Tony’s Mother’s Day Brunch with Liberace, Tom Jones, Liza & Neil Diamond
With special guests David Saffert as Liberace and Jillian Snow Harris as Liza Minnelli and Judy Garland
Bring mom out for brunch and an afternoon of LEGENDS! Tony Starlight will portray Neil Diamond and Tom Jones, while special guest stars David Saffert and Jillian Snow Harris bring to life such legendary performers as Liberace, Liza Minnelli and Judy Garland. There will also be a few surprises!
Tony, Jillian and David are skilled entertainers whose spontaneity make each show an event. They are highly accomplished musicians and singers who are faithful to the music, but unlike some “tribute shows” they know how to have a good time!
Watch David and Jillian in action:
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,” “A Liberace & Liza Christmas,” and is currently a featured guest at Tony Starlight’s Showroom portraying not only Liza, but also Bernadette Peters, Eartha Kitt, and Judy Garland.
DAVID SAFFERT, like Liberace, is a classically trained pianist from Wisconsin. What started out as a stunt has turned into a passionate display of music and entertainment. David’s mission is to give audiences the ultimate Liberace experience. From elaborate costumes to painstakingly researched piano transcriptions, David hones in on Liberace’s piano playing, speech, and mannerisms, to deliver the most honest portrayal of “Mr. Showmanship.” As Liberace, David has performed at Tony Starlight’s Showroom, Curious Comedy Theater, Portland Art Museum, Theatre Vertigo, University of Wisconsin-Superior, Coho Theater (“A Liberace & Liza Christmas”), and on Late Night Action w/ Alex Falcone. He maintains a marvelous partnership with ALL CLASSICAL PORTLAND and has been featured on live broadcasts of Robert McBride’s “Thursday’s @ 3.”
“Mr. Showmanship reborn” – Duluth News Tribune
“(Liberace) in my memory looks exactly like Liberace impersonator David Saffert.” – Broadway World
Tony Starlight: Vocals and Acoustic Guitar
Bo Ayars: Pianist
Toby Reuter-Harrah: Drums
Brett McConnell: Bass
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 on day of show.
Premier Dinner & Show $74 (private table close to stage)
Standard Dinner & Show $64
General Admission / Show Only $30 (Bar-height seating, limited small-plate menu available, $10 minimum per guest)
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. A $2.50 order fee is added to each ticket. At the Showroom, a $4 per person dinner service charge is added to all guest checks. This does not apply to show-only guests.
Special Mother’s Day Menu
Organic strawberries, goat cheese and pulverized almonds tossed with spring mix in a champagne vinaigrette
Fresh baked croissants served with house-made apricot and blackberry preserves
Manchego and asparagus quiche topped with an heirloom tomato and parsley relish
Applewood bacon or vegetarian sausage
Fresh cut fruit salad
Arrival Timeline for Mother’s Day Brunch
Dinner & Show Package
Seating begins no earlier than 12 PM
Brunch Service begins approx. 12:45 PM
Please call if delayed after 12:45 PM
Show begins at 2:00 PM
General Admission Show Only Seating
Seating begins no earlier than 1 PM
Arrive any time between 1:00 – 2:00 PM
Enjoy beverages from our wine and cocktail menus, and small plate menu