Harold Sanditen to Bring FLYIN' HIGH to Metropolitan Room, 10/6
Harold Sanditen, the versatile performer who hosts the uber - popular Crazy Coqs open mic in London, will perform the US premiere of his newest show, FLYIN' HIGH, at the Metropolitan Room in New York City on Monday, October 6th at 7 pm. The Metropolitan Room is at 34 West 22nd Street between 5th and 6th Avenues. Phone for reservations is: 212.206.0440. Full bar and snacks, no dinner service. $20 plus 2 drink minimum.
FLYIN' HIGH was first seen at London's Crazy Coqs last May, where critics said:
"Plenty of treasures to savor." Musical Theatre Review
"Packed with creative, appealing arrangements (by Michael Roulston) which brought fresh ears to familiar songs, together with Barry Kleinbort's subtle direction and Sanditen's warm personality, made this world trip a joy." Cabaret Scenes
Harold is an intrepid traveller, having visited 65 countries and counting. In this new show he explores the comic side of travel, from Albuquerque to the Zambezi, with songs ranging from Bacharach to Jobim to Weill. He'll be joined on stage by his UK accompanist and arranger, Michael Roulston, along with New York's Tom Hubbard on bass. Barry Kleinbort directs.
In 2013 Harold made his professional theatrical debut in London's West End in CAFÉ SOCIETY SWING, playing the role of the late real-life impresario, Barney Josephson. He later packed out the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame in a November concert, and he'll return there this year for what is scheduled to be an annual Thanksgiving weekend event. He will be touring FLYIN' HIGH to California in April, 2015.
American born, and London based since 1987, Sanditen has been hosting the Open Mic Night at the Crazy Coqs since its commencement two years ago. He began his cabaret career in 2008, after 20 years as a UK-based theatre producer. Since then, he has devised and performed six cabaret shows in as many years, which have played to full houses from London to LA, and has also released 2 CDs. Shows include: The Secret of Life (2008), Love Exposed (2009), Thoughts 'Round Midnight (2010), Shades of Blue (2012), Full Circle (2013) and Flyin' High (2014); his two CDs are Taking Flight (2010) and Shades of Blue, Live at the Pheasantry (2013).