Golddiggers Will Be Steamin’ on Stage in Air-Cooled El Portal Theatre
Looking for a little grown-up excitement but don’t want to travel to Las Vegas? Want a little sexy sophistication but don’t like what passes for “alluring” in the Brittany Spears generation? Do you remember when dancers wore sequins instead of sweat suits? Then you won’t want to miss “The Golddiggers!” They made their mark as the flirtatious showgirls on the swinging sixties Dean Martin Show, and now these still-beautiful “girls” are hitting the road again.
Long before “The Spice Girls” and before “The Pussycat Dolls” came “The Golddiggers,” and now a new generation will have the opportunity to see and hear the original group that started it all! Producers Joe A. Giamalva and Stephen W. Graham proudly present international television and stage personalities, “The Golddiggers.”
Six of the original Dean Martin Golddiggers have reunited, after nearly 40 years, to entertain audiences with all of the wonderful moments and nostalgia from The Dean Martin Show. The six include Sheila Allan, Suzy Chadham, Jackie Chidsey, Susie Ewing, Rosie Cox-Gitlin and Nancy Sinclair, who have (since the show ended in 1972) married, raised families and pursued their own separate lives with gusto.
With the support and guidance of producer/director Joe Giamalva, the future looks very exciting for “The Golddiggers”—everything old is new again. They have traveled the world, twice entertained at the White House, performed at the Emmy Awards in 1971, recorded hit albums and worked with most of television’s stars in the 1970’s, as well as their own television show for three years.
Joining the “girls” as the sidekick comedians will be Ronnie Sperling and Jerry Hauck. Based in Los Angeles, these two funny men are the in-house comics at the Monte Carlo Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
Director/producer Joe Giamalva brings a diversity of experience to the show as a producer, director, choreographer and teacher. From a theatrical debut at age 4, he has moved with ease between stage, theatre, nightclubs and movies. He has toured the world with such stars as Raquel Welch, Tony Martin and Cyd Charisse, Donny and Marie, and Cher. In the music video world, he can be seen with Janet Jackson in “When I Think of You.” On Broadway, he danced in “The Happy Time” with Robert Goulet, as well as toured the United States in over 25 hit musicals. Joe toured with “Disney on Parade” for 3 years, playing the role of the star himself—Mickey Mouse.
Performances begin Thursday, August 6; the Gala Red Carpet Celebrity Opening Night on Friday, August 7 is at 8pm, performances on Saturday, August 8 are at 3pm and 8 pm, and Sunday, August 9th at 3pm. Joining some of top celebrities of the era, Michael Teilmann, Executive Director of The Bob Hope USO Hollywood, will introduce the girls at the gala opening night August 7th.
The El Portal Theatre is located at 5269 Weddington Street in the No Ho Arts District of North Hollywood. For Tickets and information please call (818) 508-4200.