CABARET EVENTS FOR CALIFORNIA & THE WEST COAST FOR TONIGHT FROM CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE
PALM SPRINGS, CA: EMILY BERGL AT THE COPA
Emily Bergl, one of a few young actresses today who has managed to create a substantial career in film, television, and the theatre, will perform at THE COPA (244 East Amado Road, Palm Springs CA - 760-866-0021 - ) on Saturday, November 8th at 8:00 pm. Her work already includes diverse roles in comedy and drama, and characters from many different centuries. She has worked with award-winning directors on film and television including James Mangold, Antoine Fuqua, Steven Shainberg, and Jonathan Kaplan, and on stage with Doug Hughes, Daniel Sullivan, Michael Greif, Michael Mayer, and Mark Brokaw. This past year Emily returned to Broadway to star opposite Gabriel Byrne in Eugene O'Neill's "A Touch of the Poet." In the fall she can be seen in the Diane Arbus biopic "Fur," opposite Nicole Kidman. She will also appear as 'Annie' on the ABC series "Men in Trees," a comedy starring Anne Heche as a relationship expert who moves to Alaska. During the summer, Emily traveled to Alaska to research the show, which she is documenting on TVguide.com. Emily spends her free time volunteering for Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic. Call for cover/minimum information.
LOS ANGELES: LYN STANLEY CD RELEASE EVENT
The award-winning singer Lyn Stanley and an all-star jazz group (tenor-saxophonist Terry Harrington, pianist Mike Lang, bassist Mike Valerio and drummer Joe La Barbera) celebrate the release of her new recording Potions [from the 50s] at UPSTAIRS AT VITELLO'S (4349 Tujunga Avenue, Studio City, CA - 818-769-0905 - ) on Saturday, November 8th at 8:00 pm. The colorful show will be paying tribute to the jazz standards and pop songs of the great composers of the 1950s. In addition to the memorable performances, veteran songwriter and arranger Artie Butler will be making a special appearance, discussing the music of the era. There is a $30 cover plus a 2-drink minimum or dinner.
LOS ANGELES: STEVE TYRELL AT CATALINA JAZZ
Grammy Award-winning vocalist Steve Tyrell will perform at CATALINA JAZZ CLUB (6725 West Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, CA - 323-466-2210) on Thursday through Saturday, November 6th through 9th at 8:30 pm. Tyrell is truly a renaissance man. In over four decades in the music business, he has achieved great success as an artist, producer, songwriter, music supervisor, and performer. With his breakthrough performances in "Father of the Bride" and "Father of the Bride II," Steve Tyrell reinvented and re-popularized classic pop standards for a modern-day audience. With the grit and soul of a lifetime of experiences, producing hits for Grammy-winning Artists ranging from Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville, to Rod Stewart and Diana Ross, Steve himself has sold hundreds of thousands of albums and gained a passionate following all over the world. His hits "The Way You Look Tonight," "The Simple Life," "Crush On You" and "The Sunny Side of The Street," have launched thousands of weddings and millions of romances. He's held top positions at Standards, Swing, and Big Band outlets with a devoted following at key Adult Contemporary Radio. Call for cover/minimum information.
LOS ANGELES: CANDICE J. HINCKS AT THE GARDENIA
Candice J. Hincks, a critically acclaimed, award winning actress and a veteran of the L.A. theatre scene, performs at THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444) on Friday & Saturday, November 7th & 8th at 9:00 pm. Her new show "Dream" marks the sixth appearance at the Gardenia. Musical direction by Todd Schroeder, Tim Christensen on Bass and Special Guest Star, Ms. Jessica Unland will add to the fun. Ms. Hincks is a published author of Namastae, a Blessing on the Nile. As a new song writer, she has written the lyrics to Namastae (music by Bobbie Jo Curly), Like a Love Song (music by Todd Schroeder and Kevin Fisher) and co-wrote Get It, Got It, Good with Mark Winkler and music by Rich Eames soon to be released. There is an $18 cover plus a 2-drink minimum or dinner.
LOS ANGELES: THE UNAUTHORIZED MUSICAL PARODY OF SCREAM!Ava Vukic & Frank Silletti present "The Book Of Ava" (The Birth of a Modern Family) at SOCIETY CABARET AT THE HOTEL REX (562 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 - 800-982-2787 - ) on Saturday, November 8th at 7:00 pm. Dreams do come true! A father and his 10 year-old daughter make their cabaret debut in this song-filled story of their modern family. A fun and tender look at adoption, equality, marriage and the love that binds a family in our changing world. Call for cover/minimum information.
ROCKWELL: TABLE & STAGE (1714 Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA - 323-669-1550) begins its new series, The Unauthorized Musical Parodies, with a spoof of the 1996 cult horror classic, SCREAM on Friday & Saturday, November 7th & 8that 8:00 pm. This hyperbolic retelling ups the ante from the camp of the original with live on-stage blood, beyond reverent narration, and the infamous killer mask donned by our very own Screamettes. Written and directed by prolific television writers, Michael Gans & Richard Register and Special guest appearances by Modern Family's Sarah Hyland as Sidney, SCREAM arrives at Rockwell just in time to terrify and delight Los Angeles for the Halloween season. There is a $20-$50 cover.
SAN FRANCISCO: LAURA BENANTI "IN CONSTANT SEARCH OF THE RIGHT KIND OF ATTENTION"
Tony Award Winner, Laura Benanti brings her acclaimed show 'In Constant Search of the Right Kind of Attention' to San Francisco and FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) on Friday & Saturday, November 7th & 8th at 8:00 pm. The show will be featuring her favorite show tunes, new arrangements of contemporary hits and original songs including selections from an upcoming musical by Todd Almond, her Musical Director, as well as personal anecdotes and revealing stories from her life and career. She received a Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award and a Tony Award nomination for her starring role in the Broadway production of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown for Lincoln Center where she also starred in Sarah Ruhl's In the Next Room or the Vibrator Play. Other Broadway credits include her Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award Winning portrayal of Gypsy Rose Lee in Gypsy opposite Patti LuPone; Cinderella in Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods and the celebrated revival of Nine opposite Antonio Banderas. Call for cover/minimum information.
SAN FRANCISCO: AVA VUKIC & FRANK SILLETTI AT SOCIETY CABARET
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