Dr. Joy is back | David Saffert’s 40th Birthday takes over the town

That aren’t many nights in the theatre that offer the kind of pure joy you’ll find on display at David Saffert’s 40th Birthday – The Liberace Edition.

With an all star cast including Liberace, Scott Thorson, Jillian Snow Harris and TriptheDark Dance Company, and a band including Jason Miranda on drums and music director Bo Ayars on piano (Ayars was Liberace’s REAL LIFE Music Director from 1973-1986), you can’t go very wrong here.

Directed by Stephanie Cordell.

Three more nights.

All photos here.
















All Jane, No Dick – But plenty of talent | Curious Comedy’s annual festival features deep bench of impossibly good comediennes


Judging from Thursday night’s late set at Curious Comedy, it’s going to be quite the weekend with All Jane No Dick in town.

These women are on fire.

That’s a metaphor. It means they’re really, really good.

Like – as good as you need them to be. And more.

There’s some serious talent on the loose. So get down there.

There are three more nights of stocked shows.

UPDATE All photos here.

Beth Stelling. @BethStelling
Beth Stelling. @BethStelling
Aparna Nancherla.  @aparnapkin
Aparna Nancherla. @aparnapkin
Maggie Maye.  @maggiemayehaha
Maggie Maye. @maggiemayehaha
Subhah Agarwal.  @Subhah
Subhah Agarwal. @Subhah
Emily Maya Mills.  @emilymayamills
Emily Maya Mills. @emilymayamills


Kelsie Huff.  @KelsieHuff
Kelsie Huff. @KelsieHuff
Rye Silverman.  @ryesilverman
Rye Silverman. @ryesilverman
MC Virginia Jones.  @badiniadones
MC Virginia Jones. @badiniadones
Danielle Radford.  @danielleradford
Danielle Radford. @danielleradford

David Saffert’s Birthday Bashstravaganza returns for three nights only at Curious Comedy

You’ve seen him recently in FALL OF THE BAND and THE WATERMAN. And now it’s that time of the year for piano ace and all around showbiz wonder mensch David Saffert to crank up his special birthday bash cabaret a la Liberace.

Three nights only.

David Saffert’s Birthday Bashstravaganza! IV

Directed and hosted by David Saffert.

Starring Sammuel Hawkins, TriptheDark Dance Company, Jake Michels, Jason Miranda, and Jillian Snow Harris.

Saturday, January 25th
Friday, January 31st
Saturday, February 1st

All shows – 8 PM

Curious Comedy Theater
5225 NE Martin Luther King Blvd.
Portland, OR 97211

Tickets: $12 in advance, $15 at door
Reservations: 503.477.9477 or http://www.fertilegroundpdx.com

The man at the piano returns.
The man at the piano returns.
Stephanie Seaman, David Saffert, and Stephanie Cordell.   Photo: Randi Wigginton.
Stephanie Seaman, David Saffert, and Stephanie Cordell. Photo: Randi Wigginton.

David Saffert’s Birthday Bashstravaganza! Die More Hard

Action/Adventure vet David Saffert brings his own new show to this year’s Fertile Ground.

There will be music, dance, comedy, guests – and more.

Friday, January 25th
Saturday, January 26th
Friday, February 1st
Saturday, February 2nd

All shows 7:30 PM
at Curious Comedy Theater, 5225 NE MLK Blvd. Portland, OR 97211

$12 in advance, $15 at the door

Tickets: 800.494.8497 or www.curiouscomedy.org

All this and more.
All this and more. Magicians Tristan Undesolde, Esmerelda Portifino, & Pfeffer. Photo: David Saffert.