When: Mon., Oct. 17 2011
It's complicated, but try to keep up: Followers of Broadway theater are doubtlessly familiar with Jim Caruso's Cast Party, a wildly popular weekly soirée and variety show that features the talents of pros and wannabes alike. (Some say it's the kind of shindig that would happen if David Letterman and Ed Sullivan threw a hip house party around a nine-foot grand piano.) Caruso rarely takes the show on the road, but he's bringing the party to Nighttown on Thursday, October 20. But first — and here's the point — organizers are holding an open casting call at 7 p.m. tonight, seeking local talent: singers, comedians, and novelty acts of all kinds. If you've ever dreamt of sharing the stage with the pros, this is your big break: Bring your own sheet music and prepare to wow the judges with three minutes of razzle dazzle. Not a performer but like to watch? The casting call is open to the public sans cover charge. — Cicora 12387 Cedar Rd., Cleveland Hts., 216-795-0550, tinyurl.com/CastPartyVideos.