Dead Legends Halloween Party
Our Halloween show this year will feature such “dearly departeds” as Liberace, Elvis, Sinatra, Judy Garland, Marlene Dietrich, Dean Martin, Eartha Kitt, Bobby Darin, Johnny Cash, and many more.
Featuring special guest artists David Saffert and Jillian Snow Harris!
Join us for some macabre fun and dark humor as we salute our favorite artists who have gone on to the big stage in the sky. David and Jillian recently made a big splash at the world famous nightclub Feinstein’s in San Francisco, resulting in some pretty good ink from the Chronicle.
“The show celebrated the immense talent and quirky personas of Liberace and Liza while playing upon an imaginary friendship between the two. Saffert and Harris, who’ve performed together for years, played their Liberace and Liza beautifully off one another… Saffert has devoted serious time to developing piano skills that rival Liberace’s. He didn’t just impersonate the pianist, he really embodied his whole spirit.”
– San Francisco Chronicle
For those who are inclined to dress up: Come dressed as your favorite DEAD LEGEND and you may win valuable prizes!
JILLIAN SNOW HARRIS is a singer and actor who graduated from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City. She has worked predominately in comedy, gracing the stages of Gotham Comedy Club, the Laugh Factory, and Comix NYC as a Liza Minnelli impersonator. After seeing her perform, Michael Musto of the Village Voice said, “This could open up Minnelli to a whole new audience!” Jillian temporarily hung up the Liza wig when she was offered the part of Janis Joplin in the Off-Broadway production of “27 Heaven.” Soon after, her love for portraying those for whom she idolized became a fruitful and fulfilling venture. Eventually, Jillian fled New York so she could get some sleep and found exile in Portland, Oregon. She was recently featured in the U.S. premiers of Liza, Liza, Liza, Liberace & Liza Christmas! A Tribute, and is currently a featured guest at Tony Starlight’s Showroom portraying not only Liza, but also Bernadette Peters, Eartha Kitt, and Judy Garland.
“I like Liza now!” – John Cameron Mitchell
“Harris’s comic timing and Liza impression are spot on.” – Duluth News Tribune
DAVID SAFFERT, like Liberace, is a classically trained pianist from Wisconsin. He has been seen on stage in sketch comedy, improv, solo piano concerts, and in his very own music & comedy variety shows. David has worked as a pianist (sans sequins) with such organizations as the Guthrie Theater (MN), Oregon Ballet Theatre, Portland Opera, Oregon Symphony, and the Interlochen Arts Camp.
Some of David’s favorite Liberace tribute highlights have been at Feinstein’s at the Nikko (CA), Tony Starlight’s Showroom (OR), Portland talk show Late Night Action w/ Alex Falcone, OPB’s Think Out Loud, and on All Classical Portland radio’s live broadcasts of Thursday’s @ 3. He appeared as the featured guest on two Under the Vegas Sun television episodes which were filmed at the Liberace Mansion in Las Vegas.
“Saffert has devoted serious time to developing piano skills that rival Liberace’s. He didn’t just impersonate the pianist, he really embodied his whole spirit.” – San Francisco Chronicle
“I don’t know if I’ve ever heard Liberace played like that other than the last time I heard Liberace play like that.” – Steve Schorr; Host & Producer of Under the Vegas Sun
Tony Starlight: Vocals
Bo Ayars: Piano
Dennis Caiazza: Bass
Micah Hummel: Drums
Sean Chiles: Lighting director
Aaron Berryman: Sound and video
Tickets to all shows sold in advance. Walk-ups day of show may be available. Call (503) 517-8584 for tickets after 4 pm on day of show.
Premier Dinner & Show $75 (private table close to stage)
Standard Dinner & Show $65
Show Only Reserved $30 (Bar height seating close to stage, small plate menu available, $10 minimum)
Show Only General Admission $30 (Bar height seating, small plate menu available, $10 minimum)
Ticketing Fees: $5 per ticket for Premier and Standard Dinner & Show; $3.50 per ticket for General Admission.
For parties of eight or more, please call (503) 517-8584 to make your reservation. There is a 5% discount for parties of 8 or more. There is a 10% discount for parties of 16 or more. Subject to availability.
Clicking “Purchase Tickets” directs you to the Arts People website, where you’ll select seats, choose entrees, and pay by credit card.
Entree choices for this performance
You will be asked to make your selection upon purchase.
A) Sweet corn salmon: Seared salmon topped with a velouté sauce (notes of lemon, butter, garlic, and cream, dotted with kernels of sweet corn) and served with Asiago polenta (gluten-free)
B) Coq au vin: Chicken thigh braised with brandy, red wine, pancetta, mirepoix and crimini mushrooms, served with Asiago polenta (gluten-free)
C) Acorn squash moussaka: Roasted acorn squash filled with a charred tomato and mixed vegetable moussaka filling. Topped with vegan ricotta (vegan/gluten-free)
All entrees served with seasonal vegetables, house salad, bread with herbed butter, and dessert.
Arrival Timelines & Service Fees for Dead Legends Halloween Party
Premier and Standard Dinner & Show Packages
Seating begins no earlier than 6 PM
Dinner Service begins approx. 6:45 PM
Please call if delayed after 6:45 PM
Show begins at 8:00 PM
There will be a $4 service charge per guest added to your bar tab at the show — this is a baseline gratuity for your dinner service. Please tip appropriately for beverage service.
Show Only General Admission & Reserved Seating
Seating begins no earlier than 7 PM
Arrive any time between 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Enjoy beverages from our wine and cocktail menus, and small plate menu.
There will be a $10 food/beverage minimum at the show. Please tip appropriately for food/beverage service.
$15 per 750 mL
$30 per Magnum (1,500 mL)