By Chuck Graham, TucsonStage.com
SIZZLING SUMMER SOUNDS
IS HEATING UP
opens Thursday-Friday, July 7-8
THE WEEKEND BRINGS NATALIE DOUGLAS
piano accompaniment by Jon Weber
plays Saturday-Sunday, July 9-10
Natalie Douglas has been called "a true force of nature" and "in a league of her own" by Clive Davis of The London Times.
When she sings, important people listen. But none will be more important than the audience on July 9 in the Skyline Country Club forSizzling Summer Sounds presented by Invisible Theatre in a show called "Sizzle and Sass with Natalie Douglas."
This soulful cabaret singer is a Nightlife, Backstage Bistro and seven-time MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs) Award Winner and recipient of the Margaret Whiting Award from the Mabel Mercer Foundation.
Her portrait also hangs on the legendary Birdland Jazz Club Wall of Fame.
Douglas has brought crowds to their feet across the U.S., from Carnegie Hall to Birdland, the Café Carlyle and Herbst Theatre to Thalian Hall and Jazz at Lincoln Center's very own Appel Room. Her passport has stamps from doing appearances in the United Kingdom, Germany, Montenegro, Greece, Corsica, Argentina and Mexico.
For the "Sizzle and Sass" show, Douglas and musical director Jon Weber will be weaving a musical tapestry of jazz, standards and musical theater. Performances are Saturday, July, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, July 10, at 2 p.m.
Sizzling Summer Sounds is Invisible Theatre's annual summer cabaret showcase produced and directed by Susan Claassen, creating that big city feel for three weeks of musical magic, July 7 to July 23, at Skyline Country Club, 5200 E. St. Andrews Drive.
Here is the complete program:
Thursday, July 7, and Friday, July 8, at 8 p.m.
This is the first show in three weeks of Sizzling Summer Sounds, featuring Jeffrey Haskell, Jack Neubeck and Katherine Byrnes with special guest Elisabeth Klingler to kick off IT's return to Skyline!
SIZZLE AND SASS WITH NATALIE DOUGLAS
Saturday, July 9, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, July 10, at 2 p.m.
New York's award-winning chanteuse, Natalie Douglas, with musical director Jon Weber.
Wednesday, July 13, at 8 p.m.
Julie Anne accompanied by Richard Katz, piano, Mike Levy, bass, and Fred Hayes, drums, presents a musical tribute to Burt Bacharach and Hal David.
I LOVE PARIS!
Thursday, July 14, at 8 p.m.
Join Jack Neubeck, Nick Stanley and Rebecca Carlson in a "Bastille Day" Celebration! Skyline will dish up French culinary delights as well.
EVERYTHING'S COMING UP ROSIE!
Friday, July 15, at 8 p.m.
Liz McMahon, pianist Daniel "Sly" Slipetsky and bassist Scott Black celebrate the music of Rosemary Clooney.
HE'S PLAYING OUR SONG!
Saturday, July 16, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, July 17, at 2 p.m.
Master storyteller and pianist Richard Glazier conducts a musical tour from Broadway to Hollywood visiting the songs of everyone from Gershwin to Hamlisch.
REMEMBERING LOU RAWLS!
Wednesday, July 2O, at 8 p.m.
Joe Bourne, Tucson's favorite "Groovy Person," gathers some musical friends to help pay tribute to Lou Rawls.
Thursday, July 2, at 8 p.m.
Rob Boone, harpist Christine Vivona and pianist/drummer Ray Templin serve up a jazzy summer cocktail of musical styles from Ragtime through the Roaring Twenties.
DON'T RAIN ON MY PARADE!
Friday, July 22, and Saturday, July 23, at 8 p.m.
Vocal stylist Katherine Byrnes and musical director Jeffrey Haskell pay tribute to Barbra Streisand.
Here's the ticket info.
GENERAL ADMISSION SEATING:
Show only - $30 single admission (Subject to availability)
PRIORITY RESERVED SEATING:
$50 single admission includes brunch and show (tax and gratuity included)
$55 single admission includes dinner and show (tax and gratuity included)
DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE FOR:
▪ 2016-2017 Invisible Theatre Season Ticket Holders
▪ Skyline Country Club Members
▪ Groups of ten or more
RESERVATIONS MAY BE MADE FOR SIZZLING SUMMER SOUNDS BY:
▪ Calling the Invisible Theatre Box Office at
▪ Visiting the Invisible Theatre Box Office (1400 N. First Ave at Drachman) during box office hours
▪ Going on-line 24/7 through OvationTix atwww.invisibletheatre.com
Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express credit cards are accepted
Valet parking available