Matt Yee’s Outrageous Adult Sing-Along Show
Saturday, June 25 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Matt Yee is a one-of-a-kind entertainer. Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii the singer/songwriter/comedian has risen to the rank of a number one international entertainer aboard cruise ships. On June 25th, the charismatic entertainer brings his talents and his outrageous show to landlocked Marion, Ohio.
Palace Executive Director, Kirk Detweiler has personally seen Yee perform dozens of times in his former career as Cruise Director and says Yee never disappoints. “People couldn’t get enough of Matt Yee’s Outrageous Adult Sing-Along Show. He is one of the most requested artists and has a huge fan base. Regardless of gender or orientation, he knows how to connect with his audience and make sure everyone has a good time.”
Yee is a master at bringing people together to sing and laugh. His catalog of music selections shifts from “Candle in the Wind” and “We Will Rock You” to the theme from Green Acres over the course of a single raucous night. His shows incorporate fabulous costumes and lots of laughs with incredible vocals, piano riffs, and stories.
Detweiler continues, “Please be aware, this is definitely an adult show. He’s flashy, outrageous, and a little dirty, but he is also this big, warm, and relatable guy that you can’t help but adore. After seeing the success of Dueling Pianos in February, I immediately knew Matt would also be a big hit in the May Pavilion.”
Yee did not always choose to perform as his vocation. After attending Dartmouth College on a vocal scholarship, he went to law school and spent some time in the world of corporate acquisitions and mergers before trying his hand at real estate and ultimately returning to his performance roots. In the late 90s and early 2000s, he had a string of radio hits in Hawaii which led to live shows.
In an interview with Edge New York, Yee shares, “I used to do a cabaret show, with a storyline. I would take strong female songs and have them sung by men. In the middle of the show, I’d do a sing-along to bump up the energy.”
Yee has been described as “Elton John meets Margaret Cho,” by The San Francisco Chronicle noting his flair for comedy, variety, and audience participation. He has shared the stage with tons of stars, including Idina Menzel, Margaret Cho, Gloria Estefan, Chita Rivera, Patti Lupone, Ru Paul, The Village People, Joan Jett, and more.
Yee’s list of accomplishments includes The Hawaii Music Award, multiple ASCAP awards, an OMA Director’s Award out of NYC, and a nomination for a JP Folks Award for his original single, “Every Facet of My Heart.”
Yee admits the show isn’t for everyone. “If you come in and intend to party and laugh and not be offended, then you’re going to have a great time. But if not, then maybe you should walk up the street and go see ‘Spiderman’.”
Tickets to see Matt Yee’s Outrageous Adult Sing-Along Show are $25.
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