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Upright Cabaret
January 27 & 28, 2013 at 7:30 PM




January 27-28, 2013


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American Idol star


Disney's Phineas & Ferb



2x Star Search Winner



With Special Guest Host


You were seventeen – it was Saturday night – and the place to be was Funky Town! Move 'n groove with us as Upright Cabaret does DISCO – and does it right in full sequined pride! Backed by a flash of insane multi-media, the shimmering songs of Donna Summer, ABBA, the Bee Gees – and more! – will flash you back into dancing queens and strutting machines. Melt under the pulsing lights and pulsating beats as our Upright performers sing the greatest dance hits that will have you poppin’ your hips and pointin’ your fingers into the air. Hustle 'n jive your way to this show because Upright's disco fever is sure to be infectious.

*Artists subject to change.

About the Performers

Dezmond Meeks - Upright Cabaret


(American Idol , America's Got Talent)


Click here for Video of Dezmond performing LIVE on NBC's America's Got Talent



Through the years, Meeks has had the privilege of opening for and performing with some great names in the industry from Mya, Martha Wash, Trumaine Hawkins, The Clark Sisters, Mary Mary, Ty Taylor, Shoshana Bean, Sebastian Bach and more. It was in 2006 he first worked with producer Joey Sykes to create the sound for songs like "Them & Me" and "Try Me". Both of which have gone on to receive multiple Indie Award nominations, movie placement and critical acclaim. After a brief revisit back to the world of reality TV as a quarter finalist on season 6 of NBC's America's Got Talent, Dezmond had a twist of fate when he collaborated with chart topping KPop Producer Young Hu- Kim and Jovan Rangel their new EDM duo Ghostkick for the anthem smash single "Celebrate". Since it's release, "Celebrate" has received rave reviews from top panelists, producers and publicists at the 2012 Winter Music Conference in Miami, FL in addition to a reaching #9 on the pop charts in Korea. This lead to Dezmond's further collaborations with In House Records recording artist Brian "CID DA KID" (Beyonce', Gaga, Wiz Kalifa,) on his forthcoming projects where Dezmond wrote, produced and sang backgrounds on a number of releases for In House Records. Most recently, Dezmond has been hard at work in the studio with multi platinum Dance Electronic artist/producer Chris Willis who has been responsible for the vocal, lyrical and melodic content on some of David Guetta's biggest hits.

Laura Dickinson

(Disney's Phineas & Ferb)


Click here for Video of Laura in AIDA!


LAURA DICKINSON is best known for her extensive work as a series regular on Disney Channel’s Emmy award-winning Phineas and Ferb. She’s also featured on the show’s five chart-topping soundtrack albums and the Disney Channel original movie Phineas and Ferb: Across The Second Dimension. Laura is the singing voice of Tori Spelling’s Pirate Princess, Tiffani Theissen’s Misty, and several other recurring characters on Jake and The Never Land Pirates. Her newest Disney adventure is the movie and series Sofia The First (which aired in November to 5.2 million viewers) singing with Ariel Winter, Wayne Brady, Sara Ramirez and more in addition to her responsibilities as vocal contractor. Laura had the great privilege of opening for the legendary Mr. Tony Bennett ringing in 2013 at the Bel Air Hotel. She just returned from a North American tour with UK Rockstars Spiritualized promoting their newest album Sweet Heart, Sweet Heart which she also sang on. Prior to that, she was in Baton Rouge singing the entire soundtrack for the box office smash Pitch Perfect. Selected television and film credits include American Idol (background vocals), MTV Video Music Awards with Florence + The Machine, Modern Family, The Emperor’s New School, Fish Hooks, Cinderella III, Sonny With A Chance, Late Night with David Letterman with Spiritualized, White Collar, and national commercials for Priceline, Target, Macy’s, and NBC’s Last Comic Standing. Laura is the Principal Vocalist and vocal contractor of The Pageant Of The Masters in Laguna Beach, and she musical directs, vocal arranges for and performs with the a cappella rock band Vybration. Her new album One For My Baby: A Tribute To Frank Sinatra releases in March. @ElsieLaura

Jake Simpson



(2x Star Search Winner)

JAKE SIMPSON twice (2003 and 2004) won the top honors in the Adult Singer category on CBS's Star Search with his powerful high tenor voice and three-octave range. Growing up in Crocker, Missouri, making music has been one of the most important driving forces in Jake's life. His sound has been influenced by Stevie Wonder, Steve Perry, Donny Hathaway and the classic style of Sam Cooke. Jake has recorded, written and performed with a multitude of artists including Grammy Award-winning songwriter Desmond Child, American Idol finalists David Archuleta, Syesha Mercado and Grammy Award-nominee Adam Lambert, NBC's The Voice finalist Frenchie Davis, Vintage Trouble's Ty Taylor, pianist Jim Brickman (national tour), Shoshana Bean, Matt Cusson, Grammy Award-nominee Taylor Dayne, Grammy Award-winner Paula Cole and most famously on The Oprah Winfrey Show with the legendary Stevie Wonder. Simpson has produced and recorded two albums including the holiday themed Star of Wonder and the prophetically entitled My Song which garnered positive reviews and radio airplay throughout the U.S. and Europe. Critics raved about his "blue-eyed soul" and his "Amen-inducing" rendition of O Come All Ye Faithful. His albums are available on iTunes and CD Baby.

Jimmy James


Voice Impressionist

JIMMY JAMES (Guest Host)

Singer Songwriter/Recording & Tribute Artist Jimmy James will be the special guest-host for the Upright Goes Disco. As a voice impressionist, James astounds audiences with his dead-on impersonations of Cher, Eartha Kitt, Barbra Streisand, Judy Garland, Liza Minnelli, Bette Davis, Billie Holiday and more. His self-penned hit Fashionista has burned the dance floors world-wide. Hailing from New York City, James now resides in beautiful Sunny Los Angeles. He has performed for Elton John, Whoopi Goldberg, Patti Labelle and others.


Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 7:30pm

Monday, January 28, 2013 at 7:30pm

Upright Cabaret's American Icon Series at La Mirada Theatre

Reserved Seating $15 - $50

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