Co Ho Ho Ho!

This December CoHo brings you a pair of jolly, hot-buttered, decked-out chestnuts for the holidays!

Co Ho Ho Ho!
Four weeks. Two shows. And a partridge in a pear tree.
December 9 – 30, 2017

Holiday Shorts & Songs: A Live-Action Mash-Up of Holiday Toons
and
A Liberace & Liza Christmas

Single Tickets $20 in Advance, $25 at the Door
Two Show Pass $30
(Contact the box office to book specific dates for each show: coho@cohoproductions.org or 503-220-2646)

Special Discounts for CoHo Season 22 Subscribers!
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CoHo Productions Presents

Holiday Shorts & Songs: A Live-Action Mash-Up of Holiday Toons

photo by Kevin Young

December 9, 14, 15, 16 at 7:30pm
December 10 & 17 at 2:00pm

Featuring Susannah Mars, Isaac Lamb and the CoHo Clown Cohort with musical accompaniment by Eric Nordin. Directed by Philip Cuomo.

$10 tickets for children 12 and under!

ABOUT THE PRODUCTION

Like the famous snowman we all know and love, we’re busting out our corncob pipes and button noses bringing your favorite holiday cartoons and songs to life. Grab your stocking, spike your eggnog, bring your office party, and get ready to hang the mistletoe, as Susannah Mars, Isaac Lamb, and our very own CoHo Clown Cohort polish their red noses and take you on a hilarious and nostalgic journey through the animated traditions of our youth.


CoHo and In Sequins Productions Present

A Liberace & Liza Christmas

photo credit: Gary Norman

December 21 & 22 at  7:30pm
December 23 at 2:00pm and 7:30pm
December 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 at 7:30pm

Featuring David Saffert and Jillian Snow Harris

ABOUT THE PRODUCTION

This holiday season, gather around the piano and raise a cup of holiday cheer with two of the biggest personalities in show business – Liberace and Liza Minnelli! In a dazzling display of sequins and song, Liberace (David Saffert) and Liza (Jillian Snow Harris) invite you to share in the gaudy gifts of virtuosic piano medleys, holly jolly song sing-a-longs, and an ever-rotating cast of popular Portland personalities. Harkening back to the days of classic variety shows and televised Christmas specials, this heartwarming homage is sure to put the whole family in the holiday spirit.

Like Liberace, David Saffert is a classically-trained pianist from Wisconsin with a passion for both music and entertainment. From elaborate costumes to painstakingly researched piano transcriptions, Saffert’s mission is to give audiences an authentic Liberace experience. After seeing Saffert’s portrayal, Liberace’s own musical director Bo Ayars joined forces with Saffert to elevate the act to a whole new level, providing insight into the real Mr. Showmanship’s piano-playing, speech, and mannerisms. Ayars and Saffert have begun to perform together, delighting audiences who were lucky enough to see the real Liberace perform, and providing an honest tribute for those who never had the chance. Most recently, he appeared as the featured guest on two Under the Vegas Sun television episodes which were filmed at the Liberace Mansion in Las Vegas. When not portraying Liberace, Saffert plays for the Portland Opera, Oregon Ballet Theatre, and Tony Starlight’s Showroom.

For more information, visit his website at saffertinsequins.com

Jillian Snow Harris has thrilled audiences across the country with her spot-on impersonation of Liza Minnelli. After graduating from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City, the singer/actor/comedienne portrayed Liza in comedy clubs throughout New York before bringing her big voice home to Portland, OR, where she was featured in the US Premiere of Liza, Liza, Liza at triangle! Productions. Now a regular performer at Tony Starlight’s Showroom, Harris delights audiences with a diverse repertoire of famous female voices, including Bernadette Peters, Eartha Kitt, and Judy Garland. While her sharp comic timing and exaggerated Liza quirks will have audiences doubled over in laughter, it’s when she starts belting out songs that it quickly becomes clear that her talent is no joke.

Press Reviews:

“It’s obvious from the get-go that Saffert and Snow Harris have worked hard to create a loving homage to these characters, and crafted a fine line that teeters between well-done and camp.”  – Oregon Arts Watch
“Gives off the sparks of a well-programmed Vegas act” – Oregon Arts Watch
“Harris’s comic timing and banter are spot-on” –Duluth News Tribune
“I don’t know if I’ve ever heard Liberace played like that other than the last time I heard Liberace play like that.”  – Steve Schorr; Host & producer of VegasLifeTV’s Under the Vegas Sun

“Mr. Showmanship reborn – a sparkly spectacle of a show indeed” – Duluth News Tribune

“Oh, does he ever give off reminders of one of the world’s greatest showmen” – Portland Tribune

“[A] bedazzled tribute to one of the greatest performers of all time” – Portland Mercury

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