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Upright Cabaret
December 16 - 17, 2012 at 7:30 PM



Music of MEL TORMÉ



December 16 - 17, 2012


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American Idol star

Multi Award-Winning Recording Artist


Emmy and Tony Award Winner


In this holiday revue, watch Stars and Snowflakes glitter together as Upright combines the best of Broadway with the carols of Christmastime. Cozy up next to your someone special, and be warmed not by an open fire but by yuletide joy and the sweet standards of Mel Tormé, Nat King Cole and Ella Fitzgerald - and more! With brassy horns and sentimental strings, Upright creates a wonderland of the cheerful arrangements and airy melodies that make Broadway and Christmas all aglow. Under boughs of holly, bathed in a multi-media of silver and gold, our celebrity singers use their suave voices to turn the stage into a true town of tinsel – and make this highly anticipated season's event the perfect way to put you in the holiday spirit.

*Artists subject to change.

About the Performers

David Hernandez



American Idol Finalist




DAVID HERNANDEZ, gained national attention with his powerful voice and affable personality as an American Idol finalist.  He began acting and singing at age six, starring in musicals and performing with various theatre companies throughout Arizona. As a young teenager David began writing original music and recording his material. A Phoenix native, Hernandez recently moved to Hollywood where he is writing new songs, working in the recording studio producing his newest music, and pursuing his passion for acting.  He has already completed his first feature film as the lead in the movie Synthetic Truth.

In addition to American Idol, David has showcased his talents on The Ellen Show, The Today Show, MTV’s TRL, EXTRA, Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood, Teen Choice Awards, TV Guides’ Sexiest Stars 2008, Idol Tonight, Idol Gives Back and FOX-TV. For more info about David Hernandez:



Click here for VIDEO of David singing "Papa Was a Rolling Stone" on American Idol!







James Torme


John Lennon Songwriting
Award Winner




JAMES TORMÉ is a multi-Award winning E1 Music recording artist and a uniquely gifted singer whose music infuses older jazz classics with soul and R&B influences of today. Tormé's magnetic relevance stems from the fact that he mixes the showmanship of his father's generation with the youthful charisma of a contemporary Hollywood star. Considering his roots, this shouldn't be too surprising. James comes from a professional show business family with household names on both sides of the Atlantic. His father, Mel, a legendary singer, was a 3-time Grammy Award winner whose songwriting credits include the most popular holiday song ever, “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire).” His mother, Janette Scott, and grandmother, Dame Thora Hird, are both celebrated British actresses. The young singer's music, which pays tribute to all corners of American music history, appeals to young and old audiences alike.


Click here for VIDEO preview of James' new album Love For Sale.










Lillias White



Emmy & Tony Award Winner

Star of FELA!, The Life, Dreamgirls, Once on This Island, How to Succeed



LILLIAS WHITE has been recognized on Broadway with the Tony Award®, Drama Desk Award®, Peoples Choice®Award and The Outer Critics Award®for Best Actress in a Musical -- Broadway's Prestigious Quadruple Crown -- for her 1997 role as Sonja in the "The Life." In 1990 she won The Obie Award® for Best Actress in a Musical for her portrayal of Hennie in "Romance in Hard Times". In addition, she won The Drama Logue Award® for Best Actress in a Musical for her role in the national tour of "Dreamgirls." Other theater credits include the Broadway productions of "How to Succeed in Business", "Once on This Island", "Rock n' Roll: The First 5,000 Years ( Aretha Franklin )," "Barnum, " "Carrie" and "Dreamgirls," as well as the off Broadway productions of "Crowns," "The Vagina Monologues," "Waiting for Godot," "The Princess & The Black-Eyed Pea," and "Dinah Was". Lillias White has also gone on the national and international tours for "Ain't Misbehavin', "Tintypes" and "The Wiz".

Lillias White's TV and Film credits include featured roles in the films, Pieces of April,The Grinch That Stole ChristmasGloria,North and Disney's Hercules. In 1992, Ms. White won an Emmy Award® for her role as Seasame Street's Lillian Edwards. Other television credits consist of recurring roles and guest spots on Outreach, Law & Order, NYPD Blue and The Jury. In 2004 Ms White was cast opposite Eddie Griffith in HBO's pilot "Pryor Offenses" (The Richard Pryor Story).





Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 7:30pm

Monday, December 17, 2012 at 7:30pm

Upright Cabaret's American Icon Series at La Mirada Theatre

Reserved Seating $15 - $50

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