Chris Isaacson has announced that Upright Cabaret's AMERICAN ICON Series ends another stunning season with VIVA LAS VEGAS - a presentation of personality and pop that honors the flashiest performers of all time: Elvis, Cher and Elton John.
Dazzling multi-media sets the stage as special Guest Host Jimmy James sets the slinky mood with impersonations of Vegas' biggest notables like Judy, Bette, Eartha and even Cher. Then, get naughty under the lights as larger-than-life voices scintillate #1 smash hits like Suspicious Minds, Jailhouse Rock, Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves, If I Could Turn Back Time, Benny & The Jets, Your Song and more.
Stage and Screen star Patrick Cassidy will be joining NBC's SMASH star Leslie Odom, Jr. ("SMASH," George Lucas' "Red Tails," Broadway: Leap of Faith) leads an all-star cast including Chad Doreck (iCarly, "Grease: You're The One That I Want"), Arielle Jacobs (Broadway: In The Heights) and recording artist Karissa Noel for this One Night Only special event. Led by Music Director Jamieson Trotter with the Upright Cabaret band.
This highly acclaimed series is now performing at four venues: in Hollywood at the Catalina Jazz Club, in Palm Springs at the Annenberg Theater, at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and Thousand Oaks Scherr Forum Theatre! Mr. Odom, Jr. will be appearing in Thousand Oaks at the Scherr Forum Theatre and in Hollywood at the Catalina Jazz Club only.
L.A.'s famed Upright Cabaret showcases the "next generation" of world-class performers with this NEW series entitled the "American Icon Series". Now in its third smash year, these evenings feature stars from American Idol to Broadway singing the #1 hits of our American Music Icons including Diana Ross, Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, Elton John, Carole King and more.
Upright Cabaret boasts one of the most extensive and diverse rosters of talent in the country with alumni including Frenchie Davis ("The Voice"), Adam Lambert ("American Idol"), Lea Michele ("Glee"), Neil Patrick Harris ("How I Met Your Mother"), Tony Award® winner Lea Salonga, Grammy® winners Paula Cole and Taylor Dayne plus cast members from over 75 Broadway productions including Wicked, Rent, Jersey Boys and Spamalot.
Patrick Cassidy - Recreated the role his father Jack Cassidy originated in 1966, in the Dallas Theater Center's production of It's a Bird It's a Plane It's Superman. He then went on to star opposite Patti LuPone in Annie Get Your Gun for the Ravinia Theater Festival, directed by Lonny Price. On Broadway he was last seen as Julian Marsh in 42nd Street, in Elton John's Aida (as well as the national tour for which he won the 2002 National Broadway Theater Award for Best Actor in a Touring Musical), Annie Get Your Gun, Pirates of Penzance, and Leader of the Pack. He originated the role of the Balladeer in Stephen Sondheim's Assassins at Playwrights Horizons and appeared in Lady in the Dark at City Center's Encores! National tours include Joseph in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in 2000 and again in 2006. Regionally, he has been seen in Conrack (Helen Hayes nomination) at Ford's Theater, Martin Guerre at the Hartford Stage, and The End of the Day at Williamstown Theatre Festival. Los Angeles appearances include: I Love My Wife and Threepenny Opera for Reprise (Garland Award for Best Actor in a Musical); Bobby in Company with Carol Burnett; Love Letters; and Assassins (LATC). Other theatre credits include: The Music Man at the Kennedy Center which he directed and starred in.Carousel, Little Shop of Horrors, and Camelot. His films include Longtime Companion, I'll Do Anything, I Won't Dance and Burning Love. He starred in the TV miniseries Dress Grey (Emmy nomination) and Napoleon & Josephine as well as TV movies-of-the-week Oklahoma City, Something in Common, Christmas Eve, How the West Was Fun, and Follow Your Heart.