Friday, November 7, 2008

Spotlight on Jef Valentine

The current star of Ray of Light Theatre's production of The Rocky Horror Show has been impressing audiences for some time. He recently played the title role in Charles Busch’s "Theodora; She-Bitch of Byzantium" with Thrillpeddlers, San Francisco's unique theatre company specializing in 'Grand Guignol' horror plays. Of that performance, SF Weekly declared "Valentine commands the stage like a true empress". For a slideshow of that play, see the bottom of this page.


Other credits include Christina in "Christmas with the Crawfords" at Theatre Rhinoceros/Artfull Circle, Miss Texas in "Pageant" at Oregon Cabaret Theatre in Ashland, "Dirty Little Secret" at the Empire Plush Room, Midnight Mass Players and countless appearances at the legendary Trannyshack. Incidentally, he holds the Guinness World Record for Longest Distance Tap Dance (9.6 miles).

Last March he performed another song from Rocky Horror at the legendary Trannyshack. See the video near the bottom of this page for a view of that thrilling performance. "Hot Patootie", indeed.

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Ray of Light Theatre's "Rocky Horror" - FINAL WEEKEND! Feature by Comcast:

Valentine at Trannyshack performing "Hot Patootie"

Thrillpeddlers' production of Charles Busch's "Theodora, She-Bitch of Byzantium" (2008)