Cabaret Preview: A BROADWAY CHRISTMAS (Upright Cabaret at Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood)

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by Tony Frankel on December 15, 2014

in Theater-Los Angeles


bruce-vilanch-the-82nd-annual-hollywood-christmasUnder boughs of holly and multi-media of silver and gold, stars and snowflakes will glitter as Upright Cabaret combines the Best of Broadway with the Carols of Christmas for the ninth annual A Broadway Christmas, which plays this Wednesday & Thursday, Dec. 17 & 18, at 8:30. Along with the extraordinary vocal talent of the performers, brassy horns and sentimental strings will create a wonderland of cheerful songs and melodies gregorynaboursguaranteed to bring on the holiday spirit.

Chris Isaacson and Ryan O’Connor, co-producers of the festive event, have brought on board as host, Bruce “Oneway Unnyfay Uckerfay” Vilanch, who wrote for 23 Oscar telecasts, spent 6 years on The Hollywood Squares, and played Edna Turnblad in Broadway’s Hairspray. And while not nearly as good-looking as Vilanch, the ubiquitous goodtime guy Gregory Nabours—composer, lyricist, and founding member of Coeurage Theatre Company—will supply the musical direction.

Zaiya © Rob Gregg PhotographyEven days before the event, hot singers are being added to the insane amount of talent. Stacy Francis (X-Factor finalist) and Nick Adams (Wicked) have just joined the all-star cast. There are so many extraordinarily good-looking ornaments in this Christmas ensemble that Hollywood’s Catalina Bar & Grill may have to find a bigger tree, yet more talent may be announced.

Along with Francis and Adams, previously announced stars scheduled to perform are (in alphabetical order) Jill Marie Burke, Candice Clasby, Will Collyer, Laura Dickinson, Shane Facchinello, Anthony Fedorov, Kate Harmon, Sheila Karls, Ashley Fox Linton, Jacob Lusk, Jennifer Paz, Matthew Ryan Pest, Jonah Platt, Carla Renata, Amber Snead, Kasi Sunshine, Jeffrey Christopher Todd, Zach Villa, Brandon Wardell, and Zaiya.

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A Broadway Christmas
Upright Cabaret
Catalina Bar & Grill
6725 West Sunset Blvd.
Wed Dec 17, 2014, at 8:30 pm
Thurs Dec 18, 2014, at 8:30 pm

single entrée or 2 drink minimum
for tickets, call (866) 468-3399 or visit

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