Friday, February 27, 2009



Media Release
PRESS CONTACT: Lawrence Helman PR
415/ 661- 1260 / C. 415/ 336- 8220
lhelman@sbcglobal.net

For Immediate Release: Feb. 24, 2009

To download Hi-Resolution digital images, please visit our press page:
http://www.suzanneramsey.net/doesthispianopress

(All photos by Larry Utley -- Please give photo credit.)

Mama Calizo’s Voice Factory presents…
Kitten on the Keys in
DOES THIS PIANO MAKE MY ASS LOOK BIG ?
A new work (words & music) written by Suzanne Ramsey
(D.I.Y. Resident Artist - aka…Kitten on the Keys)
A World Premiere - Limited Engagement – Two Weekends Only!

March 27 – April 5, 2009 (Fri., Sat. & Sun.)
Mama Calizo’s Voice Factory in SF
http://www.suzanneramsey.net

San Francisco's own Kitten on the Keys (…aka Suzanne Ramsey) is a frisky one ma’am band. Her new one woman musical: DOES THIS PIANO MAKE MY ASS LOOK BIG? follows the hi-jinks of a dorky suburban girl who is insecure, addicted, and socially impaired. Her life changes for the better with the discovery of punk rock and a burlesque rock & roll lifestyle. This world-premiere romp replete with sequins! & sass, told through original songs (written and performed by Kitten) and video, will tickle your funny bones and stir your nether-regions. Kitten on the Keys is a little Judy Tenuta, Mae West, and a dash of Shirley Temple optimism rolled into one perky package. She writes all of her own material and plays the piano, accordion, and ukulele. The show is co-directed by Dwyane Calizo & Suzanne Ramsey. NOTE: This show is for adults over 18 years old only.

DOES THIS PIANO MAKE MY ASS LOOK BIG? has a limited engagement – running two weekends only: March 27, 28, 29 - Fri./Sat., 8:00 pm & Sun. Matinee 2:00 pm,
and April 3, 4, 5 Fri./Sat. 8:00 pm & Sun. Matinee 2:00 pm at Mama Calizo’s Voice Factory - 1519 Mission St. (Van Ness & 11th Sts.), in SF 94103. Tickets are $15 & $20
(no one turned away for lack of funds) -- and available at the door or at Brown Paper Tickets. http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/56774
For more information please call 1-800/ 838- 3006 or visit the web site at: http://www.suzanneramsey.net/doesthispianopress

To View a YouTube clip of Kitten on The Keys visit: http://www.tinyurl.com.au/x.php?1omv

To arrange an interview with performer Kitten On The Keys,
please call publicist Lawrence Helman at 415/ 661-1260

BIO - Kitten on the Keys…aka Suzanne Ramsey is an award-winning musical and burlesque artist. As seen on HBO, E! , IFC, Queer TV, MTV, Bravo, and other media outlets, she embodies the spirit and style of those days of decadence gone by. As a pianist and chanteuse, expect a racy ragtime romp when this little kitty sharpens her claws on a meow mix medley of mad cap gems of yesteryear with a naughty whimsical edge. This Internationally known versatile comedic performer MC's, sings, dances, tickles her ivories, plays the ukulele and accordion in outrageously campy costumes! She's a little Cabaret, Burlesque, and Vaudeville all rolled into in one pink, buxom package! Her coquettish voice channels a saucy Betty Boop coo with a gritty Mae West ommph! Clever, Kinky, and Cute!

Kitten on the Keys is taking off to Paris this Spring ‘09 to portray a version of her burlesque musical mistress of ceremonies self in a film by famed French actor and director Mattieu Almaric
(THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY; QUANTUM OF SOLACE). Mr Almaric has been a fan of the hit show CABARET NEW BURLESQUE that Kitten on the Keys has been performing in for several years throughout France and Italy.

She has opened for seminal punk rockers the DAMNED on the Twisted Cabaret Tour 2007 in the UK, appeared in a video by French rock band FRENCH COWBOY, performed in Midnight Cabarets at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland 2008, at the Napoli Teatro Festival in Italy with the show Cabaret New Burlesque, and in Paris Quartier D'ete Festival in Paris 2005. She traveled the US and Canada with Burlesquefest 2003 as the Musical Mistress of Ceremonies! In October 2003 she received rave reviews in Hollywood as the MC for the TeaseOrama Burlesque Convention! In ‘04- ‘06 she was the MC at the Annual Miss Exotic World Contest. Suzanne started performing with The Cantankerous Lollies and SF Famous Burlesque Orchestra several years ago. She plays piano, ukulele and accordion for goth cabaret performer Vinsantos and David J of Bauhaus fame.
In 2003, Suzanne won the SF Weekly Music Award in the New Genre/Beyond Category for her campy vaudevillian performances of her kinky cabaret ditties. Kitten on the Keys was made a SAINT by the thoughtful Sisters Of Perpetual Indulgence- Kitten on the Keys is now SAINT TICKLE ME IVORIES! Her three favorite female role models are Alice Cooper, Liberace, and Freddie Mercury.

Kitten on the Keys has four CD's available on her own label, Rug Burn Records:
Kitten On the Keys (2001); Kitty Muffins (2002); It's Not A Pretty Princess Day (2004);
and Salty Meat Girl (2007).

CALENDAR LISTINGS: Theatre/ Music

WHAT: DOES THIS PIANO MAKE MY ASS LOOK BIG?
Written & Performed by Kitten on the Keys…aka Suzanne Ramsey
A World Premiere – Limited Theatrical Engagement
Two Weekends Only!

WHEN: March 27 – April 5, 2009 (Fri., Sat. & Sun.)
March 27, 28, 29 - Fri./Sat., 8:00 pm & Sun. Matinee 2:00 pm
and April 3, 4, 5 Fri./Sat. 8:00 pm & Sun. Matinee 2:00 pm

WHERE: Mama Calizo’s Voice Factory
1519 Mission St. (Van Ness & 11th Sts.), in SF 94103

TICKETS: $15 & $20 (no one turned away for lack of funds)
available at the door or at Brown Paper Tickets
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/56774

INFO: 1-800/ 838- 3006

WEB: http://www.suzanneramsey.net

PRESS IMAGES: To download high-resolution digital images:
http://www.suzanneramsey.net/doesthispianopress

To View a YouTube clip of Kitten on The Keys visit:

http://www.tinyurl.com.au/x.php?1omv

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Sunday, February 22, 2009

Kitten on the Keys One Woman Show Mama Calizo's Voice Factory
Kitten on the Keys One Woman Show Does This Piano Make My Ass Look Big?


March 27, 28, 29 and April 3, 4, 5----Fridays, Saturdays, 8PM and Sundays Matinees at 2PM
New Works by Spring 2009 D.I.Y Artist in Residence
Kitten on The Keys - In Her First Full Length One Women Show
Does This Piano Make My Ass Look Big?
Words and Music by Suzanne Ramsey
Directed by Dwayne Calizo and Suzanne Ramsey

Brown Paper Tickets

One of the few remaining native San Franciscan's, Kitten on the Keys is a frisky one ma'am band. Her long awaited one woman musical follows the hi-jinks of a dorky suburban gal who is not so secure, a bit addicted, and oh so slightly socially impaired. All of a sudden, with a flip of a switch, or an hallucination, her life changes by discovering punks, punk-rocker and the rock star lifestyle. This hilarious, rumpus, time-traveling fairytale will tickle your funny bones and stir your nether's like no other. Ms. Kitten's a little Judy Tenuta, a dirty-shot of Mae West, and a dash of Shirley Temple optimism.

On a side note: Her favorite female role models are Alice Cooper, Liberace, and Freddie Mercury. She composes, writes and choreographs all of her material while playing the piano, accordion, and ukulele all at the same time. Come experience this spectacle of Songs! Sequins! Sass! and A#%.





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