Ben Randle

THEATRE DIRECTOR

'Katya Takes You Home' Opens May 12

San Francisco's favorite Cabaret Countess, Katya Smirnoff-Skyy's newest "spectacular", Katya Takes You Home premieres May 12th, and plays through May 22nd, at The Jewish Theatre.

Katya Takes You Home is the latest from writer and performer J. Conrad Frank, fresh from his New York debut at Don't Tell Mama's, and is directed by Ben Randle, with musical direction by Joe Kanon.

Katya Takes You Home is described in press materials as "a comedic romp around the world with San Francisco's favorite Russian countess opera diva turned Macy's cosmetic counter lady, with songs ranging from Porter and Bizet to Tina Turner and Katie Perry".

The Countess Katya Smirnoff-Skyy has enthralled Bay area audiences for years with her unique blend of opera, pop, and booze. With a career spanning, well, a very, very long time, Katya claims to have invented Popera in Moscow, romanced William Shatner in London, and lived next to John Lennon at the Dakota in New York City during the 1970's. Once Eastern Europe's greatest Mezzo-Soprano (understudy), the Countess now spends her days beautifying the masses at Macy's Department store, as everyone's favorite Chanel counter lady. Luckily for you, she spends her evenings crooning and drinking her away through the finer theaters, bars and bath houses of America.

Named "Best Drag Act" in 2008 by the San Francisco Bay Guardian and "Best Actor" in a musical Bay Area Theater Critics Association for Katya a Holiday Spectacular 2009, Katya has appeared in various theatrical runs and nightclubs including sold out Shows at theRRazz room, The New Conservatory Theater, The Eureka Theater, Trannyshack, and monthly shows at San Francisco's Premiere piano bar -- Martuni's. Katya recently made her New York debut in Katya, A One Night Stand at Don't Tell Mama's.

Katya Takes You Home plays:

May 12-14, 17, 19-21 @ 8pm

May 22 @ 4pm: Special Happy Hour Performance!

Tickets are available on Brown Paper Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/171153