(Wednesday) 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
51 N. Swinton Avenue
The Crest Theatre at Old
The Crest Theatre at Old School Square is welcomes the return of Jim Caruso’s Cast Party, “An Extreme Open Mic” with Billy Stritch at the piano. Direct from the legendary Birdland in New York City, it’s the “on the road” version of Cast Party, a wildly popular weekly soiree since 2003. Come experience a new Delray Beach version in the intimate Crest Theatre!
Wednesday, April 12th at 8 pm; tickets $35 (reserved seating).
Exclusive table seating also available at 4 tables (set in the front of the stage) for up to 5 guests each. Cost is $250 per table and must be purchased directly through the Box Office at 561-243-7922, ext. 1. Includes a bottle of wine and table service.
Jim Caruso’s Cast Party, hosted by Caruso and musical director Billy Stritch, celebrates local musical and variety talent. The night begins with an unforgettable performance by Broadway veterans, Jim Caruso and Billy Stritch, followed by impromptu performances by some of South Florida’s best singers and musical theatre performers.
This will be the fourth time The Crest Theatre has welcomed Cast Party to town. Host Caruso says, “Billy and I have been thrilled at the turnout of extraordinary musical talent that has taken part in these magical nights. The audience has been dazzled by top-notch performances of Broadway, jazz and pop tunes. Anything can happen at the Delray Beach Cast Party!”
Three Cast Party events have been scheduled:
Thursday, March 23 at 8 p.m.
Wednesday, April 12 at 8 p.m.
Tuesday, May 23 at 8 p.m.
JIM CARUSO made his Broadway debut alongside Liza Minnelli in the Tony Award-winning, Grammy-nominated Liza’s At The Palace!, singing, dancing and celebrating the music and arrangements of Kay Thompson and the Williams Brothers. His recent cd, “The Swing Set,” was called “a top drawer, first-rate swinger” by Jazz Times. For his nightclub work, Jim has won six MAC Awards for his sold-out shows at Birdland, Arci’s Place, the Oak Room at The Algonquin Hotel and the Russian Tea Room.
BILLY STRITCH is one of the premier singer-pianists on the New York and national jazz and cabaret scene. His most recent solo show, a tribute to Cy Coleman garnered rave reviews in New York and London, prompting Jarieth O’Connell of The American Online in London to write “His ease, his craft, his way with an audience and his sheer good taste make this an object lesson in what good Cabaret should be about.” His latest solo CD release is “Billy Stritch Sings Mel Tormé,” a salute to one of his musical heroes. He served as co-producer on Liza’s recordings “Gently” and “Confessions” and is featured on numerous albums including Linda Lavin’s “Possibilities,” “Sunday In New York” with Christine Ebersole, and “Dreaming of a Song – the Music of Hoagy Carmichael” with Klea Blackhurst.
CAST PARTY “on the road” has celebrated talent in London, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Francisco and on the high seas with the Dave Koz & Friends Jazz Cruises. Caruso has also hosted Very Special All-Star Cast Party events for Jazz At Lincoln Center and twice at The Town Hall in NYC. He and Billy Stritch perform regularly at Bemelmans Bar at The Carlyle Hotel, and his radio segment, “A New York Minute” is heard weekly on Legends 100.3 FM. www.jim-caruso.com.