Photo Flash: Amra-Faye Wright, Valarie Pettiford, et al. at CAST PARTY!

Jim Caruso's Cast Party packed Birdland with a huge variety of talent on Monday night. The weekly open mic, recently called "the best party in the universe" by the Australian Cabaret Confidential, was the place for Broadway folk like Amra-Faye Wright (currently starring as Velma in Chicago), supperclub star Clint Holmes (in rehearsal for his upcoming Café Carlyle run), country legend Larry Gatlin, jazz superstars Jane Monheit, Natalie Douglas and Sachal Vasandani, publicist and birthday boy Richard Hillman, "Broadway Beat" host Richie Ridge, musical director/pianist Ron Abel, cabaret folks like Scott Coulter and Carole J. Bufford (this Monday's11 O'Clock Numbers revue at Birdland), and regulars Allana Adderly, Daniel Kirkley, Matthew Falber, William Blake, and LA diva Valarie Pettiford!

There were musical theater students visiting from Cal-State, a table of talented Aussie performers, and a pair of French models...just a normal night at Cast Party! A highlight of the evening was an impromptu performance of "If You Don't Know Me By Now," harmonized perfectly by William Blake, Jane Monheit and Larry Gatlin, with musical assistance from the Cast Party Symphony Orchestra, Tedd Firth and Steve Doyle.

Check out photos from he event below!

Photo Credit:  Stephen Sorokoff

Photo Flash: Amra-Faye Wright, Valarie Pettiford, et al. at CAST PARTY!

Photo Flash: Amra-Faye Wright, Valarie Pettiford, et al. at CAST PARTY!
Allana Adderly

Photo Flash: Amra-Faye Wright, Valarie Pettiford, et al. at CAST PARTY!
Amra-Faye Wright

Photo Flash: Amra-Faye Wright, Valarie Pettiford, et al. at CAST PARTY!
Carole Jay Bufford

Photo Flash: Amra-Faye Wright, Valarie Pettiford, et al. at CAST PARTY!
Clint Holmes

Photo Flash: Amra-Faye Wright, Valarie Pettiford, et al. at CAST PARTY!
Daniel Kirkley

Photo Flash: Amra-Faye Wright, Valarie Pettiford, et al. at CAST PARTY!
French Models

Photo Flash: Amra-Faye Wright, Valarie Pettiford, et al. at CAST PARTY!
Gabrielle Stravelli

Photo Flash: Amra-Faye Wright, Valarie Pettiford, et al. at CAST PARTY!
Jim Caruso Hawking His Wares

Photo Flash: Amra-Faye Wright, Valarie Pettiford, et al. at CAST PARTY!
Larry Gatlin

Photo Flash: Amra-Faye Wright, Valarie Pettiford, et al. at CAST PARTY!
Matthew Falber

Photo Flash: Amra-Faye Wright, Valarie Pettiford, et al. at CAST PARTY!
Jane Monheit, William Blake, Larry Gatlin

Photo Flash: Amra-Faye Wright, Valarie Pettiford, et al. at CAST PARTY!
Richard Hillman, Clint Holmes, Richie Ridge

Photo Flash: Amra-Faye Wright, Valarie Pettiford, et al. at CAST PARTY!
Ron Abel, Clint Holmes, Valarie Pettiford

Photo Flash: Amra-Faye Wright, Valarie Pettiford, et al. at CAST PARTY!
Sachal Vasandani

Photo Flash: Amra-Faye Wright, Valarie Pettiford, et al. at CAST PARTY!
Scott Coulter

Photo Flash: Amra-Faye Wright, Valarie Pettiford, et al. at CAST PARTY!
Stacy Sullivan, Natalie Douglas, Savannah Brown

Photo Flash: Amra-Faye Wright, Valarie Pettiford, et al. at CAST PARTY!

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