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Sun, Oct 06


R3 Hotel

The Greatest ShowQueen

Tom Orr brings his latest satirical review back to Guernville and San Francisco. Featuring Musical Direction by the impressario Mr. Russell Deason. Tickets Guernville: Tickets Martuni's SF:

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The Greatest ShowQueen
The Greatest ShowQueen

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Oct 06, 2019, 7:00 PM

R3 Hotel, 16390 4th St, Guerneville, CA 95446, USA

About the event

THE GREATEST SHOWQUEEN! A New Musical Parody Revue Written & Performed by Tom Orr Directed by Marie Ruzicka Musical Direction & Accompaniment by Russell Deason

TWO SHOWS / SUNDAYS ONLY! 10/6 • R3 Hotel • Guerneville, CA 10/13 • Martuni's • San Francisco

On Tuesday, February 6, 2019, a brand new pop-up piano bar called IMPROMPTU! was set to launch at Main Street Bistro in Guerneville, with SF's Musical Comedy Cabaret Porn Star and Lyricist TOM ORR as MC and pianist-musical director RUSSELL DEASON at the "88s."

Instead that night the banks of the Russian River swelled and the town of Guerneville was flooded, leaving Orr and 3000+ others with no home. Returning to Seattle where he enjoyed early success 22 years ago with his award winning musical parody revue DIRTY LITTLE SHOWTUNES!, a  long-running smash there and in San Francisco with several runs, Orr started a new life chapter.

Now he is back in the Bay Area with a new solo cabaret filled with twists on classic Broadway tunes, THE GREATEST SHOWQUEEN!, for two Sundays only 10/6 & 10/13, at the soon to re-open R3 Hotel in Guerneville and Martuni's in SF.

Portions of the proceeds at The R3  benefit The Russian River Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence Grants Fund. The RRSPI "sainted" Orr in 2018 for his philanthropic work and artistic achievement with the name St. Orrpocalypse. He quips,"When Tom Orr is being sainted … you know it's the End of the World!"

Winner of three Bay Area Theatre Critic Circle awards (Best Musical, Best Lyrics & Best Actor), Tom Orr brings his diabolical wordplay and a uniquely skewed worldview to the forefront with his latest work, a look back at his colorful past and a sneak peek at his bright future, with new material and selections from his prior shows: DLST, I Feel A Thong Coming On!, A Crass Act!, The Devil Wears Nada!, Aging Bull! and A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To His Forearm! Also featured are political songs from the upcoming THINGS THAT GO TRUMP IN THE NIGHT!

He has been called "The Lost Love Child of Al & Dorothy Parker," is a former theatre critic for The Seattle Times, won kudos for his lyrics for Pimpin'! and Who Killed Stephen Sondheim?, was "Best Cashier" in The Seattle Weekly Readers' Poll, and delighted Bay Area audiences for over fifteen years working with  NCTC, 42nd Street Moon, Theatre Rhino, and The Thrillpeddlers in their New Cockettes Renaissance.

Russell Deason is a pianist, vocalist and producer based in San Francisco. He is the Creative Director of the Velvet Variety Cabaret and Executive Director of his company Crushed Velvet Productions. Russell is excited to bring his talents back to Guernville for this premiere event. He is also a regular piano barista at Martuni's in SF and The Alley in Oakland.

Marie Ruzicka is an accomplished actress, director, choreographer, consultant, podcaster (Magickal Land of [Awe]some), author and solo performer: "Why Am I So Happy? An Introvert's Journey to #LivinTheJOMOLife" opens soon.

THE GREATEST SHOWQUEEN! Written & Performed by Tom Orr THE GREATEST SHOWQUEEN! Written & Performed by Tom Orr TWO SHOWS / SUNDAYS ONLY! 10/6 • R3 Hotel • Guerneville, CA (16390 4th St. • corner of Mill) 10/13 • Martuni's • San Francisco (4 Valencia St. • corner of Market) 7pm • General Admission: $20 RESERVATIONS: 415-374-5625

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