I got this email from the California Musical Theater today on The Cosmopolitan at 10th and K.
I've long hoped K Street between 13th and 10th could be lined with theater space of all genres and sizes. This is just another step toward a true theater district. There are a few already with The Crest, IMax, Community Center and now Cosmopolitan Cabaret, but there is room for more.
There are a couple other smaller buildings in the area that I think would make for a great transformation from office space to theater space similar to what happen here. (one of these days I'm going to remember to bring a camera when I am out)
One thing I am interested to find out is how long "Forever Plaid” will be able to run? They have set it up as opened ended which means there is no close date set. While they are selling tickets for the first 4 months of the show, they will continue to run the show as long as attendance is good.
I don't know if anyone else that has done this is Sacramento before. Maybe one of the smaller theaters?
The Cosmopolitan Cabaret theatre will open in the building that once housed the historic Woolworth department store on the southeast corner of 10th and K streets (map), now being renovated by David S. Taylor Interests. The building, called The Cosmopolitan, (www.SacCosmo.com) will also include Cosmo Restaurant and Bar, a New York-style theatre district dining experience from the Paragary Restaurant Group, and Social, a plush, modern nightclub and lounge featuring a rooftop patio by Randy Paragary and Bob Simpson.
The Cabaret will fill a niche in the region’s theatre scene by providing an upscale yet casual venue that will recall the golden age of metropolitan nightlife – perfect for musicals with two to six cast members. The theatre will have 23 tables of four and 115 seats arranged in a traditional-theatre configuration (seating chart) Pre-performance cocktail service in the theatre will be provided by Cosmo Restaurant and Bar.
The Cosmopolitan Cabaret’s production of “Forever Plaid” will be directed and choreographed by Guy Stroman, an original member of the New York cast, who has previously directed several long-running productions of the musical around the country. “Forever Plaid” is the deliciously goofy and charming story of The Plaids, a classic 1950s all-male singing group who were killed in a car crash on the way to their first big gig! Audiences will be rolling in the aisles and tapping their toes as The Plaids are miraculously revived to perform the concert-that-never-was in the hilariously nostalgic musical. They perform precision harmonies, squabble boyishly and execute their delightfully outlandish choreography with over-zealous precision. The Plaids perform some of the greatest hits of the 1950s: “Catch a Falling Star,” “Three Coins in the Fountain,” “Love Is a Many Splendored Thing” and “Magic Moments.”
“Forever Plaid” will open The Cosmopolitan Cabaret on September 28, 2008, for an open-ended run. Tickets for the first four months of performances will be available exclusively to Music Circus and Broadway Sacramento subscribers beginning Monday, April 21, at the Wells Fargo Pavilion Box Office or by phone at (916) 557-1999. Tickets will be available to the general public beginning Monday, July 14. For discounts on groups of 12 or more, please call (916) 557-1198. Tickets are $32 for Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursday evenings ($52 for front row table seating) and $37 for Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings and Saturday and Sunday matinees ($57 for front row table seating).
For more information, please visit Cosmopolitan Cabaret
1000 K Street
COMING SEPTEMBER 2008
Downtown's most sophisticated dining, entertainment and social hub
- under one roof.
Located in the boldly renovated 1956 Woolworth Building, The Cosmopolitan's modern take on retro takes center stage on K Street. Live Musical Theater, Theater District Dining. Rooftop Nightclub and Lounge.
The Night is Young.
CALIFORNIA MUSICAL THEATRE
California Music Theatre launches its first completely new professional theatre experience in 20 years. Matching the re-emerging vitality of Downtown Sacramento, the producer of Music Circus and Broadway Sacramento is creating the Cosmopolitan Cabaret, a 200-seat, upscale yet casual space and a perfect environment for intimate musical theatre. The Cabaret will allow audience members the comfort of either table seating or bar-style seating to enjoy cocktails and refreshments during the performance in a modern metropolitan surrounding.
The Cosmo Restaurant
PARAGARY RESTAURANT GROUP
Cosmo Restaurant and Bar brings a New York-style theater district dining experience to downtown Sacramento. The diverse menu will feature steaks, chops, seafood, chicken, pasta and deli-style sandwiches. Full take-out services will be available to surrounding businesses, including delivery and catering. Select menu items will be served in the adjacent Cosmopolitan Cabaret.
A RANDY PARAGARY AND BOB SIMPSON PRODUCTION
Plush, modern nightclub and lounge featuring a rooftop outdoor patio. Nightly DJs and dancing.