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Red Hot Mama! Ms. TUCKER WILL SEE YOU NOW Returns

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Winner Best Cabaret/Concert Performance – Ticketholder Awards 2023! 

Red Hot Mama! MS TUCKER WILL SEE YOU NOW returns to Hollywood as Laural Meade brings her pizazz back to the historic Gardenia Supper Club with her hit show inspired by jazz great Sophie Tucker.

Los Angeles native, writer, performer & college professor, Laural Meade’s beloved cabaret theater piece, Ms. Tucker Will See You Now has extended it’s critically acclaimed run at the historic Gardenia Supper Club (7066 Santa Monica Blvd. 90038.) With special guest Gregory Nabours at the piano, Meade will perform the show Saturday, June 1st. 

“An 80 minute romp” that is “unabashedly cross… both flirtatious and extravagant, and exquisitely intimate. Stageraw.com

The show combines the fabulous oomph of Sophie Tucker’s bawdy song catalog with raucous audience interaction and personal revelations. Using the extraordinary life and career of one of the 20th Century’s greatest entertainers (known as “the last of the red hot mamas“), Laural Meade channels the rollicking energy that made jazz great Sophie Tucker the most sought-after nightclub entertainer of her day. 

Songs! Jokes! Stories! All risqué!

The evening also samples decidedly dirty jokes from many of the women performers Ms. Tucker inspired along the way – such as Bette Midler, Joan Rivers, Belle Barthe, and Phyllis Diller. Meade began developing the show in 2022 as a series of house concerts throughout Los Angeles. In 2023, she formed a relationship with The Gardenia through their weekly open mic, and first performed the piece there to a standing-room only crowd. In June of ‘23 she began a monthly performance residency that will continue through the summer of ‘24. 

“A powerful singer… with a thrilling voice.” Elliot Zwiebach at Cabaret Scenes Magazine

The show features 13 of Ms. Tucker’s signature songs, including “Some of These Days,” “I Don’t Want to Get Thin,” “Yiddishe Mama,” and “The Man I Love.” Of this last song, Travis Michael Holder of ticketholdersLA.com said Meade “delivers an arrestingly poignant and indelibly memorable version of Gershwin’s ‘The Man I Love’ that alone could make the professional cabaret rise of a brave and intensely gifted late-blooming college professor something as worth appreciating as the career of Ms. Tucker herself.” Holder also described the show as “An incredible solo turn…a perfect evening.” 

There is a $20 cover charge + a $14 food/drink minimum

Reservations can be made at 323-467-7444

Venue Information: www.gardeniasupperclub.com
For More Information go to Facebook Event Page

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