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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Lady Rizo: Indigo

| November 18, 2017 | 0 Comments
Lady Rizo: Indigo

Soaring vocal displays and considerable songwriting skills.

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Mads Tolling and the Mads Men

| November 15, 2017 | 0 Comments
Mads Tolling and the Mads Men

Highlighted his dexterity, tonal elegance, and genre-hoping musicality.

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Kathleen Turner: Finding My Voice

| October 29, 2017 | 0 Comments
Kathleen Turner: Finding My Voice

It was great to see Turner back on the stage.

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Julia Fordham

| October 19, 2017 | 0 Comments
Julia Fordham

Her songs sink into your soul and stir deep emotions.

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John Lloyd Young

| August 25, 2017 | 0 Comments
John Lloyd Young

He has the talent in spades to achieve wider success.

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Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr.

| August 23, 2017 | 0 Comments
Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr.

An unforgettable evening of nostalgia.

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Micky Dolenz: A Little Bit Broadway, a Little Bit Rock ‘n’ Roll

| August 14, 2017 | 0 Comments
Micky Dolenz: A Little Bit Broadway, a Little Bit Rock ‘n’ Roll

An engaging, intelligent show.

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Leanne Borghesi: What Is This Swing Called L-O-V-E?

| August 11, 2017 | 0 Comments
Leanne Borghesi: What Is This Swing Called L-O-V-E?

A new and thrilling world of pure entertainment at its finest.

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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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