Rrazz Productions Presents Varla Jean Merman Loves a Forgein Tongue Live at The Empire Plush Room
Varla Jean Merman performs live at The Empire Plush Room January 24th, 25th, 26th, 31st and February 1st and 2nd at 8PM
By: Prana Marketing
Jeffrey Roberson (Varla Jean Merman) is featured with special guest Mark Cortale, Tenor written by Jeffery Roberson and Jacques Lamarre, costumes by Michael Velasquez and Cecile Casey, props by Allen Cutler and Matthew Scott and wigs by Gerard Kelly.
Varla Jean Merman is a character originated and portrayed by Jeffery Roberson, an American actor, singer and drag performer. Varla's fictitious pedigree boasts that Ernest Borgnine is her father and Ethel Merman is her mother.
Varla is perhaps best known for her role in the 2003 independent film Girls Will Be Girls. She also had a co-starring role in the 1997 film Franchesca Page. Varla was also one of the performers featured in the HBO original documentary Dragtime. She has appeared in a number of short films and live cabaret acts since she and her male alter-ego attended the School of Music at Louisiana State University.
Varla's shows are a staple of summer entertainment in Provincetown, Massachusetts. She also performs fairly often in New Orleans, New York City, San Francisco, London and has also enjoyed billing at the Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia. The gay-themed television network Logo commissioned Varla to write and star in an animated educational short about the Stonewall riots of 1969.
The San Francisco Weekly exclaims, “The singer blurs the line between what is feminine and what is artifice...the mountainous peaks and troughs of her vocal range defied expectations."
Roberson has almost always been credited as either "Varla Merman" or "Varla Jean Merman" rather than his birth name. Check out Varla Jean Merman’s website at www.varlaonline.com.
The Empire Plush Room
The York Hotel
940 Sutter Street (between Leavenworth and Hyde)
San Francisco, California 94109
Phone: (415) 885-2800
Regarding the Performance:
For tickets, call toll free 866-468-3399 or visit www.TheEmpirePlushRoom.com for details.