Photo Coverage: Espinosa, Bean & Reichard at Upright Cabaret's Desert Kick-Off

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Photo Coverage: Espinosa, Bean & Reichard at Upright Cabaret's Desert Kick-Off

This past weekend (Feb 27 & 28), L.A.'s famed Upright Cabaret kicked off their 2nd Season of star-studded poolside concert events at the new Ace Hotel & Swim Club with two sold out evenings with the stars under the stars!

Producers/hosts Chris Isaacson and Shane Scheel have re-teamed with Jonathan Heath at the Ace Hotel and Swim Club to create a one-of-a-kind dining and entertainment experience. From relaxing by the pool to lounging at the bar or dining at the "King's Highway" restaurant, guests can enjoy the show in a variety of ways, and best yet...there are no drink or table minimums! Just great entertainment however you like it.

Under the direction of Upright's new Artistic Director, Billy Porter (Broadway: Grease, Dreamgirls, Little Shop of Horrors) the "new generation cabaret" featured an all star cast of performers from stage, record and screen.

This extraordinary event lead by Upright Music Director Chris Bratten featured Broadway stars Eden Espinosa (Broadway: Wicked, Brooklyn, Hair, L.A. cast of Wicked), Shoshana Bean (Broadway: Wicked, Hairspray), Daniel Reichard (Broadway: Jersey Boys, Best Little Whorehouse in Texas), Tim Draxl (Australian Cabaret star), Leslie Odom, Jr. (Broadway: Rent, CSI, star of new George Lucas film "Red Tails"), Audra Mae (singer/songwriter, FX's Sons of Anarchy), Jake Simpson (2x Star Search Grand Champion) with special guest Michael Sherwood (son of Legendary Band Leader Bobby Sherwood).

The producers also presented a new sound system called the LS-1800 made by Phil Jones Sound out of St. Louis, Missouri which the company delivered specifically for this event. (www.philjonespuresound.com)

In the Golden Age of entertainment, Palm Springs supper clubs like the Chi Chi hosted all of the great stars of the day and helped define an era of style and sophistication that made Palm Springs famous. Upright Cabaret has reclaimed that era at the desert's most anticipated new leisure property.

Mark your calendars, Upright Cabaret will return to the desert on Fri & Sat, April 10 & 11, 2009 and Fri & Sat, May 22 & 23, 2009 at a new time - Showtime 7pm. Tickets available for these concert events beginning March 6th, 2009.

The Ace Hotel and Swim Club is located at 701 E. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA. For more information about Upright Cabaret including advance tickets, visit: www.uprightcabaret.com

Photo Coverage by Tony DiMaio for www.ipartypix.com

 

Photo Coverage: Espinosa, Bean & Reichard at Upright Cabaret's Desert Kick-Off
Daniel Reichard at Upright Cabaret

Photo Coverage: Espinosa, Bean & Reichard at Upright Cabaret's Desert Kick-Off
Daniel Reichard at Upright Cabaret

Photo Coverage: Espinosa, Bean & Reichard at Upright Cabaret's Desert Kick-Off
Daniel Reichard at Upright Cabaret

Photo Coverage: Espinosa, Bean & Reichard at Upright Cabaret's Desert Kick-Off
Shoshana Bean at Upright Cabaret

Photo Coverage: Espinosa, Bean & Reichard at Upright Cabaret's Desert Kick-Off
Shoshana Bean at Upright Cabaret

Photo Coverage: Espinosa, Bean & Reichard at Upright Cabaret's Desert Kick-Off
Eden Espinosa, Audra Mae and Shoshana Bean at Upright Cabaret Palm Springs

Photo Coverage: Espinosa, Bean & Reichard at Upright Cabaret's Desert Kick-Off
Audra Mae at Upright Cabaret

Photo Coverage: Espinosa, Bean & Reichard at Upright Cabaret's Desert Kick-Off
Audra Mae at Upright Cabaret Palm Springs

Photo Coverage: Espinosa, Bean & Reichard at Upright Cabaret's Desert Kick-Off
Leslie Odom, Jr. at Upright Cabaret

Photo Coverage: Espinosa, Bean & Reichard at Upright Cabaret's Desert Kick-Off
Daniel Reichard and Leslie Odom, Jr. at Upright Cabaret

Photo Coverage: Espinosa, Bean & Reichard at Upright Cabaret's Desert Kick-Off
Upright Cabaret Producers Shane Scheel and Chris Isaacson

Photo Coverage: Espinosa, Bean & Reichard at Upright Cabaret's Desert Kick-Off
Tim Draxl at Upright Cabaret

Photo Coverage: Espinosa, Bean & Reichard at Upright Cabaret's Desert Kick-Off
Tim Draxl At Upright Cabret Palm Springs

Photo Coverage: Espinosa, Bean & Reichard at Upright Cabaret's Desert Kick-Off
Eden Espinosa at Upright Cabaret

Photo Coverage: Espinosa, Bean & Reichard at Upright Cabaret's Desert Kick-Off
Eden Espinosa at Upright Cabaret Palm Springs

Photo Coverage: Espinosa, Bean & Reichard at Upright Cabaret's Desert Kick-Off
Guitarist Nick Perez and Eden Espinosa

Photo Coverage: Espinosa, Bean & Reichard at Upright Cabaret's Desert Kick-Off
Upright Cabaret producer Chris Isaacson

Photo Coverage: Espinosa, Bean & Reichard at Upright Cabaret's Desert Kick-Off
Jake Simpson at Upright Cabaret

Photo Coverage: Espinosa, Bean & Reichard at Upright Cabaret's Desert Kick-Off
Nick Perez and Jake Simpson at Upright Cabaret

Photo Coverage: Espinosa, Bean & Reichard at Upright Cabaret's Desert Kick-Off
Billy Porter

Photo Coverage: Espinosa, Bean & Reichard at Upright Cabaret's Desert Kick-Off
Billy Porter at Upright Cabaret

Photo Coverage: Espinosa, Bean & Reichard at Upright Cabaret's Desert Kick-Off
Shane Scheel, Shoshana Bean, Eden Espinosa, Billy Porter, Daniel Reichard, Audra Mae, Tim Draxl, Leslie Odom, Jr., Chris Isaacson

Photo Coverage: Espinosa, Bean & Reichard at Upright Cabaret's Desert Kick-Off
Audra Mae and Eden Espinosa at Upright Cabaret Palm Springs

Photo Coverage: Espinosa, Bean & Reichard at Upright Cabaret's Desert Kick-Off
Shoshana Bean and Daniel Reichard at Upright Cabaret

Photo Coverage: Espinosa, Bean & Reichard at Upright Cabaret's Desert Kick-Off
Eden Espinosa, Daniel Reichard and Shoshana Bean at Upright Cabaret Palm Springs

Photo Coverage: Espinosa, Bean & Reichard at Upright Cabaret's Desert Kick-Off
The Band: Michael Sherwood, Chris Chandler (Bass), Upright Music Director Chris Bratten, Nick Perez (Guitar), and Matt Lucich (Drums)

Photo Coverage: Espinosa, Bean & Reichard at Upright Cabaret's Desert Kick-Off
Leslie Odom, Jr, Nicolette Robinson, and Billy Porter at Upright Cabaret Palm Springs

Photo Coverage: Espinosa, Bean & Reichard at Upright Cabaret's Desert Kick-Off
Upright Producer Shane Scheel, Leslie Barclay, Ace Hotel General Manager Jonathan Heath, Upright Producer Chris Isaacson

Photo Coverage: Espinosa, Bean & Reichard at Upright Cabaret's Desert Kick-Off
The Upright Boys - Shane Scheel, Chris Bratten and Chris Isaacson

Photo Coverage: Espinosa, Bean & Reichard at Upright Cabaret's Desert Kick-Off
Upright Cabaret Palm Springs cast (L-R): Leslie Odom, Jr, Nick Perez, Nicolette Robinson, Billy Porter, Matt Lucich, Audra Mae, Chris Isaacson, Chris Bratten, Daniel Reichard, Michael Sherwood, Shane Scheel, Chris Chandler, Shoshana Bean, Tim Draxl, Eden Espinosa, BrIan Burton, Jake Simpson

Photo Coverage: Espinosa, Bean & Reichard at Upright Cabaret's Desert Kick-Off
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