ABOUT DAVID DE ALBA
By Linda La Blanche
David de Alba is a unique and exceptional artist who offers true vocal ability and enormous talent in his performances. Cuban born, he and his family came to the USA after the Castro take over and eventually settled in San Francisco, where he was a feature attraction in the world famous Finocchio Club during 25+ years. Some people are born with a special gift, and in David’s case, his voice is one of his greatest assets. Unlike most female impersonators, Mr. de Alba uses his own femme voice on stage, and throughout his career spawning five decades, he has been known for his outstanding live impersonations of his iconic idol, Judy Garland, in countless clubs and TV shows.
David’s voice range possesses tonal qualities that set him apart from any other illusionist of his era. He, as Judy, stands up there, sings and sways to the music and just let that voice carry the evening. His costume changes prove an opportunity to see David’s own humorous side, having to handle these on his own while remaining connected to the audience. The costumes are classic Judy as are the simple props of a mike stand, a stool and a chair. Nothing imposed on the created mood. Judy’s mannerisms and movements accurately portrayed bring another level of reality to the performance. David de Alba’s act has a winning and engaging simplicity that may make it the best show in Las Vegas as far as true talent goes.
David de Alba is lauded for his ongoing effort in preserving the disappearing art of female impersonation through his theatrical website (david-de-alba.com), including rare interviews of celebrities, drag performers and shows aimed at preserving the memory of the Finocchio Club of San Francisco. A crucial figure in the transition between the golden era of drag and modern drag, he remains possibly the only one performer alive representing this vanishing art form.
David de Alba has been written about in seven books and for all this, he’s received numerous awards in recognition of his efforts and live stage shows.
Anyone who is a true Judy Garland fan, or just someone who appreciates the Art Form of LIVE Female Impersonation should not miss David de Alba as Judy Garland!
David de Alba will be bringing Judy Garland to Life on November 8th, 2015 at 2:30PM for a lovely afternoon Matinee show in our Jewelbox Theater! Tickets start at $18.00 for general admission. VIP seating is available for $20
Call 702 794 4000 to purchase your tickets in advance or come to the ticketing counter inside the Erotic Heritage Museum!