On Sunday, February 26 at 7:30, Brevard College faculty duo Sandy and Richard Riccardi will share an evening of comedy cabaret music in the Francis Pavilion at the Porter Center for Performing Arts. Their “Slightly Scandalous” cabaret show is a PG-35, tastefully raunchy comedic romp through relationships, careers, cats, and marriages (several of them). The songs are jazzy, theatrical, and hilarious, with a few great tunes by others thrown in, but mostly Riccardi originals. The show has been received with excellent reviews at New York City cabaret houses such as the Metropolitan Room and The Triad, Germano’s of Baltimore, Davenport’s in Chicago and Society Cabaret in San Francisco. They are also known for their viral parody videos and have over 100 million views on social media.
Sandy and Richard Riccardi came to Asheville from the San Francisco area and New York, where they both had active performing and teaching careers. Soprano Sandy Riccardi worked extensively in regional theaters, as a member of the New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players at Symphony Space, and as a cabaret artist at Don’t Tell Mama and The Duplex. Composer-pianist Richard Riccardi has performed with the San Francisco Opera Orchestra, Symphony and Ballet, the National Tour of Annie, and as a collaborator with artists from Ruthann Swenson to Mel Tormé. As an educator, he was honored in Carnegie Hall with the Mr. Holland’s Opus Award for outstanding teaching in the public schools.
Sunday’s program will have limited seating, to allow an intimate cabaret experience. The performance is free and open to the public.
For more information, call the Fine Arts Division Office at 828.641.0605