"Katya Takes You Home" is a comedic romp around the world with San Francisco's favorite Russian countess opera diva turned Macy's cosmetic counter lady. With songs ranging from Porter and Bizet to Tina Turner and Katie Perry, this show has something for everyone.
The Countess Katya Smirnoff-Skyy has enthralled Bay area audiences for years with her unique blend of opera, pop, and booze. With a career spanning, well, a very, very long time, Katya claims to have invented Popera in Moscow, romanced William Shatner in London, and lived next to John Lennon at the Dakota in New York City during the 1970's. Once Eastern Europe's greatest Mezzo-Soprano (understudy), the Countess now spends her days beautifying the masses at Macy's Department store, as everyone's favorite Chanel counter lady. Luckily for you, she spends her evenings crooning and drinking her away through the finer theaters, bars and bath houses of America.
Named "Best Drag Act" in 2008 by the San Francisco Bay Guardian and "Best Actor" in a musical Bay Area Theater Critics Association for "Katya a Holiday Spectacular 2009, Katya has appeared in various theatrical runs and nightclubs including sold out Shows at theRRazz room, The New Conservatory Theater, The Eureka Theater, Trannyshack, and monthly shows at San Francisco's Premiere piano bar -- Martuni's.
MORE CABARET GREATNESS! "Katya Takes You Home" is complimented, and complemented, by two other Bay Area Greats who are premiering special evenings alongside The Countess at the TJT:
* ETHEL MERMAN presents her entirely new, entirely original cabaret, "Shut Up and Sing" - One Night Only! - Wednesday, May 18 @ 8pm. Buy your tickets right here at BPT! More Ethel info at http://www.actsf.net
* ALYSSA STONE presents a special one-woman "Cabaret" performance on Sunday, MAY 15 @ 7pm. Buy your tickets right here at BPT! More Alyssa info at http://www.alyssaystone.com