Show Bar at The Dunes Resort
The Area’s Top LGBTQ Entertainment
Week after week, The Dunes Resort has fantastic LGBTQ entertainers performing in our very own SHOW BAR.
Check out the bio’s of some of the talented individuals appearing at The Dunes by scrolling below and then go to the Events Calendar to find out when they’re appearing.
The Show Bar is open May – October, check out shows on:
Memorial Day Weekend (Friday, Saturday & Sunday)
Every Saturday in June
July 4th Weekend (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday)
Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday in July and August
Labor Day Weekend (Friday, Saturday & Sunday)
Every Saturday in September & October
AMY & FREDDY
This season marks Amy & Freddy’s 24th anniversary performing together! Based in Chicago, music and comedy legends Amy Armstrong and Freddy Allen have graced the stages coast-to-coast, both large and small, and in over 20 countries with their one-of-a-kind wit and musical prowess. They have had the pleasure of opening and sharing the spotlight with some familiar (and some not so familiar) names including Kathy Griffin, Mary Wilson and the Supremes, Phyllis Diller, Bea Arthur, Jennifer Holiday and Judy Gold to name a few. In 2009, Amy & Freddy were featured on national television on Entertainment Tonight as part of their work with the NBC reality show “America’s Got Talent.” They remain dedicated to their community involvement having presented numerous charity concerts over the years, raising over $15 million for LGTB charities worldwide.
Amy & Freddy are proud to have partnered with RSVP Vacations with performances on both the mainstage and cabaret stages on each and every one of their sailings for over a decade.
Amy & Freddy have produced four successful and unique albums; Amy and Freddy- the debut, Life is a Cabaret, Naturally Flawless and Feeling Good, recognized and praised nationally by audiences and critics alike. They are also the proud multi-recipients of both the Gay Chicago Magazine “After Dark” and Chicago Free Press “Pressie” awards.
Appearing at the Dunes in 2019: August 9 & 10. All showtimes 10:30p
KELLY & RICK
Kelly Carey and Rick Santamaria are coming into their 16th season with the Dunes! Over the years they have become an audience favorite in the Cabaret Room. Kelly is an award winning actress and singer from Grand Rapids. Her extensive theatrical resume includes several performances at Mason Street Warehouse (in Saugatuck), and appearances along side performers like Jill Larson (ABC’s All My Children), Kim Zimmer (Guiding Light), acclaimed Broadway actor, Timothy Shew, and Tony Award winner, Sutton Foster. She is also the co-owner and artistic director of Creative Edge Productions which is a West Michigan based production company that provides customized entertainment for corporate and private events.
Rick Santamaria has spent much of his career as a pianist, touring Europe with his own show on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. He has also served as music director for local theaters for musicals and special engagements. He is also owner of Windsor Cottage – an upscale furniture consignment shop in Cascade, MI. The two have performed as a cabaret act for nearly 17 years and have become a staple in cabaret rooms all over the state. Kelly’s dynamic range and versatility as a performer set her apart from even the best singers. The two have a combined repertoire of nearly 200 songs – always something for everyone!
Appearing at the Dunes in 2019: May 25 & 26, June 15, July 12, July 20 & August 18. All showtimes 10:30p
The show is hosted by Lavendar LaRue, the Show director at the Dunes. The Dunes Divas have been a part of the Dunes Resort for over 13 years, and features a unique cross section of drag and female/male impersonation. The shows are set in a cabaret setting, featuring character impersonations, production numbers and a broad spectrum of lip sync styled shows. We feature some of the top illusionists in the Midwest.
Appearing at the Dunes in 2019: April 20, May 24, June 8, June 22, August 30, Every Sunday July 14 – August 18, September 14. All Sunday shows begin at 9:30p, all other shows begin at 10:30p
THE RUBI GIRLS
THE RUBI GIRLS packed the house and rocked our stage in August of 2010 at The Dunes, and they’ll be back again on July 13, 2019. Though their shows raise awareness and benefit HIV/AIDS organizations, their performances are achingly funny. Guests at last year’s show had these things to say: “I am still a bit sore in the cheeks from laughing so much.” “That was a great night, probably one of the best I’ve had in a long time.” “…to say I was blown away would be an understatement.”
The Rubi Girls have been performing together since the late 1980’s. In 2003, a documentary about the comedic drag troupe screened and won numerous awards at film festivals around the world. Comprised of school teachers, business owners, a counselor, a filmmaker and a graphic designer, THE RUBI GIRLS are old friends with full-time jobs who perform together for a good cause…and for free cocktails.
Saturday July 13, show begin at 10:30p
“Funny, sexy, sharp, positive…a great ambassador of sexual tolerance. Mimi Gonzalez is a comic, life-affirming force.” —Provincetown Magazine
Mimi Gonzalez is a seasoned comedian who takes the audience on a wild ride from the profound to the profane. Political, bawdy, irreverant and hysterical, her ferocious idealism of inclusion has been embraced by colleges, Prides, comedy clubs, resorts, festivals, cruises, panels and even battlefields. She’s answered the call of duty to the U.S. armed forces and made them laugh in Iraq, Afghanistan, Bosnia, Kosovo, Korea, Japan and Guam.
“Side-splitting…a strong, high-spirited comic. Great observational material…feminist material both funny and accessible to every one in her audience. One of ten stand-out stand ups in New York City.” —Backstage Magazine NY
Her television appearances include: LOGO’s “One Night Stand Up,” the “Today” show, Mo Gaffney’s “Women Aloud,” “Ellen,” “Que Loco,” “Funny is Funny,” and “Latino Laugh Festival.” She’s even co-hosted a radio morning-show on New York’s WPYX.
She’s performed what she calls “random acts of publishing” alongside her comedy career and has contributed to national magazines, online content and been featured in four literary and comedic anthologies. Find some of her writing at GET-RI.com, ColorMagazineUSA.com, or through her website.
Go Girl Saugatuck is May 31 – June 2, 2019
& Legendary Voices!
Celebrating 35 Years Entertaining!
LIVE at The DUNES RESORT Summer 2019!
Singer-Songwriter, Recording & Tribute Artist
Considered the world’s greatest Marilyn Monroe impersonator who ever lived but James’ career has evolved as a performer and recording artist. His global hit ‘Fashionista’ has Over 30 Million Views on YouTube from fan-made videos. Additionally his uncanny LIVE Vocal Impressions are Legendary & Uncanny: Cher, Elvis, Adele, Barbra Streisand, Judy Garland, Liza Minnelli, Diana Ross, Stevie Nicks, Billie Holiday, Patsy Cline, Lana Del Rey and many more…
Don’t miss this opportunity to see and hear this Award-Winning Talent at The DUNES RESORT – SUMMER 2019!
Appearing at the Dunes: July 3 & 4, July 26 & 27, August 23 & 24. All shows begin at 10:30p
Sutton Lee Seymour, known as “the Robin Williams of Drag,” is New York City’s Live Singing Comedy Queen of Stage and Screen, having performed with Atlantis Events on their gay cruise and resort vacations, and making numerous appearances on Bravo TV’s Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen! She has toured with her shows to sold-out crowds in Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington DC, plus other beach vacation towns like Ogunquit and Rehoboth! In New York City, Sutton Lee Seymour has become the premier “Broadway Queen,” hosting and starring in a number of weekly shows and cabarets! Keep up with her adventures and travels on Facebook and Instagram by following @suttonleeseymour.
The Feathered Beaus
Guaranteed To Tickle Your Fancy!!
Chicago’s own cabaret boy band thrilling audiences far and wide. Kylie Bear, Olin, Kiki and Dustin sing the gambit of music styles from blues to jazz to musical theater to pop! They do it all with style, sassiness, humor and dazzling vocal harmonies.
July 5 & 6 and August 31 & September 1, show begin at 10:30p