Joey Arias: Holiday

Joey Arias: Billie Holiday Centennial

“The shock is not in the imitation of Holiday’s sound but in the intensity of Mr. Arias’ feeling.” The New Yorker

“Mr. Arias understands the risks and rewards of playing with fire.”  The New York Times   

“Arias razor-sharp wit and outre couture drag belie the beauty of his musicality.” – San Francisco Chronicle  

Beloved downtown New York cabaret singer, performance and drag artist Joey Arias incarnates Billie Holiday, celebrating her centennial year with an acclaimed cabaret production he premiered at New York’s Lincoln Center earlier this year. Dubbed “a demigod of the demimonde” by Time Out, Arias was last seen at REDCAT in the phantasmagorical Arias With a Twist. He starred as the Mistress of Seduction in Cirque du Soleil’s hit Zumanity in Las Vegas, and was the youngest ever member of The Groundlings at 16. His spellbinding portrayal of Holiday, with some wardrobe assistance from fashion designer Thierry Mugler, has been praised internationally, ever since he sang the songs of Lady Day in his legendary hit production Strange Fruit in the early 1990s.

WATCH: Video highlights from Joey Arias' premiere of the Billie Holiday Centennial Concert at Lincoln Center American Songbook in February.

LISTEN: Joey Arias' soundcloud page 

This project is made possible in part by support from the National Performance Network (NPN) Performance Residency Program. For more info: www.npnweb.org

        

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Date/TimeGM/STCA
THU 11/19
8:30 pm
$25  $20$12
FRI 11/20
8:30 pm
$25  $20$12
SAT 11/21
8:30 pm
$30  $24$18

SUN 11/22
3:00 pm

$30  $24$18
SUN 11/22
7:00 pm
$30  $24$18

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff