Photo Coverage: Murney, Tartaglia, Locke et al. at Jim Caruso's Cast Party In Hollywood

This past Wednesday and Thursday, host Jim Caruso and musical director Billy Stritch oversaw another Hollywood edition of Cast Party, the wildly successful open mic night, which tours the country celebrating local talent. The event, made up of impromptu musical performances, has been running every Monday at Birdland in New York City for the past eight years.

Talented folks like Melissa Manchester, John Tartaglia, Kimberley Locke, Michael Orland, Daisy Eagan, Erin Quill, Gerald McCullouch, Julia Murney, Danny Gurwin, Todd Buonopane, Rena Strober, Victoria Oscar, Adam DeGroff, Ashley Cueller, Erich Bergen, Kate Linder, Kate Flannery, Bob Garrett, Brenda Moore, Brenna Whitaker, Carla Bordonada, Cortes Alexander, Darci Monet, Derek Klena, Griffith Frank, Hannah Manchester, Jayson Paige, Jessica KeeNan Wynn, Joel Ward, Lesli Margherita, Lyndon Warren, Mary Jo Mundy, Ray Jessell, Scott Nevins and Zach Ford all showed up to entertain and/or cheer each other at the grand piano. In all, there have been twelve Cast Party nights at The Magic Castle, and Caruso and Stritch look forward to many more!

Look below for photo coverage of the event.

Photo Credit: Brian Putnam


SWINGIN' WITH THE MOUSE Returns To Southern California

Swingin' With The Mouse, the acclaimed jazz project inspired by classic animated films, brings the magic of jazz to the Downey Theatre on Thursday, September 29th at 8pm and The Scherr Forum in Thousand Oaks on Friday, September 30th at 2pm and 8pm.

Jaxx Theatricals Makes Its Hollywood Fringe Festival Debut With The World Premiere Of HALFWAY TO GETHSEMANE!

The Jaxx Theatre has announced the final show of their 16th anniversary season. HALFWAY TO GETHSEMANE makes its World Premiere at the Hollywood Fringe Festival.

LA's Dances With Films Celebrates 26 Years at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood

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Blue13 Dance Company Holds Playdate Dance Residency Public Performances

 Los Angeles-based Blue13 Dance Company – known for presenting aesthetically and culturally daring live performances throughout the US and abroad for over 20 years – presents two public performances of works being developed during its Playdate dance residency program. Showcases will be held at Stomping Ground (5453 Alhambra Ave) on Friday, June 23, 2023 at 7:30pm and Saturday, June 24, 2023 at 6:00pm.


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