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A Night OUT with Katya

June 30, 2020 at 6pm

A Give OUT Day Benefit Show

Join us for a special evening of songs, stories, and strong cocktails with Katya Smirnoff-Skyy as she performs live from your favorite basement. Pour yourself a drink and join the virtual audience of Russia's (self proclaimed) Greatest Mezzo-Soprano Understudy, turned Countess, turned Macy's cosmetic counter lady as she celebrates her 15 year anniversary at NCTC.


Katya will be joined by special guests Jesse Cortez, Amanda King, and Joe Wicht on this night OUT at NCTC. While there is no admission charge for this benefit show, we hope you support our theatre on Give OUT Day, the only national day of giving for the LGBTQ community on June 30th.


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Livestream on June 30, 2020 at 6pm PST




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Named Best Drag act 2008 by the San Francisco Bay Guardian and best actor in a musical by the Bay Area Theater Critics Association, J. Conrad Frank (writer and Life Coach for Ms. Smirnoff) has worked with the Countess since her arrival in San Francisco 15 years ago.


Special Guests


Jesse Cortez is a proud alumnus of SFGMC. His first theater show in the Bay Area was NCTC’s production of Dirty Little Showtunes in 2013. Jesse’s most recent productions include Sister Act (Broadway by the Bay), The View Upstairs (NCTC) and Sweeney Todd (Hillbarn Theater). He is also a regular patron of Martuni’s and recently performed his own cabaret show there, titled “Songs from a New Generation”. See more pictures and links to his social media at


 With the sound and soul of a classic chanteuse, it's no surprise that Amanda King showcases a catalog of music gems from the 1930s, 40s, and 50s, embodying many of the figures who make up the vivid tapestry thatis American Popular Music and Jazz. Possessing a smoothness of voice and surety of style, she has been hailed by New York Times critic Stephen Holden as one of the nightclub world’s “exceptional rising talents.” Combining the best of the jazz and cabaret worlds by focusing on the words, the music, and the swing, Amanda masterfully interprets the music she adores and performs.


Joe Wicht is a local musician and composer. While most frequently seen and heard at Martuni’s where he hosts Piano Bar 101 (on Mondays) and Sing-Along Saturdays, he also co-produces the Cabaret Showcase Showdown and is a fervent champion of new and emerging cabaret artists in the Bay Area.



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