Illana Zauderer Parker
Illana sings Joni Mitchell.
Writer/Director: Matthew Riutta.
Johnny (Steve Rhyne) works at night as a drag queen named DeeDee Licious. But he hasn't told his new love interest, Ryan, about his nighttime work. When Ryan arrives at Johnny's apartment early for their date, Johnny is stuck in high-heeled red boots with a broken zipper. Desperate to hide his other life, Johnny covers them with a blanket and calls best friend Tanya (who lives upstairs and loves to play a little dress-up, herself) to help out in the hall, pretending to Ryan that he's really meeting the "laundry lady" who has finished cleaning all his underwear. Illana Zauderer Parker plays Tanya.
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Hot in Here
Recorded in 2007 at Bay Records in Berkeley, includes swinging jazz, sultry theatre songs, and soulful ballads. Supporting Ms. Parker on the recording are renowned Bay Area musicians Mike Greensill, Tommy Kesecker, and Ruth Davies.
“Performing a fine collection of songs with both sophistication and sensuality, Illana's voice is wrapped up in a tastefully performed blend of piano, bass and percussion and engineered with a warm rich sound. My favorite tracks are Sondheim's sexy ‘Sooner Or Later’ — it's nice to hear this great song performed by a better singer than the original version — and ‘Since You Stayed Here,’ a gently poignant song which Illana makes sure not to oversing, a nice contrast to what you might expect to hear from a cabaret belter with less confidence or emotional range. ‘Hot In Here’ is a fine addition to any record collection.”
— C. Cullinan
“Parker exudes sass and class...”
—M. Kramer, Pacific Sun
Hot in Here track-list:
1. Hot in Here
2. Sooner or Later
3. Faithless Love
4. Peel Me a Grape
5. Since You Stayed Here
6. Case of You
7. I Can Cook Too
8. Guess Who I Saw Today
To purchase a signed copy of this CD, please send a check for $20 (plus $3 shipping) to:
Illana Zauderer Parker
PO Box 475564
San Francisco, CA 94147