KELLY CLINTON... and Friends

Musical Holiday Special

 

Kelly Clinton

L as Vegas entertainer Kelly Clinton may be best described as "a kaleidoscope of talent." No matter which performing direction she turns — singer, actress, comedienne, impressionist, television personality, MC, or events host — her charismatic rays always shine through.

For 8 years, Clinton was the headliner at the exclusive Las Vegas "Stirling Club at Turnberry Towers" where she also served as entertainment director. Being an "entertainers' entertainer", Clinton drew many of Las Vegas headliners and performers to her shows. Saturday nights often turned into old Vegas-style jam sessions with Clinton sharing her stage with the likes of Bill Medley, Jack Jones, Clint Holmes, The Scintas, Gordie Brown, Mary Wilson and other Strip entertainers.

Those fortunate enough to see Clinton will get to know the Las Vegas veteran performer. Growing up a big fan of Carol Burnett and Lucille Ball, Clinton's show is an eclectic presentation of song, comedy, dance and characters.



Everybody has a story. "Freckled For Life" is mine, hopefully people will get to know a little bit about me" says Clinton. "I always identified with Carol Burnett and Lucille Ball in their approach to comedy. They had no problem glamming down or doing something silly for the sake of the sketch. I’ve always gone for the humor, it started with mimicking family members and going for a laugh."

"The New Jersey-born performer premiered her one-woman show at the Suncoast in Las Vegas. More recently she has performed the show to critical acclaim at both the popular Metropolitan Room and the venerable Cafe’ Carlyle in New York City. Her celebrity nights at the Bootlegger Bistro along with her many appearances in show rooms and hot spots in Las Vegas have made her one of the city’s most respected entertainers.

 

“. . . “a kaleidoscope of talent”

Malia Civetz

Singer, performer


As the winner of Barry Manilow's 15 Minutes of FAME contest, 17-year-old, Malia Civetz had the honor of performing in 2011 in his show at Paris Las Vegas. After an amazing coaching session with Barry Manilow and team, Malia sang a special version of Out Here on My Own, specially arranged for her by Barry, his Musical Director, Ron Walters, Jr. and Debra Byrd.

Mike Clark

Composer, Writer, Musical Director


Mike’s experience as a Musician has spanned over 20 years. Working as a Musical Director, and Sideman in a variety of show around the world, Mike has also performed in many of the major casino venues in Las Vegas, Reno, Atlantic City and Lake Tahoe. He’s performed with over a 100 acts including, Michael Lington, Ace Young, Kelly Clinton, Clint Holmes, Johnny Gill, The Weather Girls, Jerry Sprinter, The Drifters, Bo Diddley, Issac Hayes, Earl Turner, Darcus, Regina Bell, The Las Vegas Tenors, Jean Carne, Tisha Campbell, and many more.

Clinton's television credits include "Vegas Live" alongside Sheena Easton and Clint Holmes. She was a winner on ABC's "America's Funniest People. She served as a celebrity interviewer on "Entertainment Las Vegas Style”, and appeared on numerous national television shows with Wayne Newton and Engelbert Humperdinck, who Kelly shared the stage with in Las Vegas and all over the country. Her Theater credits include Sister Mary Amnesia in the hit show "Nunsense" at the Las Vegas Hilton.

Her company, Kelly Clinton Productions creates shows such as the long running hit  “Shades of Sinatra” and also coordinates special events and promotes talent. She recently became the permanent host of "Talktails", an exciting online show in which she interviews and interacts with some of entertainment's most interesting celebrities.

In 2010 Clinton received the prestigious Bella Award. In 2011 and 2012 Broadwayworld.com nominated her as Best “Comedic Actress”. Kelly has enjoyed being a part of the “Circle of Red” and working with The Arthritis Foundation as well as many other charitable organizations. One of her greatest passions is mentoring young entertainers.

News Release...


KELLY CLINTON and Friends! will entertain in a Holiday Special for one performance only on Friday, December 20th at 8 p.m. A special Holiday Wine Tasting reception will precede the performance from 7:00 to 7:30 p.m.


The show KELLY CLINTON and Friends! will include special guest Malia Civetz, Musical Director Mike Clark, Bill Fayne and the Mistinguett Dancers. Surprise guest star singers may join Kelly Clinton on stage.


Veteran Las Vegas entertainer Kelly Clinton is a kaleidoscope of talent: singer, actress, comedienne, impressionist, television personality, MC, and special events host.


In this exciting Holiday Special, Kelly Clinton will perform several of her character creations as "special guests" including Wayne Newton, Cher, Jerry Lewis, Jo Jo Spagettii, and her own Mother Ellie also a very special guest direct from the north pole with a very special story to tell.


Bill Fayne

Singer, Composer, Writer, Musical Director


Bill Fayne has been musical director of more than 50 musical theater productions, operas, and television shows over the past thirty years, and has appeared as guest conductor with the Atlanta, Buffalo, Columbus and Delaware Symphony Orchestras.

As an arranger, he has worked with Clint Holmes, Susanne Sommers, Gloria Loring, Ann Jillian, Hal Linden, Mickey Tooney, and Kathie Lee Gifford. Fayne's T.V. credits include various Bob Hope specials, Dick Clark Productions, The Tonight Show, The Joan Rivers Show, and of course, Kelly Clinton.

His musical association with Clint spans 24 years and their friendship goes back to college where they first met. They have traveled the world making music, creating shows, and sharing wonderful experiences. Together, Fayne and Holmes have created production revues for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines and Trump Plaza in Atlantic City as well as their recent shows in Las Vegas.

Fayne spent 10 summers in Monte Carlo as Music Director of the famed “Sporting Club.” He conducted and co-create (with Jean-Pierre Reggiori) 16 shows for full orchestra, and a cast of 25 singers/dancers.

In past years, he has written the theme song for the NBC television series “Jennifer Slept Here” and “Ann Jillian,” and has composed music and written special material for the stage and for television. He has been involved as either musical director, production director or creator of award winning stage shows in Atlantic City, Las Vegas as well as internationally.

Fayne's greatest achievement in life is his son, Jeremy, a talented musician and performer following in his very proud dad's footsteps.



KELLY CLINTON’S HOLIDAY SPECIAL

Saturday, December 20th, 8pm

Freedom Hall Theatre, Sun City Anthem

2450 Hampton Rd, Henderson NV 89052

Box Office: 702.614.5864