Chilewich

22 Feb 19
Las Vegas Review-Journal
#gallery-1603483-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1603483-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1603483-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1603483-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ Michael Airington performs as Ester Goldberg during a dress rehearsal of “Ester Goldberg’s Totally Outrageous Brunch,” slated to open Feb. 23 at The Sayers Club at SLS Las Vegas in Las Vegas on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. (Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @csstevensphoto Anne Martinez performs during a dress rehearsal of “Ester Goldberg’s Totally Outrageous Brunch,” slated to open Feb. 23 at The Sayers Club at SLS Las Vegas, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. (Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @csstevensphoto Sabina Kelley performs during a dress rehearsal of “Ester Goldberg’s Totally Outrageous Brunch,” slated to open Feb. 23 at The Sayers Club at SLS Las Vegas, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. (Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @csstevensphoto Michael Airington performs as Ester Goldberg with John Di Domenico as President Donald Trump during a dress rehearsal of “Ester Goldberg’s Totally Outrageous Brunch,” slated to open Feb. 23 at The Sayers Club at SLS Las Vegas, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. (Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @csstevensphoto Sarah Hester Ross performs during a dress rehearsal of “Ester Goldberg’s Totally Outrageous Brunch,” slated to open Feb. 23 at The Sayers Club at SLS Las Vegas, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. (Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @csstevensphoto Michael Airington performs as Ester Goldberg, center, alongside Cassie Stone, left, and Anne Martinez during a dress rehearsal of “Ester Goldberg’s Totally Outrageous Brunch,” slated to open Feb. 23 at The Sayers Club at SLS Las Vegas, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. (Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @csstevensphoto Cassie Stone performs during a dress rehearsal of “Ester Goldberg’s Totally Outrageous Brunch,” slated to open Feb. 23 at The Sayers Club at SLS Las Vegas, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. (Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @csstevensphoto John Di Domenico performs as President Donald Trump during a dress rehearsal of “Ester Goldberg’s Totally Outrageous Brunch,” slated to open Feb. 23 at The Sayers Club at SLS Las Vegas, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. (Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @csstevensphoto Sabina Kelley performs during a dress rehearsal of “Ester Goldberg’s Totally Outrageous Brunch,” slated to open Feb. 23 at The Sayers Club at SLS Las Vegas, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. (Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @csstevensphoto Anne Martinez performs during a dress rehearsal of “Ester Goldberg’s Totally Outrageous Brunch,” slated to open Feb. 23 at The Sayers Club at SLS Las Vegas, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. (Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @csstevensphoto Mathieu Bolillo performs during a dress rehearsal of “Ester Goldberg’s Totally Outrageous Brunch,” slated to open Feb. 23 at The Sayers Club at SLS Las Vegas, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. (Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @csstevensphoto Michael Airington performs as Ester Goldberg, left, with Sabina Kelley during a dress rehearsal of “Ester Goldberg’s Totally Outrageous Brunch,” slated to open Feb. 23 at The Sayers Club at SLS Las Vegas, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. (Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @csstevensphoto Jenn Ranalli performs during a dress rehearsal of “Ester Goldberg’s Totally Outrageous Brunch,” slated to open Feb. 23 at The Sayers Club at SLS Las Vegas, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. (Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @csstevensphoto Michael Airington performs as Ester Goldberg, left, alongside Anne Martinez during a dress rehearsal of “Ester Goldberg’s Totally Outrageous Brunch,” slated to open Feb. 23 at The Sayers Club at SLS Las Vegas, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. (Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @csstevensphoto Sarah Hester Ross performs during a dress rehearsal of “Ester Goldberg’s Totally Outrageous Brunch,” slated to open Feb. 23 at The Sayers Club at SLS Las Vegas, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. (Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @csstevensphoto Sabina Kelley performs during a dress rehearsal of “Ester Goldberg’s Totally Outrageous Brunch,” slated to open Feb. 23 at The Sayers Club at SLS Las Vegas, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. (Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @csstevensphoto Anne Martinez performs during a dress rehearsal of “Ester Goldberg’s Totally Outrageous Brunch,” slated to open Feb. 23 at The Sayers Club at SLS Las Vegas, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. (Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @csstevensphoto Mathieu Bolillo performs during a dress rehearsal of “Ester Goldberg’s Totally Outrageous Brunch,” slated to open Feb. 23 at The Sayers Club at SLS Las Vegas in Las Vegas on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. (Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @csstevensphoto John Di Domenico performs as President Donald Trump during a dress rehearsal of “Ester Goldberg’s Totally Outrageous Brunch,” slated to open Feb. 23 at The Sayers Club at SLS Las Vegas, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. (Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @csstevensphoto Sabina Kelley performs during a dress rehearsal of “Ester Goldberg’s Totally Outrageous Brunch,” slated to open Feb. 23, at The Sayers Club at SLS Las Vegas, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. (Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @csstevensphoto Michael Airington performs as Ester Goldberg, left, with Sarah Hester Ross during a dress rehearsal of “Ester Goldberg’s Totally Outrageous Brunch,” slated to open Feb. 23 at The Sayers Club at SLS Las Vegas, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. (Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @csstevensphoto April Leopardi performs during a dress rehearsal of “Ester Goldberg’s Totally Outrageous Brunch,” slated to open Feb. 23 at The Sayers Club at SLS Las Vegas, on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. (Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @csstevensphoto The hair is red. The act is blue. The leading lady (“That’s no lady!”) has it covered in an impressively uncovered production, “Ester Goldberg’s Totally Outrageous Brunch,” at The Sayers Club at SLS Las Vegas. The show’s open-ended run debuts this weekend, playing Saturdays at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. (Tickets start at $69, not including fees, and are available at the SLS Las Vegas website.) Ester is an unattached, untethered woman of a certain age. She comes at you with all the nuance of a sequined wrecking ball, floating F-bombs and flaying all cultures and demographics with equal zeal. “What am I doing in the (expletive) desert, serving brunch to a bunch of drunk tourists?” she asks, from the top. Ester is the type of naughty great aunt that her creator, Michael Airington, says permeates every family. Maybe you’ve seen her yelling at cocktail servers for free drinks while she plays the penny slots at Four Queens. Her daffy, unfiltered delivery gives her air cover to take on everyone — a red-wigged Don Rickles in drag, if you will. Ester lacks an “H” in her name, because, as she says, “Barbra Streisand knocked out a consonant and became a millionaire!” Airington has been developing Ester for nearly 20 years. He is familiar with performing as someone else. He brought a Paul Lynde afternoon production to Windows Showroom at Bally’s in the spring of 2017. Even a spin through a dress rehearsal this week shows this is a rare Vegas show for myriad reasons. It’s a ticketed, adult (ages 21-over) production staged in the morning and mid-afternoon. Food is served along with the shtick. Want some mirth with your macaroons? Smokin’ dancers with your smoked pork belly? A little keytar with your tartar? This show is for you. Airington eagerly points to the success of Rickles and the Gazillionaire character in “Absinthe” as those who can destroy an audience with uniformed success. “We are going after everyone,” Airington said. “People can come in, let their guard down and not be politically correct. It’s not mean, and when Ester talking about Asian drivers or a Mexican taco truck, it’s all meant in fun … everybody has an Ester in their family, whether you’re Asian, black, Chinese, Italian, Jewish or whatever — everyone has an old lady who stands in the corner and says, ‘Screw you!’ “ Though a bold and seemingly high-risk adventure, the show has maximized its chances for success with its experienced production team. Co-producers Dan Chilewich, Kevin Beebee and Steve Wilson worked on the Tony-nominated “A Night With Janis Joplin” on Broadway. Chilewich also worked on “S Wonderful — The New Gershwin Musical,” “Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer — The Musical” and “”Over The Rainbow.” Beebee’s resume includes the touring versions of “Wicked,” “Mamma Mia!” “Legally Blonde” and “The Book of Mormon.” But acclaim on Broadway and across the country doesn’t guarantee success on the hyper-competitive Las Vegas Strip. Here, too, the producers’ experience is evident. “We consider ourselves New York producers, and we know you have to be a little trepidatious when you come into Vegas. We would never begin to pretend that this is our city and pretend we know everything about it. We don’t. We rely on people we’re putting in the show, and when we’re open — including the crew at SLS — we’ll have 22 Las Vegas locals working on this show. I think that says something.” The producers say SLS is heavily invested in the show’s marketing — a great start, because shows that close on the Strip typically complain about poor marketing. “They want this to be one of the entertainment destinations in Las Vegas,” said Beebee, who was impressed with the design of The Sayers Club, which is both gorgeous and equipped to handle aerial rigs. “The room is stunning,” Beebe said. “It’s going to blow people away when they see the production.” The show is an example of a buyer’s market among highly capable performers looking for work in Las Vegas. Anne Martinez (of “Baz” and “Alice,” who is now a co-producer), the great comic impressionist John Di Domenico (who has toured the world with his devastatingly funny Donald Trump act), Cassie Stone (late of “Zarkana” and “The World’s Greatest Rock Show”), burlesque star and former “Jubilee” dancer Sabina Kelley, blazing vocalist Janien Valentine (the female lead of Frankie Scinta’s “The Showman” production at South Point Showroom), dancer/acrobat April Leopardi (“Zombie Burlesque” and “Alice”), ex-Cirque artist Mathieu Bolillo and the strap act Duo Vadore. The show, too, incorporates live music. Bandleader Aaron Fuller piloted “Alice”; the ribald Sarah Hester Ross plays keyboard and (yes!) keytar and performs an insanely funny song about redheads; and bassist Dennis Blair happens to be a celebrated stand-up comic who spent more than 20 years opening for George Carlin and Rodney Dangerfield. Airington has been developing his Ester Goldberg character for about a decade, pitching concepts to Caesars Entertainment and Hooters before he opted for the obvious — seeking out officials at SLS Las Vegas, as he lives across the street at Allure. He actually found information about hotel owner Alex Meruelo on LinkedIn and tracked town Meruelo Entertainment President Jeff Henry on the networking website. The two convened in April, with Henry explaining the hotel wanted a brunch concept. Airington and his production partners wanted to push the Ester show. They connected with the Ester/brunch concept. “We knew right away that the casino wanted to do the brunch, and we wanted something that had a variety-show type feel for Las Vegas,” Beebe said. “We looked at entertainment and the brunch and looked at how to we fuse the two together and make it work. It’s kind of win-win for everyone.” Despite Ester’s own unvarnished attitude, Airington said the brunch show adds an air of refinement to the Strip’s entertainment offerings. As he said, “Mr. Meruelo wants to bring back entertainment with food, where people would not be coming in with a fanny pack, sandals and black socks.” Unintentionally or not, Airington might have just described a possible character if this show takes off. Maybe we’ll see a Mr. Goldberg, if this show takes off. John Katsilometes’ column runs daily in the A section. His PodKats podcast can be found at reviewjournal.com/podcasts.Contact him at jkatsilometes@reviewjournal.com. Follow @johnnykats on Twitter, @JohnnyKats1 on Instagram.
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Even if you have a no-shoe policy in your house, there will be times when you need to dash inside with your shoes on for one last thing, or times when a handyman or repair person needs to wear work boots indoors. For these situations – and for shoe-on houses – doormats are essential. “With […]

11 Jan 19
Twin Cities
Even if you have a no-shoe policy in your house, there will be times when you need to dash inside with your shoes on for one last thing, or times when a handyman or repair person needs to wear work boots indoors. For these situations — and for shoe-on houses — doormats are essential. “With a good brush and stomp, doormats can prevent debris, wet snow and dripping rainwater from entering your home,” says Lindsey Handel, a buyer for the garden and home store Terrain in Pennsylvania. Doormats may help with a comprehensive allergy-fighting plan, too, says Stephen Kimura, a board-certified allergist in Pensacola, Fla. “If you’re going to wear your shoes in the house, at least wiping them is going to help some. We’ve got pollen season now year-round, so these measures are important.” Kimura’s family doesn’t wear shoes indoors, but they do have inexpensive washable cotton mats with rubber backings at each door to catch crud and set shoes on. The right doormat for your house depends on whether it will be completely exposed or under a covered porch. For exposure, Handel recommends coir; for covered exposure, she says you can go for a less-durable jute-and-coir mix. The best thickness depends on whether the mat is inside or outside. “It’s nice to have a softer and thinner rug inside and a more bristly, durable one outside,” says Joy Cho, of California design studio Oh Joy. We dug up more dirt on doormats to deliver you five options chosen by experts. Although Cho, with two children, has a no-shoe policy at home, she considers doormats a “decorative and a fun way to greet guests” and help catch dirt, water and snow before shoes are placed inside the door. If you have one main entry, Cho says to go “with one you really love that makes a statement or has a fun greeting.” Chilewich’s latest design is Simple Stripe ($52, chilewich.com). (Chilewich) For any secondary entries, she suggests coordinating the look of those mats: “They could all be exactly the same for consistency or just have a similar vibe.” For interior entryways, she recently designed some washable interior entry rugs for Lorena Canals. For exterior doors, she likes vinyl Chilewich mats, which are mold-, mildew- and chlorine-resistant, with a water-blocking, slip-resistant vinyl backing. The company’s latest design, Simple Stripe ($52, chilewich.com), has a functional stripe made of PVC yarns that scrape away debris. Entryways Knot-Ical handwoven coconut-fiber doormat ($38.57, homedepot.com). (Entryways) Terrain’s Handel says that in most climates the fiber coir, made from coconut husks, is best for exterior doormats that are exposed to the weather. “The thicker and scratchier the doormat you can find, the better” for scraping off dirt, she says. She prefers a knot-patterned weave doormat for its classic look. These can be found almost everywhere, including Home Depot, which has the Entryways Knot-Ical handwoven coconut-fiber doormat ($38.57, homedepot.com). Williams-Sonoma’s French stripe doormat ($59.95, williams-sonoma.com). (Williams-Sonoma) In the Midwest and Northeast, doormats need to be winterproof. The Chicago-based co-founders of the Everygirl Media Group, Alaina Kaczmarski and Danielle Moss, both use coir doormats to dust off the snow. “The bristles absorb moisture and actually catch the snow as you brush your feet off,” Kaczmarski says. Coir doesn’t always last past a season, but she says it’s worth buying because coir is best at snow removal. Both Kaczmarski and Moss like coir mats from Williams-Sonoma, such as the French stripe doormat ($59.95, williams-sonoma.com). For a multiseason mat that can handle whatever winter throws at it, try a lobster-rope mat, says Lisa Myers, owner of home-goods store Capers in Seattle. “They work to shed the water and they have a little bit of coarseness to the rope that takes the dirt off,” Myers says. She highlights the Rope Co.’s doormats, handmade in Maine by fifth-generation lobstermen ($65-$129, theropeco.com). “They’re super durable. I had a similar one for many years and I just hosed it down and it keeps looking great.” Rockport Rope’s come in a variety of sizes ($39.99-$389.99, rockportdoormats.com). (Rockport Rope) “I’ve used rope mats on several projects, usually beach or summer homes,” says Josh Linder, owner of Evolve Residential in Boston. They are “a fun first peek into the interior of the home, but also are incredibly rugged and well wearing,” he says. “Rope, made for the oceans … is intended to take a beating.” He likes Rockport Rope’s mats, which come in a variety of sizes ($39.99-$389.99, rockportdoormats.com). [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”]
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Even if you have a no-shoe policy in your house, there will be times when you need to dash inside with your shoes on for one last thing, or times when a handyman or repair person needs to wear work boots indoors. For these situations – and for shoe-on houses – doormats are essential. “With […]

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Even if you have a non-shoe policy in your house, there will be times when you have to run in with your shoes for a last thing, or times when a handyman or repair worker must wear work boots indoors. For these situations – and for shoe-on houses – doormats are essential. "With a good […]

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Even if you have a non-shoe policy in your home, there will be times when you need to run inside with shoes for one thing, or when a handyman or repair person has to wear work boots at home. For these situations – and for shoe houses – the doormats are essential. "With a good […]

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