A repertory member of "Saturday Night Live" since the 1986-87 season, Carvey left in 1992 after seven seasons. Carvey is best known for his character the Church Lady; Hans, of the Hans and Franz body building duo; Garth, Wayne Campbell's (Mike Myers) "Excellent Co-Host' on the immensely popular sketch "Wayne's World," and Weekend Updates Grumpy Old Man.
In addition to these characters, Dana has received widespread praise for his uncanny comedic impersonations of such political figures as Ex-President George Bush, H. Ross Perot, Jerry Brown, David Duke and Bob Dole. He also does impersonations of George Burns, Johnny Carson, Jimmy Stewart, John McLaughlin, Mickey Rooney, Casey Casem, and Regis Philbin.
On television, he hosted the 1992 presentation of the MTV Music Awards, co-starred in two pilots and was a member of the Showtime special "Salute to the Improvisation," with Billy Crystal, Robin Williams and Robert Klein. In 1995, Dana Performed stand-up in his own one hour comedy special on HBO aptly named "Critics Choice ****. " In 2008 Dana recorded his second solo comedy special for HBO entitled "Dana Carvey: Squatting Monkeys Tell No Lies."
Dana Carvey has appeared in WAYNE'S WORLD, OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS, TOUGHT GUYS, BLUE THUNDER & More.
Carvey won an Emmy Award in 1993 for Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program and was honored with The American Comedy Award as Television's Funniest Supporting Make in 1990 and 1991.
For more than fifty years, The Temptations have prospered, propelling popular music with a series of smash hits, and sold-out performances throughout the world.
"The crowds are bigger, the sales are sizzling," says one industry report. "The outpouring of affection for this super-group has never been greater".
The history of The Temptations is the history of contemporary American pop. An essential component of the original Motown machine, that amazing engine invented by Berry Gordy, The Temps began their musical life in Detroit in the early sixties. It wasn’t until 1964 however, that the Smokey Robinson written-and-produced "The Way You Do the things You Do" turned the guys into stars.
An avalanche of hits followed, many of which..."My Girl," for instance...attained immortality. "It’s Growing," "Since I Lost My Baby;," "Get Ready," "Ain’t Too Proud to Beg," "Beauty Is only Skin Deep," "I Wish It Would Rain"...the hits kept coming.
The classic lineup was Otis Williams, Melvin Franklin, Paul Williams, Eddie Kendricks and David Ruffin. Beyond the fabulous singing, The temps became known for smooth stepping and flawless presentations. The Temptations Walk became a staple of American style. Flair, flash and class. Millions of fans saw their Temptations as cultural heroes.
When the sixties and seventies turned political, The Temps got serious. They changed their tone, dress and music. Producer Norman Whitfield led the way. His Temptations hits, many featuring Dennis Edwards who had replaced David Ruffin, burned with intensity. "Runaway Child" "Cloud Nine," "I Can’t Get Next to You," "Papa Was a Rolling Stone", and "Psychedelic Shack" still smolder.
Other stellar singers...Richard Street, Ali-Ollie Woodson...joined, adding their luster to the groups’ growing fame.
No matter the change in personnel, The Temptations remained true to The Temptations tradition. They survived the whims of fashion, whether disco or techno, and stuck to their guns.
"Great singing," says Otis, "will always prevail."
In the eighties, The Temps prevailed with smashes like the Otis Williams’ penned "Treat Her Like A Lady."
Then in the nineties, another Temptation explosion:
It began with their appearance on Motown 25 in 1983; it continued with the NBC mini-series that chronicled the group’s history, a ratings triumph over two nights in prime time. An Emmy Award followed.
Then came a series of acclaimed records:
For Lovers Only, a collection of love standards, termed an instant classic by critics, remains among the most cherished of all Temptations recordings.
Phoenix Rising, went through the roof, a platinum-plus mega-hit featuring "Stay," the Narada Michael Walden produced song that topped the charts.
Ear Resistible nailed a Grammy and a legion of new fans.
Awesome, released in 2001 is The Temptations at their freshest, strongest, and most appealing.
Reflections was released in 2005, nominated for a Grammy and brought to the world The Temptations versions of some of Motown’s greatest songs.
The current lineup consists of:
Otis Williams, Ron Tyson, Terry Weeks, Joe Herndon, Bruce Williamson
"The more we change," says veteran Ron Tyson, "the more we stay true to ourselves. We’re about singing straight-up soul. It’s a style that will live on forever."
"The Temps have always been known for great lead singer’s", says Williams. "Today we have three of the greatest leads in the proud history of the group."
The soaring voice of Ron Tyson, perhaps the best high tenor in the business.
Terry Weeks, who grew up in Alabama and spent eight years in the Air Force before his makeshift audition for Otis on a Hollywood street corner, whose smooth textures and tones, express an extraordinary full range of feelings.
Newest member, Bruce Williamson started singing in a church choir at the ripe age of 5 years old and hasn’t stop since. He has sung in everything from commercials to musical to the top showrooms in Las Vegas. Bruce was introduced to Otis by Ron Tyson.
"Our challenge," says Williams, "is to live in the present while respecting the past. Our past is filled with riches only a fool would discard. At the same time, we thrive on competition. As a Motowner, I grew up in the most competitive musical atmosphere imaginable. But we also understand that for a group with history, no matter how glorious that history might be, reinvention is the name of the game."
"When I tell people we are God’s group," says Otis, a remarkable modest man, "I don’t mean it arrogantly. It’s just that we have been tested time and again and keep coming back. We have suffered the death of so many legendary singers...Paul Williams, David Ruffin, Eddie Kendricks, Melvin Franklin. Other’s like Dennis Edwards, Richard Street, Ali-Ollie Woodson and Theo Peoples have left, and yet our unity is tighter, our sound brighter and our popularity greater. Someone has watched over this group. Someone has protected our integrity. Someone has said...just go on singing and it’ll get better."
And so THE TEMPTATIONS go on.......and on.....and on....
All-aboard! Set sail with us from New York to London, in the famous Cole Porter musical, Anything Goes (1934), featuring well-known tunes such as "It's De-Lovely"," Your're the Top", "I Get a Kick Out of You", and the famous song "Anything Goes." This popular musical has been made into several Hollywood films and performed numerous times over the years on Broadway and in London theaters.
Reno Sweeney jumps on board the S.S. American and heads out to sea with a cast of singing sailors and criminals in disguise. A case of mistaken identities and broken hearts adds to this classic romantic comedy and its ultimate happy ending. Don't miss it! This is a musical that is sure to delight and entertain you!
Anything Goes is produced Broadway By the Bay. Broadway By the Bay has been producing amazing musicals for nearly 50 years.
The Peninsula’s favorite holiday treat since 1971. 44 years of precious family memories from Peninsula Ballet Theatre. Delight and enchant your family at this lavish performance featuring some of the Bay Area’s most beautiful, talented and athletic professional dancers. Meet these dancers on stage following every performance.
New this year: a special Monday holiday matinee. The perfect way to fill one of those vacation days. Plus every child under 12 receives a free Nutcracker ornament to remember this special day.
Nutcracker, choreographed by Bay Area dance legend, and Izzie Awardee: Carlos Carvajal.
David Fonnegra Artistic Director
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The Fab Four (Emmy-award-winning Tribute to The Beatles)
The Golden State Theatre will be transformed into Abbey Road on Saturday, March 24th as The Fab Four, the ultimate tribute to The Beatles, invades Monterey for one night at 8:00 p.m. The Fab Four have elevated themselves far above every other Beatles tribute due to their unrivaled attention to detail. With uncanny, note-for-note live renditions of Beatles' songs, The Fab Four will make you think you are watching the real thing. Their incredible show includes three costume changes representing each era of the Beatles ever-evolving career. The Fab Four take their audiences on a musical journey that begins in the Ed Sullivan Theater, visits Sgt. Pepper's and winds through Abbey Road, all live with no backing tracks or sequences. This loving tribute to the Beatles has amazed audiences around the world, with stops in Japan, Malaysia, France, Hong Kong, The United Kingdom, Germany, Mexico, and Brazil.
Get back and imagine an audience twisting and shouting with a little help from their friends as they get their ticket to ride and enjoy a day in the life of the greatest rock group of all time. Hear record-perfect live performances of such classics as "Can't Buy Me Love," "Yesterday," "A Day In The Life," "Penny Lane," "Here Comes The Sun," and "Hey Jude."Recent reviews:“The Fab Four not only have the Beatles down pat…but these four guys are some of the most talented I’ve ever heard” - Micky Dolenz (The Monkees)“KISS first saw The Fab Four at the House of Blues. We sat in the audience and our jaws dropped…They were absolutely amazing! The Fab Four could blow away any audience. They are awesome.” - Paul Stanley (KISS / Guitarist)"They brought back so many great memories for me…something I’ll never forget.”
Doors 7 pm
Show 8 pm
Hop aboard the "Chattanooga Choo Choo" to “Tuxedo Junction and get "In the Mood" to hear a “Moonlight Serenade” performed by a 13-piece Big Band and a half dozen singer-dancers wigh some hot boogie woogie! In The Mood is a fully staged tribute to Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, The Andrews Sisters and big band greats of the '40s. Complete with period costumes and choreography, In The Mood celebrates America's greatest generation that listened and boogied to up-tempo big band rhythms and danced to intimate ballads. Experience the jazzy, brassy, sentimental and patriotic music of the World War II era.
“a toe-tapping nostalgic ride to yesteryear.” –Brad Downall, Director, Glema Mahr Center for the Arts, Madisonville, KY
“a wonderful rendition of Halcyon days put to music.” –Margaret Webster, Dover Plains, NY
“a wonderfully entertaining two hours of good tunes intertwined with high-stepping moves and sassy vocals.” –Albert Rodriguez, Seattle Gay News October 17, 2012
“Our emotions ran from goose bumps to tears.”
–Ken and Elaine Aubrey, West Springfield, MA
See In The Mood
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Saturday Evenings & Sunday Matinees
* My Fair Lady
Les Miserables (March 28-29 & April 4-5)
This epic musical has captured the hearts of millions!
LES MISÉRABLES will bring audiences leaping to their feet. Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, LES MIZ is an unforgettable story of heartbreak, passion, and the resilience of the human spirit, that has become one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history.
Featuring the timeless score and beloved songs “I Dreamed A Dream,” “Bring Him Home,” “One Day More,” and “On My Own,” this breathtaking new Broadway production has left the critics awestruck, hailing it “A LES MIZ FOR THE 21st CENTURY!” (The Huffington Post).
My Fair Lady (June 27-28 & July *3 & 5 )
*July 3rd is a Friday
Henry Higgins, a Professor of Phonetics, encounters Eliza Doolittle, a cockney flower girl, one cold March night at Covent Garden market. He declares to his friend Colonel Pickering that in three months he could transform Eliza into a duchess.
Westside Story (Sept 5-6 & Sept 12-13 )
West Side Story is an American musical with a libretto by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and conception and choreography by Jerome Robbins. It was inspired by William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet.
The story is set in the Upper West Side neighborhood in New York City in the mid-1950s, an ethnic, blue-collar neighborhood. (In the early 1960s much of the neighborhood would be cleared in an urban renewal project for the Lincoln Center, changing the neighborhood's character.) The musical explores the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds. The members of the Sharks, from Puerto Rico, are taunted by the Jets, a Caucasian gang. The young protagonist, Tony, a former member of the Jets and best friend of the gang leader, Riff, falls in love with Maria, the sister of Bernardo, the leader of the Sharks. The dark theme, sophisticated music, extended dance scenes, and focus on social problems marked a turning point in American musical theatre. Bernstein's score for the musical includes "Something's Coming", "Maria", "America", "Somewhere", "Tonight", "Jet Song", "I Feel Pretty", "A Boy Like That", "One Hand, One Heart", "Gee, Officer Krupke", and "Cool".
Kiss Me Kate (Nov 28-29 & Dec 5-6 )
Winner if 3 Tony Awards & Critics Circle for Best Musical
Kiss Me, Kate is a musical with music and lyrics by Cole Porter. The story involves the production of a musical version of William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew and the conflict on and off-stage between Fred Graham, the show's director, producer, and star, and his leading lady, his ex-wife Lilli Vanessi. A secondary romance concerns Lois Lane, the actress playing Bianca, and her gambler boyfriend, Bill, who runs afoul of some gangsters. The original production starred Alfred Drake, Patricia Morison, Lisa Kirk and Harold Lang and won the Tony-Award.
Broadway By the Bay is a non-profit organization who inspires, educates and engages the community and local talent through the power of musical theatre. Broadway By the Bay was established as San Mateo Community Theatre in 1965. They are the only major musical theatre company between San Francisco and Palo Alto producing largest scale musical productions using local talents. They are committed to producing the highest quality shows while maintaining accessibility to our community through affordable ticket prices. In their 49-year history we have received numerous awards and countless acclamations, but none as valued and important than the continued patronage by our community. Buy Tickets
May 19th @ 7 pm
A former NFL cheerleader and daughter of Cuban immigrants who grew up in Miami, Mireya Mayor followed her unlikely dreams. In short order, she became a respected primatologist, audacious explorer, and Emmy Award-nominated wildlife correspondent for the National Geographic Channel. Mireya has survived poisonous insect bites, been charged by gorillas and chased by elephants- and keeps going back for more. On a National Geographic-supported expedition in Madagascar in 2000, Mayor discovered a rare new species of mouse lemur, then believed to be the world's smallest primate. Her discovery inspired the prime minister of Madagascar to establish a national park to help protect the new species, conserving the 10 percent that remains of the African island nation's once vast forest. Currently hosting the Nat Geo WILD series Wild Nights With Mireya Mayor, Mayor has been hailed as a "female Indiana Jones." and an inspiration to young women interested in science and exploration. She'll share stories, images, and film clips of her adventures, offering a behind the scenes look at the hardships and danger of life in the field, along with he moments of discovery that make it all worthwhile.
Steve Winter- On The Trail of Big Cats: Tigers, Snow Leopards, and Cougars
June 16 @ 7 pm
Go around the world in search of big cats with award-winning photographer Steve Winter. A determined explorer, Winter will lead you from Asian jungles where resilient tiger populations persist, to the Himalaya, home of the rare snow leopard. Follow him into the rainforests of Latin America to view the elusive jaguar-and to Hollywood in pursuit of American cougar. He'll share both dangerous and lighter moments: from getting stuck in quicksand to mishaps with remote-controlled cameras. Co-author of the new National Geographic book Tigers Forever, Winter's mission is to share the beauty of big cats while working to save them.
Brian Skerry- Ocean Soul
July 21@ 7 pm
Voyage across the oceans with one of National Geographic's most seasoned photographers and discover a vast, hidden world beneath the waves. Using his camera to communicate, Brian Skerry has spent more than 10,000 hours underwater telling the ocean's stories. His images celebrate the mystery of the depths, and offer portraits of creatures so intimate they sometimes appear to have been shot in a studio. Skerry dives eight months of the year, often in extreme conditions beneath Arctic ice or in predator-infested waters, and has even lived at the bottom of the sea to get close to his subjects. On stage, Skerry is passionate spokesman for the oceans he loves to photograph. His riveting presentations to audiences at TED, Harvard, and London's Royal Geographic Society inspire reverence for the marine realm and offer hope for protecting the vitality of the world's oceans.
Jodi Cobb- Stranger In AStrange Land
August 18 @ 7 pm
Join National Geographic photographer first female photographer Jodi Cobb on a whirlwind retrospective of a distinguished career that has spanned four decades. Known for breaking through barriers and going undercover to reveal hidden societies, Cobb has captured fascinating glimpses of worlds such as Japan's secret Geisha culture, and the cloistered lives of Saudi Arabian women. Her landmark story "21 Century Slavery" exposed a wide range of human trafficking, generating this inspiring woman as she chronicles her public-and-private-path from your photojournalist to world-renowned photographer.