CHRIS ISAACSON PRESENTS
MICHAEL GRIFFITHS —
IN VOGUE: SONGS BY MADONNA
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.
Michael 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 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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ANDREA McARDLE: Photo by Grace Rainer Long.