MARC HUESTIS PRESENTS – Lesley Ann Warren, Valentine’s Day At The Castro Theatre

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Seán Martinfield
Sentinel Editor and Publisher
Photo by Lynn Imanaka

Coming to San Francisco’s Castro Theatre on Monday, February 14th, an in-person evening with popular star Lesley Ann Warren and a special screening of director Blake Edwards’s 1982 gender bender hit VICTOR/VICTORIA introduced by “le Jazz hat” Jan Wahl. Once again local producer Marc Huestis pulls out the stops to present the perfect Valentine’s Day event. The Gala begins at 6:00 pm with a Meet & Greet reception with Ms Warren, followed by an on-stage conversation at 8:00 with local drag queen star, Coco Peru. Also featured is a clip reel of television and screen gems celebrating the Oscar nominee and Golden Globe winner, along with a tribute performance by “le Jazz Hot” Matthew Martin.

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LESLEY ANN WARREN

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COCO PERU – JAN WAHL – MATTHEW MARTIN

VICTOR/VICTORIA is a stylish step into the glamorous world of Art Deco. Composer Henry Mancini captured an Academy Award for Best Music, Original Song Score. Director Blake Edwards was nominated for his screenplay, Robert Preston was nominated for Best Actor, Julie Andrews for Best Actress, and Lesley Ann Warren for Best Supporting Actress. Costume designer Patricia Norris was also nominated, along with nominations going out for Best Art Direction–Set Decoration. The screening will begin at 9:30 pm.
Click here for ticket information: VICTOR/VICTORIA

Watch Lesley Ann Warren sing “Chicago, Illinois”:

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JAMES GARNER (King Marchand) and LESLEY ANN WARREN (Norma Cassidy)
NORMA: Up to now, it’s been grand, Pooky, really, really grand. But if there’s one thing I know for sure, you can’t let it get you – you should excuse the expression – down. You can’t think about it. You just gotta put it out of your mind! The more you think about it, the more you worry. The more you worry, the more you think. It just gets like a vicious cycle! And then, before you know it – you are impudent!

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VICTORIA (sings): Cherry ripe, cherry ripe / Ripe I cry. Full and fair ones / Come and buy.

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VICTORIA: But you’re not a hundred per cent sure?
KING: Practically.
VICTORIA: Ah, but to a man like you, someone who believes he could never – under any circumstances – find another man attractive, the margin between “practically” and “for sure” must be as wide as the Grand Canyon.

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Seán Martinfield
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Seán Martinfield, who also serves as Fine Arts Critic, is a native San Franciscan. He is a Theatre Arts Graduate from San Francisco State University, a professional singer, and well-known private vocal coach to Bay Area actors and singers of all ages and persuasions. His clients have appeared in Broadway National Tours including Wicked, Aïda, Miss Saigon, Rent, Bye Bye Birdie, in theatres and cabarets throughout the Bay Area, and are regularly featured in major City events including Diva Fest, Gay Pride, and Halloween In The Castro. As an Internet consultant in vocal development and audition preparation he has published thousands of responses to those seeking his advice concerning singing techniques, professional and academic auditions, and careers in the Performing Arts. Mr. Martinfield’s Broadway clients have all profited from his vocal methodology, “The Belter’s Method”. If you want answers about your vocal technique, post him a question on AllExperts.com. If you would like to build up your vocal performance chops and participate in the Bay Area’s rich theatrical scene, e-mail him at: sean.martinfield@comcast.net.

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