In 1974, Allee Willis walked off stage in the middle of her own show. Now she's finally coming back! The Grammy, Emmy, Tony and Webby award-winning and nominated songwriter, artist, singer, technologist, collector, and party thrower comes to the El Portal Theatre in beautiful North Hollywood for one night only of songs, stories, and party games. Sing-along to Willis' greatest hits like "September", "Boogie Wonderland", "Neutron Dance", "What Have I Done To Deserve This" and "I'll Be There For You (theme from Friends)"! Win valuable prizes! Watch her as she attempts to get through the evening without walking off stage for another 37 years!
Tuesday, Oct.18, 2011
Lobby opens at 7. Lots of kitschy food and drinks and beer and wine available.
Hope I see you there. I can't believe I'm doing this. It will be a spectacle at the very least!
"Ms. Willis…considers party-giving an art form" - New York Times
"Allee Willis' parties are the campiest hot tickets in town" - People Magazine
"..A rare look inside the process of one of the most prolific and tenacious interactive media artists working today." - salon.com
"Willis is the spokeswoman for this grand dance of junque nouvelle and vérité... as if Ozzie Nelson had acquired a sick and sudden taste for Surrealist poets. Her own interest in kitsch typifies the dichotomy that makes her interesting...The silliness, un-self consciousness, sense of whimsy and innocence are reflected in the absurd designs and bright colors (that surround her). Even the themes lack pretension... Hopeful images of a powerful America and its future." - LA Weekly
"...A singular vision by an artist, who if not limited by building codes, would be the Simon Rodia of the 21st century. " Chris Nichols, Los Angeles Magazine