"Jim Caruso's Cast Party" With Musical Director, Billy Stritch
Saturday, January 20, 2018
$75 and $65 ($5 off for museum members)
"Jim Caruso's Cast Party," hosted by Caruso and featuring musical director and pianist Billy Stritch, celebrates local and regional musical talent all over the globe. Cast Party is a wildly popular variety show that has brought a sprinkling of Broadway glitz and urbane wit to the legendary Birdland in New York City every Monday night for the past 15 years. Showbiz superstars hit the stage, alongside up-and-comers, serving up jaw-dropping music and general razzle-dazzle. The buoyant, sharp and charming Caruso guides the entire affair like an uber-fan, musical genius Billy Stritch holds court at the ivories. The Wall Street Journal raved, "Cast Party is the gold standard of variety shows." Recently Caruso and Stritch have taken the Party on the road, show-casing talent in London, San Francisco, Chicago, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles. Cast Party was also part of the "Jazz At Lincoln Center SongbookSeries" celebrating the Golden Age of Hollywood with an all-star cast.
The celebrities and surprises will be plentiful in this one-of-a-kind, popular"open-mic" Annenberg Theater production.