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Coming in October, a mini-festival of Comic Cabaret, in partnership with our Italian colleagues and their festival From The Shaman to the Showman.

Coming in October, a mini-festival of Comic Cabaret, in partnership with our Italian colleagues and their festival From The Shaman to the Showman.

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.

MORE INFORMATION:
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.

About luahadar

LUA HADAR BIO Lua Hadar is a multi-lingual vocalist and actor, a teaching artist and an independent producer. She has a lifelong commitment to cultural exchange and has been inspired by collaborations in Bali, France, Italy, Japan, Russia, Switzerland and Thailand. The mission of her band, Twist, is to give audiences a sense of their common humanity. Lua has performed as a singer and actor since her New York childhood. Graduating summa cum laude with a B.A. in Theatre Performance, Lua attended the celebrated Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre and The Dalcroze School of Music, also studying with Metropolitan Opera coach, Joan Dornemann. She also holds teaching credentials and an M.A. in Education. Lua Hadar sings her own brand of cosmopolitan jazz influenced by pop, funk, folk, Latin and international cabaret. Instantly accessible and truly exotic, she has been molded by diverse international experiences. Her fascination with world cultures is reflected in the sophisticated song choices for her band, Twist. Hadar has charmed audiences from New York's Iridium Jazz Club to Bangkok's Thailand Cultural Center to the Swan Bar in Paris. She has performed numerous times at San Francisco's legendary Fairmont Hotel, as well as The Plush Room, The Rrazz Room, Jazz at Pearl's, Society Cabaret at Hotel Rex, Yoshi's Jazz Club and Feinstein's at the Nikko (Nov 2016). In addition to the Iridium, New York audiences have welcomed her home at Somethin' Jazz Club and the Cornelia Street Café in Greenwich Village. Lua performed in Italy, Spain, Switzerland, and North America during her 5-year residency as an actor and singer with two Italian theater companies. She has been an Italophile since she can remember, living in Italy several years while touring as a performer, becoming fluent in the language and falling in love with all things Italian. Hadar delivers Master Classes in interpretation and style on The Great American Songbook, part of her heritage as a native New Yorker and daughter of a musician. Her San Francisco-based Studio NPG has offered professional development for performing artists and salon concerts and events for the community, featuring teaching artists such as Broadway-TV-film star, Faith Prince, among others. OFFICIAL WEBSITE http://luahadar.com Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Lua.Hadar.with.TWIST Twitter @luahadar Youtube http://www.youtube.com/luahadar Like A Bridge Website and Blog: likeabridge.net Lua’s Blog http://www.luahadar.wordpress.com iTunes http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/siboney/id285051379?i=285051809&ign-mpt=uo=6
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