The show chronicles the lives and relationships of the people who work for Lisa at SUR, while she tries to keep them focused on the “rules” of her restaurant. The glamorous restaurateur says, “the pretty young things at her restaurant are all sleeping together” which makes for tons of drama on the show.
Fans of RHOBH saw Lisa and her husband Ken Todd open the place last season. Lisa recently revealed that SUR was honored by the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.
Vanderpump took to Twitter to announce the news. Lisa retweeted, “RT @BravoTV New show alert! Get a glimpse of what it’s like to be on staff at @LisaVanderpump’s SUR.”
Kristen started modeling and acting as a child and has been at SUR for five years, which is longer than almost anyone on staff. Kristen loves working at SUR, side-by-side with her best friends Stassi and Katie, and her boyfriend of four years, Tom Sandoval. But her propensity to insert herself where she doesn’t belong often gets her into trouble with the staff, and her boss, Lisa.
Katie is best friends with fellow servers, Stassi and Kristen, and began dating Kristen‘s friend Tom Schwartz, who is in the same circle as her co-workers. Katie is finding that SUR has become her full-time job and the center of her social life. Often pushed around by her so called “friends,” the nice girl from Utah is learning that she needs to speak up and assert herself.
Scheana still dreams of making it big in Hollywood, but unfortunately, the only name she has made for herself thus far is in the tabloids as a “home wrecker” after she famously admitted to an affair with the ex-husband of Lisa‘s close friend Brandi Glanville. As the new girl at SUR, Scheana is constantly faced with proving that she is not the same naïve girl who fell for a married man and that she has talents far beyond other’s expectations.
Tom bartends at SUR to make ends meet as he chases his dreams working in modeling, acting, and playing guitar in a band. Tom lives with his girlfriend, fellow performer and fellow SUR employee Kristen. As their lives become more entwined, he is beginning to question why their personal and work lives need to be one and the same.
For the past three years Stassi has been serving at SUR while she works to become the next big thing in fashion. She has a say-anything-to-anyone-at-anytime mentality and her mouth often gets her in trouble at SUR and especially with Lisa. Two years ago Stassi moved in with her boyfriend Jax and the two have been fighting passionately and making up even more passionately ever since. Always protecting her relationship with Jax, Stassi views Scheana as a threat and labels her a “home wrecker’” to the other staff.
Jax is a working model who bartends at SUR and enjoys the freedom, easy money and carefree lifestyle he has found in Hollywood. A self-described “Peter Pan,” he and his live-in girlfriend, Stassi, often fight over his immature actions and inability move to the next level in their relationship. But if he wants to be with Stassi forever, he is going to need to make a change, and fast.
“Vanderpump Rules” debuts on Monday, January 7 at 9p.m. on Bravo!
SUR Restaurant and Bar
606 North Robertson Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
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November 13, 2012 – January 6, 2013
The smash hit Broadway musical-turned-Oscar-winning motion picture Dreamgirls, captures the spirit and hope of Motown when a girl group makes it big in the 60s and 70s. In a business controlled by men, the female trio fights for recognition, fellowship and love as superstardom challenges their musical and cultural identity.
Dreamgirls begins a limited run at Arlington’s Signature Theatre on November 13. Featuring the unforgettable tunes “Dreamgirls,” “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going,” “One Night Only” and more. Led by local star Nova Y. Payton as big-voiced diva Effie White, the production is set to run through January 6, 2013.
A rich, glowing spectacle about the price of show-biz success, Dreamgirls sizzles with sparkling dance and R&B soul.
Sponsored by the Bernard Family Foundation with additional support from Tony Garro, MD.
Book & Lyrics by Tom Eyen
Music by Henry Krieger
Original Broadway Production Directed & Choreographed by Michael Bennett
Orchestrations by Harold Wheeler
Produced on Broadway by Michael Bennett, Robert Avian, Geffen Records & The Shubert Organization
Music Director Jon Kalbfleisch
Co-Choreographer Brianne Camp
Directed & Choreographed by Matthew Gardiner
Scenic Design Adam Koch
Costume Design Frank Labovitz
Lighting Design Chris Lee
Sound Design Matt Rowe
ABOUT SIGNATURE THEATRE
Recipient of the 2009 Regional Theatre Tony Award®, Signature Theatre is a non-profit professional theater company in Arlington, Virginia dedicated to producing contemporary musicals and plays, reinventing classic musicals, and developing new work. Under the leadership of Co-founder and Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer and Managing Director Maggie Boland, Signature has presented 38 world premiere productions and is renowned for combining Broadway-quality productions with intimate playing spaces.
4200 Campbell Ave
Arlington, VA 22206