Center for the Arts presents Liberace & Liza: A Tribute live at Kiggins Theatre

April, 25 2022

Liberace & Liza: A Tribute

Friends and Artists,

The Southwest Washington Center for the Arts will be presenting “Liberace & Liza: A Tribute” live at Kiggins Theatre on Wednesday, June 1st at 7 PM.

David Saffert & Jillian Snow Harris share the stage as Liberace & Liza Minnelli, creating an exhilarating night of musical and comical fireworks. Delighting in the costumes, music, and glamour of show business's wildest entertainers, the audience will be smiling and clapping along to such hits as Chopsticks, Gershwin Medley, Cabaret, & New York, New York.  Conducting the entire show is Bo Ayars who toured with Liberace for 13 years as his arranger and Music Director.

The 90-minute PNW-based production brings the spectacle and musicality of Liberace’s Las Vegas productions to venues across the United States. The 5-person ensemble is headed by concert pianist David Saffert (Portland Gay Men’s Chorus, Portland Opera, Interlochen Music Camp), PNW performer Jillian Snow Harris, and Liberace’s musical director Bo Ayars. The show has delighted audiences national-wide, leading to multiple sold out engagements at Michael Feinstein’s clubs in San Francisco and Carmel, Indiana, and an upcoming date at Feinstein’s 54 Below in Manhattan.

Tickets are $25, General Admission and are available at For more information, email

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