Call Me Old Fashioned: The Broadway Standards

Sunday, February 4, 2024
5:00 p.m.

Tickets: 30+under: $30 | Single tix: $75


Making his auspicious Bay Area cabaret debut, MAX VON ESSEN (Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle award nominee for American in Paris, Lincoln Center Theatre Falsettos, Evita, Les Mis), will take to the Venetian Room stage to perform his classic album of Broadway standards. A hit at Birdland, the Art House in Provincetown, Massachusetts, Manhattan's Paradise Lounge and Palm Springs' Annenberg Art Museum, the album features favorite songs from von Essen's life and career, like Gershwin songs he's known since childhood, Broadway classics like "They Say it's Wonderful" and the resplendent "On this Night of a Thousand Stars", which he sang many times, while sharing the role of Che with Ricky Martin in Evita.

Billy StritchAt the piano on February 4th will be Max's collaborator and music director (formerly Liza Minelli's "confidante" and music director) Billy Stritch, who has appeared on the Venetian Room stage with the likes of Lillias White, Christine Ebersole, Alan and Marilyn Bergman, cabaret superstar Karen Mason and others. In addition to his many engagements around the country, Billy serves as music director on many Mondays at Birdland for Jim Caruso's Cast Party.