Ava Vukic & Frank Silletti - "Yours and Mine" - The Judy and Liza Effect

Ava Vukic & Frank Silletti - "Yours and Mine" - The Judy and Liza Effect

Mon · June 11, 2018

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

Tickets starting from $20

The full dinner menu is available for purchase as soon as doors open. Your ticket purchase is the only reservation you need. A minimum of two items ($20.00) is required per person. $10 ticket INCREASE on day of show. Valet parking available with validation for $5. There is metered street parking as well but be sure to read the signs. Parking is NOT permitted on Woodbridge St. after 9pm nightly.

"Yours and Mine" - The Judy and Liza Effect
Fresh from their sold out engagement at Feinstein’s at the Nikko SF, the father and daughter team celebrate the Los Angeles premiere of their show and CD, “Yours and Mine – The Judy & Liza Effect.”

The Judy & Liza effect is the space created in a Garland or Minnelli moment usually found in the climatic note of a song, or even just a word or a phrase, that grabs you and holds you and makes you want to break free from the ordinary and burst out in song. It has inspired generations to do exactly that. Frank has been ‘under the influence’ since childhood, and now daughter Ava has the bug too: it defines who they are. In this special performance and CD, father & daughter honor the work of mother & daughter, and pay tribute to these iconic women, their songs and the effect they’ve had on yours and mine. Songs by Harold Arlen, Kander & Ebb, Ira Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Roger Edens among others will be featured.

This engagement will also feature a guest performance by LA’s own Amy Rubinate!
Ava Vukic
Cabaret Scenes says 14 year-old Ava has, “a powerful belt and an extraordinary top range, plus an outsized personality and an abundance of self confidence.”

Ava Vukic lives with her two dads and attends 8th grade in San Francisco. Already a cabaret veteran, Ava has performed three autobiographical shows (with her dad) to sold-out audiences at Feinstein’s at the Nikko & Society Cabaret in San Francisco, Don’t Tell Mama in New York and The E Spot Lounge (Vitellos) in Los Angeles. Ava has also played a variety of local children’s theater roles, from Tracy in Hairspray to Harold Hill in The Music Man. In addition to her theater and cabaret work, Ava studies acting, improv, voice and dance with a variety of Bay Area theater groups, including The Young Actors Conservatory at ACT, SF Youth Theater, ODC dance and camp YATC. Ava was very proud to be in the cast of the YATC student film, Drifting which was a best student film nominee at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.
Frank Silletti
Frank Silletti, Ava’s proud father, is an alumni of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, NYC. Frank is also a costume designer, or more precisely, Ava’s personal costume clothier, and their collaborations have been profiled in the SF Chronicle and The Bay Area Reporter. With Ava’s budding talent and her family’s passion for human rights and singing, Frank decided it was time to tell their story, cabaret-style: in 2014 “The Book of Ava – The Birth of a Family” premiered. After the subsequent passage of marriage equality, the show evolved into “The Book of Ava - Our Time.” “Yours and Mine - The Judy & Liza Effect” marks Frank and Ava’s third collaboration and debut CD.
Amy Rubinate
Amy Rubinate
Amy Rubinate is a veteran cabaret singer, musical theater actress and award winning audio book narrator and voiceover actor,who has performed at Catalina Jazz Club, Vitellos, Coconut Grove, The Plush Room, and Eighty-Eights. Amy received a fellowship to the Cabaret Symposium, and studied with cabaret greats Julie Wilson and Margaret Whiting. Her warm, rich vocals have graced many studio sessions.
Venue Information:
Upstairs At Vitello's
4349 Tujunga Ave
Studio City, CA, 91604
http://www.vitellosrestaurant.com/