Join Liberace and friends at Sutter Street Theatre

By From page B6 | January 09, 2013

John Wilder stars as Liberace in "Liberace Presents," opening at Sutter Street Theatre on Jan. 5. Courtesy photo

The holidays are over and if you are not ready to stop the party Sutter Street Theatre has the answer.  “Liberace Presents” is a fun evening of entertainment featuring many of your favorite performers portraying some of their favorite entertainers from a bygone era.

The flamboyant Liberace will be played by John Wilder (“Evil Dead,” “Tom Foolery,” “Holiday in the Hills,” “Nunsense” and the “Marvelous Wonderettes”). Wilder has previously performed this role at the Liberace Museum in Las Vegas.

Others include Mike Jimena (“Escanaba in da Moonlight,” “Odd Couple,” “Holiday in the Hills”) who gets no respect as Rodney Dangerfield; artistic director Connie Mockenhaupt (“Nunsense,” “Holiday in the Hills”) as the charismatic Carol Burnett; and Monique Ward-Lonegan fresh off her role as the mouse in “If You Give A Mouse A Cookie” and a summer with Music Circus will portray America’s little princess, Shirley Temple. These, plus other guest performers, guarantee to bring you a fun evening of entertainment in Liberace Presents.

“Liberace Presents” is written by Wilder, Jimena and Mockenhaupt.

The show opens at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 5, and continues at 1 and 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 6; 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 11; 1 and 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12; and 1 and 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 13. Tickets are $23 general, $21 seniors, $18 students with an ID card, $15 children 12 and younger. For tickets and more information call (916) 353-1001.

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