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Jim Caruso's Cast Party Palm Springs with Billy Stritch at the piano Saturday, February 26
The Purple Room (Inside Club Trinidad Resort)
Palm Springs, CA
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Jim Caruso's Cast Party Palm Springs with Billy Stritch at the piano Saturday, February 26

ALL SALES ARE FINAL. There are no refunds or exchanges

Dinner at 6pm, Show at 8pm.

Jim Carusos Cast Party is the best thing to happen to nightlife since prohibition ended.

Jim Carusos Cast Party with Billy Stritch at the Piano!

Cast Party is a wildly popular happening that has brought Broadway glitz and urbane wit to the legendary Birdland in New York City every Monday night since 2003.  It is the ultimate spot to mix and mingle with show folk and the people who love them. Cast Party is a hilariously impromptu variety show/open mic where showbiz superstars and up-and-comers deliver jaw-dropping musical performances and razzle-dazzle.  You just never know WHO will show up!
*Interested open mic participants can learn more about the event and sign up to secure a spot by emailing the host at caruso212@aol.com.

Legendary showman Jim Caruso guides the entire affair with razor-sharp humor and the unbridled enthusiasm of an uber-fan, and musical genius Billy Stritch holds court at the baby grand.  But the real fun starts when the audience participates in the onstage festivities.  Theatrical legends, jazzers, cabaret divas, starry-eyed tourists and kids right off the bus take to the stage and entertain each other.  If you have a voice, a dream and some sheet music, your Cast Party moment awaits.

Caruso and Stritch have also taken the show on the road, and celebrated talent in London, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Nashville, San Francisco, Chicago, Austin, Dallas, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Miami, as well as very special all-star events at The Town Hall and Jazz at Lincoln Center in Manhattan.  Cast Party has been honored with nine BroadwayWorld Awards, a MAC Award, Bistro Award, and a Nightlife Award.

Press Quotes

Cast Party is show business heaven!  The New York Times
Cast Party is a freewheeling, off-hours Broadway playground.  The New York Times
Cast Party is showbiz mecca.  The LA Times
The gold-standard of open mic nights.  Wall Street Journal
A vital pulse point of the musical-theater bloodstream.  Every week, a star or a standard might be born.  Time Out New York
The King of Showbiz hosts the mother of all open mic nightsJim Caruso has some of the slickest and quickest commentary Ive ever heard.  London Jazz News
Ace pianist Billy Stritch and funny, fast-thinking Jim Caruso pool their talents for a nimble, nonstop, musical show-biz bonanza with as much rhythm and class as the feet of Astaire.  The New York Observer

Celeb Quotes

A few years ago my friend Jim Caruso created something called Cast Party, a cross-section of Broadway singers, actors, producers and fans, who have the communal experience of getting up to perform. Cast Party is so different from reality shows or American Idol.  Ive never seen anybody treated cruelly, and people are appreciated for who they are. From someone arriving in New York just off the bus all the way to Liza Minnelli; people get to express themselves without artifice. I never stop learning there! When kids ask me for advice, I say the best thing you can do is to find a place to perform and do it on a regular basis.  
Michael Feinstein, Michael Feinstein's American Songbook, PBS

Cast Party is a success because of Jim Caruso and the affection the theatrical community feels for him.  Hes talented and funny and tenacious and bright. Cast Party is exactly how I pictured New York nightlife when I dreamed of being on Broadway!
-  Liza Minnelli

You kids are helping keep the American Songbook alive!
-Tony Bennett

Cast Party is cabaret church, and Jim Caruso is its Irreverent Reverend.
-Ann Hampton Callaway

It's rare to be in a lively room where performers cheer each other on. Welcome to Cast Party!
-Melissa Manchester

My heart exploded over all the aspiring singers having their moments!  Jim made me realize that honoring the history of this music will never get old, that what I do is more important than I realized, and that theres endless room for humor, wit and joy alongside serious artistry.
-Jane Monheit

This is like a high-class, high-tuned Lamborghini-style automobile up here. There are certain kinds of bands you cannot take on the racetrack, because they just wont respond to the curves.
-Kurt Elling



All ticketed shows require an advance ticket purchase.

The Purple Room offers cabaret-style seating. If your party size is smaller then the total number of seats a table holds, you may be seated with other individuals. Please pay special attention to choose your seats in the zone that matches your seating preference.

Each ticket purchased includes an automatic dinner reservation. You do not need to make a separate reservation for dining.

Please plan to arrive at least 90 minutes before the show for dinner and 60 minutes before the show for drinks only.

Please review your selections carefully including performance date, table location and quantity of seats asALL SALES ARE FINAL. There are no refunds or exchanges.


The Purple Room (Inside Club Trinidad Resort) (View)
1900 E. Palm Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs, CA 92264
United States



Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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