Richmond CenterStage Announces The 2012-13 U.S. TRUST Life is a Cabaret! Series, Beginning in October

Richmond CenterStage Announces The 2012-13 U.S. TRUST Life is a Cabaret! Series, Beginning in October

Richmond CenterStage today announced the lineup for its second annual U.S. TRUST Life is a Cabaret! Series: A Celebration of the Great American Song Book, which will begin on October 18 with Virginia's own Desiree Roots.

Presented by U.S. TRUST, CenterStage's sleek and sophisticated Rhythm Hall will set the stage for a series of intimate performances, complete with cabaret tables where patrons can enjoy personal food and beverage service while experiencing world-class entertainment right here in Richmond.

"We're thrilled to present such a diverse group of performers in our second Cabaret season here at CenterStage," Executive Director Richard M. Parison, Jr. said. "Each signature artist brings a unique musical perspective on the American Songbook. Whether it is Amanda McBroom's rendition of her GRAMMY Award-winning song 'The Rose' or Molly Ringwald's jazz influenced pop standards -- this impressive list of artists will build on the success of our inaugural season!"

Season Tickets are now available for this series by calling 804-592-3401.

Single Tickets for individual Cabarets will go on sale in September. Prices for all performances are below:
Lounge Seating: $27
Reserved Ticket: $40
Inner Circle Single Ticket: $52
Inner Circle Season Ticket: $208
Table Season Ticket: $135

While artists are subject to change, currently our lineup for the 2012-13 season includes:

October 18 – 20, 2012 – 7 p.m.
October 21, 2012 – 2 p.m.

Desiree Roots is well known to Richmond audiences and throughout the Eastern Seaboard for her magnificent theatrical and vocal talent. Desiree is the daughter of the late Jimmy Roots, the well-known pianist/singer from Virginia – so from an early age she was surrounded by musicians as she sang her way through the Great American Song Book.

Desiree has charmed audiences across the country as a dynamic and versatile singer and entertainer. She continues to dazzle with her interpretations of soul, jazz, theatre and pop music in an intimate cabaret setting. Don't miss this Richmond daughter in her CenterStage debut!

Tony DeSare
November 16 & 17, 2012 – 7 p.m.
November 18, 2012 – 2 p.m.

Singer, pianist and songwriter Tony DeSare – whose third CD Radio Show, was released by Telarc Records earlier this year – was named a "Rising Star" Male Vocalist in the 2010 Downbeat Critics Poll. Tony has won critical and popular acclaim for his concert performances throughout the United States as well as in Australia, Japan and Hong Kong. DeSare's noted vocal versatility thrills audiences from major jazz rooms like Birdland and the Blue Note to posh nightclubs like the Café Carlyle and Feinstein's at the Regency.

"DeSare belongs to a group of neo-traditional upstarts stretching from Harry Connick, Jr. to Michael Bublé," raves the New York Times. Tony performs with such infectious joy, wry playfulness, and robust musicality – you will see how he has earned his reputation as one of country's hottest young singer/pianists.

Molly Ringwald
Special Valentine's Day Performance – Thursday, February 14, 2013 – 7 p.m.
February 15 & 16, 2013 – 7 p.m.
February 17, 2013 – 11 a.m.; Sunday Brunch at 12:30 p.m.

Long considered a pop culture icon for her contributions to American film and television, Molly Ringwald turns her beauty and talents to the American Jazz canon. A true renaissance woman, Molly has been surrounded by music, theater, film, and literary pursuits her entire life. Making her CenterStage debut, Molly Will dazzle audiences with her jazz cabaret featuring selections from her brand new CD!

With velvet tones and a delicious sense of humor and playfulness, Molly enchants with an evening of unforgettable selections of Jazz and American Songbook favorites! You have seen her in Sixteen Candles, Pretty in Pink, The Breakfast Club and Betsy's Wedding – now don't miss your opportunity to see this shining star in a limited engagement only at CenterStage!

Amanda McBroom
April 11 – 13, 2013 – 7 p.m.
April 14, 2013 – 2 p.m.

Amanda McBroom has been called "...the greatest cabaret performer of her generation, an urban poet who writes like an angel and has a voice to match." Her name first came to the attention of the music public when Bette Midler's version of Amanda's song "The Rose" hit number one all over the world in 1979.

But it was Amanda's performance of her own song on the Golden Globes (she won), GRAMMYs (she didn't) and The Tonight Show that launched her career as a singer as well as songwriter. Her songs have been recorded by the likes of Bette Midler, LeAnn Rimes, Barry Manilow, Judy Collins, and Harry Belafonte, but audiences worldwide are dazzled by the best interpretations of McBroom songs – sung by McBroom herself. Don't miss this opportunity to see a music legend, right here at Richmond CenterStage!

** All Cabaret Artists Subject to Change

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