Come out for a night of music, laughter and libation!
Saturday June 11 and Sunday June 12: 1-3 pm
Monday June 13, Tuesday June 14, and Wednesday June 15th: 6-9 pm
$10 cover - Call Houston for reservations 415-816-9901
#4 Valencia @ Market St.
San Francisco, CA
and cabaret star Houston Allred has continued to dazzle audiences
throughout the country with his outrageous blend of music and wit.
Termed "The Ultimate Cabaret Entertainer," Houston's vast repertoire
promises that no audience will ever see the same show twice.
The versatile entertainer
was best described in the New York Times, which proclaimed him a
"splendid-voiced quick-silver imp whose mimicry spans whole scenes from
Broadway to opera spiced with sass and healthy camp." Houston's birth,
upbringing, and family background have impelled him to include
controversial commentary in his shows, which promise whimsical humor,
souciant drama, incurable romanticism, and passionate pacifism.
Born at the Executive
Mansion at Austin during his father's second term as Governor, and
named Sam Houston Allred, after the original hero of San Jacinto, and
first president of the Texas Republic, Houston's "show-biz' debut was
in the arms of a U.S. First Lady, (Life Magazine photo, April 5, 1937,
p. 70) with his mom lying in the Sam Houston bed, smiling up at Eleanor
Roosevelt. At three days of age, Houston is clearly the LEAST
attractive member of that trio. Houston was early inspired and
introduced to musical theater by his mother's concert piano artistry,
following her practice of Chopin, Beethoven, Liszt, and Tchaikowsky.
The Austin Symphony was formed in 1935 at meetings for which Houston's
mom offered the use of the Governor's Mansion. Houston's musical
theater aspirations were once again pursued after he dropped out of
Georgetown University Law School and got a job playing and singing in a
Southeast Washington, D.C. piano bar. New York followed, and leading
roles in "My Fair Lady," "Oklahoma," and a chorus part in "Guys &
Dolls" cemented Allred's determination to make a career of performing
musical theater which has taken him around the world from cruise ships
to the boites of Europe and England.
A brief return to his native Texas saw Houston as an anchor-man newscaster for Vann Kennedy's Corpus Christi-CBS affiliate KZTV-Channel 10 and program director for Laredo's Channel 13. Weekend performances at the Corpus Christi Town Club whetted his musical theater performance appetite once again, and Allred took off for Hollywood where he continued to wow audiences at the top night spots, as well as occasional returns to New York. After dazzling Coachella Valley audiences, Houston moved north to rehydrate and now lives and performs regularly in San Francisco and parts beyond.