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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Carmen Cusack: If You Knew My Story

| February 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Carmen Cusack: If You Knew My Story

Her voice is subtly powerful.

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Wesla Whitfield: The Best Is Yet to Come!

| January 16, 2017 | 0 Comments
Wesla Whitfield: The Best Is Yet to Come!

Representing both the classy and the classic.

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Jane Lynch: A Swingin’ Little Christmas!

| December 12, 2016 | 0 Comments
Jane Lynch: A Swingin’ Little Christmas!

Just another feather in Lynch’s ever expanding repertoire.

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Vonda Shepard

| December 8, 2016 | 0 Comments
Vonda Shepard

Shepard continues her highly successful formula and that’s a very good thing.

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Adam Pascal & Anthony Rapp: Acoustically Speaking: Celebrating 20 Years of Friendship

| November 15, 2016 | 0 Comments
Adam Pascal & Anthony Rapp: Acoustically Speaking: Celebrating 20 Years of Friendship

The boys from Rent are all grown up and celebrating 20 years of friendship.

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Peter Cincotti: A Long Way from Home

| November 15, 2016 | 0 Comments
Peter Cincotti: A Long Way from Home

Chock full of talent.

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Darlene Popovic: Weapons of Mass Distraction

| November 7, 2016 | 0 Comments
Darlene Popovic: Weapons of Mass Distraction

San Francisco’s own Fanny Brice.

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Erich Bergen

| November 7, 2016 | 0 Comments
Erich Bergen

Bergen is a complete package: charm, looks, and smarts.

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Julia Fordham: Live & Untouched

| October 28, 2016 | 0 Comments
Julia Fordham: Live & Untouched

Fordham, who was in great voice, delivered one of her finest live performances.

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Patina Miller: An Evening with Patina

| October 24, 2016 | 0 Comments
Patina Miller: An Evening with Patina

A superb Feinstein’s debut.

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