35, and VIP seating ($50) is available. For the Los Angeles shows, purchases made before January 28 receive a $5 discount, and online purchases will receive priority seating. Tickets may be obtained online at www.ChrisIsaacsonPresents.com or www.TicketWeb.com, or by calling (866) 468-3399. Catalina Bar & Grill is located at 6725 Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, 90028.

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01-23-17

PHOTO CREDITS:
MICHAEL GRIFFITHS
ANDREA McARDLE: Photo by Grace Rainer Long.

NEWS RELEASE — DONNA McKECHNIE: SAME PLACE, ANOTHER TIME — FRI 8/5 & SAT 8/6 at CATALINA BAR & GRILL in HOLLYWOOD

“A mix of high-sheen professionalism and raw vulnerability make an evening with Donna McKechnie quite a singular sensation.” — The New York Times

LEGENDARY TONY AWARD-WINNING BROADWAY STAR
DONNA McKECHNIE
Same Place, Another Time

TWO SHOWS ONLY
FRIDAY & SATURDAY
AUGUST 5 & 6
CATALINA BAR & GRILL IN HOLLYWOOD

Donna McKechnieChris Isaacson Presents has announced that legendary Tony Award-winning Broadway star Donna McKechnie will bring her show Same Place, Another Time to the Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood for two performances only on Friday, August 5 and Saturday, August 6 at 8:30pm.

Tony Award-winning star of A Chorus Line Donna McKechnie is regarded internationally as one of Broadway’s foremost dancing and singing leading ladies. Her Broadway shows include How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Sondheim—A Musical Tribute (which she also choreographed), On the Town, Promises, Promises, Company, and State Fair (1996 Fred Astaire Award for Best Female Dancer). McKechnie has starred in numerous productions in London’s West End including Promises, Promises, Company, No Way to Treat a Lady, Can-Can, and Follies. She starred in Bob Fosse’s last production, the 1987 National Tour of Sweet Charity (Helen Hayes Award nomination). Regional credits include Irma La Douce, Cabaret, Threepenny Opera, The Goodbye Girl, Mack and Mabel, Annie Get Your Gun, Gypsy, I Do! I Do!, and her own one-woman musical Inside the Music. Most recently she created the musical staging for Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks starring Leslie Caron at the Laguna Playhouse. McKechnie’s memoir, Time Steps—My Musical Comedy Life, was published by Simon and Schuster.

Special guests will include Greg Safel making his LA cabaret debut in celebration of his new CD Visible (LML Music), and local favorite Jeffrey Scott Parsons, a musical theatre star working on the boards across the United States and internationally. Some of his many credits include West Side Story, White Christmas, Cabaret, Dames at Sea, 42nd Street, Glory Days, and Forever Plaid.

Chris Isaacson Presents (CIP) has created, produced, and promoted over 600 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 including Adam Lambert, Lea Michele, Neil Patrick Harris, Grammy Award-winners Paula Cole, Richard Marx, Sergio Mendes, and more. Earlier this year, CIP produced the “Food & Friends—Vibiana” charitable event honoring Grammy Award-winning rock icons Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo. The event at Los Angeles’s downtown hot-spot Vibiana, was hosted by Emmy-Award-winner Lisa Kudrow and included performances by UCLA’s Scattertones, Nickelodeon’s Ashley Argota, and High School Musical star Corbin Bleu. “Food & Friends” raised over $400,000 for the Nexus Scholarship Award that supports elite clinician/research neuroscientists in UCLA’s M.D. and Ph.D. Psychiatry Residency research training programs. CIP’s most recent event — Broadway Under the Stars: Celebrating the 35th Anniversary of “Dreamgirls” — was a complete sellout at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre in Hollywood. The evening starred original Dreamgirls Sheryl Lee Ralph, Loretta Devine, and Jennifer Holliday, and featured special guests Perez Hilton and Mary Wilson (a founding member of The Supremes). For information about upcoming CIP events, including Peisha McPhee & Sergiu Tuhutziu‘s Chopin Meets Broadway (September 30 & October 1), and Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp (October 25 & 26), visit www.ChrislsaacsonPresents.com.

Donna McKechnie: Same Place, Another Time will play two performances at the Catalina Bar & Grill on Friday, August 5 and Saturday, August 6 at 8:30pm. Doors open at 7pm for cocktail and dinner service (minimums apply). Admission is $30—$40, and VIP seating ($50) is available. Purchases made before July 29 receive a $5 discount, and online purchases will receive priority seating. Tickets may be obtained by visiting www.TicketWeb.com or www.ChrisIsaacsonPresents.com, or by calling (866) 468-3399. Catalina Bar & Grill is located at 6725 Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, 90028.

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07-15-16

Donna McKechnie. PHOTO BY CAROL ROSEGG.

 

NEWS RELEASE — CHRIS ISAACSON PRESENTS ANNOUNCES FULL SPRING SLATE

CHRIS ISAACSON PRESENTS
ANNOUNCES
FULL SLATE OF ENTERTAINMENT FOR SPRING 2016
FEATURING
RICHARD SHELTON, NATHAN LEE GRAHAM,
THELMA HOUSTON, LIZ CALLAWAY,
AND FRENCHIE DAVIS

CIP 2016 rosterChris Isaacson Presents has announced a full slate of spring entertainment, beginning with acclaimed British actor/singer Richard Shelton, followed by Grammy Award-winner and Zoolander 2 star Nathan Lee Graham, Grammy Award-winner and Motown legend Thelma Houston, Tony Award-nominated actress/singer Liz Callaway, and the inimitable song stylist Frenchie Davis.

Richard Shelton is a Los Angeles-based British film, television, and theatre actor and acclaimed singer. In the UK, Shelton is best known for playing the charmingly murderous role of Dr. Adam Forsythe on ITV’s long-running drama Emmerdale and for his portrayal of Frank Sinatra in the award-winning drama Rat Pack Confidential in London’s West End. Shelton is widely acknowledged as one of the world’s leading interpreters of Frank Sinatra. He has recorded solo albums at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles and Abbey Road Studios in London. Celebrating the release of his new CD An Englishman in Love in LA, he will be appearing at Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood for one performance only on Thursday, March 24 at 8:30pm. Shelton will be joined by BMG artist and songwriter Carly Robyn Green. Having recorded over 100 songs for film and television, Green has been called the female Michael Bublé by AOL Music News.

Multi-talented star of stage, screen, and television Nathan Lee Graham can currently be seen in Paramount’s Zoolander 2 reprising his role of ‘Todd’ from the original cult hit, Zoolander. He has also been seen in hit films such as Sweet Home Alabama and Hitch. His television credits include Absolutely Fabulous, Scrubs, Law & Order: SVU and HBO’s The Comeback. On stage, Graham has originated roles on Broadway (The Wild Party, Priscilla Queen Of The Desert) and appeared Off-Broadway in Wig Out!, Hit the Wall, and The Hunger Artists. A consummate concert performer, he won a 2005 Grammy Award for Best Classical Album. Graham will perform his new show, You Oughta Be In Pictures, once only on Thursday, April 21 at 8:30pm at Catalina Bar & Grill.

Grammy Award-winning legend Thelma Houston returns to Catalina Bar & Grill after two sold-out shows in October 2015. Houston began her career singing for Capitol Records with The Art Reynolds Singers and then as a solo artist. Her debut album “Sunshower” for ABC/Dunhill, was released in 1969 and spawned four hit singles. Her rise to fame with Motown Records is chronicled in My Motown: Music, Memories, and More as Houston takes her audience on a musical and inspirational journey that tells the story of her illustrious and fascinating career. She shares intimate stories and behind-the-scenes adventures against a tapestry of 23 classic Motown hits including “Heatwave,” “I Second That Emotion,” “Nowhere to Run,” “I Wish,” “Do You Know Where You’re Going To,” “Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing,” her number one international hit “Don’t Leave Me This Way,” and more. Friday, April 29 and Saturday, April 30 — both shows at 8:30pm.

On Monday, May 9 at 8:30pm, Tony Award-nominee and Emmy Award-winner Liz Callaway will perform at Catalina Bar & Grill celebrating the West Coast release of her latest CD, “The Essential Liz Callaway.” Callaway made her Broadway debut in Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along (1981) and she performed in the Lincoln Center concert production of Follies with the New York Philharmonic. Other stage credits include Baby (Tony Award nomination), The Three Musketeers, The Spitfire Grill, Sunday in the Park with George, Evita, Cats, Miss Saigon, and The Look of Love. Callaway’s highly anticipated compilation album includes her definitive recordings of “Meadowlark,” “The Story Goes On,” the Oscar-nominated “Journey To The Past” and five brand new tracks spanning her three-decade career. Callaway will also be appearing for one performance only at Martini’s Above Fourth in San Diego on Tuesday, May 10 at 8pm.

Frenchie Davis is known for her powerhouse vocals and commanding stage presence. She was first noticed when she auditioned for Fox TV’s American Idol and her success on the show launched her rise to fame quickly. Davis was in the Broadway cast of Rent for four years and then toured the West Coast playing Effie White in Dreamgirls and later toured with Ruben Studdard in the 30th Anniversary revival of Ain’t Misbehavin’. She was also one of the top finalists on NBC’s The Voice. Davis will release her long awaited CD debut, produced by Chris Willis, this year. With musical direction by Nick Petrillo, The Frenchie Experience will be an evening of pop and soul cabaret featuring innovative and soulful arrangements of songs spanning every decade. One performance only on Tuesday, May 17 at 8:30pm at Catalina Bar & Grill.

Tickets for all shows are on sale now and may be purchased online at www.ChrisIsaacsonPresents.com or www.ticketweb.com or by phone (LA shows) at (866) 468-3399. To purchase by phone for Liz Callaway at Martini’s Above Fourth in San Diego, call (619) 400-4500.

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03-17-16