Steve Murray

Always interested in the arts, Steve was encouraged to begin producing and, in 1998, staged four, one-man vehicles starring San Francisco's most gifted performers. In 1999, he began the Viva Variety series, a live stage show with a threefold mission to highlight, support, and encourage gay and gay-friendly art in all the performance forms, to entertain and document the shows, and to contribute to the community by donating proceeds to local non-profits. The shows utilized the old variety show style popularized by his childhood idol Ed Sullivan. He’s produced over 150 successful shows, including parodies of Bette Davis’s gothic melodramedy Hush, Hush Sweet Charlotte and Joan Crawford’s very awful Trog. He joined Cabaret Scenes 2007 and enjoys the writing and relationships he’s built with very talented performers.

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Bettye LaVette

| July 21, 2017 | 0 Comments
Bettye LaVette

Lavette is as forceful and dynamic as ever.

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Lorna Luft

| July 21, 2017 | 0 Comments
Lorna Luft

Luft is maintaining the huge task of carrying the torch for her late, great mother.

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Paula West

| July 21, 2017 | 0 Comments
Paula West

In fine voice and in a chatty mood.

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Brooke Michael Smith: The Girl I Mean to Be

| June 28, 2017 | 0 Comments
Brooke Michael Smith: The Girl I Mean to Be

Blessed with a strong voice and clever songwriting skills.

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Spencer Day

| June 21, 2017 | 0 Comments
Spencer Day

Always delivers a top-notch performance.

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Jarrod Spector: Jukebox Life

| May 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
Jarrod Spector: Jukebox Life

A nicely crafted autobiography

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Michael Feinstein: Crooners

| May 23, 2017 | 0 Comments
Michael Feinstein: Crooners

The man aims to please.

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Storm Large

| May 22, 2017 | 0 Comments
Storm Large

She’s bold, sassy and fearless.

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Marsha Bartenetti: Marsha Bartenetti…feels like LOVE

| May 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Marsha Bartenetti: Marsha Bartenetti…feels like LOVE

She makes strong connections to a song.

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Rita Moreno

| April 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
Rita Moreno

Rita Moreno shines.

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