“It has been a long time since someone has taken up the baton to keep the creative spirit of San Francisco alive. Thank God for Steve Murray and Viva Variety”
“Viva Variety is an asset to our community, benefiting HIV/AIDS service organizations in these times of need. Laughter is the best medicine. Viva Variety should be a recommended treatment for us all. Steve Murray deserves out heartfelt appreciation and our financial support.”
Donald Abrams, M.D.
Chair, Community Consortium
Professor of Medicine, UCSF
“Steve Murray’s Viva Variety has restored this theatre goers faith in high quality showcases of fabulous local talent that is not only affordable but supports worthy causes. $15 bucks goes a long ways with VV while across town, $80 seats sell for less worthy shows that are usually forgettable except for the price!
“off-the-wall, over-the-top, very creative acts, stunning performances, terribly-talented…”
“Viva Variety gives great value for the buck. It’s a great place to see seasoned professionals along with up-and-coming talent.”
Executive Producer, Richmond/Ermet
“Steve Murray creates a community among San Francisco variety artists by providing opportunities to perform at his beloved VIVA VARIETY shows. We have been proud to debut and present numerous quality acts at this San Francisco landmark show.”
Gregangelo & Velocity Circus
“Everyone, it turns out, wants to play Viva Variety because the audiences are so enthusiastic. The crowds began whooping as soon as the opening act took the stage.”
“Steve Murray has spearheaded fundraising for smaller, lesser known local Bay Area Charities through great works as a producer of his fantastically successful Viva Variety shows showcasing the talents of local performers, musicians and comedians. With humor and love, he has managed to raise thousands of dollars for smaller charities that truly can use the monetary support. Steve is a combination of Ed Sullivan and St. Francis, providing a stage for gifted talents and raising funds for those in need.”
Actor, Singer, Dancer, Comedian
“Steve Murray, imaginative friend and producer, regularly promotes local talent in his energetic and lively series of Viva Variety presentations, and at the same time distinguishes himself by donating the proceeds to a variety of local philanthropic organizations, including my public benefit corporation, Art for Healing.”
Executive Director, Art for Healing