JIM CARUSO'S CAST PARTY to Head West; Set for Two Shows Spaghettini, 11/22-23
Jim Caruso'S CAST PARTY will return to the West Coast for two nights, Friday and Saturday, November 22 and 23, 2013 at 7:30pm. The 'extreme open mic' will take place at Spaghettini (3005 Old Ranch Parkway, Seal Beach, CA).
These upcoming Jim Caruso'S CAST PARTY evenings mark the eighth Southern California appearance for the Manhattan mainstay, hosted by Caruso and musical director Billy Stritch. Initially, after a full-page color feature in the Sunday LA Times, along with three hours on the top-rated KTLA Morning Show, the impromptu variety show/open mic had to turn away hundreds of audience hopefuls clamoring to watch a who's who of surprise entertainers, including Melissa Manchester, Carol Channing, Cybill Shepherd, Dave Koz, Joanne Worley, Taylor Dayne, Jason Graae, Debby Boone, Shoshana Bean, internet sensation Miranda Sings, funny man Bruce Vilanch, and many others.
Jim Caruso'S CAST PARTY is a wildly popular weekly open mic night that has been bringing a sprinkling of Broadway glitz and urbane wit to the legendary Birdland in New York City every Monday night for the past ten years. It's a cool cabaret night-out enlivened by a hilariously impromptu variety show. Showbiz superstars hit the stage alongside up-and-comers, serving up jaw-dropping music and general razzle-dazzle. Cast Party is the ultimate spot to mix and mingle with talented show folk and their fans. The buoyant, sharp and charming Caruso guides the entire affair like a bubbly cruise director, musical genius Billy Stritch holds court at the ivories, and the audience is invited to participate in the festivities! It's the party that would happen if somehow David Letterman and Ed Sullivan threw a hip house party around a grand piano.