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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!"  MetroWeekly.com

"Whirlwind Comedy!"  PlanetOut.com

"Hysterical!  More energy than the Energizer bunny!"  TalkinBroadway.com

"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

"Hysterical...as 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

"...an 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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