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Cabaret Comico: A Salute To The Comic Singer & Songwriter
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San Francisco, CA, USA, November 13, 2015
Cabaret Comico 2015
A Salute to the Comic Singer & Song Writer
Cabaret Comico, San Francisco’s version of Italy’s great comic cabaret festival, From Shaman to Showman, returns for its third year.
The San Francisco Italian Athletic Club in the heart of North Beach will host the main event of Cabaret Comico on November 13 with original songs and Broadway comedy tunes performed by 16 of the Bay Area’s funniest singers and songwriters. And for the first time since its 2013 inaugural event, Cabaret Comico welcomes visitors from the Shaman to Showman festival.
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to UNCHR ITALY U.N for critical refugee relief, unhcr.org/pages/49e48e996.html
CABARET COMICO FESTIVAL EVENTS:
• Thursday, November 12, Santa Rosa High School Italian Education Program Event
• Friday, November 13, 7:30 p.m. Cabaret Comico Concert of Comic Song
• Sunday, November 15, 4:00 p.m. Songwriter’s Showcase & Organic Dinner
Friday, November 13, 7:30 p.m. Cabaret Comico Concert of Comic Song. Original songs and Broadway comedy tunes performed by 16 of the Bay Area’s funniest singers and songwriters.
Produced and hosted by Lua Hadar, Cabaret Comico stars Rita Abrams, Kikelomo Adedeji, Nan Ayers Lauralee Brown, Cecilia Capanna, Candace Forest & the Wild Women (Allison Lovejoy, Alexis Lane Jensen, Beth Wilmurt), Paul James Frantz, Paula Gianetti, Lua Hadar, Claudia Landivar, Ray Renali, Brooke Michael Smith. With pianists Jason Martineau and Eryn Allen.
Italian Athletic Club, 1630 Stockton Street. Tickets $20-35 at the door tonight from 7:00pm. Show at 7:30pm. Good seats available.
OUR SECOND EVENT:
Sunday, November 15, 4:00 p.m. Songwriter’s Showcase & Organic Dinner.
The Songwriter’s Showcase, in collaboration with Lauralee Brown of the West Coast Songwriters Organization, brings local Bay Area songwriters and the public together with guests from two Italian music festivals at Peńa Pachamama, North Beach’s historic and intimate cabaret and world music club. Prix fixe dinner $29.95 (+tax/tip). Information: http://newperformancegroup.org/songwriters-showcase/
Peńa Pachamama, 1630 Powell Street. Reservations: http://pachamamacenter.org or 415-646-0018.
CABARET COMICO FESTIVAL
VIDEO of 2014 EXCERPTS: http://bit.ly/1O5iqHs
Since 1988 Lua Hadar's New Performance Group has maintained a cultural dialogue and collaboration with Nini Giacomelli's Centro Culturale Teatro Camuno.
SHORT BLURB: The Italian Cultural Institute and New Performance Group, in partnership with the festival From Shaman to Showman and The San Francisco Italian Athletic Club, present the 2015 edition of Cabaret Comico: A Salute to the Comic Singer & Songwriter. FRIDAY, NOV 13 at 7:30pm: A full evening of original comic song and Broadway comedy tunes, hosted by vocalist and emcee Lua Hadar. STARRING: Rita Abrams, Kikelomo Adedeji, Nan Ayers, Lauralee Brown, Cecilia Capanna, Candace Forest & The Wild Women (Allison Lovejoy, Alexis Lane Jensen, Beth Wilmurt), Paul James Frantz, Paula Gianetti, Lua Hadar, Claudia Landivar, Ray Renati, Brooke Michael Smith, with pianists Jason Martineau and Eryn Allen. The San Francisco Italian Athletic Club,1630 Stockton Street, San Francisco. sfiac.org Tickets available at the door tonight at 7pm. Show 7:30pm. Full bar!
SUNDAY, NOV.15 at 4pm: Songwriter’s Showcase & Organic Dinner. Peńa Pachamama, 1630 Powell Street, San Francisco. Reservations: penapachamama.com or call 415-646-0018. Showcase Info: newperformancegroup.org/songwriters-showcase/
MORE INFORMATION AND LINKS:
Cabaret Comico Host Committee:
Rita Abrams, Richard Armanino, Rachelle Axel, Renee Baldocchi, John & Katie Balestreri, Supervisor London Breed, Gary Bukovnik, Supervisor Julie Christensen, Dave Clark, J. Rosalynn Smith-Clark, Tom DeCaigny, Francesca di Grazia Vietor, Leonora Di Mauro, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Debi Green, Bill Hinkle, Chad Jones, Susan Nelson Kendall, Sally & Phil Kipper, Nickolas Marinelli, Meg Mackay & Billy Philadephia, Emil Miland, Patrizia Mosca Balma, Luca Prete, Society Cabaret, Mauro Aprile Zanetti
October 26, 2013 marked Year One of an international cultural exchange for the production of Cabaret Comico, a partnership of San Francisco's Society Cabaret and New Performance Group with the Italian Centro Culturale Teatro Camuno, and their festival Dallo Sciamano allo Showman (From Shaman to Showman), the Italian cabaret festival of original comic songs and songwriters. In 2014, Cabaret Comico was awarded a Certificate of Honor from San Francisco’s Mayor Ed Lee. The word ‘comic’ is key here; in Italy all cabaret is comic.
Now in it’s 13th year in Italy’s Vallecamonica, 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 Camonica Valley (Vallecamonica), 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, a communicator who heals the audience through laughter.
Lua Hadar’s New Performance Group is dedicated to deepening intercultural communication through the performing arts, arts education and cultural exchange 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 independent 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, Peńa Pachamama, Caffé Trieste & Jazz at Pearl’s.
NEW PERFORMANCE GROUP
Lua Hadar, Artistic Director/Producer
Candace Forest – Associate Producer
Cecilia Capanna, Assistant Producer
CENTRO CULTURALE TEATRO CAMUNO (Dallo Sciamano allo Showman Festival)
Nini Giacomelli, Artistic Director/Producer
Bibi Bertelli, Host and Festival Coordinator