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VIVA VARLA: Varla Jean Merman LIVE!
Chicago, IL
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VIVA VARLA: Varla Jean Merman LIVE!
PRODUCTIONS and STELLA ARTOIS are proud to present an Intimate Evening of Theatre & Insanity with the Award Winning Comedienne and Star of Girls Will Be Girls!

Varla Jean Merman appears for 2 performances only!  9PM Friday February 27 and 9PM Saturday February 28!

A Limited Number of VIP Tickets are available for $30.  VIP Tickets include seating in the first 3 rows.

General Admission Tickets are only $20.

The self-proclaimed love child of Ethel Merman and Ernest Borgnine, Varla Jean Mermans numerous movie and TV appearances including the hit film Girls will be Girls [2003 U.S. Comedy Arts Festival  and Outfest Film Festival Best Actress Awards], Mary Sunshine in the revival of Chicago on Broadway and a memorable recurring role on ABCs All My Children as Rosemary Chicken.

Other film and TV credits include HBO's Dragtime, E!'s Fashion Emergency, E! Goes to Cannes, MTV's True Life: Mardi Gras, and Francesca Page with Rossy DePalma.  Varla Jean Merman has quickly become one of Americas most recognizable drag performers.


"Glamour, glitz and mascara... Expect something over-the-top!"

"Whirlwind Comedy!"

"Hysterical!  More energy than the Energizer bunny!"

"The best club act I've ever seen."  Opera News

"Merman combines the physical presence of a buxom Russ Myer starlet with a hint of perky Doris Day and the brassiness of her spiritual mother, Ethel Merman."  Variety

" much craftsmanship as camp...It's a night of cabaret in the hands and boobs of one who is so talented and sick." - HX New York

A delirious synthesis of Devine, Karen Finley and Montserrat Caballe! This big, beautiful creature is kind of a demented genius!"  TimeOut New York

"...a deliciously loony sensibility...a voice that suggests a happy collision of Shirley Bassey and Barbara Cook...imagine it in a lounge act of a much younger Ann-Margret as conceived by John Waters and you'll have an idea of the irresistible insanity in store for you"  Bay Windows

" evening of magical entertainment that will make you proud to be in the presence of a genius before she's so famous that you can't stand to hear about her anymore."  Dallas Voice



3458 N Halsted St
Chicago, IL 60657
United States



Minimum Age: 21
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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