Tony’s Dean Martin Tribute in Ridgefield
Join Tony and friends as they salute Dino by performing a tribute to Dean’s fabulous television show. This show will be performed with classic style featuring Jillian Snow Harris as Liza Minelli and Judy Garland, Barbara Ayars as Rosemary Clooney and Tony Starlight as Dean Martin.
The second set is a tribute to Dino’s legendary nightclub act performed at the Sand’s Hotel in Las Vegas, (complete with outdated jokes about booze!)
Old Liberty Theater
113 North Main Avenue
Ridgefield, WA 98642
For tickets, call (360) 887-7260
Tony Starlight: vocals
Barbara Ayars: vocals
Jillian Snow Harris: vocals
Bo Ayars: piano
Ted Swenson: bass
Jeff Abbott: drums
Nick O’Donnell: guitar
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.
BARBARA AYARS has been performing before audiences most of her life, either as a soloist or background vocalist. While in Las Vegas she was sought after as both a lead singer and vocalist for several revues, including the award-winning “A Bare Touch of Vegas.” She provided background vocals for Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme at Caesar’s Palace, Diahann Carroll at the Dunes, and Donna Fargo at the Las Vegas Hilton, and was a featured soloist with pianist Esquivel. Barbara toured with both Bobby Vinton and Mary Macgregor, and has appeared on “The Tonight Show,” “The Merv Griffin Show,” and “The Dinah Shore Show.” Barbara has been heard on commercial jingles for Minnesota Tourism, Dairy Queen, and General Mills, among others. She recorded with Bill Cosby, and appeared on the soundtrack for He Lived the Good Life, a Christian musical. She was the featured artist on several cruise ships both on the Columbia River and in Alaska, and is now performing regularly at the Tony Starlight Showroom