head shots of Sven Davis

The show was emceed by Sven Davis,
the crazy glue that held it all together.

The Great Morgani

The amazing crew included sound engineer Dave Egan; stage hands Pete Coates, Rick Turner and DNA; stage manager Bonnie Ronzio; and Rob, the Rio’s lighting director.

The "Lobby Carnival" featured live entertainment by The Great Morgani; a dynamic "light centered" sculpture by Ned Greene; and a host of interesting costumed characters.

The show was recorded on video by Mellen Thomas. We hope to see the results soon!

Unofficial, low-quality flip videos of two of the acts can be found on YouTube:

Rhan Wilson’s Middle Eastern treatment of Last Time
Bill Walker and Nancy Le Van’s jazzy/ambient version of Moonlight Mile

Act I

1 Sympathy for the DevilSwing/Frank Sinatra style

Ukulele Dick with the Throwing Stones Band
and Dancer Troupe: Cynthia Strauss, Noelle Correia, Matthew Shyka, Caitlin Johnston, Kat Griffin and Reina Heinz

2 19th Nervous BreakdownBluegrass

Harmony Grits, featuring Mike McKinley, mandolin; Jim Lewin, guitar, Shea McKusick, bass; Dave Magram, banjo

3 Jumpin’ Jack FlashDisco

Tammi Brown with the Throwing Stones Band
Backup vocals: Jayme Kelly Curtis, Paula Bliss and Patti Maxine
GoGo dancer: Kat Griffin

4 Let’s Spend the Night TogetherFolk/chanteuse

Jayme Kelly Curtis, solo vocal with low-strung tenor ukulele

5 Paint it BlackJohnny Cash-style country

Alan Heit, with the Throwing Stones Band

6 She’s a RainbowOld Timey

Neal Hellman, Appalachian dulcimer and Barry Phillips, musical saw and spoons

7 Moonlight MileAmbient

Moneypenny & the Randy Agents, featuring Bill Walker, slide guitar and Nancy Le Van, vocals

8 Memo From TurnerTheatrical

Jon Baliff Troupe, featuring Jon Baliff, Berimbau, Scott Beesley and Casey Sonnabend

9 Ruby TuesdayA capella

Red Wine Sisters, featuring Paula Bliss with Patti Maxine doing an amazing job filling in for Pipa Piñon

10 Get Off my CloudBeat poetry

Wallace Baine, with Steve Abrams, flute; Matt Bohn, upright bass; Olaf Schiappacasse, bongos

11 (I Can’t Get No) SatisfactionJug band

Jugtown, USA, featuring Ukulele Dick, kazoo and jug; Paul Rangel, guitar; Matt Bohn, upright bass; Olaf Schiappacasse, drums; Tammi Brown, Patti Maxine and Jayme Kelly Curtis, vocals

Act II

1 Street Fightin’ ManAndean

Zun Zun
Gwynne and Stephen Snyder with Kevin DiNoto on drums

2 Salt of the EarthReggae

Emmanuel Selassi, with the Throwing Stones Band

3 Medley: As Tears Go By/Lady JaneBaroque

Barry Phillips Trio with Barry Phillips, cello; Shelley Phillips, English horn; Jesse Autumn, orchestral harp, and featuring ballet dancer Jill Faragher

4 Honky Tonk Woman

Sandor "Elvis" Nagyszalanczy,
with the Throwing Stones Band

5 Rocks OffMusique

Bottle Of Sound — Ken Bewick, guitar;
Michael Enos, accordion
Dancers: Cynthia Strauss, Noelle Correia, Matthew Shyka, Caitlin Johnston, Kat Griffin, and Reina Heinz

6 Wild HorsesCountry swing

Ace Steeler Patti Maxine, with the Throwing Stones Band

7 Midnight RamblerRagtime

Peek-a-bone — Featuring Mirian Song, ukulele; Shiloh Hellman, keyboard, vocals and Chicken Suit

8 The Last TimeMiddle Eastern

Rhan Wilson and Friends — Rhan Wilson, baritone uke; Pete Solomon, saxophone; Greg Stone, bass; Olaf Schiappacasse, drums; Daniel Flynn, didgeridoo
Dance by Roxanne Ukahri Rivas

9 Gimme ShelterCeltic

Isle of Light — Eric Bloecher, Uilleann pipes;
David Brewer, Irish whistle; Mary Kay Wilkinson, violin; Jeff Wilkinson, guitar

10 You Can’t Always Get What You WantGospel

Finale with entire cast, led by Paula Bliss