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In a throwback to party records of the 1950’s (Rusty Warren and Sophie Tucker), Sharon brings back this genre favorite. “When I first mentioned this theme as a joke, ” McNight says, “people came out of the woodwork to hum, whistle, and sing every under-the-table song they knew. It’s like I unleashed a busload of repressed Puritans.” McNight further warns, “This show contains adult language and content. Viewer discretion is advised.”
The unique program will include songs from Tom Lehrer, Randy Newman, Durwood Douche (accent on the e), a banned song by the late Chet Atkins (“Would Jesus Wear a Rolex”), and a tune by the unlikely offensive Stephen Sondheim (“I Never Do Anything Twice”).
The show has received rave notices, which prompted McNight to record the politically incorrect ditties on CD (Jezebel Music).
Sharon McNight made her Broadway debut in 1989 in Starmites, received a Tony nomination for her performance, and is the recipient of the coveted Theatre World Award for “Outstanding Broadway Debut.” She has played from the Moose Hall to Carnegie Hall, from San Francisco to Berlin.
She has five solo recordings to her credit, one of those being “The Sophie Tucker Songbook,” which contains the music of her one-woman Off-Broadway show, “RED HOT MAMA” based on the life of the first lady of show business. The Off-Broadway show opened the 2017 season of the Cinnabar Theatre, Petaluma, in January. The concert version of that show won the BroadwayWorld.com for best show. Her most recent award was the Bistro Award presented and produced by Backstage.com.
In addition, Sharon is most noted for her movie reenactment of The Wizard of Oz and for being one of the few real women to impersonate Bette Davis.
Doors open for dinner at 7:00 pm. Show is at 8:30pm. $40 ticket/$20 food and beverage minimum