Tony Starlight announces four tribute shows for September
Portland entertainer celebrates classic television, Elton John, The Rat Pack and Neil Diamond
Portland entertainer Tony Starlight has announced four one-night only special shows for the month of September. On Sept. 9, Tony Starlight will pay tribute to the music of television; on Sept. 16, he will salute Sir Elton John; on Sept. 23, he will honor the legendary Rat Pack; and on Sept. 30, he will present Tony Starlight’s Neil Diamond: Storytellers. All four shows will take place at the Tony Starlight Showroom, 1125 SE Madison St. Doors open at 6pm for dinner, or 7pm for the show only.
Tickets include a three-course dinner and the show. For the first three events (TV, Elton John and the Rat Pack), tickets cost $75 for a premier assigned seat, or $65 for a standard assigned seat. Show only tickets cost $30 and are general admission. Neil Diamond tickets cost $70 for a premier assigned seat, or $60 for a standard assigned seat. Show only tickets cost $25 and are general admission. All tickets are available at www.tonystarlight.com.
Tony Starlight renders each tribute with a combination of reverence for the material and a tremendous spirit of fun. Patrons can expect a spectacle, with live music, multimedia video presentations, and Tony Starlight’s humorous take for each performance.
Tony Starlight’s Tribute to Television, September 9
Television theme songs are the folk songs of a generation; join Tony Starlight for a multimedia trip down memory lane you won’t want to miss, performed by an All-Star eight-piece band led by Maestro Bo Ayars. Through music, monologues and sing-alongs, Tony will take you on a journey through the weird and wonderful world of television and the era of classic theme songs, such as “The Greatest American Hero,” “Mary Tyler Moore,” “Wonder Woman,” “The Love Boat,” “Cheers,” and “Family Ties.” Even the commercials had great songs: remember, “Get your skis shined up, grab a stick of Juicy Fruit, the taste is gonna move ya?”
Tony Starlight salutes Sir Elton John, September 16
Elton John created many of the most iconic pop songs of our lifetimes. Tony Starlight and his AM Gold 70s Soft Rock Band have been performing “Your Song,” “Rocket Man,” “Benny and The Jets,” and “Crocodile Rock” as part of their successful 70s tribute show. For this performance, they are adding more classics to the playlist, including “Daniel,” “Honkey Cat,” “Philadelphia Freedom,” “Tiny Dancer,” “Candle in The Wind,” and “I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues.”
Tony Starlight’s Rat Pack Tribute, September 23
Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. were collectively known as the Rack Pack and were among the greatest entertainers of the 20th Century. Join Tony Starlight and his All-Star eight-piece band as they perform the best of Frank, Dino and the Wham of Sam, all in one show. To be clear, this is Tony Starlight’s rendering of each one of these dynamic performers, with monologues from their live performances. Tony performs Rat Pack classics like Dean Martin’s “Ain’t That A Kick In The Head,” “Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime,” and “Sway;” Frank Sinatra’s “Fly Me To The Moon,” “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” “Come Fly With Me,” and “New York, New York;” and Sammy Davis Jr.’s “Once In A Lifetime” and “What Kind Of Fool Am I?”
Tony Starlight’s Neil Diamond: Storytellers, September 30
Neil Diamond is celebrating 50 years in show business with a world tour this year, and for the last 10 of those, Tony Starlight has been performing his own tribute to his iconic legacy of song. For this special show, he’ll perform a stripped-down version with a smaller band. He’ll also share the stories behind many of Neil Diamond’s most iconic songs like “Cracklin’ Rosie,” “Shilo,” “Cherry Cherry,” and “Girl, You’ll Be A Woman Soon;” along with deeper tracks like “Stones,” “And The Grass Won’t Pay No Mind,” and “Glory Road.”
About Tony Starlight/The Tony Starlight Showroom
Tony Starlight is an accomplished and celebrated entertainer who specializes in song parodies, impressions of pop icons and tributes to pop culture phenomena. Having performed alongside well-known comedians such as Sarah Silverman, Zach Galifinakas, and Steven Wright, Tony Starlight combines his comedic wit with his impressive musical prowess to create performances that have made his shows a Portland nightlife destination. The Tony Starlight Showroom is the premiere live music and comedy venue in the Northwest, and the closest thing to a Vegas show in Portland. This year marks the 22nd anniversary of the Tony Starlight Show. For more information, contact 503-517-8584 or visit www.TonyStarlight.com.