Archive for June, 2012

VIVA LAS DIVAS: FREE admission July 11th –Tonight only “LADIES ONLY NIGHT” FREE admission

July 11, 2012
8:00 pm

JULY 11th is LADIES ONLY NIGHT and it’s FREE !

Also, FREE Admission to any men who wear anything girly;  even a feather, flower or earring will qualify!

This is not your stale old “drag” show, but a night of ILLUSION and glamour rarely seen in Denver. The “gals” of Viva Las Divas will step up the game in a show that is glitter and glitz, comedy, camp and more.

This “second Wednesday of each month” show is hosted by two of the most prestigious and talented female illusion artists this side of the Mississippi.  The beloved (and they’re best friends, too!), Alexandra Winters and Harley Quinn!

Whether performing like whirling dervishes, regular ole “hell on heels,” or dishing out quips and comebacks to their audiences, working a crowd is nothing new to these two pros.

Alexandra is best known in the “art of illusion” circuit for her spot on performances as the Divine Miss Midler and Harley has worked “her” magic on the gay rodeo circuit across America (albeit with more a Rodeo Drive touch).  Together they bring over 10 feet of comic timing and pageant queen sizzle to the stage.

Yes, you’ll see the classics like Cher, but also Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, Drag Kings and even a national touring guest artist from time to time.

The night gives a nod and warm salute to all the incredibly talented illusion artists that have graced the stages of Las Vegas, New York and Paris.  VIVA LAS DIVAS!

There will be featured guest artists and stars who will perform variety numbers in diverse garb and drag.  Some of these guest artists include:

FELONY MISDEMEANOR (former Miss Gay El Paso) Whether it’s Beyonce, Janet Jackson or something completely unexpected, this drag superstar will keep you smiling.

“POP PRINCESS” – SASHA ANDREWS, the youngest, the rebel, brings a touch of Taylor Swift or Avril Lavigne to the show.

VENUS SEXTON really sings! Calling up Etta James and Billie Holiday or working a mean Mariah Carey.

KIERA SEXTON (former Miss Gay Colorado) is known for her glamorous nods to Rihanna and Jennifer Lopez.

MR. BOOTZY EDWARD COLLYNZ, the drag KING amongst the divas, will dance his way into your heart with Usher, Rick James or Chuck Berry.  Amazing!

PHOTO CREDITS:  9th Circle Photography and Norman Dillon Photography

(Presented the second Wednesday of every month)

SHOWTIME AND TICKETS
 Wednesday, July 11th at 8pm
FREE ADMISSION to ALL GALS and any man WEARING anything GIRLY  (Even a feather, flower or one earring will qualify!) Reservations will only be held until 7:15pm the night of the show. After that, all seating is first come, first served based on availability.

Lannie Garrett’s Beatles to Bacharach: Songs of a Generation

June 2, 2012
8:00 pm

ALL NEW SHOW!

Saturdays, June through August at 8pm

Hi all, it’s me, Lannie and I’m not feeling well this week, so my JUNE 2nd show has been postponed until next week.

BUT…..I still have a great night on the town for you: my friend, Leonard Barrett, Jr. (a most fabulous singer/entertainer) is going to fill in for me on:

SATURDAY, JUNE 2nd at 8pm and entertain you with:

“Unforgettable: The Songs of Nat King Cole: Mathis, Marvin and More.”

You may call the box office at 303-293-0075 to purchase tickets for $22 each for this special Nat King Cole tribute!

Several members of my band are on hand to back him up and assure you of a great night of music, memories and magic. You will love this show!

Thank you so much for understanding and see you next week!

For more information about Leonard E. Barrett, Jr., please click on the following link for his upcoming show, “Genius: A Musical Tribute to Ray Charles,” playing at Lannie’s Fridays in June.  http://lannies.com/?p=8759

Lannie and her fabulous quintet, The Errand Boys of Rhythm, are at it again with a brand new tribute show that Lannie calls, “Beatles to Bacharach:  Songs of a Generation.”  Lannie pays tribute to the music legacy, the songs of, The Beatles and Burt Bacharach, undoubtedly some of the most prolific and brilliant songwriters of the baby boomer generation and beyond.

ABOUT THE SHOW

In the first set, Lannie and the band give a nod to The Beatles’ songbook.  Lannie has chosen a collection of beloved tunes that range from ballad to country, from pop to rock.  Arranged by Lannie’s musical director/piano player, Justin Adams, the songs are new interpretations, but will still resonate with baby boomers, as well as young and old alike.  The lyrics, the melodies and the soul are all intact.  The music promises to warm your heart and bring back memories of the 1960s.

The second half of the show is all songs from the brilliant, Burt Bacharach.  From the literally hundreds of hit songs that Burt and his lyricist partner, Hal David have written, Lannie chose an assortment that will remind you of the prolific talent of this songwriting team.  She opens the set with a funky version of “Walk on By,” and closes the show with an audience shout out of “What the World Needs Now.”  You will hear familiar Bacharach tunes and a couple of his more obscure tunes that you might have forgotten.

As always, Lannie will weave stories and the history of the artists in between songs throughout the show.

MORE…

The costumes, the backdrop, and the stage have been specially designed by award winning designer and friend, Kevin Copenhaver.  The show will have a 1960s/’70s look and tone.

Join us for an evening of incredible songs and warm memories.  Whether you grew up with these songs or became a fan later on, their magic is sure to move you.

The show is open to ALL ages.

Written and produced by:  Lannie Garrett

Music arranged by:  Justin Adams

Costumes/Set designed by:  Kevin Copenhaver

SHOWTIMES AND TICKETS

TONIGHT, JUNE 2nd for the NAT KING COLE TRIBUTE – ONLY $22

For Beatles To Bacharach: Saturdays June, July and August at 8pm

Saturdays, June 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th

AND Saturdays, July 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th

AND Saturdays, August 4th, (no show on August 11th), 18th and 25th

Tickets: $35

 

A Dueling Pianos Party and Showcase

June 1, 2012
7:00 pm

Dueling Pianos presents a showcase for event planners, company party organizers, wedding couples, private party entertainment planners, hotels and venue event planners.  There is no charge to invitees to the show.  Tickets are on sale to the general public for $10 through Ticketmaster ONLY.

http://www.ticketmaster.com/Dueling-Pianos-Showcase-featuring-Caz-Bzdek-Jenn-Lane-tickets/artist/1737256

ABOUT DUELING PIANOS

The pianists of DUELING PIANOS have performed all-request shows in Nevada and Colorado including the casino, New York, New York in Las Vegas, Sing Sing in Denver, and The Reef Dueling Piano Bar & Grill in Boulder.  They also perform for private events.  Dueling Pianos performances set a party atmosphere complete with crowd interaction and comedy.  They are able to play thousands of popular requests instantly, involving everyone in signing, dancing and laughing.  No two shows are ever the same!

SHOWTIME AND TICKETS

Friday, June 1st at 7pm

Bella Diva Dance – Student Showcase: Belly, Mambo, Samba – Public welcome!

June 3, 2012
2:00 pm
April 17, 2013
8:00 pm

Come cheer on Denver’s new up and coming Bella Divas as they take the stage in this semi-annual student showcase! 

40 students will present their belly dance and Brazilian samba routines that they learned during their weekly classes with Bella Diva Dance.  Some students will even present solos and duets! 

Special professional guest artists will perform, including:  Sonia, Khadijah, and the Samba Squad.  This is sure to be a fun, high-energy event!

ABOUT BELLA DIVA DANCE
Bella Diva Dance is Denver’s best live Carnivale show!  Not only are audiences entranced by the sheer amount of shaking feathers, beads, and glitter, they can’t stop tapping their feet to those Samba and Belly Dance beats!  Dripping in feathers, glitz, and glamorous over-the-top gorgeous costumes, (worth the price of admission just to SEE ‘em) the lovely dancers from the acclaimed troupe, Bella Diva Dance, mesmerize audiences with scintillating & sensual dance numbers and “can’t sit still” rhythms and beats from all around the world!

WHAT THE CRITICS SAY:

“Just returned home from day one of PrideFest and ‘Holy Dancing Feathers, Batman,’  just when I thought I have seen it all. WOW!!!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Bella Diva Dance!!  These ladies are not to be missed!” - Brian D. Reed of Ah-Some Photography

SHOWTIME AND TICKETS

Wednesday, April 17th at 8pm
Doors at 7pm
Show at 8pm (please arrive prior to 8pm to be seated by showtime) 

TICKETS:  $10

Burlesque and Comedy – Lucky Deluxe Stars In: “Getting Lucky, A Stand-Up Show From A Lay-Down Lady”

June 17, 2012
7:30 pm

Making its debut in the 2011 Kansas City Fringe Festival, and winning a “Best Of Fringe” award that same year, “Getting Lucky” incorporates standup comedy, storytelling, audience participation, and burlesque performance into one cohesive hour-long show. 

STARRING LUCKY DELUXE

Lucky DeLuxe (Susanna Lee) has been seen and heard on: Last Comic Standing, Beverly Hills Brides, Girls Behaving Badly, America’s Court, and Sirius XM / Rawdogs Comedy Channel.

In 2011, Lucky performed at the Ventura Comedy Festival, New York Burlesque Festival, New Orleans Burlesque Festival, Kansas City Burlesque Festival, Colorado Burlesque Festival, and the Show Me Burlesque Festival, in addition to her regular touring schedule.

Lucky is a strong believer in, and a promoter of the power of artists retaining control over their own careers, she self-produces the bulk of her work, touring in grassroots fashion.  Deluxe is documenting the process of taking “Getting Lucky” on tour for future use in helping others do the same.  The show is being filmed as footage for her first DVD.  Lucky has been lauded for her original material, which is always personal, uncensored and charmingly honest.

***Click here for a video preview of Lucky DeLuxe!***

SHOWTIME AND TICKETS
Sunday, June 17th at 7:30pm
Doors open at 6:30pm
$10 in advance
$12 day of show

Pretty Things Peepshow: Nationally Touring Vaudeville Burlesque

June 27, 2012
8:00 pm

The Pretty Things Peepshow is bringing the Coney Island Boardwalk, Minsky’s House of Burlesque and a taste of vintage vaudeville to Lannie’s.  This girly road show features a bevy of beauties who breathe life into the amazing acts of yesteryear.  In this show, no 2 acts or 2 ladies are the same.

You’ll see sword swallowing, human blockhead, juggling, burlesque, the Chinese execution blade box, whip cracking, and more!

THE FABULOUS CAST

Sideshow Sensation, and host of the MTV Iggy show, Miss Heather Holliday

The Professional Provocateur, go-go Amy

The Dapper Dan of Danger, Donny Vomit

Straight from New Orleans, Miss Alley Ooops and her fabulous hoops

The Rockabilly Road Warrior, Eddy Price and th’EMPIRES performing their unique blend of sideshow, burlesque and Rockabilly known as Broadville Entertainment.

(Photo of Eddy Price courtesy of www.sniperphotography.com)

SHOWTIME AND TICKETS:

Wednesday, June 27th at 8pm

Doors: 7pm

$12 in Advance

$15 Day of Show

Brian Stinar’s: “Love Who You Love” (postponed until further notice)

June 23, 2012
2:00 pm
THIS PERFORMANCE HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
Brian just lost a dear friend this week and feels unable emotionally to perform his show and do it the justice it deserves.
We are going to reschedule at a later date.  Please check back.

A sweetly nostalgic and bawdy cabaret exploring a gay man’s romantic life journey.

A brilliant performer and singer, Brian Stinar has written a very personal show, a true labor of love.  Join us for the premiere performance of this delightful musical revue that celebrates romance, heartbreak and love through the eyes of a gay man.

ABOUT BRIAN

Opera singer, pop singer, tenor, Brian Stinar has received critical acclaim for his gorgeous voice, “powerful vocal artistry” and “engaging stage presence.”  His career has spanned over 30 leading roles nationwide and he has graced stages ranging from Santa Fe to Graz, Austria.
REGIONAL PERFORMANCES
His most recent regional appearances have included roles of Alfredo in “La Traviata” and Tamino in “Die Zauberflote” with Oklahoma Opera Theater, Don José in “Carmen” with Opera Theater of the Rockies, Canio in “I Pagliacci” and Manrico in “Il Trovatore” with Opera Fort Collins.  Equally at home on the concert stage, Stinar is heard in many pops concerts, musicals and oratorios ranging from Verdi’s “Requiem” to “Phantom of the Opera.”

The Pikes Peak Arts Council awarded Stinar the “2006 Best Solo Classical Music Performance” for his role as Calaf in “Turandot” with the Opera Theatre of the Rockies.

Come and enjoy an afternoon of songs and stories that explore the many bawdy, hysterical, and heartfelt facets of love.

TICKETS & SHOWTIME:

Saturday, June 23rd – CANCELLED
Doors Open: 1:30pm
Showtime:  2pm
Tickets:  $15

Singer/Cabaret artist: Gia Mora’s “Sweethearts & Singletons”

June 24, 2012
8:00 pm

Gia Mora turns her wit and intellectual prowess on an unlikely pairing of human languages–math and love. In her hilarious cabaret, she explores love in the digital age on a journey to the edges of the universe and the interior of your heart. She combines beloved standards with new songs and stories guaranteed to thrill and edify singletons and sweethearts alike.

ABOUT “SWEETHEARTS AND SINGLETONS”

Gia Mora is a nationally performing actor/vocalist.  In “Sweethearts and Singletons,” she brings us a new and delightful cabaret show that investigates the ‘science of love’ in the 21st century using two completely different human languages–mathematics and music. 
Journey with her as she gleefully explores the nearly indescribable beginnings of the universe and its mortal counterpart, the mysteries of falling in love.  Through a diverse collection of songs, stories, and silliness, Gia contemplates the realities of dating in the digital age–cyber stalking, sexting, spaghettification, and more.  Her show is a perfect reminder for singletons and sweethearts alike to laugh and make the most of every moment.

“Gia Mora constantly surprises with her many talents.  She is a gifted singer, lyricist, dancer, comedienne, actress and somewhat of an expert on theoretical physics.  She soared.” – Cabaret Scenes Magazine

ABOUT GIA MORA

A Colorado native, Miz Mora returns to Lannie’s with her fourth cabaret show.  She is a versatile performer who has headlined at venues across the United States including the M Bar in Los Angeles, Blues Alley in Washington, D.C., and Germano’s Trattoria in Baltimore.

Gia released her first CD, “Something Borrowed, Something Blue,” in 2009.  In addition to music, she has appeared in world premieres musicals at Ford’s Theatre, the Kennedy Center, Arena Stage, and MetroStage as well as shows at Shakespeare Theatre Company, the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, and the Signature Theatre.  Her web series, “Shrinkage,” begins its second season online this summer.

Visit www.GiaMora.com for videos and more!

“Graceful, elegant, incredible voice. She is phenomenal.” -Alexandria News

“Hilarious… Performs with the effervescence of champagne.” -Washington Post

“I can’t say enough about the marvelous Gia Mora who sings and dances and
possesses Lucille Ball-like comic timing.”
 
-DC Theatre Scene

PLEASE VIEW THIS PROMOTIONAL VIDEO FOR GIA’S SHOW

http://youtu.be/nG6FVYt0yyo

 

SHOWTIME AND TICKETS

Sunday, June 24th

Doors 7pm
Show 8pm

Tickets:  $20

Lannie Garrett’s Beatles to Bacharach: Songs/stories of the two of the greatest songwriting teams-Lennon/McCartney-Bacharach/David

ALL NEW SHOW!

Lannie and her fabulous quintet, The Errand Boys of Rhythm, are at it again with a brand new tribute show that Lannie calls, “Beatles to Bacharach:  Songs of a Generation.”  Lannie pays tribute to the music legacy, the songs of, The Lennon/McCartney and Burt Bacharach and lyricist, Hal David, undoubtedly some of the most prolific and brilliant songwriters of the baby boomer generation and beyond.

ABOUT THE SHOW

In the first set, Lannie and the band give a nod to The Beatles’ songbook.  Lannie has chosen a collection of beloved tunes that range from ballad to country, from pop to rock.  Arranged by Lannie’s musical director/piano player, Justin Adams, the songs are new interpretations, but will still resonate with baby boomers, as well as young and old alike.  The lyrics, the melodies and the soul are all intact.  The music promises to warm your heart and bring back memories of the 1960s.

The second half of the show is all songs from the brilliant, Burt Bacharach.  From the literally hundreds of hit songs that Burt and his lyricist partner, Hal David have written, Lannie chose an assortment that will remind you of the prolific talent of this songwriting team.  She opens the set with a funky version of “Walk on By,” and closes the show with an audience shout out of “What the World Needs Now.”  You will hear familiar Bacharach tunes and a couple of his more obscure tunes that you might have forgotten.

As always, Lannie will weave stories and the history of the artists in between songs throughout the show.

MORE…

The costumes, the backdrop, and the stage have been specially designed by award winning designer and friend, Kevin Copenhaver.  The show will have a 1960s/’70s look and tone.

Join us for an evening of incredible songs and warm memories.  Whether you grew up with these songs or became a fan later on, their magic is sure to move you.

The show is open to ALL ages.

Written and produced by:  Lannie Garrett

Music arranged by:  Justin Adams

Costumes/Set designed by:  Kevin Copenhaver

SHOWTIMES AND TICKETS

Tickets: $35

 

Lannie Garrett’s Beatles to Bacharach: Songs/stories of the two of the greatest songwriting teams-Lennon/McCartney-Bacharach/David

June 9, 2012
8:00 pm
June 16, 2012
8:00 pm
June 23, 2012
8:00 pm
June 30, 2012
8:00 pm
July 7, 2012
8:00 pm
July 14, 2012
8:00 pm
July 21, 2012
8:00 pm
July 28, 2012
8:00 pm
August 4, 2012
8:00 pm
August 18, 2012
8:00 pm
August 25, 2012
8:00 pm

ALL NEW SHOW!

Lannie and her fabulous quintet, The Errand Boys of Rhythm, are at it again with a brand new tribute show that Lannie calls, “Beatles to Bacharach:  Songs of a Generation.”  Lannie pays tribute to the music legacy, the songs of, The Lennon/McCartney and Burt Bacharach and lyricist, Hal David, undoubtedly some of the most prolific and brilliant songwriters of the baby boomer generation and beyond.

ABOUT THE SHOW

In the first set, Lannie and the band give a nod to The Beatles’ songbook.  Lannie has chosen a collection of beloved tunes that range from ballad to country, from pop to rock.  Arranged by Lannie’s musical director/piano player, Justin Adams, the songs are new interpretations, but will still resonate with baby boomers, as well as young and old alike.  The lyrics, the melodies and the soul are all intact.  The music promises to warm your heart and bring back memories of the 1960s.

The second half of the show is all songs from the brilliant, Burt Bacharach.  From the literally hundreds of hit songs that Burt and his lyricist partner, Hal David have written, Lannie chose an assortment that will remind you of the prolific talent of this songwriting team.  She opens the set with a funky version of “Walk on By,” and closes the show with an audience shout out of “What the World Needs Now.”  You will hear familiar Bacharach tunes and a couple of his more obscure tunes that you might have forgotten.

As always, Lannie will weave stories and the history of the artists in between songs throughout the show.

MORE…

The costumes, the backdrop, and the stage have been specially designed by award winning designer and friend, Kevin Copenhaver.  The show will have a 1960s/’70s look and tone.

Join us for an evening of incredible songs and warm memories.  Whether you grew up with these songs or became a fan later on, their magic is sure to move you.

The show is open to ALL ages.

Written and produced by:  Lannie Garrett

Music arranged by:  Justin Adams

Costumes/Set designed by:  Kevin Copenhaver

SHOWTIMES AND TICKETS

Tickets: $35

 

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