A MURRAY LITTLE CHRISTMAS
"A bawdy, boozy cultural affair not to be missed" – New York Magazine
"A New York institution" – The New York Times
SHOW HO HO HO BIZ !!! NYC’s beloved comedian and larger-than-life personality MURRAY HILL (aka Mr. Showbiz) gives the much needed gift of holiday cheer and showbiz denial to Creative Alliance with his legendary Yuletide holiday show: A MURRAY LITTLE CHRISTMAS. If there is anyone to get us in the holiday spirit and forget about the world’s collapse, it's Murray and his fun-loving pals. Everyone is invited and welcome as Murray throws one of his infamous holiday cocktail parties, live on stage. Even the grouchiest of Grinches will leave this show feeling good and holding on to a slither of hope.
Murray is excited to bring his infamous holiday show to Baltimore for the first time ever! The show will be a cozy, chestnut warming, homey affair featuring an evening of hilarious and wacky skits with the cast, Hot Toddy burlesque, a sleigh full of cheesy holiday songs, plenty of nuts, and fruits.
There will be an UGLY SWEATER CONTEST each show. The winner will get to sit on Santa's lap and get to pick from his grab bags for a special gift!
This year's holiday hams: ANGIE PONTANI (Italian Stallionette burlesque sensation), THE MAINE ATTRACTION (Triple Threat of Burlesque), JULIA ROSE (power-house singer)....and SANTA and RUDOLPH (who look a lot like Murray).
Murray also promises several tender moments when he sings his signature “Have Yourself A Murray Little Christmas” (tissues and ear plugs will be available to the audience upon request). This non-returnable gift of holiday entertainment captures the joy and jubilation, the Murray-ment and magnificence of the holiday season (all denominations, orientations and sexual proclivities will be celebrated).
Have Yourself a Murray Resistmas Now!
Twitter & IG: @Murray_Hill
MURRAY HILL is a New York City (still-living) legend, comedian, host, trailblazer, and international entertainer. Mr. Showbiz is renowned for his improv, shtick for days, quick wit, and infectious energy. He was awarded The New York Voices commission from Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater and wrote and performed his solo comedy show ABOUT TO BREAK, directed by Scott Wittman. He’s been flexing his comedy chops at festivals Just For Laughs, Edinburgh Fringe, Boston Calling, KABOO, and been working the room at Bally’s in Las Vegas. He’s been touring with comedian/singer Bridget Everett. He has toured the U.S. several times over with burlesque superstar DITA VON TEESE and hosted her historic debut sold-out Australian tour. He performed two seasons at The Sydney Opera House in Club Swizzle, which went on to tour major festivals.
His eponymous The Murray Hill Show was the hottest ticket in town for a decade. Hill’s annual sold-out A Murray Little Christmas is a “downtown institution” (New York Times). Dubbed “The King of Comedy” by Time Out, he’s performed his comedy at top showrooms like Upright Citizens Brigade, Gotham Comedy Club, LA’s Billy Wilder Theater, and headlined his own show at Caroline’s on Broadway. He starred in his own pop culture show, called SHOWBIZ, on MTV online and was the U.S. Showbiz Correspondent for Channel 4 in UK. Hill’s other television appearances include: TLC’s LI Medium, LOGO’s New Now Next and Cocktails & Classics, HBO’s Bored to Death, BRAVO’s Watch What Happens Live, HBO’s Taxicab Confessions, BRAVO’s Real Housewives of New York, and music videos for Peaches, TV On The Radio, The Regrettes, Joan As Police Woman, Bridget Everett, and The Gossip. Hill is featured in two recently released books: DRAGS by Gregory Kramer and Gotta Get Bigger Dreams by Alan Cumming.
The New York Times anointed Hill “Downtown’s New ‘It’ Boy.” He has been inducted into PAPER’s Nightlife Hall of Fame; twice selected as OUT Magazine’s Top 100 influential performers; included in New York Magazine’s “Fifty Most Iconic Gender Benders of All Time,” PAPER’s “Top Ten ‘It’ Boys in NYC Nightlife History,” and named one of the Top 12 gender-bending performers in NYC by Time Out. The City of New York awarded Hill a citation for his positive impact on the LGBT community in Brooklyn. If you made it this far reading this (and what’s wrong with you?), see Hill after the show for a special prize. Thank you, for real. Showbiz.
ANGIE PONTANI, The Italian Stallionette
One of todays top burlesque entertainers, Angie has spread her glamour gospel around the globe as well as in film and television. She has headlined the biggest burlesque festivals, from Helsinki to Dallas! She has performed at events for the Campari, The Guggenheim, The Fox 5 Super Bowl Party, Donatello Versace and more. Her sultry bump-n-grind style has landed her performing alongside entertainers like LADY GAGA, TONY BENNETT, SNOOP DOGG and 50 CENT. A Miss Exotic World Champion, her classic style and over the top glamour have made her legendary in burlesque and beyond. Angie and her family were recently featured on the PBS television Series Driving Jersey and Here’s the Story, where they profiled he unique family life and her work in entertainment.
THE MAINE ATTRACTION
Maine Anders captivates audiences every time she hits the stage. Coined the “Triple Threat of Burlesque” (dancer/actress/singer) she’s performed domestically and internationally, from MGM Grand*s Studio 54 in Las Vegas, Le Bus Palladium (Paris), Buddha Bar (Beirut, Lebanon) to Dragon-i in Hong Kong. Energetic, sensual, and wildly charismatic, her uninhibited rhythmic style and sense of humor blend an ensemble of samba, belly dance, African, improvisation and contortion, and pole dancing into a movement she’s defined as *Burlesque Fusion.*
Maine, known on stage as “The Maine Attraction”, landed her first professional dance job as a teenager for MTV's Fight For Your Rights Campaign. Since then, she has performed alongside a number of greats including legends James Brown and Lionel Richie, pop sensations Jessica Simpson and Pharrell Williams, and burlesque divas Dita Von Tease and Gentry de Paris. Her tenacious spirit has helped her become one of New York's most celebrated burlesque performers. A muse for numerous visual artists, she has collaborated with conceptual photographer LaToya Ruby Frazier and multimedia extraordinaire, Matthew Barney, the infamous DJ Tiesto and performed for exclusive fashion events hosted by icons Patricia Field and Marc Jacobs. Her ability to transform herself into a myriad of characters gives her the opportunity to play roles that are left of center, and fuse the elements of sex, comedy and drama effortlessly.
Known for playing herself in Focus Features’ highly anticipated “Pariah”, Maine has also played leading roles in indie features: “Miente” (Cannes, Havana Film Festival), comedy-horror sensation “Nefertitty”, “Nefertitty In Space” and Lower East Side coming-of-age drama, “My Normal”. Her role in “Million In The Mirror”, a PSA for breast cancer research, recently won The Viewers Choice Award on the Lifetime Channel. She was scouted as a featured burlesque performer for an episode on a season of Royal Pains (USA Network). Most recently she was a featured dancer for the 2015 Grammy Award Winner Cheek To Cheek PBS Special with Lada Gaga and Tony Bennett.
Standing 6’ tall, Julia Rose is a force-of-nature who seduces with her powerhouse and sublime voice. She's a classically trained Jazz singer and performer from Philadelphia. Along with dancing professionally for “Dance Theater of Harlem", she was recently featured on FX network's ground-breaking show “Pose” as “Juicy Nipple”. She lives in New York City and is a fixture in the nightlife scene.
SAT DEC 15 | 7PM & 10PM | $25, $22 MEMBERS (+$3 At the door)
Thinking about going to the 10PM show? Purchase a ticket to the Pre-show party, "Tuxedos, Sequins & Champagne" at the Marquee Lounge!
$50 FULL PACKAGE ticket includes:
Already have a ticket and looking to join the party? Purchase the $25 JUST PARTY ticket, which includes:
Wear your finest duds, drink champagne and punch and brighten up the season with the Creative Alliance!
The pre-show party is a fundraiser for Creative Alliance hosted by Rebecca Coppola and Claire Martin