Tony Starlight’s Tribute to Television
A comprehensive tribute to the idiot box with the All-Star Horns!
Ernie Kovacs once quipped, “Television is a medium, so called because it is neither rare nor well-done.” This may be true, but TV THEME SONGS ARE GREAT! Through music, monologues and sing-alongs, Tony will take you on a journey through the wonderful world of television and the era of classic theme songs. “The Greatest American Hero”, “Mary Tyler Moore”, “Wonder Woman”, “The Love Boat”, “Cheers” and “Family Ties (Without Us)”. Classic instrumentals like the themes from “The Pink Panther”, “Star Trek”, “Mission Impossible” and “Hawaii 5-0”.
We’ll also venture further into the weird mind of Tony Starlight. Could the Red Hot Chili Peppers sing the Brady Bunch? What TV theme sounds the most like a song by The Cure? Or Green Day? Or The Smiths? And what’s “Tears for Cheers” supposed to mean, anyway?
These are the folk songs of a generation. Sing-along to “The Brady Bunch”, “The Munsters”, “Gilligan’s Island” and even “Schoolhouse Rock”. Snap along to “The Addams Family”. Even the commercials had great songs! “Get your skis shined up, grab a stick of Juicy Fruit, the taste is gonna move ya…” OR “So tonight, tonight, let it be Lowenbrau…”
This show will be a multimedia trip down memory lane you won’t want to miss, performed by an All-Star eight piece band led by the Maestro Bo Ayars.
Tony Starlight: Vocals and Acoustic Guitar
Bo Ayars: Pianist and Band Leader
Barbara Ayars: vocals
Ted Swenson: Bass
Toby Retuer-Harrah: Drums
Nick O’Donnell: Electric Guitar
Paul Mazzio: Trumpet
Tom Hill: Trombone
Lee Elderton: Alto
Ward Baxter: Tenor
Sean Chiles: Lighting
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
General Admission Reserved $30 (Bar height seating close 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) Cider braised pork shoulder: Braised pork shoulder with pears and caramelized onion relish, served with Classic Foods fresh elbow macaroni and cheese with truffle oil
B) Sweet corn salmon: Seared salmon topped with a sweet corn velouté sauce of lemon, butter, garlic, white wine and stock, served with Classic Foods fresh elbow macaroni and cheese with truffle oil
C) Acorn squash moussaka with soy milk béchamel and charred tomato sauce (vegan, gluten-free)
All entrees served with a root vegetable medley, bread, house salad, and dessert.
Arrival Timelines & Service Fees for Tony’s Tribute to Television
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)