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Just One Week Until the Party Starts!

new-show-art-2In just one week, The Practical Theatre Company will be saying goodbye to 2016 and ringing in the New Year with comedy and song – and your favorite adult beverages.

nye-art-a-copyTickets are going fast for Mr. Olsen’s Holiday Party on December 30 and 31 at Evanston’s new Studio5 (Dempster & Dodge). There aren’t many tickets left for the New Year’s Eve performance, but you can still reserve seats by clicking here.

PTC vets Paul Barrosse, Victoria Zielinski and Dana Olsen will perform comedy sketches and songs from “The Vic & Paul & Dana Show”, as well as new material crafted for this special variety revue – styled after those classic holiday specials hosted by Andy Williams, Bing and Dean.

Music director and keyboard wiz Steve Rashid will lead a quartet featuring drummer Rockin’ Ronny Crawford, Don Stiernberg on guitar and mandolin, and bassist Jim Cox.

Members of the PTC’s second generation will also perform, including standup comedienne Emilia Barrosse, Giggle Breaks’ Daniel Rashid, singer-songwriter Eva B. Ross and drummer Robert Rashid.

Studio5 features full bar service – and acres of free parking.

The New Year’s Eve performance includes light food and a New Year’s party with live music and dancing after the show.mohp-banner-1-copy

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The Party’s Less Than A Month Away…

new-show-artActually, it’s a bit less than three months away — but comedy lovers in the Chicago area looking to shake off the madness of this wild and crazy year still have a chance to ring in 2017 with a raucous good time at Mr. Olsen’s Holiday Party. Tickets are going fast — but you can still join the party!

For Tickets go to: http://studio5-holidayparty.bpt.me

 Mr. Olsen’s Holiday Party is a classic holiday variety show featuring grown-up sktetch comedy, live music, standup comedy, adult beverages — and The Mr. Olsen Dancers! It’s happening at Studio5, Evanston’s newest, classiest performance venue at 1934 Dempster Street (at Dempster & Dodge).

nye-art-a-copyPractical Theatre Company veterans Victoria Zielinski, Paul Barrosse and Dana Olsen will perform comedy sketches and topical songs from “The Vic & Paul & Dana Show”, accompanied by keyboard wiz Steve Rashid, drummer Rockin’ Ronny Crawford, bassist Jim Cox — and Don Stiernberg playing every stringed instrument imaginable.

The PTC’s next generation is also on the bill: standup comedienne Emilia Barrosse and Giggle Break’s own Daniel Rashid, plus singer-songwriter Eva B. Ross (whom North Siders have seen at Katerina’s Jazz Club, The Beauty Bar and The Whiskey Lounge at 27 Live) and drummer Robert Rashid.

Mr. Olsen’s Holiday Party runs for two shows: a performance of the comedy-variety show on December 30 — and a New Year’s Eve party on December 31st featuring the comedy-variety show (including light food) followed by live music by the Studio5 All-Stars, who will keep the dance floor grooving into 2017!

Studio 5 has acres of free parking – and there will be a cash bar on both evenings.

For Tickets go to: http://studio5-holidayparty.bpt.me

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The Party’s Just About A Month Away…

mohp-banner-1-copyComedy lovers in the Chicago area looking for a way to shake off the madness of this wild and crazy year can ring in 2017 with a raucous good time at Mr. Olsen’s Holiday Party.

 Mr. Olsen’s Holiday Party is a classic holiday variety show featuring grown-up sketch comedy, live music, standup comedy, adult beverages — and The Mr. Olsen Dancers! It’s happening at Studio5, Evanston’s newest, classiest performance venue at 1934 Dempster Street (the SW corner of Dempster & Dodge).

mohp-pngPractical Theatre Company veterans Victoria Zielinski, Paul Barrosse and Dana Olsen will perform improvisational comedy sketches and topical songs from “The Vic & Paul & Dana Show”, accompanied by keyboard wizard Steve Rashid, drummer Rockin’ Ronny Crawford — and Don Stiernberg playing every stringed instrument imaginable.

The PTC’s next generation is also adding to the fun: standup comedienne Emilia Barrosse and Giggle Break’s own Daniel Rashid, plus singer-songwriter Eva B. Ross (whom North Siders have seen at venues like Katerina’s Jazz Club, The Beauty Bar and The Whiskey Lounge at 27 Live) and drummer Robert Rashid.

Mr. Olsen’s Holiday Party runs for two shows: a performance of the comedy-variety show on December 30 — and a New Year’s Eve party on December 31st featuring the comedy-variety show (including light food) followed by live music by the Studio5 All-Stars, who will keep the dance floor grooving into 2017!

Studio 5 has acres of free parking – and there will be a cash bar on both evenings.

For Tickets go to: http://studio5-holidayparty.bpt.me

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Time For A Big Year End Party!

holiday-poster-jpegIf you’re in the Chicago area – and you’re looking for a great way to shake off the madness of a truly wild and crazy year – then ring in 2017 by having a raucous good time at Mr. Olsen’s Holiday Party.

Mr. Olsen’s Holiday Party is a classic holiday variety special featuring grown-up comedy, live music, standup comedy, adult beverages, and The Mr. Olsen Dancers! It’s all happening at Evanston’s newest and classiest performance venue, Studio5.

vpd-nye-copyPractical Theatre Company veterans Victoria Zielinski, Paul Barrosse and Dana Olsen will perform improvisational comedy sketches from “The Vic & Paul & Dana Show” — joined by the PTC’s longtime musical director and keyboard wizard, Steve Rashid, plus Rockin’ Ronny Crawford on the skins and Don Stiernberg on every stringed instrument imaginable.

The PTC’s next generation is also adding to the fun: standup comedienne Emilia Barrosse and Giggle Break’s own Daniel Rashid, along with songs by Eva B. Ross (whom you may have seen at The Whiskey Lounge) and drummer Robert Rashid. Did I already mention the Mr. Olsen Dancers?

It’s a family affair — and you’re all family!

studio5seatsevaMr. Olsen’s Holiday Party runs for two shows: There’s a performance of the comedy-variety show on December 30 — and a full-blown New Year’s Eve party on December 31st, featuring the comedy-variety show (including light food) followed by live music by the Studio5 All-Stars, who will keep the dance floor swinging, rocking and grooving into the New Year!

Two more good things: Studio5 enjoys acres of free parking – and there’s a cash bar for both evenings.

Tickets available through Brown Paper Tickets.  http://studio5-holidayparty.bpt.me

This will be a holiday party to remember. See you there for all the fun!steve-bea

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Eva Returns to The Hotel Café!

songs-and-stories-eva-b-ross-and-david-millerIf you missed Eva B. Ross the last time she played The Hotel Café – and especially if you were there – you won’t want to miss the Eva B. Ross Foundation when she returns to that cool & cozy venue on Friday, November 18 at 8:30 PM.

eva-hotel-cafe-art-jpegThe Hotel Café is located at 1623 N Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90028.

Eva will joined onstage by her fabulous guitarist David Miller – and she’ll be followed on the bill by a trio of talented fellow UCLA musical acts: Ryan Nealon Band, Mr. Moon and Apollo Soul.

Tickets are $10 and make sure to say which band you’re coming to see at the door!

Go to the Facebook event link here.

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Meet Ms. Maura & The Misters

14682156_350597921939875_4434002577358694647_o0001366218_10Save the date, folks: December 10, 2016!

aaeaaqaaaaaaaat3aaaajdvkn2nhmzriltjlmmitndm2ns1hztuzltfingu2mtfmzddkzgThose of you who have heard my daughter Maura sing know that she’s got a soulful, bluesy, powerhouse instrument. And now, she’s put together a talented band that compliments and amplifies her unique and groovy vocals.

Get ready for Ms. Maura & The Misters.

On Saturday, December 10, 2016, Ms. Maura & The Misters will make their public debut at Ms. Maura’s 1st Annual Holiday Happening at The Offbeat bar in Highland Park.

unnamedMs. Maura & The Misters will be rocking original bluesy-funky-soulful tunes for hip, hot and happy holiday grooving.

12485844_1015392298531197_3521549748487510897_oThere’s no better way to kick off the festive season than to party with Ms. Maura and her musical friends – including my youngest daughter and her band The Eva B. Ross Foundation.

Maura assures me that this is just the first event in Ms. Maura’s Swinging Shindigs quarterly kitschy party series.

14720587_351716295161371_1571858259162046950_nShe’ll also be celebrating the release of Ms. Maura & The Mister’s first single — an original holiday tune serenading the lack of snowmen in L.A.

Don your jingle bells and bring your friends to Ms. Maura’s 1st Annual Holiday Happening.

If you’re coming, let us know at this link.

Location:

The Offbeat

6316 York Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90042

There’s plenty of parking in the lot across the street.

On the Musical Menu:

Eva B. Ross Foundation – 8pm

Ms. Maura & The Misters – 9 pm

DJ spinning vintage soul – 10 pm

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New Musical Treasures at The Mint!

Eva Banner1408403552-the-mint-venueThis Thursday, January 7th at 7:30 PM, a group of talented young musicians will take the stage at The Mint in Hollywood for an eclectic evening of rock & roll, jazz and blues.

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Among this fine collection of artists are my daughter Eva and her band The Eva B. Ross Foundation – along with her friends from UCLA, the popular Nick Valentini Collective.

Eva 3Eva is an emerging singer-songwriter who plays originals, rock classics and standards from the Great American Songbook with a bluesy, jazzy flavor, tinged with shades of Joni Mitchell and Norah Jones.

Eva might argue with that description, but that’s what I hear. Lend her an ear and hear for yourself.

D29ADBBB-F0B4-3EEF-49CD24BE7FE975F6This show will also be an opportunity for folks on the West Coast to hear Henry Hall play. I’ve known Henry since he was born – and he’s grown into a fine young man with great guitar skills and a singular musical vision. Check him out.

the-mint1The show will be a musical treasure.

That’s why it’s at The Mint.

The Mint is located at 6010 West Pico Blvd. in Los Angeles. For ticket information, click here.

Hope to see you on the dance floor!Eva Mint Art JPEG

 

 

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