CAST PARTY Hits The Road, Comes To Texas May 20-21
Austin Cabaret Theatre is thrilled to present the return of the inimitable Jim Caruso in his open mic extravaganza, CAST PARTY! A weekly event at the legendary Birdland Jazz Club in New York, Jim has been "taking the show on the road" to great success in cities across the country. Jim is the quick-witted Master of Ceremonies while Billy Stritch is an orchestra all by himself-put them together and the result is a sym-funny of song! That should be enough, but there's an additional draw to the evening; the myriad of local talent that will bring their sheet music, give it to Billy and create an impromptu show where anything can-and probably will-happen!
The award-winning Caruso has been perfectly described by Rex Reed:
"This dashing, polished and seasoned pro can do almost anything! He's reflective and touching and bouncy and irreverent...and boy...can he swing!"
Billy Stritch was hailed by the London Times thus:
"Equally gifted as a player and a singer, and doing both with no-holds-power, Stritch is not afraid to dazzle!"
About Austin Cabaret Theatre:
Founded in 2001, Austin Cabaret Theatre is Austin's only resident professional producing Cabaret, and the only year-round dinner cabaret in Texas. ACT's roster has included such entertainment luminaries as Carol Channing, Eartha Kitt, Elaine Stritch, Charo, Ann Hampton Callaway, Debbie Gravitte, Sam Harris, Andrea McArdle, Jason Graae, Karen Mason, Amanda McBroom, Faith Prince, Lee Roy Reams, and many others. Guest Artists often present student workshops in cabaret performance, question and answer sessions, and special appearances on local programs.
WHAT: Austin Cabaret Theatre
WHEN: 7:00 pm (for pre-show dinner) Performance at 8:30 pm
WHERE: The Long Center for the Performing Arts/Kodosky Lounge