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THE DORIS DEAR CHRISTMAS SPECIAL
Dec 19, 20 & 21st at 7pm
Here is a short summary of the show:
MAC award winner and "America's Perfect Housewife", Doris Dear, welcomes you back to the Rumpus Room for a holiday party on Dec 19, 20 & 21st at 7pm at The Triad Theater on west 72nd Street. The new show is full of fun & special guests that was called… “a delicious Christmas Party” and Downtown Magazine exclaimed “she wrapped us in her plush winter white coat.. and took us on a fun-filled sleigh ride.” Step back in time and enjoy a show like the old TV holiday specials we used to watch. Directed by award winner Lina Koutrakis & musical direction by award winning Rick Jensen, Doris Dear brings herstories & style back for a celebration with friends dropping in for a holiday drink or two! Special guests include Singing superstar Lisa Yaeger,award winning vocalist Lina Koutrakos, guitar player extraordinaire Sean Harkness, bass player Steve Doyle and the award winning “Those Girls.” 2018’s show is bigger and better than ever with a sing along and maybe even a snowfall!
A little about myself:
I grew up in Staten Island with my parents Taffy and Duke, the perfect mid century modern couple living the greatest life. My dad passed away from colon cancer in 2000 and shortly afterward Taffy, my mom, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. Watching my mom slowly decline over 5 years sent myself and my family on a journey of discovery of a life lived to its fullest. Although sad to watch, I discovered a mother I never knew. A powerful woman who changed the world bit by bit and was a fierce believer in equal rights for all. Slowly Taffy shared much of her life adventures she had never opened up about. A deep appreciation of my mother and my best friend convinced me that I needed to tell her story. Being a professional full time actor, I knew that writing a show and telling my parents stories through song was the way to do that. As a storyteller and singer, I decided to create a new character, Doris Dear, whois the "daughter" of Taffy. My concept of Taffy teaching"her" to be "Americas Next Perfect Housewife" proved to be an idea that people could relate to. A one night show turned into a sold outrun of shows and 4 years later The Doris Dear Show has followers around the world.
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