Valarie Pettiford to Play The Cabaret at the Columbia Club in Indy, 10/3-4
Valarie Pettiford is a true diva and "triple threat" exuding the sensual and provocative style of a Fosse-trained performer. She mesmerized audiences in Chicago (as Velma Kelly, alongside Chita Rivera,) The Wild Party, Show Boat and Fosse, which earned her a Tony nomination. With a high kick and a shimmy, Valarie will strut her stuff in an evening of song, dance and stories from her multifaceted showbiz career.
She will perform at The Cabaret at the Columbia Club on October 3 and 4, 2013 at 8:00pm. Tickets: $35, $45, $55 ($12 food or beverage minimum). For tickets call 317.275.1169, or order online at www.TheCabaret.org. The Cabaret at the Columbia Club is located at 121 Monument Circle, Indianapolis, IN. $10 valet parking is available for cabaret patrons.
An award-winning triple-threat, Valarie Pettiford has worked with some of the biggest names in entertainment, but has never let her brushes with fame go to her head. Although some would argue that she is a celebrity in her own right, Valarie is still a humble girl from Queens. On screen, Valarie has appeared in ?lms like The Wiz, Glitter, Stomp the Yard, Jumping The Broom, and more. On television, her hit series Half & Half ran for four years on UPN, and other highlights include, CSI, Criminal Minds, Frasier, Bones, and more. She is currently a recurring guest star on two hit series; HBO's Treme and CBS's new series Golden Boy, as Chi McBride's wife.
Valarie's theatre credits include Fosse which she was nominated for a Tony Award, The Wild Party, Show Boat, and more. Valarie performed alongside Chita Rivera in her West End debut of Chicago, and subsequently performed "All That Jazz" as a tribute to Rivera at the Kennedy Center Honors. Her self-proclaimed career highlight was recording her ?rst album Hear My Soul. An accomplished stage performer, Valarie has performed her widely successful one-woman shows to sold-out audiences coast to coast. She has also performed with Lucy and Desi Arnaz Jr. in New York and Miami in the musical tribute to their father, called Babalu. She is a regular guest soloist with the Pasadena Symphony for their annual Pops program.
In the traditional sense of the word, Valarie Pettiford is a diva, a master of her craft who has the ability to command attention. Whether she would agree, or try to harness that power, is anyone's guess. Valarie's new album of original lullabies, Velvet Sky, is available on iTunes, Amazon, and other online retailers.
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