CABARET COMICO: A Salute to the Comic Singer & Songwriter
The Italian Cultural Institute and New Performance Group, in collaboration with the Festival of the Shaman and the Showman and the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club, present the 2015 edition of Cabaret Comico: A Salute to the Comic Singer & Songwriter.
Friday November 13 at 7:30pm, The San Francisco Italian Athletic Club, 1630 Stockton Street, San Francisco, CA 94133 http://www.sfiac.org
San Francisco's version of Italy's comic cabaret festival, "From the Shaman to the Showman," returns for its third year with some international fun. The San Francisco Italian Athletic Club in the heart of North Beach will host the main event of CABARET COMICO, featuring some of the Bay Area's funniest singers and songwriters performing original songs and Broadway musical comedy numbers.
For the first time since its 2013 inaugural event, CABARET COMICO will welcome visitors from the "Shaman to the Showman" Festival for a truly international artistic and cultural experience. CABARET COMICO: A Salute to the Comic Singer & Songwriter, will be hosted by 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 Frantz, Paula Gianetti, Claudia Landivar, Ray Renati, Brooke Michael Smith, pianists Jason Martineau and Eryn Allen.
VIDEO of 2014 EXCERPTS: http://bit.ly/1O5iqHs
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 the Shaman to the 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. www.shomano.it
Lua Hadar's New Performance Group is dedicated to deepening intercultural communication through the performing arts, arts education and cultural 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 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, Peña Pachamama, Caffé Trieste and Jazz at Pearl's. www.newperformancegroup.org
The San Francisco Italian Athletic Club (View)
1630 Stockton Street
San Francisco, CA 94133
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