Dean Martin Christmas Special
Christmas with Dino and friends!
Special guest artists Barbara Ayars, David Saffert and Jillian Snow Harris join Tony to bring the spirit of the great Dean Martin Variety Christmas shows to life.
This is one of our favorite shows at The Tony Starlight Showroom! The first set is a tribute to The Dean Martin TV Variety Show, complete with special guests stars and comedy routines. Barbara Ayars, Jillian Snow Harris and David Saffert will join Tony as they perform songs and sketches, portraying such artists as Rosemary Clooney, Judy Garland, Liberace, Liza Minelli and more, all in the spirit of Dino’s legendary variety television show.
The short second set will be a tribute to Dino’s famous Las Vegas nightclub act that he performed at the Sands Hotel and later the MGM, complete with song parodies and delightfully outdated jokes.
JILLIAN SNOW HARRIS is a singer and actor who resides in Portland, OR. She is a brazen redhead that never takes out the trash without her lipstick on. She received her degree in New York City for Musical Theatre, where she worked predominately in comedy, gracing the stages of Gotham Comedy Club, the Laugh Factory, and Comix NYC. She played Janis Joplin in the Off-Broadway production of 27 Heaven, and was also featured in the Village Voice, praised by Michael Musto, as “the first biological woman to ever do Liza!” In Portland, she recently performed in the Fertile Grounds Festival with her talented friends David Saffert and Mr. Bo Ayars. Today you can catch her at either Tony Starlight’s new Showroom or at most Drag queen bars in the Portland area.
DAVID SAFFERT, like Liberace, is from the great state of Wisconsin. As a pianist he has worked at the Interlochen Arts Camp, Guthrie Theater, Theatre de la Jeune Lune, and Oregon Ballet Theatre. He currently works with Portland Opera. His Liberace has been part of Portland’s Fertile Ground Festival and has made appearances with Bag & Baggage Productions and Theatre Vertigo. David has been thrilled to perform as Liberace on All Classical Portland’s “Thursdays @ 3” and he maintains a partnership with this terrific station. Future projects include symphony appearances and a performance at Liberace’s Las Vegas mansion.
Tony Starlight: Vocals and Drinking Jokes
Bo Ayars: Keyboard
Barbara Ayars: Vocals
Jillian Snow Harris: Vocals
David Saffert: Piano and Vocals
Dennis Caiazza: Bass
Micah Hummel/Toby Reuter-Harrah: Drums
Sean Chiles: Lighting director
Aaron Berryman/Joni DeRouchie: 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 closer to stage)
Standard Dinner & Show $65
General Admission Reserved $30 (Bar height, stool seating closer to stage, small plate menu available, $10 minimum)
General Admission Show Only $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) Slow-braised beef short ribs topped with a cabernet demi-glace
B) Chicken Parmigiana – Breaded chicken cutlet topped with fresh marinara, parmesan, mozzarella, and basil chiffonade
C) Wild mushrooms, shallots, jackfruit and fresh herbs slow-simmered in a sauvignon blanc ragout (vegan, gluten-free)
All entrees served with sweet potato mash and seasonal vegetables, bread, house salad, and dessert.
Arrival Timelines & Service Fees for It’s a Tony Starlight Christmas
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.
General Admission Show Only 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)