An Evening with Danny Kaye Starring Brian Childers & Featuring Magician-Comedian Bart Rockett
El Portal Theatre Two Performances New Year’s Eve – Dec. 31, 2013 Celebrations at 4 & 9 p.m.
El Portal Theatre proudly presents An Evening with Danny Kaye starring Brian Childers, directed by Stephen Nachamie with musical direction by Jeffrey Beiring and special guest Bart Rockett. The New Year’s Eve celebration will be Dec. 31, 2013, with two performances at 4 p.m. and 9 p.m., at the historic El Portal Theatre Mainstage in the NoHo Arts District located at 5269 Lankershim Blvd. in North Hollywood.
This is the 7th consecutive New Year’s Eve celebration at El Portal Theatre. Mr. Childers starred as Danny Kaye in El Portal Theatre’s longest-running hit on the Mainstage, The Kid from Brooklyn, in 2007-2008. This touring performance brought him a Kennedy Center Best Actor Award. Brian has performed to sold-out crowds from Miami to Manhattan, and most recently performed two years Off-Broadway with this delightful and dynamic tour de force.
Songs include “Tchaikovsky,” “Thumbelina,” “I’ve Got A Lovely Bunch of Cocoanuts,” “Ballin’ the Jack,” “Oh, By Jingo,” “Anatole of Paris,” “Mad Dogs and Englishmen,” and more!
Also featured is Bart Rockett as the opening act, direct from the Dr. Phil Show! Rockett is an Illusionist, Comedian, Ventriloquist, Magician, and Musician all rolled into one multi-talented Entertainer! Rockett hosted and starred in his own nationally syndicated television show for three seasons in addition to headlining his own theater in Branson, MO for ten years. He has been seen most recently in NBC’s Parenthood and has a featured role in the film Through the Eye.
Not unlike Danny Kaye’s appearances at the Palladium in London, Brian will bring down the house and ring in the New Year as the clock strikes 12 in NoHo. It’s an Exciting Family Friendly Show and a Great Party with Champagne, Desserts, & Noisemakers! Don’t Miss It! Grandparents, Teenagers, and fun-loving Adults will join in the merriment that El Portal provides every New Year’s Eve.
“An outstanding performance by Brian Childers as Kaye.” – NEW YORK TIMES
“Brian Childers, a silver-voiced dervish with an almost uncanny resemblance to Kaye. Childers renders a stellar turn….” – L.A. TIMES
“Childers seems tireless as he sings, dances, and leaps about the stage, skillfully recreating Kaye’s clownish personality, complete with flamboyant hand motions, zany physical actions, and quick wit. He easily executes the crazy accents and impromptu gibberish, as well as the fast-paced lyrics for which Kaye was famous.” – ASSOCIATED PRESS
An Evening with Danny Kaye’s Dec. 31 and New Year’s Eve Performances run on 4 & 9 p.m. The 4 p.m. show ($55-65) includes a coffee & dessert bar. The 9 p.m. ($75-95) includes hats, horns, a champagne & wine bar, Porto’s desserts, and hors d’oeuvres. For tickets call (818) 508-4200, (866) 811-4111, or order online at elportaltheatre.com.