International cultural exchange brings
Cabaret Comico 2014 to Society Cabaret at Hotel Rex
Friday and Saturday, October 17-18, 2014
San Francisco’s version of Italy’s comic cabaret festival, From the Shaman to the Showman, returns this year with double the fun. Society Cabaret presents two different nights of the Bay Area’s funniest singers and songwriters performing original songs and comic numbers from musical theater in the 2014 edition of Cabaret Comico: A salute to comic singers and songwriters, hosted by G. Scott Lacy and Lua Hadar.
October 26, 2013 marked Chapter One of the international cultural exchange for the production of CABARET COMICO, a partnership of San Francisco’s SOCIETY CABARET with the Italian Centro Culturale Teatro Camuno, and their Festival Dallo Sciamano allo Showman (From the Shaman to the Showman), the cabaret festival of original comic songs and songwriters. The word ‘comic’ is key; in Italy all cabaret is comic.
WHO: San Francisco Bay’s Funniest Singers and Songwriters, Hosts: G.Scott Lacy and Lua Hadar
WHAT: Cabaret Comico 2014, in partnership with Italian Comic Cabaret Festival Dallo Sciamano allo Showman
WHERE: Society Cabaret at Hotel Rex Union Square, 562 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94102
WHEN: Two different shows, Friday and Saturday, October 17-18 at 8pm (doors at 7pm)
WHY: Laughter is good for you
HOW: Tickets at Ticketmaster http://bit.ly/1lX2JJ5 and by calling 415-857-1896
Friday Night Program, October 17, 2014, 8:00 PM Cabaret Comico: A Salute to Comic Singers and Songwriters. Special Guest Stars: Candace Forest, Paul Frantz, Diane Merlino, Nancy Schimmel, and Bobby Weinapple, Beth Wilmurt.
Saturday Night Program, October 18, 2014, 8:00 PM Cabaret Comico: A Salute to Comic Singers and Songwriters. Special Guest Stars: Marilyn Cooney, Bill Cooper, Barry Lloyd, Lauren Mayer, Darlene Popovic, and Ray Renati.
Now in it’s 11th year in Italy’s Valle Camonica, Dallo Sciamano allo Showman is a co-production of Centro Culturale Teatro Camuno and the renowned festival of original song and songwriters, Club Tenco. Featuring many stars as well as emerging artists, it has been covered by Italian National Television RAI. The Valle Camonica, in the Lombardy Region of northern Italy, boasts a UNESCO site of prehistoric rock carvings, which have greatly influenced local artists and scholars, among them festival producer Nini Giacomelli and her creative team, who see the performer as a kind of shaman, healing the audience through laughter.
Society Cabaret enters its second year of international co-production to expand last year’s 1-night pilot project to a 2-night event, with this year’s edition of Cabaret Comico. The star attraction at San Francisco’s Hotel Rex Union Square, Society Cabaret’s 75-seat house is a gem of a performance space, with sound, lights, a grand piano, cabaret tables, a full bar and a terrific kitchen. Society Cabaret’s four founding partners combine their individual artistic expertise to bring a cooperative vision to their thriving performance venue.
Lua Hadar’s New Performance Group is dedicated to deepening intercultural communication through the performing arts, arts education and exchange with the goal to bring an awareness of our common humanity to audiences and participants. New Performance Group has produced classes, performances, CDs, community events, international exchange and a DVD in its 20-year history. Nominated for an Independent Music Award, Lua Hadar is a vocalist, emcee and indie producer with a long history of performing both abroad (Italy, France, Thailand and more) and in New York and San Francisco, including at legendary North Beach music venues such as The Purple Onion, Peña Pachamama, Caffé Trieste and Jazz at Pearl’s.
Since 1987 Lua Hadar’s New Performance Group has maintained a cultural dialogue and collaboration with Nini Giacomell’s Centro Culturale Teatro Camuno. In partnership with G. Scott Lacy’s new Society Cabaret in San Francisco, they look forward to October 17-18, 2014 when an expanded version of CABARET COMICO will tickle San Francisco’s funny bone.