Photo Flash: Vero Perez, Denise Lee, Billy Stritch and More at Jim Caruso's Cast Party in Dallas
Kitchen Café was proud to present the Dallas debut of Jim Caruso's Cast Party on Thursday and Friday, May 22 and 23. The two sold-out evenings celebrated extraordinary talent from the musical theater, jazz and cabaret communities. As always, Caruso hosted, along with musical director/singer/accompanist Billy Stritch at the piano. Scroll down for photos from the concerts!
Taking part in the impromptu performances and/or cheering from the house were Carolyn Lee Jones, Tony Hakim, Linda & Larry Petty, Trella Hart, Mark Carroll, Doug McAllister, Dejah Moore, Ann Eggers, Wheelice Wilson, Kassira, Connie Coit, Beau Black, Stephen Dunn, Peggy Lohr, Leslie Blum, Darius Robinson, Stacia Goad, Glenn Mayo, Sherle Stevens, Wendy Welch, Liz Mikel, Willie Welch, Scott Davidson, Molly Welch, Jody Wright, Sarah Shelby Martin, Brett Hurt, Laura Lites, Sarah Smith Peter DeCesare, Traci Lee, Denise Lee, Kristian Craige, Gabe Matthews, Kathy Golla, Janice Franklin, Jon Morehouse, Vero Perez and Jorge Villanueva, among many others.
The next Cast Party/Dallas will take place in September. Called an "extreme open mic" by ABC-TV, Jim Caruso''s Cast Party is a wildly popular event that has been bringing Broadway glitz and urbane wit to the legendary Birdland in NYC every Monday for the past ten years. The hilarious impromptu evening has also been celebrating local talent in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Chicago, Austin, and on the high seas.
Kitchen Café is fast becoming a unique and exemplary nightspot featuring the hottest entertainers. Owned by chef and jazz guitarist/singer Tony Hakim, Kitchen Café offers a variety of homemade cuisine ranging from pot roast to Mediterranean Tapas to signature salad entrees.
Thursday photos by Alexandro Loayza Grisi and Leslie Blum / Friday photos by James P. Jordan.
Billy Stritch and Vero Perez
Dejah Moore and Billy Stritch
Vero Perez and Jorge Villanueva