Leslie Zemeckis Rolls out "Staar" - and She's Dirtier than Ever

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Multi-faceted entertainer, Leslie Zemeckis, returns for a repeat performance of her popular burlesque revue act featuring the original character “Staar,” during a six-week residency at The Conga Room beginning Monday, April 11 through Monday, May 16 with an 8 p.m. curtain. The playfully promiscuous mistress, who continues to up-the-ante for even more fun and frolic – promises to be even dirtier than ever. Staar will once again be backed by four hard-bodied male dancers whose pelvic gyrations aim to serve her every move, along with a live, Classical, four-piece jazz band, that performs the perfect mix of obscure old-time classics.

Comments Zemeckis: “The show started to evolve naturally as I became fascinated with the story of Gypsy Rose Lee, who really made something out of her life. Gypsy once said, `I can’t sing. I can’t act. But I know how to be a star.’ That’s how I took this character, Staar….She doesn’t care. She’s just having a fine, old time being herself.”

Zemeckis, wife of Academy Award winning director (Forrest Gump) Robert Zemeckis, has performed in theatre, television and film. Her theatrical credits include The Vagina Monologues, Shoe Man (written by Jeff Daniels), 3 Variations on a Theme of Pain and Caught In Schwab, has also racked up such film and television credits as The Polar Express, Dark Nova, Deterence, Beverly Hills 90210, Silk Stockings, Caroline In The City and Pacific Palisades, among others. The original production of “Staar” was written by Zemeckis and produced by Donnalee Austen and Zemeckis, with choreography by Thomas Garcia.    

The Conga Room is located at 5364 Wilshire Blvd. (two blocks west of La Brea) in the Miracle Mile District. Tickets may be purchased for $20 with a two drink minimum and may be reserved in advance by calling 323.852-9409. Valet parking is available. Show time is 8 p.m. with show dates as follows: Monday, April 11 (Opening Night); Monday, April 18; Monday, April 25; Monday, May 2; Monday, May 9 and Monday, May 16 (Closing Night). For more information, please visit http://www.staarlet.com.

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