This past Wednesday and Thursday, host Jim Caruso and musical director Billy Stritch oversaw another Hollywood edition of Cast Party, the wildly successful open mic night, which tours the country celebrating local talent. The event, made up of impromptu musical performances, has been running every Monday at Birdland in New York City for the past eight years.
Talented folks like Melissa Manchester, John Tartaglia, Kimberley Locke, Michael Orland, Daisy Eagan, Erin Quill, Gerald McCullouch, Julia Murney, Danny Gurwin, Todd Buonopane, Rena Strober, Victoria Oscar, Adam DeGroff, Ashley Cueller, Erich Bergen, Kate Linder, Kate Flannery, Bob Garrett, Brenda Moore, Brenna Whitaker, Carla Bordonada, Cortes Alexander, Darci Monet, Derek Klena, Griffith Frank, Hannah Manchester, Jayson Paige, Jessica KeeNan Wynn, Joel Ward, Lesli Margherita, Lyndon Warren, Mary Jo Mundy, Ray Jessell, Scott Nevins and Zach Ford all showed up to entertain and/or cheer each other at the grand piano. In all, there have been twelve Cast Party nights at The Magic Castle, and Caruso and Stritch look forward to many more!
Look below for photo coverage of the event.
Photo Credit: Brian Putnam